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[UNBRICK] HTC Unbricking Project

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28th June 2012, 03:14 AM   |  #1  
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We are proud to announce that the EVO 4G LTE is now fully supported by the HTC Unbrick Project!




Note: This will fix only devices which were bricked by turning S ON. And bricks caused by a damaged hboot via interrupted OTA update/RUU flash on a S-ON device. Any devices bricked with other ways are currently *not* supported.
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Angry [UNBRICK] HTC Unbricking Project
Prerequisites
  • the appropriate package for the device
  • the latest RUU for your device
  • a device bricked by writing security flag 3 with an unsigned hboot, or caused by a damaged hboot via interrupted OTA update/RUU flash on a S-ON device
  • a usb cable
  • some basic linux experience
  • patience

DISCLAIMER: We do NOT guarantee that this method will work for you, or that it is flawless. We are also not responsible if your phone is completely dead after the procedure, or your house burns down because your phone exploded. You are doing this in YOUR OWN RISK.

Instructions
  1. Boot the linux box and download the appropriate package for the device.
  2. Extract the package in the home directory
  3. Open up a terminal
  4. Remove microSD card and connect the device using the USB cable.
  5. Detect the device using the script provided. Type this in the terminal
    Code:
    sudo ./brickdetect.sh
    You should get something like sdX. We are interested on that "X"
  6. Hexdump the hboot to check the version
    Code:
    sudo ./emmc_recover --device /dev/sdX12 --hexdump 00000000:00000060
  7. Replace the "X" with the letter the script gave you
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions from emmc_recover
    The output should be like this:
    Code:
    00000000  05 00 00 00 03 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 20 80  |.............. .|
    00000010  d8 fc 0f 00 d8 fb 0f 00  d8 fb 2f 80 00 01 00 00  |........../.....|
    00000020  d8 fc 2f 80 00 00 00 00  12 00 00 ea 31 2e 31 35  |../.........1.15|
    00000030  2e 32 32 32 32 00 00 00  38 39 36 30 20 53 50 4c  |.2222...8960 SPL|
    00000040  00 00 00 00 00 f0 20 e3  53 48 49 50 00 00 00 00  |...... .SHIP....|
    00000050  00 f0 20 e3 00 f0 20 e3  48 42 4f 4f 54 2d 38 39  |.. ... .HBOOT-89|
    00000060  36 30 00 00 00 f0 20 e3  64 69 72 74 79 2d 33 63  |60.... .dirty-3c|
    This is the typical hex of a hboot. We are interested to check if that is the hboot partition and if it is, to get to know the version. In this case it is 1.15
  9. If in the above step you failed to identify the hboot, unplug all devices connected to that pc, reboot and try again
  10. Unplug the device
  11. Check again it is the right version, because if you do a mistake here, you won't be able to go back
  12. Flash the hboot on the device. Replace "V.VV" with hboot version (eg. 1.12, 1.15, 1.19) and "X" with the one you got from the detect script. Plug the device in ONLY when asked to
    Code:
    sudo ./emmc_recover --flash jewelV.VV.nb0 --device /dev/sdX12 --chunksize 24576 --backupafter hboot_f.nb0
  13. Follow the on-screen instructions from emmc_recover and wait until the process is finished
  14. Unplug the device, put microSD card in and power on
  15. Congratulations, the device is unbricked.
  16. FLASH THE RUU IMMEDIATELY AFTER RECOVERING!! The device will be unstable after the recovery if you don't flash it.
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Notes on the procedure:
  • We recommend using a Ubuntu 12.04(or higher) liveCD
  • USB3 ports do not work properly. Please plug the device in a USB2 port


Downloads

For HTC EVO 4G LTE(Jewel)
32bit version MD5: 94615b3ec8eebdb16f078d6389cf6d0b
64bit version MD5: 05be37af94fcb2298920d1950ed017e1


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22nd October 2012, 12:33 AM   |  #4  
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Awesome!

also first...
22nd October 2012, 06:23 AM   |  #5  
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2# thanks for this!!
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For real?
Thanks. Mass.

hurled from my AOKP'd Evo LTE. Enjoy.
22nd October 2012, 09:45 PM   |  #7  
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Is this going to help people that have bricked when downgrading firmware? It'd be awesome if we can find a way to do that . . .
23rd October 2012, 08:57 PM   |  #8  
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I hope to see an all in one downgrader/ unbricker someday. Ik its not being worked on for windows but even a basic live cd with just the nesacities in it
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I find myself in great need of something like this it seems. Is there an ETA of when this is up?
24th October 2012, 07:25 PM   |  #10  
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i have a bricked EvoLTE if ya'll need it. just PM me

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