Published on April 30th, 2013 | by Tim Schofield


How to Unroot/Unbrick the HTC One to Stock

This video will show you how to run an RUU on your PC to return your HTC One back to stock. This video shows a Sprint HTC One, however this method should work just fine for other carriers once an RUU becomes available. I will link to all available RUU’s at my site in the link below.
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RUU files:



Developer Edition: DOWNLOAD

Unlocked/International: DOWNLOAD

All others, see here: LINK

Please leave a comment and let me know if you know of any of the missing RUU files!


For those that need to, here is the video to set up the Android SDK tools, ADB, and Fastboot on your PC:


Otherwise you can navigate to the Fastboot folder of this download and right click and hit open command window here:

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Tim Schofield

Tim Schofield is the owner of and the YouTube channel QbKing77. He has a love for all things tech and Android!

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98 Responses to How to Unroot/Unbrick the HTC One to Stock

  1. Allen Edmonds says:

    Please add the T-Mobile RUU soon, I really need it.

  2. Sudeep says:

    hey I have just bricked my Htc One !!!!!!! I want to get back to stock rom but the recovery it is not able to flash any rom (even if it does the system does not boot into it)

  3. Anthony Bannister says:

    any News for the RUU international Telekom

  4. Suhas gummadi says:

    I am really thankfull to QBKING77 for finding a way to Unbricking the HTC One…….I am really gratefull to you THANK YOU..!!

  5. CGMAN says:


  6. soc462 says:

    Any update on the Tmobile RUU? And is there any way to get the tampered to go away?

    I need to take mine into the store for a replacement…

  7. Dave Wendel says:

    Here is a download link to the AT&T RUU File. This will work on your standard 32GB AT&T HTC One


    • qbking77 says:

      Thank you.

    • Frank says:

      I used that file to try and unroot my standard ATT HTC One and appears to be bricked. The cingular in the file name worried me but I reasoned that Cingular got eaten by ATT so I trusted the link. The installation went for some time until it determined that it cannot update my device. Black screen with htc in the middle, and exclamation point triangles in the four corners. When i hold down power button it makes the screen go blank for a few seconds and same screen keeps appearing

    • Yunes says:

      hi please please please give me the link for 1.29.401.13 ….. my phone is down now and can not do anything

  8. Marque says:

    I am also desperately looking for the T-mobile RUU. My phone has to go in for a warranty replacement and I seriously need to unroot it again!

  9. Ray says:

    WOW where is RUU for Tmobile? BS!

  10. Kenson says:

    Im trying to get my HTC one back to stock after unrooting the phone, but my edition is the unlocked/international. What is the worse that can happen if I use either an AT&T or Sprint RUU file?

  11. saini says:

    can anyone help me to find ruu for htc one s locked to wind model no pj40110

  12. Jrod says:

    Where is the T-Mobile RUU file? We all could really use it!!!

  13. Chris says:

    I am getting an
    Ruu error [132]: Signature error

    when I try to install the AT&T RUU–it happens after it starts to flash the stock RUU.

    how can I fix this? Thanks fellas/gals!

  14. luis rafael galvez says:

    T-Mobile has to be dropping the RUU soon…….right?

  15. Johan Andresen says:

    I really need the international RUU, please add it soon

  16. Evans Anthony Remo says:

    Do you have an idea if this ruu file would work for my “HTC one V”? I downloaded another ruu file and I’m not liking the format as much as something similar to the original.

  17. Scroll990 says:

    Where can I find RUU 1.28.771.6 Tree UK??? 🙁

  18. AndroidUser97 says:

    What about the Vodafone variant?

  19. Michael Millington says:


    Thank you so much for your step by step guides to unlock, root, gain s-off and then to take the One back to factory. I wanted to add that if you lock the boot loader using revone, my phone now says “locked” after unrooting, but how do I regain s-on? I have to return this unit to Sprint because the battery is defective and want to know if this is going to be a big deal?

    Thanks again for all you do!

    • Michael Millington says:

      Found the answer to my own question:

      FYI to regain S-ON

      1) ./revone -l
      2) Re-boot to bootloader > fastboot
      4) Connect HTC ONE to PC
      3) (on PC) open command prompt in OneDrivers_Fastboot/Fastboot folder
      4) Type “fastboot oem writesecureflag 3” & hit enter

      This method worked for me. I have a faulty battery and needed to return my handset to get a new one. Coupling this with the “How to Unroot the HTC One,” I was able to return my phone to factory settings so as not to “void” the warranty and swap out my faulty handset for a new one.

