Verizon’s HTC One now has S-OFF thanks to XDA members beaups and jduck. The method, called Rumrunner S-OFF, was released this morning and is available for both Windows and Linux users. Since Verizon and HTC shut down the HTCDev bootloader unlock party that One owners were participating in on launch day, this is quite exciting. This also should satisfy the massive multi-thousand bounty that was accruing by the day. (more…)
While we were happy to see the HTC One on Verizon compatible with HTCdev’s bootloader unlock tool at launch, we also knew that the party would be a short one. Early adopters of the phone (read: those who purchased it early on day 1) were able to take advantage of the tool before Verizon and HTC eventually shut it down. It was indeed a brief window of opportunity. And since it was such a brief window, there are more than a handful of owners of the One who want the same freedoms that those early adopters enjoy. That want has led to a bounty. (more…)
If you picked up an HTC One today and already unlocked the bootloader (or are planning to before Verizon shuts it down), you may as well root it and toss on a custom recovery while you’re in the mood. Thanks to XDA member Flyhalf205, we have all of the files and short-but-sweet instructions for you below.
TWRP recovery should be available before long; however, this set of instructions uses ClockworkMod Recovery. (more…)
According to at least
two three members over at XDA, the bootloader on Verizon’s version of the HTC One is currently unlockable through HTCdev. I say “currently” because we have seen this happen with Verizon HTC phones in the past on launch day, but before long, they are removed and locked up tighter from the world than babies named North West. For now though, you can head over to HTCdev.com with your brand new HTC One, follow the steps that accompany their bootloader unlock tool, and begin to enjoy your phone the way it was meant to be enjoyed.
Now, it is my understanding that HTCdev only partially unlocks the bootloader. We aren’t talking full S-OFF here, but you can still flash ROMs and get dirty with it through a couple of work arounds that you wouldn’t see with it fully unlocked. Still, this is major, assuming it stays open.
Cheers @Dibears and @BloodiedWraith!
Currently under development, the MoDaCo ROM team is hard at work on SWITCH. The app, which is still in testing, would allow HTC One owners to easily “switch” between a Sense UI ROM and the Google Play Edition ROM. One moment you will be playing with BlinkFeed and Zoes, then the next you will have pure vanilla Android. It will be up to you on how a dual-booting device will benefit you in the long run. (more…)
Owners of a rooted GSM HTC One that have been dying to get a complete taste of vanilla Android are in luck, as custom ROMs built off of the Google Play Edition HTC One are now popping up on the web. In short, this is a rooted and deodexed version of exactly what comes on the GPE HTC One devices found on Google Play. Thanks to system dumps, now everyone can get in on the fun. (more…)
On Friday, both the HTC One and DROID DNA received tools that provided each device with S-OFF. Yes, finally after all these months, the DROID DNA has been conquered. There are a couple of tools available, one called Moonshine that requires Linux, and another called Revone that can be used on any operating system. Revone is still being pushed as a “developer early access preview,” so there are likely going to be bugs or issues along the way. If you don’t want to deal with potential issues, feel free to try Moonshine. If you don’t have Linux, know that we had a reader toss Ubuntu on a USB drive to use the tool and was able to finish the entire process in under 30 minutes. You can do it, young one.
Plenty of links below for each, so get to unlocking. (more…)
Owners of the unlocked GSM variant of the HTC One (that means it’s not locked to a carrier) can start flashing some CyanogenMod hotness. Official nightly builds are beginning to hit servers on the web, so start prepping that device. CyanogenMod will bring vanilla Android 4.2.2 with a hefty ton of customizations such as navigation bar tweaks, notification bar tweaks, and the list could go on forever. (more…)