Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jmz, Jun 2, 2012.
I sugest waiting until you get your hands on a different kind of tape to be safe
Yeah I'm going to wait till tomorrow till I think my uncle has some electrical tape.
Make sure you wait until it tells you when to do the trick. If you accidentally do it too soon, it will wipe your sdcard, recovery and system. It's an easy fix, but can lead to a panic and you could lose data.
Make sure you have everything backed up.
Yup I backed up everything. Just waiting till tomorrow till I can get some electrical tape.
I used clear Scotch tape.
Yeah here's the problem we apparently ran out of it and the only tape we have in the house is duct tape. I hear it's not conductive. (See my post) But IDK I still feel iffy about doing this but I feel a bit more safer if I do it with electrical tape.
Do you have a piece of stereo speaker wire? A piece of coax cable? Many options.
Nope. I know it's kinda sad not a lot of tech in this house that could help me.
s-off easy first try:smokingsomb:
This S-OFF thing is a royal pain. I have had nothing but issues trying to get ControlBear to even run
Old beer detected... Please wait....
Critical failure... Cannot find a seat!!
Did you download the right version
LOL, I'm not that dumb... (checks to see he downloaded the right one...)
Yep. It's the right one.
Edit: Well what would ya know.... this app is VERY PICKY. At least for me, I had to reboot (my computer) to get it to do anything.
Lol sometimes it's the simplest of things we overlook that is the problem, had to rule that out first.
I had to restart the app a couple of times for it to complete the process.
It's OK. After the phone got rid of the old beer, it got bought a six pack, and now I'm S-OFF (and locked...) but I just unlocked it again.
I have to say... I thought this was going to be a pain (the wire trick and all) but once I did it, it worked. Thanks JMZ! (And all who make this thing work!)
well i finally did this and got "s-off" but for some reason at the top where it used to say "unlocked" says "locked" is my loader locked? but it says s-off. i can access twrp tho. but is that is? am i good! yay if i did it lol.
Yes..it relocks it after s off....just use the same oroceedure to unlock it again..or don't worry about it..good either way
Mine says Juopunut Bear instead of locked, relocked or unlocked.
Same here...took a few tries but it finally worked
you went with the modified jb hboot after the wire trick..if you choose no to the jb hboot you would end up with a stock relocked hboot...
but you can still get the modified jb hboot afterwords..even if you select no to it at the time
Question: which of the two holes do you put the first end in? Or does it not matter?
The picture on the site has the arrow pointing in between the two holes. I think it seems to be pointing more towards the outside hole but figured I'd ask before attempting this weekend.
The outside one
I was a little scared to try this, but I found an old 2 gb sd card so I didn't mess my 16gb card with my roms and music on it, and tried it. I used some 18g automotive wire and followed the steps. Got S-off the second try. When the wire trick worked for me I pretty much tapped the ground lifted the wire then tapped again. It seemed like the small pause I did the first try was too long. Just Tap Tap and S-OFF. nice.:smokingsomb:
Well that was weirdly easy. I kept getting Secondary backup FAILED! in Windows so I installed Wubi and did it from there. Got it on my first try from Linux.
Frankly I don't even know what I did, when it told me to do the wire trick I just sorta fumbled around with a paperclip for a few seconds and then it told me I was S-OFF.
Ok I am at juopunutbear on the screen and control bear says waiting device but has been stuck at 5/45 there for awhile.