Some talented developers are bringing the S-Off exploit for the HTC One M8with the name of SunShine. Unlike traditional S-Off hacks, the developers will charge users $25 to access the tool. This is understandable considering the amount of time put in to discovering this new exploit for HTC’s premium flagship. Users will need a stock Sense 6.0 running One M8, One Mini 2 or the One Remix along with root access to install SunShine.
The HTC One M8 received S-Off almost immediately after its launch, but HTC was quick to notice that and fixed it with a software update subsequently. Interestingly, HTC also has its own bootloader unlocking tool which is accessible through its website, but it has left out some variants of the handset. So SunShine is perfect for those who have wanted to test around custom ROMs on their One M8, without having to wait for HTC or the carrier to bring official support.
The developers suggest that the tool will work for other HTC devices as well, although only the One M8, One Mini 2 and the One Remix are mentioned in the official compatibility list. But other users don’t have to worry as the tool will prompt them if their device is compatible with SunShine when connected.