1. l0v3mon3y08's Avatar
    Can anypne tell me how to flash back to stock rom.... i've tried using the sprint RUU but it gives me an error saying that the phone isnt connected to the pc PLEASE HELP!!
    02-12-2010 04:24 PM
  2. Avalaunchmods's Avatar
    xda-developers.com

    go to hero cdma forums and then on the search bar type "stock hero rom"

    if you have a custom rom i cant believe you didnt do a nandroid backup before upgrading.

    and with the RUU dont even try it on that computer as the drivers for anything over win xp are ****. i cant use it on win7 64bit. soo hope this helps.
    02-13-2010 02:29 AM
  3. l0v3mon3y08's Avatar
    xda-developers.com

    go to hero cdma forums and then on the search bar type "stock hero rom"

    if you have a custom rom i cant believe you didnt do a nandroid backup before upgrading.

    and with the RUU dont even try it on that computer as the drivers for anything over win xp are ****. i cant use it on win7 64bit. soo hope this helps.
    I counldnt find nandroid back up so I skipped it... But thanx for ur help

    can u tell me what nandroid backup is and where I can find it
    02-13-2010 05:48 AM
  4. Ripjames's Avatar
    I did a nandroid backup before I flashed mine, the RUU is more for getting rid of the root though isn't it?
    02-13-2010 08:53 AM
  5. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    The RUU turns phone in its original state, just like the day you got it.
    02-13-2010 10:32 AM
  6. l0v3mon3y08's Avatar
    The RUU turns phone in its original state, just like the day you got it.
    thats what im trying to do since i have to turn it in for repairs but when i try i get an error involving my usb
    02-13-2010 12:46 PM
  7. l0v3mon3y08's Avatar
    ok iGot the usb drivers for android but after the RUU.exe finishes running my phone continues to boot the custome rom instead of stock Sprint rom
    02-14-2010 06:39 PM
  8. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    ok iGot the usb drivers for android but after the RUU.exe finishes running my phone continues to boot the custome rom instead of stock Sprint rom
    That makes absolutely no sense.
    Please provide details on the exact process you're using so we can help you sort this out. Here's a quick run down -
    Make sure phone is charged.
    Shut off screensaver on your Windows PC
    Plug in the phone (to the PC)
    Start the HTC sync software, then exit it.
    Double click the RUU program, and follow the directions it prompts to you.
    Don't open other windows or allow the screen to blank on your PC while updating.
    02-14-2010 07:08 PM
  9. l0v3mon3y08's Avatar
    1st i downloaded the android SDK and android USB drivers
    2nd connected my phone to pc and run the ruu.exe

    is there something else i'm missing
    02-15-2010 10:37 AM
  10. l0v3mon3y08's Avatar
    1st i downloaded the android SDK and android USB drivers
    2nd connected my phone to pc and run the ruu.exe

    is there something else i'm missing
    iHave to send my phone in today
    02-15-2010 06:14 PM
  11. l0v3mon3y08's Avatar
    So iGuess there is no way to flash to stock Rom without nandroid backup
    02-16-2010 10:36 AM
  12. sfox's Avatar
    My understanding (haven't done it yet) is that by following GBHill's directions you should be unrooted and back to stock without a lot of drama.

    Is it still booting the custom ROM? Which ROM?

    S
    02-16-2010 01:24 PM
  13. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    So iGuess there is no way to flash to stock Rom without nandroid backup
    Where are you located? I'd be willing to help you out today in person if you are near by. I'm in South Florida.
    02-16-2010 01:54 PM
  14. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    Quick question, did you try turning on/off usb debugging? I don't know if this is a requirement for the RUU, but it is to root the phone.
    02-16-2010 04:23 PM
  15. l0v3mon3y08's Avatar
    Where are you located? I'd be willing to help you out today in person if you are near by. I'm in South Florida.
    iLive in Virinia
    02-16-2010 07:53 PM
  16. l0v3mon3y08's Avatar
    Quick question, did you try turning on/off usb debugging? I don't know if this is a requirement for the RUU, but it is to root the phone.
    yes i've tried that as well but no luck
    thank you
    02-16-2010 07:54 PM
  17. l0v3mon3y08's Avatar
    My understanding (haven't done it yet) is that by following GBHill's directions you should be unrooted and back to stock without a lot of drama.

    Is it still booting the custom ROM? Which ROM?

    S
    yes its still booting into Fresh Rom instead of Sprint Rom
    02-16-2010 07:58 PM
  18. l0v3mon3y08's Avatar
    is it possible to restore my old phone from a nandroid backup from my new Hero??
    02-17-2010 08:39 AM
  19. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Don't use a backup from a bugged phone on your new one. That's just begging for trouble.

    Yours is the only case I've ever heard of that the RUU said it was successful but the bootloader and ROM were unchanged. Be glad that whole mess is gone.
    02-17-2010 03:51 PM
  20. l0v3mon3y08's Avatar
    Don't use a backup from a bugged phone on your new one. That's just begging for trouble.
    No I got new hero and created a nandroid backup and wanted to know if its possible to restore my old hero from the new backup ???
    02-18-2010 12:42 PM
  21. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    No I got new hero and created a nandroid backup and wanted to know if its possible to restore my old hero from the new backup ???
    Go for it. Then re-try the RUU maybe. If worse comes to worse just wipe everything off your OLD phone so it's unbootable before you send it back. This won't hurt the hardware in any way.

    From the adb shell on your PC
    Code:
    rm -r /system/*.*
    rm -r /data/*.*
    cat /dev/zero > /dev/mtd/mtd2
    then reboot. It wont actually boot, but all traces of the system are gone. All that's left then is the bootloader
    02-18-2010 09:43 PM
  22. l0v3mon3y08's Avatar
    Code:
    From the adb shell on your PC
    rm -r /system/*.*
    rm -r /data/*.*
    cat /dev/zero > /dev/mtd/mtd2
    This worked perfectly thank you so much for your help
    02-18-2010 11:41 PM
  23. Drybonz's Avatar
    Would someone be so kind as to post the stock Sprint rom? The link at XDA is dead and it would probably be a good resource to have available here anyway.

    Thanks.
    03-03-2010 10:52 AM
  24. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Would someone be so kind as to post the stock Sprint rom? The link at XDA is dead and it would probably be a good resource to have available here anyway.

    Thanks.
    Agreed. If nobody has access to it, I'll pull it out of the RUU when I can get to a Windows computer.
    03-03-2010 01:36 PM
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