Originally Posted by bananagranola
Formatting system does not go back to square one. Did you unlock your bootloader with HTCDev? If so, did you relock? Did you try to S-Off, and if so, with AAHK? AAHK2? Manually? Did you root? Did you flash a recovery other than CWM? Did you flash the right version? Those things could all matter. That's why I'd like to know exactly what you did.
If you can't remember, boot into the bootloader. What does it say?
I tried AAHK initially but it was not working.
I unlocked with HTCDev. I got the CID key and it said it was successful.
I don't think I relocked, not on purpose anyway.
I tried to S-off with this method:
boot to recovery (yes, the screen may well be blank, but adb should work fine)
adb push gfree /tmp/
adb shell chmod 775 /tmp/gfree
adb shell /tmp/gfree -f >> yeilds – s-off, supercid, sim-unlock
However when I tried this I got an error at the end
Attempting to power cycle eMMC… Failed.
No such directory
That should have been the last step and I would have been golden. However since it did not work, and because the guy does not support these actions, I found a much simpler application to do S-OFF and root all in one. However now that application says my phone is a device called "ace" and it will not work, which is why I was trying to go backwards.
And I only just saw now that AAHK2 is out........ ugh. I just want to go back to the beginning. I will post why my phone says in recovery mode to provide more info when I get home.
Thanks for the help so far.