Help me get S-on again


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  1. edbro

    edbro Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have to return a phone that was previously rooted. I unrooted by flashing the PBIMG file. Now I have a stock rom but I still have S-OFF. I downloaded the S-ON zip file but when I go to Recovery, all I get is an icon of the phone with a red triangle on it. How can I flash the S-ON?

    Do I need to Re-root then S-on? If so, could I still reflash the stock rom? What is the proper sequence. Did I lose the recovery module when I went back to stock? I would appreciate any help please.
     

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    edbro Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay, another complication to add. I already activated my new phone and did a factory reset on the old one prior to shipping it back. This was all before I remembered the S-off. Now, I can't get past the activation screen in order to turn USB debugging on.

    If I do have to reroot, can I get past the activation to turn on Debugging?
     
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    Public Forever

    Volume arrow down and power at the same time. You will be able to get where you need to go.
     
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    edbro Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know how to get to recovery.
     
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    Then whats the issue? Run Pubilic Forever and it will turn S-On
     
  6. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

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    What you're seeing is the stock recovery and it's options are accessed via the volume up button once you see the triangle. Don't think it'll work however without re-rooting like you mentioned. You need the option in CWM to toggle off signature verification b/c the s-on zip is of course not officially signed. So while rooted, you flash s-on, then after that you either RUU or load the 2.2 PB31IMG.zip in hboot. Then you end up s-on plus factory 2.2 for a return.
     
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    What if you are unable to root again? I have been trying since this morning to re-root my phone for just this reason, and after 100 or so attempts at running unrevoked3, have been unable to root it. I have tried formatting the SD card, factory reset to stock, re-downloading the drivers, but nothing.

    If I can get it rooted again, I have no problem installing forever then going back to stock, but I can't get rooted.
     
  8. edbro

    edbro Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Do you even read the posts before you respond?
     
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    Do you even know what you are asking when you ask? If you have S-Off you can root NO MATTER WHAT. Your SECURITY IS OFF. Feel free to fix it or not, it's up to you. With S-OFF you are rooted FOREVER hence the "UNREVOKED FOREVER" name given to the method. You can receive OTA's and if they unroot you you can go back to being rooted without problems. So again I ask . . .

    DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU ARE ASKING WHEN YOU ASK?
     
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    edbro Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Once again, go back and read the post before responding. I can not root again with unrevoked because I can't get back into the phone to turn USB debugging on.
     
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    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

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    What exact problems are you having with rooting?
     
  13. doug piston

    doug piston Well-Known Member

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    If s-off, no need to rerun the tool nor get past the activation screen.. Please read

    Stuck on s-off


    Also no need to yell at one another. Its just a phone and a forum. :)
     
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    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

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    thanks Doug, would of never thought to do that, good thinking outside the box.
     
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    Eris Lover Well-Known Member

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    Good call buddy, that was gonna be my suggestion!

    So EDBRO.....did ya get it?
     
  16. doug piston

    doug piston Well-Known Member

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    Please notice that the recovery in that post is for amoled only, if you need slcd please let some one know.
     
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    edbro Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you very much for help. It solved my problem.

    I am truly sorry if I came off as "shouting", although I don't see it, I used no caps. On the other hand, I kept getting suggestions that I already indicated were not doable in my situation.

    In any case, I am good to go now so thanks again.
     
  18. doug piston

    doug piston Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't directed at anyone person. I am glad you got what you needed.
     

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