[GUIDE] Return to stock after using Unrevoked Forever
If you haven't used unrevoked forever in your root process you don't have to use this guide and can use the original how to unroot your phone guide here: http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...urn-stock.html
If during your root process you flashed unrevoked-forever.zip or used the Unrevoked program to root your phone then you should follow this guide. In short if you ever had factory software 3.7 or hboot 2.02 on your phone you had to use unrevoked-forever to get a full root.
This guide will return your phone to 3.7 factory software and will restore the HTC security software check.
1. Download some files:
Unrevoked S-ON tool:
HTC RUU (rom update utility) for 3.7 software. Get this file: RUU_SuperSonic_S_Sprint_WWE_3.70.651.1_Radio_2.15.00.11.19_NV_1.90_release_161482_signed.exe from here:
The second file is kind of big, so charge your phone in the mean time.
2. Put unrevoked-forever-son.zip on the root of your sdcard.
3. Reboot your phone in to recovery
4. Install ZIP from sdcard, select unrevoked-forever-son.zip (It may need to reboot to complete the process, if so just hit reboot from the main menu and it will take care of it).
5. When the phone boots back up, make sure it's still connected to your computer and run the RUU exe file you downloaded earlier.
Some times it takes more than a few tries at getting the RUU to connect and run, you can try to re-start your computer or put your phone down in to hboot usb.
When it completes you'll be at factory software version 3.7 with S-ON.
- 01-25-2011, 04:00 PM #2
- 02-13-2011, 01:30 PM #3
- 161 Posts
- CM7 or a stock sense rom
EDIT: I used a little of this method --->http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...urn-stock.html and this method. I installed HTC sync and then followed the directions in this thread and it worked. Now I gotta hit up my local sprint store.
Last edited by flyer8493; 02-14-2011 at 03:07 AM.
- 02-16-2011, 12:12 PM #4
- 33 Posts
- Cyanogenmod 6.1.2
Trying to unroot and for some reason when I attempt to zip the Unrevoked file in recovery I receive a message saying "Can't open/sdcard/unrevoked-forever-son.zip (bad)." i tried re-downloading it however it keeps giving the same message. Any help would be appreciated because my usb is faulty in my phone and I need to get a replacement.
p.s. I used Unrevoked 3 to root.
HTC Evo 4G
Cyanogenmod 7 RC3
Flashing like Byakuya Kuchiki
- 02-26-2011, 09:56 AM #6
- 03-04-2011, 09:58 PM #7
- 03-16-2011, 01:50 PM #8
- 04-20-2011, 11:10 AM #10
I am having an issue where my phone vibrates intermittently. It was broken for some time, and then I play Zenonia or whatever and it started vibrating normally. Now it comes and goes, seemingly randomly -- whatever I do to fix it once, doesn't work next time. I've done sound manager, I've reflashed my rom, everything.
do you think flashing to the stock RUU and unrooting and starting over will solve my problem?
- 04-20-2011, 05:27 PM #11
Well I've tried this process but it's not working. I have tried it several different ways and nothing is working. It won't read the PC36IMG.zip if I do it through recovery, and it won't run the RUU. I got the unrevoked-son thing, and on the bootloader it shows s-on, but I can't do anything else.
Where should I go from here?
- 04-20-2011, 06:49 PM #12
i have the RUU software on m computer. along with unrevoked. i DON'T have htc sync installed.
i plug the phone in. execute the RUU. waa laa. phone returned to stock.
i execute the unrevoked. phone is rooted.
i execute the RUU. phone is back to stock. no root. no bootloader.
that's all there is too it. i don't look at the bootloader or anything. 2 peaces of software on the computer. computer does all the work. NOTHING is loaded on the sdcard. NOTHING is flashed from the sd card. ALL done by computer.
can't go wrong. and it can't get any easier.
- 04-20-2011, 07:14 PM #13
Mac or PC? Is this PC only?
It's spelled voila.
And I'm glad it's so easy for you, clearly it's not so easy for me. for some reason it will not run the RUU. I did the unrevoked-s on thing, and the computer is not running the RUU. Before I would get the USB error before it ever started updating the ROM image. Now it recognizes the and starts to reboot, then says "waiting for bootloader" then I get the USB error. At that point it just reboots normally and sends me back to CM7. I think my computer is probably a POS. Stupid HP computer... Never again...
I'll try a different computer I guess and see if it makes a difference.
Last edited by turbofan; 04-20-2011 at 07:22 PM. Reason: Clarity
- 04-20-2011, 07:46 PM #14
I put it in bootloader manually, THEN ran the RUU.exe (something I had done before, but whatever) and it worked.
Didn't fix my vibrate issue, but hey, at least I'm unrooted and have a totally stock phone (not happy).
Off to the Sprint store...
- 05-03-2011, 04:34 PM #15
- 05-24-2011, 02:05 AM #16
- 05-24-2011, 02:08 AM #17
- 06-23-2011, 08:44 AM #18
Radio not supported??
I keep gettin "unsupported radio version" when trying to run the unrEVOked-son file.....I tried looking to see what radios were supported and I didn't see mine listed...2.15.00.05.02....any ideas? This is my first evo and I would really like to unroot and start fresh so I can learn as much as I can(that, and I need to take it to the sprint store because of dust under the screen), Am I gonna have to go through the htc sync way of force flashing the stock software? Any help would be appreciated!!beer of choice right now is...........Sieara Nevada's Ruthless Rye IPA..........mmmmmmmm......
- 06-23-2011, 08:51 AM #19
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- 06-24-2011, 01:19 AM #22
- 06-24-2011, 08:20 AM #23
- 07-07-2011, 06:43 PM #24
Re: [GUIDE] Return to stock after using Unrevoked Forever
Hey you guys! Im having a little trouble, i followed the instructions and downloaded the S-on tool and PC36IMG.zip. (S-on) is on however the PC36IMG is not loading. it keeps saying no image. I have been doing this for about a day and a half now trying to google the answers but no luck... i hope some one can help me... thank you!
here is what i have on my phone or thats listed
Supersonic EVt2-2 Ship S-on
Oct 15 2010, 12:07:00
- 07-08-2011, 11:32 PM #25