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By hyrax1994, Member on 1st February 2014, 01:22 PM
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License: Firewater S-Off is the result of many hours of hard work by beaups and fuses. The firewater binaries you download may not be shared, rehosted, bat’d, integrated into a one-click, repackaged, hotlinked, or otherwise distributed or reused. The source code and methods in firewater are closed and private.
Temproot is a hack-up build of android_run_root_shell which appears to be a work of hikezoe and fi01. Original source can be downloaded HERE, our modified mess will be made available on this website soon.
This software is provided free of charge for personal non-commercial use. For commercial use or redistribution a WRITTEN agreement with the authors is required.

Support: support for firewater s-off is available at #firewater on the freenode and andirc networks. Please make sure you meet all of the requirements before contacting support.

Official website: http://firewater-soff.com/


Welcome to Firewater


What firewater can do for you:
  • S-Off your HTC device
  • Unlock yout bootloader

There are two methods which can be used to achieve S-Off:
  • Method n.1: to be used with and HTCDev unlocked/rooted device;
  • Method n.2: temp-root method, to be used if you don't want to unlock your device through HTCDev (it may not work with all devices);

Prerequisites
  • Working adb on your PC (Windows, Linux, OSX, 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.)
  • A working internet connection on your device (Wifi, 3G, 4G, etc. are all supported). There is no way around this requirement, don’t ask;
  • USB debugging enabled on your device;
  • 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;
  • Do not attempt to run firewater from a terminal emulator on your device. You MUST use adb along with a PC;
  • A supported device. Firewater *should* work with most modern QUALCOMM based HTC devices, including (but not limited to) the HTC One, HTC Droid DNA, HTC One S, HTC One Max and many others.

Instructions: method n.1 (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
  2. USB 2.0 ports are preferred. You should not be connected using any hubs which may cause connectivity issues;
  3. Ensure that lock screen security is disabled on your device (no passcode lock, no pattern lock, no face lock);
  4. Download Firewater Search the download from the official site;
  5. Push, prepare and execute Firewater:

    Code:
    adb reboot       (<--- important!!!!)
    adb wait-for-device push firewater /data/local/tmp
    adb shell
    su
    chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/firewater
    /data/local/tmp/firewater
  6. Agree to the terms and conditions you are prompted with;
  7. Allow the exploit to do its work;
  8. Profit.

Instructions: method n.2 (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.
  1. Ensure device is booted to android with usb debugging enabled.
  2. USB 2.0 ports are preferred. You should not be connected using any hubs which may cause connectivity issues;
  3. Ensure that lock screen security is disabled on your device (no passcode lock, no pattern lock, no face lock);
  4. Download firewater Search the download from the official site;
  5. Download temproot Search the download from the official site;
  6. Push, prepare and execute temproot and Firewater:

    Code:
    adb reboot       (<--- important!!!!)
    adb wait-for-device 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
  7. Agree to the terms and conditions you are prompted with;
  8. Allow the exploit to do its work;
  9. Profit.

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1st February 2014, 01:27 PM |#2  
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How is this different from rumrunner?


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1st February 2014, 01:28 PM |#3  
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I tried to use Firewater S-Off on my HTC One (M7-UL, S-On, CID T-Mob101, Android 4.3 and Hboot 1.55; locked bootloader, never unlocked through HTCDev). It worked very well: after 5-10 minutes, it had S-Off and an unlocked bootloader.

Positive experiences from other users
  • russel5: "On 4.19.401.8 and HBOOT 1.56, 30 seconds and ---> S-OFF!";
  • ronnbon: "Used this yesterday with a German 02___102 device and hboot 1.55. Worked smooth and without any problems. Thank you.";
  • samflorin: "Worked for me on stock J15 4.2.2. No issues, used a mac in the process.";
  • backfromthestorm: "This is amazing. Couldn't unlock bootloader due to a partition issue and device locked and s-on. Thanks to this, unlocked and s-off. Didn't think this phone would get rooted again. Super job."
  • Maduro78: "4.3 hboot 1.55 firewater unlocked bootloader and s-off via mac. Installed twrp su and now running custom ROM. Thank you firewater was starting to think this phone would never run a custom rom."
  • bamps: "Amazing. Works like a charm. Was already unlocked with HTCdev and on ARHD 51.0. 30sec and S-off."
  • nobbysheep: "That seems to be the case - dev unlocked + 4.4.2 + 1.56 hboot + firewater = s-off. Many thanks."
  • Docarut: "Thank You! Worked like a charm under a minute!"
  • KiraYahiroz: "Worked very well, the temproot did take the whole 10 minutes, but after that firewater S-OFF'd on the first bottle (was on Android 4.3). Thanks!"
  • killerbie: "Just tried it with my dev unlocked phone, was on the latest elegancia. It worked great!!"
  • Pinak.ahuja: "Used the temp root method on my stock htc one with 4.3 and hboot 1.55. Worked like a charm."
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1st February 2014, 01:33 PM |#4  
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How is this different from rumrunner?

