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    Default Can't factory reset after root

    I rooted using the HTC dev method. And now when I try to factory reset thru the system or the hboot it just restarts my phone normally. I was also having a problem with just rebooting my phone, it would power off, but then wouldn't power back on at all unless I did a battery pull! I removed clockwork and ROM manager, and now it boots fine to both recovery and the OS! But I still can't factory reset. Any opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchettjack View Post
    I rooted using the HTC dev method. And now when I try to factory reset thru the system or the hboot it just restarts my phone normally. I was also having a problem with just rebooting my phone, it would power off, but then wouldn't power back on at all unless I did a battery pull! I removed clockwork and ROM manager, and now it boots fine to both recovery and the OS! But I still can't factory reset. Any opinions?

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    So you're on the latest OTA and you are using clockwork mod recovery? What happens now when you try to facotry reset after removing clockwork?

    I tried it with twrp and it worked fine for me.


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    It won't factory reset at all, it just reboots the phone normally. How do I install twrp? Yes I'm on the latest update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchettjack View Post
    It won't factory reset at all, it just reboots the phone normally. How do I install twrp? Yes I'm on the latest update.

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    grab the zip file from here:

    Place on root of SD card. Reboot into hboot (NOT RECOVERY) by holding volume down and then press power. Phone should ask you if you want to apply the update. Select yes. Reboot when prompted and try, try again to factory reset.


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    Downloaded zip, went to hboot, it scanned and gives me this message

    Main version is older
    Update failed
    Press power to reboot

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    Default Re: Can't factory reset after root

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchettjack View Post
    Downloaded zip, went to hboot, it scanned and gives me this message

    Main version is older
    Update failed
    Press power to reboot

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    You have CWM Recovery installed now?


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    Nope, I deleted ROM manager and deleted the clockwork folder

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    Default Re: Can't factory reset after root

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchettjack View Post
    Nope, I deleted ROM manager and deleted the clockwork folder

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    what happens when you boot into recovery? What does it look like?


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    I'm not shure how to boot into recovery, I'm a total noob at this hacking stuff

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    Default Re: Can't factory reset after root

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchettjack View Post
    I'm not shure how to boot into recovery, I'm a total noob at this hacking stuff

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    Easiest method....

    Pull battery then wait 10 seconds and replace.
    Hold volume down and then power up the phone while holding vol down.

    This will get you to hboot.
    From there you can use vol down to select recovery. Press power to get into recovery. Then tell me what you see.


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    White HTC screen comes on, then a black screen, then the white HTC screen comes on again and it boots the phone up normally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchettjack View Post
    White HTC screen comes on, then a black screen, then the white HTC screen comes on again and it boots the phone up normally!

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    Something is screwed with your phone... assuming you are following the instructions....

    Basically you are telling me you cant get into hboot.

    WEll, download this app....

    Then select recovery


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    Just reboots the phone, I did the bootload option and it worked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchettjack View Post
    Just reboots the phone, I did the bootload option and it worked!

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    Can you get into recovery now?


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    No, it just reboots the phone!

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    Default Re: Can't factory reset after root

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchettjack View Post
    No, it just reboots the phone!

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    ummmm......

    Hmmm... Let me think about this one... Almost sounds like you are missing the recovery partition.


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    Default Re: Can't factory reset after root

    can he flash recovery from the bootloader?
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    Quote Originally Posted by newboyx View Post
    can he flash recovery from the bootloader?
    He said he tried and got an incorrect version error.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scrosler View Post
    He said he tried and got an incorrect version error.
    Weird
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    I appreciate all the help! My phone works awesome, with no other problems, barnicle WiFi tether works, and I was able to change my fonts with the app root tools, so I must be rooted correctly, right? I'm able to grant superuser to apps also!

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    Default Re: Can't factory reset after root

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchettjack View Post
    I appreciate all the help! My phone works awesome, with no other problems, barnicle WiFi tether works, and I was able to change my fonts with the app root tools, so I must be rooted correctly, right? I'm able to grant superuser to apps also!

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    Yeah, that means you are rooted. But I am at a loss as to why you cant get into recovery.... I'll roll this one around and do some searching for you.


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    Default Re: Can't factory reset after root

    Possible solution found:

    Give it a shot and let me know...


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    I will when I'm at home this weekend, I'm a truck driver and don't have a pc with me! Thanks for all your help!

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    Default Re: Can't factory reset after root

    I've tried 3 different methods to factory reset & was unable to. First is using settings, storage , factory data reset. The phone just rebooted& all my settings & apps were the same way before the reset. Second, I tried it by rebooting to the bootloader using vol- & power buttons, selected factory reset, it just did a normal reboot with everything still there. Third I did the ##786# , chose factory reset, entered my MSL & it just did another regular soft reset with all my data still on the phone. My device is unlocked with S on using the HTC unlocking method.
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    Default Re: Can't factory reset after root

    What recovery are you using? Have you tried a full wipe through your recovery?
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