How to Root HTC One X!

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Want to get the most out of your brand spanking new HTC One X?

UPDATE: Looks like this root method also works fine on HTC One S, just to let you know.

NOTE: This root method is for European/Asian/Unlocked HTC One X, the original with quad-core processor.  If you have AT&T HTC One X, please follow the universal One X Root method or the latest 2.20 root method.

Well, you will probably want to root it then.  Rooting your HTC One X can give you new found powers like the ability to install/backup/restore ROMs, run rooted apps, and a whole lot more.  If you want to know all about rooting, see this video on Why Root My Android Smartphone.

Note: Unlocking bootloader WILL ERASE ALL YOUR PERSONAL SETTINGS/APPS!
It will also erase your personal media files such as photos and videos.
I suggest you to root as soon as you get your phone so you don’t have to start over.

If you don’t want to lose all your personal settings and apps, you can follow the universal root method first to root your phone and backup your apps using Titanium Backup app.

If you aren’t going to install custom ROMs, you don’t need to unlock your bootloader, you can just follow the universal root method to get root.  (And yes, you can still get OTA updates if you only have root.)

So, if you are ready, let’s get started.  This should take us about 20-30 minutes, anyone with a computer can do it.  These instructions are for Windows computer only right now but I will have another tutorial for Linux and Mac users soon.

Step 1. Make sure USB Debugging is checked under Settings->Developer Options.

Step 2. Connect a micro-USB cable from your HTC One X to your computer.

 

Step 3. Make sure you phone is in “Charge only” Mode.

 

Step 4. Go to Device Manager in your computer and make sure you have correct drivers installed.  If you rooted any Android device, you might have it installed already.  You should find “My HTC” or “Android ADB Interface”.  If you do, you can skip driver installation, go to Step 17.

Otherwise, you will see “HTC” like below screen with an exclamation mark.  Double-click on the “HTC”.

Step 5. Next, download appropriate drivers for your Windows and unzip:

Download HTC One X drivers for Windows 32-bit

Download HTC One X drivers for Windows 64-bit

You should get a folder called either HTC_Driver_64 or HTC_Driver_32.

Step 6. Next click on “Update Driver”.

Step 7. Choose “Browse my computer for driver software”.

Step 8. Choose “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”.

Step 9. Choose “Show All Devices”.

Step 10. Choose “Have Disk”.

Step 11. Choose “Browse”.

Step 12. Find the folder you unzipped the driver files to and browse to the folder inside it.

Step 13. Choose androidusb.INF and click “Open”.

Step 14. Choose “My HTC”.

Step 15. You should get a message saying that Windows has successfully installed the drivers.  If you got error here, make sure you downloaded the correct drivers. (Windows 32-bit or 64-bit?)

Step 16. You should now see “My HTC”.

Step 17. Next download OneXRoot.zip and unzip.

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Step 18. Open up a command prompt (type “cmd” under Start->Search) and type:

cd Downloads

cd OneXRoot

adb devices

You should see a bunch of letters and numbers.  If you do, you are ready to go.

Step 19. Next go to your browser and type “htcdev.com”.  If you don’t have an account, go ahead and register, then log in.

Step 20. Next click on “Unlock Bootloader”.

Step 21. Choose “All Other Supported Devices” OR “HTC One X” if you see that option.

Step 22. Click on “Begin Unlock Bootloader”.

Step 23. Click on “Yes”.

Step 24. Agree with the legal terms and click on “Proceed to Unlock Directions”.

Step 25. Scroll down and Click on “Proceed to Step 5″.

Step 26. Scroll down again and Click on “Proceed to Step 8″.

Step 27. Next, hold down Volume Down and Power button for about 20 seconds until your phone resets into bootloader mode.

Step 28. Choose “Fastboot” and hit the Power button.

Step 29. You should now see “FASTBOOT USB”.

Step 30. Go back to the command prompt and type:

fastboot oem get_identifier_token

Step 31. It should spit out some random code.  We will need to copy and paste this into HTCDev.com website so right click and choose “Mark”.

Step 32. Carefully highlight starting from <<<< and ending with >>>>.  After highlighting, do a right click, this will copy the code into your clipboard.

