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HOW TO links ~ Verizon HTC One (M8)

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3rd October 2014, 04:40 AM   |  #21  
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My GF has this phone. She was with U.S. Cellular and had the HTC 1 for 3 years. Died on her this year at the state fair. We looked at phones and she loved it. I like to get my hands on the phone and root it and make it fly and get great battery life. Thank you for the info. But, I am not sure if she will let me. Ninja time hehe or in the dog house I go.
5th October 2014, 06:31 PM   |  #22  
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Originally Posted by xs11e

I'm wondering if "how to videos" that discuss rooting, custom recoveries, custom ROMs, etc. should also include a warning about accepting OTA updates?

Lots of Galaxy S3 and S4 users unknowingly accepted OTA updates to find their phones were now hopelessly locked down and no custom recoveries could be installed.

I personally believe ALL carriers want their phones locked down securely and do NOT want anyone to be able to mod a phone in any way and with this belief comes the thought that any phone such as the M8 will sooner or later receive an OTA that will lock the bootloader.

A warning about OTAs couldn't hurt anything...

This is an intelligent post, and oft overlooked. Hopefully most of our ROMS have kill commands for software OTA's, but in the event one is overlooked in a ROM build, people need to know not to accept these. It's not talked about enough.
6th October 2014, 01:43 AM   |  #23  
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We've already seen a partial lockdown as newer M8s require spending $25 to unlock the bootloader and root as HTC and/or VZW was apparently able to block the older method.

The next OTA may lock down the M8 as solidly as the Samsung Galaxy phones are locked down. Be aware, don't take an OTA if you want to mod your phone!
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