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--Obsolete--WARNING to View Users - Read this before upgrading to HC

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21st December 2011, 06:07 PM   |  #1  
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UPDATED:

HTC unlock supports the View.
I have S-OFF working as an upgrade path
It is possible to rollback from HC to GB, irrespective of S-OFF or not.

There is some more work required on the procedures, but it can all be done.


-----Information below this line is kept for historical reference------

The Honeycomb upgrade for the View is expected to start rolling out.

Before taking this upgrade please read the following in order to be aware of the consequences of taking the upgrade if you want any root options or custom ROMs or custom recovery.

It is expected that the upgrade will contain a new hboot (that has been strongly hinted at by reliable sources but never explicitly confirmed), that being the case you should be aware of the following consequences:
  1. If you take this upgrade there is no HTC unlock for the View yet.
    • This means no root for now
    • This means no custom ROMs for now
    • This means no rollback to gingerbread for now
    • In other words this is a dead-end for now.
  2. There is no S-OFF tool for the view when running on HC (revolutionary will not work)
    • This means no root for now
    • This means no custom ROMs for now
    • This means no rollback to gingerbread for now
    • In other words this is a dead-end for now.
  3. There is currently no known working temp root exploit on HC (again this means no rollback)

So with that depressing information out of the way, here is the good news:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

While some of you will want to stay completely stock and have no need for root or custom roms/recovery and I entirely respect that opinion and option as being valid others may be undecided. If you are undecided I strongly suggest that you either:
  1. Wait until you have decided
  2. Perform the S-OFF upgrade, which is reversible and will allow you to go back to stock if you want to.

Again, to re-iterate if you take the upgrade as is you will be stuck with no options but to stay completely stock.
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21st December 2011, 06:39 PM   |  #2  
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I hate to ask this, but I want to make sure since I am newb in all areas relating to rooting,flashing etc. You are in fact referring to the View and not the Flyer?
21st December 2011, 06:44 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks for the heads up.

I am getting my View in the next week and will not upgrade to HC until there is a way to roll back to GB
21st December 2011, 06:45 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by E.T.Heil

I hate to ask this, but I want to make sure since I am newb in all areas relating to rooting,flashing etc. You are in fact referring to the View and not the Flyer?

Yes, I put an "over the top" highlight of the in the first post to clarify.
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21st December 2011, 06:58 PM   |  #5  
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Just got the notification on mine too, thanks for the heads up even though I really want to upgrade. I will wait!
21st December 2011, 07:02 PM   |  #6  
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Another question from a 1 week old Android Noob. Is this update you are referring to an official one from HTC/Sprint? (my device is out of WiFi range, so I cant tell if there are updates), or is this from devs like yourself (globatron)?
21st December 2011, 07:04 PM   |  #7  
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Official release.
21st December 2011, 07:10 PM   |  #8  
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I hate HC & planned to decline it anyway, so do you have any idea if it will keep prompting me to update if I hit decline?
21st December 2011, 07:11 PM   |  #9  
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I don't know about that way, but you can turn off checking altogether anyway.
21st December 2011, 07:15 PM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by globatron

Yes, I put an "over the top" highlight of the in the first post to clarify.

Another question from a newbie. Is everything you said (except for the rollout date) still applicable to the Wi-Fi HC update for the Flyer? That is to say, we should wait for further news before upgrading from stock GB to HC?
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