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Default [SOLVED] HTC Rezound: Stuck on htc splash, s-on, unlocked bootloader

I bought my friend's used HTC Rezound he was selling to me for 15 bucks. He said he "broke" it by flashing a bad ROM, and he doesn't feel like fixing it because he already replaced it with an LG G2. I figured for that price, fixing it was worth a shot. Besides, I'm coming from a Rugby Smart, and by the looks of it, this phone is a LOT better specs wise! Anyway, I can't seem to figure out how to fix it...

So when the phone is powered on, it goes to the HTC white splash and freezes there. The only way to get it off is pulling the battery. I CAN however, boot into the HBOOT menu, go to recovery, and all that stuff. So I guess what I'm trying to do is restore this to 100% stock at this point. Apparently in order to do that, I need to make sure my bootloader is locked and "S" is set to on. My "S" is on, however the bootloader is unlocked. Can someone please explain to me how I would go about fixing this phone, in a step-by-step fashion (if possible)? I would normally know what I'm doing, but this is the first HTC phone I've had, and I don't know how to use HBOOT, let alone RUU's and all this other stuff I read about for restoring this phone to stock.

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EXCITING UPDATE: I found out how to use fastboot to re lock the bootloader, so that's done now. Also, not sure what i did, but now whenever I try to boot into recovery it gives me a security warning and I can't access it (so now I have no way of flashing ZIP's, unless there's some way of using the fastboot command on a computer to do this). I'm no expert on HTC's, but I'm getting the feeling this recovery issue seals the deal that this phone is not getting fixed, but I guess we'll have to see...
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You need to flash a ROM and then MANUALLY flash the boot.img when S-On. Your friend probably didnt flash the boot.img, that is the cause of this issue 9 out 10 times this condition occurs.

What recovery, radios and hboot do you have?

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You need to flash a ROM and then MANUALLY flash the boot.img when S-On. Your friend probably didnt flash the boot.img, that is the cause of this issue 9 out 10 times this condition occurs.

What recovery, radios and hboot do you have?

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I'm not an HTC HBOOT expert, but where do I find this info, is this what is on the top of the screen when I first turn on hboot?

FANTASTIC UPDATE: here's what it says on the hboot screen:

*** TAMPERED ***
*** RELOCKED ***
*** Security Warning***
VIGOR PVT SHIP S-ON RL
HBOOT-2.28.0000
RADIO-2.23.10.0123r/2.23.10.0124r
OpenDSP-v14.6.0.7708.00.0507
eMMC-boot
Sep 20 2012, 17:40:22

-- I tried extracting the .img file which was called boot-signed.img from the RUU zip file and I tried flashing that separate from everything else but it did not work and still brought me to the white screen.

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I'm not an HTC HBOOT expert, but where do I find this info, is this what is on the top of the screen when I first turn on hboot?
Yup, except for the recovery, you will have to start recovery and look for the information inside recovery

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Yup, except for the recovery, you will have to start recovery and look for the information inside recovery

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I would if I could, but I don't think I can. Whenever I try to start recovery that's where the mysterious security warning appears and recovery fails to start.
 
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I would if I could, but I don't think I can. Whenever I try to start recovery that's where the mysterious security warning appears and recovery fails to start.
So what hboot and radios... This still shouldn't be too bad, you can just push whatever recovery is appropriate after we know that.

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Ok, last question before we really get into it, what ROM do you want to load? Do you know yet?

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Ok, last question before we really get into it, what ROM do you want to load? Do you know yet?

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I would LIKE a ROM with GSM support, but at this point if that is not possible that's OK with me, I'll take a stock ROM.

How does this one look:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1720750

EDIT: Downloading now, about 35-40 mins remain. If possible, can you post the instructions in the meantime so I know what to do when it is done? Thanks!
 
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I would LIKE a ROM with GSM support, but at this point if that is not possible that's OK with me, I'll take a stock ROM.

How does this one look:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1720750
Actually, most recent ROMs support GSM in Edge in the US... Better than that requires significant tweaking for a multitude of reasons... My suggestion would be Evervolv, Tachyon, or LiquidSmooth, best to stay with a known good ROM until we at least get working.

You should use an updated recovery, down load TWRP 2.6.3.0 extract the img file and place in the same directory as fastboot. Then start fastboot from hboot, connect the phone and once it says FASTBOOT USB type:

fastboot flash recovery (filename).img

Replace (filename) with the img name from the TWRP zip file, this will flash a current recovery.

Now copy the ROM zip to the root of the SD card. Also extract the boot.img file into the fastboot directory on your PC. Reboot into hboot and start recovery, go into Advanced and tick everything but external SD and wipe. Now back out to the main TWRP menu and install ZIP of the ROM.

Once that's done, reboot into bootloader and start fastboot, now type:

fastboot flash boot boot.img

Once its done, reboot!

If Gapps are requires, once the ROM is up, copy the zip to the SD card, reboot into recovery and install Gapps Zip.

Reboot and your done!

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Actually, most recent ROMs support GSM in Edge in the US... Better than that requires significant tweaking for a multitude of reasons... My suggestion would be Evervolv, Tachyon, or LiquidSmooth, best to stay with a known good ROM until we at least get working.

You should use an updated recovery, down load TWRP 2.6.3.0 extract the img file and place in the same directory as fastboot. Then start fastboot from hboot, connect the phone and once it says FASTBOOT USB type:

fastboot flash recovery (filename).img

Replace (filename) with the img name from the TWRP zip file, this will flash a current recovery.

Now copy the ROM zip to the root of the SD card. Also extract the boot.img file into the fastboot directory on your PC. Reboot into hboot and start recovery, go into Advanced and tick everything but external SD and wipe. Now back out to the main TWRP menu and install ZIP of the ROM.

Once that's done, reboot into bootloader and start fastboot, now type:

fastboot flash boot boot.img

Once its done, reboot!

If Gapps are requires, once the ROM is up, copy the zip to the SD card, reboot into recovery and install Gapps Zip.

Reboot and your done!

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Thanks a lot! I would rather use the GSM rom that I mentioned because its almost done downloading and my connection is slow so downloading another would take forever. I'll keep you posted if anything goes wrong.

Once again, thanks so much for the help

UP-UP-UP-UPDATE!!!!: I found a Cyanogenmod of some sort on the sd card with a separate zip for gsm support so ill use that instead.
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