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19th August 2014, 05:43 PM   |  #1  
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Hi all,

Have just got a HTC One M8 and it's been shipped already S-OFF, the phone still says locked and so far as i'm aware it should read S-ON ??

My question is, if I was to unlock the bootloader and root the device, install a custom recovery and eventually a ROM with it being already S-OFF would i encounter any issues?

The phone looks to be either a developer phone or just a factory S-OFF phone ?

Many thanks, screen shot attached.

PS: Apologies for the lack in quality apparently I can only upload 256KB pics to XDA.

Specs are as follows.

HTC M8 Silver
CID 11111111
UL PVT SHIP S-OFF
HBOOT 3.16.0.000
Radio - 1.16.213156.UA15G
Factory unlocked international M8.

Couldn't find any more information so hope this is enough.

Many thanks.
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19th August 2014, 05:51 PM   |  #2  
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Did you buy the phone new (like from an official store or carrier) or used?

I'm guessing its used, and the previous owner unlocked the bootloader, SuperCID, S-off; then returned the phone to LOCKED status (possible with S-off).

Although its not unheard of for phones to ship S-off, its pretty rare. And I don't think I've heard of a phone S-off and SuperCID (11111111) direct from factory, so the combination of the 2 is rather suspicious.
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Originally Posted by redpoint73

Did you buy the phone new (like from an official store or carrier) or used?

I'm guessing its used, and the previous owner unlocked the bootloader, SuperCID, S-off; then returned the phone to LOCKED status (possible with S-off).

Although its not unheard of for phones to ship S-off, its pretty rare. And I don't think I've heard of a phone S-off and SuperCID (11111111) direct from factory, so the combination of the 2 is rather suspicious.

Actually it wasn't it was brand new. I have no idea m8, i thought it was strange when i went into the bootloader.
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(Solved) Can root and unlock bootloader, shouldn't pose an issue i'm told.

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(Solved) Can root and unlock bootloader, shouldn't pose an issue i'm told.

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Yeah, you should have two options here
(Only posting for reference)
Flash an ENG (engineering) HBOOT
Or
HTC Dev the phone
With either you can flash a recovery via Fastboot and flash a SuperSU.zip
And being as you're already S-off, then you can write to boot, so you can flash ROMs after doing the above as well

Sent from my m7spr
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Originally Posted by ajbiz11

Yeah, you should have two options here
(Only posting for reference)
Flash an ENG (engineering) HBOOT
Or
HTC Dev the phone
With either you can flash a recovery via Fastboot and flash a SuperSU.zip
And being as you're already S-off, then you can write to boot, so you can flash ROMs after doing the above as well

Sent from my m7spr

nice one m8, think i'll go down the HTC Dev route, then recovery.

Great phone.

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