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[Guide] How to Downgrade, Factory Restore, and fully update the Rezound

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3rd November 2013, 08:30 AM   |  #1  
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For this you MUST BE S-OFF FOR DOWNGRADING with a relocked bootloader and make sure you are not on a custom or hex edited hboot or you can brick your device. Also this will reformat sdcards so please backup all your data to pc beforehand.

Part 1: Preparation

How to get S-OFF: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2502814
Drivers You will need: http://d-h.st/faV and http://d-h.st/D3W
Fastboot&ADB: http://d-h.st/3x4

Step 1.) If you dont have a fastboot folder set up, download the above Fastboot&ADB file and extract it. Make a folder in C:/ drive and name it Android, then place the extracted folder named Fastboot in there.

Step 2.) Reboot into Bootloader on phone and select fastboot once in fastboot tab on phone then plug it into pc so you get Fastboot USB showing on the phones screen.

Step 3.) On the Computer Open CMD Prompt and cd into the fastboot folder i had you create by typing cd c:/Android/Fastboot and hit enter

Step 4.) Now in CMD Prompt type fastboot oem lock and hit enter.

Your phone Should now be S-off with a locked bootloader please verify beforehand that your bootloader says its locked or relocked and is s-off first and we can now proceed to next step.


Part 2a: The RUU's

Ok for this part you will have to reboot back into bootloader then go to fastboot option. Plug the device in so it says Fastboot USB.

Step 1.) Download the following RUU files from the link below and check the md5's to ensure you have a good download
RUU.exe's (http://d-h.st/users/REV3NT3CH/?fld_id=27379#files)

RUN THE RUU.exe files AS ADMINISTARTOR

Step 2) The first RUU.exe to run is RUU_Vigor_VERIZON_WWE_1.00.605.3_Radio_RS_0.93.00. 0914r_3161C1_9K_NV_8k_1.12_9k_1.83_V_APT_release_2 16261_signed.exe .It will have you checkbox and hit next a few times until it starts the flash. Once done let it fully boot into the rom. Once done you unplug from computer and boot into Bootloader by pulling the battery putting it back in and holding volume down and power. Once it vibrates just release power till it boots to bootloader. Go back into the fastboot option and plug it in so it again says Fastboot USB

Step 3) The second RUU.exe to run is RUU_Vigor_VERIZON_WWE_1.02.605.6_Radio_RS_0.95.00. 1013r_3161E_9K_NV_8k_1.12_9k_1.83_V_APT_release_22 1502_signed.exe . Repeat the same process as step 2.

Step 4) The third RUU.exe to run is RUU_Vigor_VERIZON_WWE_2.01.605.11_Radio_RS_0.95.00 .1123r_3161E_9K_QMR_release_233635_signed.exe . Also repeat same process as step 2.

Step 5) The last and fourth RUU.exe is RUU_VIGOR_ICS_35_S_VERIZON_WWE_3.14.605.12_Radio_R S_1.22.10.0424r_3622A_MR3_9K_release_270509_signed .exe .Once it has finished allow the phone to boot to rom and allow verizon to activate...when done connect as mass storage device.


Part 2b: The PH98IMG OTA zips

Step 1.) Download the following PH98IMG files from the link below and check the md5's to ensure you have a good download
OTA PH98IMG.zips (http://d-h.st/users/REV3NT3CH/?fld_id=27380#files)

Step 2.) Take the "this 1st PH98IMG.zip" file and place it in the root of your external sdcard and rename it so it looks like PH98IMG.zip. Disconnect phone from pc and reboot to bootloader. Once booted to bootloader it will have a loading bar at the top right. Once it finishes reading it will say Volume Up to update. Press volume up to update the first ota. It will reboot back into bootloader and have you volume up to update again a few times to fully do the update. Once done let it boot to rom and connect to phone as mass storage. Delete the PH98IMG of the external SD card.

Step 3.) Take the "this 2nd PH98IMG.zip" file and place it in the root of your external sdcard and rename it so it looks like PH98IMG.zip. Repeat same steps as step 2. Once this one finishes you are all done with all updates.

I Give Thanks to:
@IAmTheOneTheyCallNeo for answering all my questions
@jmz and android filehost for showing the ruu's do exist just not working in the stickied thread
@Flyhalf205 for posting some of the original OTA zip files
@All you guys for being so kind and patient with me
If i need to mention and give thanks to anyone else pm me and ill fix it
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3rd November 2013, 03:37 PM   |  #2  
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Thanks. I'm on 2.22 and I've been needing up update to get wifi working well on Carbon, I'm giving this a go once everything downloads.

Edit:

Just finished in about 1.5 - 2 hours with downloading and all installs.

HBOOT- 2.28.0000
Radio- 2.23.10.0123r/2.23.10.0124r

Thanks!
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Thanks. I'm on 2.22 and I've been needing up update to get wifi working well on Carbon, I'm giving this a go once everything downloads.

Are you s-on or s-off? You don't need to do all of these steps to get to the latest firmware, just some of the RUU steps at the end.
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Originally Posted by mjones73

Are you s-on or s-off? You don't need to do all of these steps to get to the latest firmware, just some of the RUU steps at the end.

I'm on S-OFF which ones do I need to do in that case? its a ton of downloads!

I'm still on JuopunutBear Hboot- 2.25.2525
Radio 2.22.10.001r
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Originally Posted by ximfinity

I'm on S-OFF which ones do I need to do in that case? its a ton of downloads!

I just saw you added your radio/hboot version, you're way behind. Still being s-off, you should be able to just upgrade your firmware/radios using the file marked "this 3rd PH98IMG.zip"

This guide I believe is intended for people who need to wipe their phone completely back to stock which is very useful with someone with a non working phone or just wanted to start clean.

I don't believe that zip wipes anything but back up your internal SD to be safe.
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I just saw you added your radio/hboot version, you're way behind.

Yea i got pretty comfortable with sun dream for a long time. Just getting back to looking at some of the new work out there.
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Edited original post as you should only be s-off for the downgrading part. If you dont know which versions would be a downgrade for you just send me a message and ill gladly answer for you
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Excellent write up REV3NT3CH. I must say that if you are experiencing slow boots and/or random reboots you need to do this. Downgrade to the 1.00 RUU and walk them back up to hboot 2.28 one step at a time. You will be much happier, guaranteed. Thanks again bud.

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I'm on Part 2a, step3, installing my 2nd RUU, it's been on the Sending..... screen for about 20 minutes now. Is it normal? The first RUU only took about 8 minutes.

My phone is showing the same htc screen on black background as it did during the first RUU I ran, but no sort of progress meter like last time.

Is there any way I can tell if it's still writing or just hung up?
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I'm on Part 2a, step3, installing my 2nd RUU, it's been on the Sending..... screen for about 20 minutes now. Is it normal? The first RUU only took about 8 minutes.

My phone is showing the same htc screen on black background as it did during the first RUU I ran, but no sort of progress meter like last time.

Is there any way I can tell if it's still writing or just hung up?

did you check the md5's on download...could of downloaded badly

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