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HTCDev Bootloader Unlock

22nd April 2014, 12:18 AM |#1  
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I decided to take a leap of faith and tried to unlock my bootloader using the HTCDev site and it worked. Would this make Firewater pointless?
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22nd April 2014, 12:31 AM |#2  
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Screenshots or any proof

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22nd April 2014, 12:33 AM |#3  
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Screenshots or any proof

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Not sure what proof you want. I can give you a screenshot of the email I got from HTC with my unlock key in it.
22nd April 2014, 12:43 AM |#4  
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Is there really any reason to use HTCDev since firewater can do it?
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It just seems like it would make sense to unlock it using official means if it is an option. Not saying that Firewater will cause issues but workarounds can pose risks that could be avoided by using tools provided by HTC itself.
22nd April 2014, 01:04 AM |#6  
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There is no reason to use the official HTC tool at all. I'm surprised it even works. Early tests by other users (incl myself) showed our devices being blocked on the site. Are you sure you have a Verizon HTC M8 as opposed to one for another carrier?

Anyway, with firewater, you shouldn't use it at all.
First, it voids your warranty. But most importantly of all, it does not give you S-off. Only bootloader unlock.

Firewater gives you both S-off and unlocked bootloader as well. There also have been no reports of any issues due to firewater. All it does is give you S-off. There are some legit dev phones out there that also have S-off; firewater just makes your phone equal to those dev ones.
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It just seems like it would make sense to unlock it using official means if it is an option. Not saying that Firewater will cause issues but workarounds can pose risks that could be avoided by using tools provided by HTC itself.

Did it say your warranty is now void and thanks for reporting to this site?
24th April 2014, 03:38 AM |#8  
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Is there really any reason to use HTCDev since firewater can do it?

Yes. It's cleaner.

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24th April 2014, 05:04 AM |#9  
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Yes. It's cleaner.

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I'm sorry, cleaner?
Is Firewater method dirty?

Is not reporting voiding your warranty to HTC now dirty?
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I kinda sorta don't believe you. Oo Is yours Verizon?

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