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[Tutorial][Rescue]Sprint HTC One users that flash GSM roms on their CDMA devices.

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30th October 2013, 02:04 AM   |  #1  
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Hello XDA,
I have noticed a lot of Sprint(CDMA) HTC One users on the latest 4.3/4.4.2 OTA are flashing 4.3/4.4.2 GSM roms and soft bricking their devices lately.
I have personally rescued a several devices in the past couple months so I'm posting this guide in hopes that it will save some headaches and stress for Sprint users.


This guide is for Sprint HTC One users only.
We have an 3.04.651.2 RUU now Thanks @OMJ
3.04.651.2 RUU Thanks @Sneakyghost

3.05.651.6 RUU
4.06.651.4 RUU Thanks @OMJ and @-viperboy-
5.03.651.3 RUU Thanks OMJ **Note you will have to update your hboot to 1.57 in order for this RUU to work...solution is flash the 5.03.651.3 s-on firmware first.**


Device not recognized? (If you are using Windows 8.1 this will most likely not work unless your hboot is 1.55 or 1.56 or 1.57)
On your PC go to device manager and find your phone(usually M7WLS), right click and select properties
Select the driver tab
Select update driver
Select browse my comp
Let me pick
Look for ADB USB device or similar should be one of the first couple choices
Select MyHTC install and you should be good

Latest HTC Drivers AFH

Video showing how to flash the firmware Thanks @thoughtlesskyle

If you are S-OFF flash the 3.04 s-off firmware or 3.05 s-off firmware or 3.05.651.6 s-off firmware or 4.06.651.4 s-off firmware or 4.06.651.9 s-off firmware or 5.03.651.3 s-off firmware (Sense 6) and you are done. If you are already on 4.06.651.4 or 4.06.651.9 you will have to flash the 3.05.651.6 s-off firmware first...reason being is the 4.06 s-off firmware does not have the latest radio included (use the same commands from 5.)
**Note the 5.03.651.3 firmware has a new radio so no need to flash the older version to get the radio.**

1.Download the 3.04 s-on firmware or 3.05 s-on firmware or 3.05.651.6 s-on firmware or 4.06.651.4 s-on firmware or 4.06.651.9 s-on firmware or 5.03.651.3 s-on firmware (Sense 6)
2.Rename it firmware.zip (put the firmware.zip into the platform tools folder or the folder attached below)
3.Boot to bootloader
4.Lock bootloader(fastboot oem lock)
5.Then use these commands:

Code:
Fastboot oem rebootRUU
Fastboot flash zip firmware.zip
Fastboot reboot-bootloader
6.If you get this error after the second command(most likely will)
Code:
failed 90 hboot pre-update! please flush image again immediately
press the UP Arrow on your keyboard and press enter to issue the command again.

7.Then unlock the bootloader again and re-flash Latest TWRP. (before formatting go to setting/screen and disable screen timeout)
8.Within Latest TWRP select Wipe > Format Data(it will ask you to confirm by typing YES) once done adb push a rom to your phone (adb push nameofrom.zip /sdcard/ ).

8a. If you are using the 4.06.651.4 s-on firmware I would suggest you push this Stock Rooted Odexed Rom to your device or it may not boot.
8b. After flashing the 4.06.651.4 rom you will most likely need to flash the latest radio because the 4.06 firmware does not have a radio included find it HERE
8c. If you are using the 5.03.651.3 s-on firmware I would suggest you push this 5.03.651.3_Stock | Rooted | 4.4.2 | Sense 6 to your device or it may not boot.
9.Optional but recommended: S-OFF using Rumrunner or Firewater
10.Win lol

Thanks @OMJ for the firmware
Thanks @thoughtlesskyle for the 5.03.651.3 firmware and stock odex rom
Thanks @beaups and @Fuses for Rumrunner and Firewater
Thanks @WayneQuasar for helping me figure out the correct order to do these steps(many hours and many failed attempts before we figured it out lol)

If you need assistance I'll be happy to help.

