Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | ... | 32
246 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 15

Subscriber

  Reply # 1060755 7-Jun-2014 09:38
Send private message

Kyanar:
dauckland: Just a quick question.
I bought my M8 today.
I think it was sold to me at as a Vodafone one (Noel Leeming).
I am with 2D.
After some initial setup and a software update (that came up instantly after turning it on) it's all OK with one detail - I do not see LTE in the list of network types.
Anyone else?

Thanks,
Damian


2degrees has no LTE network.  So it's natural you won't see one.


I get that I wouldn't see the actual network.
The issue is I don't even see the option for that network.
My original One M7 has the option.

Also, anyone also only has AUS keyboard option and no NZ or GB?

295 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 13


  Reply # 1063243 11-Jun-2014 10:48
Send private message

I remember when I was picking up the M8, there were 2 versions they had in stock. One was 2Degree which has HTC one M8, the Vodafone version had HTC M8x. I got the Vodafone version - and that was on the box. What's the difference? Couldn't find much online... 

 
 
 
 


531 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 1063248 11-Jun-2014 10:55
Send private message

Insanekiwi: I remember when I was picking up the M8, there were 2 versions they had in stock. One was 2Degree which has HTC one M8, the Vodafone version had HTC M8x. I got the Vodafone version - and that was on the box. What's the difference? Couldn't find much online... 


I also bought a 2Degrees version but it is also the M8x on the box. I think M8x is the Asian version which is what all NZ stock are.

BDFL - Memuneh
59392 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10605

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1067255 17-Jun-2014 08:39
Send private message
3085 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 447

Subscriber

  Reply # 1067495 17-Jun-2014 14:11
Send private message

freitasm: If I root the device will it still get updates?



I don't believe OTA updates will work if you have a custom recovery.




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

BDFL - Memuneh
59392 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10605

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1067582 17-Jun-2014 15:00
Send private message
11505 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5211

Trusted

  Reply # 1067590 17-Jun-2014 15:04
Send private message

My son just purchased one of these, a nice piece of kit for sure




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


2074 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 509


  Reply # 1067599 17-Jun-2014 15:17
Send private message

freitasm: So just rooting it changes the recovery?

Interesting...




Not necessarily, But there is a good chance OTA will not work any more, but there are other ways to restore software. Maybe you should install a custom recovery and create a backup of your current stock rom

3085 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 447

Subscriber

  Reply # 1067739 17-Jun-2014 17:22
Send private message

Yabanize:
freitasm: So just rooting it changes the recovery?

Interesting...




Not necessarily, But there is a good chance OTA will not work any more, but there are other ways to restore software. Maybe you should install a custom recovery and create a backup of your current stock rom


I was under the impression that a custom recovery was required to flash root access, but I have been wrong plenty of times before! Maybe via adb but not something I have tried. Even if custom is the case, you can then restore the stock recovery after gaining root. The trouble with that is the next time you get an OTA update you are likely to lose root (unless something like OTA Rootkeeper is available for the M8).




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

2074 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 509


  Reply # 1067756 17-Jun-2014 17:40
Send private message

Dingbatt:
Yabanize:
freitasm: So just rooting it changes the recovery?

Interesting...




Not necessarily, But there is a good chance OTA will not work any more, but there are other ways to restore software. Maybe you should install a custom recovery and create a backup of your current stock rom


I was under the impression that a custom recovery was required to flash root access, but I have been wrong plenty of times before! Maybe via adb but not something I have tried. Even if custom is the case, you can then restore the stock recovery after gaining root. The trouble with that is the next time you get an OTA update you are likely to lose root (unless something like OTA Rootkeeper is available for the M8).


Im not sure about HTC but i know with other devces like samsung there are root methods which can keep the stock recovery

3085 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 447

Subscriber

  Reply # 1067867 17-Jun-2014 20:34
Send private message

All the guides I could fnd when rooting my M7 followed the;

Bootloader unlock at HTCDEV.COM (caution completely wipes phone),
Install custom recovery using a PC with fastboot,
Flash a superuser zip to get root.

After that you could flash a stock recovery back, or as I did, delve into the world of custom roms.

The M7 is my fifth HTC phone and the only handset I didn't eventually rom up was my One X. I assume apart from having a removable SD card the M8 would be similar.




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

BDFL - Memuneh
59392 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10605

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1067870 17-Jun-2014 20:37
Send private message

The difference here is that this root method actually exploits the kernel. You don't need to install anything but the app and click the button. So wondering if the whole OTA lockout would still be happening.





3085 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 447

Subscriber

  Reply # 1067886 17-Jun-2014 20:56
Send private message

freitasm: The difference here is that this root method actually exploits the kernel. You don't need to install anything but the app and click the button. So wondering if the whole OTA lockout would still be happening.



As far as I have seen in the past if you have a stock recovery and stock (rooted) rom then it should accept the update. Experience (admittedly on an ASUS tablet) was that the update can remove root, but that it can be protected if you are aware of it.

The method sounds brilliantly simple! What's the catch.......

Does the handset need to be S-Off to achieve it?




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

BDFL - Memuneh
59392 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10605

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1067889 17-Jun-2014 20:57
Send private message

I don't know. Here is the link to towelroot.com and more information on gigaom.

And never mind, just read this on Gigaom: "Towelroot has been tested with both AT&T and Verizon variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5, as well as the Galaxy S4 Active and the Nexus 5. Unfortunately, devices from Motorola and HTC won’t work with Towelroot, because their /system folders are write-protected."




696 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 103


  Reply # 1067914 17-Jun-2014 21:27
Send private message

freitasm: I don't know. Here is the link to towelroot.com and more information on gigaom.

And never mind, just read this on Gigaom: "Towelroot has been tested with both AT&T and Verizon variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5, as well as the Galaxy S4 Active and the Nexus 5. Unfortunately, devices from Motorola and HTC won’t work with Towelroot, because their /system folders are write-protected."


The link to towelroot doesn't work btw.

1 | ... | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | ... | 32
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39


UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.