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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mikexr, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. mikexr

    mikexr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    so I have a Sprint HTC One M8 that has Insertcoin image on it. Installed it to try and get S-Off for firewater, no luck. What are some images that Sunshine would like that I can flash without having S-OFf
     



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  2. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    If it's S-Off that you are wanting,here's the route I took getting there with my stock T-MOBILE M8 (AtoZ from factory OEM HTC M8 stock/unrooted to Unlocked/Rooted/S-Off) :

    1) BOOTLOADER UNLOCK via HTC DEV
    2) Installed the proper TWRP recovery for my T-MOBILE M8, which rooted it also.
    3) Ran SUNSHINE app, which gave the phone S-Off, very quick & painless/easy method of obtaining S-Off.

    You may wanna wait for EarlyMon or Granite1 to chime in, as they are w/SPRINT & are well-versed in all things HTC/SPRINT.

    I believe the SUNSHINE devloper highly recommends that his S-Off app works best on rooted stock ROMS.

    Might wanna revert back to your stock rooted Nandroid & start from there.
     
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  3. mikexr

    mikexr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    that is the challenge, i have not been able to get the stock image back onto the device. I have tried sideload, fastboot etc. and am unable to reimage the device. I can get insertcoin and ARHD and CyanogenMod to install but not the original image.
     
  4. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    BTW, WELCOME TO ANDROID FORUMS! :party:

    Check back in to this thread & forum throughout the day & especially this evening.

    The MODS that I referred to earlier should be able to get you where you need to be.

    They've been an extremely valuable resource for myself & some of the nicest people you'll meet on the Internet Anywhere . :thumbup:
     
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  5. mikexr

    mikexr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks I will
     
  6. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    I see your M8 is listed a CDMA (dev).

    Is it in fact a SPRINT M8,or,is it an unlocked,Developers Edition,or,another Carrier specific Model?
     
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  7. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    Is the insert coin Rom a Sense or AOSP rom?

    Reason being I think you might need to flash the kernel for the Rom you are trying to flash separately.

    We'll need to know what carrier you are on and your current firmware.

    Boot to the Hboot screen and post up what you see there, that will give us your firmware. :)

    I'm mobile right now, daughter's birthday, once I get to a PC, we'll be off to the races. :)
     
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  8. mikexr

    mikexr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    It is my old Sprint phone ( not a Dev version ) I am using it to try other images while learning android development. I switched to T-Mobile when I moved from Oregon to California as the Sprint coverage where I am living is awful.
     
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  9. mikexr

    mikexr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    *** tampered***
    ***Unocked ***
    M8_WHL PVT SHIP S-ON
    HBOOT-3.16.0.0000
    RADIO-1.05.20.0321_2
    OpenDSP-v45.2.2-00542-M8974_HM.0422
    OS-
    eMMC-boot 2048MB
    Apr 23 2014,12:53:24.0
     
  10. mikexr

    mikexr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    great thanks, posted below, insertcoin is a sense ROM that i installed via TWRP

    HTC One M8 – InsertCoin - Android Custom Roms


    *** tampered***
    ***Unlocked ***
    M8_WHL PVT SHIP S-ON
    HBOOT-3.16.0.0000
    RADIO-1.05.20.0321_2
    OpenDSP-v45.2.2-00542-M8974_HM.0422
    OS-
    eMMC-boot 2048MB
    Apr 23 2014,12:53:24.0
     
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  11. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    We'll try and get you on a stock Rom. Give me a minute to see if I can do this mobile. BRB. :)
     
  12. mikexr

    mikexr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Take your time I'm not in a rush, working from home today
     
  13. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    Go here and download the latest stock Rom:
    [SPRINT][ROM]M8WHL Stock Rooted - Base: 1.54.651.10 - theMikMik

    Place the Rom on the root of your SD or internal memory .

    Boot to recovery and make a nandroid backup.
    Choose Wipe, and select Advanced. Check cache, Dalvik cache, data, and system. Swipe to wipe.

    Go to Install, find the Rom.zip you downloaded, select it, swipe to install. Reboot

    see if it works.
     
  14. mikexr

    mikexr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    hmm, i installed the ROM and it seems to have installed, but the phone keeps rebooting itself. suggestions?
     
  15. mikexr

    mikexr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I installed the ROM and it installed. But the phone keeps rebooting itself. Suggestions? I'm going to wipe again and try the install over
     
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    Unzip the stock rom on your pc.

    Find the file - boot.img - and move it to the same folder where you have fastboot.

    Get a command window in that folder, and then command -

    fastboot flash boot boot.img

    Once you have s-off, you'll never have to flash the boot image separately again.
     
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  17. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    Thanks EM, that was the next step if it didn't work. :)

    Hopefully this will work. :eek:
     
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  18. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Not to beat a dead horse,my apologies,but,just wanna clarify that we are indeed trying to restore the SPRINT HTC ONE M8 (2014).

    You refer to the phone that you're having issues with as "old",which can be a relative term. ;)

    That,& you do have two phones listed,both which are labeled as HTC ONE M8's,one as a GSM Model & the other as a CDMA model,but,your carrier is T-Mobile.

    THX,& again,my apologies for the horse-beating...... ;)
     
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  19. mikexr

    mikexr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yep I have two phones, the one i use daily is a T-Mobile phone. I was on Sprint ( another M8 ) and I moved from Oregon to California. Sprint service in California where I live ( Sacramento ) was awful so I switched to T-Mobile, hence the other M8 ( T-Mobile ). I have been playing around with the Sprint phone, looking at trying to get S-Off and ended up being unable to get the stock ROM back onto it. Hope that helps.
     
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  20. mikexr

    mikexr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks looks like I am back to base. now need to reroot and see if sunshine will work.

    Thanks
     

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