Android Mods

August 2, 2012

How to root the HTC One X

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This guide is designed for people new to rooting and should be easy enough for you to follow.

Disclaimer – As usual I am not responsible if you damage your device so follow this tutorial at your own risk.

 

With that said lets begin. Ok first off we have to unlock your Bootloader on the HTC Dev site.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU SHOULD BACK ALL APPS UP BEFORE DOING THIS AS THIS WILL WIPE YOUR DATA PARTITION, YOUR INTERNAL MEMORY WILL REMAIN INTACT JUST YOUR APPS ETC WILL BE WIPED.

STEP 1 – Visit HTC DEV and create an account for yourself

STEP 2 – Download these FASTBOOT Files

STEP 3 – Make a new folder on your c: drive called fastboot. To do this go to START > Computer > click on C drive then right click in C: drive and select create new folder and rename it fastboot

STEP 4 – Extract the Fastboot.zip File you downloaded in Step 2 and put the contents of the .Zip in your new fastboot folder.

STEP 5 – Visit http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/ and select “All other Suported Models” and “then begin unlock bootloader”. Tick Both boxes and proceed.

STEP 6 – Now we are going to put your device into Fastboot. To do this power off your device first. Then hold the power and volume down button together. When the menu pops up use the volume keys to navigate to and highlight Fastboot then press the power button to continue.

STEP 7 –  Connect your phone up to your PC and go to start and open up a command prompt window. (windows XP – Click Start > Run > type CMD in box then press OK (Windows 7 – Click Start > type CMD in search box then press Enter) and type the following cd c:fastboot  then fastboot oem get_identifier_token Now select and copy the text as per step 9 on HTC Dev and paste your identifier token and click submit. You will then recieve an Email from HTC Dev with further instruction and your “Unlock_code.bin”.

STEP 8 – Download the “Unlock_code.bin” from your email and stick it in the fastboot folder you created earlier. Open up your command prompt window again and type this fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin You will now press volume up on the new screen and power to confirm.

If you got a to many links error just forget it you have now successfully unlocked your Bootloader WooHoo So now lets get to the other stuff.

Installing Your Custom ClockWorkMod Recovery

STEP 1 – Download the latest CWM from HERE (MD5: 147B081A8FD9216FA62244031E44DF88) and put it in the Fastboot folder you created earlier.

STEP 2 – Power off your phone again and boot into Fastboot as before. Then Plug your phone into PC and open up that command prompt window again.

STEP 3 – Type the following in order cd c:fastboot then fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.4.0-endeavoru.img (Please not if your recovery image isnt the 5.8.4.0 img then just yoe the name of yours instead as this is the latest at time of writing)

NOW DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR TURN OFF YOUR DEVICE HOLD POWER AND VOLUME DOWN. NOW CHOOSE RECOVERY AND PRESS POWER TO SELCT AND CLICK THE BACKUP OPTION SO THAT IF ANYTHING EVER GOES WRONG YOU ALWAYS HAVE A COPY OF YOUR ORIGINAL DEVICE STATE. 

So now that you have a custom recovery you can now have options

1- Go to XDA HERE and choose a ROM you wish to flash it. All flashing instruction are included on ROM page.

2. Just Root your stock ROM by downloading the latest SuperSU binaries from HERE and install them Via Recovery.

I hope this guide helped you out and if it did let us know on Facebook or Twitter. Big thanks to all the members over at XDA HTC One X forums who contibuted to the One X development and a special thanks to XDA member bagofcrap24 who helped us get our One X rooted in the first place.

 

 

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I live in Scotland UK and have been blogging about technology for a long time. I started BeginnersTech as I wanted even the total novice to be able to enjoy it as much as I do. If you ever need help or want to ask a question you have come to right place.

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