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It still does it's hit and miss if you are following the instructions correctly. Do me a favor and try with this older download of Firewater and please let me know if it works..
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bsxis3ai8ktzbgc/firewater.bin
Firewater does *not* work on M8's that have taken the 1.55 OTA update. You have to use an exploit developed by the developers of Firewater/weaksauce called "Sunshine" which costs $25. It is the only known way to secure S-OFF on the Verizon HTC One M8. And, yes, HTD dev still does not permit Verizon bootloader unlock.
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It still does it's hit and miss if you are following the instructions correctly. Do me a favor and try with this older download of Firewater and please let me know if it works..
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bsxis3ai8ktzbgc/firewater.bin
Thanks, man! I'll give it a shot and let you know.
 
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So is there still a possibility that this can be broken through or is it a definite that the One M8 will never be able to be unlocked on Verizon? I literally just bought the phone today hoping to get Cyanogen on it.
 
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So is there still a possibility that this can be broken through or is it a definite that the One M8 will never be able to be unlocked on Verizon? I literally just bought the phone today hoping to get Cyanogen on it.
Huh? You're looking at a very old thread, buddy. The Verizon m8 has been unlocked for months now via exploits
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Can you link me to the newer stuff? From what I have heard the 1.55 update locked it down.
 
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Can you link me to the newer stuff? From what I have heard the 1.55 update locked it down.
http://theroot.ninja. Here is the link to the sunshine appplication download install run and pay $25 after.
 
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Ugh. So if I updated to 1.55 while I was rooted and unlocked, but ended up having to relock my boot loader I'm screwed? I thought I'd have to return the device due to a USB issue but the issue has resolved itself. I'd like to root and unlock it again...
 
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Use the Sunshine app. It works. I just got through doing the Sunshine app process and it works. I'm also on Verizon running that 1.55 update.

The Sunshine app will unlock the boot loader. Then you have to flash a custom recovery using the ADB method through cmd prompt. I would recommend the TWRP recovery. I had a lot of trouble getting the clockwork one to work. After that flash Super SU on and bingo, you have your root access back. Definitally worth the $25.

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