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Dec 3, 2015
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Hey guy
So i need to update firmware currently on 1.32.531.33 on my t mobile htc one m9 s-on. I was gonna use ruu.exe from herehttp://forum.xda-developers.com/tmobile-one-m9/general/please-read-rooting-using-twrp-t3069022. To my understading this will unroot and flash stock rom and i will be able update via OTA. Am I suppose to use the 1.32.531.33exe or 2.7.531.6exe(since on trying to update it)? Do I need to be s-off to use? Will this relock my bootloader? Is there any other changes in adb I need to make. Anything else I should be on the lookout for? Planning on rerooting after update. I couldnt find a guide with this info so any help is much appreciated. Thanks!
 
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kc6wke

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So, Cal
Hey guy
So i need to update firmware currently on 1.32.531.33 on my t mobile htc one m9 s-on. I was gonna use ruu.exe from herehttp://forum.xda-developers.com/tmobile-one-m9/general/please-read-rooting-using-twrp-t3069022. To my understading this will unroot and flash stock rom and i will be able update via OTA. Am I suppose to use the 1.32.531.33exe or 2.7.531.6exe(since on trying to update it)? Do I need to be s-off to use? Will this relock my bootloader? Is there any other changes in adb I need to make. Anything else I should be on the lookout for? Planning on rerooting after update. I couldnt find a guide with this info so any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

If you are looking to upgrade to the latest 2.11.531.19, you can get the RUU here.
You do not need to S-Off unless you plan on flashing older or intl firmware, Ruu will not relock the bootloader.
keep in mind, running RUU will completely wipe the phone, so Backup.

I would
1. Run latest RUU let it boot and set up.
2. Reboot to bootloader, flash Twrp (fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.7.0-hima.img)
3. Reboot to recovery and flash SuperSU here.
Unless you are going to flash roms then you only need to flash the firmware and twrp and rom
You can get the firmware in my thread here
Hope this helps
 
Dec 3, 2015
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chicago
If you are looking to upgrade to the latest 2.11.531.19, you can get the RUU here.
You do not need to S-Off unless you plan on flashing older or intl firmware, Ruu will not relock the bootloader.
keep in mind, running RUU will completely wipe the phone, so Backup.

I would
1. Run latest RUU let it boot and set up.
2. Reboot to bootloader, flash Twrp (fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.7.0-hima.img)
3. Reboot to recovery and flash SuperSU here.
Unless you are going to flash roms then you only need to flash the firmware and twrp and rom
You can get the firmware in my thread here
Hope this helps

Thanks! I took a chance yesterday and ran the 1.32.531.33.exe to play it safe and updated via OTA to 2.7.531.6. But for future reference is it's okay to run RUUs that are above current firmware or do you have to use the one your current firmware matches (for instance running 2.7.531.6.exe when the device firmware is on 1.32.531.33). Also will roms running on older firmware work if device firmware is on 2.11.531.19?
 

kc6wke

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Feb 19, 2012
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So, Cal
Thanks! I took a chance yesterday and ran the 1.32.531.33.exe to play it safe and updated via OTA to 2.7.531.6. But for future reference is it's okay to run RUUs that are above current firmware or do you have to use the one your current firmware matches (for instance running 2.7.531.6.exe when the device firmware is on 1.32.531.33). Also will roms running on older firmware work if device firmware is on 2.11.531.19?

With S-on you can only use current of newer firmware.
They might, depends the roms base.
 
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dohcvtec

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Nov 2, 2011
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Hey guys,

I just got HTC ONE M9 T-Mobile version. I'm trying to unlock it. Saw a bunch of stuff online and keep trying everything what is out there. Tried to unlock it from htcdev but it says token is too long. I copied it multiple times the way it was described, still nothing happened. Copied it piece by piece, typed it... nothing worked same thing. Questions is this, I can't get it to root, unlock bootloader, s-off or any of that so what's going to happen if I install a RUU which is rooted so at least I'll have a start cause now I can't do ANYTHING. Whatever ideas you have, please let me know.

I tried htcdev, sunshine, kingroot, kingoroot, supersu, root apps.... nothing. The tmobile unlock app, no chance... Thanks
 
Dec 3, 2015
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chicago
Hey guys,

I just got HTC ONE M9 T-Mobile version. I'm trying to unlock it. Saw a bunch of stuff online and keep trying everything what is out there. Tried to unlock it from htcdev but it says token is too long. I copied it multiple times the way it was described, still nothing happened. Copied it piece by piece, typed it... nothing worked same thing. Questions is this, I can't get it to root, unlock bootloader, s-off or any of that so what's going to happen if I install a RUU which is rooted so at least I'll have a start cause now I can't do ANYTHING. Whatever ideas you have, please let me know.

I tried htcdev, sunshine, kingroot, kingoroot, supersu, root apps.... nothing. The tmobile unlock app, no chance... Thanks

I'm still an amateur myself but here is my understanding and recommendations.
RUU will update firmware and flash stock rom basically bringing you back to square one. You should be able to use it with a locked bootloader. If you can't do anything with the phone I would suggest to to use RUU dot exe of the latest firmware and update all OTAs. I used a video guide on youtube by "sakitech" when I rooted mine. Just search "root HTC One m9" it should be the first link. Make sure you're copying no more no less than your token ID. Hope this helps
 

grim489

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You're way ahead of yourself, RUU is not rooted. It's a completely stock system. Like if you were to buy a brand new phone. It will wipe your phone completely too, nothing on sdcard.

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    Hey guy
    So i need to update firmware currently on 1.32.531.33 on my t mobile htc one m9 s-on. I was gonna use ruu.exe from herehttp://forum.xda-developers.com/tmobile-one-m9/general/please-read-rooting-using-twrp-t3069022. To my understading this will unroot and flash stock rom and i will be able update via OTA. Am I suppose to use the 1.32.531.33exe or 2.7.531.6exe(since on trying to update it)? Do I need to be s-off to use? Will this relock my bootloader? Is there any other changes in adb I need to make. Anything else I should be on the lookout for? Planning on rerooting after update. I couldnt find a guide with this info so any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

    If you are looking to upgrade to the latest 2.11.531.19, you can get the RUU here.
    You do not need to S-Off unless you plan on flashing older or intl firmware, Ruu will not relock the bootloader.
    keep in mind, running RUU will completely wipe the phone, so Backup.

    I would
    1. Run latest RUU let it boot and set up.
    2. Reboot to bootloader, flash Twrp (fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.7.0-hima.img)
    3. Reboot to recovery and flash SuperSU here.
    Unless you are going to flash roms then you only need to flash the firmware and twrp and rom
    You can get the firmware in my thread here
    Hope this helps
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    Thanks! I took a chance yesterday and ran the 1.32.531.33.exe to play it safe and updated via OTA to 2.7.531.6. But for future reference is it's okay to run RUUs that are above current firmware or do you have to use the one your current firmware matches (for instance running 2.7.531.6.exe when the device firmware is on 1.32.531.33). Also will roms running on older firmware work if device firmware is on 2.11.531.19?

    With S-on you can only use current of newer firmware.
    They might, depends the roms base.
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    You're way ahead of yourself, RUU is not rooted. It's a completely stock system. Like if you were to buy a brand new phone. It will wipe your phone completely too, nothing on sdcard.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk