Can I unroot without fastboot?

static69

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Hey guys,

I'm trying to take my phone to sprint and get an exchange, but I'm having lots of trouble unrooting it. The USB port is half shot from pluggin it into a machine with a bad motherboard. It will charge slowly, but no SD card as drive, no ADB or Fastboot.

I'm 99% sure my drivers and Android SDK are solid. I rooted a buddies Evo 4G not to long ago, and I can WIFI ADB into my phone.

My Evo 3d is running Warm 2.3, has 1.5 Hboot and I used HTC unlocker to initially root it. It was 651.2 out of the box and that is the RUU zip I grabbed and popped on my SD card via a card reader. When I pull the battery and boot into the bootloader it scans the PG86IMG.zip for a little over a minute and bails out. I can even see a progress bar on the top right.

From what I have read so far, I need to relock it from fastboot before it will install the image? And without a working USB port, this is a big problem. Any ideas?

thanks,
Rob
 

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I have tried wireless ADB, and when I reboot into the bootloader it stops working... Says "Waiting for Device" when I send it a fastboot command.

I'm guessing that's due to the phone not retaining the WIFI connection in the bootloader and no IP = no ADB over wifi... no bueno.
 

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i would flash a stock rom and leave it at that. sprint doesnt check the bootloader, i replaced my 3d 2 times throught sprint with no problems
 
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NEW PHONE!!! Took it in with a stock ROM flashed and got a new phone. Dude was pretty cool, I was chatting him up and he said the half dead USB port was enough to get me a new phone. I had done a factory reset before bringing it in, but before he could write up the replacement ticket, he *HAD* to do another reset. That's when he found the good old TeamWin Recovery... Grr... He asked me if it was rooted and I since we had a little rapport going I choose not to play stupid about it. I wasn't a cocky know it all either, keep that in mind.

Of course the first thing he said was having a rooted phone could easily mess with the USB port settings. I told him it was rooted the day I had got the phone and that it worked fine for 6 months. I basically said, come on man, help me out, and I can't use insurance for two more months because of stolen / lost phones. Boom, he hooked me.

At the end of it, he seemed more concerned about me giving them a good review when the automated survey call came through... so maybe that had something to do with hit??

Thanks for the help guys.
Rob
 
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