Step 33. Next, do a right click and paste the code into HTCDev.com website.

Step 34. You should get the message, “Token Submitted Successfully!”.

Step 35. Next go to your e-mail inbox and HTC should have send you an e-mail with your unlock code file.

Step 36. Download the attachment Unlock_code.bin file.

Step 37. Next, copy the file Unlock_code.bin to the OneXRoot folder.

Step 38. Type:

fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin

UPDATE: You will lose everything on your phone when you unlock the bootloader (ignore the screenshot below), please backup all your photos and videos before unlocking!!!

Step 39. Go to your One X, hit Volume Up and then hit the Power button.  Your phone should now reboot with bootloader unlocked.

Reboot your phone into Fastboot mode and type the following in command prompt:

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

Step 40. When your One X reboots, connect to your computer as a “Disk Drive”.

Step 41. Copy over the CWN-SuperSU-v.0.87.zip in OneXRoot folder to your storage on the HTC One X.

Step 42. Get into bootloader again by holding down Volume Down and Power button together for about 20 seconds.

Step 43. Once in bootloader, choose “RECOVERY” and hit the Power button.

Step 44. Once in ClockworkMod Recovery, choose “install zip from sdcard”.

Step 45. Choose “choose zip from sdcard”.

Step 46. Choose CWN-SuperSU-v.0.87.zip.

Step 47. Choose “Yes”.

Step 48. Once done, reboot.

Step 49. When you HTC One X reboots, you should find SuperSU app installed, run it.

Step 50. Update the SU binaries.

Step 51. You now have a 100% rooted HTC One X phone with no additives added.  If you run rooted apps, you will see the “Superuser request” like below.

What next?

You probably want to make a backup of your newly rooted stock ROM and also backup your apps with Titanium Backup app.

Congratulations, pat yourself on the back, that wasn’t so hard was it?

Credits - Koush for the ClockworkMod Recovery and ChainFire for awesome SuperSU and ROOT

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521 Responses to How to Root HTC One X!

  1. elGumso says:

    Hey I think a step was missed in this – it was necessary for me to flash the recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru file using “fastboot flash recovery”. Following this extra step everything worked as suggested. Thanks for an excellent writeup.

    • admin says:

      Sorry, looks like I accidentally edited out that part in video, updated!

      Just type “fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img” in fastboot mode.

      • ryan says:

        hey i sorta did something wrong the file onexroot.zip was called onexrootoneclick something so i did all u did and my phone got unlocked and it even says on the fastboot thinghy however i dont have the superuser zip file in the onexrootoneclick file and neighter do i have the clockwork what should i do
        the phone is ok

      • ben midgley says:

        Hi, in step 39 i type….
        fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

        but get the following error:

        C:\Users\Ben\Desktop\OneXRoot>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5
        .8.2.7-endeavoru.img
        sending ‘recovery’ (5452 KB)…
        FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
        finished. total time: 0.636s
        C:\Users\Ben\Desktop\OneXRoot>

        hope you can help

        Ben

      • _____homz says:

        Max,

        After
        Step 39. “Go to your One X, hit Volume Up and then hit the Power button. Your phone should now reboot with bootloader unlocked.”

        Do i need to go straight step 40? Or should i do this first?

        “Reboot your phone into Fastboot mode and type the following in command prompt:

        fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img”

        • Max says:

          DO the fastboot first!

          • Victor says:

            I think I have done something wrong too;

            I followed you advice; rebooted in Fast Mode and then tried to run the fastboot flash recovery and received the following error.

            C:\Test>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
            error: cannot load ‘recovery-clockwork-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img’

            Should I be running this from the root folder or from the phone storage?

            Any help would be appreciated;

            As per above I also downloaded the One Click version of the root guide and my bootloader is unlocked but cant get past this point for some reason.

          • Victor says:

            Hi Max,

            I think I’m almost there I noticed a similar post above but no response unless i missed it.

            I ran it in fastboot the below recovery script and here are the results;

            C:\Test>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
            sending ‘recovery’ (5452 KB)…
            FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
            finished. total time: 0.638s

            Have I missed a bit?

