problems just installing recovery.. am i an *****? tell me if i am..


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Nov 20, 2014
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ok.. so last week i dropped my galaxy s2 and threw it into a bootloop. something got jack on the main storage and i found this htc one s on craigslist.. unrooted, stock.. however i didnt verify this prior to leaving. got it home started working on it..

its been a number of years since i've been on a htc device. my first was an inc back 4yrs ago. ran that for a bit before we left sprint to go to tmobile when i got my s2..

i jumped online followed a tutorial and and got my bootloader unlocked first.. proceded to flash a recovery that followed that guide, early twrp i believe. flash went fine, went to recovery from the bootloader menu, i got met with "htc dev purposes only".. so i went and downloaded a CWM recovery, 6. sumthing, flashed that, same htc dev error.. *** TAMPERED *** *** UNLOCKED ***

went back online did some research. prior to buying the phone i had no idea of the s3/s4 variation.. looked up my phone based off info i could find on it, appears to be an s4 based off quadrandt system info.. i seen a post that mentioned flashing a wrong version recovery to your phone could produce this htc dev error.. so i went and got an RUU, relocked the phones bootloader and got back to stock.. been on it a few days now in that case..

this afternoon.. unlocked bootloader agein ***UNLOCKED***..decided to try and sift through some material and wound up going with a twrp recovery.. flashed that.. again htc dev error..

C:\OneDrivers\Fastboot>fastboot getvar all
(bootloader) version: 0.5
(bootloader) version-bootloader: 2.15.0000
(bootloader) version-baseband:
(bootloader) version-cpld: None
(bootloader) version-microp: None
(bootloader) version-main: 3.14.531.11
(bootloader) version-misc: PVT SHIP S-ON
(bootloader) serialno: FA2A3W403244
(bootloader) imei: ***************
(bootloader) product: vle
(bootloader) platform: HBOOT-8960
(bootloader) modelid: PJ4011000
(bootloader) cidnum: T-MOB010
(bootloader) battery-status: good
(bootloader) battery-voltage: 3820mV
(bootloader) partition-layout: Generic
(bootloader) security: on
(bootloader) build-mode: SHIP
(bootloader) boot-mode: FASTBOOT
(bootloader) commitno-bootloader: dirty-64bedd38
(bootloader) hbootpreupdate: 11
(bootloader) gencheckpt: 0
all: Done!
finished. total time: 0.094s

this thing has me racking my ****in brain..
the RUU i used to me back to stock was:

I'll wait to relock it again if there is a better suited file. this was the closes i could find..
any help would be awesome.. much TIA!!


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woke up got back on the laptop n did some more research. found an article in a cyanogenmod wiki which mentioned a twrp 2712 image for recovery.. went and downloaded that and fkashed to phone. the htc dev only screen showed up again but it bypassed it this time and booted into twrp..