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Default Helpful thread! (BOOTLOADER LOCK/UNLOCK/ROOT/UNROOT/CLOCKWORKMOD on HTC SENSATION XL)

HTC SENSATION XL

RUNNYMEDE AIO TOOL with GUI / UNLOCK BOOT LOADER / LOCK BOOT LOADER / ROOT / UNROOT / INSTALL CLOCKWORKMOD / TAKE BACKUP OF YOUR DEVICE WITH CWM / INSTALL ICE COLD ZOMBIE / RECOVER YOUR PREVIOUS ROM YOU HAD BACKED UP / INSTALL STOCK ROM


Some of these will just have a link to the proper thread, because the tutorials they provide helped me out and are perfect. I don't need to redo them.

So, let the game begin

I have the HTC Sensation XL!
I have searched and searched all over the internet and found some ways to do unlock and relock bootloader, root and unroot, and even found the RUU.exe for Europe and downloaded it before the sharing site locked EVERY shared files due to the activities of the internet restrictions.


Handy tool that helped me a lot! - Created by anders3408
After changing ROMS, my phone was unrooted and could not root it with the normal steps, so anders3408 suggested I try this. Worked like a charm! Rooted with just one click.
Runnymede AIO Tool With GUI

STEP ONE: UNLOCK BOOT LOADER
First of all, let's unlock your boot loader, this step is pretty easy because the website that provides you the unlock code also provides the steps you need to unlock your boot loader, after this re locking is even more simpler.
Just go to HTCDEV boot loader and follow the steps there to unlock your boot loader.

***WARRANTY issues if you do this step and any other step from here*** but you can re lock your boot loader and unroot your device to use your WARRANTY again.

STEP 2: INSTALL CLOCKWORKMOD
When I wanted to install Cockwork Mod recovery on my S.XL I got errors
after 'fastboot flash recovery recovery.img' it showed me an error related to can't load recovery.img
That's because you are in the wrong directory, just cd to the correct directory where recovery.img is you want to flash CWM recovery on your device.
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS TAKE BACKUP FIRST BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ON YOUR DEVICE
you can take backups with CLOCKWORKMOD of your device, just do that so you can restore your device if you don't like other roms or need a recovery.
Remember that the magnifying glass on your HTC Sensation XL is used as ENTER/SELECT in CWM

You'll be needing ADB installed on your system - GUIDE <- if this is not the original guide please tell me so I can change it

After you have installed ADB just head over to [vertigo]'s thread here and fast search for 'Clockwork Mod'.
Thread by Shingers5 - ClockworkMod Recovery 5.0.2.7 unofficial MoDaCo edition - Paul O'Brien recovery - this recovery is more stable

STEP 3: ROOT YOUR DEVICE
For rooting your device just head over to Shingers5 thread about permanent rooting the HTC Sensation XL

STEP 4: INSTALL ICE COLD SANDWICH
Awesome thread here about the ICE COLD SANDWICH
Go to the 'How to install' part on benjamin.j.goodwin's thread.
(I currently run 3 Musketeers Insanely Cool Sense v3)

STEP 5: BACKUP OR RESTORE YOUR PREVIOUS ROM
To recover your previous rom on your device you just need to go where you also backed up your device and hit on recover and select the recovered rom. This all can be found if you
1. Turn off device
2. Take out battery and put it back in
3. Hold volume down and press on power
4. Use volume down to slide to recovery and press on power to select it
5. There you can find CWM recovery where you can backup or restore your device
( WHEN YOU SELECT BACKUP OR RESTORE YOUR DEVICES ACTS LIKE IT'S STUCK, DON'T BE FOOLED. IT IS DOING IT'S JOB, JUST BE PATIENCE )

STEP 6: LOCKING BOOT LOADER
You need ADB so follow these steps HERE
To lock your boot loader you definitely need to have a proper connection between your device and computer.
To re lock your boot loader you need to:
1. Turn off your phone
2. Take out your battery and put it back in
3. hold your volume down button and press the power button. (KEEP HOLDING YOUR VOLUME DOWN BUTTON) You will see a white screen with fastboot written on it.
4. Navigate with your volume up or down to fastboot and press the power button to select it.
5. Connect your device with your computer, you will see 'fastboot USB ....'
6. open the terminal in your computer and type in 'adb devices', you probably will see an empty list, no devices. Just follow step 7
7. type in 'fastboot oem lock' without quotes and your device is locked again, you will see relocked - you might see a warning under it but that's nothing, after rebooting the warning will go away.
8. I don't know why you can't see any devices connected when in fastboot USB mode but if you start up your phone and redo step 6. you will see your device.

