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[Q] factory restore but keep bootloader unlocked, s-off, root, twrp

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14th June 2014, 07:27 PM   |  #1  
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I want to start fresh and keep s-off, unlocked bootloader,perm root and twrp recovery. Whats the best way to do this? If I ruu back to stock, my device will keep s-off and unlocked bootloader right? Then I can just flash twrp again and perm root right? OR Can I just boot into recovery and clear data and cache? I've had samsung phones for the past year or two so i'm not used to HTC methods.
16th June 2014, 06:58 PM   |  #2  
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16th June 2014, 07:21 PM   |  #3  
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If you want to wipe everything you could just do a factory reset. I soft bricked my phone a week ago or so and just did a complete internal format then adb sideloaded a new rom. Kept root, unlock, s-off and recovery.
16th June 2014, 09:49 PM   |  #4  
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so your saying i can just go into settings and do the reset there and I will keep root, s-off, unlocked bootloader, and twrp?
16th June 2014, 09:58 PM   |  #5  
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Are you already S-Off with a custom recovery? I would just go into TWRP and do a clean wipe then install a stock rom....but to answer your question yes a RUU with take you back to stock (stock rom and recovery, it will ALSO wipe your SDCARD) but you will remain s-off, then just flash a custom recovery again.
16th June 2014, 10:30 PM   |  #6  
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Thanks guys. I got it. I just didn't know if I would lose root doing a regular factory reset. I did factory reset in recovery then rebooted. I kept root, s-off, unlocked and twrp. I get it now. I'm sorry. the last time I messed with a HTC phone was when I had my rezound but that was like 4 phones ago.
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