Fixes for Internal Memory and External SD card are at bottom of post!
May be easier to make a completely new thread instead of people searching through the "s-off discussion" thread.
I'm going to make a huge SD Card post right at the top because it seems like people still are overlooking it in the "s-off discussion" thread... Not trying to be a dick, just making sure people don't lose crucial information on their SD cards...
Version 0.4 should not wipe internal memory anymore and should back up your external SD card: but I would still back up both just to be sure!!!!
Read the Instructions carefully and thoroughly at least once before attempting. This will temporarily brick your phone. Don't be lazy.Don't forget this will format your SD card so save all your contents or use a spare!!! I used my old 2GB droid incredible sd card for mine...
Originally Posted by Prerequisites
In order to use JuopunutBear you must meet the following pre-requisites:
Be unlocked using the HTCdev bootloader unlock
Be rooted (have superuser and/or an unsecured boot image installed)
Have a spare microSD card, or to have backed up all contents of your SDcard
Have fastboot and adb drivers installed and working (windows)
Have usb debugging enabled
Have a legth of insulated wire of sufficient length to join the contact points for your device. See images and videos for device specific information.
Make sure back cover is off before running program.
Plug in phone before running program.
Boot phone into ROM before running program, it will automatically boot into fastboot by itself.
Don't do wire trick until after you run the program and tells you to do so!!!
Make sure you have "USB debugging" enabled!
If in Windows, right click program and make sure you click "Run as Administrator"
(Optional) Perform a full backup and replace your sdcard with one that you are willing to wipe.
Ensure that your battery is fully charged.
Choose the correct download for your device and operating system
Extract the zip file to a new directory
Verify the MD5 checksum for your download
Read and/or watch the video for the device specific information for your device
Run controlbear as admin(windows) or root or using sudo on linux
Follow the on-screen instructions from ControlBear
Do not press any of the buttons on the phone during the process.
After doing the “wire-trick” yor phone will reboot. The sequence of the reboot may vary somewhat from that you see in the videos as these were taken during various stages of development.
If you see the following message from ControlBear after doing the wire trick:
ErrorMsg: Still sober.
This means that you have been unsuccessful in implementing the wire-trick. Run ControlBear again.
The usual casue for this is that you failed to perform 2 clean contacts or mistimed the wire trick.
Your phone will reboot several times during the process, this is normal. ControlBear will tell you when it has finished whether sucessfully or not.
Use a piece about 8 inches long and stripped the end for the lower contact about 3/8 of an inch and the other end just a small amount. Did this to two phones and it worked the first time both times.
It was reported that the large coated paper clips work well too.
Others are using odd objects or other weird improvised wires and having a lot of trouble. It seems to be one of the big sticking points.
I honestly used a paperclip and it worked just fine. Not even insulated... even though they don't recommend it: you could use it as a last resort.... or wrap it with an insulated material. I didn't know the paper clip had to be because I was one of the beta testers.
The “wire trick” is an essential part of the JuopunutBear S-OFF procedure.
When instructed to do so by the program you must perform the “wire trick” which is done as follows.
Obtain an insulated wire of appropriate length and gauge
Insert one end of the wire into the hole where pin 1 is indicated in the picture below, ensuring that a firm contact it made with the metal contact at the bottom of the hole
Briefly touch to other end of the wire to the contact marked GND in the picture below.
Wait approximately 1.75 seconds and then again touch the wire to the marked GND.
Allow the program to continue.
Note: it may take several attempts of running the program in order to obtain the correct timing for the wire trick.
The contact points for the “wire trick” are shown in the picture below.
If you're not getting it after wire trick, keep trying! Timing is crucial!!!
Don't forget this will format your SD card so save all your contents or use a spare!!!
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