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Hboot and Firmware

14th March 2014, 01:47 PM |#1  
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If since I've got my phone I am on custom rom. There's no way to get an update on a firmware or Hboot other than being on a stock ROM and received OTA?
 
 
14th March 2014, 02:11 PM |#2  
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for OTA you must have stock rom, recovery, kernel e no root but you can flash hboot and firmware manually via fastboot if S-OFF
p.s. sorry for my english
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for OTA you must have stock rom, recovery, kernel e no root but you can flash hboot and firmware manually via fastboot if S-OFF
p.s. sorry for my english

But by flashing custom rom, I don't update firmware?
14th March 2014, 02:45 PM |#4  
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no custom roms are based on a version of firmware but don't update your firmware on install. only official HTC OTA update your firmware,hboot,radio,recovery..... but if you are S-OFF you can flash it via fastboot
14th March 2014, 02:49 PM |#5  
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But by flashing custom rom, I don't update firmware?

The ROM and the firmware are seperate.

The firmware usually contains hboot.

Custom ROMs do not include firmware.

The OTA includes firmware as well as a ROM patch and must be flashed together with ROM and Recovery both stock.

You can update the firmware manually.

If you want to flash a modified firmware (e.g., recovery & kernel removed), or a firmware for a different CID/MID/Part number you need S-Off.
14th March 2014, 03:54 PM |#6  
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The ROM and the firmware are seperate.

The firmware usually contains hboot.

Custom ROMs do not include firmware.

The OTA includes firmware as well as a ROM patch and must be flashed together with ROM and Recovery both stock.

You can update the firmware manually.

If you want to flash a modified firmware (e.g., recovery & kernel removed), or a firmware for a different CID/MID/Part number you need S-Off.

Restoring from NAndroid backup is something reliable?
15th March 2014, 11:53 AM |#7  
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Restoring from NAndroid backup is something reliable?

I've never had a problem.
15th March 2014, 11:58 AM |#8  
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Restoring from NAndroid backup is something reliable?

restoring a nandroid will not update your firmware or hboot
theirs 2 ways to update firmware the way HTC does it is with a RUU or OTA update

But since we have s-off you can simply get s-off and flash any firmware you like
look here >> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2365506
25th March 2014, 10:49 AM |#9  
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restoring a nandroid will not update your firmware or hboot
theirs 2 ways to update firmware the way HTC does it is with a RUU or OTA update

But since we have s-off you can simply get s-off and flash any firmware you like
look here >> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2365506

It did yes... It was a nandroid backup from stock Rogers ... so I just put the stock recovery and everything was working and updating!
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