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tryllz

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Hi All,

I see a lot of people asking for stock stuff for the HTC One Mini 2, please find them here:

Stock RUUs - https://forum.xda-developers.com/one-mini-2/general/htc-one-mini-2-official-ruu-t3425930

BOOT IMAGE
Signed Boot Image : boot_signed.img for booting problems (FOR INTERNATIONAL/EUROPEAN DEVICES ONLY)

PROCESS
Enter bootloader and then enter fastboot and type the command :
Code:
fastboot flash boot boot_signed.img
fastboot reboot bootloader

Nandroid Backup for restoring to stock, I have used this, working fine (Can be restored through TWRP): https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24052804347818782 (FOR INTERNAITIONAL/EUROPEAN DEVICES ONLY)

Stock Firmware: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95784891001615234

Stock Recovery: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24052804347822267 (Newer)
Stock Recovery: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95784891001615233

Original Page (German): http://www.handy-faq.de/forum/htc-one-mini-2-firmwaresammlung-ruus-otas-backups-t309020/

LINKS WERE WORKING WHEN I POSTED THEM, DOWNLOAD AT THE EARLIEST AS MAY BE THEY WONT WORK WHEN YOU NEED THEM, SO JUST DOWNLOAD AND KEEP.

STEPS TO RESTORE NANDROID BACKUP THROUGH TWRP:
- REBOOT AND ENTER TWRP, PERFORM A BACKUP (THIS WILL CREATE A TWRP BACK UP FOLDER WITH DEVICE SERIAL NUMBER IN THE SD CARD)
- DOWNLOAD AND EXTRACT THE NANDROID BACK UP FILE
- PLACE THE EXTRACTED FILES IN TO THE TWRP>BACKUP<DEVICE SERIAL NUMBER> FOLDER IN THE SD CARD
- RESTART THE DEVICE AND ENTER TWRP, CHOOSE RESTORE
- LOCATE THE FOLDER COPIED IN THE ROOT OF THE SDCARD
- SWIPE TO RESTORE
- FOR SOME REASON THE NANDROID BACKUP DOES NOT CONTAIN CALCULATOR, FLASH LIGHT WHICH CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/htc-corporation/

THANK YOU
 
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tryllz

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What is the exact problem you are facing when flashing the stock file. PLEASE EXPLAIN FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDNG.

ELSE YOU CAN TRY THE BELOW.

NB: I AM ASSUMING THINGS AND GIVING THIS INFORMATION, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENS AS I DONT KNOW THE EXACT PROBLEM YOU ARE FACING.

Make sure device is 100% battery.

1st try this:

1-Download this file: [ https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_1zjuazXSqbQ0p6NWtvRk9OMzA/edit?pli=1 ] and install in Windows (Run as Administrator).
2-Open Command window and type:
Code:
cd c:\adb
3-now on your device use Vol keys to choose and power key to select, and choose FASTBOOT
4-now download the attached file boot_signed.rar (extract the file in C:\adb folder)
5-type in the command window:
Code:
fastboot flash boot boot_signed.img
5-type in the command window:
Code:
fastboot erase cache
6-type in command window:
Code:
fastboot reboot

IF THIS DID NOT WORK, THEN TRY THIS:

Download this [ https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934555508 ] file and rename it to 0P8BIMG.zip and place it into the SD card (MMC Card), restart the device and let it boot into the HBoot menu.

Reboot device from the boot mode, if the device automatically reboot into the boot menu then it will start flashing the file automatically.

Good Luck, let me know how it went.

Try and let me know.
 

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this is excellent, all in one place...
However, please forgive my ignorance in recovery/backup terminology (I hope it is not just me) but I get confused by the use of 'Nandroid' backup, Stock Rom, and .zip and .img files for flashing.
I have successfully used TWRP to flash the NostromoPop ROM, but have not been successful with any other .zip file supposedly a Stock ROM.
I have been hoping that somebody could put a rooted Stock ROM so that I can try it as a way to get around the KitKat blocks on writing to the SD card for some of my autosync apps.
Am I making any sense?
Many thanks if you can help
 

tryllz

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Apr 8, 2014
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this is excellent, all in one place...
However, please forgive my ignorance in recovery/backup terminology (I hope it is not just me) but I get confused by the use of 'Nandroid' backup, Stock Rom, and .zip and .img files for flashing.
I have successfully used TWRP to flash the NostromoPop ROM, but have not been successful with any other .zip file supposedly a Stock ROM.
I have been hoping that somebody could put a rooted Stock ROM so that I can try it as a way to get around the KitKat blocks on writing to the SD card for some of my autosync apps.
Am I making any sense?
Many thanks if you can help

Hi,

As I understand you cannot flash a stock ROM with customer Recovery, as far as I know you need stock Recovery to flash a stock ROM, I remember trying stock ROM on TWRP but it failed, could be due to some other reason, I read somewhere it has something to do with file signatures.

