1. tomglasser's Avatar
    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
    06-20-2014 11:59 AM
  2. scott_0's Avatar
    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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    06-20-2014 02:48 PM
  3. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    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)
    06-20-2014 03:05 PM
  4. Tower72's Avatar
    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
    06-21-2014 03:29 PM
  5. tomglasser's Avatar
    Thanks all for your input. I don't plan on s-off at the moment.
    06-24-2014 10:15 AM
  6. oldgreg101's Avatar
    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?
    07-17-2014 04:46 PM
  7. benny3's Avatar
    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
    07-17-2014 05:55 PM
  8. aarsyl's Avatar
    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.
    NEXUS_HTC_PS likes this.
    07-25-2014 01:35 PM
  9. NEXUS_HTC_PS's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-26-2014 08:22 AM

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