Originally Posted by bethesdaadk
Never mind. I used the OTG file and TWRP. I have a welcome screen! That's a first!
Will report back shortly.
System is up and running the stock 5.X rom. Interestingly, it immediately wanted me to upgrade to Sense 6. However, because I had the TWRP recovery installed, it would just reboot into TWRP.
I figured it would need a stock recovery image in order for the over the air update to install. I had what I thought was a proper stock recovery image, so I flashed it and then told the update to install. It rebooted and started the install, but I got the dreaded Red Triangle. So, I was able to reboot the phone and it came back up in 5.X. I'm assuming that I had the wrong stock recovery image in order for the update to install.
Therefore, I suppose if I want the Sense 6, I'll need to flash the new firmware and apply the m7wls_Stock_Rooted_5.03.651.3_Odex_2.zip rom to the phone.
Or can you provide a link for the proper recovery image that would allow this update to install?
In the meantime, I ran a TWRP backup to freeze what I have in place.
Finally, much thanks for helping me to get myself back to where I have a viable phone. I learned a lot. Hopefully, I'll remember at least some of the lessons.