Originally Posted by Linktolegend
So, I've got root with Weaksauce. and I've tried to S-off with Firewater, but it just stops working around the second bottle. I've tried looking for a way to unlock the bootloader, but haven't found anything for verizon. I'm not even sure if I need bootloader unlocked though. I just want to flash a custom Sense 6 or Google edition ROM to my phone, but having Verizon and being stupid and doing the OTA KitKat update, I'm finding it insanely difficult.
Any advice you have, or links, would be very highly appreciated.
I'm sure the advanced users are going to ask you for more information (logs, screen prints, etc). I am also assuming that you have the M7VZW and not another phone (like AT&T's or a global phone).
I'll start with that you should be sure that you installed weaksauce properly and have root.
With Firewater, I found the instructions on the firewater site to be more than adequate to get S-Off next.
I followed the normal rooted device method.
From there, I installed the custom recovery (TWRP 18.104.22.168) Make sure you use Santod040's version if you are installing one of his ROM's.
I used the fastboot instructions on the TWRP site.
I also found this guide on installing the recovery to be invaluable
With the custom recovery, I created a backup first and then did a wipe. From there, I installed the ROM using TWRP. It was all good from there.
In addition to the above, GrayTheWolf's videos were a big help.
Hope this helps.