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[S-Off] Facepalm S-Off for HTC Devices One S, One XL, Droid DNA

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By beaups, Senior Recognized Developer on 19th February 2013, 03:39 AM
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note: updated 2/20 @ 9:20 EST, better ICS compatibility.

Welcome to Facepalm S-Off for the HTC One S (S4 only).

Credits and terms:

Exploit by beaups. Full guide, testing, and concept by jcase and beaups. Thanks to dsb9938 and dr_drache for support and testing. Thanks also to all of the regulars at teamandirc.

Both beaups and jcase will collect the applicable active bounties. Further donations are greatly appreciated and can be sent to:

beaups - -
jcase - -
dsb9938 - -
dr_drache - -

You can also come by irc for support or just to say thanks: #FacePalm

While this process shouldn’t be too risky, bricks can happen. None of us will be accountable. If you are worried, don’t do it.

This is a pretty simple method, however, you will need to have a working adb and fastboot environment. This method will work on any operating system that supports adb and fastboot. You should understand how to use a terminal window in your O/S. If you don’t understand adb and fastboot, you probably don’t need S-off.

Lastly, the work herein should not be stolen, repackaged, one clicked, bat’d, etc. soffbin3 is not GPL and may not be reused, integrated into other work, reposted, or redistributed without our permission.

For this to work, you must be rooted and have superCID (unlock/custom recovery is optional), see the threads below for help and information regarding obtaining superCID, unlock, root, etc. Note these threads are provided for convenience only. Please look for support for them in each respective thread if you need it, do NOT clutter this thread with support requests regarding obtaining superCID and/or root! If you try this process without superCID, it will not work, and you may have issues!:

HTC One S superCID:

Once you have confirmed you have SuperCID, get started (read it through first so you understand it all):

Special note for One S users - flashing the OTA firmware (which you are initiating, but not actually doing here) likes to BRICK superCID phones for some reason. Follow these instructions EXACTLY. After the error 92 in step 5, whatever you do, do NOT run the fastboot flash command again. Make sure you procede on to step 6.

Let's get started:

1.) Download patcher and unzip it in your working directory: Mirror

2.) Download zip that matches your model id and move it in your working directory (do not unzip it!):

OneS Mirror

adb reboot bootloader
(wait for bootloader)

fastboot oem rebootRUU
(wait for black HTC Screen)

fastboot flash zip <appropriate zip filename from above>
After a while, You should see the following error “FAILED (remote: 92 supercid! please flush image again immediately)”

6.) Immediately issue the following command:

fastboot oem boot
You may see some errors, just wait for the device to boot into Android (only now, you should be booted into Android with no eMMC write protection of any kind active).

7.) Issue the following 3 commands to update the security partition with S-off flags (one command at a time!):

adb push soffbin3 /data/local/tmp/
adb shell chmod 744 /data/local/tmp/soffbin3
adb shell su -c "/data/local/tmp/soffbin3"
(wait for a few seconds)

adb reboot bootloader
9.) You should see what you are looking for!

If you need help or just care to say thanks, join us on IRC: #FacePalm

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19th February 2013, 03:45 AM |#2  
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I love you man!

Goodbye bootloader restrictions, hello OTA's! <3

Edit: I made a Tutorial Video! If there's anything wrong that you guys want me to remove or anything, let me know. Once again, good work!
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19th February 2013, 03:48 AM |#3  
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Worked. <33333 oodles of love!
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19th February 2013, 03:53 AM |#4  
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Very simple....thank you guys so much!!!!!!!!
19th February 2013, 03:56 AM |#5  
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Re: [S-Off] Facepalm S-Off for HTC Devices One S, One XL, Droid DNA
Wow....thank you guys

Sent from my HTC One S using Tapatalk 2
19th February 2013, 04:13 AM |#6  
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oh yea! thanks a million
19th February 2013, 04:15 AM |#7  
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Odp: [S-Off] Facepalm S-Off for HTC Devices One S, One XL, Droid DNA
w00t. Sensation work!
Its possible to edit Scid to any "official" and relock BL after s-off?
19th February 2013, 04:27 AM |#8  
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Problem resolved
19th February 2013, 04:34 AM |#9  
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i dont even have this phone and im happy for u guys!! s-off!!! good **it!!!!
19th February 2013, 04:36 AM |#10  
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I read earlier on that higher hboots were having issues. What hboot are you on?
19th February 2013, 04:40 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by Qs5

I read earlier on that higher hboots were having issues. What hboot are you on?

1.14, so I guess that would do it. I'll downgrade and try again, thanks.
I just don't understand why I'm not getting the vital CID error anymore. I still have SuperCID...
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