Tips to Unbrick HTC Evo View 4G after OTA Update

Sanjana December 26, 2011 0

Updates are meant to upgrade the device with an all new firmware but just the exact opposite seems to be happening in case of HTC Evo View 4G. With an all new Official Honeycomb 3.2 OTA Roll Out, some users have reported a soft brick type consequence after having applied the OTA update. For all those HTC Evo 4G users facing issues related regarding Soft brick, we are here with the fix. It is to be noted that this fix is applicable to HTV Evo View 4G devices only and presuming that the device is not booting up, lets proceed to the instructions by which you can Unbrick the device.

htc evo 4g


We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the fix procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. This fix procedure is only applicable to HTC Evo View 4G so do not try it in any other devices as it may not be reversible and harm the device by blocking it.

Pre-Requisites:

Make sure that you are running on Windows based computer with a minimum of Windows XP loaded. ADB must be installed in your computer. Backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Soft brick Fix for HTC Evo View 4G

Steps to Unbrick HTC Evo View 4G after OTA Update:

Step-1: Download Soft brick Fix for HTC Evo View 4G from the Must Have section to your computer. Do not rename or modify the file in any manner or else there is a possibility that the device won’t get unbricked. Now copy the downloaded file to fast boot folder present in Android SDK Folder.

Step-2: Power off the device and hold Volume down key then again Power on the device to boot the device in fast boot mode. Get into “fastboot” option by selecting the option using Volume keys and connect your device to the computer via the original USB Cable obtained at purchase time.

recovery mode

Step-3: Navigate to fast boot folder in Android SDK then open command prompt and enter the below mentioned command.

fastboot flash recovery cwm-4.0.1.4-Coveringandroid.img

After the file is successfully flashed in Recovery mode, choose Recovery to again boot into HBoot. If you want to revert back to the NANDROID Backup then you can restore it back by selecting the appropriate options.

Thus you can successfully unbrick the HTC Evo 4G by following the simple instructions mentioned above.

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