HTC One M8 users surely can’t stop themselves from playing with their device across the barbed wires put by HTC. The annoying problem most of the users might come across is, after unlocking the bootloader or achieving S-OFF, there comes annoying Red Text on the startup splash screen of the phone. You probably won’t be able to bear it every time your device boots up, and think of getting rid of that annoying Red Text.
Well, XDA Recognized Developer Santod40, who earlier came up with the solution to the same problem for HTC One M7 and HTC Butterfly, has provided a way to resolve this issue on HTC One M8 as well. The process requires modifying the Hboot depending on the firmware version. In the following post we will explain this method to remove Red Text from the Hboot [Splash] screen from HTC One M8 comprehensively. If you’ve been looking for this very thing, your search may come to an end now and all you need is, to follow this guide carefully.
Here are the pre-installation instructions:
- This guide is for HTC One M8 [All Variants]. Do not try this on any other device.
- Your phone’s battery must be charged, at least 60%. This is highly recommended in order to avoid and power issues during the flashing process.
- Download and install Android ADB and Fastboot Drivers. Follow the guide carefully, and download the Fastboot folder separately on your desktop to avoid any complexity. You may use our Minimal ADB and Fastboot Drivers guide instead for the ease.
- Your device must have an unlocked bootloader and achieved S-OFF. Here’s our full guide on how to unlock bootloader, achieve S-OFF.
- Make sure that you’ve installed all the HTC Drivers and HTC Sync Manager – Download Here.
- Make sure that you backup all your important contacts, messages, call logs and all other media content as unlocking the bootloader will completely wipe your phone.
- Once flashed CWM, don’t forget to create a Nandroid Backup. This is highly recommended in case the system fails and you need to go back to your old system immediately.
- Enable USB debugging mode on your phone. In order to do so go to Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging. If you couldn’t find the developer options in settings then you need to activate the developer options first. In order to do so go to Settings > About and tap the ”Build Number” 7 times and your developer options should appear now.
- Disable your windows firewall and any anti virus programs if installed in order to prevent any interruption.
- Use your device’s genuine data cable to connect it to your computer.
Note: All these process will result in voiding the warranty of your device. In case of any mishap, we may not be held responsible with what’s happening or what happened to your device, nor the manufacturer “HTC” will be held responsible as all these process are highly custom. Make sure that whatever you’re doing, you’ve enough knowledge of that and you’re doing it at your own risk.
How To Remove Red Text from Hboot Screen Now:
- Download modified Hboot “No Red Text” .zip file according to your firmware.
- Copy the downloaded .zip file to Fastboot folder that you created using our ADB guide or Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder in C>Program Files>Minmal ADB and Fastboot.
- Now put your HTC One M8 in Fastboot mode. To do so, turn it off first completley. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power Key.
- You should be in Hboot menu now, select Fastboot using Volume Up / Down Keys.
- Once selected, connect your HTC One M8 to your PC.
- Now open the command prompt in the Fastboot / Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder. To do so, open any of these folders and then press and hold the shift key and right click on empty space within that folder. Now click on “Open Command Prompt/Window Here”.
Once you’re in command windows, issue these commands: fastboot oem rebootRUU
Now push this command: fastboot flash zip filename_Hboot.zip
- wait till the process gets completed.
Now push this command: fastboot reboot-bootloader
- Your device will reboot and the Red Text is gone. That’s all. Enjoy!