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Old October 1st, 2012, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i am trying to get s-off on my rooted htc evo 4g. what steps do i take?

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Old October 1st, 2012, 04:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i am trying to get s-off on my rooted htc evo 4g. what steps do i take?
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here you go:[Revised] Rooting Gingerbread 2.3.5 Dummies Guide

use that guide and you can get s-off. if you have your bootloader unlocked then you will need to use the captain's method. taco root will not work on an unlocked phone.

please feel free to ask if you have any questions.
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What's the big deal with "s-off"? I'm 'unlocked' but what will s-off do for me?
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What's the big deal with "s-off"? I'm 'unlocked' but what will s-off do for me?
Being s-off allows you to install any PC36IMG file thru bootloader
Also, it allows you to flash radios.
Theres something else also that I cannot remember....was it bootanimation? or splash screens?
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Correct, s-off allows for things not signed by HTC to be flashed through the bootloader. Things like recoveries, radios, splashscreens, ext.
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Correct, s-off allows for things not signed by HTC to be flashed through the bootloader. Things like recoveries, radios, splashscreens, ext.
Are there not alternatives to install things like that, such as Android Flasher or thru adb/fastboot (for recoveries anyway)?
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android flasher should work for splash screens but it will not work for radios and hboot's
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Correct, s-off allows for things not signed by HTC to be flashed through the bootloader. Things like recoveries, radios, splashscreens, ext.
are we forgetting to mention ROMs??? And splashscreens are SUPER easy to make!! So if you have a pic you really like, you can make that your splash screen!! Mine is a still of the face with the x's as eyes and slashes for the smile in my avatar

and isnt "s-off" pretty much synonymous with "rooted" cuz as far as i can recall, s-off = security off meaning you have the ability to access superuser stuff... correct me if im wrong
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S off isnt the same as being rooted. Its simply the ability to flash unsigned things through the boot loader. Nothing more, nothing less.

It does make it very easy to gain root access though (by getting a custom recovery and flashing su binaries). You can be s-off without having root access
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it moves when I shake my laptop
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yes back in the day s-off was what you needed to be fully rooted. but now that htc has unlocked the bootloader, we now have a backdoor way to gain root. without the booloader being unlocked then we would have waited until the devs were able to hack the latest ota and find another exploit to use. but i guess we still do with taco root. it is not automated like revolutionary or unrevoked, but it works.

going forward though we will most likely never get a new revolutionary as we have an unlocked bootloader. just be glad that the kernel is not an issue with an unlocked, s-on phone as it is in with the evo lte. with that phone you have to flash the kernel separately using fastboot commands. easy enough just more of a pain really.
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soory for the late reply, but thanks for all the input. I was just wondering because i was using adfree app to get rid of the angry birds ads, of course nothing happened, so i did a small amount of research where it was said to have "s-off". That's all. if there's another way of removing ads other than payin for the app, that would b a great help.
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soory for the late reply, but thanks for all the input. I was just wondering because i was using adfree app to get rid of the angry birds ads, of course nothing happened, so i did a small amount of research where it was said to have "s-off". That's all. if there's another way of removing ads other than payin for the app, that would b a great help.
hmmm, have not used that app....I have seen it, never used it.....don't know why you would need s-off to utilize that app?! Sorry I can't help you out there
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actually ad free should work on your phone. it does not need s-off. it just needs root permissions in order for it to work which you should have on any rom or if you flashed the su file.
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ok thanks. I also heard about the ADAway app. I'll give that one a try.
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Did you actually open the app and update it?
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