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How to root the HTC One X

This guide will show you how to root the HTC One X Android phone.

Disclaimer

Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way. Before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely.

What is needed to root the HTC One X?

In order to root the HTC One X you will need the following.

  • The HTC One X you wish to root
  • A PC

Step 1 – Set up the Android SDK environment on your PC

Before you can run the rooting tools on your PC to root the One X you must first set up the Android development environment correctly.

In order to use Fastboot to root the HTC One X you must have the Android SDK downloaded and installed on to your computer.

We show you how to do that here.

Step 2 – Unlock the bootloader of the HTC One X

In order to root the phone you first must unlock the bootloader of the HTC One X

We show you how to do that here.

Step 3 – Download the HTC One X root file

In order to root the phone you simply download a root file to your PC which you can get here. Once downloaded save it and extract it to an easy to access location on your PC such as the desktop.

Step 4 – Enable USB debugging on the HTC One X

So that your PC recognises the HTC One X for rooting you need to enable USB debugging mode which is done as follows:

On the HTC One X go to Settings.

Tap Developer Options.

Tap USB Debugging and make sure the option is checked.

Step 5 – Boot the HTC One X into Bootloader mode

In order to run the root file you must boot the HTC One X in to bootloader mode which is done as follows:

  1. Make sure the HTC One X is turned off completely.
  2. Hold down the volume down key and the power button until the phone starts up and it will be in bootloader mode.

When the phone is in bootloader mode connect it to your PC.

Step 6 – Root the HTC One X

With the phone in bootloader mode and it being connected to the PC simply navigate to the HTC One X root folder you downloaded and extracted in step 3 and run the root.bat file and then the phone will be rooted.

Once the process has been completed disconnect it from your PC. Once it restarts you will see the SuperSU icon meaning you have successfully rooted the HTC One X phone.

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