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Old September 10th, 2010, 07:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I recently rooted my 2.1 with UnrEVOked3 then did UnrEVOked Forever. Then I flashed the stock Froyo Rom. Everything was fine. Then a few glitches...lagging, auto reboot, GPS not working property...

Anyways, since UnrEVOked is coming out with a root method for Froyo....I decided to unroot my phone. I successfully uprooted my phone. But ever since then I haven't receive the OTA Froyo update yet. I went into Hboot and realized the S-OFF didn't change. Does it matters if its S-On or S- Off to get the OTA update? Also, I still want get Froyo...is there a way to get it without rooting?

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Old September 10th, 2010, 07:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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no s-off or s-on does not do anything with the OTA. i am s-off and received the OTA. you can manually put the OTA in ur phone. it will pop up like a regular OTA
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Ok great!! Now how would manually put the OTA on my phone so that it will pop up for ne to install?
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This is a newbie question (especially considering how technical I am), but what is S-OFF? I've seen it talked about many times, but never been able to find a description....
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I could be wrong since I haven't really taken the time to understand everything about rooting, but I think s-on/s-off is a program that keeps your phone rooted forever, even if you receive licensed upgrades (i.e. OTA Froyo from VZW).
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You are correct Bundy.

normally S-OFF could be turned off by upgrading to an OTA like on the Eris.

but with unrevoked forever, they hooked it up so the ONLY way to turn it back is by there s-on file.
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This is a newbie question (especially considering how technical I am), but what is S-OFF? I've seen it talked about many times, but never been able to find a description....
it stands for security-off/on. Security being the fact that you can remove and change system files.
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This is a newbie question (especially considering how technical I am), but what is S-OFF? I've seen it talked about many times, but never been able to find a description....
I am feeling lazy today so I am just going to copy/paste this info from a news site.

The unrevoked team has really outdone themselves this time. If it wasn’t enough that they gave us a painless root and reflash tool for devices like the Incredible, now they have brought us the ability to flash custom firmware images as well. With unrevoked forever, your phone’s security level will be set to S-OFF, thus bypassing a standard security feature which checks the signatures of firmware images before flashing them. That ain’t all, folks. This bad boy applies the S-OFF fix to the radio’s NV memory, which means that even if you apply an OTA update that is unrootable, you are still able to reflash a custom recovery image. At this time, unrevoked forever only supports the Incredible and the Evo 4G, but the team is fairly confident the software will work with other devices as well, and are planning additional support in the future. So, if you’re feeling rather daring and would like to try this out on your device, refer to the source link below.

(Note: setting your phone S-OFF will void the warranty on your phone, so proceed with caution.)
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Ok great!! Now how would manually put the OTA on my phone so that it will pop up for ne to install?
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thats all you do. you dont need to turn s-off since unrevoked is nearly done with there FROYO root very very soon.
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I kept getting error msg and installation abort.
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What he said^^. And if that doesn't work, format your sd card to FAT32.
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Seems like this thread should be in the "All Things Root" forum
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....so, with the new 3.2 version of UnrEVOked3 and UnrEVOked Forever you can turn S-Off and S-On manually?
I have the Froyo 2.2 OTA update already. So, I can just root now with UnrEVOked3 correct?
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....so, with the new 3.2 version of UnrEVOked3 and UnrEVOked Forever you can turn S-Off and S-On manually?
I have the Froyo 2.2 OTA update already. So, I can just root now with UnrEVOked3 correct?
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guys please help me how to root my phone, i am Indian user of HTC INcredible S, S-off, Android 2.3.3,
Product: HTC_vivo
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Hw- vivo
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guys please help me how to root my phone, i am Indian user of HTC INcredible S, S-off, Android 2.3.3,
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Droid incredible is also known as incredible S
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No, you want to be here:
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The Incredible S uses the Alpharev exploit whereas we use Unrevoked. I'm not sure if they have an S-on file yet but your answer can be found there I'm sure.
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in addition this is a REALLY old necro that needs locked
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Droid incredible is also known as incredible S

Incredible S is the fraternal twin of the Droid Incredible 2.
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