I am looking for a stock recovery for my phone (HTC One M7, rooted, s-on,CID: HTC__102, Software number: 4.19.401.11). But I cannot find it. The reason I want this recovery is that I want to experiment if it is possible to keep my phone rooted but going back to Stock recovery so that I can get OTA updates.

I have a nandroid back up of my stock ROM (I created it in TWRP, so it is after flashing the TWRP recovery), and also I have downloaded an OTA for my phone from forums.

Is it possible I can get an stock recovery image from OTA zip file or Nandroid backup?


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    If your phone is rooted, it means some parts of /system partition were modified. An OTA update will most likely fail to install, regardless if you have stock or custom recovery. – Chahk Jul 3 '14 at 14:05
  • I flashed stock recovery. now the Update process starts, it reboots the phone, and a progress bar fills up. when the progress bar finishes it reboots the phone. but i guess flashing stock recovery was not done properly, so it cannot finalize the update process and when the phone finally starts the update has not taken place. – cybergeek654 Jul 3 '14 at 20:08
  • It's probably not the recovery that's preventing the OTA from properly installing, but the fact that your phone is rooted. Can you try un-rooting it (do a search for instructions for your root method) and applying the OTA again? – Chahk Jul 3 '14 at 20:10
  • ok Chahk, let me try that. Just a question: I am assuming that unrooting will earas all my data, right? is there a way I can backup my apps and data and restore it after unrooting? – cybergeek654 Jul 3 '14 at 20:24
  • Un-rooting itself will probably not erase your data, although that depends on the rooting method you used in the first place. As far as backing up apps and data, take a look at Android's built-in adb backup tool. It works on non-rooted devices as well, so you should be able to do a restore after installing OTA update. – Chahk Jul 3 '14 at 20:27

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