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By -Luke-, Senior Member on 1st February 2014, 11:33 PM
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Welcome to firewater


what firewater can do for you:
  1. S-OFF Your HTC device
  2. Unlock your boot loader

DISCLAIMER
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BRICK / RUIN YOUR PHONE IN ANY WAY.


Prerequisites
  1. Working adb on your PC. Yes, that means OS X, linux, Windows, etc. are all supported.
    • HTC drivers installed and working
    • HTC sync removed (not closed – REMOVED)
    • All other phone software removed or disabled (Samsung Kies, PDANet, etc.)
  2. A working internet connection ON YOUR DEVICE - wifi, 3g, 4g, etc. are all supported. There is no way around this requirement, don’t ask.
  3. USB debugging enabled on your device
  4. Your device must be HTCDEV unlocked/rooted or have a working temproot. A temproot that works with many modern (not all) HTC devices is provided below.
  5. Do not attempt to run firewater from a terminal emulator on your device. You MUST use adb along with a PC.
  6. A supported device. firewater *should* work with most modern QUALCOMM BASED HTC devices, including (but not limited to) the htc one, droid dna, one s, one max, and many others.

Instructions (normal, rooted device method)

Once you confirm you meet the above pre-requisites, it’s time to get started.
  1. Ensure device is booted to android with usb debugging enabled.
    • USB 2.0 ports are preferred.
    • You should not be connected using any hubs which may cause connectivity issues
  2. Ensure that lock screen security is disabled on your device.
    • no passcode lock
    • no pattern lock
    • no face lock
  3. Download firewater
  4. Push, Prepare, and Execute firewater:
    Code:
    adb reboot
    adb push firewater /data/local/tmp
    adb shell
    su
    chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/firewater
    /data/local/tmp/firewater
  5. Agree to the terms and conditions you are prompted with
  6. Allow the exploit to do its work.
  7. Profit

Instructions (temp-root method)

This method may allow firewater to work on a fully stock/htcdev locked device. This method is being provided as a convenience. Do NOT seek support if this temproot does not work for you.
  • Ensure device is booted to android with usb debugging enabled.
    • USB 2.0 ports are preferred.
    • You should not be connected using any hubs which may cause connectivity issues
  • Ensure that lock screen security is disabled on your device.
    • no passcode lock
    • no pattern lock
    • no face lock
  • Download firewater
  • Download temproot
  • Push, Prepare, and Execute temproot and firewater:
    Code:
    adb reboot
    adb push firewater /data/local/tmp
    adb push temproot /data/local/tmp
    adb shell
    chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/temproot
    chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/firewater
    /data/local/tmp/temproot
    /data/local/tmp/firewater
  • Agree to the terms and conditions you are prompted with
  • Allow the exploit to do its work.
  • Profit

NOTE: I'm not a member of firewater team
Source guide and downloads : FIREWATER WEBSITE
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2nd February 2014, 03:49 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by -Luke-

Hi, someone tried Firewater s-off ? It should claim S-off any qualcomm htc device.

The following is the guide from original website

Home
welcome to firewater
what firewater can do for you:

  • S-OFF Your HTC device
  • Unlock your bootloader

i am posting this as i wonder it will help the members who have 2.47 and are not able to s-off. I just found the instructions on the firewater site

Prerequisites

  1. Working adb on your PC. Yes, that means OS X, linux, Windows, etc. are all supported.
  2. HTC drivers installed and working
  3. HTC sync removed (not closed – REMOVED)
  4. All other phone software removed or disabled (Samsung Kies, PDANet, etc.)
  5. A working internet connection ON YOUR DEVICE - wifi, 3g, 4g, etc. are all supported. There is no way around this requirement, don’t ask.
  6. USB debugging enabled on your device
  7. Your device must be HTCDEV unlocked/rooted or have a working temproot. A temproot that works with many modern (not all) HTC devices is provided below.
  8. Do not attempt to run firewater from a terminal emulator on your device. You MUST use adb along with a PC.
  9. A supported device. firewater *should* work with most modern QUALCOMM BASED HTC devices, including (but not limited to) the htc one, droid dna, one s, one max, and many others.

Instructions (normal, rooted device method)

Once you confirm you meet the above pre-requisites, it’s time to get started.
[LIST=1][*]Ensure device is booted to android with usb debugging enabled.
USB 2.0 ports are preferred.
You should not be connected using any hubs which may cause connectivity issues[*]Ensure that lock screen security is disabled on your device.
no passcode lock
no pattern lock
no face lock[*] Download firewater HERE - http://firewater-soff.com/firewaterdownload-3[*] Push, Prepare, and Execute firewater:

adb reboot

@rc420head tested it out after using a ruu and after 4 tries it worked

Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk 2
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2nd February 2014, 10:24 AM |#3  
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@rc420head tested it out after using a ruu and after 4 tries it worked

Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk 2

thank you and thanks to @rc420head for testing
I fixed the guide and the title if this thread may be useful to someone, mods can move the thred in the development section.
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4th February 2014, 08:20 PM |#4  
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does the temp root still work on 4.1.1 ?
thanks
2nd July 2014, 02:47 PM |#5  
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i'm curious whether that works on my phone. here are the specs i could retrieve ATM:

#1
#2

i have a mac with ADB setup.

-is this exploit dependent on which hboot i'm running?
-can anyone confirm that the temproot method actually works for this device?
-would it be prudent to use geohot's "towel root" app to gain root?

Thanks in advance!
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16th July 2014, 03:52 PM |#6  
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I have tried yesterday evening to do the S-OFF with the firewater but after I agree to the conditions this is the result :

http://postimg.org/image/8u3gmvxwb/

Still S-ON ...what can I do?

P.S. I have tried the first way.
17th July 2014, 03:11 PM |#7  
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any help?
18th July 2014, 12:33 AM |#8  
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I have tried yesterday evening to do the S-OFF with the firewater but after I agree to the conditions this is the result :

http://postimg.org/image/8u3gmvxwb/

Still S-ON ...what can I do?

P.S. I have tried the first way.

Which os you have on your pc? You can try with one different than windows (especially 8/8.1)..try with different os (like Linux) reboot phone and try again
18th July 2014, 07:34 AM |#9  
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I have tried on windows 7 x64...indeed I have specificaly installed it on a hard drive...
18th July 2014, 05:07 PM |#10  
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I have tried on windows 7 x64...indeed I have specificaly installed it on a hard drive...

Hmm, seems to be a driver issue. For this I suggested to try another os ..
Otherwise you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers and try again.
18th July 2014, 05:09 PM |#11  
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I'll try to reinstall the drivers anyway it seems strange to me that the drivers are the problem because fastboot was responding and all the steps worked except the last one.
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