Root HTC One & Install Recovery on HTC One [How to]

HTC one is the latest Smartphone from the HTC mobile, the device has the some awesome features and one of the competitor of Samsung Galaxy S4. Today in this post we let you know how you can Unlock the Bootloader of HTC one, Root HTC one and Install Recovery on HTC One. Rooting has lots of benefits, after rooting you can enjoy lots of customized roms on your device, customize your device as per your need and install rooted application on your device. The process is little bit long, but not so hard. Within a few minutes you can Root your device, to root your device first you have to install Custom recovery on your device.

Before you get down to rooting your HTC One, remember one thing follow the step one by one and don;t miss any step from the below guide, otherwise this will create some problem with your device, So read the instruction carefully again and again, then follow the instructions below.

Root HTC One & Install Recovery on HTC One

Root HTC One & Install Recovery on HTC One

Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. won’t be responsible in case your device gets damaged in any other way during the process.

NOTE:-But Before following this guide download these files and do take the full backup of your device, so you can easily restore all your files and data on your device after the update.

a) Take the Full Backup of your device with these application

b) Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.

c) Download and install HTC Drivers from here.

Once the drivers is installed on your device and USB debugging mode is enabled on your device follow the below mention steps one bu one to update your device with the latest firmware.

How to Root HTC one and Install Recovery – Step by Step Guide

Step 1. To Root You device first you have to Unlock the bootloader of your HTC one. The process is simple and take 5 to 10 minutes to unlock the Bootloader, here is the complete guide to Unlock the bootloader of HTC one.

Step 2. After Unlocking the bootloader. Download Recovery file from here to install recovery on your HTC One mobile. One downloaded the file extract the file in desktop and rename the file to “recovery.img”.

Step 3. After this download the fastboot package for HTC one and extract the contents to a folder. Now copy the recovery.img file (That you Downloaded on Step 2) into the Fastboot folder on your desktop.

Step 4. Now time to go on your HTC one mobile phone, On you HTC one Settings > Power and disable the Fast Boot option. It is important that this option be disabled for our Fastboot to work properly.

Step 5. Now turn off Your HTC one Smartphone and boot into fastboot mode(hold down the Power button and Volume Down key at the same time and then selecting ‘Fastboot’ from the menu using the ‘Power’ button), after that connect your device with a computer via USB cable.

Step 6. Now Go on your Computer and open the Fastboot folder on your desktop that you download on Step 3. Hold the Shift key down on your keyboard, and then Right-click inside the folder. Select Open Command Window Here from the right-click menu.

Step 7. Now on command prompt windows type the following command:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

That’s it!! now the custom recovery is installed on your device and you are ready to root your device, now follow the below mention steps to Root your HTC one smartphone.

Step 8. First download HTC one Rooting tool here. After that enable the USB Debugging on your HTC one.

Step 9. Now copy the above mention file on your HTC One device, Once the file is copied on your device. Turn off your device and reboot to recovery by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power buttons till you see the Boot menu screen. Then press the Volume Down button till you see Recovery highlighted, and then press the Power button to boot to Recovery mode.

Step 10. Now your HTC one is in Recovery Mode, now all you have to Flash the file that you copied on your device via the recovery. So all you have to select “install zip from …” and then you need to select the HTC one Rooting tool which you have placed in your phone in the Step 9.

Once the zip file has been flashed, select the Reboot System option to reboot your HTC One. Now your HTC one is rooted and you enjoy all the custom ROMS and pother rooted application on your device. Hope you like the Guide for more update like our Facebook page here.

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