Originally Posted by ddurandSGS3
Im looking forward to being an active member over here as I have been on the S3 forums. This is my first HTC device and Im wondering a few things. My phone is due to be mailed my house tomorrow and im really excited.
A few questions...
1. I know that I need to read the S-off thread here... Is there any other required reading? this is my first HTC device. anything about HTC rooting and romming in general?
2. how does one "pull the battery" without being able to pull the battery? Is there a function that is similar in these non removable phones?
3. There was a way to backup our IMEI on the GS3. Is there a way with this device?
4. anything else I should know?
Ive dnoe some quick reading but didnt expect my phone in until monday so I hadnt jumped in too far. Ill do some more research for sure
After reading the s-off thread, check out this:
Some of it is outdated i.e. the unlock method, but it is crossed out, and you can download the "root files". I did not use it but if you grab it and unzip you will find all the drivers and executables you need after s-off to get started, whether using Mac Linux or PC, as well as the two alt. recoveries and superuser app.
You'll have to learn the key combos to get to recovery and fastboot. RUU is available but you need to s-off to use this one as it is. I would down load it from the development thread so that you have it handy if you need it. It is sort of like odin back to stock but without the GUI, all terminal or command line, but the commands are easy to find and we are here to help each other. Once rooted with a custom recovery, it is real similar to what you are used to.
HTC One, rooted, htcdev unlocked, rumrunner s-off
Verizon S III rooted, now in wife's possession
retired-HTC Incredible, 2.3.4, rooted, s-off