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    Default whats s-on / s-off

    I remember people talking about it on the rezound. So what is it? Can you not write on the partition? Meaning hard to load custom Roms? W so meaning its pointless to root? So someone that's knowledgeable with s-off/s-on help me out. Also I know HTC has the Dev tool. Is that only to unlock the device? Its been awhile since I've owned a HTC device and did all the hacking on it. Please refresh my memory so I don't mess up my phone if/when i get it
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    Simply answer is s-on = security on and s-off = to security off. By having s-on your limited to being able to change some system files which would prevent you from making changes to things like you kernel, removing bloat apps, flashing custom recovery, flashing roms . Having s-off or turning the security off your able to make changes to those system files. I'm by far no expert so if I'm wrong here someone please correct me.
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    Default Re: whats s-on / s-off

    Quote Originally Posted by mclarryjr View Post
    Simply answer is s-on = security on and s-off = to security off. By having s-on your limited to being able to change some system files which would prevent you from making changes to things like you kernel, removing bloat apps, flashing custom recovery, flashing roms . Having s-off or turning the security off your able to make changes to those system files. I'm by far no expert so if I'm wrong here someone please correct me.
    Almost, but not exactly. Pretty sure you can sideload ROMs through ADP. You just can't have customs recoveries and kernels.
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    Default Re: whats s-on / s-off

    Thanks yo, but is it on or off on this device
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    Default Re: whats s-on / s-off

    Quote Originally Posted by Irvgotti View Post
    Thanks yo, but is it on or off on this device
    Reports has been the review units are s-off, let's hope the retails version is the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfoofoo View Post
    Reports has been the review units are s-off, let's hope the retails version is the same.

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    Retail devices will be S-On, which can also be found in the thread you just linked.
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    Default Re: whats s-on / s-off

    Quote Originally Posted by karn101 View Post
    Retail devices will be S-On, which can also be found in the thread you just linked.
    Since it will be s on.. Maybe a developer edition will come ? I just don't want to buy this and can't tinker.
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    Default Re: whats s-on / s-off

    I believe the folks at xda have some partial rooting,
    s-off will allow users to write the /system partition, otherwise you can still flash roms, just not radio/kernels
    It also (I believe) changes the modes you can do these operations (ie recovery/fastboot etc)
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    Verizon has killed off HTC Dev for unlocking. Via XDA they only consider it temporary setback for achieving S-OFF.
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    Default Re: whats s-on / s-off

    Quote Originally Posted by zepfloyd View Post
    Verizon has killed off HTC Dev for unlocking. Via XDA they only consider it temporary setback for achieving S-OFF.
    I just saw that. I really don't want to get the note 2. Or wait
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