egzthunder1 · Aug 2, 2011 at 03:00 pm

Engineering Bootloader for Extended Fastboot Commands

Earlier today, we released an article that talked about the possibility of accessing Download Mode on the EVO 3D. However, among a few pieces of hardware as well as a few programs, you need to have an Engineering HBoot. This special, rather not publicized by HTC HBoot essentially enables extra fastboot commands, which will enable tons of functionality like the one mentioned in the previous article. XDA Recognized Developer xHausx decided that it would be a great idea to make it available to other devs as it becomes a very useful tool to most of them, particularly those making roms, kernels, and recoveries for our devices. Now, keep in mind that the use of this hboot is dangerous if you are not certain of what you are doing. This basically opens the doors to much more interesting features, most of which can turn your EVO 3D into a shinny and expensive paperweight. All in all, please handle with care.

If you have played with this and have found anything useful that you would like to share with the rest of the community, please leave it on the thread along with some feedback for the dev.

Now that S-OFF is available we can use the eng bootloader to get extra fastboot commands. If you set S-ON for whatever reason you must flash a SHIP bootloader first or you will brick your phone.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area.
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