How to Unlock Your HTC U12+ with SunShine S-OFF Tool
If you are a fan of modding your HTC smartphone, you may have heard of SunShine, a popular tool that allows you to enable S-OFF on your device. S-OFF stands for security off, and it gives you access to write to certain partitions that are normally protected by the bootloader. With S-OFF, you can do things like downgrade your firmware, change your region, or even convert your device to a Google Play Edition version.
However, not all HTC devices are easy to S-OFF. Some of them require a paid tool like SunShine, which costs $25 per device. One of these devices is the HTC U12+, the latest flagship from the Taiwanese company. SunShine recently added support for the HTC U12+, making it the only tool that can currently S-OFF this device.
In this article, we will show you how to use SunShine to unlock your HTC U12+ and enjoy the benefits of S-OFF. Note that this process will void your warranty and may erase your data, so make sure you back up everything before proceeding. Also, be aware that SunShine only provides temporary S-OFF, which means you will have to run it again after every reboot. However, any changes you make while in S-OFF mode will persist after a reboot.
An HTC U12+ with an unlocked bootloader. You can unlock it via HTCdev or by using SunShine.
A Windows PC with ADB and Fastboot installed.
A USB cable to connect your phone to your PC.
The latest version of SunShine APK (254) downloaded from here.
Copy the SunShine APK file to your phone's internal storage.
Enable USB debugging on your phone by going to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.
Connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.
Open a command prompt window on your PC and navigate to the folder where you have ADB and Fastboot installed.
Type the following command and press enter: adb install -r Sunshine.apk
Once the installation is complete, disconnect your phone from your PC and launch the SunShine app on your phone.
Read and accept the terms and conditions and tap on Continue.
Select S-OFF/Unlock Bootloader option and tap on Start.
The app will check if your device is compatible and then ask you to pay $25 via PayPal or Bitcoin. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the payment.
Once the payment is verified, the app will reboot your phone into bootloader mode and start the S-OFF process.
Wait for a few minutes until the process is finished and do not disconnect or turn off your phone.
Your phone will reboot automatically and you should see a message saying \\\"Congratulations! Your device is now S-OFF!\\\" on the app.
You have successfully unlocked your HTC U12+ with SunShine S-OFF tool. You can now enjoy the full potential of your device and install custom ROMs, kernels, mods, etc. Remember to run SunShine again after every reboot to keep S-OFF active. If you have any questions or issues, feel free to visit the official XDA thread here. ec8f644aee