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In order to update the radio firmware, the phone doesn't have to be rooted right? I just need to boot into hboot and update, right?

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"PapaSmurf6768 said:
You just wont be able to downgrade back to an earlier radio

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Hmm, I'm honestly not sure, I've upgraded and downgraded radios many times on both my DINC and my Bolt, but I've always had S-OFF when I did it.
 

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darkpark said:
In order to update the radio firmware, the phone doesn't have to be rooted right? I just need to boot into hboot and update, right?

thank you.
You don't have to be rooted, but you DO have to have S-OFF to flash anything not signed though the bootloader (HBOOT). If you try to flash a radio package with S-ON, you will be greeted with a security warning and the radio firmware will not be written to NAND.

Having root access is an OS function and has nothing to do with the bootloader. Vice versa, having S-OFF has nothing to do with having root access to your OS.

Sorry for the long winded answer, but there seems to be some confusion about this. Here is a good tutorial (not updated for the tblot, but still useful) to read up on how everything works. ---> http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile...on-htc-android-phones-with-unrevoked-forever/
 
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