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

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If root (even temp root) is achieved, would firewater not work on this to get s-off?

Root and temp root are not different here. If you are locked, all root is temp root. I don't know if firewater will work because it seems to be a hardware-based exploit. I am guessing that it does not work currently. I would guess, based on nothing, that devs already have root and tried it or already know it will fail. I don't know, maybe s-off will be released tomorrow. There is no point in speculating, just be patient and grateful.
 

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Root and temp root are not different here. If you are locked, all root is temp root. I don't know if firewater will work because it seems to be a hardware-based exploit. I am guessing that it does not work currently. I would guess, based on nothing, that devs already have root and tried it or already know it will fail. I don't know, maybe s-off will be released tomorrow. There is no point in speculating, just be patient and grateful.

No point in speculating? That's the only things for us mortals to do while the gods are at work :)
 

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All you need is s-off. Then use super cid to change your cid then you can use htcdev to unlock boot loader yourself. Well this is what I did on my m7.

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All you need is s-off. Then use super cid to change your cid then you can use htcdev to unlock boot loader yourself. Well this is what I did on my m7.

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Didn't think this was possible either. It is how I unlocked my DNA but I was under the impression that it no longer worked.
 

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Didn't think this was possible either. It is how I unlocked my DNA but I was under the impression that it no longer worked.

I used this way only 5 months ago. But I really can't say for sure. If a java card surfaces we will find out then?

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Changed it to the m7 gpe an then was allowed to unlock. Since there is a m8 gpe I was thinking it might work again.

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if you have s-off why do you need unlocked bootloader???

I always thought you need unlocked boot loader to flash recovery were I flash root ? If s-off allows me to flash recovery an root then I don't I guess

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Changed it to the m7 gpe an then was allowed to unlock. Since there is a m8 gpe I was thinking it might work again.

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---------- Post added at 08:46 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:35 AM ----------



I always thought you need unlocked boot loader to flash recovery were I flash root ? If s-off allows me to flash recovery an root then I don't I guess

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S-OFF allows everything. if you have s-off and locked bootloader it wont matter you can still have root/rom/kernels etc at least I could on og one and one max
 
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Bounty threads have been ok for viper devs in the past I don't see why it wouldn't be ok for me

Btw I've been working with htcdev USA on push for kernel source

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bounty threads are payable AFTER work being produced, not before hand. If you see any otherwise, please alert myself or another mode. I strike down all I see.
 
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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:
    Soon.
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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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