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HTC M8 Stuck in bootloader

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kasandraaa, May 28, 2017.

  1. kasandraaa

    kasandraaa Lurker
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    I have a HTC One M8 which I recently turned on after it being off for a period of time and it is now stuck in a bootloader loop. I was previously unable to access recovery or factory reset mode, I've since unlocked the bootloader using HTCdev and flashed a stock recovery image for my device that I found on the internet and can now access recovery mode, and get a battery bar when the device is off and charging, however it's still stuck in bootload. I have been unable to find a RUU to suit the provider I got the phone from and all of the googling i've done so far leads me to believe that there isn't one. Is there any way to root the device and get S-Off without access to the phone so that I can install a custom ROM? Has anybody else had this issue? I've tried to flash a custom ROM already but get this error message, presumably because the device is S-On:

    (bootloader) signature checking...
    FAILED (remote: signature verify fail)
    finished. total time: 105.645s

    here are my getvar all details:

    version: 0.5
    version-baseband: 1.29.214500021.12G
    (bootloader) version-cpld: None
    (bootloader) version-microp: None
    (bootloader) version-main: 6.12.980.5
    (bootloader) version-misc: PVT SHIP S-ON
    (bootloader) serialno:
    (bootloader) imei:
    (bootloader) imei2: Not Support
    (bootloader) meid: 00000000000000
    (bootloader) product: m8_ul
    (bootloader) platform: hTCBmsm8974
    (bootloader) modelid: 0P6B65000
    (bootloader) cidnum: OPTUS001
    (bootloader) battery-status: good
    (bootloader) battery-voltage: 0mV
    (bootloader) partition-layout: Generic
    (bootloader) security: on
    (bootloader) build-mode: SHIP
    (bootloader) boot-mode: FASTBOOT
    (bootloader) commitno-bootloader: 76df2b54
    (bootloader) hbootpreupdate: 11
    (bootloader) gencheckpt: 0
    all: Done!
    finished. total time: 0.055s

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    You don't need S-Off to install a custom ROM. If the bootloader is unlocked you can install a compatible TWRP (must be built for the M8) and then use that to flash a ROM. That's all that's needed.

HTC One M8 Forum

The HTC One M8 release date was March 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 4MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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