To get things started I was just looking to root/rom my friends phone to get him the wifi hotspot among some other goodies associated with custom roms. I have a good amount of experience regarding flashing, rooting, command line, etc.. I change my S4 rom weekly, and have had some experience with HTC recoveries dating back to my old, old, (OLD) HTC Apache (Yeah that was windows mobile 5). More recently I've worked with a HTC EVO.
Here's where I stand with this HTC EVO 4g LTE.
I originally tried to flash a RUU that was 'one click' thinking that it would be similar to the 1-Click Root and Recovery found for Samsung Devices, I was wrong. I know now that I needed S-OFF for this particular file and well, things didnt go well. The RUU froze (guessing because of the security reasons).
So the device now only boots to the HTC Splash indefinately or I can get it into the bootloader.
In an attempt to road of recovery, I have:
Installed TWRP v18.104.22.168 - Leaving **TAMPERED**, (I suspect)
HTCDev unlocked - Leaving **UNLOCKED**
I'd be happy to just get this thing to boot stock rom, from there I think I can S-OFF and get a custom rom on. But one step at at time.
I've tried running RUU_JEWEL_CL_JB_45_S_Sprint_WWE_3.17.651.4_Radio_1 .13.11.0830_NV_3.02_003_PRL25007_release_334470_si gned.zip as an attempt to recover stock, I've read reports that I might need to relock the phone to get this to work. Is this true?
I've read and read and read and tried and tried to no avail, just looking for a little pointer to get me in the right direction.
Included is my fastboot getvar all:
< waiting for device > (bootloader) version: 0.5 (bootloader) version-bootloader: 2.10.0000 (bootloader) version-baseband: 1.13.11.0830 (bootloader) version-cpld: None (bootloader) version-microp: None (bootloader) version-main: 3.17.651.4 (bootloader) version-misc: PVT SHIP S-ON (bootloader) serialno: HT27FS401770 (bootloader) imei: 990000667854337 (bootloader) product: jewel (bootloader) platform: HBOOT-8960 (bootloader) modelid: PJ7510000 (bootloader) cidnum: SPCS_001 (bootloader) battery-status: good (bootloader) battery-voltage: 3845mV (bootloader) partition-layout: Generic (bootloader) security: on (bootloader) build-mode: SHIP (bootloader) boot-mode: FASTBOOT (bootloader) commitno-bootloader: dirty-b28ce9b8 (bootloader) hbootpreupdate: 11 (bootloader) gencheckpt: 0