as those that have waited to s off have recently found,the unlimited team has stopped support for windows versions of its tools. while windows versions are floating around,the team WILL NOT support you via IRC or otherwise,if you use them. having to root a friends phone over the weekend,i decided to use the linux download,as a new rooter just deciding to s off would have to. first let me state that im not an expert with linux. id with you all here id like to learn more about it,and use it,but for now,im not any better at it than your average windows user. im sure there are lots of folks out there whom are much,much more proficient,and better suited to write a "guide". this is not really a step by step guide like some that ive written. this is intended to be more of a discussion,so those who are better at it,can help those of us who arent my point is this: if *I* can do it,so can you! despite my activity in various forums here,and windows based guides ive written,i was as confused as anyone when i tried to do this. and now,on to it the first step is to create a live cd of ubuntu 12.04 or higher,per unlimited's instructions. do that here: Download Ubuntu Desktop | Ubuntu its actually been awhile since ive done this,so i dont remember alot of those details. once you have your live cd burnt and booting,fire it up. familiarize yourself with the tabs along the side,and the stuff in the top bar. youll see firefox web browser is included. you can find the terminal app in the top button"dash home". you may have to go to the second icon along the bottom,and check your "installed apps" to find it. next,open up firefox browser. navigate to Unlimited.IO download the appropriate version of controlbear. now open your home folder,its the third one from the top on the left side. youll find your control bear release tar.gz folder in the "downloads" folder. im sure there are other ways to skin the cat,but heres what i did: -right click on the tar.gz folder -click "extract here". this will extract or "untar" and create a new folder. -along the left youll see the folders you have to work with-devices,computer,network. simply drag the untared(unzipped) folder to the home folder,under "computer" -now click the home folder. this will open it,and youll see the downloads,control bear,etc. folders -right click the control bear folder,click rename. rename it "jpbear" (note that this is not really neccessary,just made it a lil easier to type) now heres the part that cofused me. you need to change to your jp bear directory. so open a terminal window. your prompt will be ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ now,since youve renamed your untared file,and moved it to the home directory,simply enter: cd ~/jpbear this will change your prompt to: ubuntu@ubuntu:~/jpbear$ awsome sauce! :smokingsomb: now you can simply follow team unlimteds directions: enter: chmod 755 ControlBear adb fastboot then when youre ready to run control bear: sudo ./ControlBear the program will start,it will look sorta like this: Code (Text): ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ [COLOR=Red]cd ~/jpbear[/COLOR] ubuntu@ubuntu:~/jpbear$ [COLOR=Red]chmod 755 ControlBear adb fastboot[/COLOR] ubuntu@ubuntu:~/jpbear$ [COLOR=Red]sudo ./ControlBear[/COLOR] ========= ControlBear 0.11 beta for JuopunutBear S-OFF ========== (c) Copyright 2012 Unlimited.IO If you have acquired this software from anywhere other than our website this version may be out of date and unsupported. Please see our website for instructions on how to use this tool and for support. This program may not be redistributed or included in other works without the express permission of Team Unlimited. www.unlimited.io | firstname.lastname@example.org Starting up...... Testing ADB connection a couple of personal tips prior to running control bear: *use a small spare sd card for this,there is a chance your good one could be wiped,or damaged beyond reformatting(tho the chance of permanent damage is pretty small) *look at the directions for the wire trick,obtain an appropriate piece of wire. *open a window with the pin diagram and be looking at it while the tool is running in terminal. you do NOT WANT TO TOUCH THE WRONG PINS! *open a window with the trouble shooting steps,just in case you need them. thats about it... ill add to this if can think of anything else,otherwise holler if you have questions,and by all means post up if you are an experienced ubuntu user and have something to add!