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  1. jasperwill

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    just updated to unrevoked forevor. but i was wondering. it says its only compatible with specific radio versions. what happens if the OTA update changes my radio version to one that is not supported???
     

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    There aren't really any "unsupported" radios you can run... it's more about using certain combinations of radio, rom, kernel, hboot, whatever can cause instability.

    The official OTA won't break your phone since you have S-Off, but to be safe I wouldn't update to it right away.
     
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    i guess i dont understand why unrevoked made it very clear you should only use the unrevoked forevor patch if you have 1 of the listed radio versions then...
    they didnt bother to say anything about rom or kernel.
    they did talk about hboot recovery but it seemed like it was only to make sure you are able to do the update.
     
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    Are you referring to the "Supported Devices" list with the baseband (radio) versions on the unrevoked forever page?

    That's just a list of what you need to be running when you run the program to gain S-Off, not a list of what you need to be running at all times. Their exploit works on all Incredible radio versions as of now, but in the future when newer radios come out (and are pre-installed on new phones), HTC/Verizon could patch the exploit and users with that radio version would not be able to use Forever to gain S-Off.

    I get the feeling you're somehow thinking that Unrevoked is always running something on the phone to keep security off... it isn't. Once you gain S-Off, you don't lose it unless you run something specifically to turn it back on. The next OTA update (or any update really...) shouldn't make you lose it.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. I guess I didnt really think about it being a small file change. I was thinking of it like the clockwork mod, like i could run it and change the s-off to back on again or something. Btw is there an easy way to turn it back on in case I want Verizon to look at my phone and they notice it has been turned off?
     
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    Unrevoked currently doesn't have any plans to write a tool to turn it back on, although it is possible and they may do it in the future. At this point, you're voiding your warranty if you choose to run it but Verizon doesn't always check for things like this.
     
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    well if i have any problems i guess i will just do a nand-backup and throw it into a pool or something (gatta love insurance!)
     

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