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[Q] HTC one M8 OTA update issue lollipop

3rd February 2015, 06:30 PM |#1  
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Hello all,

I am new to all this, techy stuff, and have recently bought a htc one m8. I had it rooted for me, but I didn't want to pay for GPE. I then found out Lollipop has been released, and tried to get it by going into software info on settings, but I couldn't get the lollipop update, as my phone says 'Your phone software is up to date with the latest version'. I realised that because of my root, my phone wasn't on the same channel as it was on before. I found another way to get lollipop, but that meant buying sunshine for $25. Is there another free alternative? I thought I could unroot my phone, then reroot it, but I do not know how to unroot, get update then reroot. Can I please get help?
 
 
3rd February 2015, 08:05 PM |#2  
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Hi,

Thanks for writing to us at XDA Assist, in order to help you effectively I need to know which variant of the M8 you have please.
3rd February 2015, 08:10 PM |#3  
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I have the gsm version
3rd February 2015, 08:13 PM |#4  
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Ok, so it's not carrier branded at all?
3rd February 2015, 08:17 PM |#5  
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no its not.

Going back to my question, i have actually found out my fone is on s-off bcus i had to unlock bootloader to root, meanin my fone is rooted with s-off. However, i would like to get gpe on my fone so i can get lollipop. Only issue is, the other methods do it on a normal htc one m8, not on a rooted htc one m8. Are the nethods the same meaning i can use the normal gpe conversion methods on my prerooted htc one m8, or do i need another method?
3rd February 2015, 08:34 PM |#6  
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Thanks for the extra information, I'm actually asking you these questions for a reason, XDA Assist isn't a general technical support section so I needed to know exactly which variant you have in order to have this thread redirected correctly for you.

Please standby while we have your thread/question moved to the appropriate sub-forum for your device.

For future reference you can find your device sub-forum here (bookmark/subscribe this):

HTC One (M8)

Within that section you will find a dedicated q&a sub-forum (this is where your thread is going to be moved to):

One (M8) Q&A, Help & Troubleshooting

Good luck!

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4th February 2015, 02:23 AM |#7  
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no its not.

Going back to my question, i have actually found out my fone is on s-off bcus i had to unlock bootloader to root, meanin my fone is rooted with s-off. However, i would like to get gpe on my fone so i can get lollipop. Only issue is, the other methods do it on a normal htc one m8, not on a rooted htc one m8. Are the nethods the same meaning i can use the normal gpe conversion methods on my prerooted htc one m8, or do i need another method?

Unlocking your bootloader doesn't make you S-Off. Boot into your bootloader to check.
To get into bootloader, turn off your phone. Then hold down the power button plus vol down till your phone boots back up. You'll get a readout there that will tell you if you are S-Off or S-On.
If you can confirm that you are S-Off, I will guide you to converting your phone to GPE.
4th February 2015, 05:32 PM |#8  
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Unlocking your bootloader doesn't make you S-Off. Boot into your bootloader to check.
To get into bootloader, turn off your phone. Then hold down the power button plus vol down till your phone boots back up. You'll get a readout there that will tell you if you are S-Off or S-On.
If you can confirm that you are S-Off, I will guide you to converting your phone to GPE.

Thank you for telling me. I am not on s-off, i am on s-off.i know that firewater has been discontinued, so I have found a free alternative, moonshine. Please guide me through how to gain s-off for free.
4th February 2015, 05:40 PM |#9  
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Thank you for telling me. I am not on s-off, i am on s-off.i know that firewater has been discontinued, so I have found a free alternative, moonshine. Please guide me through how to gain s-off for free.


Apologies, i meant to say i am on s-on. Please guide me on how to get s-off for free using moonshine please. And yes, i mean moonshine, not sunshine. Also,if you know any others free alternatives to gain s-off, please reply to me. If not, please just tell me how to gain s-off using moonshine.
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Apologies, i meant to say i am on s-on. Please guide me on how to get s-off for free using moonshine please. And yes, i mean moonshine, not sunshine. Also,if you know any others free alternatives to gain s-off, please reply to me. If not, please just tell me how to gain s-off using moonshine.

You can't use moonshine. The ONLY way to get s-off on this device is sunshine.
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