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By jonjuk, Junior Member on 23rd January 2012, 08:24 PM
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Hi folks, just thought I'd post my newly created video on here for anyone who wants to S-ON their HTC Desire S and revert it to a factory 'fresh' state.

*Please only follow these steps at your own risk etc etc as I cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong!*

I searched for ages for the best way to do it and I think I've managed to portray it here in the video. A noticed an old thread which someone did on here (in the sticky section) has now been 'taken off' so thought I'd create a new one.

Let me know if you have any questions/comments and I hope this helps some of you out!



I've also done some quick instructions which should help out along with the video:

Today I will be showing you how to get your HTC Desire S to be “S-ON”. You only need to follow this video if you want to revert your phone back from a S-OFF state.

Why would I possibly want to do this?

There are several reasons:

1) If you need to send your phone back to HTC for repair it’s probably a good idea to remove any software you’ve put on the phone — they may no like it

2) If you want to revert to how your phone was when you first purchased it this is the best way to do it (some people call it factory defaults)

3) You’re bored and have 18 minutes and 5 seconds to spare.

What you will need:

1 x HTC Desire S (with at least 50% battery)
1 x USB Sync cable
1 x half-cup of tea
1 x de-stressing device

Firstly, you will want to download an RUU file. RUU stands for “ROM Update Utility” and this file contains the original software/firmware for your phone.

Go to here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1002506 and then click the link to FileFactory which will bring up the list of ROM files. Find the one that matches your phone. If you are in the UK like me you’ll see “UK” in the file name. You also need to select the correct file depending on the phone operator/network you are on. I’m on T-Mobile so went for the “TMO” version.

Whilst that downloads, on XDA Developers again, search for “Revert back to stock (remove revolutionary)” http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1387484 and you can download a lovely package from “giby21″ which contains Android Flasher and the HBOOT file you need.

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**PLEASE NOTE** The RUU file for your phone is quite possibly different to the one mine uses so you may need to use a different HBOOT version. If you don't have the correct HBOOT version you will get an error messagee from the RUU setup/installer saying "error [140] bootloader version error".
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Extract the files and then load Android Flasher. Please note you must have HTC Sync UNINSTALLED, USB Debugging mode enabled (in your phone’s settings) and you also need HTC’s Fastboot drivers installed for your phone to be picked up later. You can get the fastboot drivers from here: http://unrevoked.com/rootwiki/doku.p.../revolutionary

Now select your device in Android Flasher and the select the Browse button under where it says “Bootloader”. Browse to where you extracted the “Revert to stock” .rar file and then the folder called “FlashENGHBOOT”. Select the .img file in there (named engHBOOToverARX.img) and press OK.

Now power off your Desire S and power back on whilst holding the Vol Down button. Click to select FASTBOOT and then plug it in via USB. Now back to the Android Flasher program and select “I’m already in fastboot” checkbox and press the “Flash!” button. You should now notice the REVOLUTIONARY title at the top has gone — great — it’s been removed.

Once flashed, reboot your phone and leave it plugged into the USB. Now you can right-click the RUU file you downloaded and “Run as Administrator”. This process will take about 10 minutes but after this you will be back with S-ON and to your original T-Mobile (or other operator) software.

Phew! Time for a drink!
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26th January 2012, 07:01 AM |#2  
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Interesting guide, but there is a lot missing which you haven't evaluated on, which can cause users to get stuck.

Especially in the misc_version area side of things, eg. CID, Model ID etc.
26th January 2012, 08:07 AM |#3  
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Agreed with above, you should add a lot more detail. Cause people are going to fall flat with te RUU, also add changing your misc version.
26th January 2012, 11:31 PM |#4  
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Hi both, thanks for your feedback. The notes I wrote up were done whilst the video was being uploaded and I didn't have time to write in any more detail. I will however try and make it more 'user friendly' when I have a moment :)

Cheers.
27th January 2012, 09:01 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by jonjuk

Hi both, thanks for your feedback. The notes I wrote up were done whilst the video was being uploaded and I didn't have time to write in any more detail. I will however try and make it more 'user friendly' when I have a moment :)

Cheers.

Super OK
27th January 2012, 11:37 PM |#6  
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Hi jonjuk

I first rooted my Desire S using one of the DesireFanatics Video. Now after OTS Upgrade HBOOT got upgraded as well, so no SOFF + root using revolutionary. I chose doing root (with S-ON) using alternate method.

This video will revert both the cases? or just the original HTC Desire S (before OTS upgrade)
28th January 2012, 08:39 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by xAutobot

Hi jonjuk

I first rooted my Desire S using one of the DesireFanatics Video. Now after OTS Upgrade HBOOT got upgraded as well, so no SOFF + root using revolutionary. I chose doing root (with S-ON) using alternate method.

This video will revert both the cases? or just the original HTC Desire S (before OTS upgrade)

Have you tried following the video system from jonjuk
28th January 2012, 10:56 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by luky4

Have you tried following the video system from jonjuk

Yup and it simply uses android flasher. My doubt was if it will work on a root + s-on device hboot version 2.x (in my signature) that is after the OTS upgrade
1st February 2012, 02:59 PM |#9  
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Worked a treat. Followed this and now have a factory fresh phone
4th February 2012, 01:58 AM |#10  
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Mine still says:

SAGA PVT SHIP S-OFF RL
HBOOT-0.98.0002

WHAT DO I DO?
4th February 2012, 06:37 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by yajnibor

Mine still says:

SAGA PVT SHIP S-OFF RL
HBOOT-0.98.0002

WHAT DO I DO?

Go through the video again. I've also updated the written instructions slightly so have a read through them
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