            • Max says:

              u have unlocked bootloader right? (it says unlocked?)

              • Navin says:

                Max,
                I’m getting this message when i type in the command in step 39 : “error: cannot load ‘recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img”.

                Also, I don’t have the Super SU folder in my OneXRootOneClick folder.

                Please help.

              • Victor says:

                It does say Unlocked in Pink/Purple colour,

                That’s why I dont get the error!!!!

                • Victor says:

                  I’ve given up :) There must of been some android update that prevents this from working for me….

                  I have the HTC One X supplied by Vodafone Australia with software version;

                  Android – 4.0.3
                  HTC Sense – 4.0
                  HTC SDK API Level – 4.12
                  HTC Extension – HTCExtension_403_1_GA_7
                  Kernel – 2.6.39.4-gc9932b1root@abm041 #1

                  Is there a way past this or should I now try and lock the HTC One X and start from scratch?

                  • Victor says:

                    OK,

                    Note to all Newbies;

                    After reading all the threads and realising that the there was a missed step make sure you remove the CWN file from your HTC storage before attempting the recovery step.

                    The phone dectects that file there and therefore produces the errors i was getting.

                    The steps are perfectly illistrated and works fine, as I always say the problem is between the PC and the chair.

                    I was the error but worked it out myself.

                    We should really update the video to reflect that one step as it caused the most pain :)

                    Thanks Guys for your support :)

                    • billy says:

                      I am a newbie..i followed all the steps in the youtube and the website instructions but i still get the red triangle in my One X. I had unlocked the phone but stuck at the recovery where the red triangle is appearing. May i know what’s the problem

                    • billy says:

                      Sorry i realised i have no done fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

                      but now it waiting for devices for quite long when i fastboot flash recovery..

                      my device is unlocked already

                    • billy says:

                      I have found the solution i am in HBoot not FastBoot

  2. zeev says:

    Hi Max,
    i got my new One X last Night.
    i followed all the Steps up until : “Step 43. Once in bootloader, choose “RECOVERY” and hit the Power button.”

    but the phone would not go into ClockworkMod and instead would show and Exlemation mark with a phone icon.

    what would you recommend me doing?

    Thanks Zeev

    • zeev says:

      Hi Again,
      problem Solved elGumso was right,
      there is that step missing as elGumso says one comment above,
      other than that it is a great demonstration !!!!

      thanks max.

    • Christopher O Boykin says:

      Just rooted One X; my 4th root! Thanks

    • Christopher O Boykin says:

      I had the same problem! use this command
      fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
      then go in recovery and install
      CWN-SuperSU-v.0.87.zip.
      go back and read every line of the instructions. It worked for me!

  3. Matthew says:

    SO guys what do i need to type in to flash the recovery files

    In advance thanks

  4. Leslie says:

    THANKS!!! I preordered the One XL. Will there be any issues with LTE if I root it?

  5. clarifiante says:

    hey i’ve got a problem. i’ve unlocked my phone but pressing down on the power and volume button does not let me go into fastboot menu at all. it just resets my phone. any way around this please?

    • Christopher O Boykin says:

      I had the same problem! use this command
      fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
      then go in recovery and install
      CWN-SuperSU-v.0.87.zip.
      go back and read every line of the instructions. It worked for me!

    • Peter says:

      Do the same and after 12 sec(at least) release only the power button

  6. Richard says:

    So this doesn’t give you S-OFF though, right?
    Which means I can’t remove stock apps I don’t care for.

    • admin says:

      You can remove stock apps, you just can’t flash kernels from recovery on S-ON. You can however flash kernels by booting recovery from fastboot. In the long run, someone should find a way to get it S-OFF though, it’s breakable just take time.

  7. Chawki says:

    please please plmease can you make a smail tuto or video to show how to flash the recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru file using “fastboot flash recovery”

    how to : try: fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

    Ps : Im an iphone user since 4 years and I decide to decome un androide user but Im under the begainer level !

  8. jose says:

    Hi admin. Did u fix the guide were should I write or ad as a step the first comment missed step?

