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Default Success - Rooted, ROM & S-Off on O2 HTC One S

I just thought I'd post my success story as I found it quite difficult to find any s-off support for my O2 branded HTC One S. It was a slightly bumpy ride (things not working, brick panics and stuff) but I got there in the end and all is well!

Firstly many thanks to the all the Devs, forum users, mods and the forum itself for the amazing pool of knowledge contained within!

I wanted my Phone S-Off and so I embarked on my journey and learnt so much within a few days.

Original Phone Spec:-

HTC One S (S4)HTC One S (S4)
HBOOT - 2.15HBOOT - 2.15
S-ON
Carrier - O2 UK
ROM - O2UK

Final Spec:-
HTC One S (S4)
HBOOT - 2.15
S-OFF
Carrier - O2 UK
ROM - VIPER (Although I'm changing this later to try out CM11)

To get my phone S-OFF I went though several processes which I will quickly list below:-

ROOT
Firstly, I rooted my phone using this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1583427, however I used TWRP as my recovery not CWM as described in the tutorial (Personal preference, nothing wrong with CWM)

BACKUP YOUR PHONE IN RECOVERY

ROM
Secondly, I installed the VIPER ROM by downloading the info and following the instructions here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1850917

S-OFF
and finally I followed this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2487888, and used RUMRUMMER to S-OFF

and there you go. All good

I wish it was as simple as that for me, however I learnt a fair bit along the way trying to S-off my phone by doing supercid then use Facepalm. However Supercid doesn't seem to work as the phone has some sort of write protection and just change back from 11111111 to O2__001 regardless of how many time I tried. So after a lot of messing about the above steps worked. O2 made things difficult for us in the UK compared to abroad.

Anyway I hope this is of some use to someone in the future to make things a little easier.

Please note you do all the above at your own risk and if you cock up it's your own fault not mine.
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