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Question [Q] OTA stuck at white HTC Screen, now what?

Whoops. I did the OTA without doing any research first and now I'm stuck.

I was running the stock GB ROM, rooted with HTCdev unlock, Amon Ra and S-on. I did the OTA that "Prepped" the phone for ICS today and it apparently unrooted the phone. I didn't really dig into it and just went ahead with the ICS OTA. It downloaded and I hit OK and it booted into recovery. Eventually the option to reboot presented and I chose it. Now I'm stuck at the white HTC screen.

I know I should have been paying a little more attention to what I was doing and should have done some more reading before I went ahead with the OTA.

I've done some research but haven't found any solutions that are specific to this OTA. What should I do now? Thanks in advance.
 
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Whoops. I did the OTA without doing any research first and now I'm stuck.

I was running the stock GB ROM, rooted with HTCdev unlock and S-on. I'm pretty sure I had CWM recovery, althought it might have been Amon RA. I did the OTA that "Prepped" the phone for ICS today and it apparently unrooted the phone. I didn't really dig into it and just went ahead with the ICS OTA. It downloaded and I hit OK and it booted into some kind of recovery, again I wasn't paying attention. Eventually the option to reboot presented and I chose it. Now I'm stuck at the white HTC screen.

I know I should have been paying a little more attention to what I was doing and should have done some more reading before I went ahead with the OTA.

I've done some research but haven't found any solutions that are specific to this OTA. What should I do now? Thanks in advance.
No worries. You do need to be careful but you can fix this.

First relock your bootloader in fastboot with the command: fastboot oem lock

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1810931

Download the RUU file from the android police website and rename it PH98IMG.zip and place it on the root of your external SD card (not in any folders). Reboot to bootloader and your phone will find it and apply the OTA update.

Make sure to remove it from the root directory on your SD after your phone reboots.

You'll be good to go running ICS 3.14.605.12!

EDIT: Just remembered you said you were stuck at splash screen. If you can't get past that you might need an SD card reader to do all this on a pc but its still totally doable.
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Thanks, I'm downloading it now.
 
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after DL'ing the RUU, how do you put the file on your phone? im stuck on that screen and dont know how to access the phones files to put that file on the root

thanks in advance

edit: sd card reader
 
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So there's no way of doing this without getting another SD card with the file or using SD card reader?
 
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I wish I would have saw this before I installed a ROM hoping that would fix it. How do I get rid of the ROM now to run stock? It was Scotts Clean ROM if that matters at all
 
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I wish I would have saw this before I installed a ROM hoping that would fix it. How do I get rid of the ROM now to run stock? It was Scotts Clean ROM if that matters at all
You can flash a stock ROM or RUU.

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You can flash a stock ROM or RUU.

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Not to sound like a total n00b, but could you walk me threw that?

I need to lock the boot loader threw fast boot also i read above? How do I do that?
 
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Not to sound like a total n00b, but could you walk me threw that?

I need to lock the boot loader threw fast boot also i read above? How do I do that?
You would need to boot into fastboot, then type 'fastboot oem lock' I believe.

After that, download http://db.tt/M09JDsfq, rename it PH98IMG, place it on the root of your SD, reboot into hboot, and flash!

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Current:
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Motorola XT926 || Carbon || arrrghhh Kernel ||
HTC Rezound || CM 10.1 || Funky Kernel ||
HTC Droid Incredible || CM 10.1 ||
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Let's go out west and bask/in the overcast/standing in the rain/we'll see the beauty in life again
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