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santhoshpirate

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Oct 15, 2011
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Hi guys, Once again this guide thread comes from the mixture of everyone suggestions and ideas to make your phone S-ON with shipped ROM for warranty!

Collected the following info from the thread, Not my own idea!

First install the ADB and SDK tools and folders, mainly install the Fastboot!
If u dont have fastboot enabled see this http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Fastboot and this http://dottech.org/tipsntricks/21534/how-to-install-adb-and-fastboot-on-your-windows-computer-for-use-with-your-android-phone/

First Go here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1033922 and install the shipped ROM which u had before .

Use this method http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18079795&postcount=1 to install the ROM, But this alone wont get you s-on when you do the process from the above link, Your phone will be Physically S-On but in the bootloader it will still show you s-off!

To change the bootloader to s-on then you need to follow the steps below,

1 . Now download this file from http://alpharev.nl/vivo_downgrade.img

2 . You should enable USB debugging mode, Turn your phone into FastBoot by unchecking the fastboot option in power settings

3 . Now your device will be switched off Remove your battery and insert it again.

4 . Now press (VOL DOWN + POWER Button) You will go into bootloader menu.

5 . When you boot into HBOOT, The first option is FASTBOOT. You select the menu options using the Volume Up/Down key. Once you select FASTBOOT menu, press the Power Button and it will take you to the FASTBOOT menu.

6 . Plug your USB cable in and the screen should change to FASTBOOT USB. Then on your PC, open a CMD window and change to the directory where you have installed the Android SDK tools, such adb.exe, fastboot.exe, etc. In the CMD window you would type the command:

fastboot flash hboot vivo_downgrade.img

7 . Wait for sometime, Then you would type the next command:

fastboot reboot-bootloader

8 . Now this is a tricky step, You should Select and open the ROM package you downloaded (But dont install) go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp and at last folder find rom.zip

9 . You need to open the ROM.zip file and extract the file HBOOT.img from it and copy it to the same directory as the vivo_downgrade.img. Then you would type the command

fastboot flash hboot HBOOT.img

10 . Now again, wait for sometime type the next command:

fastboot reboot-bootloader

That's it you are back to s-on with stock !!!
You may check this by booting your device into BOOTLOADER , If it shows S-on, that's all You Performed the steps correctly!

If you are stuck at SECURITY WARNING BOOTLOADER because of missing some steps, Go to this following thread

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18706124&postcount=6

If you have a faulty USB port shake the usb cable it should definitely work at some angel, worked for me!

Thanks to ehsan76, John Anderton, tpbklake, exnerjan

Definitely it willl work
Tested myself!:D;):)
 
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hassanhm

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Dec 4, 2011
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Thank you !

Thank you so much my friend ! you really helped me a lot ! now i can root and flash roms feeling safe that i can SN-ON any time again !

ps : I tried the method , it works perfectly :) !

thanks again !
 

lolkasasa

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Oct 4, 2011
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And this method by santhoshpirate did't work 4 me,
okay i'll tell u one more time, mb it's gonna be quite clear:
i got in the hboot next text:
VIVO PVT SHIIP S-OFF RL
HBOOT-1.13.0000
RADIO-3805.06.03.03_M
But fo real my phone is s-on Revolutionary tell's me that it's s-on, i looking the awy that the right information was in the HBOOT. i hope you understood me.
and yes, i can use OTA update.
 

santhoshpirate

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And this method by santhoshpirate did't work 4 me,
okay i'll tell u one more time, mb it's gonna be quite clear:
i got in the hboot next text:
VIVO PVT SHIIP S-OFF RL
HBOOT-1.13.0000
RADIO-3805.06.03.03_M
But fo real my phone is s-on Revolutionary tell's me that it's s-on, i looking the awy that the right information was in the HBOOT. i hope you understood me.
and yes, i can use OTA update.

Have you flashed both the .img file correctly?

Sent from my HTC Incredible S using xda premium
 

santhoshpirate

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Oct 15, 2011
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Ok now.. s-off ur phone using revolutionary method again and do the whole process(restoring s-on from first as posted in my thread) again..

It should definitely work.. i guarantee it!!
 

santhoshpirate

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now s-off ur device via revolutionary again and install a custom rom , then follow the whole process a posted in the main thread, it should definitely work for your hboot!
 

sathishmk0280

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Nov 23, 2011
28
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now s-off ur device via revolutionary again and install a custom rom , then follow the whole process a posted in the main thread, it should definitely work for your hboot!
Hi Santhosh, Thanks for the detailed steps for guys like me.

