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Unrooting and ran into a snag

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by theRealist, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. theRealist

    theRealist Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I need to go totally back to stock so I can take my EVO in to get a new one due to multiple mechanical issues (can't get beyond 10 hours of battery life even in Airplane mode, my USB port is damaged and my loud speaker is blown out). The issue I'm dealing with currently is a problem in the unrooting process, but here's all the info I can provide for my phone first:

    v2.3.5
    Baseband Version 2.15.00.0808
    Kernel 2.6.35.10-g94d0005
    htc-kernel@and18-2#1
    Build 4.67.651.3 CL239674 release-keys
    Software 4.67.651.3 (stock rooted ROM)
    PRI 2.15_003
    PRL 60690

    Supersonic EVT2-3 SHIP S-ON
    HBOOT-6.17.0001
    MICROP-041f


    RA-supersonic-v4.3-smelkusMOD (team dirt)

    I've partially made it through the unrooting process and I got as far as flashing the radio and HBOOT. Here's where the problem is, I'm stuck there because I have a new computer due to my old one biting the dust. My old computer had most of my first nandroid backups on it (moved them from my SD card to save space) to include my ORIGINAL backup before I rooted so I totally screwed myself there... what options do I have because I obviously need a stock Recovery and ROM so I can do a factory reset. Thanks guys! You are always there to save the day!

    EDIT: I already tried the RUU method and it did not work. It gave me some kind of error. I tried following the steps to fix it but did not work.
     



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  2. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    I dont know where it is, I know a search should find it but the RUU that has the reasonably latest radios and rom is called

    RUU_SuperSonic_GB_Sprint_WWE_4.54.651.1_Radio_2.15.00.0808_NV_2.15_release_220182_signed
     
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  3. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Question sir,
    If someone such as the op needs to unroot.
    They need to find an Ruu with the same or an older radio version but not higher as a higher radio version of an Ruu will not work?
     
  4. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert


    In this persons case the HBoot is S-ON so they really only need the unrooted stock rom which is way different from trying to go back to S-ON from S-OFF

    So for this guy the latest, or reasonably latest RUU will update/upgrade to make the phone seem like it was never rooted and just got all the OTA updates.

    In the case where the guy was trying to get S-ON with unrevoked he had already updated his radios and rom probably using a flashable zip in recovery.
    And so unrevoked can no longer work as it was made to work with certain older radio's. RUU can be used to downgrade the entire thing, or upgrade as the case is needed using the correct RUU
     
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  5. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    p.m. sent, respond at your leisure. thanks.
     
  6. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Android Expert

    The h boot need to change he is still 6.17 revolutionary needs to be 2.xxxx
     
  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Revolutionary changed it to 6.17.

    The instructions provided will get it back to 2.17
     
  8. theRealist

    theRealist Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I could not find that RUU file that Optimus mentioned. The link was posted here http://androidforums.com/3153526-post1.html by ocnbrze but it is a dead link in dropbox. I also found it on XDA, but once again, dead link.

    So, what now?
     
  9. ocnbrze

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

    sorry about that. i think i forgot to edit that thread.

    hold on let me see if i can pull one out for you.

    edit: here it is: PC36IMG_4.67.zip
     
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  10. theRealist

    theRealist Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Victory! Everything is back to stock. I even updated the software from Sprint. I just want to fool the Sprint techs as much as possible from knowing that the phone was ever rooted. I guess I will have to clear out my SD card, unless I can just keep it...
     
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  11. ocnbrze

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

    NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    to be honest, they do not really care these days. i just took my phone in cuz i dropped it and they did not even say anything when they saw my custom bootanimation. but good luck anyways and keep us posted on what happens.
     
  12. theRealist

    theRealist Newbie
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    That's insane! Maybe you ran into the guy that didn't care, lol. My intentions are to get a new phone (I'm already on #2 with this phone). I'm just going to keep things to a minimum until I can figure out what I'm going to do with my next upgrade. I'm due for one in January, but I might pay for something outright because I hate contracts. The new EVO LTE looks mighty nice...
     
  13. ocnbrze

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

    yeah stupid me, i took my upgrade to the 3vo( evo 3d). the phone is nice, its just too small for me. so it looks like i most likely will have to buy the phone at full price which i do not mind as this phone looks like a great phone. i have been playing with it at the stores for quite sometime now.

    good luck and let us know what you end up doing.
     
  14. theRealist

    theRealist Newbie
    Thread Starter

    For sure! But I'm sure you won't want to hear if I come back and say I'm getting the new iPhone 5 when it comes out!!! Ominous music...thunder clap....mysterious wolf howls in the distance.... lol. I love Android, but I am open to the influence of the dark side. Don't hit me.
     
  15. ocnbrze

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

    nah i do not hit.

    but i do this:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. theRealist

    theRealist Newbie
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  17. ocnbrze

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

    ok so this has gone waaaaaaaay off topic, but i love that movie.
     
  18. theRealist

    theRealist Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Indeed it has, I have it on blu ray!

    Frau Bluecher!!!! THUNDER - HORSE NEIGHING!!!!

    btw, been meaning to change my avatar for some time. thanks for the inspiration.
     
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