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By graymonkey44, Senior Member on 21st April 2012, 11:16 PM
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24th April 2012, 06:46 PM |#1211  
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I achieved S-OFF a couple days ago with a small paperclip and some clear scotch tape. It worked after a few tries after placing the controlbear files into my SDK folder with fastboot. During the end of the rebooting process it booted into into Amon Ra where I had to manually reboot the system twice before it finally booted up into CleanROM ICS, where controlbear told me that S-OFF was already established. Although I achieved S-OFF I was never prompted to install their hboot. If anyone else is having or has had this issue, flashing the jb_hboot.zip in fastboot using the instructions in the OP will successfully install their hboot. If you are on GB firmware their hboot is not recommended.... Just wanted to throw that out there in case anyone comes across the same issue or issues I had, as I couldn't find any of the exact issues as I was having when I achieved S-OFF.
 
 
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OK, so I'm S-OFF - everything is dandy. Except one thing. The phone is not reading the SD card. When I went through the process, I used a spare so as not to damage the SD card I use on a daily basis. After the process was completed, I switched SD cards and now have the one I use in the phone...but it's not picking it up. I re-flashed the ROM I was using from scratch, including the GB Firmware patch. Still no dice. Is there a fix for this I'm not seeing?

Edit - I even went so far as to copy some files to the sd card I used to S-OFF and it's not reading that either. So basically, it's not reading any external storage - period.
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24th April 2012, 07:20 PM |#1213  
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OK, so I'm S-OFF - everything is dandy. Except one thing. The phone is not reading the SD card. When I went through the process, I used a spare so as not to damage the SD card I use on a daily basis. After the process was completed, I switched SD cards and now have the one I use in the phone...but it's not picking it up. I re-flashed the ROM I was using from scratch, including the GB Firmware patch. Still no dice. Is there a fix for this I'm not seeing?

Edit - I even went so far as to copy some files to the sd card I used to S-OFF and it's not reading that either. So basically, it's not reading any external storage - period.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1615418
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Phone is borked for now
I got the Juopunut screen and no further. Can't do anything from here. How do I load the ph98img back on? No recovery, no factory reset, just the Juopunut screen or bootloader screen. Still unlocked and S-on
24th April 2012, 08:03 PM |#1215  
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I got the Juopunut screen and no further. Can't do anything from here. How do I load the ph98img back on? No recovery, no factory reset, just the Juopunut screen or bootloader screen. Still unlocked and S-on

me too, searching the threads but there is a lot of posts to get through.
24th April 2012, 08:08 PM |#1216  
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What's so special about their Hboot?
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I got the Juopunut screen and no further. Can't do anything from here. How do I load the ph98img back on? No recovery, no factory reset, just the Juopunut screen or bootloader screen. Still unlocked and S-on

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me too, searching the threads but there is a lot of posts to get through.



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24th April 2012, 08:26 PM |#1218  
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I'm getting this all the time and don't know why..

Waiting device....
(14/45)
Found device... Please wai
Getting into bar.....
Raising Glass
SUCCESS - Taking a sip.
SUCCESS - Beer is tasty.
SUCCESS - Beer is tasty.
SUCCESS - Beer is tasty.
SUCCESS - Beer is tasty.
SUCCESS - Buddies and Beer
Checking alcohol level....
Let's take one more......
S-OFF Failed
Errorcode: 66732337
ErrorMsg: Still sober
Quit....
Press ENTER to exit.....


I guess my timing is off???
24th April 2012, 08:29 PM |#1219  
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I didn't flash their modified boot til later and it didn't wipe anything.. But my experience seemed to be weird overall as I never lost any data at any part of the process.

That's good to know. I didnt accept the modified HBoot during the S-OFF process and afterwards I was locked. So I just re-flashed the unlock_code.bin to unlock it. But, of course, it did a factory reset so I had to restore a Ti backup. What a pain. I wish I had just flashed the modified HBoot.

I never lost any data from int SD or ext SD card either. If you look carefully as its running, it makes a backup of your SD card and then restores it later on.
24th April 2012, 08:33 PM |#1220  
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If anyone has tried multiple times, and still can't get it, the problem could be that you're on a highly modded ROM, like RezRom. I was running that, and couldn't get it even after 100 tries. After I relocked, ran an RUU, and installed the stock rooted ROM, I got it on the first try.
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I've tried everything. I've tried every version of the program. I've tried various combinations of formatting and not formatting my sd card between attempts, flashing just recovery, flashing both recovery and kernel, leaving the phone alone and just rerunning controlbear, etc. Most of the time, when I do the wire trick (either with a metronome at 34 bpm or along with the video) I'll hear the normal Windows USB sound on the first tap, followed by a series of three dings on the second tap. My phone's screen will remain black and nothing will happen. The only way to fix it is to either do a single tap, or pull the battery and USB cable. When I do manage to get the phone to restart from the wire trick, it will often go into a reboot loop where the app will continuously say making room for beer, loading six pack, etc before saying rebooting device and doing it all over again. On the very rare occasion that I manage to get a proper reboot, I get the still sober message. I'm getting really frustrated. I'm running CleanROM 4.3 and I'm pretty sure several people have been successful from this ROM. If I absolutely have to, I'll RUU back to the leak this weekend but that's a last resort. Any ideas in the meantime?

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