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[Q] HTC Explorer stuck, tried almost everything !

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14th April 2014, 01:09 PM   |  #11  
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i appreciate your help, but sadly there is no software specific to HTC explorer such as ODIN for samsung.

I'll try the procedure in a Win 7 PC and get back to you guys.
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Goodluck bro. sorry for no help. i dont have HTC and everythings waay more easier on a xperia phone
14th April 2014, 01:25 PM   |  #12  
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i appreciate your help, but sadly there is no software specific to HTC explorer such as ODIN for samsung.

I'll try the procedure in a Win 7 PC and get back to you guys.
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Not true. Their tool is called RUU (Rom Update Utility). I'm assuming your phone is the Indian version from your location. If that is so, you'll find your download for the RUU here: http://www.4shared.com/mp3/JRRnTB2c/file.htm?cau2=s403 or http://uploaded.net/file/yan28lnl . They aren't the fastest downloads, but should work. Need to have more than 30% battery life, antivirus off, and drivers installed. Boot to bootloader / fastboot mode, then just double click the RUU exe and follow the instructions and accept all the terms. If the exe doesn't work, there are a couple of other ways to flash, but as long as your cord / drivers / PC are all working properly, you should be back to stock, if that's what you would rather do. This method could wipe internal storage if you have one.
14th April 2014, 02:00 PM   |  #13  
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Goodluck bro. sorry for no help. i dont have HTC and everythings waay more easier on a xperia phone

Hey ! C'mon. Don't say u didn't help !

Providing a light to this thread for others to answer it too was the read deal you made !

Thanks again, bro
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Not true. Their tool is called RUU (Rom Update Utility). I'm assuming your phone is the Indian version from your location. If that is so, you'll find your download for the RUU here: http://www.4shared.com/mp3/JRRnTB2c/file.htm?cau2=s403 or http://uploaded.net/file/yan28lnl . They aren't the fastest downloads, but should work. Need to have more than 30% battery life, antivirus off, and drivers installed. Boot to bootloader / fastboot mode, then just double click the RUU exe and follow the instructions and accept all the terms. If the exe doesn't work, there are a couple of other ways to flash, but as long as your cord / drivers / PC are all working properly, you should be back to stock, if that's what you would rather do. This method could wipe internal storage if you have one.

Great ! I love getting things done easier with tools !

I'll give this a shot too, and then if this doesn't work, i'll head for the recovery.img flashing .

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It's almost certainly an issue with a locked or semi-locked bootloader. If you are just HTC Dev unlocked on most HTCs, you need to flash the boot.img (kernel) via fastboot or when booted, with an app like Flashify. The reason you are having issues with getting it to connect is because Win 8.1 has issues with the HTC fastboot driver, especially on USB 3.0 ports on some makes of PCs. Grab another computer that has Win 7, if possible. Linux is an option as well, depending on how comfortable you are using it. But anyway, get to a PC that doesn't have Win 8+, get the HTC Sync program installed to get all of the drivers properly set up, then extract the boot.img from rom zip you last attempted to install and put it into the folder you extract from this https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1S0...it?usp=sharing . Open a CMD prompt and change directories to the adb+fastboot folder and then you'll want to be in bootloader mode and plugged in (make sure fastboot is selected and it should change to fastboot usb when recognized by PC) then copy and paste this without qoutes: "fastboot flash boot.img" and hit enter. This should send the kernel that you'll need to boot to the phone. Then just to be certain everything gets back in place, boot to recovery and factory reset and flash the rom again. Should be back up and running in no time.

Hello, i followed the exact steps that you provided, but i got an error in the cmd saying :
"unknown partition 'boot,img'
error: cannot determine image filename for 'boot.img' !

I'll try the RUU method now.
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Not true. Their tool is called RUU (Rom Update Utility). I'm assuming your phone is the Indian version from your location. If that is so, you'll find your download for the RUU here: http://www.4shared.com/mp3/JRRnTB2c/file.htm?cau2=s403 or http://uploaded.net/file/yan28lnl . They aren't the fastest downloads, but should work. Need to have more than 30% battery life, antivirus off, and drivers installed. Boot to bootloader / fastboot mode, then just double click the RUU exe and follow the instructions and accept all the terms. If the exe doesn't work, there are a couple of other ways to flash, but as long as your cord / drivers / PC are all working properly, you should be back to stock, if that's what you would rather do. This method could wipe internal storage if you have one.

I've done the adb command method and failed, now i've even performed updating it with RUU, but i have this result :
ERROR 155: unkown error
The ROM Update Utility cannot update your android phone.
Please get the correct ROM Update Utility and update your phone.
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Hello, i followed the exact steps that you provided, but i got an error in the cmd saying :
"unknown partition 'boot,img'
error: cannot determine image filename for 'boot.img' !

I'll try the RUU method now.

I'm so sorry! I left out something in that command! It's:

fastboot flash boot boot.img

Sorry, poor proofreading skills.

As far as the 155 error, I think you also might need to do this in bootloader / fastboot mode (if the previous command doesn't get you going with the rom you are already on - it should):

fastboot oem lock

Then re-run RUU.
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Sorry guys, for a very late reply.
I tried all the methods you said, with the new command too, but alas ! The device didn't get a life.
I'm gonna use it as a very costly paperweight now !

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