[Q] [HELP] Another soft-bricked AT&T HTC One X
So my son rooted his AT&T HTC One X
) and put AOKP 10.something (doesn't remember) but never got 4G data to work. He lived with it that way for a while because WiFi works and he has plenty of access at college. But recently he got fed up and wanted to go back to his stock rom to get 4G working again. He doesn't remember exactly what he did but he recalls going into recovery, wiping the cache, then updating TWRP to 2.5. That's when things went wrong. We get:
This build is for development purposes only
It sits this way for a few minutes then the screen goes blank, but it appears the phone is still on because, when plugged-in to the USB port on my PC I don't get the alert sound that USB has disconnected. Then it reboots. Does this over and over.
I can get into the bootloader by holding-down power and volume-down.
Bootloader tells me:
*** TAMPERED ***
*** UNLOCKED ***
EVITA PVT SHIP S-ON BL
June 11 2012, 14:36:28
I can also get into TWRP, but can't find any ROMS to install.
I've rooted a few of my androids and can follow instructions, but I'm not real familiar with all the tools and acronyms. Also, I have zero experience with the HTC One X. If there's a newb's guide for unbricking the Evita please point me in the right direction. Otherwise, please be gentle with me and I'll try not to make an ass of myself. ;^)
So far I've downloaded HTC Sync and Minimal ADB/Fastboot. The phone is plugged-in and charging. So I plan to pick up on this tomorrow night. If I understand things:
- Install the drivers
- Connect the phone
- Pray that it is still in USB Debugging mode
- Verify ADB detects the phone
- Use ADB to push my choice of ROMs to the root of the sdcard internal storage device
- Go into TWRP
- Wipe the entire phone including system
- Install the ROM
- Wave dead chicken over head while singing the theme song from Evita
- Reboot when done
Is that right?
Or should I use flashboot (never have before)?
Does "*** UNLOCKED ***" on the bootloader screen mean the bootloader is unlocked (as opposed to carrier unlock)?
Should I update TWRP to 2.6 first? If so, can I just push with ADB and Install with TWRP 2.5??
Do I need to S-OFF to flash TWRP or ROM? If so, how?
What the heck is an RUU file and do I need one?
And finally for tonight, while I know there's no such thing as the "best" ROM, which ROMs should I look at if my priorities are stability, functionality and battery life (most to least important)? I tend to put a ROM on my phone and not change for months, even years.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.