As for SD write fix, you need to have root access other than that there is no fix for it, rooting with SuperUser Binary... I myself did want to try it now that I am back on stock but then I am greedy for Marshmallow (if they could fix that Loud Speaker issue) I am all in for Android M, I tried to get in touch with people on the Cyanogen Forums but no luck as I have not yet received verification email, tried so many times, no luck and as it seems there is no Marshmallow development on HTC One Mini 2....

I will wait and see how it goes...

If I am correct you can keep stock ROM and flash SU Binary and get root access and then install https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.sdfix to get it done with, it ought to work, haven't tried myself...
 

hanro50

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The recovery image you gave seems a little broken, but the backup worked...thought I recommend a factory reset unless you want the system language to be weird...
 

tryllz

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The recovery image you gave seems a little broken, but the backup worked...thought I recommend a factory reset unless you want the system language to be weird...

Which recovery image have you used, I have flashed the newer version successfully, yes the backup worked and has non-English language as default.

The command:

Code:
fastboot flash recovery recovery_name.img
fastboot erase cache

If you could elaborate a "little broken" :p
 

hanro50

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I maneged to reflash twrp from android, ok these is what happened, I flash it as a recovery image with twrp, when I reboot into recovery later then it just showed a picture of my phone with a red triangle icon in it, after a while my phone resets...and goes back to booting from the main installed os...

---------- Post added at 07:10 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:08 AM ----------

The name of the file is M8_MINI_UL_Stock_Recovery_2.19.401.2.img
I don't remember if I taped New or old
 

tryllz

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I maneged to reflash twrp from android, ok these is what happened, I flash it as a recovery image with twrp, when I reboot into recovery later then it just showed a picture of my phone with a red triangle icon in it, after a while my phone resets...and goes back to booting from the main installed os...

---------- Post added at 07:10 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:08 AM ----------

The name of the file is M8_MINI_UL_Stock_Recovery_2.19.401.2.img
I don't remember if I taped New or old

Hi,

I believe you flashed a recovery with another recovery, which I think is not the right way, the right way is to use the command to overwrite TWRP with stock recovery.
 

tryllz

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I maneged to reflash twrp from android, ok these is what happened, I flash it as a recovery image with twrp, when I reboot into recovery later then it just showed a picture of my phone with a red triangle icon in it, after a while my phone resets...and goes back to booting from the main installed os...

---------- Post added at 07:10 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:08 AM ----------

The name of the file is M8_MINI_UL_Stock_Recovery_2.19.401.2.img
I don't remember if I taped New or old

HI,

Just wanted to know if you are having any issues with low audio after restoring Android backup from TWRP, I feel my audio is way too low and cant be heard just if I am outside my room..
 

hanro50

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I didn't have any audio problems, it could just be you being used to cm's 3rd party BoomSound replacement

---------- Post added at 01:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:21 PM ----------

Well that would exsplain why some elements of the stock recovery remained after I reflashed twrp with a app on my phone, e.g. it fixed the image I get when I hook my device up to power when it is turned off...before that it would just boot me into a unusable twrp homepage
 

niblettr

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The stock RUU file is corrupt! (tried 5 times now)
Where can I get a A stock flash or a ROM that is NOT ROOTED please?
I tried the 0P8BIMG.zip on SD card method and that did not work either.

Also, I thought the RUU file is meant to be an executable not a zip file. I'm confused...
 
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tryllz

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The stock RUU file is corrupt! (tried 5 times now)
Where can I get a A stock flash or a ROM that is NOT ROOTED please?
I tried the 0P8BIMG.zip on SD card method and that did not work either.

Also, I thought the RUU file is meant to be an executable not a zip file. I'm confused...

I doubt its corrupted, which OS are you running currently ?, when I tried it, it failed due to the installed stock ROM being newer than the one being installed and since I have S-ON I cant downgrade it...

You can Nandroid Restore the stock backup, I have personally tried and it works....

Another way to do it is to have the Nandroid Restore and then use Sunshine to S-OFF (as sunshine only works on stock or near-stock ROMs) and then flash with 0P8BIMG.zip, it should work then, just a thought...
 
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pavsid

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Hi, thanks for these links & info. Just about to give this a go. But, what does boot_signed.img do?
 

tryllz

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Hi, thanks for these links & info. Just about to give this a go. But, what does boot_signed.img do?

