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[S-OFF]Testers needed for rumrunner method

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By luxb, Senior Member on 5th July 2014, 05:27 PM
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The folks over at the Desire 500 and 601 category have successfully used the Rumrunner S-OFF method for the Desire X on their devices. I reckon it works on our Desire 300 too, we just need someone to test it. On the site it says that the S-OFF should work with any modern Qualcomm based HTC device. Below are the instructions (taken directly from the site) and the download link.

1.32-bit Linux (Ubuntu is preferred)
Live CD’s are fine.
Live USB is fine.
Native install is fine.
VM’s are unsupported.
64-bit Linux may work with 32 bit libraries, but is unsupported.
Or Windows
HTC drivers installed and working – fastboot AND adb drivers
HTC sync removed (not closed – REMOVED)
All other phone software removed or disabled (Samsung Kies, PDANet, etc.)
VM’s are unsupported.
ALL firewalls and internet security applications should be totally disabled. If you get stuck with rows and rows of dots during the connection test process, it’s network filtering or other network issue!

2. A working internet connection
3. USB debugging enabled on your device
4. Fast boot disabled on your device (settings -> battery -> UNcheck “fast boot”)

5. Your device must be HTCDEV unlocked or rooted unless using rumrunner with a device blocked by htcdev (e.g. m7wlv)


1. Ensure device is booted to android with usb debugging enabled.
USB 2.0 ports are preferred.
USB 3.0 ports are known to cause connectivity problems
You should not be connected using any hubs which may cause connectivity issues
Use the original HTC usb cable or a cable that you know to work with adb and fastboot on this device

2. Ensure that lock screen security is disabled on your device.
no passcode lock
no pattern lock
no face lock

3. Download rumrunner for your device. Linux users – this must be to your ~/Downloads direrctory.
Linux users – do NOT try to download or run it from your Windows/Mac drive or a USB drive that is not formatted for native Linux use. It won’t work!

4. Extract the archive
tar -zxf rumrunner<device>_<version>.tgz (Linux)
Unzip the file rumrunner<device>_<version>.zip (Windows)

5. Execute soju: linux: sudo ./soju windows: double-click soju.exe

6. Agree to the terms and conditions you are prompted with in soju

7. Allow the exploit to do its work.

8. Your device will reboot several times throughout the process
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7th July 2014, 02:24 PM |#2  
I will test it today or tomorrow and I will tell you the answer
14th July 2014, 10:38 AM |#3  
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Any news on this method for S-OFF?
16th July 2014, 01:17 PM |#4  
NOT even working!

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28th July 2014, 03:10 PM |#5  
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I confirm - it does not work, below is a screenshot of the universal version, I got identical error with the Desire X version,

Windows 7 x64,
HTC Desire 300 rooted and unlocked bootloader
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28th July 2014, 09:19 PM |#6  
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Can any of you try the following:
29th July 2014, 11:38 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by luxb

Can any of you try the following:

Still no go
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After doing this device is now [S-OFF]...but I got 7 vibration on start up...
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