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[UNLOCK] S-OFF and NAND UNLOCK TOOL for ALL CDMA Heros

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I just finished working with Matt Mastracci getting our bootloader unlocked successfully (s-off). This is the same as the EVO & Incredible's "Unrevoked Forever" just for the Hero now as well.

This allows you to flash an ***.img file to a specific partition on your phone without making a zip. You can also make a HERCIMG.zip (a zip with multiple images in it ie, system.img, data.img, boot.img, recovery.img) and flash that straight from hboot.

What s-off does is unlock hboot to be able to flash any HERCIMG.zip you provide it. It bypasses the need for HTC's private keys to have signed the zip, so you can make your own HERCIMG.zip with whatever image you wish to flash inside it (say the old grey on black HTC splash screen, or an engineering SPL) and it will flash with no problem.

This is completely permanent. It is below the radio level, so even if you RUU, it will still be s-off. Basically you will never have to "root" your phone again. You just flash something from the bootloader and it will work (for example, you RUU, then go into the bootloader and flash a recovery right away)
To verify successful after flashing, reboot to the bootloader. You should see "S-OFF" on the top.
For more information please go to http://unrevoked.com/forever


For the S-ON Method go HERE


Before you flash this, you NEED to upgrade to the newest hboot, version 1.47.0000 (due to finding variances in testing). You can do this by nandroiding, then running the Official 2.1 RUU in my rooting thread (post #2) and then rooting again and flashing this, then restoring your nandroid backup. You can check your bootloader version by typing (in command prompt)

Code:
adb shell
Code:

getprop ro.bootloader
if that doesn't work (or returns nothing)
instead, type
Code:
adb shell
cat /proc/cmdline
and look for android.bootloader, and the value after that is your version



No one is responsible other than yourself if anything goes wrong after flashing this. We have had extensive testing with no errors.

Flash this as a normal zip in recovery.
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MD5: dd680a16c48b74d6d04e81e947825c56

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20th August 2010, 07:18 AM |#2  
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I have the following radios (if you see one that is missing that is still in use by you guys, please post what you are using!)

Sprint
1.04.01.09.21
2.32.40.11.09 (eris)
2.41.04.02.02
2.42.00.03.10
2.42.01.04.27

2.41.05.02.03

Cell South
2.42.01.04.23

Alltel
2.42.01.04.23

MetroPCS

2.42.01.04.27

ACS wireless
2.42.01.04.23
20th August 2010, 07:21 AM |#3  
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Sprint 2.42.01.04.27 will also gladly do testing

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20th August 2010, 07:53 AM |#4  
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2.42.01.04.23

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20th August 2010, 08:09 AM |#5  
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I would love to help! Thank you regaw_leinad!!!

MetroPCS
2.42.01.04.27
20th August 2010, 08:13 AM |#6  
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I would love to help but I do not know how to find what radio I am using..LOL Sorry...My carrier is MetroPCS. If someone could explain how I go about finding which radio I am using...

go to settings, about phone then look at baseband version
20th August 2010, 09:22 AM |#7  
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I will gladly test for you, sprint, baseband already listed.

Thanks for your effort reg and matt, I think this is a great step forward for the HeroC!
20th August 2010, 11:36 AM |#8  
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2.42.00.03.10
20th August 2010, 12:16 PM |#9  
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I'm sorry, I still don't quite understand what this does. How does this benefit me as a basic non-cook user?
20th August 2010, 05:43 PM |#10  
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I'm sorry, I still don't quite understand what this does. How does this benefit me as a basic non-cook user?

check out www.unrevoked.com/forever for more info
20th August 2010, 06:17 PM |#11  
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ACS wireless:
2.42.01.04.23

I know its the same as Alltell and CS, ALL ACG carriers will be using this radio unless the user flashed the sprint radio later as this is the one included in the ACG 2.1 update, just thought I'd mention...

This is really cool! good work.
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