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Be careful what wire you pick for S-OFF

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22nd April 2012, 01:55 PM   |  #11  
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I found that a small piece of coax cable works well.

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22nd April 2012, 01:58 PM   |  #12  
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I used solid core Cat-5.
Got it on the first try!

How do you destroy a PCB with a little wire?
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22nd April 2012, 02:09 PM   |  #13  
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My phone is rebooting the instant I touch the wire to ground, so I don't know if I am going to be able to do the wire trick.

I kind of gathered from the main thread that it's supposed to do that, and that they want the second contact 1.75 seconds into the reboot.

How hard were you pressing on that wire, anyway? I would think it took a little time and effort to do this damage.
22nd April 2012, 02:25 PM   |  #14  
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I used solid core Cat-5.
Got it on the first try!

How do you destroy a PCB with a little wire?

Lol. I tried that but the Cat 5 in my house was all stranded copper.

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22nd April 2012, 02:48 PM   |  #15  
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How hard were you pushing? Even with a sharpened point, you would still have to push pretty hard to scrape like that.
22nd April 2012, 02:53 PM   |  #16  
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A 6 inch piece of household stranded speaker wire worked great for me. Fits into pin 1 hole kind of tight and is easier to hit the contact.
22nd April 2012, 03:23 PM   |  #17  
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How hard were you pushing? Even with a sharpened point, you would still have to push pretty hard to scrape like that.

Lol. Not very hard. It wouldn't have been a problem if it wasn't.


Actually, I was just looking at it some more and I am starting to think it was already like that before I did anything. I just tried to purposefully scratch another spot and I couldn't do it.
22nd April 2012, 03:25 PM   |  #18  
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I used a paperclip myself. Only problem I had at first was keeping contact with the first connection before hitting the ground. Found a bigger paper clip with less wiggle and problem solved.

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Hopefully big red doesn't use this against us if we send the device in.

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22nd April 2012, 03:57 PM   |  #20  
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Originally Posted by eriscentro

Hopefully big red doesn't use this against us if we send the device in.

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What do you mean? Having access to S-Off no means we can put our phones back into a "Locked" status that now doesn't show you tampered with it. Meaning you should be able to return your phone and even if they check to see if you unlocked it they won't be able to tell.

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