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  1. mprasolov

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    So I recently bought a Nexus 5 and I had to put my Evo V 4G (3D) into retirement. I could use with a little extra change, so I thought I could maybe get $100 for it and a few extra batteries on eBay.

    Of course, it was running unofficial CM, so I needed to flash everything to stock, so naturally I went for the RUU.

    Now, keep in mind, it has been a LONG time since I have messed with ANY HTC device hacking so treat me as a noob from here on out.

    Mistake 1: I tried to flash the RUU using CM. It gave a USB connectivity error, but I'm assuming you need to be on a stock ROM.

    Mistake 2: Using Juponutbear hboot, I [HIGH]fastboot oem lock[/HIGH]ed and now I can't use the bootloader! :mad:

    Mistake 3: I could still somehow get to recovery where I made a nandroid, and then clean wiped and flashed a deodexed version of stock. Unfortunately, BOOT LOOP! I'm guessing stock doesn't play friendly with the hboot version I have, or I just screwed EVERTHING up.

    I think I can still access fastboot, so I can still access recovery, and I probably can flash hboots or others as well. But I'm going to see if anyone can just hint me in the right direction before I make Mistake 4.

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
     

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    Just put the phone into fastboot mode via the bootloader. Run the RUU.exe to return to stock.

    Then fastboot oem lock to relock the bootloader.

    I'd leave s-off but that should be all you need to RUU.

    Let me know if you need anything more detailed. For someone that's s-off, I figured that would do.
     
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    Problem is he locked the bootloader while he was on Juopunutbear.
     
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    Hey! Nexus 5!

    Anyways, I messed up the bootloader so that when I even try to reboot to bootloader using button combos or adb/fastboot commands, it automatically goesto fastboot, even if not plugged it. If I try to go to bootloader from fastboot, the whole thing freezes up!

    In the first post, I mentioned that I did oem lock, but that caused the problem in the first place with the bootloader.
     
  5. Brian706

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    It shouldn't matter if you lock the bootloader while on JuopunutBear bootloader. You wouldn't even be able to tell.

    That's fine if it goes to fastboot, that's where you want to be anyway.

    You want to be in fastboot USB mode to run the RUU.

    (yeah, I went from this phone, well, Evo 3d, to nexus 5 :))
     
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    I wasn't sure if I could run the RUU while in fastboot or not, I thought it would have to be in some OS to reboot into fastboot or it wouldn't work!

    I'll try this later tonight!
     
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    Excuse me if this is a stupid question. But is there a reason to unroot before selling a phone? I would think that a rooted phone would be more desirable.
     
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    In the condition I had it in, it wasn't even close to stock and that's what I was trying to fix.
     
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    So apparently the bootloader unbricked itself overnight :thinking: and I could get at it from Power-DownVol. I then used the bootloader RUU .zip from here and just let it update!

    Thanks for all of the help guys!
     
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    I can understand that. And I am not trying to stir up any issues. But I am in the situation of getting rid of my EVO V 4G. I just honestly want to know, if I should make it stock or keep it rooted. To me, it seems more desirable in a rooted state. But maybe I am wrong, or there is some other issue with selling a phone that is rooted.
     
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