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Hi there. I set a homescreen ealier today to use a vpn. I wanted to turn it off but the "none" option was greyed out. I then go to security, and clear all installed credentials. Now when I tried texting, the messenger app would close upon opening. so I went to security and clicked system reset. I left "Erase Personal Data" unchecked. Then my phone rebooted and never moved past the "HTC Quietly Brilliant" screen. I forced it to reboot by holding the power button, and I proceeded to go to the bootloader! Great, it works. Go to recovery... as soon as I open it, my phone goes dark. I turn it back on, boot loop. and now my phone is stuck kinda "bricked". I have access to the bootloader and fastboot. I'm guessing the reset button that I clicked is looking for the stock recovery to restore the phone, but because it is replaced with clockworkmod's recovery, it closes on launch. Any way I can fix this mess without going to the at&t store or getting a new phone?

Specs prior to incident:
CleanRom 7.0R2 and Rooted
Hboot 2.41
S-Off

If I need to respecify anything, please let me know.

I wonder if I should try and reflash Recovery through fastboot. I still have the files backed up from when I rooted a year ago. what command would I type though.
 
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Hi there. I set a homescreen ealier today to use a vpn. I wanted to turn it off but the "none" option was greyed out. I then go to security, and clear all installed credentials. Now when I tried texting, the messenger app would close upon opening. so I went to security and clicked system reset. I left "Erase Personal Data" unchecked. Then my phone rebooted and never moved past the "HTC Quietly Brilliant" screen. I forced it to reboot by holding the power button, and I proceeded to go to the bootloader! Great, it works. Go to recovery... as soon as I open it, my phone goes dark. I turn it back on, boot loop. and No my phone is stuck kinda "bricked". I have access to the bootloader and fastboot. I'm guessing the reset button that I clicked is looking for the stock recovery to restore the phone, but because it is replaced with clockworkmod's recovery, it closes on launch. Any way I can fix this mess without going to the at&t store or getting a new phone?

Specs prior to incident:
CleanRom 7.0R2 and Rooted
Hboot 2.41
S-Off

If I need to respecify anything, please let me know.

I wonder if I should try and reflash Recovery through fastboot. I still have the files backed up from when I rooted a year ago. what command would I type though.
fastboot flash recovery recoveryfilename.img

you can try wiping everything and then restoring your backup.
My Phone: Telus HTC One M8: 3.16 HBOOT S-OFF

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fastboot flash recovery recoveryfilename.img

you can try wiping everything and then restoring your backup.
Got a window saying compatibility issues with 64-Bit windows.
 
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Got a window saying compatibility issues with 64-Bit windows.
I have no idea what you are talking about. Can you be more specific as to when or how you got this message?

IE: Explain what you were doing that brought it up?
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I have no idea what you are talking about. Can you be more specific as to when or how you got this message?

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neither of those show you typing fastboot flash recovery recoveryfilename.img

also there should not be a compatibility issue at all.

Try these adb/fastboot files: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19685555/fb-adb.zip
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neither of those show you typing fastboot flash recovery recoveryfilename.img

also there should not be a compatibility issue at all.

Try these adb/fastboot files: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19685555/fb-adb.zip
Got new files. Wiped cache, installed new recovery! BOOM! Recovery works now. Thanks for the help Saved me from tons of stress

Oh and also... My storage for my phone is corrupt, so I'll just reformat it. Luckily I backed up everything just an hour ago.
 
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Why not use Google to download the files? I personally hate dropbox and rapidshare mirrors of often outdated files that would be better got from the original source.

Fastboot/adb
http://dl-ssl.google.com/android/rep...pository-8.xml
That links:
http://dl-ssl.google.com/android/rep....1-windows.zip

Google adb driver:
http://dl-ssl.google.com/android/repository/addon.xml
That links:
http://dl-ssl.google.com/android/rep...09-windows.zip

apktool:
https://code.google.com/p/android-ap...downloads/list


If Google, HTC, Samsung, Sony etc host the original files, just get them from there

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