Originally Posted by DarkZacky
Hi, why can't you S-OFF? Is it due to your updated hboot?
It should be no problem getting S-OFF using rumrunner.
You can get root either by flashing a custom recovery like TWRP which helps you gain root.
Or flash a custom rom like Android Revolution which provides root access after flashing.
If you wan get OTA later on, I believe you have to create a nandroid backup using a custom recovery of your stock
or flash a RUU which requires S-OFF.
Nevermind, I just successfully gained S-OFF using rumrunner! I had to htcdev unlock the bootloader AND gain root access and I tried it and it took a while, but it worked!!
In case anyone else has this problem, I had s-off before then i went back s-on and fully stock to get a warranty fix for my camera. When I got it back, I tried to get s-off again by rumrunner, but I kept encountering an error that said "ERROR: looks like device is not rooted AND lacks an unsecure kernel. SU or FU!!"
I did have an unlocked bootloader, so I didn't know why I was getting that. I assumed that my device was no longer able to achieve s-off because according to a post (see post above this) it warned that going back s-on after s-off will result in an non-s-offable device and I didn't encounter this error when I did it the first time.
But, I thought I might as well root it and try again.
I flashed a custom recovery and flashed a superSU zip file to gain root access.
I tried rumrunner again and after a little while, it worked!!