HTC One 4.4 OTA Question (from Sense to GPe ROM, Unlocked)
I've switched to Android! Yes yes I know, being a Apple fan(man) I finally made the switch for there is finally a phone I love, hardware wise.
So after playing with Sense for about 10 minutes, I decided to unlock the boot loader install TWRP and use the GPe Stock 4.3 M7 ROM for my HTC One. This I managed without any issues or problems.
Getting 4.4 on my One is what I want of course but I have some questions being an Android noob.
OTA to 4.4 will fail because I have a custom boot loader? Is this correct?
I could do OTA if I install the RUU official stock recovery?
I've found several stock recovery but they have several sizes:
recovery.img = 7,9 MB
htc1-stock-recovery = 9.7 MB
recovery_signed-dev.img = 9.7 MB
IM-A850_Recovery_All in one_06-04-2013.rar = 68 MB
I also downloaded this:
(but 10.27.1127.01 is lower then my 10.33.1150.01L)
I've read about needing an older firmware version to get to a newer one but I've trouble finding my firmware version.
Do I need S-OFF to get OTA with matching CID? Mine is HTC_E11 (I think)
Is this the Radio or build number? Here is all the info I think is needed:
M7_UL PVT SHIP S-ON RH
(White with 3 Androids on skateboards.)
Official M7 GPE Android 4.3
bigxie_m7_GPe_JWR66V_odexed-signed.zip (385.14 MB)
Teamwin recovery TWRP v184.108.40.206
ro.aa.cidlist GOOGL001, BS_US001
Baseband version 4A.14.3250.13_10.33.1150.01L
10.33.1150.01L is the firmware version? So I can't find a version newer then 10.33 (it's all 10.28 / 10.29) If I flash the stock recovery should I be able to do OTA update to 4.4 without losing data during any step of this process (incl flashing to stock recovery)
I'm very happy with my HTC One with stock 4.3 but the entire boot loader, recovery, flashing, S-OFF etc is still a bit vague to me.
As I've understood it, I could do OTA update to 4.4 IF I have the stock RUU recovery flashed (with no loss of data I think) + correct CID (would need S-OFF?) and my current M7 GPe HTC ROM?
So I'd just need the correct recovery to flash and that would be that?
Do I really need S-OFF to rewrite my CID?
All I want is to get stock OTA updates since I won't be messing with CM etc having stock 4.4. (preferably without losing my system data, photo's, apps, etc)
PS: I know this is better posted on XDA or something but I kinda want to keep it in the family :D Anyone has advice or solutions for me? Many thanks.