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    Default GPe shipped with S-ON

    Thought they were shipped S-OFF as Phil's preview unit image showed his being S-OFF. Weird they now ship these units S-ON.
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    Default Re: GPe shipped with S-ON

    What is s-off and s-on? I have been hearing about it recently. Is it something to do with the bootloader on HTC devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattopotamus View Post
    What is s-off and s-on? I have been hearing about it recently. Is it something to do with the bootloader on HTC devices.
    S-off just gives full access and bypassing security restrictions. But with an unlocked bootloader and being able to flash having S-on is not as big of a deal as it used to be. It's much more easy to brick your device with S-off because you now have access to bypass restrictions that were protecting you. Good read below.

    HTCdev - Unlock Bootloader
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    Carrier: AT&T
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    The Basics: Unlocking and Rooting - http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...hing-roms.html
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    Default Re: GPe shipped with S-ON

    After unrooting, "Tampered: does not go away. This is an S-on feature.
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    Default Re: GPe shipped with S-ON

    You can remove the Tampered indicator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor007 View Post
    You can remove the Tampered indicator.
    How do I remove the tampered indicator? I have not been able to find a way to do this.
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    Default Re: GPe shipped with S-ON

    It's basically a security feature. The important issues it brings to flashers is that if you're S-ON, you cannot write to the /system while Android is booted (although some kernels know how to bypass this) and when flashing ROMs, you have to flash boot.img seperately.

    Other than that, it doesn't make a big difference to most. As was said before, it's very hard to hard-brick an S-On device. For S-Off, you just need to read instructions carefully before doing anything.
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    When I get home I will look back through my notes and post back on how to do it. I do believe it requires S-Off to do it and some are not comfortable with going that far.
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