Its a signed boot file, meaning it flashes successfully should the device fail to boot or stuck on boot or in other words if the device does not boot and remains on HTC, this flashing this should solve your problem.
 

The Watergod

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Hi all I have been directed here from another thread as I am looking to place a stock rom on my htc one mini 2 without bloatware, I have unlocked the bootloader and installed TWRP but the stock rom remains the same all I want is to install a rom via TWRP if at all possible. Is the 1gig one ok for that or will i need to completely put the stock recovery back on and the phone is unlocked to all networks if that makes any different

Thank in advance
 

tryllz

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Apr 8, 2014
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Hi all I have been directed here from another thread as I am looking to place a stock rom on my htc one mini 2 without bloatware, I have unlocked the bootloader and installed TWRP but the stock rom remains the same all I want is to install a rom via TWRP if at all possible. Is the 1gig one ok for that or will i need to completely put the stock recovery back on and the phone is unlocked to all networks if that makes any different

Thank in advance

Hi,

Its not possible to flash stock rom via TWRP, plus you need to have S-Off.

The only way to go complete stock is to restore Nandroid Backup and then flash stock recovery.
 

The Watergod

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Hi,

Its not possible to flash stock rom via TWRP, plus you need to have S-Off.

The only way to go complete stock is to restore Nandroid Backup and then flash stock recovery.

so is this the nandroid back up of a stock rom that I can use with the latest update for use with twrp and when I mean stock rom I mean a rom that has not been majorly altered to class it as a custom rom. I.e still has sense and no additional apps added

Again Thanks in advance
 

tryllz

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so is this the nandroid back up of a stock rom that I can use with the latest update for use with twrp and when I mean stock rom I mean a rom that has not been majorly altered to class it as a custom rom. I.e still has sense and no additional apps added

Again Thanks in advance

Hi,

Yes you will have to restore the Nandroid Backup, this backup is completely of a stock ROM, no edition, however it does not have some apps like the Calculator, Flash etc for some reason.

However I found the missing apps from here: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/htc-corporation/
 
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Hi,

Yes you will have to restore the Nandroid Backup, this backup is completely of a stock ROM, no edition, however it does not have some apps like the Calculator, Flash etc for some reason.

However I found the missing apps from here: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/htc-corporation/


Excellent much appreciated for this right, so I need to first copy the nandroid backup to my Phones root and run TWRP and restore using the downloaded nandroid yes?

if yes could I please have the steps to put the stock recovery on with ADB commands as I really don't want to brick my phone (Yes I know you take no resposibilty etc) just happier to have as least the correct file names and adb commands.

And last I just copy the new stock RUU to my phone and install?

You help is as always greatly appreciated as no one seems to be ddoing anything anymore for this phone
 

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    Hi All,

    I see a lot of people asking for stock stuff for the HTC One Mini 2, please find them here:

    Stock RUUs - https://forum.xda-developers.com/one-mini-2/general/htc-one-mini-2-official-ruu-t3425930

    BOOT IMAGE
    Signed Boot Image : boot_signed.img for booting problems (FOR INTERNATIONAL/EUROPEAN DEVICES ONLY)

    PROCESS
    Enter bootloader and then enter fastboot and type the command :
    Code:
    fastboot flash boot boot_signed.img
    fastboot reboot bootloader

    Nandroid Backup for restoring to stock, I have used this, working fine (Can be restored through TWRP): https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24052804347818782 (FOR INTERNAITIONAL/EUROPEAN DEVICES ONLY)

    Stock Firmware: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95784891001615234

    Stock Recovery: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24052804347822267 (Newer)
    Stock Recovery: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95784891001615233

    Original Page (German): http://www.handy-faq.de/forum/htc-one-mini-2-firmwaresammlung-ruus-otas-backups-t309020/

    LINKS WERE WORKING WHEN I POSTED THEM, DOWNLOAD AT THE EARLIEST AS MAY BE THEY WONT WORK WHEN YOU NEED THEM, SO JUST DOWNLOAD AND KEEP.

