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Default [TUTORIAL][S-OFF] Virgin Mobile CDMA S-OFF Without XTC-Clip Confirmed Working!

Ok so I spent hours reading post after post and thread after thread trying to figure out how I could get S-OFF on my Virgin Mobile Wildfire S without having to use an XTC clip. I was told by another user (thehumble1) that I was able to do it without the use of an XTC Clip and it seems to only work with CDMA versions of the Wildfire S. So after hours of trial and error and frustration I finally was able to get S-OFF without the use of an XTC Clip. I decided to write a tutorial specifically to the Virgin Mobile Wildfire S users so that they don't have to do all the searching that I did.

*I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY BE DONE TO YOUR PHONE WHILE FOLLOWING THIS TUTORIAL*
*READ AND FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS EXACTLY OR YOU "WILL" RUN INTO PROBLEMS*

CREATING A GOLD CARD

Ok first we need to modify an sd card to make something called a gold card. Don't ask me what it is because honestly I have no idea I just know it is a necessary process in getting S-OFF.

1. Backup all files on your SD card as we will be formatting the card and you will lose all of your data.
2. Plug your phone into your computer and make sure hard disk mode is chosen. (Make sure USB debugging is turned on also)
3.Extract SimpleGoldCard_v1.zip to your desktop and start SimpleGoldCard.exe.
4. Select your SD card's drive letter in the drop down menu under "Step 1 - Format SD Card" and then select Format. If your drive letter is not showing up try pressing the refresh button next to the drop down menu.
5. Select ok when it says Format Complete then turn your phones USB Connection option to Charge Only instead of Disk Drive.
6. Next under "Step 3" select the MMC1 radio button and then click on GetCID. (It will produce a long list of jumbled numbers and letters this is your SD card ID)
7. Then select the link under "Step 4 - Request for IMG file". Copy the long ID from "Step 3" and paste it into the CID space on the web page you just opened and then fill out the captcha form and click Download to download your goldcard.img file (Save to your desktop)(the goldcard.img files are specific to individual SD Cards)
8. Close the page once you have downloaded your file and then bring back the Simple Gold Card application. Under "Step 5 - Load IMG File And Patch" select Load IMG and locate the goldcard.img file that you just downloaded and select it.
9. Put your phone back into Disk Drive mode and then click Patch MMC. Once everything is complete you should have a working gold card. (To make sure, remove your SD card and reinsert it and make sure that it still functions normally.

After your gold card has been made you need to download and unrar the DIAG Files.rar file I have uploaded. Extract the of the folder to the root of the new Gold Card you have just made. There should be two files and it should look like this when you are complete.

F:/PG76DIAG.nbh
F:/PG76DIAG.zip

*F being the letter of your removable drive whatever that may be

Before we move on to the next step we need to make sure that Fast Boot is turned off. So to do that you need to go to Settings/Power and then make sure Fast Boot is not selected.

INSTALLING THE DIAG FILES

1. Once that has been done power off your phone and pull the battery for a good 5 seconds just to make sure it's completely off.
2. Boot into HBOOT by holding Volume down while pressing the power button (you do not need to hold the power button, only hold the volume down button) The HBOOT screen will boot up and then you can let go of the Volume down button.
3. The phone will automatically scan the SD card for the files we just put on the root of the SD card and will start the update process.
4. A screen will appear that says Clean s58. Press the power button once to select clean s58 and the phone will start doing it's thing and should take about a good 20 seconds until it's finished.
5. Once the process is complete then pull the battery to turn the phone off.
6. Once the phone is off remove the SD card so that the phone doesn't install the DIAG files when we boot into HBOOT to check if we now have S-OFF.
7. Boot into HBOOT again by holding Volume down and quickly pressing the power button. The phone should boot into HBOOT and at the top of the screen it should now say S-OFF. Congratulations you now have Security off on your Virgin Mobile Wildfire S!