I have S-off and Revolutionary recovery and nik's custom rom, i would like to go back to stock rom to get the new update. But do now how to go.

One more thing is you have mentioned that we have to download the shipped rom. But i am not sure which file i have to download and execute it .I am from india and very very newbie here.

Please help me how should i go back to the custom rom and with S-On in order to receive the OTA Update from HTC
 

santhoshpirate

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Oct 15, 2011
390
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Hi Santhosh, Thanks for the detailed steps for guys like me.

I have S-off and Revolutionary recovery and nik's custom rom, i would like to go back to stock rom to get the new update. But do now how to go.

One more thing is you have mentioned that we have to download the shipped rom. But i am not sure which file i have to download and execute it .I am from india and very very newbie here.

Please help me how should i go back to the custom rom and with S-On in order to receive the OTA Update from HTC

hI SATISH

if u revert back to s-on to update the latest OTA you cannot s-off ur device again because it comes with a newer bootloader.. To know which RUU you should install, then check with fastboot getvar all to know your mainver

Read my full thread and also this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=16684717&postcount=38

Everything is inside those two threads .. just sit and read .. You will figure it out!
 
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sathishmk0280

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hI SATISH

if u revert back to s-on to update the latest OTA you cannot s-off ur device again because it comes with a newer bootloader.. To know which RUU you should install, then check with fastboot getvar all to know your mainver

Read my full thread and also this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=16684717&postcount=38

Everything is inside those two threads .. just sit and read .. You will figure it out!
Hi Santosh,

Thank you for the update, I had infact done the S-on ( dont know how i managed to do it, i was having the OTA update somewhere, and i run it as PG32IMG.zip and then flashed the HBOOT image file as you have mentioned and voila the S_ON is back. ).

I know there is no option for S_off again, but i have my bet on you dev's.

Is the update for 2.3.5 is released for indian IS user's or any expected date.?

Waiting to see how the performance.
 

santhoshpirate

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Oct 15, 2011
390
56
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Hi Santosh,

Thank you for the update, I had infact done the S-on ( dont know how i managed to do it, i was having the OTA update somewhere, and i run it as PG32IMG.zip and then flashed the HBOOT image file as you have mentioned and voila the S_ON is back. ).

I know there is no option for S_off again, but i have my bet on you dev's.

Is the update for 2.3.5 is released for indian IS user's or any expected date.?

Waiting to see how the performance.

Ya it's worldwide we the indian users will get the OTA in couple of days.. Can you please tell your software number.. :eek:
If it is 2.12.720.5 please do share with us..! Some of the indian users need the OTA software

Thanks in advance!
 

sathishmk0280

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Nov 23, 2011
28
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bangalore
Ya it's worldwide we the indian users will get the OTA in couple of days.. Can you please tell your software number.. :eek:
If it is 2.12.720.5 please do share with us..! Some of the indian users need the OTA software

Thanks in advance!
Hi Santhosh,

This is the file i am having.

OTA_Vivo_Gingerbread_S_hTC_Asia_India_2.12.720.5-1.36.720.1_release. If this is the one Please let me know how should i upload.
 

santhoshpirate

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Oct 15, 2011
390
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Ya this is the one and please upload... It will be really appreciated .. upload it in multiupload and give the link in the shipped rom collection..then football will do the remaining to upload it in file factory

Once again thanks

Sent from my HTC Incredible S using xda premium
 

rozuchu

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I get stuck between step 6 and 7. I entered the command but it keeps saying: sending 'hboot' <1024 KB>...

Any tips?

EDIT: After couple of times trying and turning usb debugging off instead of on it worked :) (maybe helpful information if others have the same problem)
 
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    Hi guys, Once again this guide thread comes from the mixture of everyone suggestions and ideas to make your phone S-ON with shipped ROM for warranty!

    Collected the following info from the thread, Not my own idea!

    First install the ADB and SDK tools and folders, mainly install the Fastboot!
    If u dont have fastboot enabled see this http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Fastboot and this http://dottech.org/tipsntricks/21534/how-to-install-adb-and-fastboot-on-your-windows-computer-for-use-with-your-android-phone/

    First Go here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1033922 and install the shipped ROM which u had before .

