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Soft-Bricked, Rooted, & S-Off

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12th June 2014, 01:03 AM   |  #1  
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I have a rooted, s-off HTC One M8. I was using Android Revolution ROM, but decided to try and flash a Cyanogenmod nightly. The Cyan flash was successful. Then I decided to restore back to a previous ROM I had in my backup. When I did a factory reset on uninstall Cyan, it failed. Tried it again, another fail. So I did a dirty restore and now it's asking for a password to decrypt my storage. I can't get into bootloader mode or recovery. How can I fix my phone to work again?
12th June 2014, 01:34 AM   |  #2  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2773203

Try this?

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12th June 2014, 02:01 AM   |  #3  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2773203

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I did try that and now it's stuck on the ROM's logo. At least the decrypt storage password window is gone. I can't the power the phone off or anything else.
12th June 2014, 02:04 AM   |  #4  
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Did you try holding power and up till the phone reset

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12th June 2014, 03:36 PM   |  #5  
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When I did a factory reset on uninstall Cyan, it failed.

Not sure what you are trying to say here. You tried to factory reset to uninstall CM? If so, factory reset just formats /data (user data) and doesn't touch the ROM. Did you factory reset within the OS, in TWRP, or in bootloader?

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So I did a dirty restore

"Dirty restore" is not a term I've seen used here (maybe its just my ignorance). "Dirty flash" is used often (flash the ROM without wiping user data). Or do you mean you restored a nandroid without the /data partition (only /system and boot partitions)?


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I can't get into bootloader mode or recovery.

Bootloader still works, otherwise the screen wouldn't even come on, and you would be really screwed (actual brick). Failure to get into bootloader is almost always caused by performing the button combo incorrectly.

Use the reboot button combo stated in the previous post (hold power and vol up for a while, maybe 10 seconds or more). This forces a reboot. Then the instant the screen goes black, hold vol down and don't let go until the bootloader screen comes up. If you get the HTC boot screen, you probably didn't start pressing vol down fast enough.

Did you try to reboot into bootloader or recovery using adb? If not, that is another alternative.
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12th June 2014, 04:41 PM   |  #6  
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Awesome. The OP cross-posted, then resolved his question (on a ROM thread, no less) and neglected to update his status here.

Please don't cross post. Stick to one thread (especially if you've bothered to start your own thread) and don't jump around. You will get better help that way, and avoid confusing others and wasting our time.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...699616&page=16
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