How To Relock Bootloader HTC One V And Restore Stock ROM (RUU)

My HTC One V can’t function normal as uninstall some system app after rooted, this is my mistake and careless as i didn’t back up system app before try to uninstall some system app. After checked with some android blog and forums, find out the solution is HTC phone need relock bootloader and restore stock ROM with RUU software, all the system app will restore back and phone will be normal as usual.

Before start to relock bootloader,

  • backup all the data present on the phone memory (it will not erase SD card data).
  • Charged HTC One V up to 70 % battery level
  • Must enable the USB debugging mode by following- Settings > Applications > Developments > USB debugging. Here just ticked the “USB debugging” option.


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The Procedure described in this article are risky & can cause damage to your device. You should not try to attempt this if you are not aware of these things, Techgravy will not responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article.


Procedure Relock Bootloader HTC One V

First you need to download the files as mentioned below

  • HTC Sync
  • Download correct RUU for HTC One V
  • Fastboot files

Install the HTC Sync software on your PC (It will automatically install all essential drivers for your device). Make sure that HTC Sync is not running in the background by opening Task Manager in Windows and stopped it.

Double click on RUU till the wizard as below appeared (don’t proceed or click on cancel).

Relock bootloader on HTC one v


Press Windows Key and R (Win+R) and when run box pop-up type the following: %temp% to find the temporary folder created. There will be two folders with long encrypted names, one of them you will find, copy the file to another location.

Extract rom zip from RUU


Extract 「Fastboot files」 on your PC. You will find following four files in your extracted folder.

Unzip ROM and extract recovery_signed.img file, put it in the location were you’ve installed 「Fastboot files」 folder.

Recover signed.img


Now we need to perform HTC One V relock bootloader. Boot the phone into bootloader (power off, hold down volume and press power) and highlight 「FASTBOOT」 using the volume rocker and pressing power, then connect the USB cable and should see FASTBOOT USB.

Now Open command prompt & Point its directory to the fastboot folder (you can do the same as: open Fastboot folder, press & hold shift key and then right click on the free space in the same folder. you’ll see ‘Open Command window here‘ option. Click it & Command prompt will be open pointing to the Fastboot directory).

Relock bootloader HTC


Enter fastboot flash recovery recovery_signed.img in command prompt, then enter fastboot oem lock relock bootloader.

Re-run RUU software, follow the procedure mentioned in wizard, it will restore the device to it’s relocked and unrooted condition, the restore process almost take 10 minutes to complete it.

Restore stock ROM RUU


My HTC One V worked normal again. I have to unlock the bootloader again using the token already have from the first time and re-root again once restore stock ROM with RUU software.

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