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[Q] European HTC m8 S-OFF

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By lukalisanin, Junior Member on 22nd August 2014, 03:29 PM
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I'm from Croatia, Europe and i tried to get s-off using firewater tool but it failed. Is there any other way to get s-off for european htc's and convert it to GPE with OTA support?
22nd August 2014, 04:10 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by lukalisanin

I'm from Croatia, Europe and i tried to get s-off using firewater tool but it failed. Is there any other way to get s-off for european htc's and convert it to GPE with OTA support?

There are a few basics you need to get out of the way
before you can start this process:
This method will only work for a device that already
has an unlocked bootloader with a custom recovery, so
be sure that you have that before going forward.
Uninstall HTC Sync. The program is great way to get
the HTC One M8 drivers installed, which you will need
for this process, but it will interfere with the tool we
will be using to S-Off your M8.
Enable USB debugging .
Turn off all security settings from Settings -> Security .
Disable Fast boot mode from Settings -> Power/Battery
Manager .
You'll also want to make sure that you are using a USB
2.0 (not USB 3.0) port for this for compatibility
Backing up your data is also necessary, just in case
anything goes wrong.
This process works best with a Sense-based ROM with
an insecure kernel, and you can flash InsertCoin in
order to have both of those bases covered.
This section (Steps 1 through 6) will show you how to
to get InsertCoin ready on your HTC One, but if you're
already running a kernel with an insecure kernel, you
can skip this section and proceed directly to the
Preparing Your Device & Downloading Firewater
section below.
We will be flashing the InsertCoin ROM so that we
have a Sense framework and kernel that fits all the
needs of the S-Off tool we are going to use. The
InsertCoin ROM can be downloaded directly from the
InsertCoin Team's website onto your device.
With the ROM downloaded, place your device into
Recovery mode by holding the Power and Volume Down
buttons at the same time, which will take you to the
following Bootloader screen:
Once in Bootloader mode, use the Volume Down key to
highlight Recovery and hit the Power button to boot
into TWRP.
Before going any further, you should make sure to have
a backup of your existing setup since we'll be
performing a full data wipe in the next step.
You can do this directly from TWRP using the Backup
option. After going through the S-Off process, you can
restore this backup to get all your apps, messages, and
settings back as they were before.
From the main TWRP menu, select Wipe , then
Advanced Wipe and check the Dalvik Cache, Cache,
Data , and System boxes, then Swipe To Wipe .
Now tap the Home button to get back to the main
TWRP menu and tap the Install option. Select the ROM
you downloaded, then Swipe to Confirm Flash .
After swiping you will need to go through the AROMA
installer to finish the flash. The installer will have extra
options and tweaks that you can choose to add to your
device, but those are only needed if you plan on
keeping this ROM after flashing. Once the process
completes, select the Reboot option.
If your device doesn't boot as quickly as usually, don't
panic, that is expected. Once it boots back up, go
through the initial setup process one more time, as you
did when first got your phone. Once your phone is set
up you will need to reenable USB Debugging.
Plug your M8 to your computer and open up terminal.
You'll also want to download the S-Off tool Firewater
and place it on your Desktop.

1. Reboot your device using ADB.
adb reboot
2. Once rebooted, push Firewater to your device.
adb push Desktop/firewater /data/local/tmp
If you didn't put Firewater on your Desktop, you are
going to need to change it to the appropriate directory.
3. You'll now need to change the permissions of
Firewater so that it can run on your device.
abd shell
chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/firewater
After typing su , check your device to see if your
Superuser app asks for your approval.
4. Run Firewater, and do not touch your device after the
process starts.
5. Now simply agree to the terms and conditions when
prompted by typing "yes", then let firewater start
You're all set, your M8 is now S-Off!
Now you are all set to flash custom firmwares, radios,
hboots, and lock/unlock your bootloader at will. This
will also come in hand when you run into boot issues or
just need to return your One to factory settings. Be
sure to leave me a comment below if you run into and

for convertion to gpe--

Once you see the bootloader menu, type fastboot
reboot-bootloader to prevent any errors from coming
Now, to get your device into RUU mode, type fastboot
oem rebootRUU , and you'll know you're in the right
place when you see a black screen with a silver HTC
With your device ready to go, you are going to need the
RUU, or ROM Update Utility, for the Google Play
Edition. A RUU is a recovery file that contains the
stock ROM, radio, firmware, and recovery that ships
with your phone—in the this case, it will contain all the
Google Play Edition stock files.
Grab either the rooted or unrooted version, and to start
flashing the file you selected, place it on your desktop
and type the following into ADB:
fastboot flash zip RUU-
Change the last part to RUU- if you are
installing the rooted version.
In the command prompt, you will see a line that reads
FAILED (remote: 90 hboot pre-update! please flush
image again immediately) , which is to be expected. To
continue, just re-run the same command as before:
fastboot flash zip RUU-
Again, change the last part if you are flashing the
rooted version.
Once the flashing has begun, you will see a progress
bar appear under the HTC logo on your device, and
terminal will display the progress as well.
When flashing is complete, you will need to wipe the
cache to prevent boot-loops, and reboot your system.
fastboot erase cache
fastboot reboot
Your device will now reboot, and you will need to go
through the setup process as if you were turning your
phone on for the first time. After the process
completes, you will be ready to go with a completely
stock version of Android running on your M8, with the
added bonus of perks like Duo Camera and
22nd August 2014, 05:02 PM |#4  
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Okay i'll do it step by step, but i already tried with insertcoin, but lets try again...
22nd August 2014, 05:26 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by lukalisanin

Okay i'll do it step by step, but i already tried with insertcoin, but lets try again...

OK try and report
follow it properly.
22nd August 2014, 05:32 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by @SidDev

OK try and report
follow it properly.

I get same error as before.

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