Can not fix Splash screen, System Formatted- ERROR 140/Main Version Older
Hello. Can ANYONE please please help?
I started Rooting process- total Newbie but undergoing a BAPTISM OF FIRE!!
UNLOCKed BL, CWM 188.8.131.52. Then, with no back-up made- System Format!
I have been trying to restore my soft-bricked (stuck on Splash screen), but I have hit an issue. I can not find a 100% match for an RUU. Phone will not accept RUU.exe NOR any ROM.zip
I tried custom ROMS from here via SD card initially
Then, I've tried to flash (Bootloader RELOCKED, CWM installed) via:
99.9% ROM match- it is 401.3, (I recorded mine in written notes as 401.2); BUT 0% radio match- I have 184.108.40.206.
My ROM 2.13.401.2/ my software- 2.26.401.3/ my radio: 220.127.116.11M- a combo of RUU 2.13's ROM & RUU 2.26's software & radio (OTA updated at some point perhaps?)
It looked as though it would work, BUT, I got:
HTC Android ROM Update Utility 18.104.22.1681
ERROR : BOOTLOADER VERSION ERROR
The ROM Update Utility cannot update your Android phone.
Please get the correct ROM Update Utility and try again
As software is 2.26.401.3 I tried: RUU_Marvel_S_HTC_Europe_2.26.401.3_Radio_47.23e.35 .3038H_22.214.171.124M_release_261695_signed.exe.
0% ROM match but 100% match of software id & 100% radio match
1) Tried to flash exe direct. Got: "ERROR : BOOTLOADER VERSION ERROR".
2) Retried to flash RUU after ripping recovery.img from ROM.zip & placed in folder with the adb files. Got: Same result.
3) I tried microSD card flash with ROM.zip, (BL UNlocked) taken from RUU_Marvel_S_2.26........route. Got "Error: Main Version is older!"
Tried PG76IMG from [ROM][HTC][WILDFIRE S A510e][EUROPE][2.3.5][PG76IMG.ZIP] To Flash From Hboot, "Installation aborted; bad!"- multiple downloads, multiple tries- file is 152 MB & I keep getting 148 MB (151,553KB).
I also tried to flash PG76IMG_Marvel_HTC_Europe_2.13.401.2_Radio_47.23a. 35.3035H_7.53.39.03M_release_225747_signed.zip from shipped-roms
[100% ROM match & 0% radio] via SD card.
Got it wrong!! At least all it did was wipe CWM & did not full-brick! So now my Recovery was back to default: Android system recovery <3e> but I could un-unlock/ re-lock BL & put CWM back, no probs.
So I read multiple threads/ sites over the past week on both "Error 140" & "Main version is older", & can not find an answer. They are mostly either other-Model related or unresolved amongst other things.
I decided to quit while I'm ahead [just Slash screen with UN/RE lockable BL & able to CWM] & post this in hope of knowledgeable assistance. Surely, this IS self-fixable? What am I doing/ not doing?
My options, as far as I can tell, from shipped-roms.com are:
RUU_Marvel_S_HTC_Europe_2.13.401.3_Radio_47.23c.35 .3037_126.96.36.199M_release_236989_signed.exe OR.......
Both are 99.9% ROM match- they are 401.3, I recorded mine as 401.2; BUT 0% radio match- I have 188.8.131.52.
Can not see it being RUU_Marvel_S_HTC_Europe_2.26.401.3_Radio_47.23e.35 .3038H_184.108.40.206M_release_261695_signed.exe?
Q; (1) Why RUU/ROM.zips are not flashing/ which & version to use??
Q: (2) Do I need to downgrade something? If so what & how?
Q. (3) Any thoughts, anyone anything?
FULL HANDSET STATS:
Wildfire S A510E
Marvel PVT SHIP S-ON RL
HTC Sense Version: 2.1
fastboot getvar all (with serial/ imei #s edited):
(bootloader) version: 0.5
(bootloader) version-bootloader: 1.09.0099
(bootloader) version-baseband: 220.127.116.11M
(bootloader) version-cpld: None
(bootloader) version-microp: 0451
(bootloader) version-main: 19.26.401.3
(bootloader) serialno: ############
(bootloader) imei: ###############
(bootloader) product: marvel
(bootloader) platform: HBOOT-7227
(bootloader) modelid: PG7610000
(bootloader) cidnum: HTC__001
(bootloader) battery-status: good
(bootloader) battery-voltage: 4073mV
(bootloader) partition-layout: HTC
(bootloader) security: on
(bootloader) build-mode: SHIP
(bootloader) boot-mode: FASTBOOT
(bootloader) commitno-bootloader: 510e562c
(bootloader) hbootpreupdate: 12
(bootloader) gencheckpt: 0
finished. total time: 0.016s