How to S-OFF Your HTC Sensation with ControlBearRelease Pyramid ICS WIN NOHTCDEVzip
If you have an HTC Sensation with HBOOT 1.27.0000 and ICS firmware, you might be looking for a way to unlock your bootloader, gain S-OFF and root your device without using HTCDev. Fortunately, there is a tool called ControlBearRelease Pyramid ICS WIN NOHTCDEVzip that can help you achieve this. In this article, we will show you how to use this tool and what are the benefits of S-OFF.
What is ControlBearRelease Pyramid ICS WIN NOHTCDEVzip?
ControlBearRelease Pyramid ICS WIN NOHTCDEVzip is a Windows application that can perform Juopunutbear S-OFF on your HTC Sensation. Juopunutbear S-OFF is a method developed by Team Unlimited that allows you to bypass the security flag on your device and gain full control over your partitions. This means you can flash custom ROMs, kernels, recoveries and mods without any restrictions.
What are the requirements for using ControlBearRelease Pyramid ICS WIN NOHTCDEVzip?
Before you use ControlBearRelease Pyramid ICS WIN NOHTCDEVzip, you need to make sure you have the following:
An HTC Sensation with HBOOT 1.27.0000 and ICS firmware (3.32 or higher).
A Windows PC with .NET Framework 4.0 or higher installed.
A USB cable and a wire clip.
A fully charged battery and a backup of your data.
How to use ControlBearRelease Pyramid ICS WIN NOHTCDEVzip?
Once you have everything ready, you can follow these steps to use ControlBearRelease Pyramid ICS WIN NOHTCDEVzip:
Download ControlBearRelease Pyramid ICS WIN NOHTCDEVzip from this XDA thread[^1^] and extract it to a folder on your PC.
Enable USB debugging on your phone by going to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.
Connect your phone to your PC via USB and run ControlBear.exe as administrator.
Follow the instructions on the screen and wait for the phone to reboot into Juopunutbear mode (a black screen with white text).
Now comes the tricky part. You need to use the wire clip to short two points on your phone's motherboard. This will trigger the S-OFF process. The points are marked in this XDA thread[^7^]. Be careful not to damage your phone or yourself while doing this.
If you did it correctly, you should see a message saying "S-OFF SUCCESS" on your phone's screen. If not, try again until you get it right.
Once you have S-OFF, you can unplug the USB cable and reboot your phone normally.
Congratulations! You have successfully used ControlBearRelease Pyramid ICS WIN NOHTCDEVzip to S-OFF your HTC Sensation.
What are the benefits of S-OFF?
Now that you have S-OFF, you can enjoy the following benefits:
You can flash any custom ROM, kernel, recovery or mod without worrying about compatibility or signature verification.
You can make permanent changes to your system partition without losing them after a reboot.
You can access advanced features such as fastboot commands, radio updates and NAND backups.
You can remove any bloatware or unwanted apps from your device.