[Q] A quick (stupid) set of questions
So I just picked up a HTC One M8 (AT&T variant). I am no newbie when it comes to rooting/flashing custom roms, having had a Galaxy S3, Nexus 5, and still owning both versions of the Nexus 7, however I just want to make sure I'm fine to flash before I go ahead and end up doing something stupid.
I already unlocked my bootloader successfully, loaded TWRP 184.108.40.206, and rooted the phone, but I keep reading about S-OFF and Sunshine and Firewater and I'm like, WTF? Do I need to enabled S-OFF to flash a custom ROM/Kernel? If so, is there a free way to do this (I see Sunshine costs $25 bucks and I have no idea what it does or why I need it)?
I figured I'd ask before trying anything, but I don't want to get setup if I'm just going to flash over everything anyway.
Also, I'm quite a minimalist. I like Sense, but I'd like a ROM with some optimizations performance and battery saving wise but not so much a visual overhaul. The realistic usable additions are welcome, but I don't want a ROM that is completely themed and doesn't mesh well with the default Sense 6 style. Can anyone recommend a nice ROM to start out with?
HTC One M8 : GPE 4.4.4 - SinlessKernel 2.6.0
iPhone 5S 32GB : Jailbroken iOS 7.1.2
Nexus 7 (2013) : Android L Dev Preview - Glitch Kernel
iPad Air : Jailbroken iOS 7.1.2
iPad Mini Retina : Jailbroken iOS 7.1.2
Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012), iPad 2, Galaxy S3, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS