[Q] Unlocked S-ON Hboot1.58 Philz Touch Recovery

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Please help. I have unlocked this phone through HTC Dev. I have flashed a custom recovery. Somewhere through this process, the original installation of the factory rom from VM was deleted. That doesn't bother me because I was never going back to it anyway, but If I had it right now, I wouldn't be here. ;) I have tried to use the RUU exe in fastboot and the RUU zip in recovery from here. Neither will install, exe throws errors and the zip returns [bad]. I have also tried the [ROM] NegaLite-BluRom-JCFunk | 2.95 | Sprint/VM | Sense/Apex/Nova | 03/25/2014. This eventually installed, but will not boot even with installing boot.img separately. I followed all directions to the best of my ability, but by no means am I saying I did correctly, but I am pretty sure I did. So to recap - I have whats in the title, but no rom whatsoever installed that can be accessed. Any takers?
 
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Some more info please, hboot version? Which recovery. s-on makes things harder.

To flash stock need to be relocked, stock will not flash from recovery.
If you put rom.zip, stock zip, in root of sdcard and rename to PG86IMG.zip. hboot will flash automaticly.

Or if you have a copy of the custom recovery img file on your computer, you can do a fastboot command that will let you boot from it and give it full write access.
fastboot boot recovery.img, then you can retry to flash negalite
img must be in directory you use fastboot in.
 
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Before I proceed in explaining anything, please let me Thank You JCFunk for lending me a hand in my endeavors. This is my first crack at a HTC device. So I'm a newb at locks, hboots, and HTC specifics. So, Thank You!

I scanned through a lot of information and I moved to quickly, thinking I would ace this project and not particularly following a guide step by step. I know I should just wire trick this phone. I am wanting to get to hboot 1.40 and use Revolutionary to S-OFF. Once that is achieved load a kitkat rom. This is just a project, not used for daily phone use - no service.

Some more info please, hboot version? Which recovery. s-on makes things harder.

To flash stock need to be relocked, stock will not flash from recovery.
If you put rom.zip, stock zip, in root of sdcard and rename to PG86IMG.zip. hboot will flash automaticly.

I tried this step first and it returned:

Main Version is older.
Update Fail!
Press <POWER> to reboot.

Would I be correct to say if I flashed the SetMainVersionLOW.zip that this method would likely work?
Also, if I am overcomplicating this(other than wire-trick) and there is an easier method, please advise.
 
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Before I proceed in explaining anything, please let me Thank You JCFunk for lending me a hand in my endeavors. This is my first crack at a HTC device. So I'm a newb at locks, hboots, and HTC specifics. So, Thank You!

I scanned through a lot of information and I moved to quickly, thinking I would ace this project and not particularly following a guide step by step. I know I should just wire trick this phone. I am wanting to get to hboot 1.40 and use Revolutionary to S-OFF. Once that is achieved load a kitkat rom. This is just a project, not used for daily phone use - no service.

I tried this step first and it returned:

Main Version is older.
Update Fail!
Press <POWER> to reboot.

Would I be correct to say if I flashed the SetMainVersionLOW.zip that this method would likely work?
Also, if I am overcomplicating this(other than wire-trick) and there is an easier method, please advise.

D33z
How good are you with linux, or do just use windows? Never did wire trick myself, I've always done Unknownforce hboot downgrade. Which I can now do in about 15 min.

s-off not required, there's many way to bypass unlocked limitations.

Your main var is to high because htc never released a current ruu, so the ota pushed version higher but no ruu to match.

what can I help you do?

Sent from my DOWNGRADED EVO 3D, remember all development is done on my phone, not a computer
 
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How good are you with linux, or do just use windows? Never did wire trick myself, I've always done Unknownforce hboot downgrade. Which I can now do in about 15 min.

s-off not required, there's many way to bypass unlocked limitations.

Your main var is to high because htc never released a current ruu, so the ota pushed version higher but no ruu to match.

what can I help you do?

Sent from my DOWNGRADED EVO 3D, remember all development is done on my phone, not a computer

I am great with linux, but was under the assumption it needed to be burned to cd and that USB was not an option, please advise if not the case. I have read a ton and I remember reading about Unknownforce, but cant remember if thats the case or not.

Off topic: I learned from you that it has to be locked to go stock, but does it need to be unlocked to flash your rom or locked as well?
 

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Unlocked for custom, locked for stock.

Here is unknownforce ultimate tool,
there was a live cd version made for windows users scared of linux.
I use tiny core linux for this, Ubuntu tries to mount all the partitions and you only have a 5 second window when they are writeable. I have used Ubuntu, at first, but preferred tinycore.
But first you are going to need to get stock.zip to install.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1653777

I would do fastboot boot recovery.img

Then install negalite, so atless you can boot the phone

Sent from my DOWNGRADED EVO 3D, remember all development is done on my phone, not a computer

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here is 4ext recovery I would use this one first until you get used to things, best recovery for 3d.

Sent from my DOWNGRADED EVO 3D, remember all development is done on my phone, not a computer
 
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Is 4ext > TWRP unofficial? I am currently on your unofficial TWRP and installing the latest negalite.
 
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What I meant was, in your opinion, is the 4ext a better recovery than the unofficial TWRP?

During the install of Negalite at the point of -Setting Up Kernel Over-Clock Settings
under this it reads: assert failed: write_raw_image("/tmp/newboot.img","boot")
Is this a red flag of something not going right in any way?

