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10th July 2014, 08:11 PM |#1  
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Ok, I believe that I have officially soft bricked my phone. I guess for any help to be given I should give a little background.

These are the things that I did to the phone when I got it about 2 months ago:
  • Unlocked bootloader using steps on HTC dev
  • Installed Philz Touch CWM
  • Rooted

Ok, so a few days ago I got a notification that there was a KitKat OTA update available. I knew that because I had a custom recovery installed that I wouldn't be able to let the OTA install by itself. So, I went ahead and downloaded the OTA and tried to flash it via CWM, it didn't work. I reverted to the stock recovery and tried it again, nothing. Then I did something, I can't remember exactly what I did. I think I took the firmware zip out of the OTA and tried to install that using CWM, but it failed because zip was corrupted. After that it will only boot into Hboot. From what I've read it being able to get to Hboot still is a good sign and that it can probably be saved. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get it up and running again? I really appreciate any help that can be given.