egzthunder1 · Mar 16, 2012 at 08:00 pm

EVO 3D Downgrade Procedure Updated–Now With Video

You may remember seeing an article that we published yesterday on the EVO 3D’s hboot downgrading. Well, XDA Recognized Developer Unknownforce, who has been extremely active in his own guide thread noticed a few things in his original guide, which lead to very few success stories on this front. In fact, other than maybe one or two people, no one was able to brick their devices to get them to the point of emmc mode (and yes, we do see the irony of a thread full of complains by people not being able to brick their devices). Yesterday night, he revised his guide and recorded a video of the step by step process that he used to achieve this amazing feat. The guide in its current state is much more complete, with more downloads and links to tools that you will likely need, such as links 1.13 RUU, emmc_recover, and much more.

The dev has also provided, as stated before, a video which shows the entire process step by step. While the video is a tad blurry, and the dev complains and acknowledges this in several parts of the almost 30 min video, it is very clear and to the point. One thing that it is not mentioned too much in the thread is the fact that you will need to return to stock AND relock your bootloader. In fact, you will have a hard time returning to stock if you don’t relock the bootloader.

Please leave some feedback if you are successful with this method. Thanks Mr nerd for the screenshot!

IMPORTANT!!! This is NOT for the weak minded… this is fairly advanced stuff and you can damage your phone very badly if you mess it up because you must INTENTIONALLY brick your device during this process… that IS the SECOND step… So unless you really know what you’re doing on a PC and linux… you might want to wait for someone to write a tool to do this stuff automatically…

You can find more information in the guide thread.

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egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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