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Extra 100GB for HTC owners Google Drive

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28th September 2014, 05:58 AM   |  #91  
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Can I ask how you relocked the bootloader? And when you claimed the offer, did you have a custom recovery installed?

Also, can you let me know anything else you did which would deviate from stock? It seems there are a lot of people who have rooted their phone and tried to get the Drive promo... The unlocked bootloader is a key part of having the Drive app state it cannot verify the phones' status, whereupon it gives you a link to HTC's support.

And if you try and relock the bootloader using "fastboot oem lock", it will not be a factory default lock. Based on the info you provide HTC, they will know your phone is ***RELOCKED*** and not ***LOCKED***. The promotion is officially not available if you have locked your bootloader. And there there are several reports that HTC won't budge on giving you a promo code when it determines you already unlocked your bootloader, even if it is currently locked.

I am trying to make a guide to help people get their phone to a state where they can redeem this offer if they rooted their phone (and unlocked the bootloader...especially if they used HTCDev to unlock it).

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2708571

If you are S-off, you can lock, unlock, or relock by just writing to where that data is stored. The best part is, you don't trigger a data wipe in the process. IOW, once you are S-off, changing your lock state is almost as simple as changing your CID.
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28th September 2014, 06:06 AM   |  #92  
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Can I ask how you relocked the bootloader? And when you claimed the offer, did you have a custom recovery installed?

Also, can you let me know anything else you did which would deviate from stock? It seems there are a lot of people who have rooted their phone and tried to get the Drive promo... The unlocked bootloader is a key part of having the Drive app state it cannot verify the phones' status, whereupon it gives you a link to HTC's support.

And if you try and relock the bootloader using "fastboot oem lock", it will not be a factory default lock. Based on the info you provide HTC, they will know your phone is ***RELOCKED*** and not ***LOCKED***. The promotion is officially not available if you have unlocked your bootloader.

If you don't have a factory default lock, there there are several reports that HTC won't budge on giving you a promo code.

I am trying to make a guide to help people get their phone to a state where they can redeem this offer if they rooted their phone (and unlocked the bootloader...especially if they used HTCDev to unlock it).

I used the instructions in this thread -go to first post I was still s-off and at the time was using cwm recovery.
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28th September 2014, 06:34 AM   |  #93  
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I used the instructions in this thread this thread I was still s-off and at the time was using cwm recovery.

Ok... That's strange but I am still investigating this. I have just heard other people say that they couldn't get the Drive promo until they flashed the stock recovery (and essentially uprooted their phone). This is even if they locked their bootloader as described in that thread and elsewhere.

Yet it sounds like a few people have had custom recoveries and it didn't cause a problem.
28th September 2014, 06:39 AM   |  #94  
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Ok... That's strange but I am still investigating this. I have just heard other people say that they couldn't get the Drive promo until they flashed the stock recovery (and essentially uprooted their phone). This is even if they locked their bootloader as described in that thread and elsewhere.

Yet it sounds like a few people have had custom recoveries and it didn't cause a problem.

It is possible that I did, I just really do not recall. It all would have been done in the same adb session in both locking and unlocking. Give it a try with just the boot loader first, lock boot loader, open drive app, take tour to claim the promo. See if it works that way. If not, flash the stock recovery.
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28th September 2014, 08:16 AM   |  #95  
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Can I ask both of you how you relocked the bootloader? And when you claimed the offer, did you have a custom recovery installed? Had you disabled/frozen/deleted any system apps?

I went the same way as @jshamlet above i.e. used the instructions on this thread by @scotty1223 to lock and then unlock again.

Certainly don't have the stock recovery, I'm running TWRP 2.7.1.0. No system apps disabled/frozen/deleted.

I will admit to being surprised it worked, expected HTC to cross reference their database of requests to unlock the BL and deny on that.
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28th September 2014, 08:44 AM   |  #96  
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It is possible that I did, I just really do not recall. It all would have been done in the same adb session in both locking and unlocking. Give it a try with just the boot loader first, lock boot loader, open drive app, take tour to claim the promo. See if it works that way. If not, flash the stock recovery.

Yes... it worked with TWRP. I had already opened Drive before and so I had to "Take Product Tour" to get the screen to redeem the space... It offered 65GB, but then when I accepted it, it said I was getting an additional 50GB of storage. Very cool....!

I am posting a short guide in General and removing the section that instructed you to flash stock recovery.

Edit: Here is the guide which follows Scotty1223's methods...I just sequenced them with other info with a goal to get the Google Drive offer: Guide to redeeming Google Drive Storage Offer
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