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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MusicJunkie, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
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    Hello all! I haven't been on these forums since the OG Evo days--and a little while over at the Samsung Galaxy S III area too!

    I have an issue, unfortunately. :( I was given the HTC Evo 4G LTE by a friend to test out (he's a huge HTC fan) to hopefully replace my Samsung Galaxy S III (he doesn't like Sammy at all). I unlocked my bootloader via the HTC Dev site, rooted it (I literally forgot the method I used), installed TWRP recovery, but I still have S-on.

    My issue is that regardless of what [correct] rom I flash, I get a bootloop on the loading screen. Example, if I have stock sense installed, it gets to the Sprint logo and then restarts over again.

    I was trying to flash the lastest stable release of Cyanogenmod for the LTEvo but to no avail. I read later (probably should've read first) that if I have S-on then I have to flash the kernel separately. I tried flashing the kernel separately and still to no avail. I even tried to flash ViperROM and the Viper IMG Flasher--the rom flashed successfully but the IMG flasher failed every time, yet it still bootloops.

    My HBOOT is 2.09, the radio is 1.13.11.0830, and the most recent build I had was 3.17.xxx.x. All I want to do at the moment is return the phone to stock, re-locked (or just locked if that's possible), unrooted working order. I've read all that I can and I still don't know what I'm doing wrong regarding this phone :/.

    Thank you guys for your input and help, in advance!

    P.S. What does it mean by "This build is for development purposes only do not distribute outside of HTC without HTC's permission" when loading the phone?
     



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  2. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

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  3. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
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    Installed successfully (again) but keeps rebooting to the HTC quietly brilliant screen with the "this build is for development purposes only. Do not distribute outside of HTC without HTC's written permission. Failure to comply may lead to legal actions" text underneath.
     
  4. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    The red text underneath is just a result of unlocking the bootloader, no worries about that. :)

    The thing you will need to do now is extract the kernel and flash it through ADB and fastboot.

    I'm currently mobile, once I get the chance to sit down again, I'll link you to our guide for acompkishing this.
     
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  5. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
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    Thanks SOOOO much! I don't want to tell my friend "hey, so I kinda soft bricked the phone and everything I try doesn't work....*nervous grin and chuckle*" LOL
     
  6. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    No worries, always willing to help. :)

    Here is the guide for flashing kernels through fastboot ADB:
    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-lte-all-things-root/606748-how-install-kernels-h-boot-1-15-a.html

    Follow this guide for extracting and flashing the kernel while S-on, and it should work.

    If this doesn't work, we'll have to try the RUU.
     
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  7. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
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    So, I officially love you (in the most platonic/agape way possible)! Flashing the kernel with option 1 worked flawlessly! I know how to do ADB now too! I learned 2 things in this whole process with HTC, lol.

    If I want to flash the lastest build of Cyanogenmod, I'd have to flash the rom and move the boot.img to the sdk tool and push it that way as well?
     
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  8. Granite1

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    I'm pretty sure you can. I haven't been s-on in quite a while, so I'm not 100%.

    Follow the same procedure, flash the rom, clear the cache and Dalvik cache, reboot the bootloader, enter fastboot, flash the kernel via ADB. Should work. :)
     
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  9. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
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    I definitely will try! Thanks again for all of your help! I miss the friendly nature of these forums. XDA can be a little rough. And I rarely even go there lol
     
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  10. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    Pleasure was all mine! :D

    Our friendly atmosphere is the core of the forums, always will be. :)
     
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  11. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Long time no see junkie! :D
     
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  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

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  13. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
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    Very long time! lol
     
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  15. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    Ok let us know how that goes.......good luck
     
  16. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
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    It's definitely going to have to be tomorrow after work because I have to download the 3.16 stock rom to use moonshine and it's taking forever. I'll let you all know how the process goes.

    Also, is there supposed to be an official Sense 5 update for the LTEvo? I mostly focus on the SGS3 because that's the main one I use and I've been out of the loop on the LTEvo.
     
  17. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    Yep.....checkout our stickies........there is one for sense and a KitKat rom as well.
     
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  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Wait - if you're on 3.17, why downgrade to 3.16 and then moonshine?

    Why not just use http://Rumrunner.us/?

    I don't get it.

    If the OTA was taken to get to 3.17 before rooting began, I don't think that moonshine is going to work anyway.
     
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  19. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    wait yeah i missed that......good catch EM.

    yeah there is no need to downgrade if you are on the latest firmware. you can use rumrunner to root the latest firmware.
     
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  20. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
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    I think I had tried it before and it didn't work for me. I'll give it a go now that I have it working again thanks to you all lol Also, I noticed you ALL are mods now, lol. Congrats!
     
  21. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
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    Everything worked flawless and I'm s-off. No more having to ADB the kernel, lol.
     
  22. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  23. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Welcome to the side of truth and justice. :)
     
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  24. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    Awesome sauce!!

    Like EM said, welcome to the club! :D
     

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