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Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation S-Off needed to turn Evo V into Evo 3D????

So I want the perks of making my phone a Evo 3D fully such as better signal and 3G....

only thing is I'm SCARED of S-Off can anyone PLEASE shed some light on this?

any info PLEASE or a good step by step to do S-Off that is basically 99.9% safe.......

I have Root/Midnight rom and Anthrax kernel.... overclocked @ 1.5 ghz...

please shed some light on this.

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't have a step by step but by all means you shouldn't be scared, if you make a mistake and a problem happens just post on here and your phone will be fixed in under 1 day most likely
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I read you have to do a wire trick if on Hboot 1.5+. That is one thing I'm not willing to do.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Do I need S-Off to turn this phone into a Evo 3D?????
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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To do S-Off you have to do the wire trick. Period. No way around it.

S-Off is required for the Evo 3D thread fix.

The wire trick will not destroy your phone. FACT.

I did it just fine. There are 2 possible negative outcomes of the wire trick.
1. Your SD card gets erased. Solution = back it up before hand or use a spare one

2. You get stuck in a bootloop. Solution = flash back to stock ROM.

You will NOT permanently harm your phone in any way from attempting the wire trick.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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can someone elaborate on WHY I need to do S-boot can someone tell me the advantages????
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 10:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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also where do i findout what Hboot i have????
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 10:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Rooting your phone only unlocks it halfway. S-Off is the process of unlocking your bootloader and completely unlocking your phone. When your phone is completely unlocked you can flash updated radios for a better signal as well as more easily install custom ROMs and kernels. In short, it just gives you complete access to your phone.
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I read you have to do a wire trick if on Hboot 1.5+. That is one thing I'm not willing to do.
Haha, no worries. S-OFF is nothing put sticking a wire into a hole and connecting it with the plate of the micro sd card. It won't harm your phone at all. Believe me, I was hesitant at first but the second you do it the second time because you are still sober, you will realize that there is nothing to worry about.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 12:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Do I need S-Off to turn this phone into a Evo 3D?????
Any major advantage of turning into an EVO 3D?
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Old October 4th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Any major advantage of turning into an EVO 3D?
Better more reliable signal and no more errors with calls/texts not going through.
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Better more reliable signal and no more errors with calls/texts not going through.
Crappy data speeds though, take my word for it

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Really? Can anyone else confirm this? I doubt it though.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Really? Can anyone else confirm this? I doubt it though.
Confirm what? That it increases signal strength? This is right from the thread:

"This will document how to more or less turn your phone into a Sprint Evo 3D with all the best parts. The purpose of this is to reduce signal fluctuations, increase signal strength, and allow you to run almost any Virgin or Sprint rom, old or new with as few issues as possible. MMS, phone, everything works, exactly as it should."

The "Fix everything by turning your phone into an Evo 3d" thread
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Old October 5th, 2012, 01:08 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Wait so flashing the radios with evo 3d roms makes mms work? Even with MIUI and CM10?
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Old October 5th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Wait so flashing the radios with evo 3d roms makes mms work? Even with MIUI and CM10?
No, mms is a rom issue. Once someone figures out how to fix mms on cm or miui roms there will be a flood of posts in the root forum.
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Crappy data speeds though, take my word for it

Sent From My HTC Evo 3D Using TapaTalk 2
So if you do the evo 3d fix, data speeds are actually worse??
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So if you do the evo 3d fix, data speeds are actually worse??
Data speeds can vary from radio to radio seeing as how the radio affects how the tower's signal is received. However the radio in the Fix Everything thread is the 530 radio, which is not known for crappy data speeds. It's actually known for better signal than stock. So don't worry about it.
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Data speeds can vary from radio to radio seeing as how the radio affects how the tower's signal is received. However the radio in the Fix Everything thread is the 530 radio, which is not known for crappy data speeds. It's actually known for better signal than stock. So don't worry about it.
Thanks for the info! Do you know how I could revert to VM's default radio after applying the evo 3d fix?
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Thanks for the info! Do you know how I could revert to VM's default radio after applying the evo 3d fix?
I would not recommend the VM stock radio for the Evo V 4G because that is what causes the radio error (where texts and calls don't go through). If you want a list of different radios to try, look in this thread:

[Link] Radios for S-off

I'd recommend either the 530 radio (which is in the Fix Everything thread), or the 808 radio from the thread I linked above. Both are great improvements over the stock radio.
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Crappy data speeds though, take my word for it

Sent From My HTC Evo 3D Using TapaTalk 2
I disagree. Speeds are still great after turning my phone into a 3d.
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And don't worry about doing the wire trick. There's a great video in the S-off thread that shows you exactly what to do. Reading the instructions makes it seem harder than it actually is but it is actually pretty simple.
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