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im confused, is this something us users flash or is it only for devs? it seems its the latter.
its a tool for devs, we patch recoveries/kernels so they work, you guys just need to eitehr flash in recovery or in adb shell.

as soon as i have teh aboot img i can "sign" the recovery i made. since i have sprint i dont have it
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its a tool for devs, we patch recoveries/kernels so they work, you guys just need to eitehr flash in recovery or in adb shell.

as soon as i have teh aboot img i can "sign" the recovery i made. since i have sprint i dont have it
im no dev but this doesn't seem like a true bootloader unlock to me then. nothing like what we had for the sg3. someone correct me if im wrong?

its seems this is to circumvent the bootloader lock to be able to flash a recovery and kernels. this seems to be something like htc dev, not true s-off.
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https://github.com/djrbliss/loki

he not only released it, but he also open sourced it.
He hasn't released it in a non-technical, user-friendly form yet. I think that's what they mean.

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So how much longer until we can unlock the device because I'm planning on buying this device off contract and I'll donate as well
 
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im no dev but this doesn't seem like a true bootloader unlock to me then. nothing like what we had for the sg3. someone correct me if im wrong?
with the tool you can flash a custom recovery, kernels and roms... unless i missed something?
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He hasn't released it in a non-technical, user-friendly form yet. I think that's what they mean.
the only tool you guys need is the loki_flash which is in teh github repo. rest is up to devs
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with the tool you can flash a custom recovery, kernels and roms... unless i missed something?


the only tool you guys need is the loki_flash which is in teh github repo. rest is up to devs
im not ungrateful but i thought i heard before this was something the user flashed to totally unlock the bootloader. that's why i was confused.
 
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the only tool you guys need is the loki_flash which is in teh github repo. rest is up to devs
Yeah, but I don't know how to use that...I'm definitely not a dev. It looks like that's just the code for loki_flash, not a compiled tool for us to download...please correct me if I'm mistaken!
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So do we just adb and flash that loki file? Or what? Im cool with this stuff not being a program we run or something but a little direction would be nice

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im gonna wait this one out until this method is explained more and tested.
 
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