    STEPS TO RESTORE NANDROID BACKUP THROUGH TWRP:
    - REBOOT AND ENTER TWRP, PERFORM A BACKUP (THIS WILL CREATE A TWRP BACK UP FOLDER WITH DEVICE SERIAL NUMBER IN THE SD CARD)
    - DOWNLOAD AND EXTRACT THE NANDROID BACK UP FILE
    - PLACE THE EXTRACTED FILES IN TO THE TWRP>BACKUP<DEVICE SERIAL NUMBER> FOLDER IN THE SD CARD
    - RESTART THE DEVICE AND ENTER TWRP, CHOOSE RESTORE
    - LOCATE THE FOLDER COPIED IN THE ROOT OF THE SDCARD
    - SWIPE TO RESTORE
    - FOR SOME REASON THE NANDROID BACKUP DOES NOT CONTAIN CALCULATOR, FLASH LIGHT WHICH CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/htc-corporation/

    THANK YOU
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    Excellent much appreciated for this right, so I need to first copy the nandroid backup to my Phones root and run TWRP and restore using the downloaded nandroid yes?

    if yes could I please have the steps to put the stock recovery on with ADB commands as I really don't want to brick my phone (Yes I know you take no resposibilty etc) just happier to have as least the correct file names and adb commands.

    And last I just copy the new stock RUU to my phone and install?

    You help is as always greatly appreciated as no one seems to be ddoing anything anymore for this phone

    Hi,

    Restoring Nandroid Backup will give you a complete usable phone as I have been using the same, in wait of CM13, everything will (assuming everything went fine during restoration) function fine.

    Steps to put back stock Recovery:

    - Assuming you know about ADB and have it already installed in your PC.
    - Download recovery file: https://mega.nz/#!gVJE1Bxa!6SwXStAD8p-XlnQiPkRcdNo_ITFD1ykn-tN6wIBVi1I
    - Place downloaded file in the adb folder
    Code:
    adb reboot -bootloader (when device is on and working, from Home screen with USB Debugging enabled)
    fastboot flash recovery stockrec.img
    fastboot erase cache

    This will put stock ROM back however you will not be able to remove the *Unlocked* *Tampered* mark, you need to have S-Off for that. To remove the *Unlocked* you have to use the command:
    Code:
    fastboot oem lock

    As for flashing the RUU, you CAN'T since you don't have the S-Off and your OS is already a higher version than the one you are trying to flash(the RUU).

    Hope that helps.
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    What is the exact problem you are facing when flashing the stock file. PLEASE EXPLAIN FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDNG.

    ELSE YOU CAN TRY THE BELOW.

    NB: I AM ASSUMING THINGS AND GIVING THIS INFORMATION, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENS AS I DONT KNOW THE EXACT PROBLEM YOU ARE FACING.

    Make sure device is 100% battery.

    1st try this:

    1-Download this file: [ https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_1zjuazXSqbQ0p6NWtvRk9OMzA/edit?pli=1 ] and install in Windows (Run as Administrator).
    2-Open Command window and type:
    Code:
    cd c:\adb
    3-now on your device use Vol keys to choose and power key to select, and choose FASTBOOT
    4-now download the attached file boot_signed.rar (extract the file in C:\adb folder)
    5-type in the command window:
    Code:
    fastboot flash boot boot_signed.img
    5-type in the command window:
    Code:
    fastboot erase cache
    6-type in command window:
    Code:
    fastboot reboot

    IF THIS DID NOT WORK, THEN TRY THIS:

    Download this [ https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934555508 ] file and rename it to 0P8BIMG.zip and place it into the SD card (MMC Card), restart the device and let it boot into the HBoot menu.

    Reboot device from the boot mode, if the device automatically reboot into the boot menu then it will start flashing the file automatically.

    Good Luck, let me know how it went.

    Try and let me know.
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    so is this the nandroid back up of a stock rom that I can use with the latest update for use with twrp and when I mean stock rom I mean a rom that has not been majorly altered to class it as a custom rom. I.e still has sense and no additional apps added

    Again Thanks in advance

    Hi,

    Yes you will have to restore the Nandroid Backup, this backup is completely of a stock ROM, no edition, however it does not have some apps like the Calculator, Flash etc for some reason.

    However I found the missing apps from here: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/htc-corporation/
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    I have the phone unlocked with twrp. I restored a nandroid backup of the last stock rom. Now I wont restore the stock recovery (only recovery). Is this procedure right?
    Steps to put back stock Recovery:

    - Assuming you know about ADB and have it already installed in your PC.
    - Download recovery file: https://mega.nz/#!gVJE1Bxa!6SwXStAD8...ykn-tN6wIBVi1I
    - Place downloaded file in the adb folder
    Code:

    adb reboot -bootloader (when device is on and working, from Home screen with USB Debugging enabled)
    fastboot flash recovery stockrec.img
    fastboot erase cache


    And, this will erase my data or do a factory reset?

    Hi,

    Yes the steps mentioned are correct, no the steps to flash stock recovery will NOT delete your data but its always advisable to backup before you do anything.