How To Root HTC One – The Complete Guide

HTC phones, being the powerhouses that they are, are in such high demand nowadays. The latest model of the series has been receiving hardly any negative reviews in review sites across the internet (except for complaints about it’s $900 price tag).

While the phone already boosts spectacular performance, rooting HTC One can take it’s performance and customization even further.

When you root, you gain access and administrator privileges. That means you have the ability to make any kind of changes you want to the operating system. That let’s you break free of all of the limitations that carriers and manufacturers place upon your device.

Heck, you can even install your own version of Android!

Technically, you don’t need to do all of this in order to flash a custom ROM (custom version of Android) on your device. However, since many ROMs come with custom kernels, installing a new version of Android usually necessitates it.

Aside from artificially boosting your systems performance, a custom ROM that is built for a particular device, such as the HTC One, can significantly improve the efficiency of your device. ROMs such as Liquid Smooth are light on resources, yet provide a smooth experience for users.

You’ll also have the freedom to install “incompatible” apps on your phone that are meant for other handsets. You will also be able to install applications that aren’t from Google’s Play Store.

People have been doing this since the very first Android phone, the HTC Dream, was released way back in 2008. Many years later, the community is still growing, as more and more developments are being made to improve the Android experience.

Risks

Despite all of the advantages that rooting your HTC One can bring you, it isn’t without risks.

Because this involves bypassing the security measures that your carrier and/or manufacturer place on your device, you are making it easier for viruses to come in.

This is especially true if the source of your app, ROM, or kernel is shady.

There is also the risk that you may end up “bricking” your device, rendering it useless because of mistakes committed during the process.

This is especially scary because manufacturers maintain that damage done to phones as a result of rooting is not covered by warranty. They may also refuse to service a device with superuser access.

The good news is that many tools include a function that allows you to bring your phone back to it’s pre-root state.

Should you do it?

If you like to customize, then you ought to try it out.

Because of easy-to-use tools, this can be done very easily and safely.

As long as you follow the proper instructions, you should be able to keep your phone from becoming a hundred-dollar paperweight.

Legally speaking, you have nothing to worry about. Though the specific conditions vary from country to country, it’s okay to root HTC One as long as it’s not for something illegal.

For those who love to play with their gadgets, and would like to make their HTC One phones their own, this has a lot to offer.

So if you made up your mind, then get started by clicking on any of the links below which matches with your owned model:

Models:

M7
M9
Mini 2
S
SV
V
X

And as requested, I’ve also put a post about the method which can be done without a computer!

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