    Use this method http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18079795&postcount=1 to install the ROM, But this alone wont get you s-on when you do the process from the above link, Your phone will be Physically S-On but in the bootloader it will still show you s-off!

    To change the bootloader to s-on then you need to follow the steps below,

    1 . Now download this file from http://alpharev.nl/vivo_downgrade.img

    2 . You should enable USB debugging mode, Turn your phone into FastBoot by unchecking the fastboot option in power settings

    3 . Now your device will be switched off Remove your battery and insert it again.

    4 . Now press (VOL DOWN + POWER Button) You will go into bootloader menu.

    5 . When you boot into HBOOT, The first option is FASTBOOT. You select the menu options using the Volume Up/Down key. Once you select FASTBOOT menu, press the Power Button and it will take you to the FASTBOOT menu.

    6 . Plug your USB cable in and the screen should change to FASTBOOT USB. Then on your PC, open a CMD window and change to the directory where you have installed the Android SDK tools, such adb.exe, fastboot.exe, etc. In the CMD window you would type the command:

    fastboot flash hboot vivo_downgrade.img

    7 . Wait for sometime, Then you would type the next command:

    fastboot reboot-bootloader

    8 . Now this is a tricky step, You should Select and open the ROM package you downloaded (But dont install) go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp and at last folder find rom.zip

    9 . You need to open the ROM.zip file and extract the file HBOOT.img from it and copy it to the same directory as the vivo_downgrade.img. Then you would type the command

    fastboot flash hboot HBOOT.img

    10 . Now again, wait for sometime type the next command:

    fastboot reboot-bootloader

    That's it you are back to s-on with stock !!!
    You may check this by booting your device into BOOTLOADER , If it shows S-on, that's all You Performed the steps correctly!

    If you are stuck at SECURITY WARNING BOOTLOADER because of missing some steps, Go to this following thread

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18706124&postcount=6

    If you have a faulty USB port shake the usb cable it should definitely work at some angel, worked for me!

    Thanks to ehsan76, John Anderton, tpbklake, exnerjan

    Definitely it willl work
    Tested myself!:D;):)
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    Here is the info

    INFOversion: 0.5
    INFOversion-bootloader: 6.13.1002
    INFOversion-baseband: 3805.04.03.27_M
    INFOversion-cpld: None
    INFOversion-microp: None
    INFOversion-main: 2.12.720.5
    INFOserialno: HTxxxxx
    INFOimei: xxxxxx
    INFOproduct: vivo
    INFOplatform: HBOOT-7630
    INFOmodelid: PG3213000
    INFOcidnum: HTC__038
    INFObattery-status: good
    INFObattery-voltage: 3997mV
    INFOpartition-layout: Generic
    INFOsecurity: off
    INFObuild-mode: SHIP
    INFOboot-mode: FASTBOOT
    INFOcommitno-bootloader: dirty-8a731c6e
    INFOhbootpreupdate: 12
    INFOgencheckpt: 0


    thanks.

    I don't see that shipped ROM for your region on the download site, so your best bet is to create a goldcard and use one of the other 2.12 RUUs.
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    Hi Santhosh, Thanks for the detailed steps for guys like me.

    I have S-off and Revolutionary recovery and nik's custom rom, i would like to go back to stock rom to get the new update. But do now how to go.

    One more thing is you have mentioned that we have to download the shipped rom. But i am not sure which file i have to download and execute it .I am from india and very very newbie here.

    Please help me how should i go back to the custom rom and with S-On in order to receive the OTA Update from HTC

    hI SATISH

    if u revert back to s-on to update the latest OTA you cannot s-off ur device again because it comes with a newer bootloader.. To know which RUU you should install, then check with fastboot getvar all to know your mainver

    Read my full thread and also this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=16684717&postcount=38

    Everything is inside those two threads .. just sit and read .. You will figure it out!
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    U hav to run the command when the phone is in fastboot..

    To check if fastboot works for you

    Type "fastboot devices" in CMD and see if ur device name appear .. if not u have not properly installed fastboot

    Sent from my HTC Incredible S using xda premium
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    Vivo is a 2011 device. HTC outlets & retailers have stopped stocking the phone sometime last year, so now I don't think anyone here has a "new" phone that is less than a year old. Hence there is no need for such threads that reverts your phone to stock s-on for WARRANTY purposes....

    Dead cookies leave no trails...

    Extended Warranty?

    Sent from one of the few remaining Incredible S'