[Q] New replacement phone, can I make a stock backup just in case?
I have had a Tmo HTC One since the day they came out. I rooted it, S-Off'd, Super CID, updated firmware and was running ARHD. Well the microphone stopped workng after a small drop and I had to have the phone replaced via Asurion insurance. I tried the warranty route, but I could not get the phone back to 100% stock and did not want to get screwed sending back an unlocked phone.
I just got my insurance supplied phone (I updated to the the 4.3 OTA from Tmo first thing) and being the glutton for punishment, I want to at least root it again and would love to run ARHD 30.x. In case of another warranty situation, I would like to make a backup of the phone in its stock state (recovery, ROM, etc...) and burn it to a DVD and put it away for safe keeping. Is this even possible? I cannot begin tell you how long I spent trying to get my original phone back to stock. I tried every tool, ROM and RUU and no luck. My understanding was because I updated the firmware and cold not go back down to a lower firmware and then I somehow relocked the bootloader and S-On'd and really screwed thing up.
The old phone is gone and is in the past, so whatever I did wrong doesn't matter. I just do not want to do it again this time around and anything I can do to create a safety net for the future, I will gladly do. My phone is completly stock running the Tmo 4.3 with 3.24 firmware.
What are my options?
Android it is...
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