note: updated 2/20 @ 9:20 EST, better ICS compatibility.
Welcome to Facepalm S-Off for the HTC One S (S4 only).
Credits and terms:
Exploit by beaups. Full guide, testing, and concept by jcase and beaups. Thanks to dsb9938 and dr_drache for support and testing. Thanks also to all of the regulars at teamandirc.
Both beaups and jcase will collect the applicable active bounties. Further donations are greatly appreciated and can be sent to:
beaups - email@example.com - http://forum.xda-developers.com/donatetome.php?u=711482
jcase - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://forum.xda-developers.com/dona....php?u=2376614
dsb9938 - email@example.com - http://forum.xda-developers.com/dona....php?u=2963256
dr_drache - firstname.lastname@example.org - https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...=6LRSY8MT8P3A6
You can also come by irc for support or just to say thanks: #FacePalm http://chat.andirc.net:8080/?channels=facepalm
While this process shouldn’t be too risky, bricks can happen. None of us will be accountable. If you are worried, don’t do it.
This is a pretty simple method, however, you will need to have a working adb and fastboot environment. This method will work on any operating system that supports adb and fastboot. You should understand how to use a terminal window in your O/S. If you don’t understand adb and fastboot, you probably don’t need S-off.
Lastly, the work herein should not be stolen, repackaged, one clicked, bat’d, etc. soffbin3 is not GPL and may not be reused, integrated into other work, reposted, or redistributed without our permission.
For this to work, you must be rooted and have superCID (unlock/custom recovery is optional), see the threads below for help and information regarding obtaining superCID, unlock, root, etc. Note these threads are provided for convenience only. Please look for support for them in each respective thread if you need it, do NOT clutter this thread with support requests regarding obtaining superCID and/or root! If you try this process without superCID, it will not work, and you may have issues!:
HTC One S superCID: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1671643
Once you have confirmed you have SuperCID, get started (read it through first so you understand it all):
Special note for One S users - flashing the OTA firmware (which you are initiating, but not actually doing here) likes to BRICK superCID phones for some reason. Follow these instructions EXACTLY. After the error 92 in step 5, whatever you do, do NOT run the fastboot flash command again. Make sure you procede on to step 6.
Let's get started:
1.) Download patcher and unzip it in your working directory:
soffbin3.zip http://d-h.st/WrZ Mirror http://goo.im/devs/dsb9938/soff/soffbin3.zip
2.) Download zip that matches your model id and move it in your working directory (do not unzip it!):
OneS PJ4010000-OneS.zip http://d-h.st/sE6 Mirror http://goo.im/devs/dsb9938/soff/PJ4010000-OneS.zip
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot oem rebootRUU
fastboot flash zip <appropriate zip filename from above>
6.) Immediately issue the following command:
fastboot oem boot
7.) Issue the following 3 commands to update the security partition with S-off flags (one command at a time!):
adb push soffbin3 /data/local/tmp/ adb shell chmod 744 /data/local/tmp/soffbin3 adb shell su -c "/data/local/tmp/soffbin3"
adb reboot bootloader
If you need help or just care to say thanks, join us on IRC: #FacePalm http://chat.andirc.net:8080/?channels=facepalm