      Thanks Tim!

  20. Emilio Upari says:

    Please Ruu for Htc One International ???

  21. elivalle says:

    whats an adb sideload

  22. Joeny217 says:

    I have the unlocked HTC One and I rooted it following your instruction(thanks for that) but if I wanted to unroot which is the correct RUU? When I clicked on the link you provided I couldn’t figure out which one is the correct RUU for my device…and thanks again for your help and the great work you have been providing…

  23. joshua says:

    How do I find the ruu for the HTC one T-Mobile edition in the USA?

  24. joshua says:

    i need help i have what i believe to be the correct ruu for the t mobile variant htc one. i have the onedrivers_fastboot files fresh lost ones when i rooted. and i have the android-sdk files like u got in this video. what do i do? how do i get my pc to see my htc one do i need the folder like u have in this vid where u lock the bootloader? if so how do i get it if i dont have it? basiclay i need to unroot my tmobile htc one with nothing can u post how to do that. ty

  25. HassanA98 says:

    I have 1.29.401.12 rooted and i want to unroot but i cant get the ruu plzz help

  26. Usama Javed says:

    Can anyone please tell me where I can get the O2 RUU i am worried please guide me if u can :'(

  27. Lin says:

    Is there still no RUU for T-Mobile HTC One USA?

  28. Joel says:

    I have no idea if this is The T mobile RUU but I found this and if you see the 4th one to the bottom you would see Tmous So it maybe the t mboile RUU

  29. Joshua Nickens says:

    i need you to show which t mobile us ruu i should use and what to do since i dont have the files inside my onedrivers_fastboot folder

  30. Joshua Nickens says:

    thank you im stuck in rthe bootloader i can not do anything because i have no idea which ruu is t mobile because theres 50 of them in your link

  31. Joshua Nickens says:

    and what the hell is is this stupid bugsy thing thats offline?

  32. pako says:

    im on a different rom version, how do i get back to the rom version on this fix??

  33. Ishraq says:



  34. salehvrx says:

    i live in kuwait , which RUU should i download plzzzzzzz replay quickly .thnxx man

  35. Justin811 says:

    What if the image versions aren’t the same? The RUU is image version 1.29.651.10, but 1.31.651.2 is one my phone – will this be a problem to unroot?

  36. Rosh says:

    What do I do, when I keep getting this message
    “FAILED (remote: 12 signature verify fail)finished. total time: 88.871s”

    I made sure i downloaded the correct zip file, ive tried looking for the exe within the zip file but there isnt any….someome please help :9

  37. Dan says:

    I’m having a problem with the setup ruu. When I get to the step where it shows “select from below” with the image version above at around 6:06 in the video, I click update and it closes the window and doesn’t open the next screen to verify image version.

  38. Parul says:

    qbking, the website for downloading the RUU is not working. Do you have any other links?

  39. Justin811 says:

    Once the phone has root, unlocked bootloader, S-OFF and TWRP recovery, can it still accept OTAs?

  40. Emilio Upari says:

    please could you tell me which of these is the international version? could get the direct link … I’d appreciate

  41. rgg says:

    The sprint RUU is outdated, does anyone know of a way to get the most recent one? It’s not working with the older file

  42. Gilbert Lugo says:

    I need the RUU for Sprint. ” 1.31.651.2″ the version that you have for sprint doesn’t work. Please help..

  43. Thanh says:

    Help! Im using a htc one with the optus carrier in Australia and cant find a RUU. What RUU can i use or can you provide me with one? I would appreciate it very much.

  44. jlaholton says:

    my numbers didnt match, where do i get the right ones?

  45. aulakh says:

    hi . .. . . when i relocked the bootloader it showed a message “security warning” beneath relocked . . .
    after that when i ran RUU, the version it was going to update was lower than the current version
    plzzz. help me out

  46. George Iashvili says:


    The ROM Update Utility cannot update your Android phone.
    Please get the correct ROM Update Utility and try again”

    Using Sprint RUU file for my SPRINT HTC ONE.

  47. bjus4fun says:

    my bootloader keeps trying to find where is that supposed to be on this boost one phone?

  48. georgie says:

    hi Tim great job but as you can imagine some of us dont know where to find image version 1.31.651.2 for htc one sprint …if you could help ….it will be greatly apreciated…..

  49. Amon_ra says:

    Now i have no OS, my Bootloader is locked, and the ruu setup gets an error every time i try t tun it. help.

