[RUU] Official 2.31.651.7 in ZIP Format, Flashable from Fastboot

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tehdarkknight

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As the title says, here's the Rom.zip extracted from RUU_Hero_C_Sprint_2.31.651.7_signed_release.exe for those that don't use Windows, or prefer to have their RUU in zip format.
This will flash your phone to 2.31.651.7 STOCK.

http://www.mediafire.com/?m6x4sr682ruk027

  1. Simply rename this to HERCIMG.zip and place on the root of your SDCard.
  2. Power your phone completely off.
  3. Press and Hold VOL DOWN and POWER until your phone boots into HBoot mode.
  4. Wait for it to verify the zip, then click <ACTION> (Trackball) to update, or <SEND> (Green Call) to cancel.

Enjoy!

Here's my guide to rooting .7:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=804296
 
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dzap

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Personally..I want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

I have spent the last four hours searching for this. This needs to be stickied. I'm bookmarking it for sure. This got my phone unbricked..I thought all hope was lost and I would have to call in for warranty support (I got mine refurbed through Sprint last October..so I don't even know if I would still have any warranty support), and see if I could try my luck and getting it replaced, since that is what others have said to do as apparently this file from OP, did not exist.

And so for future reference, so that others don't go mindlessly searching through the forums.

If you
a.) Managed to overwrite your Recovery some how or completely delete it. (I did..and from searching this and many other forums over the past couple hours..I can see I wasn't the only one), and also have no boot (or a corrupted boot loop)
b.) Still have S-ON (You can find this out by powering off your phone and then pressing and holding the power button and the lower volume button), I recommend you turn S-Off for future reference if you're going to be dealing with customer ROMs a lot (so you don't have to go through the hell I just did..). See here..
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=759955
c.) Have an updated Hboot (1.47) (you can also find this info. in part b.)

....then you KNOW that you are stuck. Because you
a.) Cannot flash a ROM in Recovery because you cannot access it.
b.) You cannot access ADB because your phone won't go that far and will only go into fastboot..
c.) But even though you have access to fastboot you can't do ANYTHING like flash a recovery image or a ROM..or anything for that matter..because S is still ON. (this is the "not allow" messages you will see pop up.)
d.) You have bootloader 1.47 so if you for example, were like me couldn't use this file here.. (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=657086), because it would say there was a newer version and wouldn't install it.

So this file right here..was the only thing getting my phone back to a usable state. And considering that my searches have shown to pretty much give up all hope and have it sent it for warranty repair, then I think this thread deserves a bump for all those that have screwed up.

Yeah..I have to start ALL OVER now from a stock ROM (thank god for nandroid), but at least my phone isn't a dead brick.

Just thought this needed a well deserved bump.
 

laie1472

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Feb 18, 2010
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Wanted to say BIG THANKS. This worked like a charm to update prl/profile. Keeping two copies of this one on the sd and on the laptop. Thanks again.

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cooolone2

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OnePlus 8 Pro
Wanted to say BIG THANKS. This worked like a charm to update prl/profile. Keeping two copies of this one on the sd and on the laptop. Thanks again.

Yea it's me Again. With the
Modified .HERO.

Forgive me for seeming NOOBish... but I can use this to do the same, then restore Nandroid back and it will keep the PRL/Profile update?

Just wondering... lolz, thanks!
:cool:
 

laie1472

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Feb 18, 2010
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Yup But you will have to reroot. This takes root from you. You will have to reroot with the Hero rooter from Reg or Z4 or one click root. But read read read. And as far as the prl/profile yup it will stick. When your phone boots up after running this just go into settings and updates and choose update profile and update prl don't update firmware. I repeat don't update firmware. After that just reboot and check your prl should be 60675. After that reroot, then flash a recovery and then nand restore. Hope this helps good luck
Remember this returns you to stock you will loose root and recovery..




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Modified .HERO.
 

GeezyAF

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Why don't you guys just flash NFX's or LS's already rooted and way faster stock sense ROM to update PRL, etc?

