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So I have been fighting with my phone all freaking day and am ready to toss on the towel... I have been rocking Viper rom 1.8.0 for a couple months now and today they updated to the new 4.4.3 base. it was suggested rather strongly to update framework to 2.22.401.4. I am still on 1.54..... And here begins my saga....

I tried to update the framework with FUU, and it constantly fails out at the black screen with silver HTC logo. it was suggested that this is because I am still S-ON. so I went to the firewater thread and tried that. would NOT do anything untill I went away from Viper Rom and loaded Insert Coin rom. Firewater ran, but gave me a message stating that it is not possible to S-OFF my phone...

So I ask, HELP!!!!!!! I read about sunshine, but sadly right no I simply don't have 25 bucks to toss at an app that I do not know will work on my phone...

Ok, so I just read a different thread in the general section that states that firewater is no longer working... damn. looks like on payday I gotta drop 25 bucks....
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I paid for SunShine last night since firewater wouldn't work for me
 
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i ended up just paying for sunshine.
 
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Like the others, I had to use sunshine. The other methods would not work for me.
 
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AT&T 4.4.3 is available now?
Where I can find firmware?

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Sorry, now I see that it is was a custom 4.4.3 rom.
 
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Ok, so I just read a different thread in the general section that states that firewater is no longer working... damn. looks like on payday I gotta drop 25 bucks....
Its true more recent AT&T M8's do not work with firewater. Not sure if its directly linked to newer firmware number (1.58) or hboot, or some other factor, but its been reported by many here. Sunshine is your only real option.

Sunshine seems pretty darn reliable based on reports here. I don't think there is an issue with it not working like firewater.

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I tried to update the framework with FUU, and it constantly fails out at the black screen with silver HTC logo. it was suggested that this is because I am still S-ON.
Seeing as there is no 2.22 firmware "officially" available for the AT&T version yet, you must be trying flash another carrier's firmware. In that case, yes S-off is expressly required.
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I got a refurb unit to replace my old phone that I had S-OFF and Bootloader unlocked... Unfortunately, It wasn't a lack of skill this last time, but the exploit used by firewater is out dated now. For whatever reason they haven't updated it since the phone's release so now everyone is left to pay for SunShine. I paid for it. It works, and great. Just the $25 dollars.. It was unfortunate.
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So I have been fighting with my phone all freaking day and am ready to toss on the towel... I have been rocking Viper rom 1.8.0 for a couple months now and today they updated to the new 4.4.3 base. it was suggested rather strongly to update framework to 2.22.401.4. I am still on 1.54..... And here begins my saga....

I tried to update the framework with FUU, and it constantly fails out at the black screen with silver HTC logo. it was suggested that this is because I am still S-ON. so I went to the firewater thread and tried that. would NOT do anything untill I went away from Viper Rom and loaded Insert Coin rom. Firewater ran, but gave me a message stating that it is not possible to S-OFF my phone...

So I ask, HELP!!!!!!! I read about sunshine, but sadly right no I simply don't have 25 bucks to toss at an app that I do not know will work on my phone...

Ok, so I just read a different thread in the general section that states that firewater is no longer working... damn. looks like on payday I gotta drop 25 bucks....
First of all you need stock kernel for firewater or sunshine to work. Both of the roms you suggested have insecure kernel. I would flash your nandroid backup and try again, or ruu and try again. It has to do with when your phone was built if firewater will or will not work. Ive seen at&t with 1.12 fresh out of the box not accept firewater.
 
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First of all you need stock kernel for firewater or sunshine to work. Both of the roms you suggested have insecure kernel. I would flash your nandroid backup and try again, or ruu and try again. It has to do with when your phone was built if firewater will or will not work. Ive seen at&t with 1.12 fresh out of the box not accept firewater.
Those are some solid words and that right there is your answer. I hope you get it resolved. The way I look at it, $25 is a small fee to be on the safe side or you can have more issues and a lot of headache if firewater doesn't work and you have to buy sunshine.
 
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Those are some solid words and that right there is your answer. I hope you get it resolved. The way I look at it, $25 is a small fee to be on the safe side or you can have more issues and a lot of headache if firewater doesn't work and you have to buy sunshine.
Well, I restored my stock nandroid (that was what I tried first. ) and finaly got it S-Offed with sunshine. yay! granted I forgot that the account that is linked to my paypal account only had about 10 bucks in it, so after the overdraft fee sunshine cost me around 60 bucks!

But oh well. Im now S-OFF, and got the 2.22.xxx firmware flashed and am now rocking 4.4.3 ROM Viper 2.0.1.
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