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    Default HTC Thunderbolt Won't Factory Reset. Help Please!!

    So my aunt recently gave me her old HTC Thunderbolt. Ive tried doing a factory reset through settings and also through the volume down/power button but neither worked. Every time i try to do a factory reset it brings me back to the boot loader screen and says ***LOCKED***SECURITY WARNING***. I also tried loading the stock RUU onto the phone but it says *MAIN VERSION IS OLDER and wouldnt accept the RUU I put on the SD card. Any ideas how I can get this phone to factory reset? Or where I can find a stock RUU that will work? Thanks in advance!

    Phones current software: Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
    Bootloader screen says:
    MECHA XD SHIP S-ON
    HBOOT-1.08.0000
    MICROP- /
    RADIO-2.02.00.1117r
    eMMC-boot
    Jun 28 2012.14:56:09
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    Default Re: HTC Thunderbolt Won't Factory Reset. Help Please!!

    Is there a SIM card installed? I'm pretty sure the Thunderbolt is a world phone and one could be installed, which may be the reason why its not allowing the reset.

    Remove it and the battery and wait a few minutes. Install the battery (not the SIM) and see if you can factory reset afterwards.

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    Default Re: HTC Thunderbolt Won't Factory Reset. Help Please!!

    There is not a SIM card installed
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    Default Re: HTC Thunderbolt Won't Factory Reset. Help Please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MasonM77 View Post
    There is not a SIM card installed
    OK, and removing the battery didn't help either?

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    Default Re: HTC Thunderbolt Won't Factory Reset. Help Please!!

    Removing the battery did not help. I even tried putting in a SIM card and resetting and it still brings me back to the boot loader saying ***LOCKED***SECURITY WARNING***

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