But Don’t rejoice too hard, though. This HTC One S-OFF method is described as an “Early Access Preview Edition.” The description is as follows:
We want to give you S-OFF as soon as practically possible so an early access preview release is not a polished product but it does work (mostly). It will:-
* require knowledge of common android tools like adb and/or fastboot
* be a command line tool
* be rough around the edges
* probably crash sometimes
* fail to work everytime or in all cases or on different carrier ROMs – LET US KNOW if you get repeated failure on carrier variants.
* certainly not look pretty.
* despite being “early access” be very unlikely to brick your device (but naturally, this is possible, it’s still a hack).
* give you a very good chance of getting S-OFF. Today. Right now.
I can honestly say I’m excited about the HTC One S-OFF being official. It’s always cool to see us shoot a nice and shiny bird to HTC’s lockdown methods, and put our devices to use like they were meant to be used.
So let’s not waste anymore time here. If you have some Android knowledge, patience and willpower, give it a try. I should be getting my HTC One in July via upgrade, so I’m sure that it will be much more polished by then. In the mean time, if you own a One, give it a try and tell us what you think in the comments below. Otherwise, head over to the XDA thread and go for the gusto guys! Happy S-OFF-ing.