Alright, so my step-son boffed my wife's phone when he tried to root? upgrade? god-knows-what to it.
i've been fighting with it for over a week now. i have made SOME progress getting out of soft-brick
but i seriously am banging my head and need help.
This is my first time trying to deal with a phone. so please, talk to me like i'm 4 years old.
(the good news? yes, i've been using the google... and a lot of aspirin!)
Here is where i'm at now:
Phone: HTC One S
SD Slot: NO
Carrier SIMM slot: Yes
Carrier: straight-talk simm, T-Mobile phone
*** TAMPERED ***
*** UNLOCKED ***
VLE PVT SHIP S-ON RL
Dec 14 2012, 17:10:57:-1
Hboot with Fastboot installed
Team Win Recovery Project V188.8.131.52
ADB, ADB-Sidebar, Fastboot all are getting recognized.
I downloaded and installed Viper_One_S_3.1.3.zip
instillation went fine.
it was freezing on the load screen (after the animated viper logo completed it just stays there.)
did more googling and found out i need to copy the .img files to a boot partiton:
from the viper_one/kernel folder i fastbooted the .IMG
fastboot flash boot boot_hboot2.15.img
(did hboot2.15 instead of hboot2.16 because it matches the hboot in the bios screen?)
i still have full access to adb, adb-sideload, twerp, etc...
i just can't get Viper One S to run.
(NOTE: the VenomRoms website said nothing about taking the boot .IMG out and fastbooting that separate. i deduced that from another thread. am i wrong? )
While i wait for help i will be toying with trying to make ViperOneS v3.2.0 work.