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[Q] Is there any risk in staying S-OFF?

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Question [Q] Is there any risk in staying S-OFF?


i just unlocked, rooted, SuperCID'ed and S-Off'ed my device, am now using Viper 3.1.3 with ElementalX-Kernel and a 1.35a Radio. Everything's cool with that.
Is there any risk or disadvantage in staying S-Off or would it be better to return to S-On? I'm not going to flash a new radio or kernel every day, so S-On would be ok?
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It is better to be S-Off even if you don't think you need it, because it will make it easier to fix things if you ever run into trouble in the future.
-- | Ville (S4) | HTC__001 | HBOOT-1.13.0000 | S-Off | CWM- | --
-- | Bravo PVT-1 amoled | S-Off | alpharev-cm7 | Ra-2.0.1 | 1.5G ext4 | --

GCS/M a>+ s:- d+@ e++(*) h+ r- y+ C++ M++$ L+ U*L>$ w PS+ PE- Y+ W+ DI+@ G b+>++ t
If you have an always-on machine and some spare bandwidth, consider running a Tor relay.

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It's better to be s-off. there is no need to return back to s-on.
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On a security level you're better S-ON. S-OFF allows writing on partitions like Baseband code.
Personally I'm S-OFF: so much easier to try and update custom ROMs.
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Before going s-on its crucial that you are totally stock. Otherwise you can hardbrick.
s-off, s-on
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