Updated: January 2019- The reason why advanced users prefer Android over iOS is that it offers options for customization and installing new updates before it is available in the region where the users are. Furthermore, if the device gets bricked, the users can flash Stock firmware and bring the device to life again.
Sometimes, flashing custom ROMs and kernel could lead to several glitches in the device which can also be amended easily by flashing Stock ROM. You would also need it when your antivirus cannot help you get rid of wicked viruses.
If you are a proud owner of any HTC smartphone or tablet, the following is a complete guide on how to flash HTC Stock Firmware/ROM for all models.
- Take a complete backup of your device before you proceed as everything will be wiped out during flashing process.
- Turn off any antivirus on your computer. Disconnect internet after the downloading steps are done.
- Maintain the battery charge percentage at least 60% for your HTC device.
Follow the following steps rigorously. Any mistake while performing the steps has the potential to brick your HTC device. The DroidGuru.com will not be responsible for any damage that occurs to your device.
Steps To Flash HTC Stock Firmware (RUU Files) / ROM
Step 1. Download the HTC USB driver based on the model number of your device and install on your computer.
Step 2. Download the RUU firmware for your HTC device on your hard drive. Make sure you match your HTC device model number with the available firmware. A wrong firmware can damage your device.
└ Note:If you already have the right stock firmware (RUU) for your device then skip this step
Step 3. Turn off your HTC device and connect it to your computer via USB cable. Double-click on the EXE file of the RUU firmware you downloaded. It will open an installation wizard. Follow the simple instructions accordingly as you see on your screen and finally click on Finish button and the HTC device will reboot.
Note: This works for most of HTC devices and after the reboot, the device will be back to the stock condition in factory state.But there are some HTC devices which require you to boot them in Fastboot mode otherwise they won’t be recognized by your computer even after installing USB driver. Follow the following steps for such devices.
Step 4. Switch off your HTC device. Hold the Volume Down key and press the Power key for the device to boot.
Step 5. A menu will appear on the screen. Select Fastboot or Download mode option using Volume button for navigation and Power button for selection.
Step 6. Now, connect your device to your computer using USB cable and run the RUU firmware file again. Complete the installation wizard. Once it is done, disconnect the device and reboot it.Done!!
Your HTC device should boot into the HTC stock firmware.
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