How To Root HTC One (Mini 2)

Maximize the full potential of your HTC One Mini 2. Rooting your handheld should do the trick. You could then be able to do anything under the sun to your handheld. Speed it up to process faster, or slow it down to save battery. Automate just about everything, and even remove bloatware that is really unnecessary but still is taking up too much space on your handheld.

Now get your PC ready, and make sure to have access to the internet because this is going to be as easy as ABC.

Follow the steps given below to begin the HTC One Mini 2 root:

Learn that you need your handheld’s battery charged to avoid any disruptions if it runs out of power. A sudden termination of this could waste your time because you have to redo steps again, or worse, could cause brick and damage your handheld.

You should also have a working SD card inserted in your handheld.

Remember to do the procedure at your own risk.

First off, you have to set your USB debugging mode on. You can do it by going to your handheld’s Settings > Developer options > USB debugging. You can see a box for the USB debugging option. Tick it and makes sure there is a check mark. That means it is enabled.

You need to make sure that your handheld connects to the PC properly. It should be recognized by your PC. Just to assure yourself, what you can do to is you need to get your HTC One Mini 2 drivers updated on your PC with HTC Sync manager. Download and install it in your PC. Run it with your handheld plugged in to your PC and you should now be able see it on your PC’s list of external devices.

Register in HTC Dev’s Unlocking the Bootloader through your PC. This site will send you an unlock code file to unlock the bootloader mode of your handheld through email. You just have to choose your handheld model which is HTC One Mini 2 from the selection panel. Click the ‘Begin Unlock Bootloader’ button to continue, and it will direct you to the instructions page. Do not disconnect in the middle of the process. Make sure you’re connection is stable. Just follow the steps they will show you, then, you’re done with unlocking your handheld’s bootloader.

Plug in your handheld on your PC. Copy and Paste the SuperSU zip file anywhere on your SD card. You will need it later for flashing. Just take note to not extract the zip file. Paste is as it is.

Download, extract and install Fastboot. Now go to the Fastboot installation directory. It is located at My Computer > Program Files or Program Files (x86) [depending on which Windows version you are using] > Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder. Paste twrp-2.8.5.0.img in that folder.

Using Fastboot, you are going to install the Team Win Recovery Project image file by flashing. So run a command inside the folder by holding down the Shift key then right clicking your mouse. Choose the option ‘Open command window here’. You should now see a command window. Enter the command ‘adb reboot bootloader’. By then, your handheld will reboot and enter into the HBOOT menu, also known as the bootloader mode.

Because you’ve unlocked your bootloader after following Step 3, you should now see ‘UNLOCKED’ on the top of your handheld’s screen. Below is a list of options which you can highlight by pressing Volume buttons. Do so to highlight the ‘FASTBOOT’ option then select it by pressing Power button. Now go back to your handheld and enter ‘fastboot boot twr-2.8.5.0.img’, which you notice is the file name of the image file you pasted in Fastboot installation folder. By that command, it will load that particular file within the folder and flash it to install the Team Win Recovery Project. Wait for the handheld to reboot and it will put you in recovery mode, now run by Team Win Recovery Project. TWRP assures you better back-up and recovery process of everything in your handheld, even more reliable than the factory recovery mode.

You can already unplug your handheld from your PC. Now that you are in the TWRP mode, that is touch screen-able, choose ‘Install’. It will let you browse files from your handheld. Now locate the SuperSU zip file you copied and pasted into your SD card in STEP 4. Then, it will give you an option to ‘Swipe to confirm Flash’. Just do so. Wait for the flashing to finish. Once it is done, you should reboot your device by choosing ‘Reboot’ then ‘System’. After the reboot, SuperSU will appear on your handheld menu which indicates that…..

That’s it!

You can always double check if your handheld really has root access by downloading Root Checker app in Google Play Store. Install and launch it then tap ‘Verify Root’ and wait for the result. It should say so, that you have root access, otherwise, it means you have to repeat the steps or leave it unrooted and live with the limitations of your handheld.

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