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By Rye Cribby Tree, Member on 5th July 2014, 07:21 PM
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I got my One M8 yesterday from an upgrade and rooted it, after I had rooted it I tried to S-Off with the Firewater exploit. However when I tried I get this error.

********** whelp, this sucks, firewater can not work on your device **********
********** no amount of reflashing, retrying, or ruuing will fix... **********
********** DO NOT COME TO IRC ASKING FOR UPDATES OR ETAS!!!!!! **********
********** if we are able to fix this issue, it will be announced **********
********** bye bye.....sorry it didn't work out. **********

Is there any other option to try or do I have to wait for a new exploit?
 
 
5th July 2014, 07:26 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by Rye Cribby Tree

I got my One M8 yesterday from an upgrade and rooted it, after I had rooted it I tried to S-Off with the Firewater exploit. However when I tried I get this error.

********** whelp, this sucks, firewater can not work on your device **********
********** no amount of reflashing, retrying, or ruuing will fix... **********
********** DO NOT COME TO IRC ASKING FOR UPDATES OR ETAS!!!!!! **********
********** if we are able to fix this issue, it will be announced **********
********** bye bye.....sorry it didn't work out. **********

Is there any other option to try or do I have to wait for a new exploit?

The only other alternative for S-OFF is Sunshine.

[Android][HTC S-OFF] SunShine for modern HTC devices

It's created by the same developers as Firewater but it seems to do the job. The catch however is, it's $25 through an in app payment method. Of course the program itself first checks your device for compatibility BEFORE you pay for anything, that way you won't end up paying for something that "might" not work. Might want to give it a shot and see, so far the people tend to view it as $25 well spent.
5th July 2014, 07:34 PM |#3  
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The only other alternative for S-OFF is Sunshine.

[Android][HTC S-OFF] SunShine for modern HTC devices

It's created by the same developers as Firewater but it seems to do the job. The catch however is, it's $25 through an in app payment method. Of course the program itself first checks your device for compatibility BEFORE you pay for anything, that way you won't end up paying for something that "might" not work. Might want to give it a shot and see, so far the people tend to view it as $25 well spent.

That is unfortunate. I would really like to support these guys but money is tight, ya know. Guess I have to wait.
5th July 2014, 07:38 PM |#4  
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That is unfortunate. I would really like to support these guys but money is tight, ya know. Guess I have to wait.

Well, at least you don't need S-OFF to flash ROMs so you could probably still flash Viper or ARHD or another and have some fun with custom ROMs if you want or just wait out until you're ready to go. At least the phone is still pretty fun in it's stock state should hold for a while
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5th July 2014, 08:14 PM |#5  
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Firewater S-Off doesn't seems to work for Me too...
I am getting error as screenshot attached ... tried many a times but not getting success of getting through, please help!
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6th July 2014, 12:39 AM |#6  
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Sunshine works with all m8's. Waiting because you are tight on money could make you miss your chance.

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6th July 2014, 01:31 AM |#7  
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I am getting error as screenshot attached ... tried many a times but not getting success of getting through, please help!

I got this same message. After meticulous research, I found that there is absolutely nothing that could be done. I decided to fork over the $25 for Sunshine and it worked like a charm. There are no codes or cables or anything. It's an app on the phone and it takes about 5 min. Well worth the money as I was able to convert my M8 to a Google Play Edition.
6th July 2014, 11:06 AM |#8  
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I got this same message. After meticulous research, I found that there is absolutely nothing that could be done. I decided to fork over the $25 for Sunshine and it worked like a charm. There are no codes or cables or anything. It's an app on the phone and it takes about 5 min. Well worth the money as I was able to convert my M8 to a Google Play Edition.

Ok. Might give a try someday ... But first would research more further on other ways out coz shelling $25 for an app would be too much for now . Anyways thanks for the suggestion, sooner or later it will of help.
6th July 2014, 11:29 AM |#9  
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Ok. Might give a try someday ... But first would research more further on other ways out coz shelling $25 for an app would be too much for now . Anyways thanks for the suggestion, sooner or later it will of help.

You're not paying $25 for an app, you are paying a relatively small amount to the developers for the huge amount of work involved in achieving this. Development takes lots of painstaking hours, weeks, months to achieve something workable like this.
I know I have developed for Samsung devices and trust me $25 is perfectly acceptable if you want the developers to maintain an interest.
Tbh the choice is yours, either nobody bothers and there is no development and no S-OFF at all , so nothing for you to pay anyway or encourage the developers and say thanks by remunerating the developers for all their hard work.
Either way the choice is there, S-OFF for a small price or no S-OFF at all.
6th July 2014, 05:45 PM |#10  
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You're not paying $25 for an app, you are paying a relatively small amount to the developers for the huge amount of work involved in achieving this. Development takes lots of painstaking hours, weeks, months to achieve something workable like this.
I know I have developed for Samsung devices and trust me $25 is perfectly acceptable if you want the developers to maintain an interest.
Tbh the choice is yours, either nobody bothers and there is no development and no S-OFF at all , so nothing for you to pay anyway or encourage the developers and say thanks by remunerating the developers for all their hard work.
Either way the choice is there, S-OFF for a small price or no S-OFF at all.

Just curious... What is it about firewater no longer working? I read something about the most recent OTA killing it. Is it firmware/ROM related?
6th July 2014, 05:54 PM |#11  
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Just curious... What is it about firewater no longer working? I read something about the most recent OTA killing it. Is it firmware/ROM related?

It was an error on the part of the developers, they named it "Firewater" fire and water just don't mix/work which is why Firewater didn't work either.

Sunshine on the other hand is always a good thing, it's healthy and as such it works well and is in a healthy state too. The name is everything...

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