[Q] ROOT vs HTCDEV UNLOCK
Hi all, I had an OG Evo and and Evo 3D. Both were rooted using various methods. HTCDEV unlocks became available right around when I rooted with Revolutionary.
I have been seeing some weird questions and comments in the forums. So if anyone can help out with some clarifying (links for me to read on my own are very welcome) it would be great.
- I have seen some posts stating that ROOT was achieved in the Dev forum, but S-OFF was not achieved. Don't you need S-OFF on HTC devices to achieve full root status? If not, what is the point of getting S-OFF then?
- HTCDEV only allows you to flash custom ROMs as I understand it. I assume that you can then flash SuperUser as well. Going this route looks like it voids the warranty. So why in the world would you do this? Many of the ROMs I used on the Evo 3D had special instructions for these people. It looked like it caused a headache. I understand this doesn't allow for custom kernels or to upgrade the radios without doing something (I have no idea what) special. Is this right?
- With Sprint now supporting rooted devices, why would you use HTCDEV (I have a feeling the answers to this will be...colorful)?