[Q] Am I Bricked? Won't go past lockscreen on Sense Roms, reboots on GE Roms.
Bought a T-Mobile HTC One off a guy (never a good start), who said it was rooted with a GE 4.3 Rom and randomly rebooting. He said it was given to him like that... In my mind, I thought it was probably a bad flash and an easy fix. Wrong.
The Rom was bigixe Android 4.3 JWR66V Google Play Ed. - Rooted/Busybox/Odexed/Deodexed (8/6/13). It didn't necessarily reboot randomly, it would load, you could run it like normal and then it would consistently reboot about 2 minutes after boot. It was rooted, unlocked, CWM recovery, and S-On with HBOOT 1.44.
I then flashed Android Revolution HD 22.0 without any problems, but this time, it would load to the lockscreen and not give me the initial setup. As soon as i unlocked, it would go the HTC screen and freeze for about 3 minutes before rebooting. I tried several Roms, both Sense and GE, and the same thing would happen with each Rom respectively. From here I did everything imaginable: Relock and flash stock, format data, flash firmwares, download RUU's, sideload, RRU zips, downgrade to turn S-OFF...everything.
Still no better than when I started. My question is, did the previous owner have S-OFF and then turned S-ON again with some altered partition or would that have caused a more severe brick? Did I miss something?
Any help is appreciated.