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Install FASTBOOT and ADB using Android Studio on Windows

Google recently changed it’s “Android ADT Bundle” or “Android SDK Tools” to “Android Studio”. If you are someone that likes to root, unlock, s-off and hack your phone, you are always in need of fastboot and adb files , which are command line utilities that allow you to manipulate your android smartphone using your PC as long as your phone is attached to your PC via a usb cable. In this post, I’ll show you how to install fastboot and adb using the...

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How to get OTA updates on a Rooted HTC One M8

As you know, part of the process of rooting your HTC One M8 involved installing a custom recovery such as TWRP or ClockWorkMod. We install these custom, feature-rich recoveries to be able to gain root access, create full system backups, etc. However, these very custom recoveries block OTA (over the air) updates because they replace the stock recovery of your phone. A stock recovery is what came with your phone and it is a low level recovery with no features other than to reset your phone and...

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How to Install a Custom ROM on your HTC One M8

How to Install a Custom ROM on your HTC One M8 (supplemental post for my youtube video) Requirements: Must have a unlocked bootloader on your HTC One M8 Must have a Custom Recovery installed on your HTC One M8, such as TWRP Rooted HTC One M8 is highly recommended but not required To meet the above requirements all at once, watch my “Root your HTC One M8” video which will give you step-by-step, crystal clear instructions. Recommended Actions: Create a Full System Backup of your HTC...

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How Convert HTC One M8 Google Play Edition back to Stock Sense

This guide assumes you are S-OFF. It also assumes that you are familiar with terms such as rooting, unlocking the bootloader, TWRP, Nandroid Backup, Custom ROMs, etc. Otherwise you shouldn’t be here.  If you followed my video guide on how to Convert your HTC One Sense M8 to Google Play Edition with OTA updates, you may be wondering if that process is reversible. The answer is yes. However, normally, you can simply use what we call a RUU file, which stands for ROM Update Utility...

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How to Change the CID Number of your HTC One to SuperCID (M8 or M7)

Changing your CID to SuperCID on your HTC One (M7, or M8) comes with the major benefit of being able to install any ROM from any carrier to your phone. This means that if you see a “T-Mobile only ROM” out there, you can install it on your phone even if you have AT&T HTC One with S-OFF. Or if you see a “AT&T only ROM”, you can install that ROM on your T-Mobile HTC One with S-OFF, etc Requirements: In order to be able to change the CID Number of your HTC One to...

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How to Get S-OFF on your HTC One M8 (All Models)

A Quick Word on S-OFF: S-OFF stands for security-off as opposed to S-ON which means security-on. I am not going to go into the deep technical details of what S-OFF or S-ON is, but I will tell you that with S-OFF you have complete access to every nook and cranny of your HTC One M8 or any other HTC smartphone. In other words, you get the maximum customization capabilities on your HTC One M8. For example, you can even change the splash screen (the screen you see when you power on your HTC One) of...

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