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How to Unbrick HTC One X

Have you managed to brick your HTC One X and now you are looking for a compatible unbrick method to apply? If so, then this step by step guide might be just perfect for you. During the guidelines from below we will be checking on how to unbrick HTC One X by using several troubleshooting solutions that can be applied in different situations. So, try the steps from our tutorial and learn how to safely and easily fix your HTC One X problems.

You can brick your Android smartphone in two ways: you can hard brick it or you can soft brick your device. The soft brick can be resolved and fixed by using guidelines like the following ones, while the hard brick represent a serious problem that usually can be fixed only by taking your HTC One X back to service. Unfortunately, if you manage to damage your One X while performing unofficial operations, the warranty will get void and the official technical assistance might be quite expensive. Due to same reasons, before doing anything else, try to use this tutorial and try to fix your bricked HTC One X.

How can you tell if your HTC One X is bricked? Well, a bricked Android device will run with lags, will get force close errors, the screen will freeze, it will get stuck in a boot loop, you can’t get pass the recovery mode, you can’t power off or turn on your device, you can use its touchscreen and so on. These are the most common issues reported by Android users, which means that in case you are experiencing the same, your HTC One X is bricked and need to be fixed right away.

Now all these problems are usually the result of custom or unofficial operations. In most of the cases you can end up in bricking your HTC One X while trying to gain root access, to install a custom recovery image, to unlock its bootloader, gain S-Off, update with a custom ROM firmware and so on. Unfortunately when performing these operations the warranty gets void so you can’t return your phone back to service.

If you can still use your phone, before heading to the troubleshooting procedures from below charge it. It is extremely important to charge your device before doing anything else. Then you should also backup your personal info, data and accounts along with anything else you might need afterwards. In that matter you can use backup and restore apps from Google Play for saving your contacts list, call logs, text messages, market apps, internet settings and so on. Moreover, on your phone the best will be to enable, only if possible, USB debugging option by going to menu – settings – developer options.

At the same time you need to know that a computer is being required. On the same you have to temporarily deactivate the security protection as the antivirus programs might interfere with our work and we don’t want that to happen. Furthermore, it should be clear for you that this step by step guide is compatible only with the HTC One X so don’t use the following steps in case you own a different Android smartphone as you can only end up in messing things up even more.

How to Unbrick HTC One X

Hard Reset your Android device

Usually all the problems can be resolved by making a hard reset. This is an easy operation to perform and completing the same is taking only a few seconds. Unfortunately, by making a hard or factory reset, you will lose everything that’s saved on your phone internal storage memory and also on its SD card. So, that’s why the best will be to save your data before applying the hard reset. By making this procedure you can resolve or fix problems like: your HTC One X is running slow, with lags and with bugs; your device gets stuck in a boot loop after installing a custom update; the battery is draining fast; you can’t reboot your phone or you can’t turn it off and so on.

Making a hard reset represents an official operation and you can do the same by using in-built Android features. The hard reset operation can be completed in two methods, but in order to properly apply this process I recommend you to use our dedicated tutorial on how to hard reset HTC One X.

Resolve issues related to a new update (with official or custom ROMs)

After applying a new update, using an official or custom ROM firmware, your HTC One X might end up in dealing with various problems. Basically, your phone might run with lags or too slow and the battery might grain fast. Also, you might get stuck in a boot loop. Now, as I have mentioned already these problems can be fixed with a hard reset. But in addition to that you can also apply the steps from below.

  • Go to recovery mode.
  • From there select “wipe data factory reset”.
  • Then choose “wipe cache partition”.
  • Go back and select “advanced”.
  • And pick “wipe dalvick cache”.
  • Return to main menu of recovery and select “reboot system now”.

Go back to stock Android OS using a Nandroid backup

  1. If you have a Nandroid backup file then you can now easily restore your HTC One X to stock Android OS.
  2. For this guide you will have to use a computer where Android SDK must be installed: install Android SDK on Windows or set ADB on MAC OS X / Linux.
  3. So take your Nandroid boot.img file from your backup and place the same on the fastboot folder from your computer.
  4. Now use the Flashtool program in order to flash the stock ROM on your HTC One X.
  5. First download and install Flashtool on your computer.
  6. Then upload the firmware file on the program.
  7. Connect your HTC One X (first turn it off and press volume down button while plugging in the USB cord and while connecting the phone with the PC) with your computer via USB cable.
  8. Apply the Android OS and that’s it.

Downgrade HTC One X to stock Android OS with RUU

  1. If you don’t have a Nandroid backup file then you need to use RUU. In that matter a computer is being required where fastboot and Android SDK must be installed (see the steps from above).
  2. First download the RUU for your HTC One X on your computer.
  3. Enter your smartphone to fastboot mode: turn it off and then press power and volume down button at the same time for about 10 seconds.
  4. Connect your handset with your computer.
  5. On the PC open a cmd window.
  6. On cmd use the “cd” command and navigate to the fastboot folder.
  7. Then on cmd type “fastboot oem lock”.
  8. Up next on your computer just run the RUU file you have just downloaded and follow the on screen prompts.
  9. That’s it.

Good job; now that’s how you can easily fix your bricked HTC One X. If you need the RUU file for your device or you can’t find a Nandroid backup file compatible with your phone, don’t hesitate and use the comments field from below for sharing your thoughts with us and we will assist you as soon as possible.

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  • Hunar Sehgal

    htc one x+ ruu.exe for india

  • Andrei Mircea

    Hi, I have Hboot 1.72 and I can’t find a compatible Rom, at every rom that I’ve tried, I’ve got error 140, 158 (In RUU)

    • bloggerpty

      have you managed to fix it? I’m stuck at the same point, also on hboot 1.72

      • Andrei Mircea

        Yup, I’ve copied to my phone the rom and the gapps with adb, through TWRP 2.6.0, and after that, I installed the zips.

        • bloggerpty

          yep, did the same, my whole issue was the boot.img, I wasn;t flashing it, after doing that it worked :….2 months without phone o_0

          • Guest

            andrei which zips? I also have hboot 1.72 ruu doesn’t work what shall i do? i want to install firmware with ruu

          • bloggerpty

            I don’t use the RUU to get back to stock….I did flash the boot.img which is being extracted from the ROM u want to install, after that just use clockworkmod to flash your rom and will work

          • Andrei Mircea

            Search on Cyanogenmod’s site the rom (the best will be a 11 nightly) for your phone and download gapps for 4.4.x

    • Giorgi Gogishvili

      andrei which zips? I also have hboot 1.72 ruu doesn’t work what shall i do? i want to install firmware with ruu 🙁

  • Pheakdey

    i boot my phone to fastboot and show:
    eMMC-bootmode: disabled
    CPU-bootmode: disabled
    HW Secure boot: enabled
    Jun 21 2013,
    what RUU file should i use to flash?
    i try 2 or 3 ruu file to flash but always get error msg: the fireware not correct
    Please help me

  • cj

    Hi all had a htc one x rooted off a friend had problems so asked him to put stock rom bk on it he did that but put htc one rom on instead i tried to revert bk to stock following an online guide but have done something wrong an the phone is stuck in a boot loop any ideas how i can sort this out or have i know got a 32gb door stop lol thanks alot cj