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My main thing is knowing if I have to lock the boot loader to running a ruu now. You used to have to. Wondering because if I end up selling the phone to a user who doesn't root, flash, etc...and I want to get it to stock...do I lock or not.

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If your s-off just keep it locked. Unlocking doesn't give you any extra benefit

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If your s-off just keep it locked. Unlocking doesn't give you any extra benefit

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Can I still issue fast boot commands with s-off but locked boot loader?

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Should be able to. Just keep it locked and flash a recovery to test it.

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Can I still issue fast boot commands with s-off but locked boot loader?

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I couldn't.... I ran fastboot oem lock to relock it... Tried to fastboot twrp and had a FAIL

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I couldn't.... I ran fastboot oem lock to relock it... Tried to fastboot twrp and had a FAIL
Weird. Either something else is going on here, or it violates the definition if S-off, which us supposed to mean all security is off.

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Yep... But like I said earlier, as soon as I unlocked via htcdev process, I did the exact same command and it was a successful fastboot flash... But i haven't a clue, this is the first device I've ever had that was s-off ...

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Its just the bootloader doing what its supposed to do then. Evita will probably get a eng hboot at some point so it doesn't need to be unlocked and s off. In the mean time I would just keep it unlocked with s off I suppose. There's so many things I want to check with s off now but can't get my hands on one anymore

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so weird.. I just wanted to start fresh like inflated. so I got the 1.85 ruu after I was s-off. it finished without issues, rebooted to BL and its unlocked. so problems if you relock first? just throwing it out there

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