  50. Shah says:

    Hi, I just want to check, I have recently bought a without contract used HTC One (AT&T) from USA…I will be using it in Singapore and India and hence I understand I need to activate it…the issue is I am not really tech savvy to activate it… can you please help me a simple process of activating it?

  51. Marvin Dyers says:

    Please add MTN South Africa, really need it. Thank you

  52. Luisra says:

    I need the RUU image version 1.31.651.2, please help me.

  53. grifter says:

    Followed your video and thank you for making it so easy to get out of a jam. I really thought I bricked my phone for good.

  54. Mpsya says:

    Hi there, great video. Please could someone point me in the right direction for the UK O2 RUU? Thanks in advance.

  55. Michael Collins says:

    Hey guys, I bought a HTC one for Verizon, it was already Unlocked, rooted and had S-off, so I am completely new to all of this (as far as HTC things). I am tryin to go back stock. At least Stock image, idc if its rooted still. (The 4g doesnt work so this is my last resort to get it working) Can anyone Help me?

  56. Shaikh says:

    RUU 2.24.707.3 cannot fid it plz help for d same……..!!!!!!!!
    thanks in advance 🙂

  57. Shaikh says:

    RUU 2.24.707.3 cannot find it plz help for d same……..!!!!!!!!
    thanks in advance 🙂

  58. Sotharith Thav says:

    HI, I cant find my RUU htc one ruu 2.24.708.4

  59. Prince says:

    hello sir i m from India
    plzzz tell which one is the better for me…

  60. Keshab says:

    I’am having problems with my phone, when trying to boot up phone I keep looping and I am unable to get into recovery mode. I am unsure which version is for international? I am based in the UK on T-Mobile

  61. Keshab says:

    I am having serious problems and tried everything, my phone stays frozen on the HTC start up and then when going onto clockworkmod the phone restarts and then freezes. I am from the UK and on T-mobile can someone please offer a suggestion and help me please

  62. Keshab says:

    I would be very grateful if someone could help me. I have a HTC One M7. I am from the UK and mobile network is T-Mobile. My problem with the phone is once I try to start the phone the screen is frozen on the HTC logo. When I try to go into recovery on cwm the phone goes into recover mode but for a split second and then loops back onto the frozen HTC logo page. Please can someone offer some kind of suggestion, would really appreciate the help.

  63. Pat Fitzpatrick says:

    why is it
    every time i relock my boot loader it does not reboot to the phone it
    just reboots to fastboot and i have no way to get back into the phone

  64. Otis Myrie says:

    hey i need ruu files for bell canada htc one

  65. Anthony AZ says:

    I cannot download any of the international RUU files! I want my phone back to stock 🙁
    any help?

  66. speeder says:

    I need the telus carrier rru

  67. edgar91 says:

    what if i dont have an image version, i accidently wiped everything

  68. Gopinath Biswal says:

    thank you ……..very much

  69. Bjbeats31 says:

    I want to change the software since my HTC One is a AT&T and I dont leave in the USA how after doing the:
    unlock bootloader

    How should I proceed to so that I can have the lastest international software: 5.13.599.101 with HTC Sense version: 6.0

  70. oana says:


    pls help me with this…

    what is the ruu for ot-6.09.401.10?

    thank you very much!

  71. Gzetoz says:

    I don’t find any RUU for three carrier… 🙁

  72. StuarT Gamer says:

    someone has the ruu the htc__332 , I need for my because I do not think on any site .

  73. Naaz911 says:

    plz any one tel me how to convert my m7 AT&T to International

  74. Amador Camacho says:

    I errased my Baseband, If I return my HTC one M7 Sprint to Stock, Will be it fixed?

  75. Deathcommand says:

    Is there a chance you can upload the “Root HTC One Sprint” Folder? I think it has a 404 page.

  76. LaKente' T Wallace Brown says:

    my phone rom is not matching the update from update to then it tell me that the ruu was not successful then it take me back to beginning my phone will not reboot the black screen with the silver HTC does not have the bar while in the 10 min process.

  77. Kameshwar says:

    what if the image version is not same???

    please provide a link for htc desire 816 stock Rom

    image version 2.34.720.2

  78. Napoleon says:

    Hey I followed your instruction and I am stuck on the boot loader. I think that I am bricked. Can anyone help my phone is M7 for AT&T.

    Thanx Nap

  79. Joe says:

    Hi i have a htc m8 that is stuck in boot loop. I have followed this guide however now would like to try and flash and install new software. How do i go about this?

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