We are proud to announce that the Jetstream is now 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.
Last edited by dexter93; 21st October 2012 at 10:37 PM.
a linux box/live cd with automount disabled and without unity
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
a piece of insulted wire of approx length 10-15cm and with solid core
some basic linux experience
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.
Detailed video on the process. It's displaying the process on a Sensation, but its pretty much the same thing( except for the wire trick). Thanks to kgs1992
Detailed instructions on the wire trick: here. We need ONLY parts 1-3 of that guide, since we need to make contact ONLY ONCE and NOT TWICE!!! Thanks to unlimited.IO for the nice write up
Boot the linux box and download the appropriate package for the device.
Extract the package in the home directory
Open up a terminal
Remove SIM, microSD card and connect the device using the USB cable.
Detect the device using the script provided. Type this in the terminal
You should get something like sdX. We are interested on that "X"
Do the wire trick once and unplug the device
Re-plug the device
Backup the hboot currently in the phone by using this command. Plug the device in ONLY when asked to
Follow the on-screen instructions from emmc_recover. A successful flash should have this output:
511+1 records in
511+1 records out
1047808 bytes(1.0 MB) copied
Do the wire trick once and unplug the device, put SIM, and microSD card in and power on
Congratulations, the device is unbricked.
FLASH THE RUU IMMEDIATELY AFTER RECOVERING!! The device will be unstable after the recovery if you don't flash it.
Notes on the procedure:
If the device doesn't power on, get a copy of the hboot_f.nb0 and b_hboot.img (should be located in the home directory) and contact us
The connection between the device and the pc will be unstable, and will time out. You have to be quick when doing the above, specially while flashing. If the connection times out don't panic, just do the wire trick once, unplug and replug the device
Unity and automount are known to cause issues in ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10. We recommend getting rid of both, or use a 12.04/.10, or 10.04/.10 liveCD
USB3 ports do not work properly. Please plug the device in a USB2 port
USB hubs are also known to cause issues. Avoid using them
The liveCD provided has autoount enabled. please disable it
How to disable automount on ubuntu
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount false
Last edited by dexter93; 31st October 2012 at 12:31 AM.
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