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  1. MrCGym's Avatar
    I opted to gain SOFF and flash the GPE's complete firmware, effectively converting my device to a GPE. It was great.

    Yeah, I'm completely new. I just learned on youTube how to root. Apparently I first have to unlock the bootloader. What is SOFF and GPE? Sorry for the newness here.
    03-07-2014 12:57 PM
  2. dmmarck's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm completely new. I just learned on youTube how to root. Apparently I first have to unlock the bootloader. What is SOFF and GPE? Sorry for the newness here.
    GPE = Google Play Edition; it's the version of the One that you can buy direct from the Google Play Store, and it uses stock Android software as opposed to HTC's Sense software.

    S-OFF is a weird thing. HTC handles their firmware/software a bit differently; when you get the device (stock) it's shipped S-ON, meaning that you cannot "write" to a certain partition of the software (the NAND, if I recall correctly). In order to gain full control over the device, not only must you unlock and root the device, but you must achieve S-OFF so you can "write" to that partition. For example (IIRC), one cannot change the bootloader ("HBOOT") on an HTC device, in particular the One, without achieving S-OFF. In the ye old days of HTC, the only way to achieve S-OFF for some devices was to physically change something, I believe it was a matter of touching a wire to something else (I didn't have one of these devices, so pardon my ignorance). With the One, you can achieve S-OFF through certain pieces of software and loopholes. When I achieved S-OFF, it required a variety of different steps because an AT&T update closed the previous loophole. Now, I believe the process is much simpler and has been reduced to piece of software, but you may want to read up as I sold my device months ago.

    I needed S-OFF for two things: to reset any sort of "tampered" flags from unlocking the bootloader and to be able to install the complete GPE firmware, including the GPE HBOOT/bootloader. Otherwise, you can flash (install) a GPE ROM. The benefits of a full conversion is that all of the software is stock and it is updated very quickly through Google/HTC, as opposed to being at the mercy of the carrier. I also had to change the CID (cell ID, if I recall correctly) so the GPE firmware/software would properly install.

    While hacking the One is a lot more straightforward than most devices, it's not even close to Nexus devices. I recommend reading up on it a bit, watching YouTube videos, and asking questions if you are unclear.

    Good luck.
    03-07-2014 01:30 PM
  3. silverpalm's Avatar
    hello guys and gals
    i have a htc one m8 on ee,i was looking to s-off so i can sim unlock,can i use the uxtoolkit HTC One M8 AT&T to do so then the method to pem unlock
    im not to bothered about a custom rom maybe in the future
    or is there no way to s-off a one m8 on ee as i saw a thread about it the person who started it never update to say if it worked
    thank you for any help
    06-05-2014 03:59 AM
  4. wizzrah's Avatar
    hello guys and gals
    i have a htc one m8 on ee,i was looking to s-off so i can sim unlock,can i use the uxtoolkit HTC One M8 AT&T to do so then the method to pem unlock
    im not to bothered about a custom rom maybe in the future
    or is there no way to s-off a one m8 on ee as i saw a thread about it the person who started it never update to say if it worked
    thank you for any help
    You might want to post in the M8 section. This is for the HTC One M7.

    Sent from my One Xl using Tapatalk
    06-05-2014 10:57 AM
  5. Rob Walker 3rd's Avatar
    Hey everyone, is this way still valid to unlock and root the HTC One? Mine just updated to 4.4.2 and wondering if that will change the process.
    07-02-2014 11:37 AM
  6. wizzrah's Avatar
    Hey everyone, is this way still valid to unlock and root the HTC One? Mine just updated to 4.4.2 and wondering if that will change the process.
    The process should be the same. Unlock at HTCDev and then flash a recovery so you can root.
    Rob Walker 3rd likes this.
    07-02-2014 03:58 PM
  7. Rob Walker 3rd's Avatar
    The process should be the same. Unlock at HTCDev and then flash a recovery so you can root.
    It was, thank you very much for confirmation.
    07-05-2014 09:09 AM
  8. woodcutter909's Avatar
    Hey friends
    I have HTC one m7 relocked and rooted
    Now I want to unlock...but when I completed all the steps to unlock...it stucks at the ENTERING RECOVERY....
    Can't anyone help me..
    12-18-2014 01:18 PM
  9. anon(8792469)'s Avatar
    Hello, could someone help me unlock my device? Verizon HTC One M7 WLV, 5.28.605.2 firmware.
    12-20-2014 03:26 PM
  10. benny3's Avatar
    Hey friends
    I have HTC one m7 relocked and rooted
    Now I want to unlock...but when I completed all the steps to unlock...it stucks at the ENTERING RECOVERY....
    Can't anyone help me..
    Stock recovery or did you flash a custom recovery?
    12-21-2014 10:31 PM
  11. benny3's Avatar
    Hello, could someone help me unlock my device? Verizon HTC One M7 WLV, 5.28.605.2 firmware.
    Read up here.......[Tutorial][Resource][Root](Unlock S-OFF Requ… | Verizon HTC One | XDA Forums
    And you need to go here......Welcome to HTCdev
    12-21-2014 10:35 PM
  12. fungo45's Avatar
    Does this still work on Lollipop?

    I tried unlocking the bootloader, been am getting stuck. the directions on HTC's site show how to get the token, but when I follow the instructions, instead of getting the token in the command prompt, I get the following:
    Unlocking and Rooting the HTC One - AT&T, Dev, Unlocked and International model-capture.png


    Could it be that this has already been done (I bought the phone used)?
    05-19-2015 10:03 AM
  13. benny3's Avatar
    You have a typo in your cmd, Its best to copy & paste from the HTC instruction page.
    yiu havs fastboot oen , it should be oem
    05-20-2015 09:25 AM
  14. fungo45's Avatar
    Aha! You're right - thanks for pointing that out.
    05-20-2015 09:45 AM
  15. benny3's Avatar
    Aha! You're right - thanks for pointing that out.
    No problem we all do it...lol
    05-20-2015 06:06 PM
  16. fungo45's Avatar
    No problem we all do it...lol
    So now that I have the boot loader unlocked, I need to flash the recovery. But the link in the OP leads to a site where all the download links for the one click tool are removed. So I tried the link to the manual method, and those are gone too. Any ideas?
    05-21-2015 11:21 PM
  17. benny3's Avatar
    So now that I have the boot loader unlocked, I need to flash the recovery. But the link in the OP leads to a site where all the download links for the one click tool are removed. So I tried the link to the manual method, and those are gone too. Any ideas?
    https://twrp.me/Devices/
    05-22-2015 02:32 AM
  18. Jimmil's Avatar
    I found on Google a very effective rooting tool, what really matter is this software to make sure the phone will be protect ,when rooting,never damage to original data or device,the hope can help friends in need,you can click on this link understanding,
    09-29-2016 02:29 AM
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