Another S-OFF exploit for the HTC EVO 4G LTE, named Moonshine, has made its way into the world. It’s a lot more user friendly, and Windows-friendly, than previous S-OFF exploits, with some describing it as a one-click S-OFF.
Written by developers Fuses, Beaups, and Hyuh, the application runs under Windows or Linux and will S-OFF your HTC device, unlock your bootloader, install the Moonshine engineering HBOOT, install the Superuser binary and application, install Busybox, and replace your kernel with an insecure stock kernel. According to the development thread, it’s a pretty straightforward task, as long as HTC Sync is uninstalled.
Of course you always run the risk of bricking your device if you don’t know what you’re doing, but it appears nobody has managed to do that in the past couple of days. I’m not certain if this requires HTCDev or not.
Whatever the case, bringing one-click S-OFF and root closer to reality is a great thing, and I’m glad to see more development pushing into these areas. I’ve also been told by a reader that this works for the HTC One, but there’s no documentation for this that I can find. Therefore, your mileage may vary, and proceed at your own risk.