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I decided to take a leap of faith and tried to unlock my bootloader using the HTCDev site and it worked. Would this make Firewater pointless?
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Not sure what proof you want. I can give you a screenshot of the email I got from HTC with my unlock key in it.
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Is there really any reason to use HTCDev since firewater can do it?
 
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It just seems like it would make sense to unlock it using official means if it is an option. Not saying that Firewater will cause issues but workarounds can pose risks that could be avoided by using tools provided by HTC itself.
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There is no reason to use the official HTC tool at all. I'm surprised it even works. Early tests by other users (incl myself) showed our devices being blocked on the site. Are you sure you have a Verizon HTC M8 as opposed to one for another carrier?

Anyway, with firewater, you shouldn't use it at all.
First, it voids your warranty. But most importantly of all, it does not give you S-off. Only bootloader unlock.

Firewater gives you both S-off and unlocked bootloader as well. There also have been no reports of any issues due to firewater. All it does is give you S-off. There are some legit dev phones out there that also have S-off; firewater just makes your phone equal to those dev ones.
 
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There is no reason to use the official HTC tool at all. I'm surprised it even works. Early tests by other users (incl myself) showed our devices being blocked on the site. Are you sure you have a Verizon HTC M8 as opposed to one for another carrier?

Anyway, with firewater, you shouldn't use it at all.
First, it voids your warranty. But most importantly of all, it does not give you S-off. Only bootloader unlock.

Firewater gives you both S-off and unlocked bootloader as well. There also have been no reports of any issues due to firewater. All it does is give you S-off. There are some legit dev phones out there that also have S-off; firewater just makes your phone equal to those dev ones.
I want to make it clear that at no point was I saying that Firewater caused issues. I simply stated that any hack or unofficial tool COULD cause issues.

As for S-Off, what is the point when you have an unlocked bootloader?
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I kinda sorta don't believe you. Oo Is yours Verizon?

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I kinda sorta don't believe you. Oo Is yours Verizon?

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Yes its Verizon. Simply go to the HTCDev site and submit your OEM device ID. You will get an email with your unlock blob. I applied my to unlock but you do not HAVE to apply yours.
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Interesting. I took my daughter's M8 and tried to unlock at HTCDev and still a no go here.
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