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[Q] firewater

1st February 2014, 03:45 PM   |  #1  
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I'm ready to try a ROM, before the OTA finds it's way on my phone. I'm looking for the best way to unlock this device. I thought I'd give this new tool a try, however, it doesn't appear to work on the HTC Incredible 4G LTE (fireball). The temp-root method seems to work, but not the S-OFF.

Using Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64. HTC Driver 4.10.0.0001 and Android SDK 1.16

HBOOT-1.15.0000
RADIO-1.53.06.0919
OpenDSP-v29.1.0.45.0622
Current software: 2.17.605.2 701RD

Here were my results:

C:\Android>adb reboot

C:\Android>adb wait-for-device push firewater /data/local/tmp
2331 KB/s (4347896 bytes in 1.821s)

C:\Android>adb push temproot /data/local/tmp
2678 KB/s (68576 bytes in 0.025s)

C:\Android>adb shell
shell@android:/ $ chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/temproot
chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/temproot
shell@android:/ $ chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/firewater
chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/firewater
shell@android:/ $ /data/local/tmp/temproot
/data/local/tmp/temproot


run_root_shell, thanks fi01 - "can't post external links"

tools/android_r
un_root_shell

[*] Root acquired.[*] Thanks, HTC, for leaving this exploit open for such a ridiculously

long time
!
shell@android:/ # /data/local/tmp/firewater
/data/local/tmp/firewater



==================== firewater S-OFF 0.2.0

==============================

firewater S-OFF comes with NO WARRANTY (express or implied)
and NO GUARANTEE OF FITNESS for any particular task.
We have made every effort we can to make this a safe process for

users
however the authors disclaim any liability for damage to your

phone
or other materials or devices used during this process.

The entire risk of running firewater S-OFF lies with you, the

user.
By using this software you acknowledge and accept that the authors
are not liable for any loss, material or otherwise howsoever

caused.

firewater S-OFF may not be rehosted, repackaged, one-clicked, etc.
support is available @ #firewater on the freenode and andirc

networks
support is much faster there vs.posting helpme threads on xda etc

Do not operate a motor vehicle after interacting with firewater
Do not inhale firewater or allow firewater to come in contact with

eyes
firewater is best served at extremely cold temperatures
firewater has been known to cause temporary lapses in judgement
DO NOT TAUNT FIREWATER, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED

================================================== ====================

===



Do you understand the implications of these warnings?

(Yes/No)
Yes
Yes
shell@android:/ #
Last edited by DanPFW; 1st February 2014 at 03:50 PM.
1st February 2014, 05:49 PM   |  #2  
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FWIW, I wouldn't be messing around with a new S-OFF method that hasn't been tested or verified to work for our device by someone who knows what they are doing. It isn't really a surprise that it doesn't work. Try one of the known working methods if you want to get it done.
1st February 2014, 06:56 PM   |  #3  
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The Facepalm method worked great for me.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2214653
6th February 2014, 05:00 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DanPFW

I'm ready to try a ROM, before the OTA finds it's way on my phone. I'm looking for the best way to unlock this device. I thought I'd give this new tool a try, however, it doesn't appear to work on the HTC Incredible 4G LTE (fireball). The temp-root method seems to work, but not the S-OFF.

Using Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64. HTC Driver 4.10.0.0001 and Android SDK 1.16

HBOOT-1.15.0000
RADIO-1.53.06.0919
OpenDSP-v29.1.0.45.0622
Current software: 2.17.605.2 701RD

Here were my results:

C:\Android>adb reboot

C:\Android>adb wait-for-device push firewater /data/local/tmp
2331 KB/s (4347896 bytes in 1.821s)

C:\Android>adb push temproot /data/local/tmp
2678 KB/s (68576 bytes in 0.025s)

C:\Android>adb shell
shell@android:/ $ chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/temproot
chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/temproot
shell@android:/ $ chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/firewater
chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/firewater
shell@android:/ $ /data/local/tmp/temproot
/data/local/tmp/temproot


run_root_shell, thanks fi01 - "can't post external links"

tools/android_r
un_root_shell

[*] Root acquired.[*] Thanks, HTC, for leaving this exploit open for such a ridiculously

long time
!
shell@android:/ # /data/local/tmp/firewater
/data/local/tmp/firewater



==================== firewater S-OFF 0.2.0

==============================

firewater S-OFF comes with NO WARRANTY (express or implied)
and NO GUARANTEE OF FITNESS for any particular task.
We have made every effort we can to make this a safe process for

users
however the authors disclaim any liability for damage to your

phone
or other materials or devices used during this process.

The entire risk of running firewater S-OFF lies with you, the

user.
By using this software you acknowledge and accept that the authors
are not liable for any loss, material or otherwise howsoever

caused.

firewater S-OFF may not be rehosted, repackaged, one-clicked, etc.
support is available @ #firewater on the freenode and andirc

networks
support is much faster there vs.posting helpme threads on xda etc

Do not operate a motor vehicle after interacting with firewater
Do not inhale firewater or allow firewater to come in contact with

eyes
firewater is best served at extremely cold temperatures
firewater has been known to cause temporary lapses in judgement
DO NOT TAUNT FIREWATER, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED

================================================== ====================

===



Do you understand the implications of these warnings?

(Yes/No)
Yes
Yes
shell@android:/ #


It looks like temproot may have failed. Although it is contusing, because it state success. One of the requirements was a working internet connection. The error "can't post external links" kind of implies it couldn't talk to a site. Any chance that was your problem. I would like to know if this works too. My wife's phone has the latest OTA and can't be rooted by any of the past methods.
Last edited by tj13; 6th February 2014 at 05:05 PM.
6th February 2014, 08:10 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tj13

It looks like temproot may have failed. Although it is contusing, because it state success. One of the requirements was a working internet connection. The error "can't post external links" kind of implies it couldn't talk to a site. Any chance that was your problem. I would like to know if this works too. My wife's phone has the latest OTA and can't be rooted by any of the past methods.

I replaced a valid link with "can't post external links" when I posted this info, because XDA wouldn't let me post a link.
7th February 2014, 02:12 AM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DanPFW

I replaced a valid link with "can't post external links" when I posted this info, because XDA wouldn't let me post a link.

I gave it a try on my wife's phone. The temp root part works great. nothing happens for me on the firewater part. I guess we have to wait until someone figures it out, if that ever happens.
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