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How do I downgrade from KitKat? New to HTC devices but have things of experience flashing/modding Motorola and Samsung. Goal is to root, unlock and s-off. Any help would be appreciated.

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16th February 2014, 01:56 AM |#2  
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How do I downgrade from KitKat? New to HTC devices but have things of experience flashing/modding Motorola and Samsung. Goal is to root, unlock and s-off. Any help would be appreciated.

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Unless you're already s-off, you won't be able to downgrade...you'll have to wait for firewater to be updated.

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Thank you... HTC devices are strange. Samsung is so much more developer friendly

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Thank you... HTC devices are strange. Samsung is so much more developer friendly

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Are you kidding me? I come from the S4 and let me tell you, Samsung is anything but developer friendly these days. The bootloader is locked down TIGHT on the S4 and unless you were lucky enough to have the original firmware, there is no exploit to unlock the bootloader. They even added Knox to the latest firmwares which has a fuse that will trip if it detects you messing with the bootloader, thus instantly voiding your warranty (fuses are hardware and there's NOTHING you can do to reset it). HTC is waaaaaaaaay more developer friendly. Verizon might have tried to block HTC from offering the easy way to unlock, but we at least have a way to work around that and have fun. The S4 has NOTHING.
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Htc is developer friendly, they allow all their phones to be bootloader unlocked. Its verizon thats not. They worked out an or else deal with htc to not allow it for phones on the verizon network.
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S4 did suck... I'm on the note 2, and its very easy to mod...HTC is just different I guess is what I meant.


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