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26th August 2014, 12:37 PM   |  #1  
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Hey guys,
i'm trying to get my HTC S-Off.

after reading a bit online, i found the following guide:
http://www.android.gs/gain-s-off-on-htc-one-m8/

but according to some reading and user asking, i understand that the "free" methods no longer work, except on some versions of the device?

Is the only way to make my device S-OFF is using the paid ways (like sunshine ones, that cost 25$)

Here are the details for my phone:

* Not locked to any network, bought as "sim free" (not verizon \ at&t etc..)
* Hardware version: 0005 ( if that matters )
* HTC Theme Version - 6.0
* ROM: Android Revolution HD 10.2, version: 2.22.401.4
* Android Version: 4.4.3
* HTC DSK API Level: 6.25
* Baseband: 1.16.2133156.UA15G_20.18m.4096.07L
* Kernel: 3.4.0-ge224610, and@ABM103 #1, SMP PREEMPT

This is all the information that i think is relevant, as shows in my device's ABOUT.
Also, the phone is rooted, and have custom recovery (TWRP)

Any help will be appreciated

Thanks
26th August 2014, 12:41 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by adiel91

Hey guys,
i'm trying to get my HTC S-Off.

after reading a bit online, i found the following guide:
http://www.android.gs/gain-s-off-on-htc-one-m8/

but according to some reading and user asking, i understand that the "free" methods no longer work, except on some versions of the device?

Is the only way to make my device S-OFF is using the paid ways (like sunshine ones, that cost 25$)

If firewater won't work .. yes SunShine and thus paying 25$ is the only method. But SunShine is not going to work on ARHD. You will need to perform a stock restore before trying it.
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If firewater won't work .. yes SunShine and thus paying 25$ is the only method. But SunShine is not going to work on ARHD. You will need to perform a stock restore before trying it.

Thank you for the quick reply.
If you could help with the following i'll be thankful:

1. I'm not familiar with all of the terms you mentioned.
Firewater - is the method for S-OFF described in the guide i posted?
ARHD - What's that? my HTC is ARHD, for that matter?

2. Assuming i have full NAND backup made with the recovery,
if i try the method described in the guide i posted will fail , could my HTC get bricked?
and if so - will the NAND backup will be enough to restore it to working condition OR undo the changes (if neccessary in case of failure, even without bricking the phone)

3. If i'll have to go back to STOCK, 1st of all - i'll need to completely un-root my device and restore the original bootloader?
2nd - if i'll go back top STOCK, use sunshine method to s-off my device, and then restore my custom rom and settings
using the NAND backup - is it OK? or it will cause trouble?

Thanks again!
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Originally Posted by adiel91

Thank you for the quick reply.
If you could help with the following i'll be thankful:

1. I'm not familiar with all of the terms you mentioned.
Firewater - is the method for S-OFF described in the guide i posted?
ARHD - What's that? my HTC is ARHD, for that matter?

2. Assuming i have full NAND backup made with the recovery,
if i try the method described in the guide i posted will fail , could my HTC get bricked?
and if so - will the NAND backup will be enough to restore it to working condition OR undo the changes (if neccessary in case of failure, even without bricking the phone)

3. If i'll have to go back to STOCK, 1st of all - i'll need to completely un-root my device and restore the original bootloader?
2nd - if i'll go back top STOCK, use sunshine method to s-off my device, and then restore my custom rom and settings
using the NAND backup - is it OK? or it will cause trouble?

Thanks again!

yea firewater is the method by the same devs of the sunshine apk but it doesnt work for all devices and all variants.
ARHD is Android Revolution HD ..he meant the Rom..you Need to use either MaximusHD Rom or complete stock Rom/stock backup otherwise it wouldnt even work if it will be possible for your device

also your bootloader is completely stock..you just Need stock recovery and stock kernel...ok recovery is not that important but kernel and Rom really Need to be stock or atleast maximusHD Rom.
and no restoring wont cause Troubles...but for working backup use philz recovery ! twrp often doesnt work for now...i mean the backup and restore.
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yea firewater is the method by the same devs of the sunshine apk but it doesnt work for all devices and all variants.
ARHD is Android Revolution HD ..he meant the Rom..you Need to use either MaximusHD Rom or complete stock Rom/stock backup otherwise it wouldnt even work if it will be possible for your device

also your bootloader is completely stock..you just Need stock recovery and stock kernel...ok recovery is not that important but kernel and Rom really Need to be stock or atleast maximusHD Rom.
and no restoring wont cause Troubles...but for working backup use philz recovery ! twrp often doesnt work for now...i mean the backup and restore.

Thanks friend

last question ( i'm trying :P )
can i try firewater method on my current rom, or does is require STOCK as well?

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yea firewater is the method by the same devs of the sunshine apk but it doesnt work for all devices and all variants.
ARHD is Android Revolution HD ..he meant the Rom..you Need to use either MaximusHD Rom or complete stock Rom/stock backup otherwise it wouldnt even work if it will be possible for your device

also your bootloader is completely stock..you just Need stock recovery and stock kernel...ok recovery is not that important but kernel and Rom really Need to be stock or atleast maximusHD Rom.
and no restoring wont cause Troubles...but for working backup use philz recovery ! twrp often doesnt work for now...i mean the backup and restore.

Thanks!

Didn't think about further explaining what ARHD meant, as he has it installed

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last question ( i'm trying :P )
can i try firewater method on my current rom, or does is require STOCK as well?

You can have a try, but performing S-Off most of the time works best on near stock ROMs as all the methods firewater as well as SunShine are designed to work on a stock ROM and not on the customized ROMs.

Anyway e.g. SunShine and MaximusHD work as far as I know. So give it a try and if not just revert to stock to try again.
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Thanks friend

last question ( i'm trying :P )
can i try firewater method on my current rom, or does is require STOCK as well?

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Thanks!

Didn't think about further explaining what ARHD meant, as he has it installed



You can have a try, but performing S-Off most of the time works best on near stock ROMs as all the methods firewater as well as SunShine are designed to work on a stock ROM and not on the customized ROMs.

Anyway e.g. SunShine and MaximusHD work as far as I know. So give it a try and if not just revert to stock to try again.

firewater DOES NOT work with arhd or any other Rom...firewater really Needs stock Rom and kernel as there will be things loading which are often disabled in custom roms etc
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26th August 2014, 02:18 PM   |  #8  
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i'm happy to report that after consulting with sunshine dev team
and trying using sunshine method on ARHD, it did work and i'm S-OFF.

Thank you all for your answers and help!!
appreciate it

cheers
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