Today, we’ll show you how to root the HTC One (M8) Android smartphone with the help of TWRP recovery. The new smartphone is powered with the Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.3GHz processor, 5” Full-HD 1080p Corning Gorilla glass display, Ultra pixel Duo camera, Android KitKat 4.4.2. After the release of the device lots of guides are available to unlock the bootloader and install recovery on the web. To get the root access on the device, first you have to unlock the bootloader and install recovery on it. You can find both the guide below.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the HTC One 2014 (M8) android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL HTC ONE DRIVERS
You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
HOW TO ROOT HTC ONE 2014
Step 2. Download the rooting tool for the HTC one here and move the zip file on your New HTC One’s internal / external sd card and remember its location.
Step 3. Power off your device and boot it in recovery mode. To do this Press and hold Volume Down + Power key together and release the Power key once the Screen turns on, but keep holding the Volume Down key. You will be in Bootloader mode now. Press Volume Down button a few times to select Recovery option, and then press Power key to reboot into recovery mode.
Step 4. Now create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important.
Step 5. Now to install the rooting tool on the phone. Tap on the Install » Browse the location where you save the rooting tool on Step 2 and select it.
Step 6. Once the rooting file is installed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot » then, tap on System to reboot your phone.