  9. saad says:

    when i type fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin in command prompt it gives me error i tried it several times but all in vain

  10. Peter says:

    Does this method give you a completely vanilla experience (i.e. remove sense) or does this just give you an unlocked bootloader and root access?

  11. Mike Reynolds says:

    Hey Max, Longtime subcriber and member for your evohacks and samsung galaxy etc.
    Looking at getting htc one s or galaxy s 2.
    Will you have a site for htc one s, or will this root work?
    Thanks

  12. vladimir says:

    hey will this way also work for the HTC one “S” ALSO where are the download links

    • admin says:

      Yes works for one s, look for the download link, it’s there.

      • George says:

        Hi! I have a problem . At step 38 in cmd it says :
        C:\Users\Robert\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
        sending ‘unlocktoken’ (0 KB)…
        FAILED (remote: (00000008))
        finished. total time: 0.002s

        What that means ? This is my first root …so i’m not very good at it .

  13. gusyudis says:

    its working and my HTC One-X already “Rooted”
    thanks anyway

  14. Tiredofappleproducts says:

    Does this work for the AT&T version of the one X?

  15. Mozer says:

    I followed the Mac tutorial which is pretty much the same as this and I got up to where I need to to get into Recovery. But everytime I choose recovery, I get an HTC boot screen with red text saying “This build is for development purposes only Do not distribute outside of HTC without HTC’s written permission. Failure to comply may lead to legal action”

    After that it reboots on its own. What does this mean? and how can I get into recovery?

    • Vladimir says:

      I didn’t use the Mac tutorial but I was getting the same thing. For some reason ClockworkMod Recovery didn’t flash properly to the phone. Use this link (ClockworkMod Recovery Touch 5.8.3.1) to download the newest version (5.8.3.1) for the One X and try that. After using the newest version it came up with the red text again but just wait and it will boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. Hope this helps.

    • admin says:

      Do you have AT&T version? Bootloader on AT&T is still locked (until someone figures out how to unlock). This is for HTC One X unlocked versions but I will have an updated method for AT&T when its bootloader becomes unlocked.

  16. Ash says:

    Does this work with htc one x updated to 1.28 or 1.29?

  17. kam says:

    got to step 43 but instead of bieng able ti get to step 44 – the phone shows a green icong which then turns to red (abit like a trafic signal no entry) – ive done all the steps to the letter upto this point and cant get any further _ PLEASE HELP!

  18. kam says:

    Step 39.1(the missing step)
    Go into fastboot on the phone (not fastboot usb) then
    open up cmd again on your pc and type in the same commands cmd downloads then cmd onexroot
    then type fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
    your phone will format the partition etc and say okay finished
    then goto step 43 (boot the phone in recovery mode) and you will be back to step 44

  19. Carlos Ibanez says:

    Yo Max, Thanks for this site. I was a previous owner of Galaxy Note and I successfuly rooted it from the instruction of another website and then I came across your rootgalaxynote.com for custom roms and it gave me satisfying results. Now that I own One X, day 2 and I wanted to root it immediately so I googled for an article and I found this all-in-one toolkit procedure and I found it really easy (just by reading the instructions). Then I searched again I was surprised that you have onexroot.com site and read your instruction on how to root. Even though the process is lengthy and complicated (not really, i just followed it step by step) I managed to unlock the bootloader and was about to root with no success due to the missing part of the instruction. However as I was reading all the comments, and I found the solution. +1 to you and keep it up. The point is I trusted you Max even though your process is not that simple as the one with the toolkit. I believe they work the same. Thanks and more power

    • admin says:

      Thanks for the compliments, I did not use the toolkit on purpose because I wanted one universal method for Mac/Linux/Windows, those tools only work on Windows but for Windows users, you are welcome to use them, they will definitely make your life easier. I will have an update with the toolkits also soon.

  20. edaddy says:

    This is for the International version of the HTC One X, correct? You might want to plaster that EVERYWHRE before someone with a US version tries to Root and bricks there phone. HTC has not released the source code yet for the AT&T version.

    • admin says:

      Unless specified, this is for HTC One X, the unbranded one, I will have updated instructions for AT&T. You can’t brick AT&T yet since you can’t even unlock the bootloader.

