For many smartphone enthusiasts, stock software is never good enough. Luckily for us, Android is all about choice and freedom. And while manufacturers often don’t follow that philosophy, sometimes we can get our way with a bit of hard work. Manufacturers haven’t been very kind to the developer community as of late, but the developers almost always prevail.
The latest achievement from the community comes courtesy of the Firewater team, which has achieved S-OFF on pretty much all HTC One (M8) models. S-ON is HTC’s security that prevents heavy modification like custom recoveries and kernels, so achieving S-OFF opens nearly unlimited possibilities for users that want to modify their devices. And of course, one of the first modifications performed on the HTC One (M8) is a full conversion to the Google Play edition ROM.
Procedures like this are dangerous and will void your warranty, so attempt it at your own risk. Modifying smartphones is no easy task. If you feel comfortable giving this procedure a try, the instructions are in the source link. Are you excited for development on the HTC One (M8)? Leave a comment!