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[GUIDE][Flyer+View]Gingerbread S-OFF/Recovery/Permaroot

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By globatron, Retired Recognized Developer on 31st July 2011, 02:03 PM
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This is a brief guide to getting S-OFF on the Flyer or view.

These are the devices and HBOOT versions supported

HTC View (express) 1.09.0000 and 1.13.0000
HTC Flyer (flyer) 1.10.0000 and 1.11.0003

If you don't have one of these versions, then see post 2 because the current application will not S-OFF your device as is PERIOD.
Step 1: Read the documentation

Step 2 (Windows): Uninstall HTC Sync and any other sync sotware ( eg Androsync ) that you have been using.

Step 3 (Windows) : Install these fastboot drivers

Step 4: Turn USB debugging ON

Note: The device should be fully booted to android now, do not go to the bootloader or fastboot.

Step 5: Connect the device via USB if not already done.

Step 6: Got to the revolutionary website and select the download for your platform (Windows or Linux ) do not enter anything in the form and do not close the page.

Step 7: Run the application to get your serial number it will be something like HTCXXXXXX

Step 8: Go back to the webpage and enter the details required on the form to get your KEY.
IMPORTANT: If you have a flyer, device is Flyer, if you have a View it is Express

Step 9: Copy and Paste the beta key back to the application and press return. If you don't know how to paste see step 6 here

Step 10: Follow the on screen instructions.

If you see this message:
SUCCESS - Life gave us lemons, we didn't make lemonade!
then S-OFF has been successful, even if CWM then fails.
If you didn't download ClockWorkMod as part of the process or it failed to download, then get it here

To root:
  1. Copy su-3.0-beta4-efgh-signed.zip to your sdcard root
  2. Start clockworkmod recovery (instructions below)
  3. Select "install zip from sdcard"
  4. Then select "Choose zip from sdcard"
  5. Then select "su-3.0-beta4-efgh-signed.zip"
  6. Then select "Yes - install su-3.0-beta4-efgh-signed.zip" to confirm
  7. Then go back
  8. Then reboot.
  9. You're rooted!
If you get an error "Status 0" when installing the SU zip file, immediately retry 99% of the time that works

If you can't get CWM on view to see the su zipfile
  • Open the lid and put an SD card in your flyer/view. It does open - it's just difficult and there is an SD slot.
  • Alternatively Follow the instructions here but DO NOT DO STEP 1.

This is a work in progress, and will be updated as and when time permits.
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Known working/not working SW versions
This relates to the SW number under settings->about tablet and assumes you have a supported HBOOT

Flyer 32GB 3G:
1.36.1540.32, if 1.48.XXX.X does not work directly: use goldcard procedure below for HBOOT 1.07
2.00.405.3 works.

Flyer 16GB WIFI:


View:
1.22.651.1 confirmed working


Other Flyer HBOOT verions

If you have HBOOT 1.07 see this thread
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FAQ
Q. Is the Korean expresskt supported?
A. No, and running revolutionary for US express will not work.

Q. Can I undo S-OFF and return to S-ON?
A. Yes, there is a separate thread for that.

Q. Can I OTA update?
A. In theory an OTA will work if you have a stock recovery, in practice it it#s ot a good idea.

Q. Then how do I update?
A. Simple answer either don't or use custom ROMs.
A. Longer answer, you can extract the updates from an OTA or later ROM and flash it yourself.

Q. Will I lose S-OFF if I RUU or OTA?
A. No

Q. Will I lose root if I update?
A. Possibly, just re-flash it as described in the instructions above.

Q. Is SW version X supported?
A. If it's listed as not working it's not supported otherwise it should work.

Q. When will support for HBOOT X.YY.Z be added?
A. When it's added, if ever, there are no public release schedules nor is asking for ETAs permitted for revolutionary.

Q. My Flyer/View has no SD card slot/Where is the SD card slot?
A. Your Flyer/View DOES have a real SD card slot.
See: View Manual page 88
or Flyer Manual page 10

Q. Why does ClockWorkMod use the external SD card, not the internal EMMC SD card?
A. Becasue the sdcard handling in CWM does things like partitioning and formatting of the SD card. You really don't want to do that with the internal flash memory - it would be very bad if you did.

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Nice! Let me know if you want/need any help putting more info together. I am trying to get into development for the US Wifi Flyer.
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To start with: SW numbers (versions) are always welcome and whether S-OFF was successful or not.
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After I made the S-off, can I flash the phone function ROM?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=15032165
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s-off still elusive for my set.

android 2.3.3
HTC Sense 2.1
1.48.707.3

hboot
1.10.0000
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ivanluiok

After I made the S-off, can I flash the phone function ROM?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=15032165

Yes, you can if you have a GSM 3g version.
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Originally Posted by gibson7

s-off still elusive for my set.

android 2.3.3
HTC Sense 2.1
1.48.707.3

hboot
1.10.0000

Covered in post 2.
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Thanks for this as the guide was very straight forward.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by globatron

Covered in post 2.

and there doesn't seem to have any update in my area.

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