[Q] HTC One Sprint M7WLS softbricked, don't know what else to do.
With the new 4.3 OTA I thought I might be good to delve into updating my phone today. That was around Noon, it's now 9PM, and I just don't know where else to turn. I know where I screwed up a few things and I feel like I've tried everything. Hopefully you guys will have some helpful suggestions, if not I guess I'll have to bite the bullet.
I'm a noob at rooting. I did root my HTC Evo Shift a year or two ago. Put CM 7.something on it, but I really wasn't happy with the performance so I just RUU'd back to stock and haven't messed with it since. I did leave it rooted for some root required apps though.
I rooted my HTC One a couple months ago using this method:
On gizmodo how-to-root-your-nexus-htc-one-or-samsung-galaxy-s4-990847878 (can't link it because I just signed up)
With 4.3 out I thought I would be able to find a modified update and keep my phone Stock rooted or try InsertCoin or something. My first mistake, I believe, was thinking that root was fine without S-Off.
I've got Drivers and Android SDK on my Win7 machine (I have a Mac and Fedora box if anyone knows any solutions using those OS's). I have on the phone TWRP 184.108.40.206, root, S-On. I try to upgrade to TWRP 220.127.116.11 and that doesn't work so well. I read somewhere that the M7WLS doesn't like that build, and I should try 18.104.22.168, I just strait to 22.214.171.124.
Read some articles on TWRP, watched some videos, so I go to do factory data wipe, cache wipe, dalvik cache wipe, and I do system wipe thinking I need to do that too. Whenever I reboot I basically stop at the HTC splash screen. Mistake number two, I have no OS now.
I hunt down a recovery.img from a site that is supposedly offical Sprint, flash it, try to do a factory restore, no good.
I try getting it back to stock with this:
How to Unroot / Unbrick the HTC One M7: Back to Stock by C4Etech
fastboot oem rebootRUU
fastboot flash zip <rom>.zip
I get errors whether locked or unlocked. I still have S-On and I'm guessing that's why I'm getting signature validation errors.
I try TWRP and ClockworkMod 126.96.36.199 to see if I can mount to my PC, no go.
Fastboot devices recognizes the M7WLS so after more reading I'm going to try ADB sideload. ADB devices does not see my phone. HT Sync is already installed, I remove it and try HTCDriver_4.2.0.001, no go. I remove it and try Universal_Naked_Driver_0.73, still nothing on adb devices. Whether TWRP or ClockworkMod Recovery I can't side seem to sideload.
I go to the store and pick up a cable:
Staples.com Belkin-4-Ports-USB-20-External-Flex-Hub product_IM1QZ5590 (Can't link)
on a USB stick, but the phone doesn't recognize it so I can load from either recovery.
I'm sure I've missed a few things in there. Right now I'm sunk, I'm tired, and suggestions are appreciated.