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[Q] Is the bootloader unlockable

17th May 2014, 08:06 AM |#1  
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I've seen numerous threads and things about unlocking the bootloader on the Verizon M8 and I'm curious if it still works?
I plan to get one tomorrow and I want to be sure that when I pick it up that i'll be able to root it and unlock it for use with TWRP and custom ROMs.

So would a brand new one from the store be unlockable from the start? Anything else I should know?
 
 
17th May 2014, 08:26 AM |#2  
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read up on the guides so you know what you're doing
17th May 2014, 05:58 PM |#3  
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Take the OTA update that pops up when you connect, then follow the weaksauce section of the firewater guide. I just unboxed mine yesterday and I'm fully unlocked, s-off, and rooted now.

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17th May 2014, 06:41 PM |#4  
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Take the OTA update that pops up when you connect, then follow the weaksauce section of the firewater guide. I just unboxed mine yesterday and I'm fully unlocked, s-off, and rooted now.

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Nice, alright thanks, I have quite a bit more confidence in this decision now .
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Take the OTA update that pops up when you connect, then follow the weaksauce section of the firewater guide. I just unboxed mine yesterday and I'm fully unlocked, s-off, and rooted now.

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I refused the OTA, does that step make a difference?

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I refused the OTA, does that step make a difference?

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None at all.
18th May 2014, 12:50 AM |#7  
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None at all.

Other than a different baseband, system and kernel, nah.

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It makes no difference for achieving s-off, which is what OP was asking.

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