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[Q] Unlock and Google Play

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24th April 2014, 07:25 AM   |  #1  
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Hi everyone,
I am still a newbie but lets give those a go.
I have just got a HTC one m8 ATT.
I want to try to unlock it, so I can go to TM and then transform it into the google play edition.
Currently this is how I see it:

First I need to unlock using this approach:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2708567

The only question I have is 1) how do I get to the S-OFF METHOD? I need to do S-OFF in order to go ahead with that method.
Once unlocked, 2) will the phone disconnect with my provider, currently ATT. Will I need to go and activate my phone with them?

Next, I will need to put the google play rom on my phone. I found a thread here giving steps to do it:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2706391

It seems pretty simple. DL that rom, and then reboot and reformat with it. I just want to make sure 100% what I am doing before I do it. I really dont want to screw up my phone.
24th April 2014, 10:44 AM   |  #2  
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Be careful as there is a seperate forum for the AT&T One M8: http://forum.xda-developers.com/att-htc-one-m8

There are a few differences (not sure of them offhand). Check those forums too.

As to your questions, you don't need to s-off in order to unlock. You can unlock straight away on the HTCDev website. One unlocked, this won't change anything with your phone or your connection to AT&T.
24th April 2014, 10:13 PM   |  #3  
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Okay sounds good. I will use this instead for the google play:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2709208

But for now, this unlocking instructions should work for my htc one m8 att.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2708567

Also what are these two items on the google play:


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28th April 2014, 03:52 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by the_scotsman

Be careful as there is a seperate forum for the AT&T One M8: http://forum.xda-developers.com/att-htc-one-m8

There are a few differences (not sure of them offhand). Check those forums too.

As to your questions, you don't need to s-off in order to unlock. You can unlock straight away on the HTCDev website. One unlocked, this won't change anything with your phone or your connection to AT&T.

Hii,
I currently am trying to unlock my boot loader first. I went to the site, htc dev site.
http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/unl...uctions/page-2
Currently I am stuck on step 5. I have downloaded all the software that they recommended, google android sdk, Java and htc sync. Currently I am trying to do step 5 which is asking for this:
Open a command Prompt: Windows: Start->"cmd" Mac: Applications->Utilities->Terminal.app Linux: Terminal

Type in Command Prompt: fastboot oem get_identifier_token.

I am not able to get this step to work. I am thinking I did not install the sdk android correctly bc it his allows a folder on the c drive called android which I am suppose to access.

Someone wig more experience on this step can share some guide dance on helping me who has done this before.
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