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[Guide] [UPDATED07.04.2013] unbranding HTC ONE S S4

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22nd February 2013, 03:49 PM   |  #1  
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UNBRAND HTC ONE S THE RIGHT WAY

I am not responsible for anything that goes wrong which messes up your device !
Things needed
1. HTC ONE S S4 variant
2. Common Sense and patience

Steps :-
1.Relock your bootloader using "fastboot oem lock"
2. RUU your device , for RUU files use this http://www.androidfiles.org/ruu/?dir=Ville
3. Unlock your bootloader via htcdev.com
4. Flash TWRP recovery by "fastboot flash recovery TWRPS4.img "
5. Flash any custom rom you want like viperones or trickdroid or cm anyone your preference

S-off your device using facepalm s-off http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2155135

Once you have s-off issue this command to change your cid WWE EUROPE

"fastboot oem writecid HTC__001"


issue "fastboot reboot-bootloader"
then use "fastboot getvar all" to check if your and cid have changed to HTC__001


Download this Jellybean RUU and flash it , its already edited , so no mid problem

To flash it

Fastboot oem rebootRUU
Fastboot flash zip JB316_WWE_ville_decrypt_rom.zip

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/55211431/JB3...ecrypt_rom.zip (credits jamus28) go hit his thanks button


Feel free to ask any question here
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22nd February 2013, 04:35 PM   |  #2  
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What is the point of locking the phone and then unlocking it again to S-Off? Why not just S-Off then lock the bootloader and then run the JB RUU.
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22nd February 2013, 04:58 PM   |  #3  
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Re: [Guide] unbranding HTC ONE S S4
To let the phone be fully stable on stock firmware

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22nd February 2013, 05:15 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aditya.

To let the phone be fully stable on stock firmware

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Waste of time as long as the rom is working you only need to S-Off and then flash the RUU. I know it been updated but at the time I had to use a RUU to get my phone working again and went to S-Off and couldn't in till I flashed Viper2.
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Re: [Guide] unbranding HTC ONE S S4
I had a bad time soffing my device 3 days ! Brick jtag repair etc but now I can deal with s off ing any one s

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23rd February 2013, 02:23 PM   |  #6  
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i was able to change cid but i keep getting error when changing model id, please help!
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Originally Posted by cyriantherockstar

i was able to change cid but i keep getting error when changing model id, please help!

try flashing Jellybean RUU directly without changing MID ! it will work ! Sorry that command is Invalid you can proceed anyway dont worry mybad
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Re: [Guide] unbranding HTC ONE S S4
Any recommendations to get rid of the silver metallic "T-Mobile" branding above the screen?

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Any recommendations to get rid of the silver metallic "T-Mobile" branding above the screen?

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Change your LCD screen ! It will cost around 120$ ! Or look for a dead HTC one s on eBay take off Its LCD ...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by aditya.

UNBRAND HTC ONE S THE RIGHT WAY

I am not responsible for anything that goes wrong which messes up your device !
Things needed
1. HTC ONE S S4 variant
2. Common Sense and patience

Steps :-
1.Relock your bootloader using "fastboot oem lock"
2. RUU your device , for RUU files use this http://www.androidfiles.org/ruu/?dir=Ville
3. Unlock your bootloader via htcdev.com
4. Flash TWRP recovery by "fastboot flash recovery TWRPS4.img "
5. Flash Superuser to root your device !

S-off your device using facepalm s-off http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2155135

Once you have s-off these two commands to change your cid and mid to WWE EUROPE

"fastboot oem writecid HTC__001"


issue "fastboot reboot-bootloader"
then use "fastboot getvar all" to check if your and cid have changed to HTC__001

Then flash JELLYBEAN RUU - http://www.shipped-roms.com/download...signed_2_4.exe

You are unbranded !

Feel free to ask any question here

hmmm....i didnt know that the htc one s got s-off (been busy with work lately).....i tried debranding before , using a method that doesnt involve s-off, i was able to change the CID but i could never install the RUU cause of the different MID.....is the different MID not a problem anymore ? also will you be able to get OTA updates after you debrand and flash stock Jelly Bean ROM

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