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My phone magically goes from locked/S-ON to unlocked/S-OFF

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29th June 2014, 10:21 PM   |  #1  
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I've been seeing a lot of really weird things going on with my phone. I've been flashing lots of updates and various images, but it really surprised me to see it locked/S-ON again. It happened in my bootloader while I was playing with the ramdump, image crc, simlock, and smartsd. Iv e tried to replicate the situation, but It's not happening again. As of now, it's back to unlocked and S-OFF. How is that even possible? Has anyone else seen this happening?
29th June 2014, 11:56 PM   |  #2  
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I've been seeing a lot of really weird things going on with my phone. I've been flashing lots of updates and various images, but it really surprised me to see it locked/S-ON again. It happened in my bootloader while I was playing with the ramdump, image crc, simlock, and smartsd. Iv e tried to replicate the situation, but It's not happening again. As of now, it's back to unlocked and S-OFF. How is that even possible? Has anyone else seen this happening?

The bootloader(your Hboot image) is where you make the changes to S-Off etc but I've never seen or heard of a phone reverting to S-On...as far as I know that's impossible. I am S-Off but my bootloader says Locked and S-On but that's because I flashed an Hboot file designed to do exactly that...the phone is actually still unlocked and S-Off but it appears otherwise. Are you sure you didn't do something similar when you were messing around?
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The bootloader(your Hboot image) is where you make the changes to S-Off etc but I've never seen or heard of a phone reverting to S-On...as far as I know that's impossible. I am S-Off but my bootloader says Locked and S-On but that's because I flashed an Hboot file designed to do exactly that...the phone is actually still unlocked and S-Off but it appears otherwise. Are you sure you didn't do something similar when you were messing around?

Man... It sounds crazy, but it's true. I've been flashing for a couple of years now. I've never seen such a thing happen. I didn't flash any modified hboot masks though. I"m unlocked and S-OFF, but I saw it turn to S-OFF while I was jacking arouind in my bootloader. It stayed that way for a couple of days, then it went back to unlocked and S-OFF without any more changes made by myself.
30th June 2014, 03:43 PM   |  #4  
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Curious as to what exactly you did to swap back between S-on & S-off. Any chance you could provide the steps you took?

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30th June 2014, 06:13 PM   |  #5  
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Curious as to what exactly you did to swap back between S-on & S-off. Any chance you could provide the steps you took?

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Kinda curious about this myself. Seems kind of impossible.

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Mine reverted to S-ON somehow. I know I was S-OFF because I manually flashed the last firmware update through fastboot, but now it says tampered, unlocked and S-ON.

I'm not getting magically switched back though I used Firewater, so I'll just try that again.
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