Running stock ROM has to be one of the worst things ever after being on custom ROMs for so long.
 

laie1472

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I tried flashing almost ever sense rom on here pmgrands port, ninfintes stock odex and deodex and his apps 2 sd builds he has like 4 or 6 different builds. Tried flashing liquids builds beta and stable. All gave me a error. So I had to use this. I couldn't flash any sense rom
and it was easier to use this than try to figure out y. If he can flash a sense rom then yea that's the easier way but if not this is a for sure way to get back to stock.



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Modified .HERO.
 
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I tried flashing almost ever sense rom on here pmgrands port, ninfintes stock odex and deodex and his apps 2 sd builds he has like 4 or 6 different builds. Tried flashing liquids builds beta and stable. All gave me a error. So I had to use this. I couldn't flash any sense rom
and it was easier to use this than try to figure out y. If he can flash a sense rom then yea that's the easier way but if not this is a for sure way to get back to stock.



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Modified .HERO.
I still have my original nandroid from before I flashed any ROMs and it takes me back to stock Sprint, where I do my updating. Is this faster than that?
 

laie1472

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I still have my original nandroid from before I flashed any ROMs and it takes me back to stock Sprint, where I do my updating. Is this faster than that?

Yup. That's way better and faster. Just go into settings / updates. Then just update prl and profile. Don't update firmware. After you confirm that your updated just nand restore and you should be good.



Edit not sure if you would have to reroot.


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cooolone2

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Thanks for the reply's all... I like Sense and have NFX rom on my Hero, loaded a few ROMS but they won't update, so no worries, when I have some free time I'll sit and do it then. I don't like the one click rooters nor the clockwork recovery, I guess I'm old school and do it the hard way, lol, but thanks for letting me know it'll work (prl update) and stay on the handset!

Regards!
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Benduchi

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Without opening a huge can of worms I would like to know whats the best newest rom out there with sense I just searched for like 3 hours and lot of threads are old and I want what ever is new with sense also would like to upgrade to 2.2 im on Honeybun v.-2 lite firmware 2.1 update1
 

dastin1015

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Yup. That's way better and faster. Just go into settings / updates. Then just update prl and profile. Don't update firmware. After you confirm that your updated just nand restore and you should be good.



Edit not sure if you would have to reroot.


Yea it's me Again. With the
Modified .HERO.

No need to reroot because it was a nandroid. Can't make a nandroid if you're not rooted. ;)

Sent from my HTC Hero CDMA running Android 2.3
 

mrtimo

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does this work with any version of HBOOT? The phone I am dealing with has stock 1.5
 

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    As the title says, here's the Rom.zip extracted from RUU_Hero_C_Sprint_2.31.651.7_signed_release.exe for those that don't use Windows, or prefer to have their RUU in zip format.
    This will flash your phone to 2.31.651.7 STOCK.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?m6x4sr682ruk027

    1. Simply rename this to HERCIMG.zip and place on the root of your SDCard.
    2. Power your phone completely off.
    3. Press and Hold VOL DOWN and POWER until your phone boots into HBoot mode.
    4. Wait for it to verify the zip, then click <ACTION> (Trackball) to update, or <SEND> (Green Call) to cancel.

    Enjoy!

    Here's my guide to rooting .7:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=804296
    6
    Personally..I want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

    I have spent the last four hours searching for this. This needs to be stickied. I'm bookmarking it for sure. This got my phone unbricked..I thought all hope was lost and I would have to call in for warranty support (I got mine refurbed through Sprint last October..so I don't even know if I would still have any warranty support), and see if I could try my luck and getting it replaced, since that is what others have said to do as apparently this file from OP, did not exist.

    And so for future reference, so that others don't go mindlessly searching through the forums.

    If you
    a.) Managed to overwrite your Recovery some how or completely delete it. (I did..and from searching this and many other forums over the past couple hours..I can see I wasn't the only one), and also have no boot (or a corrupted boot loop)
    b.) Still have S-ON (You can find this out by powering off your phone and then pressing and holding the power button and the lower volume button), I recommend you turn S-Off for future reference if you're going to be dealing with customer ROMs a lot (so you don't have to go through the hell I just did..). See here..
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=759955
    c.) Have an updated Hboot (1.47) (you can also find this info. in part b.)

