No luck. It went into a bootloop. It goes to the HTC screen, then reboots and turns on again to the same screen. Once in a blue moon it goes to the T-Mobile screen, but then reboots as well.
Never rooted, never installed custom roms, never done anything special to this phone until now. I have some important notes on it and I wish I could get to the SD Card to back them up, but I already am prepared to lose them all
I read about the POWER + VOL DOWN, so I played around with it, tried the reboots, reboot bootloader, power down, factory reset.
If that can help here's the info that shows:
*** LOCKED ***
M7_UL PVT SHIP S-ON RH
Feb 3 2014
Also tried the recovery (where we apparently have to hold power + vol up + vol down?) and get to this screen:
Android system recovery <3e>
Mount SDCARD failed 1 times
Mount SDCARD failed 2 times
Mount SDCARD failed 3 times
Mount SDCARD failed 4 times
Mount SDCARD failed 5 times
Can not mount SD Card. (No such device)
Write host_mode: 0 done
On this screen I tried all the wipes and "apply from ***" but still no luck.
I'm reading about the RUUs (downloaded RUU_M7_UL_JB43_SENSE50_MR_TMOUS_3.24.531.3_Radio_4 A.21.3263.03_10.38m.1157.04_release_336982_signed_ 2.exe although my radio is higher than this one?) but not sure what I'm doing at this point.
As I'm travelling this phone is my only connection and I don't have access to a real computer often. Any help is much appreciated!