STEP 7: UNROOT YOUR DEVICE
To unroot your device you will need to relock your boot loader. Follow STEP 6: LOCKING BOOT LOADER first
1. Download YOUR proper RUU.exe from Football's thread HERE
(I could not download anything from Filefactory because of restrictions for free users)
I found mine on another download site, but that one was locked after I downloaded this RUU.exe.
RUU_Runnymede_HTC_Europe++_1.05.401.4_R2_Radio_20. 5101.30.0822_3822.10.10.12_M_release_223366_signed
DOWNLOAD RUU.exe
2. open RUU.exe and follow the onscreen steps to unroot your device and install stock rom.
Now you have WARRANTY again


OK, if you guys think there is missing something or something needs to be changed or whatever tell me I'd be glad to improve

Special thanks to:
anders3408
[vertigo]
benjamin.j.goodwin
shingers5


GOT NEW LINKS FOR RUU.exe roms? Please share because the other threads with links to stock roms are outdated or you need to be premium member to download.

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Great work man for making a thread with all of these informations.
I think many of us were searching for something like this.
A very helpful thread for al beginers.
Many thanks man! :thumbup:

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Can I ask what was wrong with the guides already present and vertigo guide has all info needed. I welcome any attempt to simplify things but do we really need another thread like this. There is no lack of info on the XL as all that is needed is here. Many many people before have found all they needed so really don't understand. You seem to show a total lack of respect for all the good work that have gone on before you got here. If the guides here were not to your liking I am sure we could have updated. You come into a forum and open a thread at least acknowledge the efforts of others that were here before you. Alot of time and effort was spent getting things here off the ground and to disregard the recognised efforts here as you quite blatantly are is rude and bad form.

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Can I ask what was wrong with the guides already present and vertigo guide has all info needed. I welcome any attempt to simplify things but do we really need another thread like this. There is no lack of info on the XL as all that is needed is here. Many many people before have found all they needed so really don't understand. You seem to show a total lack of respect for all the good work that have gone on before you got here. If the guides here were not to your liking I am sure we could have updated. You come into a forum and open a thread at least acknowledge the efforts of others that were here before you. Alot of time and effort was spent getting things here off the ground and to disregard the recognised efforts here as you quite blatantly are is rude and bad form.

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+1 I totally agree. All the information is available in mine and shingers tutorials and you've not linked or acknowledged them at all.
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Can I ask what was wrong with the guides already present and vertigo guide has all info needed. I welcome any attempt to simplify things but do we really need another thread like this. There is no lack of info on the XL as all that is needed is here. Many many people before have found all they needed so really don't understand. You seem to show a total lack of respect for all the good work that have gone on before you got here. If the guides here were not to your liking I am sure we could have updated. You come into a forum and open a thread at least acknowledge the efforts of others that were here before you. Alot of time and effort was spent getting things here off the ground and to disregard the recognised efforts here as you quite blatantly are is rude and bad form.

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First of all, I made this guide because someone requested it. I also linked a lot of good working threads so I don't get why you think I am rude. I just put everything a noob needs in one guide with links to working guides so they don'T need to puzzle around a lot. Because I found it hard to find everything I needed.

I'm thankful to all the threads I have linked in this thread. AND I am not taking credit for the things I have linked. As I mentioned, the is no guide especially made for the Sensation XL for some things, and this guide I made is more based on that part and sharing the eu rom that is hard to find due to download rdstrictions.

So pardon me if I did not thanked the entire XDA.

In one of the linked guides they mention that they could make that guide thanks to vertigo, so that's good.

