HTC devices are really good in performance but are tough to be hacked. You can definitely root HTC devices but getting S-OFF
is was close to impossible. But now it is possible but only on selected devices. A question arises about Unrevoked which is a tool to root your HTC devices, quite similar to HTC Super Tool. An article on Addictive Tips says that Unrevoked also lets you get S-OFF on your HTC Devices, though it does not seem to work with most of the latest HTC firmwares. For example, HTC Wildfire S has S-ON and the latest software update which it provides makes it impossible to get S-OFF even using Unrevoked!
A new method called JuopunutBear developed by the Unlimited Team aims at getting S-OFF on a few HTC Devices. Since it is more than a software tweak, it is termed as the “wire trick”. Before we see more details about this process, let us see which devices does this process support:
- HTC Amaze (ruby)
- HTC Vivid/Raider/Velocity (raider)
- HTC Rezound (vigor)
- HTC Sensation (pyramid)
- HTC myTouch Slide 4G (doubleshot)
Bad luck for other devices including HTC Wildfire S which is a popular one and still has no chances of getting S-OFF.
What is S-ON & S-OFF
HTC has installed a security check on their devices which is referred to as S-ON. It is a flag stored on the device’s radio which checks signature images for new firmware and hence you can not flash custom ROMs or kernels, use scripts and custom images on your HTC Device because it restricts access to the NAND flash memory.
The term S-OFF means that the security check which HTC has installed on the device’s radio can be bypassed. When this becomes possible you can modify almost anything in your device just like any other Android device. This is the point when you can get 100% control on your Android device.
HOW TO Get S-OFF on your HTC Phone Using JuopunutBear
The process to get S-OFF is not easy but it is possible. Let us have a look at how it is done on HTC Vivid
To know more about how it is done with other devices, please visit Unlimited.io
Did you get S-OFF on your phone? If yes, please let us know in the comments how did you manage to do it.