    ....then you KNOW that you are stuck. Because you
    a.) Cannot flash a ROM in Recovery because you cannot access it.
    b.) You cannot access ADB because your phone won't go that far and will only go into fastboot..
    c.) But even though you have access to fastboot you can't do ANYTHING like flash a recovery image or a ROM..or anything for that matter..because S is still ON. (this is the "not allow" messages you will see pop up.)
    d.) You have bootloader 1.47 so if you for example, were like me couldn't use this file here.. (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=657086), because it would say there was a newer version and wouldn't install it.

    So this file right here..was the only thing getting my phone back to a usable state. And considering that my searches have shown to pretty much give up all hope and have it sent it for warranty repair, then I think this thread deserves a bump for all those that have screwed up.

    Yeah..I have to start ALL OVER now from a stock ROM (thank god for nandroid), but at least my phone isn't a dead brick.

    Just thought this needed a well deserved bump.
    2
    Try this out, if you can still boot into android enough to use adb.

    Download this HERCIMG.zip (it is the 2.31.651.7 RUU zip that I extracted from the RUU, and put on my server)

    Keep this HERCIMG.zip on your computer. Remember the path to it.
    Connect the phone to the computer, USB debugging enabled.
    then type
    Code:
    adb shell reboot oem-78

    then once the phone settles, you should see the response "OK" in the cmd prompt.

    Then type
    Code:
    fastboot devices
    to make sure your phone is in fact recognized.

    Then you need to type this into cmd

    Code:
    fastboot flash zip pathToHERCIMG.zip
    with the "pathToHERCIMG.zip" being the entire path to your hercimg.zip on your computer, surrounded by " " if there are any spaces in the path. This command will give you verbose output on what it is doing. It sends the zip to the phone (which may take a while, sometimes up to 4 minutes) then checks signatures and if all is well begins verifying images and flashing. If there are any errors, it will tell you exactly what went wrong. After it is complete, type
    Code:
    fastboot reboot
    to reboot the phone. This will give you stock 2.31.651.7 firmware, just as it came from sprint. Then use my Hero Rooter to root it and give you a custom recovery. Hope this helps. If you have any more questions, go ahead and pm me or just post here. Either way, I'll be here to help out!
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    I tried flashing almost ever sense rom on here pmgrands port, ninfintes stock odex and deodex and his apps 2 sd builds he has like 4 or 6 different builds. Tried flashing liquids builds beta and stable. All gave me a error. So I had to use this. I couldn't flash any sense rom
    and it was easier to use this than try to figure out y. If he can flash a sense rom then yea that's the easier way but if not this is a for sure way to get back to stock.



    Yea it's me Again. With the
    Modified .HERO.
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    Thank you, gentlemen. I tried what you suggested, R-N, but I can't get into the phone at all. It does appear to recognize adb, as Jason's commands work ( "adb reboot bootloader" and "fastboot oem rebootRUU" to send me into fastboot) but when I get that far I try to flash his hercimg and I get (remote 43 main version check fail). When I attempt your fix R-N (the ...oem-78) it says daemon started succesfully, but then exec '/system/bin/sh' failed: No such file or directory (2)

    ---------- Post added at 06:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:04 PM ----------

    Tried things a bit differently, but still no go. I went into fastboot usb, typed "fastboot devices", was recognized, directed it to flash the zip I had put on C, but the response after sending 'zip' was "FAILED (remote: not allow)"

    Hey Rev, it's been awhile. Sorry to see you're having issues. Trust me, if the two who are helping you can't get it going, it's a lost cause. A few months back Laie rescued my Hero from the depths of brickdom. If you can't get this fixed, I still have my old Hero just sitting in a bag. I'm not gonna use it and you're more than welcome to have it. I cleaned it out with laie's RUU, and it's back to stock; clean ESN. I moved on to the E3d and have a SGN for work, so I'm well past the Hero stage. PM me and lemme know if you want it.