Now all that is left to do is restart your phone, reformat the SD card to remove the files we don't need anymore and restore your backed up files and your all set. You may now root your phone and do whatever it is that you wanted S-OFF for.

If you have any questions feel free to ask. Comments are welcome. Any corrections or things that need to be changed as well let me know. This is my very first tutorial ever on XDA Forums so I hope that I was able to help some people out. All feedback is welcome and if this tutorial helped please give me a thanks.
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Well done pal.. That's great news!
So this is only for US mobile phones?
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Well done pal.. That's great news!
So this is only for Virgin mobile phones?
Well I don't want to say that it's ONLY for Virgin Mobile phones persay, but that is what I have and what I used for this tutorial. I'm sure it's mainly because the Virgin Mobile Wildfire S has a different version of HBOOT and is also CDMA so who knows if that plays a part or not.
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It wouldn't hurt for anyone to go ahead and try this procedure. And as for just US mobile phones I couldn't tell ya.

Here is my HBOOT info if anyone cares to know it.

MARVELC PVT SHIP S-OFF RL
HBOOT-1.06.0000
MICROP-0354
RADIO-0.94.00.0824
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My HBOOT version is 0.90.0000 so i do not think it should work.. but i will give it a try! If i do not respond to this topic that means that my wife killed me! lol
I love XDA. QUIETLY BRILLIANT!

MY HTC HD2 Rom here:
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MY HTC SENSATION ROM:
Unavailable. (sold device)

I am a flash-a-holic!

HTC DEVICES THAT I OWNED:
3x HTC HD2 Leo and 1 HD2 TMobile US
HTC HD7
HTC SENSATION
HTC DESIRE HD
Wildfire s

Current Devices:
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My HBOOT version is 0.90.0000 so i do not think it should work.. but i will give it a try! If i do not respond to this topic that means that my wife killed me! lol
Hahaha well good luck with your phone and your wife! :P
 
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Well done pal.. That's great news!
So this is only for US mobile phones?
This method works only for CDMA phones (many GSM users have tried and failed to get S-Off).
Also, probably only for US phones as hboot version is different. Have you had any luck?
 
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Here is my HBOOT info if anyone cares to know it.

MARVELC PVT SHIP S-OFF RL
HBOOT-1.06.0000
MICROP-0354
RADIO-0.94.00.0824
I have the exact same phone and I can confirm that I am now S-OFF!!!!!!

Thank you so much for the tutorial! Now I have to read up on how to root an S-OFF phone !


UPDATE: The phone is now fully rooted. This is amazing! I thought I was doomed to never have root due to Virgin Mobile not having sim cards, and being incompatible with XTC clips. It's amazing this was all done in software.
 
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Awesome man I'm glad that I could help out! I'm extremely happy to know that it is working for other users out there as well. The most I ask out of you is to just give me some good feedback and thank me!


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I have the exact same phone and I can confirm that I am now S-OFF!!!!!!

Thank you so much for the tutorial! Now I have to read up on how to root an S-OFF phone !


UPDATE: The phone is now fully rooted. This is amazing! I thought I was doomed to never have root due to Virgin Mobile not having sim cards, and being incompatible with XTC clips. It's amazing this was all done in software.
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Hey guys! Yes i am alive!!!!!
No not any luck with my GSM WFS. Hope can someone modify the diag files to work as i am not able to open them nor extract them...Any help appreciated.
I love XDA. QUIETLY BRILLIANT!

MY HTC HD2 Rom here:
[12/07/2012] Arkat-DoubleSense v.4.0 [Marcs1706 0.2.2] {FASTEST SENSE 2.1 FOR HD2}

MY HTC SENSATION ROM:
Unavailable. (sold device)

I am a flash-a-holic!

HTC DEVICES THAT I OWNED:
3x HTC HD2 Leo and 1 HD2 TMobile US
HTC HD7
HTC SENSATION
HTC DESIRE HD
Wildfire s

Current Devices:
HTC ONE X





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