  21. softfocusfarmer says:

    Hi there, I’m stuck on step 29-30, whenever I go in to the bootloader and select Fastboot, rather than showing “FASTBOOT USB” in red all it shows is “FASTBOOT” (also in red). Any ideas what I’m doing wrong? Many thanks in advance.

    • admin says:

      Connect a micro-USB cable from your One X to your computer, then it will switch to “FASTBOOT USB”.

  22. john says:

    will this work with the sprint evo 4g lte.

  23. Peter says:

    Hello!
    I got the T-mobile version. Just want to know if also works or if there’s change on the process..

  24. dondon says:

    Hi guys just wondering does this work with o2 Ireland htc1x ? thanks in advance

  25. N says:

    Hi, I got this error on Step 39: Failed <command write failed <>

  26. Yuen says:

    Does this work with htc one x updated to 1.29?

  27. Will says:

    So when do we get the Linux tutorial?

  28. Arijit says:

    Hi,
    I am stuck at fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
    In cmd its showing sending recovery
    FAILED (command write failed (unknown error))
    If i try to go in recovery, phone getting stuck for a few minutes with a error sign i guess

  29. Daniel bednarski says:

    Hi Admin,

    I have a problem here:

    sending ‘unlocktoken’ (0 KB)…
    FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
    finished. total time: 0.636s

    I followed instructions and everything was perfect until unlocking itself… any help?

  30. Daniel says:

    Sorry got it :)

  31. Michael Rowland says:

    Hi Admin,

    I was just wondering if this method if followed to the letter, will it enable me to install OTA updates if I do nothing else apart from install root apps like “setcpu”?

    Thanks in advance :)

  32. Caesar says:

    Hi admin,
    I have a problem when unlock the code
    here is it:

    C:\Users\Caesar\Desktop\Download\OneXRoot>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code
    .bin
    sending ‘unlocktoken’ (0 KB)…
    FAILED (remote: (00120000))
    finished. total time: 0.001s

    C:\Users\Caesar\Desktop\Download\OneXRoot>

    can you help me with this? thanks.

  33. hyder says:

    hey can you guys please tell me is there a way to customise the drop down menu or what ever its called notification bar maybe…i want it to be like the one on galaxy note with all those shorcuts to wifi, bluetooth, gps and etc….
    plus i want to know is there a way to make the application menu a bit transparent more of a translucent type with out changing any thing else in the appearance
    and please give me the complete details.

  34. Akash Rajoria says:

    HELP PLEASE ! :(

    I followed every step but on the 39th step
    when I type fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

    in cmd

    the error msg comes
    unknown partition ‘recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img’
    error: cannot determine image filename for ‘recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-end
    eavoru.img’

    please help ..i have followed evry step corrctly

  35. Mohamed says:

    worked great thank you admin :)

  36. Patrick L. says:

    Thank you for this tutorial. I have two questions:

    1. Does the One X contain a micro sd card or is it a virtual one? In other words, if my device gets stolen, can someone take the sd card out?

    2. Is it safe to restore apps and data ONLY from Titanium backup to the One X? The Titanium backup was made on the Sensation with a different ICS and Sense!

    Many thanks!

    • admin says:

      1. It has a virtual one, no one can take it out but they can read the contents if it gets stolen.

      2. Most likely not if coming from another phone but it doesn’t hurt to try it.

  37. hassan says:

    Hi admin…
    Can you help me please
    After I rooted my HTC ONE X (using this way ” http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yRbhtynr4Dc“)
    Everything was perfect before I made a changed in the system files
    the change was ” moving the NvCPLSvc.apk file from the /system/bin directory to /system/app.” and I did this as in this site “http://www.android.gs/fix-htc-one-x-fast-battery-drain-bug/”
    after this change nothing abnormal detected (the battery, the screen and the Apps was normal) but when I Turned off my phone and try to turn it on again my phone had been stopped at this screen “http://www.androidguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/htc-quietly-brilliant-logo1.png”
    *** note: i haven’t any backup point.
    Can you help me please

  38. sptn says:

    I am stuck in this step as it is not showing clockwordmod recovery. It was showing some red triangle with exclamation marks and then reboot it to the normal mode of operation. I am from Australia and using Vodafone
    Step 44. Once in ClockworkMod Recovery, choose “install zip from sdcard”.

