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[Q] Haven't flashed in months, could use some refresher/pointers?

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19th April 2014, 04:05 PM   |  #1  
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So my Evita that I rooted/flashed back in October is finally starting to bug out. Six months of smooth sailing, but now it's having Wi-Fi problems, reboot problems, etc. I'm going to go ahead and use it as an opportunity to flash to something newer, but...perhaps someone might be able to tell me what would cause this kind of behaviour? Is it something that could be fixed without reflashing? Something I should just expect over time when I'm using custom ROMs?

Anyways, I have been re-reading up on this stuff to prepare to reflash. Again, I did root/s-off/flash back in October...at that time the Sense 5 ROMs were very early/rough, so I went Sense 4 (CleanROM 6.5). My current bootloader screen reads like this:

*** TAMPERED ***
*** UNLOCKED ***
EVITA PVT SHIP S-OFF RL
CID-11111111
HBOOT-1.14.0002
RADIO-0.19as.32.09.11_2
OpenDSP-v29.1.0.45.0622
eMMC-boot
Jun 11 2012, 14:36:28

Currently installed recovery is TWRP 2.6.3.0

So with all of that said, my goal now is to get as updated as possible, and flash a stable Sense 5 ROM.

Would anyone mind helping me figure out the right plan of attack to do this?
19th April 2014, 04:17 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by finallygreen

So my Evita that I rooted/flashed back in October is finally starting to bug out. Six months of smooth sailing, but now it's having Wi-Fi problems, reboot problems, etc. I'm going to go ahead and use it as an opportunity to flash to something newer, but...perhaps someone might be able to tell me what would cause this kind of behaviour? Is it something that could be fixed without reflashing? Something I should just expect over time when I'm using custom ROMs?

Anyways, I have been re-reading up on this stuff to prepare to reflash. Again, I did root/s-off/flash back in October...at that time the Sense 5 ROMs were very early/rough, so I went Sense 4 (CleanROM 6.5). My current bootloader screen reads like this:

*** TAMPERED ***
*** UNLOCKED ***
EVITA PVT SHIP S-OFF RL
CID-11111111
HBOOT-1.14.0002
RADIO-0.19as.32.09.11_2
OpenDSP-v29.1.0.45.0622
eMMC-boot
Jun 11 2012, 14:36:28

Currently installed recovery is TWRP 2.6.3.0

So with all of that said, my goal now is to get as updated as possible, and flash a stable Sense 5 ROM.

Would anyone mind helping me figure out the right plan of attack to do this?

The only thing you need to do to prepare for a Sense 5 ROM is to upgrade your firmware, I have detailed instructions on my How-To Guide For Beginners thread in my signature. Don't ask for a recommendation on a ROM because doing so isn't allowed. To say one ROM is better is to infer that the others are inferior in some way. This is disrespectful to the devs who spend their spare time bringing us these awesome ROMs free of charge. Each user has different tastes anyway, the best way to see which ROM suits you is to flash a few and find out for yourself.

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19th April 2014, 06:32 PM   |  #3  
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Oh absolutely...in fact you mentioned that to me months ago when I went through this the first time, so I most certainly wasn't looking for a ROM recommendation...just wanted to know what I'd have to do to get where I wanted to be, and in what order I should do it
19th April 2014, 06:37 PM   |  #4  
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timmaaa, I noticed you recently told someone who was getting an Evita together for his father that he should go with this firmware:

http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23060877490004040

Because it would allow him to go Sense OR AOSP.

I suppose there's a slight chance I'll want to mess with an AOSP ROM, so should I stick with the one you linked there, or perhaps this one?:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2651052
19th April 2014, 06:47 PM   |  #5  
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The 2.15 firmware in my guide thread (and the first link in your post) is the one you want.

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19th April 2014, 09:50 PM   |  #6  
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Well I guess it really HAS been a long time since I've done this....the folder with fastboot and all of that is still on my PC, but the PC is NOT recognizing the phone at all. In fact, if I plug the phone to the PC via USB while in fastboot, the screen shows "FASTBOOT AC" rather than USB.

USB Debugging is ON. HTC Sync Manager is not seeing the phone either. How did my PC suddenly stop recognizing my phone? What can I do to troubleshoot this?
20th April 2014, 02:02 AM   |  #7  
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Eesh...just came down to using a different USB cable...so finicky!

Anyways, all's well...firmware updated, new ROM flashed!

Thanks!

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