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By dottat, Retired Forum Moderator on 10th September 2014, 04:43 PM
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S-off ONLY!!

As many of you are aware, flashing roms to our phone comes with risk. That risk is dimished by the availability of an RUU for our phone.

I have created as much of an RUU as we can put together at this point. This is for s-off users only. I repeat...s-off only.
This zip is an RUUmode/hboot flashable stock RUUish compilation of the current boot/hboot/system/recovery/radio/firmware images. Just like an RUU... this WILL wipe your phone (internal memory). IF you are able...backup data prior to using this. This works EXACTLY like an RUU for s-off users. Two options exist for using this zip. This will land you on STOCK kitkat 4.4.3 pre-rooted with stock recovery. I have tested this on my kid's wife's M8 (she has no choice... ).

NOTE...HTC started preloading some files to /data on the latest Rom. There's not a clean way to add them to an ruu so please flash the following file in recovery after getting your phone back to stock. If you don't, the only problem would be that gallery is missing the sticker files under edit.

If coming from 4.4.4 firmware you will need to flash 4.4.3. in RUU mode prior to flashing this..
- https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23622183712470028
Option 1

Copy 0P6BIMG.zip to root of a physical SD formatted to fat32. No exfat! No internal storage! Must be external SD formated to fat32!

Reboot phone to bootloader and follow prompts once RUU is detected by phone.



Option 2 (Might not be working!)

Fastboot RUU mode . This method assumes you have a working ADB/Fastboot directory on your PC. Download RUUish file and place in your working fastboot/adb directory. Boot your phone to fastboot mode and connect to PC. Issue the following commands.

fastboot oem rebootRUU
###while in this mode your phone will display an HTC logo on the screen

fastboot flash zip 0P6BIMG.zip
##while in this mode you will see an HTC logo on the screen and a green status bar across the bottom of the screen. When command output ##completes it may say reboot required to flush etc... if that's the case issue a "fastboot reboot-bootloader" command and restart option 1 again.

example



## assuming flash completes and no further flushing/reboots are requested from the cmd output you can now either do one of two things 1)##reboot or 2)flash a custom recovery. IF you simply wish to reboot the system you can issue "fastboot reboot" which will reboot system.
## expect a good 5 minute plus first boot!

Optional If you wish to flash a custom recovery before leaving RUU mode you can. This is helpful if you have relocked for any reason as you CAN flash a recovery using this method while locked (since s-off). Download the ruuM8TWRP_2_7_1.zip below and place it in your working fastboot/adb directory. Once in place, issue the following command.

fastboot flash zip ruuM8_TWRP_2_7_1.zip

##example output
C:\Users\dottat\Downloads\mini-sdk-1.0.31-windows>fastboot flash zip ruuM8_TWRP_2_7_1.zip
target reported max download size of 1830711296 bytes
sending 'zip' (11756 KB)...
OKAY [ 1.404s]
writing 'zip'...
(bootloader) zip header checking...
(bootloader) zip info parsing...
(bootloader) checking model ID...
(bootloader) checking custom ID...
(bootloader) total_image_number=1

(bootloader) start image[recovery] unzipping & flushing...
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,0
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,7
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,13
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,20
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,27
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,36
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,41
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,57
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,62
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,69
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,76
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,84
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,90
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,97
(bootloader) [RUU]UZ,recovery,100
(bootloader) [RUU]WP,recovery,0
(bootloader) [RUU]WP,recovery,100
(bootloader) ...... Successful
(bootloader) current_image_number=0

OKAY [ 3.713s]
finished. total time: 5.117s


Once completed you can issue the command "fastboot reboot-bootloader" to return to hboot so you can enter recovery.





Downloads Do NOT mirror these elsewhere.

RUU link
- https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23622183712470087

md5 f223e75d24266c379849e9e4a606f3d1

RUU Mode TWRP 2.8
- https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23622183712470114

md5 2c654e1eadc0c3f3d1477591fb4e84b7

Stickers Fix
- http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23329332407590188

md5 dda3713d8d0c4b50a1c80814c8bd07c5

HTC backup app (highly recommend this gem)
- http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23329332407589902

md5 b7ec08c021b5fb8b1b86a0ab3535c1dd
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You had me all excited for a minute!!! Great to see your getting ready tho. Thanks for all of your hard work.
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Sweet!
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Nice!.... Your last ruu saved my a$$!
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ughhhh, i almost wet my pants
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Oh yes, the new 4.4.3 firmware we've all been waiting for....

nope! Just dottat (in my Chuck Testa voice)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JWhetstone02

Oh yes, the new 4.4.3 firmware we've all been waiting for....

nope! Just dottat (in my Chuck Testa voice)

You guys crack me up. Enjoying the wait eh?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dottat

You guys crack me up. Enjoying the wait eh?

Patience is a virtue... Unfortunately, not one of mine.
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Well played, almost had me ready to leave work early and head home hahaha
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