    Thanks in advance
    sptn

    • admin says:

      Try from this line:
      fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

      • ingo says:

        I’m stuck at exact the same step. red triangle. I don’t know what I should do, I tried everything… Do u know what to do?

        • Albert says:

          I think is a broken zip file tried to download a different zip . I know the Rom for this phone it’s great by now cause I have it :-)

  39. mani says:

    thx its working …. superbly

  40. Zul says:

    Success, thanks admin
    asia/malaysia
    1.28.707.10

  41. gik says:

    its working….thanks thanks thanks!

  42. Hoveian says:

    Everything proceeded smoothly, but at the end of it all, I still can’t delete any bloatware or copy apps to the system\app folder as Android tells me I have a read-only file system. Am I missing something?

    • Hoveian says:

      Now that I have downloaded and set up ES Explorer, I can mount and write to the system/app folder – so all is well. Thanks for the guidance.

  43. Seth says:

    The instructions worked perfectly. I rooted my HOX using these instructions. Thank you once again!

    I’ve added a reference to your website from my blog at http://andropot.com/2012/05/28/root-htc-one-x/

  44. Terrance says:

    I am stuck in this step as it is not showing clockwordmod recovery. It was showing some red triangle with exclamation marks and then reboot it to the normal mode of operation. I am from Kuwait and using Zain.
    When i type in fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img it says C:\Users\DELL\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touc
    h-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
    sending ‘recovery’ (5452 KB)…
    FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
    finished. total time: 0.636s

    • admin says:

      Did u unlock bootloader?

      • Terrance says:

        Yes its unlocked it says at the top when i fastboot but not rooted. I cant go into step 44 it just keeps restarting withoutClockworkMod Recovery…..

        • admin says:

          Oh if you are unlocked already then do, “fastboot erase cache” and try reflashing recovery, that should fix.

          • Victor says:

            HI Admin,

            I’m having the same issue in fastboot mode and on top line it says UNLOCKED”

            I tried: fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

            Results below;

            C:\Test>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
            sending ‘recovery’ (5452 KB)…
            FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
            finished. total time: 0.638s

            After reading the above post I tried below;

            C:\Test>fastboot erase cache
            erasing ‘cache’…
            FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
            finished. total time: 0.589s

            What have I missed? Hope you can help

  45. Terrance says:

    In command prompt type in fastboot erase cache? With or without the HTC 1X connected to the computer?

  46. Stealth says:

    i am stuck here. Step 38. Type:

    fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin

    It says cannot upload file.

  47. Stealth says:

    i am stuck here. Step 38. Type:

    fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin

    It says cannot upload file.

    I got update 1.29 dont know if that matters.

  48. Someone says:

    THANKS MAN! The other method didn’t work, so I tried this one and everything worked straight away. Thank you so much for the help. Unfortunately it deleted all my apps, Go launcher and everything, but it doesn’t delete any of the actual data like photos taken or videos and the music that’s inside.

    If I chose to install Revolution flash rom for example, will it delete everything again ??

    • admin says:

      yes but u can use apps like titanium backup app or app2sd, and also sms text backup apps to restore everything.

  49. Terrance says:

    Says this C:\Users\DELL\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot erase cache

    erasing ‘cache’…
    FAILED (command write failed (No such file or directory))
    finished. total time: 0.011s

  50. Diamond says:

    Hey Max!

    I’m just wondering if you will ever make a How to Root HTC One X guide for The lastest 1.29.771.11 ICS?
    Because this didn’t work for my version.

  51. imran says:

    what are the avantages of rooting a phone?? i am new to rooting can u help me

  52. Yasar says:

    Hi!
    My HTC ONE X is now Re-locked, but i want to unlock my phone again. But when i type fastboot oem get_identifier_token. it wouldn’t work?? Do you know why?

  53. Opeyuk says:

    Thank you fantastic guide everything went to plan.
    Now I have unlocked my phones full power its time to take over the world. lol

  54. Dan says:

    Nice how to!!
    Thanks!!

