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Over the past year or so, HTC devices have become notoriously more difficult to root/mod/S-Off than the devices of yesteryear. When one series of devices gets cracked, the next generation released by HTC has historically been drastically more difficult to crack.

This has been the case for some of the more recent HTC devices; namely the Amaze, Rezound, Sensation/XE, Vivid/Raider/Velocity, And MyTouch 4G Slide. Up until now, a few of those devices have never even received S-Off status. Now, though, thanks to a new method called JuopunutBear by the Unlimited Team, all of the aforementioned phones can become S-Off.

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Before attempting to use JuopunutBear, you must unlock your device with HTC's official bootloader unlock tool.

Like with any new method on a hard-to-crack device, there are some caveats to be aware of. Firstly, this method will wipe the contents of the SD Card. Because of this, we strongly suggest using an SD card aside from your primary. If you don't have an extra, then make sure to perform a full backup of your card's content before starting this process.

Secondly, this process is more than just a software tweak. It actually requires what the Unlimited team refers to as the "wire trick" during the software flashing process. To get a better idea of what I'm talking about, here is a video of the exploit being performed on the HTC Vivid (since it's different for each device, the team has put together videos for each one):

http://youtu.be/hm5rK2PGBkY

If you feel confortable with doing something like that to your device, then you can find full instructions and downloads at the link below. If you do decided to give this a try, make sure to drop us a line in the comments and let us know how you fared.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • itched

    Am I missing something here? The Sensation, at least the Pyramid, has had S-Off for ages now.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, please.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      The previous method was patched in an OTA.

      • aNYthing6

        Only if you didn't have S-OFF before. 

        • http://twitter.com/TeamAndIRC Justin Case

          No the method would still be patached, the outcome however is still left intact.

          • MISAEL

            HOLA PERDON SOY DE GUATEMALA Y MI HTC AMAZE 4G POR QUERER SE S-OFF SE A QUEDADO CON LA PANTALLA NEGRA Y TRES FLECHAS DOS FORMA UN CIRCULO Y EL OTRO ESTA EN MEDIO AYUDA XFA VOR

      • Mmaqia

         hi i tried this method on htc amaze now my phone is down i didn't do back up.stuck in white screen hboot,bootloader,recovery.
        Please help

        • MISAEL

          HELLO I AM OF GUATEMALA AND PARDON MY HTC AMAZE 4G S-OFF WILL WANT YOU BEEN WITH A BLACK SCREEN AND ARROWS TWO THREE forms a circle and the other is in VOR XFA Media Help

  • Black Cat Gundam

    It took a few tries, but it did indeed work on my Rezound! It is kinda Runbe Goldberg-ish, but it works!

  • Dragonrazorz

    Yup, worked on my rezound, took a couple minutes

  • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

    I used revolutionary.io on my Sensation the day it came out :) Hoping Samsung leave the S3 to be unlocked by devs if they want to. An S3 with CM9 would probably be my perfect phone!

    • deX

      The Specs of the S3 aren't even confirmed yet. Every them there's a new rumor with different specs. How do you know Samsung won't pull off an HTC and abandon their loyal customers by not including an SD card slot and a removable battery?

    • deX

      The Specs of the S3 aren't even confirmed yet. Every them there's a new rumor with different specs. How do you know Samsung won't pull off an HTC and abandon their loyal customers by not including an SD card slot and a removable battery?

  • Mmaqia

     hi i was playing with my phone tried to use the juopunutbear S-OFF and now it stuck in in first white page that shows fasboot and bootloader and reboot and of course i lost my sd card backup.
    Please see if you can help.
    Thank you.

    • http://twitter.com/HumanRacehorses Harold Goldner

      First of all, if you lost your backup sd card, you didn't read the instructions which CLEARLY state that the exploit wipes the SD card, so you need to either back it up or use a different sdcard.  In fact, the instructions even say READ THE INSTRUCTIONS before you do ANYTHING, so you clearly didn't do that (which means you probably shouldn't be messing with your handset).

