Summary of issue: two identical devices side-by-side, s-off by Firewater works fine on one and won't work on the other. This rules out a lot of possible issues and so this was not an "I don't know how to use firewater's s-off method" post.
Solution: Factory reset FOUR TIMES. On the fourth factory reset, things worked.
Lesson learned: (After you make sure you're actually doing everything right and with the right files) you might actually have to give this many tries.
Thanks @pjim @Dodge DeBoulet @wtoj34
Hey everybody, Recognized Contributor here, usually the one who’s glad to help everybody else, and I’m totally… at a loss. Thanks X 10 for ANY help. I’m looking forward to contributing and modding on the Verizon M8 soon!
Issue: Two identical CDMA M8 devices, both on my Verizon account. Literally the same activation, using the same usb port, usb cable, computer and human:
Device #1: temproot using WeakSauce.apk; s-off using Firewater; installed the CWM recovery for our device; made a nandroid; flashed iB4STiD’s SkyFall ROM. ALL GOOD 100%.
Device #2: temproot using WeakSauce.apk; …. Firewater’s s-off will not do its thing with device #2. It goes only this far:
Do you understand the implications of these warnings? (Yes/No) Yes !!If firewater hangs for more than 2 minutes or device enters qhusb mode, hold power for 60 seconds !! ………………………………… ………………………………. ……….. (indefinitely until I disconnect; I've waited 30 minutes just to be sure)
But… it ran five minutes before. Device #1 is good to go. Device #2? I’ve tried the hold power for 60 seconds thing, used different usb cables, different ports (hey, maybe something broke in the 30 seconds between devices?), redownloaded everything, matched MD5 checksums anyway, hard reboot via adb, repeat, start over like ten times…
For the love of God, can anyone think of what I can be doing wrong?