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Default [Q] Flashing ROMS and having S-ON

Hey guys, i just flashed my M8 using vomer's Guide, everything went great except for the S-OFF part, firewater didn't work on my variant (T-Mobile Version), i was just wondering if it will affect my phone in any way while trying to flash a custom rom, right now im looking at flashing Skydragon's GPE or Sense version
 
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You can still flash roms with s on, just not do the GPe conversations
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If you flash a Sense 2.22 based custom ROM, its recommended that you flash the updated firmware package (S-off required) or else wait until the 2.22 based OTA rolls out for your version (which will include "official" firmware).

If the updated firmware is not installed, 2.22 based ROMs will usually cause some major bugs, like excessive long boot time, broken WiFi and Bluetooth, etc.

S-off is usually not "required" to flash a ROM per se. This is an exception where the older firmware modules (not included in the ROM itself) are not playing well with the newer based ROMs.
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If you flash a Sense 2.22 based custom ROM, its recommended that you flash the updated firmware package (S-off required) or else wait until the 2.22 based OTA rolls out for your version (which will include "official" firmware).

If the updated firmware is not installed, 2.22 based ROMs will usually cause some major bugs, like excessive long boot time, broken WiFi and Bluetooth, etc.

S-off is usually not "required" to flash a ROM per se. This is an exception where the older firmware modules (not included in the ROM itself) are not playing well with the newer based ROMs.
So if i flash Skydragon's Sense based rom i will encounter major bugs? well thats too bad
but the Skydragon GPE Rom is fine right?
 
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So if i flash Skydragon's Sense based rom i will encounter major bugs? well thats too bad
You can always try it and see. I'm not sure if 100% of folks will have this issue (if you do not update firmware), but others have said you will "probably" have some major bugs.

On the other hand, if you are s-off and already have fastboot setup on your computer, the process to update firmware takes maybe 5 or 10 minutes.


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but the Skydragon GPE Rom is fine right?
Not completely certain, you should read/search the Skkydragon GPE thread, or maybe somebody who knows can chime in.
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You can always try it and see. I'm not sure if 100% of folks will have this issue (if you do not update firmware), but others have said you will "probably" have some major bugs.

On the other hand, if you are s-off and already have fastboot setup on your computer, the process to update firmware takes maybe 5 or 10 minutes.




Not completely certain, you should read/search the Skkydragon GPE thread, or maybe somebody who knows can chime in.
i just found out that they have a separate version for the T-Mobile variant, maybe thats what i will install, on a side note, do you think it would be a good idea to take the plunge and pay for the sunshine method to gain S-OFF?
 
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do you think it would be a good idea to take the plunge and pay for the sunshine method to gain S-OFF?
Its very much a personal choice. It you want the freedom to be able to flash firmware packages, radios, etc. at will; and $25 is something that you can afford to give away, then I'd say its recommended.

I had the luxury of being able to s-off earlier on for free, with firewater.
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Well, I'm s-on and I've already had gpe edition installed.

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Its very much a personal choice. It you want the freedom to be able to flash firmware packages, radios, etc. at will; and $25 is something that you can afford to give away, then I'd say its recommended.

I had the luxury of being able to s-off earlier on for free, with firewater.
All right, thanks for the help, i think i will leave S-ON, maybe some time later i will decide to pay the $25 so i can have S-OFF.

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Well, I'm s-on and I've already had gpe edition installed.

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The Skydragon version or the stock version?

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