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I'm sending my phone back to Sprint, and I unrooted my EVO and flashed back to stock, but the Recovery now says "LOCKED (OOW)" on the top.

I only get one chance to send it back, what does this mean?

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I'm sending my phone back to Sprint, and I unrooted my EVO and flashed back to stock, but the Recovery now says "LOCKED (OOW)" on the top.

I only get one chance to send it back, what does this mean?

Thank you so much.
that means your bootloader is locked now and OOW means out of warranty
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that means your bootloader is locked now and OOW means out of warranty
But my phone still has a few months of warranty... is there anything I can do about that?
 
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But my phone still has a few months of warranty... is there anything I can do about that?
I'm not sure sorry but that shouldn't effect taking it to Sprint if your not rooted or anything

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If you're sending out to HTC then the "out of warranty" probably matters. If you're sending it to Asurion (insurance) then it won't make a difference, or shouldn't. Asurion doesn't have anything to do with your warranty through HTC.

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I'm sending my phone back to Sprint, and I unrooted my EVO and flashed back to stock, but the Recovery now says "LOCKED (OOW)" on the top.

I only get one chance to send it back, what does this mean?

Thank you so much.
It seems to say that by default at the top of everyone's device with the new bootloader. I don't think the OOW is relevant; I think only the "LOCKED" portion is. I got a refurb that said that, even though I had just received it. I think all refurbs say the "OOW", but I don't know if a new device would. At this point, there are no more "new" EVOs, so I'm sure it doesn't matter.
Device 1: HTC One (M8)/831C | Hardware Version: 0005

Baseband: 1.08.20.0612_4 | PRI: 2.62_003 | PRL: 56019
Recovery: TWRP 2.7.1.0

Device 2: HTC Jewel/PJ75100 (EVO 4G LTE) | Hardware Version: 0003

Baseband: 1.13.11.1105 | PRI: 3.02_003 | PRL: 56018
Recovery: TWRP 2.7.1.0b

Device 3: HTC Shooter/PG86100 (EVO 3D) | Hardware Version: 0002
Baseband: 1.09.00.0108 | PRI: 1.55_003 | PRL: 22100
Recovery: TWRP 2.7.1.0

Device 4: HTC Supersonic/PC36100 (EVO 4G) | Hardware Version: 0004
Baseband: 2.15.00.01.15 | PRI: 2.33_003 | PRL: 40460
Recovery: TWRP 2.7.1.0
 
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What are you sending it back for? If it is still able to root, then use captains method to revert yourhboot back to 2.10 and you wont have that at top anymore.

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Default lock oow

Look to see if you flashed the newest update for HTC Evo to 2.3.5? if this is the case, they have added security to lock the HBOOT so you cant go in and root the phone. Also if you have unrooted the phone it can be a permanent "fix" and cant be undone.

OOW can mean out of warrantee, however, if the message is coming from the hboot screen then its probably the newer version of the android app.

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