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Official HTC One M8 Prime (Prime8/Primate/Plus) Rumors and Speculation Thread (updated title 5/30)General


  1. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    U have a mean family? :p
  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

  3. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    My monument will say-

    "Posthumously Joined AT&T"

    Cuz the life insurance policy is about the only way I could afford my only other viable option which costs nearly $100/month for a single line. I'd take less coverage for easy root and a GSM phone option. But yeah, only got so much I can shell out for this habit of mine.
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  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    So, due my uneasiness with root, I've decided to not bother with the LG G3.

    SO... this is my likely choice.

    First order of business will be to keep an eye out for camera protection. I want no part of a scratched lens. :p
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  5. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    OK. Early's here. I'm here. Can anyone find a Mr. love tunnel for me? :p
  6. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    So you mentioned Verizon root as being more difficult than other carries on the HTC?
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Rooting a Nexus or an HTC is very similar -

    * unlock bootloader with fastboot command
    * install custom recovery (CWM or TWRP)
    * either install SuperSU or a rooted rom

    Just the bootloader unlock is different.

    Typically you just visit HTCdev.com and get your bootloader token, iow, your key - and use that.

    Except for Verizon and AT&T on various models, you can't get your key from HTC because reason = restricted by carrier.

    So you have to rely on a stealth method to be developed that finds a weakness to exploit in the security and just unlocks it anyway.

    No guarantee if or when that will be found, so you have to keep your eyes peeled for the announcement.

    I'm almost willing to bet that it would show within the first month for this one.
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  8. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    Excellent. Not only do I understand all that you said, because I can relate having had the DX (encrypted), but this encourages me, to boot. Thank you, Early. :)
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  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I checked the One M8 situation for you.

    With the VZW version, you temp root and do the full unlock using what we call an s-off tool. They had it for Verizon customers within days of release.

    Then steps 2 and 3 and 3 and 3... LOL.

    I'm really starting to warm up to the phablet idea again so I'm going to check out the larger One Max from last year just because I'd like to see the upper limit on size. :)
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  10. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    Verizon has a 99 dollar sale again. Can. I. Resist?????
  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    No matter what, someone is going to start a meme that the M8' is not good enough, too whatever, and not enough whatever.

    I hereby propose a nickname in addition to M8' - the Prime8, spelled Primate.
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  12. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    Title updated per early's suggestion.
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    You heard it here first.
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  14. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    [​IMG]


    Attention! Attention!

    The new label for the m8 Prime, Primate or Prime8, was officially thought of by EarlyMon, the staffer. We fully expect this to become an internet "meme".

    Congratulations, EarlyMon!
  15. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    A new report from 9to5Google suggests that the HTC One M8 Prime may actually be called the
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Fighting that Oppo name, they are.
  17. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    Speaking like the Jedi master, are you.
    He, I am.
  18. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

  20. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    Evleaks says development canceled indefinitely.
  21. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Hmm, could be a short thread. Or a false leak. I was really hoping to see this device.

    A bit more info than "its off" would be nice.
  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Yeah, link to his site saying it is one post up, thanks for the tip halon. :)

    Today the Plus was leaked as their new QHD 805 phone, possibly smaller than 5.5".

    As for the idea they'll field no QHD 805 -

    [​IMG]
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  23. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    U
    The pandering to the M8 crowd was low.

    "But I just bought the M8 six months before this is coming out! :mad:"

    What do some people expect? This?

    "You're right, we'll stop right now so you feel good and promise to buy one in 12 months. Meanwhile, the jackasses in the news won't cut any slack - too many models, not enough models, too many models, have you heard of Samsung because they're the best, you made one of the the first metal smartphones many years ago but we'll compare you to the iPhone, have you heard about LG, go home with your bezelicious selves - but we'll stop right now.

    Because what could be better than a phone designed by the blogosphere? And of course we'll have an M9 if we sit around and do nothing for the next 9 to 11 months."

    Great logic.
  24. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

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