[HOW-TO] UNBRICK HTC ONE V & t328w (DESIRE V) cable-free method using RUU!!!
NO MATTER THE PROBLEM, IF YOU CAN GET INTO HBOOT (BOOT LOADER MODE) THIS FIX WILL FLASH A NEW IMAGE (THUS FIXING YOUR PHONE; IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ENTER HBOOT, YOU MIGHT NEED TO CALL HTC
PLEASE STICKY IF THIS IS HELPFUL!
NOTICE: This method works for both the ONE V and the T328W and virtually any HTC phone with unlock able and lockable boot loader (with the appropriate IMG tag and the right RUU's!!!!!!!! Don't download these expecting to unblock your EVO!) (thank you CafeKampuchia!)
The process for both these phones is the same; I will be explaining the t328w method, since that is the phone I have, but will tell you the differences when they arise...so do not fret!
THE ONE V METHOD HAS NOT BEEN TESTED BY ME PERSONALLY!
(But again, SHOULD be the same....TESTERS WOULD BE NICE
ALSO ON THE HTC DESIRE FORUM (for the t328w since this phone is like a hybrid of that and this, the one V....and doesn't have it's own dedicated forum hahaha)
Hello Everyone, just yesterday I was messing with gapps on my HTC t328w (since it's a chinese phone, it didn't not come with gapps, so I had try to flash them myself) and I made some mistakes, which basically ended up soft-bricking my device (unable to update gapps since I had merged the entire system folders instead of just copying system/app), and it would not boot to the home screen.
After looking for a while I had found the RUU for this phone, however, the .exe just did not work for me, it wouldn't detect my phone (maybe incorrect drivers, but I can't be sure of that as my phone was rooted using the same computer)...
So after some thinking and working stuff out, I came up with method (well, at least for this phone, it has been done for other phones before), so I present you...
HOW TO UNBRICK THE HTC T328W (CHINA UNICOM) AND ONE V
What you need
-The phone, obviously (try to have battery above 30%)
-The RUU found here
(FOR T328W!!!!!) (download the .exe) (Thank you island3r!) and for the ONE V rom (pick your poison)
-Micro SD card
Let us begin...
1.) Run the RUU exe file (depending on the phone), and when it's done preparing, go to start > run, and type in %temp%, you should see the temp folder pop up...
2.) In the temp folder, look for the file with the longest name (that was my qualitative observation, needs clarification~!), and scroll down and find rom.zip
3.) Rename rom.zip to PL11IMG.zip (for t328w) and PK76IMG.zip (for One V), and transfer it to the root of your micro sd card (with the adapter in your computer, as you can't with your phone...since it's bricked...)
4.) Take the micro-sd card out of your computer, slide it in your phone, and boot into HBOOT (volume down + power button).
5.) When you are at the hboot screen, press the down button once, you should see the phone scan the SD card, it will say in about 5 - 10 seconds "PL11IMG.zip (or PK76IMG.zip depending on your phone haha) found....checking.....loading", there is a vertical progress bar on the top right side of the screen so you can be sure that it's not frozen or something...
6.) After it is done checking, it should bring up a menu to update and say press vol+ for YES and vol- for new, we need to flash this update/restoration so press the the volume up button...
7.) It will do something for about a minute, and go BACK to boot loader, repeat step 5 and 6 (this happened to me, I really don't know if this will happen to others...someone please test this?)
8.) Now that you have said YES to update the second time, wait about 10 minutes (you can watch the progress bar too), and it will say "update completed, press power to reboot"
9.) Reboot, and your phone is good as new!!!!* ^______^
*I mean it when I say that, it is literally good as new; it will wipe everything, and you need to activate your phone again and set up and all that stuff
I NEED TESTERS AND CONFIRMERS....HELP ME OUT WITH THIS METHOD PLEASE
AGAIN THE ONE V METHOD HAS NOT BEEN TESTED BY ME, PLEASE SOMEONE WITH A ONE V PHONE, HELP THE COMMUNITY OUT!
Hope you found this helpful! Post if you have any comments, concerns, or any thing that should be added on (this is my first guide hahaha