  55. manny fresh says:

    my htc one X has been saying “waiting for device” for a while now after entering CMD prompts as described. any suggestions?

  56. ivan says:

    Hi Admin,

    I already unlock boot loader and now i’m trying to update my firmware but it can’t.. I followed the steps on how to update ota but it went to (dos mode or fastboot) when it restarted and the firmware update failed and advised me to restart the phone.

  57. ivan says:

    oops sorry same question.. please delete this one

  58. TommY says:

    Hi,
    since HTC Dev is used, is this still void the warranty?
    Thanks.

  59. Max says:

    just re do the root

  60. Barrak says:

    i found a problem, that when I’ve done from Unlocking my device, actually i don’t know that it will erase my hole data, so that when I’ve reached step 43 and in boot loader I’ve choose recovery after that only HTC welcome beginning appears not like what happened with you, I’m waiting waiting but nothing happened later, actually i don’t know if it’s recovering my data or not

  61. shyam says:

    hey bro i did just what u sad ..but i, stuck after unlocking ..my device cant go to recovery mode .

  62. Fercho says:

    Help MAX please!!!!!!
    I have a Htc One X and im running Android revolution hd on it.
    I wanted to go back to stock but my backup rom wasnt there when i wanted to restore it sooo im basically stuck with android revolution.
    I tried some RUUs but they didnt work
    My info
    Radio: 1.204.90.13
    S-on
    H-Boot: 0.94.0000
    Oh yeah and im on Vodafone Aus
    If u need more info just tell me.
    :(

  63. jed says:

    uhhh. i’m stuck at step 4. FOUR! i don’t see any HTC driver on my pc.

  64. Azhar says:

    Hey! I could not find the link for CWN-SuperSU-v.0.87.zip!

  65. marcus says:

    Thanks ZedoMax! My HOX is finally rooted & backed up. I have to install a custom ROM to get rid of HTC’s “multitasking”. Thanks to the 2 Super Devs also that made this all possible.

  66. Ralph says:

    Help!
    I tried to unroot but that failed.
    Forgot to remove th SU stuff.
    I’m still unlocked got clockwork running and SU installed atm but my hox tells me i’m not rooted.
    What have i done wrong?

    • Max says:

      are you trying to unroot or root? If trying to root, just reboot into ClockworkMod Recovery and reflash the CWMSuperSublahblah.zip file.

  67. deuZige says:

    The pictures show a white one-x.

    Does this work on a black one-x as well?

  68. Alexander Osae says:

    JUST ROOTED MY HTC ONE X INTERNATIONAL VERSION. MY FIRST TRY AND I GOT IT. MAX TANX TO MAX…

  69. Ahmad says:

    Just all ok up until step 39 get the following error;

    C:\Users\mahmad\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot flash recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2
    .7-endeavoru.img
    unknown partition ‘recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img’
    error: cannot determine image filename for ‘recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-end
    eavoru.img’

    As instructed it is in the correct directory, am I doing something wrong?

  70. Charlie says:

    Hi guys, will this work for version 1.29?

  71. rooted HTC in Pakistan Karachi ………was fun I love ANDOoooooo

  72. Tornike says:

    Hey!
    PLEASE HELP! Reboot your phone into Fastboot mode and type the following in command prompt:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
    When I do this, CMD says:
    C:\Users\Toka\Desktop\OneXRoot>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-
    5.8.3.1-endeavoru.img
    sending ‘recovery’ (5732 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.833s]
    writing ‘recovery’…
    (bootloader) Format partition SOS done
    OKAY [ 0.554s]
    finished. total time: 1.389s

    Is this okay? My phone doesn’t do anything, it is in the FASTBOOT USB mode?!?!?

    Please help!!!

    • Max says:

      You did it right now just choose recovery in bootloader.

      • tokjdm says:

        I am stuck at exactly the same level.
        The fastboot flash recovery worked (I was in the Fastboot USB mode)
        but then nothing happens.
        What do you mean by “choose recovery in bootloader”?
        I rebooted the bootloader but I am at the same screen (fastboot usb)
        What should I do? How to go to recovery?

