[Status] VZW M8 Bootloader Unlock / S-Off Method

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Current Status for m8 Bootloader Unlock / S-Off: RELEASED

Update 4/6/14: A Firewater S-Off method is released for the HTC M8. Please see the following tweet: https://twitter.com/firewaterdevs/status/452934672063156224

Go here to do it: http://firewater-soff.com/

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The HTC M8 has launched for Big Red, and much to our dismay, HTCDev does not allow for us to unlock the bootloader through the traditional avenues.

Presently, there is no known workaround.

Thus, this is a thread for conversations regarding any progress being made on a bootloader unlock/S-Off method for the VZW HTC One M8.

Try to avoid being speculative as much as possible. Please post any updates you see in other threads and on other sites. Also, if notable champions of previous unlock methods/exploits want to post their efforts here (*ehem beaups et. al...), by all means, feel free!

This is not a bounty thread.

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Had my M8 since yesterday morning. I tried HTC Dev Unlock as soon as I got it hoping it would work. No such luck. I hope I'm wrong but I think we have a long, long wait for S-Off.

On the M7 there was a 5k bounty to get S-Off. It took from March 8th until October 7th to get S-Off on the M7. Last I heard only around 1/2 the money was ever received by beaups.

No one has been able to achieve S-Off with software on any M7 with 4.4.2 so I doubt anything is close on the M8.
 

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I just pick up my m8. There was a line today still. I was shocked 40 mins I waited. Anyways I'm ready for someone awesome to work there magic!

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Had my M8 since yesterday morning. I tried HTC Dev Unlock as soon as I got it hoping it would work. No such luck. I hope I'm wrong but I think we have a long, long wait for S-Off.

On the M7 there was a 5k bounty to get S-Off. It took from March 8th until October 7th to get S-Off on the M7. Last I heard only around 1/2 the money was ever received by beaups.

No one has been able to achieve S-Off with software on any M7 with 4.4.2 so I doubt anything is close on the M8.

Mobiletechvids are reporting the have achieved s-off ...I seen this at 4:26pm today

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I just pick up my m8. There was a line today still. I was shocked 40 mins I waited. Anyways I'm ready for someone awesome to work there magic!

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Mobiletechvids are reporting the have achieved s-off ...I seen this at 4:26pm today

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jtag service. They need to take your phone apart, pass. I'm sure the Java card would work too but most are looking for a software exploit. Other methods are risky and mean your need to send you phone away. Unless you want to buy a 1200 Java card.
 

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jtag service. They need to take your phone apart, Pass. I'm sure Java card would work too but I mean a software exploit. That is what the majority of people want. Other methods are risky and mean you need to send you phone away. Unless you want to buy a 1200 Java card.

Had no clue what the meant I just seen the Twitter post..I wouldn't do that either. Lol I used java card service was fast an smooth just saying.

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Had no clue what the meant I just seen the Twitter post..I wouldn't do that either. Lol I used java card service was fast an smooth just saying.

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Sure, if you get someone upstanding. The java card method is not risky, it's sending your phone through the mail to a stranger and getting it back in 1 piece that is risky.

The only solution for the majority of users is a software exploit. That I think is a long way off. Just my opinion and hope I'm wrong..
 
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Have you seen the breakdown for this phone?its super hard to open.

To be honest...I don't even care about s-off. If I wanted aosp I'd switch to T-Mobile and get a nexus.

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Have you seen the breakdown for this phone?its super hard to open.

To be honest...I don't even care about s-off. If I wanted aosp I'd switch to T-Mobile and get a nexus.

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I only care bout s-off to trick htcdev so I can have a unlocked boot loader. If vzw didn't block htcdev I wouldn't need s-off has nothing to do with aosp

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I only care bout s-off to trick htcdev so I can have a unlocked boot loader. If vzw didn't block htcdev I wouldn't need s-off has nothing to do with aosp

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I don't want to sound like a hater. Cause I'm not. I hope we get s-off. But I also don't understand why people on Verizon are so shocked we don't get phones that are unlockable.

What do you use s-off for?

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Lets not forget that this phone has a SD Card slot and that makes for easier exploits. Beaups will come through sooner than later probably. The phone is excellent stock just like the DNA I came from. No worries guys.
 

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I don't want to sound like a hater. Cause I'm not. I hope we get s-off. But I also don't understand why people on Verizon are so shocked we don't get phones that are unlockable.

What do you use s-off for?

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I'm not shocked I already knew this prior to buying. S-off I can flash firmware for one. Ruu if ever needed.

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I'm not shocked I already knew this prior to buying. S-off I can flash firmware for one. Ruu if ever needed.

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Like I said...I hope we get s-off. I've just noticed a trend with myself...and I don't need root like I thought I "needed" it a few years back.

The only things I use root for is WiFi Tether, Titanium Backup and occasionally I like to flash CM...but I always find myself going back to and Sense.

Hopefully Beaups will hook it up. Cross your fingers and say a prayer if you believe in that sort of thing.




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    I hope Sonic comes through with a Java card again like on the M7. He is a trust worthy dude and I would have no problem sending my M8 to him to get S-OFF.:fingers-crossed:
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    Burn(ears)

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    There is no money in this business, trust me.

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    Quick Update: a Firewater S-Off method is being tested for stability, but all signs point to a near-future S-Off release!

    See: https://twitter.com/firewaterdevs/status/452269087083614208/photo/1

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    Yes, they are. Jcase just posted that he is getting the m8 now. They will be working on it, though there's no telling how long it will take. But with a temproot solution like this working to s-off the m7, I doubt there will be much in the way of them banging something out right quick on the m8.
    ...At least that's my optimistic view of things, anyways.

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    Where there's jcase and beaups there's a way.

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