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Restoring the stock recovery image on a HTC Sensation

December 13, 2011

I rooted my HTC Sensation and installed a custom ROM but found that the battery life was a lot worse. So using the NANDroid backup I took before installing the custom ROM, I restored my phone to the stock version. However, now my phone is getting an OTA update and cannot install it due to not having the original recovery image.

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Here is how I restored the original recovery image:

  1. Download the software available here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=17830737
  2. Find the software version of the stock HTC ROM you are using in “Settings -> About Phone -> Software Information”, in my case it is 1.45.401.3

    Software Number

    Software Number

  3. Run the software that you downloaded and use it to download a recovery image which matches the software version found above (you can ignore the last digit).
  4. Follow the instructions given by the software.
You should now be back on the stock recovery image and be able to apply the OTA updates.

Whilst I have only tested this process on a HTC Sensation, you should be able to use a similar technique on any Android phone.

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One Comment

  1. alan says:

    maan u r a life saver..!!! i hav incS … i downloaded the update. extracted it to my system. took out recovery.img from it and flashed it just as i flashed clockwork rom. now i hav a stock recovery and my update is running like a charm. u wer an inspiration,..!!!thanks bro..!!

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