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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by budmonster, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. budmonster

    budmonster Guest
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    How do you unroot the Rezound after you the HTCdev method? I have SU installed and need to remove root entirely and lock the bootloader back up so I can return my Rezound for a new one. I need to do this tonight.

    I'd appreciate some help or a hand in the right direction, a guide/tutorial, whatever.

    Thanks a lot guys!
     



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  2. MrSmith317

    MrSmith317 Android Enthusiast

    uninstall superuser
    fastboot oem lock the phone in hboot just like you did to unlock it.
     
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  3. budmonster

    budmonster Guest
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    Could you give me a step by step, I do apologize, I just want to make sure that I unroot properly and get rid of any trace. I really appreciate it.
     
  4. maximus20895

    maximus20895 Member

    It will still say unlocked I believe regardless.
     
  5. budmonster

    budmonster Guest
    Thread Starter

    yeah but i believe you can still remove su and unroot.
     
  6. budmonster

    budmonster Guest
    Thread Starter

    ruu was easy lol, unrooted correctly, i believe.
     
  7. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    so how do you re lock the bootloader to flash the ruu?
     
  8. budmonster

    budmonster Guest
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    same was as you unlocked it. they never look to see if your rooted anyways. i took my rezound back, i could have left my phone rooted that would have never even noticed, they are idiots, well most of them. i new to how relock it, i dont know why i had a mental block at the time.
     
  9. MrSmith317

    MrSmith317 Android Enthusiast

    Follow the instructions on HTCDev.com but when it tells you to do the fastboot command, instead run "fasboot oem lock". Then run the RUU.
     
  10. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    so i typed the command fastboot oem lock and now I have in pink at the top of the phone **Relocked**
    **Security Warning**

    and it won't boot past the boot loader

    also when I run the RUU to return to stock, it says main version too old
     
  11. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    the relocked and security warning are typical of what happens when you lock the bootloader while on custom or modified software. the bootloader and radio are checking each other,and the software when s-on and it will NOT boot anything but the current software,thus trapping you in fastboot/hboot.

    what is your hboot, and what RUU are you trying to run? if youre on OTA firmware(hboot 2.11.0000) then you will have to run that RUU(2.01.605.11),you cant run an older one. the bootloader should allow the RUU that matches itself to flash,even if it finds a higher main version number in custom software. :eek:

    your 2 options when you have a security warning are:
    1)run the appropriate RUU
    2)re-unlock. you can use your original unlock code. :)

    hope that helps :)

    edit: if youre trying to run a PH98IMG,you might try running the .exe and see if it behaves any differently.
     
  12. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    thanks scotty, and as usual I freaked out and asked before I fully researched, so I think i have it figured out. My hboot it 2.11 and I was trying to flash an earlier ruu, so thats why I kept getting the error. Thanks for the response. God I don't remember this being this complicated! :eek:
     
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The HTC Rezound release date was November 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 1620mAh battery.

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