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Hey I don't know if this is the right place for this question but I don't want to start a new thread about it. I just bought my m8 (first HTC phone, have been rooting and flashing for years) and I was immediately prompted with an update. I didn't install it cause I didn't want it to mess up my root or soff potential. Here is my current software setup in the picture. Let me know if I can update and still root/soff or if I should do it and not update
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Hey I don't know if this is the right place for this question but I don't want to start a new thread about it. I just bought my m8 (first HTC phone, have been rooting and flashing for years) and I was immediately prompted with an update. I didn't install it cause I didn't want it to mess up my root or soff potential. Here is my current software setup in the picture. Let me know if I can update and still root/soff or if I should do it and not update
Aj,

Your Build # is 1.12, so I know you haven't downloaded the update yet. I would recommend turning on the "Update over Wi-Fi only" option in Software Updates, and turn Wi-Fi off until you're COMPLETELY done. This way, your phone can't force a download like mine was trying to. lol

Take it from someone who just had to get their phone REPLACED b/c of not knowing about the "don't d/l updates until AFTER rooting and doing s-off" golden rule....... you DO NOT want to d/l that update until after you've done both rooting and s-off. Trust me. lol

If you're looking a great unrushed instructional on unlocking, rooting, and doing s-off, and also how to d/l updates on a rooted phone (which is good to know b/c it requires extra steps), I highly recommend these videos, which are all customized FOR the M8 (I used them myself):

Unlocking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEVS...TiEo3F&index=3

Rooting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuHF...TiEo3F&index=4

S-OFF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--Hl...TiEo3F&index=2

How to d/l OTA updates on a rooted M8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPPT...iEo3F&index=15

Follow those videos IN ORDER, and you should be JUST fine!

P.S. Make sure you are NOT using the USB 3.0 port on your computer. I had problems getting S-OFF with my first phone, and I'm sure the 3.0 thing was at least partly to blame. After I switched to 2.0, it finally worked.


Good luck!

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I've read Tmobile version can't get soff ? Anyone else try it?

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I have three (T-Mobile M8) variants: unlocked, rooted and S-OFF(ed). These are the links I used to do it. This guy is extremely simple, slow & methodical in his videos. Check them out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuHFcGvUjwA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--Hlms1BuPg

Good hunting!!!!
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