I recently found out that the only way to obtain S-Off now is to pay $25. Before I do this I'm curious to know if I even need to do that before I flash a ROM. I'm already rooted. Can't I just load the ROM onto my phone, go into recovery and flash from their? Do I really need to pay the $25?
You dont have to pay to obtain S-Off unless youre already on 4.4.3 in which case you'd need sunshine, just read around the forum and you can figure out how to with firewater. Its not hard you just have to do a little research. But to answer the question, yes you have to be S-Off to install custom ROMs. Here is a link to firewater http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2708464
I'm new to modding, and definitely still learning but am unclear on your above statement, I have HTC One (M8) 2014. Rooted SuperSu running Android Revolution HD 8.1 custom ROM. It seems I am S-ON because I am not able to flash my hboot (to remove red development text). I receive FAILED (remote: 99 unknown fail). Based on what I'm reading I am S-ON and running a custom ROM. AR HD 8.1 is based on kitkat 4.4.2. Joined today and searching for more answers. Thanks and Cheers!
c:\adb>fastboot getvar all
(bootloader) version: 0.5
(bootloader) version-bootloader: 3.16.0.0000
(bootloader) version-baseband: 1.16.21331931.LA11G
(bootloader) version-cpld: None
(bootloader) version-microp: None
(bootloader) version-misc: PVT SHIP S-ON
(bootloader) imei2: Not Support
(bootloader) meid: 00000000000000
(bootloader) product: m8_ul_ca
(bootloader) platform: hTCBmsm8974
(bootloader) modelid: 0P6B12000
(bootloader) cidnum: CWS__001
(bootloader) battery-status: good
(bootloader) battery-voltage: 0mV
(bootloader) partition-layout: Generic
(bootloader) security: on
(bootloader) build-mode: SHIP
(bootloader) boot-mode: RUU
(bootloader) commitno-bootloader: c3d94491
(bootloader) hbootpreupdate: 11
(bootloader) gencheckpt: 0
finished. total time: 0.031s
My mod and cid both match. My issue is indeed my S-ON status. My comment was in regards to your statement that you must be S-OFF to flash custom ROMs which does not appear to be true.
I unlocked my device using HTCdev unlock. I'm still running stock FW which is why (I believe) I am S-ON. I thought unlocking my device would provide S-OFF but that does not appear to be the case as "get var" tells the story. Thanks for the reply.
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