And again, I could not easily find everythin I needed and therefore I desided to share my experiance sfter getting a request to show the steps for noobs

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public static void main(String[] args) {

String current = "Current phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505";
String old = "Old phone: HTC Sensation XL";
String dead = "Dead phone: Samsung F700v";

System.out.println(current + "\n" + old + "\n" + dead);

}

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Current phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505
Old phone: HTC Sensation XL
Dead phone: Samsung F700v
BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 0 seconds)
 
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+1 I totally agree. All the information is available in mine and shingers tutorials and you've not linked or acknowledged them at all.
Sorry for noy mentioning you in my thread as I haveread your thread and yes I see that you had most of these. But I find it still a little bit out of order. And I saw that you did not mention ICZ and as I said it was a request of a user to make this. It's in order and everything they need step by step. Your thread is good but to much text in my opinion. I have added one or two things in this one. Btw lots of your text is the same as text I have read in other guides and I did not see you mention them all. It might be that they copy paste it from you, I don't know.

But I am not trying to be rude or not mention related post, why would I not. I will add your guide at the top of this my yhread so users can deside for themselfs which one they need.

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public static void main(String[] args) {

String current = "Current phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505";
String old = "Old phone: HTC Sensation XL";
String dead = "Dead phone: Samsung F700v";

System.out.println(current + "\n" + old + "\n" + dead);

}

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Current phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505
Old phone: HTC Sensation XL
Dead phone: Samsung F700v
BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 0 seconds)
 
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First of all, I made this guide because someone requested it. I also linked a lot of good working threads so I don't get why you think I am rude. I just put everything a noob needs in one guide with links to working guides so they don'T need to puzzle around a lot. Because I found it hard to find everything I needed.

I'm thankful to all the threads I have linked in this thread. AND I am not taking credit for the things I have linked. As I mentioned, the is no guide especially made for the Sensation XL for some things, and this guide I made is more based on that part and sharing the eu rom that is hard to find due to download rdstrictions.

So pardon me if I did not thanked the entire XDA.

In one of the linked guides they mention that they could make that guide thanks to vertigo, so that's good.

And again, I could not easily find everythin I needed and therefore I desided to share my experiance sfter getting a request to show the steps for noobs

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I think the problem is that you're just repeating everything that is in mine and shingers guides already....

I have mentioned the people who I needed to in my thread, basically shingers5 as he was the one who has done all the hard work and they are the only threads i copied from... and no its not out of order, its in the right order, with the exact steps you need to take to get a custom rom working, guaranteed!! The reason there is so much text is that I've tried to explain it as clearly as possible.

Anyway I'm not getting into an arguement about this, I've said what I needed too...
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I think the problem is that you're just repeating everything that is in mine and shingers guides already....
To be honest, some of the guides that are mentioned are not clear in my opinion. I shared guides that were really easy.
Pretty late got to get up early, goodnight

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public static void main(String[] args) {

String current = "Current phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505";
String old = "Old phone: HTC Sensation XL";
String dead = "Dead phone: Samsung F700v";

System.out.println(current + "\n" + old + "\n" + dead);

}

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Current phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505
Old phone: HTC Sensation XL
Dead phone: Samsung F700v
BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 0 seconds)
 
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I support this thread and encourages all work in this direction, I am against the monopoly of information, in any case, we are in a forum and everyone, or Each one stands to gain.
And I think this thread is the best and easiest I've read since I read more and more I discover new things, and eventually it has to choose what method I follow.
every time I have a question, why I have not managed to flash phone when he was unroot, and now it is rooted I can not have a flash with Ruu?
that's why I'm asking you to write this thread because I saw that many people can not flash with Ruu
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To be honest, some of the guides that are mentioned are not clear in my opinion. I shared guides that were really easy.
Pretty late got to get up early, goodnight

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Once again your lack of respect astounds me. Nothing I did here was in aid for gratitude or fame. I had an XL when only a few had it and there was nothing at all. I mean **** all. I put my device on the line to find all the things I posted. The sites you linked too got the info from here. Why not make a guide in simple terms as you said but with links to xda? I have done my best to help everyone by replying promptly and even on pm. You act like there was nothing here at all and yours is the 1st thread to be posted with such info. Its bad form mate as the info here has helped many many people. Simplify things yes and bring it all together and simpler hell yes but discredit all my hard work and effort as blatantly as you do is bad form. Don't care if I get mentioned or not but do not try to discredit my contribution to this device

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