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Root Need Newest RUU NOW!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by richking34, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. ramjet73

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    You wouldn't want to flash the Sprint RUU to a VM phone since there are firmware pieces that are definitely different between the two versions. Some Evo 3D users flashed all the VM firmware when it was "leaked" last May and had traces of the VM configuration that were extremely difficult to undo. And the Sprint RUU wouldn't flash on an EVO V unless you changed the CID in the firmware zip file and then it wouldn't be signed by HTC anymore so S-ON users couldn't flash it.

    It is, but that's not the only check that's being performed. It also verifies the CID, main version (mainver) and hboot version and won't flash for S-ON users if any of those checks fail.

    The bottom line is there is no RUU that S-ON users that have taken the March OTA can flash at this time.

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    Yes, it's signed which is why you can run an RUU as a PG86IMG.zip even if you are s-on. But as part of its security checks, it will not allow you to downgrade firmware. So the only RUU available is for hboot 1.57, and the new OTA puts you on hboot 1.58. It sees that you are trying to downgrade and won't allow you to run it.
     
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    I'd like to get a way to be able to start to figure out how these RUU's are leaked in the first place. From my understanding (mainly from a post down at XDA), the RUU's are leaked from friends of friends (possibly more extended) down at HTC. I would think that HTC would have some type of online server hidden somewhere that hosts these wonderful files but that's mainly wishful thinking I would think :(.
     
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    If that's the case, they would probably be from a tech with the carrier themselves, they would need them on a daily basis for repairing customers devices and working in a carrier store doesn't exactly pay top notch. :rolleyes:
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    Lol, all I'm asking is how can I contribute to the "latest ruu problem" really. I really would love to help in this issue by providing something a lot of people asked for including myself (though not directly on the forums)
     
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    There was a post by a VM user on XDA that said he has already received a replacement device from VM that had the current OTA installed. I really doubt that the techs at VM are flashing the original RUU and installing both the OTA's, but you never know. :D

    LOL!

    I'm not sure exactly what you're saying but if you have connections with Sprint/VM techs and want to "leak" the RUU's to me I'd be happy to PM my email address and post the files where other people can download them. ;)

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    I only wish! xD

    I did however send another politeness request for it, so it would probably either be that or nothing.. until someone who does have these connections comes along haha
     
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    I'm not optimistic but thanks for trying. :thumbup:

    We actually got the Sprint 2.89.651.2 RUU from a Chinese website as documented in this XDA thread. I have no idea how the OP found that link but I've been googling for "RUU_Shooter_ICS_35_S_Sprint_WWE_2.95.651.5" almost every day. ;)

    BTW, I just noticed that there is a slight difference in the build number between the March OTA's for Sprint and VM. The Sprint version is 2.95.651.5 and the VM version is 2.95.652.5. I think the third level of the version number is the device identifier.

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    They link'd me to their terms website, lol. I told them I'm planning to sell the phone and want it 100% restored as it came with out of the box. They also wanted the IMEI number... :S

    Awaiting their reply..

    edit: they want me to contact the RMA department to 100% restore it.. aint noone got time for that junk
     
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