I don't really know, but I think Firewater should work for those who couldn't achieve S-Off using Rumrunner. It also provides instructions to gain S-Off using a temp-root method (which worked for me), while I've never found that with Rumrunner.
1st February 2014, 01:57 PM |#5  
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Rumrunner couldn't provide s-off for firmwares 1.54 and 1.55 on the HTC one. Firewater can

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1st February 2014, 03:08 PM |#6  
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Temp root seems to work..... but firewater exits after 12 bottels....i have to reboot and try again
Everytime the same
Any Idea?
1st February 2014, 05:11 PM |#7  
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By the looks of the instructions it seems its similar to revone. The binary is pushed onto the device and run from there via adb shell. A good alternative imo especially for people that have problems using rumrunner on their pc's

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1st February 2014, 06:37 PM |#8  
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okay i didn't sucseed....
tried it with windows 8.1 and windows xp....
still the same....
stock htc one cid 102 Android 4.3
Hboot 1.55 never unlocked

this is what i get

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\one>adb reboot

C:\one>adb wait-for-device push firewater /data/local/tmp
protocol failure

C:\one>adb wait-for-device push firewater /data/local/tmp
2027 KB/s (4347896 bytes in 2.093s)

C:\one>adb push temproot /data/local/tmp
535 KB/s (68576 bytes in 0.125s)

C:\one>adb shell
shell@m7:/ $ chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/temproot
chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/temproot
shell@m7:/ $ chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/firewater
chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/firewater
shell@m7:/ $ /data/local/tmp/temproot
/data/local/tmp/temproot


run_root_shell, thanks fi01 - https://github.com/android-rooting-tools/android_r
un_root_shell
[*] Attempting to acquire root. This will take 5-10 minutes, be patient
[*] Root acquired.[*] Thanks, HTC, for leaving this exploit open for such a ridiculously long time
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shell@m7:/ # /data/local/tmp/firewater
/data/local/tmp/firewater


==================== firewater S-OFF 0.2.0 ==============================

firewater S-OFF comes with NO WARRANTY (express or implied)
and NO GUARANTEE OF FITNESS for any particular task.
We have made every effort we can to make this a safe process for users
however the authors disclaim any liability for damage to your phone
or other materials or devices used during this process.

The entire risk of running firewater S-OFF lies with you, the user.
By using this software you acknowledge and accept that the authors
are not liable for any loss, material or otherwise howsoever caused.

firewater S-OFF may not be rehosted, repackaged, one-clicked, etc.
support is available @ #firewater on the freenode and andirc networks
support is much faster there vs.posting helpme threads on xda etc

Do not operate a motor vehicle after interacting with firewater
Do not inhale firewater or allow firewater to come in contact with eyes
firewater is best served at extremely cold temperatures
firewater has been known to cause temporary lapses in judgement
DO NOT TAUNT FIREWATER, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED

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Do you understand the implications of these warnings?

(Yes/No)
Yes
Yes

!!If firewater hangs for more than 2 minutes or device enters qhusb mode, ho

!!If firewater hangs for more than 2 minutes or device enters qhusb mode, ho

!!If firewater hangs for more than 2 minutes or device enters qhusb mode, ho
ld power for 60 seconds !!
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preparing, one moment


The first bottle is open
chugging..........
whelp, that bottle is empty, opening bottle 2
chugging..........
whelp, that bottle is empty, opening bottle 3
chugging..........
whelp, that bottle is empty, opening bottle 4
chugging..........
whelp, that bottle is empty, opening bottle 5
chugging..........
whelp, that bottle is empty, opening bottle 6
chugging..........
whelp, that bottle is empty, opening bottle 7
chugging..........
whelp, that bottle is empty, opening bottle 8
chugging..........
whelp, that bottle is empty, opening bottle 9
chugging..........
whelp, that bottle is empty, opening bottle 10
chugging..........
whelp, that bottle is empty, opening bottle 11
chugging..........
whelp, that bottle is empty, opening bottle 12

all out of bottles and still no buzz reboot device by holding power and
try again

shell@m7:/ #

1st February 2014, 06:44 PM |#9  
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On 4.19.401.8 and HBOOT 1.56, 30 seconds and ---> S-OFF!
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1st February 2014, 06:47 PM |#10  
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But with method 1 and HTC dev?

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2nd February 2014, 12:11 PM |#11  
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no luck on my device, same reult as juergenn

International/German HTC One 102 device with Android 4.3 (3.62.401.1) and HBOOT 1.55
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