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[Q] is S-OFF worth it right now?

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22nd April 2012, 10:11 PM   |  #1  
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The only benefit i can find from obtaining S-OFF right now is the custom flash screen... the kernal flashing in recovery doesnt really mean much... and im kinda scared to try the S-OFF method after seeing some comments about people struggling with it lol... what do you guys think?
22nd April 2012, 10:14 PM   |  #2  
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The only benefit i can find from obtaining S-OFF right now is the custom flash screen... the kernal flashing in recovery doesnt really mean much... and im kinda scared to try the S-OFF method after seeing some comments about people struggling with it lol... what do you guys think?

I mean its pretty fool proof. If you don't get it on the first try, you'll get it on the seventh try, 12th try etc.

Right now I have no use for it. No custom roms demand for it. But it's nice to finally have
22nd April 2012, 10:14 PM   |  #3  
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The only benefit i can find from obtaining S-OFF right now is the custom flash screen... the kernal flashing in recovery doesnt really mean much... and im kinda scared to try the S-OFF method after seeing some comments about people struggling with it lol... what do you guys think?

i am not quite sure what other benefits it has but its not a struggle at all if you follow the directions. instead of using a wire i used a small paper clip and i got it in the first shot
22nd April 2012, 10:19 PM   |  #4  
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i am not quite sure what other benefits it has but its not a struggle at all if you follow the directions. instead of using a wire i used a small paper clip and i got it in the first shot

I'm not sure that it does a lot at the moment, but in the future I think it'll be worth it. Sensation users have gone through a number of firmware and radio flashes to get onto ICS. I don't think (feel free to correct) those would've been possible without s-off.
22nd April 2012, 10:20 PM   |  #5  
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Unless you're an avid splash screen flasher, then it's probably not worth it at the moment. The process isn't really that bad; it just requires a bit of finesse and timing. The controlbear script will keep asking you to do the wire trick until you touch the pin to ground the first time. If you don't touch the second time at the right moment, the process will fail, and you just have to reload controlbear and try the wire trick again. Don't let it intimidate you.


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I'm not sure that it does a lot at the moment, but in the future I think it'll be worth it. Sensation users have gone through a number of firmware and radio flashes to get onto ICS. I don't think (feel free to correct) those would've been possible without s-off.

Right. The main benefit from the future is if HTC/T-Mo release a new radio for the Amaze, you won't have to lock your bootloader and go back to stock to upgrade it. You'll be able to install it directly with S-OFF.
23rd April 2012, 12:01 AM   |  #6  
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i am not quite sure what other benefits it has but its not a struggle at all if you follow the directions. instead of using a wire i used a small paper clip and i got it in the first shot

BE CAREFUL WITH THAT PAPERCLIP!!!! the parts of your phone being touched with that paperclip are very sensitive, the reason they're being touched is to short out your phone for the exploit, so if you have any kind of static energy on you, it can literally fry your phone, thats why they tell you to use an insulated wire.

but other benefits to s-off include:
more options and higher probability of getting out of a brick
flash splash screens
flash radios and kernels in recovery (like the one for arhd)
superCID (to flash other carriers RUU's)
and a few other little things like having your hboot say juopunutbear :P (literally translates to drunken bear, thats why they give him beer, fyi)

hope i helped
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23rd April 2012, 12:27 AM   |  #7  
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I've got a twist tie from a bag of bread and stripped the ends.

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23rd April 2012, 01:28 AM   |  #8  
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I actually used an old rg-5 cable, cut it down to a few inches and spliced the cover off the last few millimeters of the ends.
23rd April 2012, 03:45 AM   |  #9  
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its more bragging rights than anything i think, i used a paper clip after unsuccessful tries with bag ties, cat-5 wires, and regular insulated wire.

i think for most its just nice to have finally obtained s-off after lusting for it since october.
23rd April 2012, 03:53 AM   |  #10  
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how can i make my hboot say "Ziggy's Hboot" ?

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