I'm trying to update my unbranded HTC Sensation to an Ice Cream Sandwich stock ROM (from here).

I've followed the various instructions where I install the ROM, then flash the phone with the HTC Sensation firmware from here, which matches my phone's CID.

The phone is now stuck in a boot loop, but I can't find any help out there for why it's doing this. Could anyone suggest an answer?

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I found the answer quicker than I thought I would, it turns out I was using the wrong firmware version. You need to check the ROM that the firmware is for, and apply it after the ROM is installed.

So my ROM is Sensation_3.32.401.5_deodexed

Which meant I should've chosen (from here):

Firmware from 3.32.401.x & 3.32.401.10x RUU
--- MD5 checksum: 74A8E07D40A42DA1B4B56C224C42E692 *PG58IMG.zip ---
--- Only for 3.32.401.x & 3.32.401.10x based ROMs


You can also set your CID to "Super CID" in this case you can install any ROM which is for an HTC-Sensation.

Open a new CMD/Terminal, navigate to your abd & fastboot folder and type:

adb reboot-bootloader
// wait until the phone reboots into fastboot mode
// check if the device is online
fastboot devices -l
// write the Super CID
fastboot oem writecid 11111111

This will write the "Super CID" (11111111) to your phone.
(Don't forget to save your old cid with fastboot oem readcid)

Hope this helps someone.

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