Originally Posted by berndblb
I would be curious to learn why Firewater works on some phones with the latest firmware, hboot, radio etc and doesn't on others which seem to have the same specs! Can anybody shed any light on that????
I just received a warranty replacement of my Verizon HTC One M8. My older unit had never taken the 1.55 OTA, I had simply flashed the radio and portions of the ROM via TWRP. The replacement unit had 1.55 on it before I could do anything. While I was able to use weaksauce to root, root was extremely unreliable, sometimes taking multiple reboots, and, as the OP points out, I could never get the binaries to download. Then I ran firewater (several tries) and got the same results, "whelp.....you're outta luck."
Yeah, that's $25 I could have spent elsewhere, but it's not unreasonable for Sunrise. Fact is that it gets S-OFF without wiping a thing, and for that alone and the time saved it's worth it.