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[how to] lock/unlock your bootloader without htcdev(s-off required)

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By scotty1223, Recognized Contributor on 7th April 2014, 01:39 AM
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17th June 2015, 02:27 PM |#301  
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do some searching, it has been discussed many times. the main value is getting back to a locked status. Using fastboot oem lock gets you relocked

Sent from my HTC One

The few months I own this device I am searching and learning as much as I can.

edit: I believe you haven't understood my question. I now understand from your reply that you can relock the bootloader using fastboot oem lock even without S-Off but that was not the main concern expressed in my question.
How do you unlock your bootloader without htcdev as the title reads?
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this thread will let you unlock your bootloader without htcdev,
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-no hassle with htcdev,tokens,or unlock codes
-no submitting your phones personal info to htc

S-Off requires root in the first place and root requires unlocked bootloader, which requires htcdev. So, how do you actually do what the title reads without giving away your info to htc via htcdev?
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17th June 2015, 08:31 PM |#302  
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Sunshine could temp-root KitKat long enough to S-off in the past, which allowed you to bypass HTCDev. However, with the advent of Lollipop, you now have to root the old-fashioned way first.
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Exactly. Also some 4.4.4 devices cannot be temp-rooted for the purposes of S-Off. It's not like lollipop and latest KitKat users are one or two. It could be 50% of M8 owners.
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I just got an insurance replacement that came with 5.0.2 preloaded. Once I get S-Off, will this still work?

Also please forgive my rustiness - for rooting, I can push TWRP to the phone right out of the box, then flash the SU.zip from CF's website, and then do Sunshine, bootloader unlock, etc, correct?

Sorry for the questions, just seems like Lollipop turned everything I knew about this phone on its head.

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I just got an insurance replacement that came with 5.0.2 preloaded. Once I get S-Off, will this still work?

Also please forgive my rustiness - for rooting, I can push TWRP to the phone right out of the box, then flash the SU.zip from CF's website, and then do Sunshine, bootloader unlock, etc, correct?

Sorry for the questions, just seems like Lollipop turned everything I knew about this phone on its head.

Thanks!

Assuming your phone is 100% bone stock with Lollipop 5.0.2, you will need to go through HTCDev first to unlock the bootloader. THEN you can push TWRP and a SU package. Once you obtain root, you can then S-off. At least until the Sunshine team finds a temp-root exploit.

If you are wondering, yes, this is the opposite of how it worked previously.
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Assuming your phone is 100% bone stock with Lollipop 5.0.2, you will need to go through HTCDev first to unlock the bootloader. THEN you can push TWRP and a SU package. Once you obtain root, you can then S-off. At least until the Sunshine team finds a temp-root exploit.

If you are wondering, yes, this is the opposite of how it worked previously.

Thanks a ton! Yep, it's 100% bone stock. Other than firing it up to see which version it was running, I haven't used it yet since I was waiting for a new laptop power brick so I could do all this stuff.

Crazy how it went backwards.
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Ok, here is my dilemma, sent my phone in for repair.. I was rooted, s-off, unlocked..

The folks at HTC decided to relock the bootloader but left the phone SOFF w/stock recovery. I have no root, when I open SuperSU says no binary. I tried this method and when I type 'su' at command prompt I am not getting the # and the unlock command says Permission Denied. What am I missing here?

Thanks in advance!
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