With HTC Android devices, it’s always the bootloader that stands in the way of rooting, custom ROMs and kernels etc. The Jetstream tablet, is no different, however, HTC has begun offering to unlock the bootloaders for some devices via their website. If you’re looking to root your jetstream tablet, we have that covered as well thanks to XDA-Developers forum member DoomLoRD. The rooting method, is not your typical one click method, but a manual one.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- Unlocked bootloader. You can do that at the HTC Dev website.
- ADB with fastboot installed. See our guide on what is ADB and how to install it.
- Insecure kernel.
- Root toolkit.
- To begin, download the kernel and root toolkit from the links above and extract the contents of the toolkit.
- Rename the kernel to insecure or anything easy.
- Connect the device to the PC and make sure USB debugging is enabled.
- Reboot the device in fastboot mode by opening command prompt and entering the following command on your PC:
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot boot insecure.img
- Once the device has booted up, run RUNME.bat from the toolkit you extracted.
That’s it, your device should be permanently rooted after reboot. For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.