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Purchased a JavaCard for S-OFF

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1st September 2013, 02:00 AM   |  #1  
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Since I got a whole bunch of PM's regarding this, I decided to make a thread generalizing everything.

Last week, I was denied the ability of unlocking my bootloader a mere hour before getting home I decided to find some other way to free my phone.

A few friends and I pooled together and purchased a JavaCard and the required files to be able to do things like S-OFF, factory unlock, etc.

Everything wont be here till next week (Tuesday/Wednesday) so I won't be able to provide proof and all that until then. However, I will be able to do 5-10 S-OFF's free of charge to any known devs who feel they would be able to use an S-OFF'd phone to provide the community with a public way to unlock our bootloaders/S-OFF etc. To anyone else, I'll be able to do about 250 phones or so via this one card. If anyone wants to talk more about this over PM feel free to contact me.

Edit: To clear up confusion. You CAN unlock your bootloader with S-OFF. You just have to change your CID via fastboot and unlock via HTCDev.
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1st September 2013, 02:08 AM   |  #2  
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Really looking forward to this. Really tired of Verizon treating customers like ****

Check your PM btw.
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1st September 2013, 02:10 AM   |  #3  
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If I am unlocked and romd up would s off be useful?

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If I am unlocked and romd up would s off be useful?

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You can flash custom radios and RUUs with S-OFF. Without it you can't. can also change your CID to use supercid
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If I am unlocked and romd up would s off be useful?

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If you want to flash different radios or change your RUU or something like that then yeah. Look up what S-OFF can do for you :P.
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Can someone explain what a Javacard is? How it works? Does the phone have to be mailed to the person doing it?
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Can someone explain what a Javacard is? How it works? Does the phone have to be mailed to the person doing it?

A JavaCard is a signed micro SD from HTC with some diag files on it. I'm not quite sure how it works as I don't have it yet :P. However I do know that I can achieve S-OFF with it so I can change my CID. Which means I can unlock my bootloader .

But yes your phone has to be mailed to whoever has the card.
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Can someone explain what a Javacard is? How it works? Does the phone have to be mailed to the person doing it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVSGqXn4wX0 That's a video of a Java Card on a One. It has some files on it signed by HTC used by them in factories to mess with the phone.
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Cool thanks. One last thing is how come it only has 250 uses? Not complaining just trying to understand.
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Cool thanks. One last thing is how come it only has 250 uses? Not complaining just trying to understand.

Because it's "credit" based. The card has 500 credits.

S-Off costs 2 credits.
Unlocks cost 1.

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