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HTC Source | February 18, 2018

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How to root the AT&T HTC One X

How to root the AT&T HTC One X

AT&T and HTC may want to restrict users from unlocking the bootloader on the AT&T HTC One X, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little root access until the development community finds a workaround. XDA-Developer kennethpenn has just posted a new one-click root solution which takes advantage of an exploit which was discovered by the development community – giving AT&T’s HTC One X (and other versions of the HTC One XL) full root access.

Unfortunately, gaining root access isn’t enough to install unofficially ROMs on the AT&T HTC One X, but we’re confident that development community will come up with a workaround. If you’re not a fan of HTC Sense and HTC’s customizations on the HTC One X, you’ll have to resort to third-part application launchers and replacement apps until the phone’s bootloader is unlocked.

To root the HTC One X, follow the seven simple steps below. The process may seem easy, but there’s always the risk that something could go wrong – leaving you with a fancy $600 paperweight. For more details about rooting the AT&T HTC One X, check out the original thread on XDA-Developers.

  1. Download and install the HTC mobile phone drivers.
  2. Download the file.
  3. Extract into a directory on your computer.
  4. Plug your HTC One X into your computer via USB. Recommended: Plug your device’s USB cable into the back of your computer if you’re using a desktop PC.
  5. Enable USB Debugging on your HTC One X. Settings >> Developer Options >>USB debugging (checked)
  6. Double click root.bat/ to run the script.
  7. Congratulations! Your device will reboot a number of times and then you will have full root access.

Source: XDA-Developers

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.



    Does it work with plus version?

  2. Tried this method on HTC one X AT&T but didnt work rather said access denied any idea how it can be fixed?

  3. Allan

    Yet to try it

  4. lasantha caldera

    can’t download file. any other link to get it please. Thanks