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Root S-off, rooting, unrooting?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ihate, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. ihate

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    Sorry to create a somewhat redundant thread but I had questions and asking them on this thread seems kind of hopeless since it has a lot of unanswered replies going on. Sorry I'm a noob:

    So my first question, does this method: http://androidforums.com/wildfire-s...a-wildfire-s-s-off-other-great-tutorials.html mean that I don't need to get an XTC clip to get s-off? If so, would it work on non virgin mobile phones?

    Second, is there a way to unroot, or go back to original? I really don't want to void my warranty but at the same time my phone is pretty unusable if I don't root. So is it like the iPhone and is there a way for me to go back to the original setup in case something happens and get warranty?

    Thanks.
     

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    Yes, u can unroot, uninstall recovery, but I'm not sure about turning s-on. There is probably a way. Its worth rooting, the custom roms work better than stock, and cm7 for VM phones is in the works
     
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    First question: No, you don't need an XTC clip to get s-off using that method. You make a Goldcard instead and that's sufficient to get you S-OFF and then root. Not to be critical, but if you had searched that tutorial (ctrl-f) for the string "xtc" you could have answered your own question. But, heh, we're here to help.

    Would it work on non-VM phones? It depends. That guide works for CDMA phones otherwise known as Marvelc/Marvelct. GSM phones (Marvel) require unlocking the bootloader at htcdev.com (free) or xtc clip (expensive) and there are guides here for both paths.

    Second question: If your phone requires warranty service because of a physical problem, the chances of you restoring your phone to an unrooted stock HTC ROM S-ON state are pretty slim to nil. Imagine trying to undo all your work with a black screen, chronically overheating battery, dead touchscreen, whatever. The best advice is to not S-OFF and root your device unless you are willing to risk losing your warranty. Whether it's worth the risk is up to you to decide. ;)
     

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