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OP ILuvRice

20th May 2014, 05:17 PM   |  #1  
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Hello everyone, I am getting ready to buy a used m8 and am not 100% sure if it is stock. I am not familiar with HTC. They sent me a screen shot. The only thing I can tell is that it doesn't have the 20mb update yet. They said the only thing is rooted. I am wanted to know if its stock. I'd rather its stock and then I'll play with it. Thanks for your help.

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20th May 2014, 05:30 PM   |  #2  
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The screen shot isn't going to tell you anything. Those can be hacked to say whatever.

The phone isn't stock if its been rooted. The phone can never be truly returned to stock once its rooted. The bootloader has been unlocked (which HTC has a record of) unless the user happened to make firewater temp root work, and s-off without unlocking the bootloader, which I think is very unlikely.

A screenshot of the bootloader screen would be more useful, as it would tell you s-off or s-on, if the bootloader is locked, unlocked, relocked, and other details which are harder to change than within the OS.

Even then, if the bootloader says s-on, you would never know if the previous owner did s-off then returned to s-on, which still throws a security flag that can't be changed.

Or are you asking if its been returned to stock? Any phone can easily be returned to stock, now that the AT&T RUU is available.
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20th May 2014, 09:50 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks for the reply. I realize that once it rooted its not full stock. I was curious if its on stock rom. I wont know more until till I physically see the phone. I've had samsung, motorola, and lg so I'm not familiar with HTC. I'm trying to gather info to know what I'm looking for.

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20th May 2014, 10:17 PM   |  #4  
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I realize that once it rooted its not full stock. I was curious if its on stock rom.

The photo the seller sent doesn't have the right info to tell if its on the stock ROM. You want software number (which isn't on the photo), not build number.

But as I said, it doesn't matter. The phone is easily returned to the stock ROM with the RUU, or other means.
20th May 2014, 10:21 PM   |  #5  
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Okay thanks.

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