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By HabueN, Senior Member on 8th April 2014, 04:29 PM
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Hi,this might have been answerd before, but after a search i didnt find anything.

After unlocking bootloader and rooting this phone, like told in the htcdev guide, will there still be htc ota updates?
It was not on the s4, but samsung didnt support unlocking, thast why i wonder

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Hi,this might have been answerd before, but after a search i didnt find anything.

After unlocking bootloader and rooting this phone, like told in the htcdev guide, will there still be htc ota updates?
It was not on the s4, but samsung didnt support unlocking, thast why i wonder

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Samsung didn't support unlocking because the bootloader for most providers are not locked in the first place.

If you have a custom recovery the OTA will fail. There has been some debate as to if having an unlocked bootloader will work as well on past devices, but time will tell.
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Samsung didn't support unlocking because the bootloader for most providers are not locked in the first place.

If you have a custom recovery the OTA will fail. There has been some debate as to if having an unlocked bootloader will work as well on past devices, but time will tell.

Okay, thanks
While you're here, is there an easy way to install stock firmware and restore the phone back to official status after custom rom flash? I'm new to HTC, only did this with samsung phones via Odin.
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Okay, thanks
While you're here, is there an easy way to install stock firmware and restore the phone back to official status after custom rom flash? I'm new to HTC, only did this with samsung phones via Odin.

This is trickier with HTC. HTC uses something called RUUs. I don't rember what they stand for but they will do a full flash of stock firmware.

The catch is they are not available for everyone. They are carrier specific, and so far I haven't seen any for the M8 yet. Hopefully they will release it soon. Once we have this it is a simple .exe that is done on a windows computer and will take care of everything.

Alternately you can use a custom recovery to flash a stock nandroid, and then flash a stock recovery image.
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Okay, thanks
While you're here, is there an easy way to install stock firmware and restore the phone back to official status after custom rom flash? I'm new to HTC, only did this with samsung phones via Odin.

Good question.

M8, nuff said.
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This is trickier with HTC. HTC uses something called RUUs. I don't rember what they stand for but they will do a full flash of stock firmware.

The catch is they are not available for everyone. They are carrier specific, and so far I haven't seen any for the M8 yet. Hopefully they will release it soon. Once we have this it is a simple .exe that is done on a windows computer and will take care of everything.

Alternately you can use a custom recovery to flash a stock nandroid, and then flash a stock recovery image.

Sweet, thank you very much.
Than i will cross my fingers that it will come a RUU that works with carriers from Norway.
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