bootloop when flashing 4.09.605.5 Rooted to DNA using CWMR
Hi there, long time follower of these forums, first time posting. I can usually find what I need but I couldn't in this case. My primary question is, do I HAVE to flash the ROM zip with oem RUU?
I am unlocked with s-off. I installed CMWR and CWM SU. For some reason I originally thought I had to install the ROM update before the updated FW. I tried to Flash odex debloated update with CWM (selecting option in Rom Manager to delete data and cache before flashing), but it boot loops on white htc splash screen. I recovered/restored previous image via CWMrecovery. I installed CM11 (4.4.4 base), then flashed RUU via fastboot, in order to install new FW via fastboot (had to flash twice, just like instructions state), rebooted into CM11/4.4.4, FW seems to have installed fine. Flash CWM recovery again, make ROM backup. Tried to flash odex/debloated 4.09.605.5 with CWM (again selecting delete data / cache before flashing), but now freezes on the black/red android eye every time I try to boot. Tried to flash full odex with CWM (after full wipe again), again it freezes on the black/red android eye screen. Each time it freezes or bootloops I am at least able to reboot into recovery and revert to CM11. I recovered to my original backup (rooted stock 4.2.2), verify it shows I have the updated radios, and from there try to flash the full odex update (without wiping data/cache this time) through CWM since I have the updated FW. Bootloops on HTC splash screen, as it did before. Then I wiped everything and restored to CM11/4.4.4 ROM.
I am afraid that if I fastboot flash the update with RUU and I get bootloops or frozen boot that I won't be able to recover from it, unless the answer is that I have to do it that way.