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[SOLVED] Flash recovery RELOCKED S-OFF LATEST OTA (FAILED (remote: not allowed)

4th July 2014, 05:31 AM   |  #1  
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Try this at your own risk. I do not take any responsibility, read on if you accept the risks.

I have discovered a working solution for people that have S-OFF RELOCKED and took the latest/last OTA update but cant flash a recovery via fastboot and cant re-unlock.

When i tried the following in fastboot
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img (place your favorite recovery into platform-tools folder)
< waiting for device >
sending 'recovery' (8758 KB)...
OKAY [ 1.018s]
writing 'recovery'...
FAILED (remote: not allowed)
finished. total time: 1.049s

It errors out by using TWRP and CWM FAILED (remote: not allowed)

download the attached and place it into platform-tools (TWRP recovery)
fastboot oem rebootRUU
---wait for black HTC logo--
fastboot flash zip
--it will show a progress bar on your phone, and finished in the CMD window--
fastboot reboot bootloader
select recovery

Can someone confirm that flashing recovery works with the method above. Also post what version software you are running. Someone with S-ON LOCKED please try this, possible new way to flash ROMS without S-OFF/unlock?
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Last edited by Droidel; 4th July 2014 at 05:55 AM.
16th March 2015, 09:17 PM   |  #2  
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I know it's been a while since you posted this, but THANK YOU. Worked a charm on my S-OFF Relocked 3.06. I even modified the zip file, removed the older version of TWRP, inserted a new version (renamed as recovery.img) and now have the most recent TWRP.
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