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Huge problem with RUU file.

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29th October 2014, 01:32 AM   |  #1  
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I wanted to flash a RUU, re-root and flash a ROM, but apparently my device didn't like that.
OK, so here's exactly what I did, in this order. (with an unlocked bootloader)

Flashed stock recovery
Booted into stock recovery and wiped data and cache
Locked Bootloader (Becasue If I lock bootloader first I can't get into recovery)
Let hboot flash the RUU file on the SD card without being plugged into PC
Tried to reboot to system and recovery, it brings me back to hboot

After all that^^ I unlock the bootloader, and when trying to boot to system it gets past the HTC screen, then stuck at the CM logo (the ROM I was using before any issue happened) which is why I'm assuming the RUU didn't even flash at all.

Also, if I try to flash CWM, if I wipe data I'm getting
Formatting /data...
Error mounting /data!
Skipping format...

Same with /.android_secure.

Any help would be extremely appreciated, because right now I feel like I'm working with a pretty hard brick.
29th October 2014, 01:50 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by FoxyDrew

I wanted to flash a RUU, re-root and flash a ROM, but apparently my device didn't like that.
OK, so here's exactly what I did, in this order. (with an unlocked bootloader)

Flashed stock recovery
Booted into stock recovery and wiped data and cache
Locked Bootloader (Becasue If I lock bootloader first I can't get into recovery)
Let hboot flash the RUU file on the SD card without being plugged into PC
Tried to reboot to system and recovery, it brings me back to hboot

After all that^^ I unlock the bootloader, and when trying to boot to system it gets past the HTC screen, then stuck at the CM logo (the ROM I was using before any issue happened) which is why I'm assuming the RUU didn't even flash at all.

Also, if I try to flash CWM, if I wipe data I'm getting
Formatting /data...
Error mounting /data!
Skipping format...

Same with /.android_secure.

Any help would be extremely appreciated, because right now I feel like I'm working with a pretty hard brick.

Hold on, you said you were able to select factory restore inside of the stock recovery and it went through smoothly correct?
So have the bootloader unlocked
Flash stock recovery
factory restore to wipe that side of the partition
Go into the bootloader again flash CWM or TWRP or Philz Recovery.
Wipe/Factory restore now.
If this works this should fix the error on /data.
Then flash CM again.

It is because the RUU just writes the partition to stock. It doesn't clear anything extra that's there. CM has its own partition called "0" on the /sdcard aka the "root" folder.

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29th October 2014, 02:02 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by jaysoblitzed

Hold on, you said you were able to select factory restore inside of the stock recovery and it went through smoothly correct?
So have the bootloader unlocked
Flash stock recovery
factory restore to wipe that side of the partition
Go into the bootloader again flash CWM or TWRP or Philz Recovery.
Wipe/Factory restore now.
If this works this should fix the error on /data.
Then flash CM again.

It is because the RUU just writes the partition to stock. It doesn't clear anything extra that's there. CM has its own partition called "0" on the /sdcard aka the "root" folder.

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I literally love you. All that, not being able to use my phone for days, and it takes 3 seconds to fix. I almost **** my pants thinking I had to buy a new one. THANK YOU!
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29th October 2014, 02:04 AM   |  #4  
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I literally love you. All that, not being able to use my phone for days, and it takes 3 seconds to fix. I almost **** my pants thinking I had to buy a new one. THANK YOU!

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