2011 was a tough year for HTC. As a result of announcing so many phones with a senseless naming scheme and little technical differences between them, the company lost a significant chunk of its market share to Samsung. In 2012, however, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer has reinvented itself by focusing on a smaller, but higher-quality, well-supported, consistently named lineup called the One series. The latest phone in the One series of smartphones – the One X+ – was announced earlier last month and publicly launched a few days ago. With a higher-clocked Tegra 3 chip, improved optics, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it’s one of the most capable Android smartphones in the market. Those of you who bought it will likely want to root it, for reasons mentioned in our earlier article on why you should root your Android smartphone.
We’ve come across a way to do this in a handful of steps. The method comes from shubhamchamaria from XDA-Developers. It has been tested working on multiple devices, but it may or may not work with your HTC One X+ if it is a variant of the model developed for by the developer.
Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be held responsible in case your device gets bricked or damaged in any other way as a result of following this method.
- Your HTC One X+’s bootloader must be unlocked. For this, you will need to head on over to HTCDev.com/bootloader, create an account with your device information, and then follow on-screen instructions.
- RootBootV4 (Direct Link)
Note: If you’re reading this guide months after publication, please visit the official thread as the developer may have released an improved version of their rooting tool.
- Download RootBootV4 to your PC. Extract the contents of the .zip file using suitable software. I personally recommend 7zip.
- Connect your HTC One X+ with your PC using a USB cable.
- Launch RootBoot.bat. Let it run until it asks you to press Enter when your phone is on its lock screen.
- Your phone will now reboot a couple of times. This is absolutely normal; it is nothing to be alarmed about.
After the final reboot, you should see an app called SuperSU in your app drawer. This will manage root access for root-ready apps.
Now, why not try out some of the top 15 apps to install after rooting your Android smartphone?
For queries, please visit the official thread over on XDA Developers forum.