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.[quote]
- Download and install the HTC mobile phone drivers.
- Download the root.zip file.
- Extract root.zip into a directory on your computer.
- 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.
- Enable USB Debugging on your HTC One X. Settings >> Developer Options >>USB debugging (checked)
- Double click root.bat/root-linux.sh/root-mac.sh to run the script.
- Congratulations! Your device will reboot a number of times and then you will have full root access.