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In the world of technology, new terminologies keep surfacing all the time, most of which can really boggle down an average, regular user. The Android development world is no exception to this rule, and among the many new words that keep sprouting, one confusing term is S-OFF/S-ON.

In a nutshell, S-OFF means that the NAND portion of the device is unlocked and can be written to. The default setting for HTC’s devices is S-ON, which means that neither can you access certain areas of the system nor can you guarantee a permanent root. Furthermore, signature check for firmware images is also ensured by the S-ON flag.

How Do I Know If My Device Is S-ON Or S-OFF?

That is easy to verify. Simply boot into HBOOT on your device, and the text on top will show the flag status as either S-OFF or S-ON. A full root generally means S-OFF.

How Do I Get S-OFF On My HTC Android Phone?

Follow this tutorial which shows you how to gain S-OFF with Revolutionary.

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