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How To Root HTC Sensation XL On Gingerbread With One Click

HTC Sensation XL RootGot yourself an HTC Sensation XL and can’t wait to take it to the next level of customization and tweaking? As most of us know already, that requires root access and often users have to wait to get that on the latest Android devices. Well guess what? The wait is over! We have confirmation  that the HTC Sensation XL has finally been rooted and even better, it is a permanent root solution rather than a temporary one. This has been achieved via the same method employed for the HTC EVO 3D, but has known to stick on after a reboot on the Sensation XL. The root uses the famous ZergRush exploit and will easily root your Sensation XL in no time. More information and the complete guide after the break.

Note that the root will be permanent  only if the bootloader of your Sensation XL is unlocked. However, that shouldn’t be a problem as you can officially unlock your bootloader from the HTCDEV website whenever support is made available for the Sensation XL, which shouldn’t be long. Those who already have unlocked bootloaders can enjoy permanent root access right away while those waiting to unlock it can still gain temporary root with this method.

Had enough details and can’t wait to go on with it? Let’s not make you wait any further then, and move on to the rooting procedure!

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. To begin, download the root package from the link provided above and unzip its contents to your computer.
  2. Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your device. You can enable it in Settings > Applications > Development.
  3. In case the HTC USB drivers aren’t installed on your PC already, right now would be the time to install them. You can download them from the link provided above. Also, if HTC Sync is running, close it.
  4. Connect the device to the PC via USB and make sure to select Charge only mode.
  5. Open the extracted zip package and run the runme.bat file to begin rooting your phone. Once it finishes, you’ll have root access!

As we mentioned above, this root access will be temporary if the bootloader of your device isn’t unlocked, and you will lose root access upon reboot. In case you need it again, simply repeat steps 4 and 5 to get it back till the next reboot. Enjoy!

[via XDA-Developers]

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  • rafiqdue Davod

    I have followd the innstructions , when i run “runme.bat” file the program starts but nothing is happning on my HTC sensation XL

    • Scott

      hi i am planning to do this also. does your phone work properly still? im a bit concerned about risks thats all

  • peela.pavan

    guys, before you start the batch file. Kindly check the following…
    (1) make sure u have installed adb drivers for ur device
    (2) enable “USB DEBUGGING”  from (MenuSettingsApplicationsDevelopment)
    (3) enable “UNKNOWN SOURCES”  from (MenuSettingsApplications)
    (4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
    (5) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect to PC
    (6) skip “PC Companion Software” prompt on device

  • Phoneexchange114

    what so good root htc sensation

    • neeraj

      m 50 phoned unlocked 9023909337

    • Trikadoc

       rooting allows you to remove pre-installed apps on your phone stuff you dont use.

  • boonlay

    why much we root the phone pls tell me reason!!!

  • Mustafa

    i am having a problem….when i start runme batch file it gets stuck on scooting…plz help

  • Balen Ds

    i have a macbook computer i cant open the root package can someone please tell me how ? 

  • Cristian Espinoza

    I just did mine and the whole process took about 2 minutes if that…amazing!! Thank you!!

  • DeAndra

    Does this work for the original Sensation.

  • James

    Dear Zayed
    just wondering if you can show me how to run runeme.bat file in Linux OS. I dont use windows so I dont know how to experiment this on Linux with HTC XL
    thanks for help