After this I click Next>Recovery>Wipe Dalvik>Reboot and it boots into Fastboot. Whats happening at this point?
 
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Since I am basically starting from scratch and the end goal is to have a kitkat rom and possibly S-OFF(if its a must to do so).

What all needs to be done as far as formatting, tweaks, or anything else to achieve the best performance, space, or anything you can think of?

Thats if you dont mind sharing. I appreciate your time and if I can be of service to you in any way, I will. :D
 
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I am currently on the 4ext recovery with 1GB sd-ext 0 swap and formatted Ext4.
fastboot boot recovery.img
flashrom.zip from recovery
reboot, wipe dalvik, reboot
Negalite.zip installed with no errors whatsoever.
Thank You.
Beautiful smooth running rom btw.

Does all that above sound like I did the right things as for setting up and installing?
 
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4ext is most stable, the unofficial has new features like f2fs and selinux, but 95% stable.

fastboot boot recovery.img is an old work around, also used to flash boot.img with fastboot. That is ok with roms that include a whole boot.img but roms like mine use a dynamic boot.img. Basically the installer makes the boot.img using your choices.

From what I know about Kitty kat I think you need to downgrade hboot or be s-off. Not sure I've stayed on ics for stability because I still use this phone. Also there is a new version of negalite on svn, just takes hours for me to upload a zip version.



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I should have worded that different really, the revision numbers threw me, I honestly was just making sure I was in the right place. 48mb smaller, anything stripped?
 
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Some more info please, hboot version? Which recovery. s-on makes things harder.

To flash stock need to be relocked, stock will not flash from recovery.
If you put rom.zip, stock zip, in root of sdcard and rename to PG86IMG.zip. hboot will flash automaticly.

Or if you have a copy of the custom recovery img file on your computer, you can do a fastboot command that will let you boot from it and give it full write access.
fastboot boot recovery.img, then you can retry to flash negalite
img must be in directory you use fastboot in.

I tried installing your new negalite the same way as I do the old version and at the end of the install procedure I get an error about set permissions. After that - reboot, wipe dalvik, reboot - it just reboots into recovery. I tried many times with SmartFlash enabled and disabled. I go back and install r121 with no problems.
 

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I tried installing your new negalite the same way as I do the old version and at the end of the install procedure I get an error about set permissions. After that - reboot, wipe dalvik, reboot - it just reboots into recovery. I tried many times with SmartFlash enabled and disabled. I go back and install r121 with no problems.
Here. Try this
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23578570567720169

Sent from my DOWNGRADED EVO 3D, remember all development is done on my phone, not a computer
 
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    Some more info please, hboot version? Which recovery. s-on makes things harder.

    To flash stock need to be relocked, stock will not flash from recovery.
    If you put rom.zip, stock zip, in root of sdcard and rename to PG86IMG.zip. hboot will flash automaticly.

    Or if you have a copy of the custom recovery img file on your computer, you can do a fastboot command that will let you boot from it and give it full write access.
    fastboot boot recovery.img, then you can retry to flash negalite
    img must be in directory you use fastboot in.
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    Philz recovery not working well for 3d, I use 4ext or my unofficial twrp.
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    Before I proceed in explaining anything, please let me Thank You JCFunk for lending me a hand in my endeavors. This is my first crack at a HTC device. So I'm a newb at locks, hboots, and HTC specifics. So, Thank You!

    I scanned through a lot of information and I moved to quickly, thinking I would ace this project and not particularly following a guide step by step. I know I should just wire trick this phone. I am wanting to get to hboot 1.40 and use Revolutionary to S-OFF. Once that is achieved load a kitkat rom. This is just a project, not used for daily phone use - no service.

    I tried this step first and it returned:

    Main Version is older.
    Update Fail!
    Press <POWER> to reboot.

    Would I be correct to say if I flashed the SetMainVersionLOW.zip that this method would likely work?
    Also, if I am overcomplicating this(other than wire-trick) and there is an easier method, please advise.

    D33z
    How good are you with linux, or do just use windows? Never did wire trick myself, I've always done Unknownforce hboot downgrade. Which I can now do in about 15 min.

    s-off not required, there's many way to bypass unlocked limitations.

    Your main var is to high because htc never released a current ruu, so the ota pushed version higher but no ruu to match.

    what can I help you do?

    Sent from my DOWNGRADED EVO 3D, remember all development is done on my phone, not a computer
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    Does your unofficial twrp support SELinux? I am assuming it does but just checking. Is it available for download and if so where?
    here's the thread
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2831444



    Sent from my DOWNGRADED EVO 3D, remember all development is done on my phone, not a computer
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    Unlocked for custom, locked for stock.

    Here is unknownforce ultimate tool,
    there was a live cd version made for windows users scared of linux.
    I use tiny core linux for this, Ubuntu tries to mount all the partitions and you only have a 5 second window when they are writeable. I have used Ubuntu, at first, but preferred tinycore.
    But first you are going to need to get stock.zip to install.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1653777

    I would do fastboot boot recovery.img

    Then install negalite, so atless you can boot the phone

    Sent from my DOWNGRADED EVO 3D, remember all development is done on my phone, not a computer

    ---------- Post added at 12:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:24 AM ----------

    here is 4ext recovery I would use this one first until you get used to things, best recovery for 3d.

    Sent from my DOWNGRADED EVO 3D, remember all development is done on my phone, not a computer
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