MAYDAY MAYDAY!!! I'm in big trouble here

dustin_thewind

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This has probably been discussed but I was unable to find much on this topic.

So, I have had my Evo rooted for quite a while. I just recently started trying different roms. I tried Frost which I really liked. THEN, I installed OMFGB 2.3 (think that's what it's called) from the rom mgr. on my phone. Well, there were a lot of things not on it, including the Android Market. Last night I tried something...I think a recovery (few beers deep by then DOH) and now it just sits at the HTC EVO boot screen FOREVER - literally. I have tried to put another rom on a different msd card with no luck. I have also tried it oon my original msd card with the same results. Can anyone help me out? I need to leave for work in two hours and DESPERATELY need my phone. Even if it's stock, I can redo everything latrer. I just really need it for work.

Thanks in advance for the help!! :D
 

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Pull your battery from your phone. Then put it back in. Hold down the power and volume down buttons at the same time. You should boot into boot loader. (white background with skateboarding androids) Use the volume up and down keys to get to recovery mode. then press the power button to select. Your phone should then boot into recovery. If your using ROM Manager i assume your using clockworkmod.

If you did a NAND backup before (backed up your phone in ROM manager) go to manage back up and restore. (Navigation controls are the same as boot loader) Go to restore and select your backup file. Before you do this though, make sure to wipe your Data, Partition Cache, and Dalvik Cache. Just go to each one of them in Recovery. (dalvik cache is under 'advanced' in clockwork recovery)

If you didn't do a NAND backup and want to reinstall a ROM from your SD card. Go to select zip from sd in recovery. Then press up on the volume key to get to the bottom of the list. There you will see all your .zip files. Make sure you do the same thing as above before flashing a .zip. Wipe your Data, Partition Cache, and Dalvik Cache.

Hope this helps.
 
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Pull your battery from your phone. Then put it back in. Hold down the power and volume down buttons at the same time. You should boot into boot loader. (white background with skateboarding androids) Use the volume up and down keys to get to recovery mode. then press the power button to select. Your phone should then boot into recovery. If your using ROM Manager i assume your using clockworkmod....

I have tried that. It rebbots to the white HTC EVO screen then to a black screen with a thumbnail of an Evo and a triangle with an "!" it. :-\

Also, yes I did do a backup via rom manager.
Honestly, I can deal with losing everything if necessary. I just need to get my phone back up and running.


thanks again folks! Any other ideas are gladly welcomed!! :)
 
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Sounds like ROM manager didn't flash the Clockworkmod recovery (since you're on the black screen with the red triangle).

Do you know if you have a Nandroid folder on your SD card? You could always flash the Clockworkmod recovery from the bootloader and restore from there if you have the Nandroid backup.

BTW, with all of the problems I hear about Clockworkmod Recovery and ROM Manager, I'm glad that I do everything through the Amon_RA recovery.
 
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Sounds like ROM manager didn't flash the Clockworkmod recovery (since you're on the black screen with the red triangle).

Do you know if you have a Nandroid folder on your SD card? You could always flash the Clockworkmod recovery from the bootloader and restore from there if you have the Nandroid backup.

BTW, with all of the problems I hear about Clockworkmod Recovery and ROM Manager, I'm glad that I do everything through the Amon_RA recovery.

not sure if I do or not. I'll take a look. Can you provide a link or directions on how to do this? I have actually tried bootloader too and it doesn't work either.
(insert frustration here)
 

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It sounds like you don't have a custom recovery installed (such as Clockwork or Amon_RA)

If you boot into the bootloader (by holding volume down + power) does it say S-ON or S-OFF at the top? If you're S-OFF, you can flash a custom recovery by downloading a PC36IMG.zip file of it and placing it on the root of your SD card. If you're S-ON, you'll have to either use an RUU utility or an RUU zip file to flash back to stock.

If you're S-OFF - download the Amon_RA recovery PC36IMG.zip from [Recovery] [09-Feb-2011] RA-supersonic-v2.3 - xda-developers
Place it on the root of your SD card.
Boot into the bootloader (power + volume down)
It should automatically see this file and ask if you would like to update.
You should now have Amon_RA recovery installed. Reboot into the bootloader again and select Recovery. Follow the instructions to flash a ROM.

If you're S-ON - reference Supersonic Shipped ROMs - xda-developers
Download the PC36IMG_SuperSonic_S_Sprint_WWE_3.70.651.1_Radio_2 .15.00.11.19_NV_1.90_release_161482_signed.zip
Rename this zip file to PC36IMG.zip and place it on the root of your SD card.
Boot into the bootloader (power + volume down)
It should automatically see this file and ask if you would like to update.
This should return you to stock. Warning: You will not have root.
 
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thank you so much!! It's running now. I think this should do it. I can't even tell you how much I appreciate it! I'll update you in a few and let you know if it worked.

It sounds like you don't have a custom recovery installed (such as Clockwork or Amon_RA)

If you boot into the bootloader (by holding volume down + power) does it say S-ON or S-OFF at the top? If you're S-OFF, you can flash a custom recovery by downloading a PC36IMG.zip file of it and placing it on the root of your SD card. If you're S-ON, you'll have to either use an RUU utility or an RUU zip file to flash back to stock.

If you're S-OFF - download the Amon_RA recovery PC36IMG.zip from [Recovery] [09-Feb-2011] RA-supersonic-v2.3 - xda-developers
Place it on the root of your SD card.
Boot into the bootloader (power + volume down)
It should automatically see this file and ask if you would like to update.
You should now have Amon_RA recovery installed. Reboot into the bootloader again and select Recovery. Follow the instructions to flash a ROM.

If you're S-ON - reference Supersonic Shipped ROMs - xda-developers
Download the PC36IMG_SuperSonic_S_Sprint_WWE_3.70.651.1_Radio_2 .15.00.11.19_NV_1.90_release_161482_signed.zip
Rename this zip file to PC36IMG.zip and place it on the root of your SD card.
Boot into the bootloader (power + volume down)
It should automatically see this file and ask if you would like to update.
This should return you to stock. Warning: You will not have root.
 

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says

[2] radio_v2 - fail-PU

and I believe [9] as well.

maybe I have to delete the old 36img that was already on my card.

Are you S-ON or S-OFF, which method are you pursuing?

the only PC36IMG.zip that should be on the root of your SD card is the one you're currently wanting to apply.
 

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and, when you say "the root" of my sd card, is that a specific place? I looked for a "root" folder but didn't see one.
I'm also pretty sure that I have another pc36img on my card. I'll remove that and try it again.

thanks
 

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and, when you say "the root" of my sd card, is that a specific place? I looked for a "root" folder but didn't see one.
I'm also pretty sure that I have another pc36img on my card. I'll remove that and try it again.

thanks

Root of the SD card is the directory of the disk itself, no folders.
For example: if you look at the hard drive of your computer. Any files that are located in the "C:\" portion of your hard drive are in the root of the drive.
 
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gotchya. That's what I thought but, better to ask and be safe then to assume, right? I'm gonna go through my card and get rid of my old 36IMG and try it again here in a bit.
I'll update when I have some results.

I appreciate your help!!
 

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