HTC One (M8) dual sim
I own Nokia E71 as my primary phone since 2009.
In 6 years I've replaced LCD twice (once in a
screen glass twice, and full cover housing once.
Now it's time for a change.
The new phone happened to be HTC One (M8) dual sim variant (for practical reasons I prefer last but one versions of everything).
Before starting doing anithing with the device, you should read at least two XDA forum threads:
HTC One (M8) comes with locked bootloader, but HTC is kind enough to provide an official way to unlock it (you need to register on htcdev.com, but John Doe with a disposable e-mail goes fine). The process itself and related topics, like ROM flashing and building custom kernels are documented there as well, so it's worth read.
Some info about the phone in stock condition:
Model number on the case:
Model: 0P6B640 M8e
Software info from OS:
Amdroid version: 4.4.2 HTC Sense version: 6.0 Software number: 1.45.401.12 HTC SDK API level: 6.24 Kernel version: 3.4.0-g6544e50 and@ABM102#1 SMP PREEMPT Baseband version: 1.18.30306251.05G_30.57.306251.00L_F Build number: 1.45.401.12 CL352881 release-keys
Stock recovery info:
Untick "Settings -> Pover -> Fast boot".
Power-off the device.
Hold VolDown hardware key, press and hold power key.
Phone boots into recovery mode:
Recovery mode info in txt format:
M8_DUGL PVT SHIP S-ON HBOOT-3.18.0.0000 RADIO-1.18.30306251.05G OpenDSP-v38.2.2-00542-M8974.0311 OS-1.45.401.12 eMMC-boot 2048MB Jun 10 2014,19:51:53.0
Connect it to the PC, and press power button while "FASTBOOT" selected. It'll change to "FASTBOOT USB", PC will recognise the device and install drivers (if on win). Execute fastboot to get phone info:
>fastboot getvar all (bootloader) version: 0.5 (bootloader) version-bootloader: 3.18.0.0000 (bootloader) version-baseband: 1.18.30306251.05G (bootloader) version-cpld: None (bootloader) version-microp: None (bootloader) version-main: 1.45.401.12 (bootloader) version-misc: PVT SHIP S-ON (bootloader) serialno: ************ (bootloader) imei: *************** (bootloader) imei2: *************** (bootloader) meid: 00000000000000 (bootloader) product: m8_dugl (bootloader) platform: hTCBmsm8974 (bootloader) modelid: 0P6B64000 (bootloader) cidnum: HTC__032 (bootloader) battery-status: good (bootloader) battery-voltage: 0mV (bootloader) partition-layout: Generic (bootloader) security: on (bootloader) build-mode: SHIP (bootloader) boot-mode: FASTBOOT (bootloader) commitno-bootloader: 6b903f73 (bootloader) hbootpreupdate: 11 (bootloader) gencheckpt: 0 all: Done! finished. total time: 0.027s
According to this, CID/MID of this device are HTC__032/0P6B64000
Then I proceeded with the unlock procedure.
Unlock wipes the device to factory reset.
After the unlock, I rooted device following
this guide -
tried several recovery images, but only
worked (booting recovery image is enough, you don't need to flash it).
After playing with rooted phone for some time I finally figured out
that for real control over the device I do need S-OFF. At the time of writting
the only confirmed way to S-OFF for dual sim vaiant (m8_dugl) was
SunShine. My last Chinese purchase did
not pass airline security, I got refunded to PayPall and had some spare money.
So, investing into S-OFF and supporting the software was not a bad idea.
After enabling S-OFF I've updated OTA towards latest 3.33.401.6.
Finally ended up with
- init.d support
- wp_mod for system write support
- symlink for external storage added for Titanium Backup/legacy app compatibility
- boot image unsecured
As a good base for further modifications.
3.33.401.6 requires different recovery image, and latest official
twrp-22.214.171.124-m8.img worked fine.