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S-Off Achieved proceed with caution

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by orihc, Apr 21, 2012.

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    Aaawwww yeeeaaahhhh!!!!

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    Ok as some of you may know by now, S-Off has been achieved. And let's say this procedure is not for all. The link below spells out how to perform the S-Off operation. I think operation is a good term for it considering you have to short out part of the system to obtain it.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1612035

    The links below are for the S-Off FAQ and "What to do" after S-Off.



    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1612693][FAQ] S-Off - xda-developers

    [/URL]Now having put this information out there, I'm going to go on record to say that I'd advise against doing the procedure if you don't have phone insurance. I don't know that damage caused by this procedure will be covered under warranty by Verizon or HTC. I personally won't be performing this unless absolutely necessary to my wants/needs. Any discussions of S-Off or it's procedure should be held under the assumption that each person is responsible for their own device and that any advice given for said procedure is not the responsibility of the person(s) giving advice or of DroidForums, but rather the responsibility of the device holder.
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    First I have to say good job to the developers a. With that said, like Mr. Smith I will not be doing that method either. I am able to do everything I want to do with my rezound with safety on. And until they get RIL working it will not matter because that is the issue they are having with CM9 on the rezound.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012
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    Thanks for being the voice of reason. I've been following that forum also, and shake my head at the number of people that seem to be jumping on this so quickly. I was nervous enough rooting my first Droid without having to use jumper cables.

    Sent from my HTC Rezound using Tapatalk 2
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    how you did flash the rom?

    how you did flash the rom?
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    how you did flash the rom?

    how you did flash the rom?
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    This s-off stuff took me just about all day. It was frustrating. But some people got it done quickly. So its hit or miss I guess. Make sure the files are in the same directory as your fastboot and adb.

    sent from my rezound
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    Threads merged.
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    What is s off?

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    Wow at the method.. I'm curious as to how many phones they bricked in getting the process down lol. Hopefully there were some major donations behind that one. I'm with a few of the others here... I hardly even use the HTC dev unlocked capabilities of my phone (waiting on a killer ICS rom ala BAMF non-preview build or CM9). For some reason with my D1 I was always changing stuff.. with my rezound it stays primarily untouched (still on the STOCK ROM!). It's been nice not losing/backing up & restoring for an eternity all of everything every time I felt like changing rom's for the latest and greatest lol. Guess I'm becoming tame as I age :p
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    Basically there are two levels of unlocking:

    S-On (Security On) - Allowed by HTC via HTCDev.com unlocks your system and boot partitions but keeps the radios and some other features locked

    S-Off (Security Off) - Typically found on developer phones allows full system access.
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    Stock GB Rooted Unlocked Ramon RA Recovery,
    plus now S-OFF and ENG hboot.

    Next step: I need to pick one of Scott's ROMs.

    Howard

    PS It took me many many tries on two nights to get it done.
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    Man, I'm still afraid to do a basic root, I used to tweak my blackberry all the time bit for some reason I have a hard time understanding some of the "lingo" associated with the root instructions.
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    Okay, I'm a bit confused. What exactly does this S-Off thing accomplish?

    We can already root the phone, installed custom kernels, and installed custom ROMS, right? What else could S-Off possibly give us?
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    I touched on it above. Custom HBOOT, splash screens, radios. And I can't think of anything else. Oh and with S-Off you can go backwards as well as forwards with firmware. Also you don't have to flash ROM and kernel separately.
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    I had s-off on my inc2 and modding was just easier than it is with the HTC Dev unlocking method. Like said above loading up new radios, firmware, and kernels will be a lot easier now.

    ....but I did brick my phone once during the s-off process and lost recovery too, but was able to boot into hboot screen and push Amon Ra via cmd prompt and reload a rom (I had to format the sdcard first)

    I would say make sure you know how to do the following before even trying to s-off

    - How to flash Amon Ra recovery to your phone via cmd prompt on a pc computer

    - Have a micro usb adapter for your pc, in case you need to format your sdcard

    - Know how to manually get into hboot and have an unlocked phone via htcdev
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    What is an hboot? Lol. And wow, you really can't go back to OTA once you do a custom rom without doing S-off?
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    Hboot is the bootloader. Its where everything boots from. If your hboot gets messed up your phone is bricked. We can manually get into hboot on htc phones to issue command like installing custom recovery and/or get into custom recovery if your phone is in a bootloop.

    S-off can be a little risky cuz it gives you total control over everything. One needs to be very very careful when doing things after s-off is achieved. Its easier to flash radios, kernels, firmware, etc but its also easier to brick if you do something wrong.

    You can go back to the stock rom if you flash a ruu or have a backup. I dont think s off changes that.

    sent from my galaxy tab 2
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