How to remove the demo mode on HTC 10 (M10) and turn it into a retail unit

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Recently I bought myself a HTC 10 from eBay which appears to be a demo unit but with full network functionaility. However the Demo app on the phone does annoys me which it pop itself up every 30 secs and you have to either hit “return” or “home” key just to exit it.

As you might already know, the demo unit lock you from factory resetting or making any system changes to the device. There is no way for you to uninstall it or disable it, and it even stop you from connecting to your computer via USB. It makes sense that HTC added such limitation, afterall, it is for store display purpose. But, with a little investment, it is possible to remove such limitation to make it into a retail unit.

Requirements:

  1. HTC 10 (m10) demo unit with demo app
  2. SunShine app (to S-OFF and unlocked the device)
  3. TWRP Recovery
  4. ADB and Fastboot (I recommend MiniADB and Fastboot toolkit)

Step-by-steps tutorial:

  1. Go to the SunShine app website on your HTC 10, download and install
  2. After the initial tests, confirm that SunShine can S-OFF / Unlock your device
  3. Pay $24.99 In-App to complete the process
  4. Reboot in bootloader / download mode
  5. Flash TWPR recovery into the device using fastboot command (See TWRP page for instruction)
  6. 6. Go into TWPR recovery, it will ask you for encryption key, skip that. Go into Wipe, advance wipe and wipe the encryption key.
  7. Reboot
  8. Profit

Optional:

  • You might also want to root your device, please refer to this XDA thread
  • OTA will be broken after flashing the TWRP, you might want to update your device manually, more information on this XDA thread

How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge G935F with Z3X / Octopus Box on Android 6.0.1

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Due to work and a lot of personal things going on for the past few years, I haven’t got a chance to write a blog post for a long time. I decide to write this blog post as I believe this will help a lot of people and it will be a good memory exercise for my brain as well.

The advantage of this method instead of rooting your device is that it will remain your KNOX status as 0 so you will still have full warranty with Samsung after unlock. Notice that if you root your device using toolkit like CF-Root will void your warranty and this is definitely something you do not want. (Due to the high fault rate of the Samsung Galaxy S7 series)

Requirement:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge G935F / G953FD (Dual SIM) which is network locked
  2. Z3X / Octopus Box (To perform the unlock procedure)
  3. Odin (To flash the standalone modem)
  4. Modem file

Brief explanation:

By flashing the standalone modem, it will downgrade the modem back to the Andorid 6.0 version which has yet to be patched and can be unlocked without root through Z3X / Ocotpus box.

Step-by-step guide:

  1. Open up Odin and load the modem file onto the AP field
  2. Boot up your device in Download mode (Turn off completely, and turn on again by holding Volume Down + Home + Power, and release power once it is powered on)
  3. Flash the modem file into the device
  4. It will reboot automatically
  5. Once rebooted, use your Z3X / Octopus box to perform the unlock
  6. Profit.

儘管疲倦,也要Happy!

時間又轉眼間過了幾個月,我的一年「創出新天地」限期也快將到達尾聲。
在四月時終於找到了第一份工作,電訊公司,做街頭行銷的。
三天,我自己也沒想過,三天我就辭職了,還真破了很多人的記錄吧?
一來要在街上走來走去;二來又要追數,不然人工就可鄰得要命。
原來習慣了大學遲睡遲起的懶惰生活,一下子是很難改過來的。

然而,我又回到賣東西的日子,入貨收貨折貨驗貨維修拍照上架出貨;統統都一手包辦。
少不免的就是每天跑一轉郵局,一踏進就被那裡的職員認得我這個長期令人龍不斷的亞洲人。
因為已經做了兩年多的關系,這每天的常規事務我也做得得心應手,至少還可以有空看看電影玩玩LOL。
可惜的是我媽媽不太滿意我老是在家中“游手好閒”(雖然我絕對不贊同她的說法),所以我又被迫繼續找工作。

最近這一份也夠快的,IT Consultant,星期四面試,星期五就第一天上班。
還真沒做好心理準備的我,這樣就被騙上了一個星期多的工。
對,是被騙,因為老闆跟我說頭八星期是試用期,除了車馬費外我根本就是免費勞工;
我也不知道我為什麼當初會答應他上班的…

那生意就當然交給了我媽媽接手,可是她學了這麼久還只學會了出貨和去郵局(其實去郵局不用學的吧?)
其餘的也要等我回家做,才剛一個星期,我就真的感覺到我要累爆炸了。
雖然白天的工作一點也不忙,可是公司地址有點遠,我來回也要三個小時,回到家還要茶飯不思地兼顧生意。
難道要我放棄生意?沒可能,它就像我一手養大的孩子一樣,而且怎說它所帶來的營收比我上班還更有效益。
所以我現在就卡在中間,不上不下,一天時間當兩天用,說實在我能撐到一星期也算是這樣。

說了大半天也未進正題,也許我有太多東西要交代吧!
其實我想說的是:無論我多累也好,妳也會在身邊支持我,我實在很想說聲謝謝。
所以就算我累,我也累得很快樂。就像我要介紹的這一首歌一樣。
Because I’m happy…
Clap! Clap! Clap!

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明天又要早上七時起身,我還是乖乖的睡好了…

PS:嚴重爛尾,但我再不睡就要暈倒了。