If you need help add me on hangouts slycat67@gmail.com
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30th October 2013, 05:38 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by bigdaddy619

Hello XDA,
I have noticed a lot of Sprint(CDMA) HTC One users on the latest 4.3 OTA are flashing 4.3 GSM roms and soft bricking their devices lately.
I have personally rescued a few devices in the past week so I'm posting this guide in hopes that it will save some headaches and stress for Sprint users.


This guide is for Sprint HTC One users only.

Device not recognized? (If you are using Windows 8.1 this will most likely not work)
On your PC go to device manager and find your phone(usually M7WLS), right click and select properties
Select the driver tab
Select update driver
Select browse my comp
Let me pick
Look for ADB USB device or similar should be one of the first couple choices
Select MyHTC install and you should be good


1.Download the s-on firmware zip
2.Rename it firmware.zip (put the firmware.zip into the folder you use to open your cmd window or the folder attached below)
3.Boot to bootloader
4.Lock bootloader(fastboot oem lock)
5.Then use these commands:

Code:
Fastboot oem rebootRUU
Fastboot flash zip firmware.zip
Fastboot reboot-bootloader
6.If you get this error after the second command(most likely will)
Code:
failed 90 hboot pre-update! please flush image again
press the UP Arrow on your keyboard and press enter to issue the command again.

7.Then unlock the bootloader again and re-flash TWRP.
8.Within TWRP select Wipe > Format Data(it will ask you to confirm by typing YES) once done sideload or adb push a rom to your phone.

9.Optional but recommended: S-OFF using Rumrunner
10.Win lol

Thanks @OMJ for the firmware
Thanks @beaups and @Fuses for Rumrunner
Thanks @WayneQuasar for helping me figure out the correct order to do these steps(many hours and many failed attempts before we figured it out lol)

If you need assistance I'll be happy to help.

I have followed your steps exactly, after I flash TWRP I try to enter recovery and it says "entering recovery..." for a few seconds then goes to a normal boot to a black screen. What should I do?
30th October 2013, 05:45 AM   |  #3  
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Did you flash the Sprint version of twrp
http://techerrata.com/browse/twrp2/m7wls 2.6.3.0
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30th October 2013, 06:00 AM   |  #4  
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Did you flash the Sprint version of twrp
http://techerrata.com/browse/twrp2/m7wls 2.6.3.0

I think so, but I am going to try with the link you gave.

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Did you flash the Sprint version of twrp
http://techerrata.com/browse/twrp2/m7wls 2.6.3.0

Okay this worked!! Sorry I am very new to this, I know how to sideload, but what ROM should I use? I just want to get to stock rooted. does that mean OMJ's?
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I think so, but I am going to try with the link you gave.

---------- Post added at 11:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:53 PM ----------



Okay this worked!! Sorry I am very new to this, I know how to sideload, but what ROM should I use? I just want to get to stock rooted. does that mean OMJ's?

You can use OMJ's stock rooted or there is a Reset tool in Development if you want completely stock
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You can use OMJ's stock rooted or there is a Reset tool in Development if you want completely stock

Thank you so much! You really don't know how much stress you've relieved from me.
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Thank you so much! You really don't know how much stress you've relieved from me.

NP good luck and yes I do know I help 2-3 a day haha
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NP good luck and yes I do know I help 2-3 a day haha

You aren't in the clear yet. When I start ADB sideload, it forever says starting adb sideload feature... What now?
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Quote:
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You aren't in the clear yet. When I start ADB sideload, it forever says starting adb sideload feature... What now?

You have to put the zip in the folder you are using to run your commands
type adb sideload romname.zip
Then press enter
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You have to put the zip in the folder you are using to run your commands
type adb sideload romname.zip
Then press enter

I did that and got error: device not found. my adb version is 1.0.31, is it something wrong with drivers? again thanks for bearing with me

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