Originally Posted by bigdaddy619
Ok try this, power down let it go completely off then press the power button and vol down button release the power button after 3 seconds while still holding the vol down and see if it will boot to bootloader
Thanks. I tried that / trying right right no, to no avail. I hold "power" and "volume down", let go of "power" while still holding "volume down", and it simply goes to the "htc quietly brilliant" splash screen. It stays there until the battery dies.
When the phone's battery died, and I plugged it in again, the three 'hard' buttons at the bottom did flash, but then again the phone goes to the splash screen and stays there, seemingly no bootloader / other information.
Originally Posted by FinZ28 View Post
"The phone doesn't have a ROM installed, it seems."
No ROM, I wouldn't think; there was one when I first got the phone yesterday, but clearly I inadvertently deleted it when trying to revert the phone back to a clean slate. My bad on that, though the seller should never have sold me a rooted phone with a bunch of unknown apps on it in the first place (at least without indicating it was a rooted phone, which I wouldn't have chosen to purchase in the first place).
Thanks for your time!