Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,802,957 Members 38,635 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Turning S-On Again with Custom Recovery

Tip us?
 
mabaqi
Old
(Last edited by mabaqi; 16th August 2014 at 10:35 PM.) Reason: Typo corrections and some addition
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 5
Join Date: Aug 2014
Question [Q] Turning S-On Again with Custom Recovery

I own a HTC One M7 UL with KitKat 4.4.2 and HTC Sense 6 installed. I installed TWRP 2.7.1 custom recovery on it and after that I turned S-Off and removed the Tempered flag and then locked the bootloader but let custom recovery stay there. Can I turn S-On back with custom recovery installed without bricking my phone.

HTC One M7 UL
Stock ROM KitKat 4.4.2 with HTC Sense 6
Stock Boot
Stock Hboot v 1.57
Custom Recovery TWRP 2.7.1
 
majmoz
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 154
Posts: 606
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sonoita
Quote:
Originally Posted by mabaqi View Post
I own a HTC One M7 UL with KitKat 4.4.2 and HTC Sense 6 installed. I installed TWRP 2.7.1 custom recovery on it and after that I turned S-Off and removed the Tempered flag and then locked the bootloader but let custom recovery stay there. Can I turn S-On back with custom recovery installed without bricking my phone.

HTC One M7 UL
Stock ROM KitKat 4.4.2 with HTC Sense 6
Stock Boot
Stock Hboot v 1.57
Custom Recovery TWRP 2.7.1
Yes, you can have a custom recovery and S-ON. However, unless you are returning the phone for warranty reasons the consensus is that you should remain S-OFF. It is becoming more difficult to get S-OFF with the higher hboot like you have.
The Following User Says Thank You to majmoz For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
mabaqi
Old
#3  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 5
Join Date: Aug 2014
Thank you majmoz for your support,I really appreciate your early response. I am a new user on this platform and I really appreciate this forum and people like you helping others.

I am on Hboot v 1.57 and used Firewater to S-Off it. Even if I S-On again, wont I be able to use Firewater to S-Off again anytime I want to, This will make me more secure as I may save myself from bad flashes and etc.

Once more, thank you for your support.
 
mabaqi
Old
#4  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 5
Join Date: Aug 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by majmoz View Post
Yes, you can have a custom recovery and S-ON. However, unless you are returning the phone for warranty reasons the consensus is that you should remain S-OFF. It is becoming more difficult to get S-OFF with the higher hboot like you have.
Thank you majmoz for your support,I really appreciate your early response. I am a new user on this platform and I really appreciate this forum and people like you helping others.

I am on Hboot v 1.57 and used Firewater to S-Off it. Even if I S-On again, wont I be able to use Firewater to S-Off again anytime I want to, This will make me more secure as I may save myself from bad flashes and etc.

Once more, thank you for your support.
 
majmoz
Old
#5  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 154
Posts: 606
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sonoita
Quote:
Originally Posted by mabaqi View Post
Thank you majmoz for your support,I really appreciate your early response. I am a new user on this platform and I really appreciate this forum and people like you helping others.

I am on Hboot v 1.57 and used Firewater to S-Off it. Even if I S-On again, wont I be able to use Firewater to S-Off again anytime I want to, This will make me more secure as I may save myself from bad flashes and etc.

Once more, thank you for your support.
Yes, you are right if everything remained the same you could S-Off again. And there are a couple of paid options to S-OFF. S-ON will not prevent you from bad flashes or soft-bricks. You can look through the Q&A section and see how many of the questions are from people with S-ON! With S-OFF, you just need to be more diligent, check the source, check MD5, read and re-read the OP and don't do anything that you are uncomfortable doing. Good luck and happy flashing!
 
SaHiLzZ
Old
#6  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 417
Posts: 1,724
Join Date: Jan 2011
Don't S-On.

EVER.

Just don't
 
alray
Old
#7  
alray's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1,089
Posts: 2,811
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Montreal

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by mabaqi View Post
Thank you majmoz for your support,I really appreciate your early response. I am a new user on this platform and I really appreciate this forum and people like you helping others.

I am on Hboot v 1.57 and used Firewater to S-Off it. Even if I S-On again, wont I be able to use Firewater to S-Off again anytime I want to, This will make me more secure as I may save myself from bad flashes and etc.

Once more, thank you for your support.
I will also recommend to stay S-OFF. Turn back to S-ON only if you must send the phone for warranty repair, after restoring it to 100% stock.
If I've helped you, please hit the ''tanks'' button
If you want a reply, quote or mention me using @alray

Useful links for the HTC One:
nkk71's SuperGUIDE to returning 100% back to stock
Flashing requirements chart by nkk71
HTC1Guru.com by crushalot
 
mabaqi
Old
#8  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 5
Join Date: Aug 2014
Thank you guys. I wont S-On my device again but I all I needed to know was that turning S-On with custom recovery bricks the device or not. And with help of you guys I know that it doesn't.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes