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    Default Help! I have no roms installed and am unable to install any.

    So, here's my situation. This all went down about a month or so ago. Since then I've been using an old phone. I'm determined to fix this now.

    I was rooted with Cleanrom working. I decided I wanted to unroot and update to the Jellybean update. Well, one thing led to another and being the novice noob that I am, I ended up with no roms installed with no backups. Stupid me; lesson learned.

    Now, what I have is this:

    Tampered
    Unlocked
    S-On
    Hboot-1.19.0000
    Radio-1.12.11.0809
    OpenDSP-v29-1.0.45.0622
    eMMC-boot
    Aug 9 2012

    My recovery is TWRP, version v2.1.8

    Now, here is another problem...I can't fastboot for some reason. When I plug in the USB and hit "fastboot", the fastboot USB does appear, but on the computer it says "usb device malfunctioned yada yada". I say this because I was reading the thread just a few below mine where something similar happened. I was going to follow those directions. Obviously I can't. As far as I know, I have the proper HTC drivers installed; afterall, I used fastboot to install recovery to begin with.

    This is all super weird too because I can mount the SD card via recovery and it shows up on the computer with no problems. It's only in fastboot that it "malfunctions". Typing adb devices returns a blank line also.

    Other problems, I have tried flashing a few roms: meanrom, cleanrom, meanbean... most of them fail for one reason or another. Cleanrom will finish flashing, but after rebooting, nothing ever happens again.

    So, I think I've been thorough on the whole thing. Does anybody know where to start or how to fix me up? Thank you in advance
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    Default Re: Help! I have no roms installed and am unable to install any.

    Well, I can't tell you how to force flash a ROM, but I'll throw this out there FWIW. Have you considered just taking the phone to a Sprint repair center and asking them to do a factory reset on it? A couple of years ago I had an original EVO that I rooted, but over time borked something up. Later, I wanted to switch the phone to a different number on the account, but I couldn't because whatever I borked messed up the phone's ability to program a new phone number. With nothing to lose, I took it to Sprint. In 20 minutes, the tech flashed everything back to out-of-the box stock. I'm sure he knew the phone was rooted. But I didn't get any dirty looks, lectures or spankins. Nor did it cost a dime. He just fixed it and handed it back to me. Your mileage may vary, but it's worth a try. It's not like they're gonna confiscate the phone when they find out it was tampered with. If they'll help, you've got a phone with stock JB, and if you want to root again, no reason why you can't.
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    Default Re: Help! I have no roms installed and am unable to install any.

    This is good advice that I hadn't really considered tbh. The nearest Sprint store is somewhat far, so I probably won't get around to trying this for at least a week; but if I'm still in limbo next weekend I will give this a go.
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    What operating system are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclefarkus View Post
    This is good advice that I hadn't really considered tbh. The nearest Sprint store is somewhat far, so I probably won't get around to trying this for at least a week; but if I'm still in limbo next weekend I will give this a go.
    You can run a RUU yourself to return it back to stock and start over if you like
    Here is a link to them, they are a .exe so you run it on your windows pc
    boot the phone into fastboot usb mode and with the phone pluged in double click the exe file and follow the on screen instructions. it will take a little while to run but when its done you will be back to factory stock.
    If you have any Problems hit me up here



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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrblueskys View Post
    What operating system are you using?

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    I have Windows 8. Could that be the culprit for the USB problem perhaps?

    As for the RUU, I have given that a try before but with the USB issue, it always gives a connection error and can't find the phone.
    I should also say that prior to this mess, several months back, I ran an RUU to update while rooted with no problems.
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    Default Re: Help! I have no roms installed and am unable to install any.

    Quote Originally Posted by benny3 View Post
    You can run a RUU yourself to return it back to stock and start over if you like
    Here is a link to them, they are a .exe so you run it on your windows pc
    boot the phone into fastboot usb mode and with the phone pluged in double click the exe file and follow the on screen instructions. it will take a little while to run but when its done you will be back to factory stock.
    If you have any Problems hit me up here
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    Default Re: Help! I have no roms installed and am unable to install any.

    I got a hold of a Windows 7 computer and installed the drivers...USB Flashboot is working! Windows 8 didn't like the drivers for some reason.

    So, I'm hopeful.

    I'm trying to install the RUU Benny posted...I'm doing 2.13... it keeps getting stuck on the "sending" part. I will try an older RUU next. Maybe 1.22.
    To be clear, do I need to relock the phone or anything before I do the RUU? Could that be the problem?

    I feel close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclefarkus View Post
    I got a hold of a Windows 7 computer and installed the drivers...USB Flashboot is working! Windows 8 didn't like the drivers for some reason.

    So, I'm hopeful.

    I'm trying to install the RUU Benny posted...I'm doing 2.13... it keeps getting stuck on the "sending" part. I will try an older RUU next. Maybe 1.22.
    To be clear, do I need to relock the phone or anything before I do the RUU? Could that be the problem?

    I feel close.
    Yes, you need to relock.

    Sent from a phone using an application. That's pretty cool.
    "Something inspirational" ~ Some smart dude
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    Default Re: Help! I have no roms installed and am unable to install any.

    I re-locked it and it now says "re-locked"

    When sending the RUU, it still just sits at sending...... for long periods of time
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    Default Re: Help! I have no roms installed and am unable to install any.

    if I were to try taking this to sprint for a new one, what would be a good way of bending the truth for a new phone?

    what if i said "i was trying to update to Jellybean and something weird happened"

    would that fly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclefarkus View Post
    I got a hold of a Windows 7 computer and installed the drivers...USB Flashboot is working! Windows 8 didn't like the drivers for some reason.

    So, I'm hopeful.

    I'm trying to install the RUU Benny posted...I'm doing 2.13... it keeps getting stuck on the "sending" part. I will try an older RUU next. Maybe 1.22.
    To be clear, do I need to relock the phone or anything before I do the RUU? Could that be the problem?

    I feel close.
    The only way to use a older RUU is if your bootloader is s-off and your not so you can use the version your on or newer. I have a PG75IMG uploading right and we will try that



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    Default Re: Help! I have no roms installed and am unable to install any.

    Thanks Benny
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclefarkus View Post
    Thanks Benny
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    Last edited by benny3; 01-27-2013 at 07:18 PM.



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    Default Re: Help! I have no roms installed and am unable to install any.

    Benny you're amazing!! It's up and running for the first time in a month, updating to Jellybean! Thank you so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclefarkus View Post
    Benny you're amazing!! It's up and running for the first time in a month, updating to Jellybean! Thank you so much!
    Well heck if i had known you wanted JB you could of ran The RUU for it..i have it....lol



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