[Q] HTC One newbie getting started batch-question thread
I'm getting a 32GB GSM/LTE HTC One next week and I'm have a few questions.
I'm pretty comfortable with Linux, adb, fastboot and all that, but I'm not 100% certain about all the technicalities and details of this phone. Also: This is my first HTC phone so I'm not used to S-ON/S-OFF and all that.
If I'll go modding (which I surely will be doing) I'll probably need unlock the bootloader. I've skimmed through the instructions at HTCDev
and they seem simple enough. But should this be my first step? Or should I S-OFF first? As for S-OFF itself, do I need to be rooted to S-OFF, or does it use some exploit which mean you can run the tool on stock firmware?
I'm assuming revone
is the proper tool for this?
Basically what is the correct procedure going from stock to open bootloader to twrp to full freedom? Only having the "proper order" of things and general pointers is more than enough to make me happy
I've also considered switching from HTC Sense firmware to Google Edition firmware (although I'll probably end up with CM anyway). Is there any clear consensus on if this is a "good" thing or not? Is it stable, and 100% functional? Are there any OEM accessories which are "neat" which goes missing in the process? IRDA support? LTE? From what I've read, that should all be in in th 4.3 firmware, but I like double-checking these things.
I always like having a way to get back to square one. I see there are threads for how to return to 100% stock
. That's comforting. Does that work all modifications, including "converting" your phone to a Google Edition phone?
Does any of these methods require me to backup portions of MY phone, or can I just download a blob somewhere from the internet (much like the Nexus firmware images) and that's all I need?
Is TWRP the preferred recovery for this phone or are there other recoveries I should consider?
Samsung phones comes with "download mode". Nexus phones comes with fastboot mode. This makes the phones virtually unbrickable. Does the same apply to HTC? What is hboot and how does it relate to fastboot? Is modding an unlocked phone 100% safe, or are there bricks lying around these forums?
Do any of the "required" modding tools require a specific OS? Will I need Windows at some point, or is Linux enough?
Any help, answers or leads to any of these questions is greatly appreciated
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