Originally Posted by reed930
I successfully rooted my phone yesterday. While trying to get tethering to work, I somehow corrupted the operating system. In one of my more spastic moves, while trying to get things working again, I managed to erase the entire operating system. The only thing I have on the phone now is unlocked bootloader and TWRP recovery.
I tried reinstalling the latest Sprint RUU through both adb and SD card. No luck, I get error messages each time. And whenever I try to boot normally, the phone freezes with a white screen and HTC logo until the battery runs out. Any ideas what can be done, or is the phone dead? Thanks for any help.
Download a ROM on your PC (ViperOne is my favorite) and put it onto your external sd card. With your phone off, hold down the power button + vol down. This will take you to fastboot. From there, using the volume keys, navigate to hboot and press the volume button. then navigate to recovery, and press volume. You should be able to flash the ROM from there.
EDIT: If the phone is on, hold power+ vol up to force the phone to reboot (takes 20 seconds or so), then AS SOON AS THE SCREEN GOES BLACK, slide you finger from vol up to vol down. Then follow the steps from there.