Rooted w/ Auto Root but S-On

  1. whytecountry

    whytecountry Well-Known Member

    I rooted my phone manually, but was having trouble rooting a friends TBolt so i decided to just use this Auto Root thing (Found Here: [Auto] Root and Unroot (Windows) - Android Forums)

    We are successfully rooted, but with S-On. I've read like 300 articles but can't figure out how to get S-Off. ADB is set up on my comp, using it is no problem for me, does anyone know how to get S-Off after we have root without doing this process over?

  2. iAstonish

    iAstonish Well-Known Member

    What does the s-off/s-on mean and what are the effects of each? I know you want to have s-off, but not much else lol

    I'm doing the auto-root tomorrow and have been seeing the terms around the forums, but am not familiar.
  3. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    S=security,so security on,security off in a nutshell.

    good: you can flash boot images,radios,recoveries,and ruu updates that are not approved by HTC via a security off bootloader. its also more likely you will be able to recover your phone in the event of a disaterous "soft brick".

    bad: you can turn your phone into an unrecoverable paperweight if you flash the wrong file. since the phone will flash anything without doing any kind of security checks,you have to be very cautious when flashing in hboot. make sure the file is intended for the TB,being brought to you by a reputable developer,and make 100% sure that you check your md5 sums to make sure the file is not corrupt before you flash it.

    as far as how to get the s-off bootloader without starting over,i dont know.

    if the auto root only brings you root with s-on,i personally would use another method.
  4. whytecountry

    whytecountry Well-Known Member

    Yeah maybe I'll try it manually again. The only reason i used the auto-root is bc for some reason on his phone it wouldn't prompt us to update after installing the P05IMG in HBOOT. and it was ruining the whole process so I decided to take what I thought was the easy road. I'll try starting from AFTER the HBOOT/P05IMG step manually through ADB and see if that solves it.

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