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[Android][Unlock/S-OFF] SunShine for modern Motorola & HTC devices

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23rd June 2014, 09:06 PM   |  #1  
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3.0 Status - 2/16/2015
We are working hard on 3.0, but please understand we have two OEMs, over 100 models/carriers to support (not to count the dozens of firmwares per device). We have three different runtimes to test against (dalvikvm, experimental ART and release ART). This means a lot of testing, a lot of fixing and a lot of rewriting code. The good news is, SunShine will bring A LOT of additional HTC compatibility (sorry Moto, its not going to bring more Moto compatibility, beyond what we currently have). Please be patient, this is a delicate task. If we release with too little in house testing done, we would likely have a lot of angry people asking why it didn't work right. It is coming soon, trust us. Testing is going good, things are working better than expected, just hold tight.

Version 2.8.1 Update:
WeakSauce2 tactics are now integrated into SunShine, you no longer need to use WeakSauce for HTC DNA and Verizon HTC m8. Sprint and verizon users should see a more stable temproot.

Verizon HTC m8 users on 4.4.4, some of you can now use SunShine in combination with WeakSauce2 to unlock and s-off
See for instructions.

SunShine now supports all modern Motorola devices on 4.4.3 and below, many on 4.4.4. Try it, it won't let you pay if it won't work.

Indian/Hong Kong HTC One m8 users on 4.4.3 and European users on 4.4.4, your support is still hit or miss, try it. We are still working on it.

Supported Models for s-off and bootloader unlock:
Moto X (All 4.4.3 and below, some 4.4.4)
Moto Droid Mini/Maxx/Ultra (All 4.4.3 and below, some 4.4.4)
Moto G (4.4.3 and below)
HTC One Mini m4
HTC One m7
HTC One m8
HTC One e8
HTC J Butteryfly
HTC One X (Evita)
Many many other HTC devices (Try it,if SuneShine asks for money, it will work!)

Moto G users: You must be on a rootable firmware (no 4.4.4 at this time). Try

If you reach the screen asking you to pay, it is compatible.

Update 2.5.0

Added support for Verizon MotoG

Update 2.0

SunShine has been updated for the m7 and other HTC devices. Want a list I supported models? Try it, if it takes you to the payment screen it will work!

Update 1.6

SunShine has been updated and no longer needs your device to be rooted or unlocked before running. SunShine will gain root itself, and unlock/s-off every variant of the m8 currently. Cheers!

SunShine is a commercial application that will unlock and s-off the bootloader on modern HTC devices (ie HTC M8).

HTC M7 is not supported at this time, likely in the future.

$25 per device

Full description and purchase:

How to use with TowelRoot:
If you are having difficulties with TowelRoot, or SunShine saying you are not rooted, you need to use a specific version of TowelRoot. The version on his main page does not currently work with HTC.

First go to, and then from that page go to (hot link blocking, cant go straight to the apk).

Then install TowelRoot, and click "Welcome" three times. This will open the hidden "modstrings" option. Change the modstrings to "1337 0 1 0 4 1" and click "Make it Ra1n". Then run SunShine. After SunShine reboots your phone, you will have to repeat the process before running SunShine the second time.


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23rd June 2014, 09:17 PM   |  #2  
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Awesome news but video is coming up as private and can not see it. Thanks again for your work!!
23rd June 2014, 09:56 PM   |  #3  
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Very good idea to make it payable. Now every one must keep their word.

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Very good, I paid and it works thanks a lots for your work
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Hi all, if anyone gets SunShine to work on a custom ROM can they report which custom ROM/ROM's it works on?

I'm on ViperOne 1.7.1 and no go on it, I'm happy to switch ROM's to get S-Off but unsure if any custom ROM's work with it, cheers.

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Worked like a dream

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23rd June 2014, 10:43 PM   |  #7  
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worked !!!!

S-off yeahhhhhhhhh

SunShine S-OFF: 0b619406050059da7a300846d889a17b
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Thanks guys your awesome. so easy to use as well

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I'm on stock rooted but every time I run test I keep getting "Please update Sunshine". Plus is there any other method of purchasing besides paypal? I have no access to paypal. Sprint M8 Harman Kardon edition. TWRP recovery, do I need to flash stock recovery as well?
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Originally Posted by Sojourner353

Hi all, if anyone gets SunShine to work on a custom ROM can they report which custom ROM/ROM's it works on?

I'm on ViperOne 1.7.1 and no go on it, I'm happy to switch ROM's to get S-Off but unsure if any custom ROM's work with it, cheers.

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works on maximus hd

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