Just spent the last 15 hours flashing back to 4.06.651.4 stock rom in order to take the new OTA update 5.03.651.3. Somehow I managed to brick my phone to where it would only stay stuck on the green HTC with white background. The only thing that I was able to get to work was booting into the bootloader and play with fastboot commands. I had CWM recovery installed but could never get adb to discover the phone to sideload a rom onto the memory card. I had no backup, and pretty much had everything wiped and formatted on the phone. I went througt installing back and fourth twrp, cwm, and different stock recoveries, and hours of trying different things to no avail. What got my phone back up and going was at some point changing my cid to 11111111(not sure if this did anything for me), flashing 4.06.651.4_firmware.zip, then running Sprint_HTC_One_m7wls_4.06.651.4_RUU.zip (ARUWizard.exe) while in fastboot oem rebootRUU mode. Since then I have installed the 4.06.651.9 OTA and then the 5.03.651.3 OTA which is where I stand at this point.
That being said, here's the state of my phone currently:
CID: 11111111 ( I don't remember what it should say incase I need to warranty the phone)
bootloader unlocked (did lock it but found out I didn't have to since I was s-off and since then unlocked)
hboot went from 1.56 to 1.57
(bootloader) version: 0.5
(bootloader) version-bootloader: 1.57.0000
(bootloader) version-baseband: 1.01.20.0515
(bootloader) version-cpld: None
(bootloader) version-microp: None
(bootloader) version-main: 5.03.651.3
(bootloader) version-misc: PVT SHIP S-OFF
(bootloader) serialno: FA35RS900979
(bootloader) product: m7_wls
(bootloader) platform: HBOOT-8064
(bootloader) modelid: PN0720000
(bootloader) cidnum: 11111111
(bootloader) battery-status: good
(bootloader) battery-voltage: 4029mV
(bootloader) partition-layout: Generic
(bootloader) security: off
(bootloader) build-mode: SHIP
(bootloader) boot-mode: FASTBOOT
(bootloader) commitno-bootloader: dirty-1f512bb6
(bootloader) hbootpreupdate: 11
(bootloader) gencheckpt: 0
Now this here are my questions.
Can I gain Root on being on 5.03.651.3?
If I have to reinstall a custom recovery to gain root, would I be able to flash back to the current stock recovery?
Having the new ver. of hboot 1.57, would I be able to downgrade back to 1.56 using the 4.06.651.4_firmware.zip, to flash back to stock 4.06.651.4 if I want to factory reset and unroot, s-on, and lock the bootloader if necessary?
And last of all what should the CID show from factory on the new OTA?
Basically what I want is to have factory everything rooted so I can get rid of the bloatware. Nice and simple that's all.