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Bounty posted for S-OFF on HTC EVO 3D with HBOOT 1.50

Bouty-on-soffFocbuster78 on XDA has posted a bounty on the successful killing of S-ON on the HTC EVO 3D with HBOOT 1.50. As of this writing, the bounty consists of promises to pay small amounts by various users and is up to $465.

As developers don't get a regular paycheck from these things and it's now considered to be just a minor annoyance to the majority of the EVO 3D root crowd, the belief is that it's not getting enough attention.

HTC released the official unlocking method they promised at HTCDev.com, which allows you to flash new ROMs and kernels, but many in the rooting world have been annoyed that although the bootloader is unlocked the phones remain in S-ON. The Revolutionary S-OFF tool worked like a charm up to HBOOT 1.49, but since then there has been no change to Revolutionary.io, nor any reproducible method to achieve S-OFF on the EVO 3D with HBOOT 1.50.

A 1-click root/S-OFF method would mean HTC would never have your information in their databases as a root user. It would mean you could flash the pre-release radio ROMs that were evidently quite a bit more battery efficient and peppy. While nobody we've run across yet has been denied a covered repair due to HTC's unlock method, the potential is always there that one day the call to execute Order 66 will come down and you'll get a little note saying you're an enemy of the Republic.

If you believe that this noble goal is worth pitching in for, drop by this thread and let them know you'll financially support the time and massive effort that goes into figuring out how to defeat HTC's security. Or, do nothing; it's your choice. If they don't break it, you don't send a dime.

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6 thoughts on “Bounty posted for S-OFF on HTC EVO 3D with HBOOT 1.50

  • I’m all for this. I never rooted with revolutionary hoping for a 1 click method and ran the 1.50 ota which was a mistake. I well not unlock using the htc method as there is no reversal and you get put on their list. Plus Sprint has already told me I’m violating their terms due to too much roaming. It’s sad when a company says your violating their agreements due to their own coverage problems. I hope the 3g speeds are fixed by end of year or verizon will be my new service provider even if I have to settle for 2gb of data.

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  • Avatar of Ricky

    I need 1-click method 2, can’t wait to see. Please go a step forward. Freedom please, thx!

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  • Avatar of Smoothone

    Were you using a roam only control and they caught it? I have the simply everything plan and I use it when I’m at the gym because I don’t get their signal. I have Unlimited American Roaming so.. Shouldn’t be an issue… Just curious

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  • And there’s still nothing…….. :(

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  • Doesn’t look like there will be either, there’re 3 groups claiming to be the only ones left devoted to searching for S-off for the EVO 3D with about a post once every 2 weeks now to keep hope / interest / donations alive.

    It’s looking more and more like the HTC unlock method is going to be the only way to go. It’s not that bad.

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  • i bought a evo 3d on ebay with hboot 1.5 did the htc unlock method. it works fine but would like to have s-off like my back up og evo 4g is. i bought it on ebay so i don’t have to pay for activation and re-up my contract. thanks a bunch all u devs out there, will donate as soon as u guys get hboot 1.5 fully with s-off. love htc phones, hate how sprint trys to block every device they have. its the new age anything is hackable. lol peace.

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