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[Q]Unlock Bootloader before redeeming Drive offer

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26th September 2014, 08:48 PM   |  #21  
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Originally Posted by pryonic

I unlocked my phone with Sunshine and when requesting the offer via the online support chat facility I was told after giving them my IMEI "I've checked on the system, and I can see you've modified your phone". Kinda worries me they could tell that remotely. I've never been near the official bootloader unlock.

Anyway - I relocked my bootloader and managed to successfully claim the space just via the App!

It is in fact Google that is giving the Drive space (whic is now 100GB) to new HTC One M8 purchasers. If you unlock your bootloader, or relock it using fastboot oem lock, or obtained S-off after using HTCDev to unlock your bootloader (which results in a ***TAMPERED*** banner, then Google cannot verify your information or your ...in short, you won't be able to redeem it. The Drive app will instruct you to go to HTC for more abuse (as seen in some cases above).

But if you have rooted your phone, then you had to have unlocked the bootloader. And if you want the 100GB Google Drive storage, then you need to set the bootloader back to ***LOCKED*** not ***RELOCKED***. If you simply do a fastboot oem lock, you will only get a ***RELOCKED*** status.

Plus, if you attain S-Off after unlocking your bootloader following HTCDev, it is very possible you will have a
*** TAMPERED ***
banner on your hboot screen. This must be removed as well.

To Lock your bootloader properly and to remove the TAMPERED Banner, you need to get S-Off, if you don't already have it. To get S-off, you need to run Sunshine (strongly recommended for its convenience).

I did a Guide to reverting your phone to the point necessary to redeem the Google Drive offer here.
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27th September 2014, 12:47 AM   |  #22  
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You don't have to S-on to get the offer. Locking the bootloader (using the above dd command) is sufficient.
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27th September 2014, 01:18 PM   |  #23  
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You don't have to S-on to get the offer. Locking the bootloader (using the above dd command) is sufficient.

Can confirm this method works flawless
28th September 2014, 03:49 AM   |  #24  
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You don't have to S-on to get the offer. Locking the bootloader (using the above dd command) is sufficient.

Really? I have read that its easy to detect S-on, so I assumed it would cause problems. If not... that's one less step... Great!

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