1. UTnick's Avatar
    Not that S-ON was really standing in the way of us flashing anything we wanted -- unlimited.io has gone and delivered to us S-OFF. Hats off.


    LazyPanda S-OFF Public Beta | Unlimited.IO
    06-27-2012 08:36 PM
  2. kellyrx8's Avatar
    Downloads removed until DL mode fix is in place.
    06-29-2012 12:14 PM
  3. Shadnic's Avatar
    I'm trying to run S-OFF, and the HTC drivers we're told to first download from the site (the standard lazy panda page, LazyPanda S-OFF Public Beta | Unlimited.IO). Don't seem to work for me. They most certainly say "windows" next to the download link, but when I run it, it says, "This driver installer is not supported in this operating system!"

    Now I am running windows 8, but I've seen several posts from people running W8 on the S-OFF thread saying that it worked flawlessly for them. I also tried running the installer in both windows 7 and windows xp compatibility mode.

    Any ideas?
    07-04-2012 11:04 AM
  4. digink#AC's Avatar
    It seems like people were able to install ROMs with S-ON so what is the benefit of having S-OFF?
    07-13-2012 11:41 AM
  5. kbp08tls's Avatar
    It seems like people were able to install ROMs with S-ON so what is the benefit of having S-OFF?
    Initially there was no advantage to S-OFF. In addition to being able to flash ROMs, you could flash radios and kernels in recovery S-ON, which couldn't be done before. This was extremely convenient.

    With the OTA, it appears as if HTC has locked down the bootloader such that S-OFF cannot be achieved (yet), and reports are that you can no longer flash radios or kernels via recovery S-ON.

    So, best bet is to go ahead and achieve S-OFF before taking the OTA. That will set you up with more flexibility if it takes forever for the lazy panda team to crack the new bootloader.
    07-13-2012 11:55 AM
  6. digink#AC's Avatar
    Initially there was no advantage to S-OFF. In addition to being able to flash ROMs, you could flash radios and kernels in recovery S-ON, which couldn't be done before. This was extremely convenient.

    With the OTA, it appears as if HTC has locked down the bootloader such that S-OFF cannot be achieved (yet), and reports are that you can no longer flash radios or kernels via recovery S-ON.

    So, best bet is to go ahead and achieve S-OFF before taking the OTA. That will set you up with more flexibility if it takes forever for the lazy panda team to crack the new bootloader.
    Krap, of course I accepted the OTA.

    I didn't want to root yet until there were ASOP roms, hopefully there is a method to turn S-OFF when CM drops or something.
    07-13-2012 01:44 PM
  7. TonyC's Avatar
    I used this method and it worked for me. But as an FYI, some people have been having issues (soft brinking their phones) so I would highly encourage people who are going to try to achieve S-OFF to read this thread:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1737123

    Particularly check out post #475 for the list of steps that you can use to avoid any issues. I went through these steps and achieved S-OFF with no problems.
    07-13-2012 06:17 PM
  8. kbp08tls's Avatar
    I used this method and it worked for me. But as an FYI, some people have been having issues (soft brinking their phones) so I would highly encourage people who are going to try to achieve S-OFF to read this thread:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1737123

    Particularly check out post #475 for the list of steps that you can use to avoid any issues. I went through these steps and achieved S-OFF with no problems.
    Before or after the OTA? As of yesterday, this was not working with the updated bootloader.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    07-13-2012 07:28 PM
  9. TonyC's Avatar
    I believe before the OTA.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    07-13-2012 09:17 PM
  10. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Did it via Ubuntu live CD. Painless.

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    07-14-2012 10:17 PM
  11. p2cactus's Avatar
    Yeah, doesn't seem to work after OTA.

    EVOLTE and AC FTW!
    07-16-2012 11:46 PM
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