How to Unroot the HTC One V

Even if you haven’t unrooted any device before, you will find it easier to unroot the HTC One V smartphone. Since the phone is from HTC, you can just run the RUU and get your phone back to the stock firmware with no root access. To make it more easier, here we have all the required steps to unroot your HTC One V. Follow the guide carefully and you should have an unrooted phone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You should have rooted your device using the procedure given here.

2. Make sure your device has at least 60% of the battery life left.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. RUU (Download link’s given in the first post)

2. Fastboot

III. Unrooting the HTC One V:

1. Place the downloaded files onto your Desktop. Do NOT launch any file just yet.

2. Turn OFF your smartphone.

3. Reboot your smartphone into the HBOOT mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume DOWN+Power buttons together.

4. Choose the Fastboot mode from the HBOOT menu.

5. Connect the smartphone to your PC using the USB cable.

6. Right-click on the RUU file you just downloaded and choose Run as administrator.

7. Follow the instructions displayed on your screen.

8. At the end, your smartphone will be unrooted !

Great! You have successfully unrooted your device, however, the bootloader is still unlocked. Let’s see how you can relock it.

IV. Relocking Bootloader of the HTC One V:

1. Extract files from the Fastboot archive to your Desktop.

2. Turn OFF your smartphone.

3. Reboot your smartphone into the HBOOT mode by pressing and holding the Volume DOWN+Power buttons together.

4. Select Fastboot mode from the HBOOT menu.

5. Connect the smartphone to your PC using the USB cable.

6. Open a Command Prompt Window on the Desktop of your PC. To do so, simply press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard and right-click on any empty area on the screen, then choose the Open command window here option.

7. Issue the following command using the Command Prompt Window:

fastboot oem lock

8. After it has locked the bootloader of your smartphone, reboot it using the following command:

fastboot reboot

9. You’re done now!

Awesome! You have successfully unrooted your smartphone as well as relocked the bootloader. Your phone’s now back to the stock firmware and you can start modifying it from scratch.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here and here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

19 responses to “How to Unroot the HTC One V”

  1. Afif Memon says:

    I’ve rooted my phone and would like to unroot it. the problem is that for some reason it says that the battery is less than 30% and won’t let me continue with the installation. I know the battery isn’t less than 30% but it still won’t let me continue. Do you know any way i could get past that part?

    • Mahesh Makvana says:

      Are you using the original battery that came with the phone? Sometimes, those cheap batteries available in the market could cause these kind of errors.

      • Afif Memon says:

        No, i’m using the original battery that came with the phone. plus the htc one v’s battery is non-removable. i cant get it past the boot screen, but when i plug it into charge the notification light become red and then i let it charge until it’s green (full). so the battery is completely fine.

        • Mahesh Makvana says:

          Can you turn ON your device in normal mode? As you’re saying you can’t get it past the boot screen, have you bricked the device?

          Clarifying a bit of doubts will help me sort your issues out.

          • ishan says:

            @theunlockr-d25a34b9c2a87db380ecd7f7115882ec:disqus i have the same problem..Ruu is saying battery is low but it is fully charged..i have boot my device in fastboot mode..
            Please sort out my problem

    • Try turning the phone on and while it’s on hold your power button until the phone restarts. That should reset your battery.

  2. Pascal Enis says:

    Hi, thank you for your guide, but i have a probably stupid question: which RUU would be the one for my device? in bootloader it says:
    PRIMOU PVT SHIP S-ON RL
    HBOOT-1.16.0000
    RADIO-3831.15.00.19_M
    eMMC-boot
    Mar 13 2012, 20:17:28

    and I live in Germany.

  3. Isaak Liu says:

    Hi, I already relocked my HTC, but I still can not update or restore my phone.
    When I try to update my phone, it just goes to the hboot mode again and again.
    In the HBoot it shows.
    ***RELOCKED***
    *** Security Warning ***
    PRIMOC PUT SHIP S-ON RL
    HBOOT0-1.53.0000
    RADIO0-1.00.00.0521_2
    eMMC-boot
    and then the date.

    Thanks so much!

  4. MaxGame says:

    RUU is not working :(((

  5. Pranay Patel says:

    RUU link is not working, Could get me the RUU link to download the files?

  6. ruu link is not workig please help

  7. i rooted my htc one v using ur method …now my playsote opens bt i cannot search for apps plzzz helpss

  8. Lukáš Březina says:

    Hi, can I unroot my htc one v, If I replaced the original stock Rom with some custom one? And I have also different kernel… Titanium kiss , thank you…

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