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    Default Why s-off if the bootloader is unlocked and the phone is rooted?

    Do I still need to s-off if I already unlocked the bootloader and rooted the phone? What benefit is there to turning the security off? I have already flashed Venom and the phone is working great.
    Thanks in advance for this novice question.
    Tom
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    Default Re: Why s-off if the bootloader is unlocked and the phone is rooted?

    being s-off enables you do much more with phone, you can flash firmwares with s-off, where as with s-on you can not

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    Default Re: Why s-off if the bootloader is unlocked and the phone is rooted?

    You're fine, there's no real need for s-off in your case.

    I'm running ARHD and elementalX, don't need s-off

    Posted by my Nexus 7 (2013)
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    Default Re: Why s-off if the bootloader is unlocked and the phone is rooted?

    also being s-off allows more ways to brick the phone as well. If you dont feel comfortable with it, or dont see a need for it and are happy with what ya have, dont do it
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    Default Re: Why s-off if the bootloader is unlocked and the phone is rooted?

    Thanks all for your input. I don't plan on s-off at the moment.
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    Default Re: Why s-off if the bootloader is unlocked and the phone is rooted?

    Does anyone know of any links to pages that go into great detail about the benefits of S-off, or can go into a good amount of detail of the pros and cons of doing it?
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    Default Re: Why s-off if the bootloader is unlocked and the phone is rooted?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgreg101 View Post
    Does anyone know of any links to pages that go into great detail about the benefits of S-off, or can go into a good amount of detail of the pros and cons of doing it?
    I dont think you will find anything in great detail, i suggest searching XDA or a Google search
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    Default Re: Why s-off if the bootloader is unlocked and the phone is rooted?

    A Google Search with be your best bet to find more information about the benefits of S-Off.

    But, in a nutshell, S-Off is the ultimate anti-brick status that you can get for your phone. It is really for those who are looking for more than just root. Being able to flash firmwares and run any RUU can prove to be a real life saver. It saved me several times when I was using my EVO LTE as my main phone.
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    Default Re: Why s-off if the bootloader is unlocked and the phone is rooted?

    Quote Originally Posted by aarsyl View Post
    A Google Search with be your best bet to find more information about the benefits of S-Off.

    But, in a nutshell, S-Off is the ultimate anti-brick status that you can get for your phone. It is really for those who are looking for more than just root. Being able to flash firmwares and run any RUU can prove to be a real life saver. It saved me several times when I was using my EVO LTE as my main phone.
    ^this is exactly it. For me, flashing firmware is key.

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