Originally Posted by sam124
What is this s-off, i tried to get in the details but it is too complicated for me
...so thought why not ask you
What are the benefits we can get if we have s-off over your ROM?? And did u tried s-off on your desire?? And is it worth trying s-off??
If you are on bootloader you see s-on
this say you can not make any changes in system (because of system ro) with s-off you can change with root explorer or android mate to rw (read write instead of read only) ..its not rom dependent
its the same like in my rom the system rw overlay
Also if anyone have bad blocks and can not flash a rom with a bigger kernel..this will now go
this is the original description:
HTC implemented security on their newer generation phones. This flag, called @secuflag, controls whether your phone has
it's NAND or flash unlocked. Most noticeably, S-ON (security on) will read-lock your /system and /recovery partition, to name a few. Also, secuflag controls whether zip files being flashed through recovery or fastboot, are signed by HTC.
The now notorious S-OFF (security off) will disable this NAND security.
Since we are unable to access the Radio NVRAM itself (where secuflag is stored), we turned our attention to HBOOT.
AlphaRev has patched HBOOT images for several phones, whereas the HTC Desire (GSM) was our first victim.
I don´t have flash it at this time..because i have with my rom the overlay system...but will try it if i have more time...(i read its not a problem to have both s-off and system rw overlay)
with kind regards..Alex