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In the world of technology, new terminologies keep surfacing all the time, most of which can really boggle down an average, regular user. The Android development world is no exception to this rule, and among the many new words that keep sprouting, one confusing term is S-OFF/S-ON. Generally, these terms are applied to HTC’s Android phones, particularly the Droid Incredible and EVO 4G.

In a nutshell, S-OFF means that the NAND portion of the device is unlocked and can be written to. The default setting for HTC’s devices is S-ON, which means that neither can you access certain areas of the system nor can you guarantee a permanent root. Furthermore, signature check for firmware images is also ensured by the S-ON flag.

That is easy to verify. Simply boot into HBOOT on your device, and the text on top will show the flag status as either S-OFF or S-ON. A full root generally means S-OFF.

Htc aria - android (a6366)

• A second screen for what matters to you most
• Unlock your phone with voice recognition
• HTC Usonic headphones included in-box

• Switch between 16MP and UltraPixel modes
• Ultra-wide 150 degree panoramic selfies
• 4x light sensitivity for perfect night shots
• New contoured glass re-design

In the world of technology, new terminologies keep surfacing all the time, most of which can really boggle down an average, regular user. The Android development world is no exception to this rule, and among the many new words that keep sprouting, one confusing term is S-OFF/S-ON. Generally, these terms are applied to HTC’s Android phones, particularly the Droid Incredible and EVO 4G.

In a nutshell, S-OFF means that the NAND portion of the device is unlocked and can be written to. The default setting for HTC’s devices is S-ON, which means that neither can you access certain areas of the system nor can you guarantee a permanent root. Furthermore, signature check for firmware images is also ensured by the S-ON flag.

That is easy to verify. Simply boot into HBOOT on your device, and the text on top will show the flag status as either S-OFF or S-ON. A full root generally means S-OFF.

The Dream was released to mixed, but mostly positive reception. While the Dream was praised for its solid and robust hardware design, the introduction of the Android operating system was met with criticism for its lack of certain functionality and third-party software in comparison to more established platforms, but was still considered to be innovative due to its open nature, notifications system, and heavy integration with Google's services.

HTC officially announced the Dream on 23 September 2008. It would first be released by T-Mobile as the T-Mobile G1, starting in the United States . on 20 October 2008 in its 3G -enabled markets only (it became available in all markets on 24 January 2009), [6] [7] followed by a British release in November 2008, and a release in other European territories in early 2009. [8] On 10 March 2009, it became available in Poland as the Era G1 on Era . [9] On 2 June 2009, both the Dream and its successor (the HTC Magic ) were released by Rogers Wireless in Canada . [10]

The Dream was discontinued by T-Mobile on 27 July 2010. [11] The G1 was spiritually succeeded in October 2010 by the T-Mobile G2 , a new HTC device which also featured stock Android and a sliding keyboard, and was T-Mobile USA's first " 4G " smartphone. [12] In Canada, Rogers suspended sales of the Dream on 15 January 2010 due to a bug affecting the proper use of emergency calls . [13]

Pre-orders for the smartphone in the United States through T-Mobile USA began on 8 July 2009. [13] T-Mobile officially released on 5 August 2009. [14] In Russia , there was information that it would be available [15] via Russian HTC official online store for about 770 USD, [16] but soon HTC announced that it decided to sell another Android-powered device instead of HTC Magic. [17] The first Android device officially sold in Russia was later revealed to be the HTC Hero . [18]

The HTC Magic runs the Android operating system and comes pre-installed with a WebKit based browser. Other pre-installed software enables access to various Google services , including Gmail , Google search , Google Maps , Google Talk and YouTube . [10]

Like the HTC Dream , the Android Market application, which allows users to download new software applications from third-party developers, as well as providing publicly viewable ratings and comments, is also included with the device. [19] Indian versions of HTC Magic do not have Google apps and Android Market access. [20] [21]