How to Root HTC One – T-Mobile

Rafia Shaikh
Posted May 11, 2013
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This tutorial will run you through the procedure of getting super user rights on your new HTC One powered by T-Mobile. Rooting your Android devices enable you to do everything with your phone giving you full rights. But it does comes with a trade-off of loosing your manufacturer warranty.

Follow this tutorial on your own risks as rooting voids the OEM warranty. This tutorial is specifically written for HTC One models powered by T-Mobile.

Prerequisites before you root HTC One T-Mobile:

  • Charge your HTC One to at least 70% of battery level.
  • Create backup of all your important data in your HTC One.
  • Make sure that USB Drivers for HTC One are installed on your computer.
  • Ensure to have your T-Mobile HTC One with an unlocked bootloader and ClockworkMod recovery tool installed. 

How to root HTC One T-Mobile:

Required files: download the root package for your T-Mobile HTC One from this link (Super User) or from here (SuperSU).

  • Connect your HTC One to PC and copy the downloaded file to the SD Card.
  • Switch the device off and reboot it in recovery mode: press and hold volume down and power buttons to enter in bootloader mode. In recovery mode, highlight options using the volume keys and select it with power button.
  • Create a Nandroid backup of your current ROM – an important step to restore back if anything goes wrong or you want to move back. Go to Backup and Restore > Backup.
  • Now from the menu, select Install Zip from SD Card followed by Choose Zip from SD Card. Locate the downloaded firmware file and confirm the installation.
  • Once the installation is completed successfully, return to main menu and select Reboot System Now to reboot HTC One.

Ta da! Your T-Mobile HTC One is now rooted. You can check the root access using Root Checker app from Play Store.

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