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Can someone give me some guidance on which direction I should take here? I've been rooted (did it myself) for over 2 years and using the same Rom since late 2012.. since then I haven't been updating any because I liked the ROM. Lately the phone has been bugging a bit and I feel I need to update everything.

Attached are pics of my setups and where this phone software stands. I attempted obtaining Soff via a few different methods 5 months ago but something failed in each attempt, so I gave up and reverted back to the same Rom where I had stability.
I've been reading about different methods of updating my radios and applying a new Rom, but with so much different information out here, I've gotten confused quite easily.
Should I unroot and go back to stock to get a clean slate? And if so, what's the most up to date unroot method? Last one I saw was 2012 version.

Can someone show me the steps I need to take to avoid bricking my phone to get the latest software? I read about sense 5 a bit and that looks interesting. I also read the thread recently about the guy that purchased a used EVO LTE and his experiences. I don't know if his experience applies to my situation since his Rom looks to be newer than mine.

All help and pointers are appreciated.





 
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I would start in the thread below:

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Thanks for the reply. I'll look at sense 5 and see if that's the way I want to go. I first need to get soff before doing anything.
 
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Thanks for the reply. I'll look at sense 5 and see if that's the way I want to go. I first need to get soff before doing anything.
Consider trying this method for S-off:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2163013


It works with older software and is very easy to use. You will retain S-off if you do decide to update via RUU method as well.

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I need help flashing the new firmware+recovery on hboot. Can someone explain how to flash the zip using hboot for me .
 
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I need help flashing the new firmware+recovery on hboot. Can someone explain how to flash the zip using hboot for me .
All of the information you need is available by searching for it. Please search and read before asking for help. Also, remember, Google is your friend. Thanks.

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Sorry I'm new... But I tried searching maybe I'm wording it wrong . Also if you wouldn't mind telling me if opening a cmd promt on windows while phone is in fastboot usb and typing "Fastboot flash zip" is the right way of flashing it the firmware w/recovery from captain throwbacks forum.Thanks in advance!

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