Originally Posted by bananagranola
You don't need S-Off. Flash a ROM in recovery, then flash the ROM zip's boot.img in fastboot.
Good deal, thanks for the reply!
I put the ROM Android Revolution HD 9.0 on the root of my SD card, booted in recovery mode and chose the recovery option, I got the red exclamation mark icon so I pressed VOL up + power button which didn't work so I pulled the battery. I tried all above steps again but this time I was able to successfully get into "Android system recovery <3e> with VOL up + power button. With 4 options:
Reboot system now
Apply update from sdcard
wipe data/factory reset
wipe cache partition
I chose the option to wipe all data, said it could not find E
folder name)'s and "data wipe completed successfully".
Then I wiped cache, then chose the option to apply update from sdcard, it said "Invalid operation" then "success rebooting by reason 00" and proceeded to reboot by itself.
Phone factory reset, I rebooted into recovery again with the same red exclamation mark error. Pressed Vol up + power and back into "Android system recovery". At the bottom in yellow text it says "E: Can't open /cache/recovery/command". I tried another "update from SD card" and recieved error: "success rebooting by reason 00" and reboots.
I don't have a nandroid backup as I read I needed Root to make one, but the phone still works fine as far as I can tell. I don't have a working simcard in it though.
Also from what I've read my eMMC chip may be fried so it looks like I'm retiring early. I'll keep an eye on this thread among others with the same problems.