      Second of all, you are in the bootloader, so you haven't bricked your phone.  You need to put a recovery on your sdcard or flash it in fastboot, then reflash your boot image through bootloader.  Head over to xda-developers and READ the threads and you should find a solution to your problems.

      But really, this time, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.

      • Mmaqia

         Hi i really do appreciate your reply.can you please go easy i"m a beginner when i try to do recovery it takes me back to fastboot i'm lost can you provide some more easy going info.
         Thank you.

      • Mmaqia

         hi i went to recovery installed stock recovery and when i rebbot the phone it goes to black screen with small phone and green circle in the middle.
        i spent 16hrs with this no solution and i'm willing to learn.
        please reply with some help.
         Thank you. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/simran13dhaliwal Simran Dhaliwal

    Sir..i have htc sensation xe (unlocked, HBOOT-1.18.0000, Android 2.3.4, **NOT ROOTED**) ...does JuopunutBear works for me OR i need to Root my phone??

  • lizardking

    Hi I did this to my HTC amaze now it's not functioning thank god I have insurance I did send it back and I'm getting new one.
    Please don't try this otherwise you will damage your device.
    Thank you.

    • Hasan Naseer Ahmed

      I Have Also Tried 'JuopunutBear' It is Amazing Software For Gaining S-off,, I have Done With my HTC Amaze 4g, This IS unbelieveable method TO s-off your mobile phone..
      5 Stars

  • MOHAMMED JAWAD

    Hi sir ...i don't know how to do it with HTC AMAZE 4G unlocked S-ON ..and i don't know if it's root it or no plz help ...cuz im trying to use arabic and read it only ...thank u

  • Yossi

    Great! worked like a charm on my Amaze 4G!  :)
    (I had custom ROM , Revolution HD)

  • Cabrenudr

    Hi there,
    i tried this on my HTC Sensation XE however it's stuck on the joupunutbear screen, and i can't recover it any suggestions? when i try to recover it from H-boot it goes to clockworkmod

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Looks like EVO 3D with hboot 1.50 is supported too now.

  • Han

    some one should help me with this.
    I got HTC amaze 4g
    got the bootloader unlocked and s-on
    Installed the official ICS 4.0.3 from t Mobile OTA update(the Rom is not rooted)
    I have read in your article that your trick only works if the phone is rooted.In my case when the phone is not rooted will this wire trick function.Or is there any way to do the root before doing wiretrick.

  • Jleprince

    Thanks for this aportation, do you think this will be work for mi HTC Chacha?

  • Haniismayil

    A big thanks to the developers and for those who put their heads behind this S-Off for HTC Amaze 4G.I never believed it would work.But since the bloatware on my T-Mobile Obsessed me so much I planned to try out this trick.And I ended up doing the wire trick on my HTC Amaze 4G to quench my thirst to be the admin of my phone.To my surprise it worked like a charm and now my phone is S-Off and running a custom ROM from XDA.I love my Amaze now.Since the phone is Amazing ever since did this.If you guys have any doubts on how it is to be done.You can email me at haniismayil@gmail.com.I will guide you through the steps since I was once in your situation I know how it feels like when you get pissed up with your phone.Thanks HTC for giving us this marvellous device.And for the members of this S-Off developers.Keep Rocking Android for ever.

  • Haniismayil

    This is true it worked for me on my HTC Amaze and my Friends HTC vivid.We both are happy that this site helped us accomplish our mission.Kudos to the people who worked for this.The trick works.You can enquire with me on haniismayil@yahoo.com, if you got any doubts.

    • Isaac

       Hi, i have sensation xe with 2.3.4 ginger bread and i would like to upgrade to 4.0.3 and PG58IMG.zip file is not there in net so plz can u help me how to upgrade

  • Yisao

    I did it with my Amaze 4G!!!.. It has worked fine for me yesterday!!! it´s very easy!.. Only,  warning with the static electricity from the hands

  • Jon

    ok but will this affect the ics that i just installed on my Rezound? it says you must install the bootloader first, but the latest ics build says u must be stock with out a bootloader???

  • Chucktr

    A little late in replying and thanking you -but- we accomplished S-Off and root in October of 2012. Thanks for all the wisdom.

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