Download HTC Desire Eye RUU to restore to stock plus unrooted and Stock Recovery to take OTA

HTC Desire Eye comes with great hardware, but it would be excellent if you give it root access. You will be able to do a lot of things like changes the UI and remove bloatwares, you even have a chance to flash a custom ROM which developed to boost the phone’s performance. However, if you ever change your mind and want to restore your phone to its original state, you can easily unroot and restore your HTC Desire Eye back to stock.


It’s good to know that we can return the HTC Desire Eye to stock condition after doing a lot of mods on it. Thank goodness, HTC offers an RUU for this purpose. The HTC ROM Update Utility (RUU) usually offered in Windows executable or zip file, for the executable RUU, we just need to double-click on it then follow the onscreen instructions. After that, your smartphone’s software will return to stock, of course with an irreversible change like RELOCKED status on the bootloader mode.

Then, if you have replaced the stock recovery with the custom one like TWRP recovery, you will need a stock recovery for some time, specifically if you wish to install the new software update via OTA which you might get it sooner or later. Since only stock recovery can install the official software update from HTC, this does not apply if you’re running an AOSP ROM.

unroot htc desire eye back to stock

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Download HTC Desire Eye RUU and stock recovery

No Firmware Variants Type Download
1 1.15.502.7 / KitKat AT&T USA RUU
2 AT&T USA Stock Recovery

Link credit: ccb101 @xda-developers.

In case you are planning to use an RUU to unroot and back-to-stock, make sure that the bootloader is LOCKED or RELOCKED, so check it by booting into bootloader mode. Since, it is likely that the RUU will refuse to flash your device with an UNLOCKED bootloader.

Here’s the command to relock the bootloader, but put the phone into fastboot mode first:

fastboot oem lock


When a new software update is coming and you need to revert to stock recovery, run the following command. Make sure the stock recovery file located in the same folder with the fastboot files.

fastboot flash recovery FileName.img


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3 Responses

  1. Govalker
    March 1, 2015 at 8:10 AMReply

    Sir, if possible please provide an RUU for HTC Desire Eye Indian/ Asian Version.
    And if i just relock my bootloader with S-On and stock recovery and unroot, will i still be able to receive OTA? Thanks in Advance 🙂

  2. Werd
    October 19, 2015 at 1:20 PMReply

    Stuck at 4% Updating…(1/7) Checking MID/CID Im in fast boot usb mode I relocked it but still stuck

  3. Bisal
    May 27, 2016 at 7:12 PMReply

    Dear sir,
    My Bootloader shows “RE-LOCKED” & before at bootloader it shows some kind if TWRP SCREEN but that screen is no more and i too don’t want it.
    I need a fresh new HTC OPERATING SYSTEM as it came out from box without root.
    Now i downloaded RUU for HTC DESIRE EYE from htc official website and try install fresh new operating system for my HTC DESIRE EYE with RUU but at the end it shows error “MODEL ID ERROR” i am sure i downloaded correct RUU for HTC DESIRE EYE from it’s official website so where am i getting wrong.
    Is there anything else i need or what? Please tell me step by step procedure to install fresh new operating system for my HTC (i don’t know what we call mobile operating system in mobile terms, is it bring back to stock or what?)
    Sir please please please tell me how to install fresh new operating system for HTC DESIRE EYE, i am a beginner so please explain in easy step.

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