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HTC One (M8)-Sprint(m8_whl)

This a short list of frequently asked questions in this device forum and the answers often given as a response. It should serve as a starting point for gathering knowledge and finding solutions to many common problems. Please only post in this thread with feedback on how to improve this document. Do not post "Thank you" type responses. If you have additional questions or require more help, try to find an existing thread or create your own. Do not use this as a general help thread.

Q1: What's the difference between "Development" and "Original Development"?
Here are the rough guidelines as to what should be placed in "Original Development":
*Official release of highly original and upstream custom ROMs (built from the ground up with significant original development within them).
*Official releases/development of such original ROMs, perhaps posted by the maintainer or their nominated person.
*A significant "first" in development for a device. This is something which took considerable time/effort and is generally accepted by developers to be non-trivial.
*Kernels which are built with beneficial changes that are not simply pulled from other kernels already available.
*Tools and utilities with a clear purpose, and which are well-made, and useful to users. They should have an element of originality, either in purpose or through significant improvement in the means of operation.
*Significant port of a ROM from one device to another, giving enhanced features or functionality to the users of the target device.

All other development work goes into "Android Development".
Q2: I'm new to all this rooting and modding stuff where should I start?
[How to] Steps to shake the noob status. Thanks TonyStark
Q3: How can I suggest more topics for this thread?
You can PM me your suggestions.
Please keep in mind, this is a FAQ and not to be confused with a Q&A
The only conversation in this thread should be suggestions for additional information to be added.
Anything else, please ask/discuss in the appropriate section
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Q4: I'm having troubles submitting my Unlock token at HTC Dev what can I do?
[Guide][How to] Submit HTC Unlock Token Thanks BD619
I know what you are thinking...EVERYONE knows how to do this, Not true I can't tell you how many times I have gotten a PM asking for help that is why I created this thread.
Q5: How do I root my phone?
[Tutorial][Resource][Root]Unlock-Recovery-SuperSU for HTC One(M8)-Sprint-m8_whl Thanks BD619
[TOOL] WinDroid Universal HTC Toolkit | Unlock | Root | Flash | Sprint One (M8) Thanks WindyCityRockr
[TOOL] HTC One 2014 (M8) All-In-One Toolkit [PERM ROOT] Thanks hasoon2000
wwjoshdew Videos:
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filmaker Videos:
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*NOTE* Always be sure to double check everything you read and follow the instructions carefully.
Q6: What recoveries are available for my phone?
TWRP Thanks Team Win Recovery Project
[m8spr][CWM Advanced Edition] PhilZ Touch Thanks Phil3759
[SPRINT][RECOVERY]TWRP Recovery (UNOFFICIAL) Thanks Captain_Throwback
[TWRP-M8WHL] TWRP for Sprint M8WHL Thanks simonsickle
[AROMA][SPRINT]Recovery Switcher Thanks Flashalot

What Is TWRP Recovery & How To Install & Use It On Android Devices [Guide]
Q7: How can I enter bootloader mode & recovery mode?
To enter bootloader mode make sure your phone is turned off. Turn it back on while holding the 'volume down' button and you will successfully enter bootloader mode.
*NOTE* Before you enter bootloader mode your bootloader must be unlocked. Unlock your bootloader by following the first part of this thread.

To enter recovery mode, you will need to enter the bootloader (as detailed above) then use the 'volume down' button to navigate to 'RECOVERY'. Press the power button to confirm your choice. You'll now be booted into your custom recovery..
Q8: I hear a lot about ADB. What is it?
Find out everything you need to know by reading the following thread - ADB Workshop and Guide for everyone.
Also I would suggest downloading Android-SDK and check for updates regularly.
[GUIDE] Set up Android SDK (ADB) for Windows 8 / 8.1 / [ADB][Bootloader][Fastboot] Thanks bdorr1105
[TOOL] ADB, Fastboot and Drivers - 15 seconds ADB Installer. Thanks Snoop05
Q9: Am I required to backup my ROM before flashing anything else?
No you're not, but it is definitely a good idea because if you don't do a backup and then something goes wrong, it means that you'll lose all your apps, data etc. It just saves a lot of hassle..
Q10: How can I S-OFF my device?
Firewater Thanks to beaups,fuses,and jcase
[how to] remove your "tampered" banner Thanks scotty1223
[how to] lock/unlock your bootloader without htcdev(s-off required) Thanks scotty1223

Fixing some misconceptions about S-off Thanks Indirect
S-OFF explained - by a Developer Thank regaw_leinad

**NOTE USE AT YOUR OWN RISK THESE COULD POTENTIALLY BRICK YOUR DEVICE**
Q11: I have a custom recovery installed but I can't boot into it.
Use the command - fastboot erase cache.
You should now be able to boot into recovery.
Q12: I don't like Blinkfeed. Can I get rid of it?
You can use a third party launcher such as Apex,Nova,ect.
Or long press any screen and choose Add apps and widgets,then drag the blinkfeed screen to the top to remove.
One thing you can do, however, is to change Blinkfeed to a different screen so that it's out of the way and you won't have to see it as soon as you hit the Home button.
Q13: How can I change my PRL?
Stay tuned.
Q14: How can I remove unwanted bloat?
[SCRIPT] ROM Cleaner v1.0 | Remove Bloatware | Backup Apps | Install Apps/Mods Thanks Patrics83
Q15: I need to return my device back to stock where can I find an RUU?
Stay tuned.
wwjoshdew Videos:
Coming soon.
Q16: I need to run Linux but I have no clue where to start what can I do?
Linux Help Thread. Thanks jamiethemorris
[Guide]Learn Linux Terminal for all users Thanks HTC_M7
Q17: How can I remove the Red Developer Warning after I unlock and flash a custom recovery?
[HBOOT] S-OFF Hex edited Sprint Stock Hboot 3.16.0.0000 No Red Text Thanks Bachatu
[SOFF] Hboot mod - Clean Mask And clean splash Thanks simonsickle
Plugin for RegawMod Bootloader Customizer Thanks EVOuser94 and Captain_Throwback
Firewater Hboot Thanks beaups,jcase,fuses
Q18: How can I install HTC drivers on Win8 for adb/fastboot?
[GUIDE][HOWTO] Installing HTC drivers on Win8 for adb/fastboot Thanks Hippie459MN
Q19: Can I flash roms from the HTC One(M8) International forums?
Stay tuned.
Q20: How can I update my firmware without re-locking my bootloader and taking the OTA?
[SPRINT][FIRMWARE]M8WHL Firmware Collection: Thanks Captain_Throwback
Q21: How can I Sim Unlock my Sprint HTC One?
[MOD][S-OFF] SIM Unlock Your HTC ONE M8
Q22: How can I get a logcat to report problems to a Dev?
[Utility][WIN] AIO logcat manager. Thanks majdinj
[UNIVERSAL][LOGCAT]How to get & read a logcat/ Troubleshoot your own issues! Thanks Stryke_the_Orc
Q23: Where can I find the latest HTC Drivers?
[DRIVERS] Latest HTC Drivers [4.2.0.001] Thanks CNexus
[ADB/FB/APX Driver] Universal Naked Driver 0.72 (We dont need no stinking HTC Sync) Thanks 1wayjonny
Universal Windows ADB Driver Thanks Koush
Q24: What are the different hboot versions and what are their differences?
[Resource][Guide]Sprint HTC M8 Hboot versions & info Thanks Magnum_Enforcer
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This FAQ is part of a Recognized Contributor Group Initiative. Please look for a similar FAQ thread when visiting another device forum.
A special thanks to everyone who contributed to the production of this FAQ
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