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Do I need to S-OFF my Evo V?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by yuppicide, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. yuppicide

    yuppicide Newbie
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    I've got my bootloader unlocked. I tried to get a KitKat rom installed, but no luck. I'd be fine if I could at least go up to Android 4.3. I followed a bunch of steps from one of the threads. It has me use ADB and TWRP. It says S-OFF is optional.

    I can get all the way through flashing a rom, but when I reboot it's not there.. just my stock Android 4.0.3 that came with my phone.

    Maybe S-OFF is needed? But I can't get S-OFF to work.. I didn't want to do the wire trick. I have software from here:


    It says check best method. But in there my bootloader version is not listed.. 1.58. I tried more than one S-OFF software with no luck. One of them was Revolutionary which required it to be 2.15 or 2.16.

    What to do? I'm running a stock phone, all my crap is gone (I didn't backup, nor do I really care that I lost it all). I just want to upgrade.

    KitKat would be nice, as my friend runs it and says it's super smooth, but I see not everything might work? Jellybean would be fine.

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  2. adamhos1234

    adamhos1234 Android Expert

    You need s off and you need to change hboot to 1.5 or below for anything other than sense ics

    Follow this guide
  3. yuppicide

    yuppicide Newbie
    Thread Starter

    How do I change my hboot? In all my searches for how to get Jellybean or KitKat working on my phone, there's no mention of how to downgrade my hboot or where to get it.
  4. adamhos1234

    adamhos1234 Android Expert

    If you follow the guide you will get s off
    Then you can flash a pg86img.zip through bootloader which will change your hboot. When you have done that you can flash jelly bean or kit kat....or gingerbread and some ics

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