        • Max says:

          choose “recovery”, don’t reboot.

          • tokjdm says:

            Thanks.
            There was no recovery in menu.
            I had to reboot once and then again in bootloader to find the recovery menu.
            I was able to complete the procedure without problems.
            My One X is working like a charm.
            Thanks. Your site is really a big help for non-experts.

  73. Srikar says:

    Thank you …Thank you….Thank you …Thank you…Thank you …Thank you…Thank you …Thank you…Thank you …Thank you…Thank you …Thank you…Thank you …Thank you…Thank you …Thank you…Thank you …Thank you…Thank you …Thank you…

  74. John says:

    Hey man, stuck on step 34… I paste the token and it says “page not found”

  75. CrescentScythe says:

    Software version 1.29.708.11 htc one x. will this root still possible? please help me. i really need to root my device.

    • Max says:

      yes works on any software version.

      • CrescentScythe says:

        Thanks a lot!! I successfully rooted my one x yesterday. You are a genius. Although you missed out a step but atleast this method works perfectly fine.

      • Sandemaske says:

        Hi Max!Thanks for the instructions!
        I am a mac user.You said that these instructions are for Windows computer only right now but that you will have another tutorial for Linux and Mac users soon.
        Did you make it yet?

        Cheers!

  76. David says:

    Hi,

    I’ve successfully rooted my HTC one x, and installed TripNRaVeRs CM9 ROM.

    I then decided it Erased the SD card to make it clean and free up space, Setting > storage > Erase SD card.

    This has not effected the ROM but it is no longer possible to enter ClockWorkMod through recover and I want to go back to my standard ROM.

    Is this because I have deleted something important off the SD card?

    When I first enter the bootloader mode the HBOOT now reads;
    SD Checking…
    failed to open usb master mode
    failed to open usb master mode
    loading HTCUpdateZipName image…
    failed to open usb master more
    Please plug off USB

    if I ‘fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.3.1-endeavoru.img’
    it says OKAY and Finished, but when I go into the bootloader and select recovery it just restarts the phone into android.

  77. Ehab says:

    Thank You!!!!!

    it works on my HTC One X and my brother’s HTC Sensation XE (But the unlock way is deference in HTC sensation XE)

    THANKS!

  78. Jessie says:

    Stuck on step 43… I press recovery, but it just sits on the white HTC page with red text down the bottom.
    I should mention that the recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img file didn’t work for me, but rather the 5.8.3.1 file..

  79. Alex says:

    Hello,
    that is my 1st (android) smartphone(HTC one x) and my 1st time unlocking bootloader and rooting..
    i wanted to know what are the risk for doing that? (unlocking bootloader and rooting) is there a chance of bricking my phone and if yes, in which stage/step so ill be more careful and if no, how do i brick my phone (so i wont do that)?

    thanks!

  80. sbm says:

    greatttttttt….. all done
    thans Max

  81. Rizal says:

    Thanks mate!!! successfully rooted my One X. Superb job!!

  82. sang says:

    Hi, thx for the great tut, i unlocked my phone and rooted it so i wanted rto ask u if i still can get updates if not should i relock it??
    THX in advance

    • Max says:

      yes if you re-lock it but better if you just install CWM-flashable zip files with the update, usually available a day or two after updates are announced.

      • Alexander Osae says:

        HI MAX, AM ALSO INTERESTED IN HIS QUESTION. I AM NOW ON 1.29.401.11. AV U HEARD ANYTIN ABT WEN THE NEXT UPDATE WILL B RELEASED? I AM USING HTC ONE X INTERNATIONAL VERSION. AN D WILL U GUYS MAKE THE NEW CWM-FLASHABLE ZIP AVAILABLE HERE FOR US? TANX IN ADVANCE.

      • sang says:

        Thx alot bro….

  83. Awais says:

    Hi…

    I got Htc One x two days ago. just yesterday it died and starting ending in ” this build is for development purposes ….

    Now,
    it wont boot.
    It wont factory reset.
    It wont connect to the Pc what so ever.
    plus the screen isnt brilliant white but like a damage screen.
    i can go into the boot logger mode (and screen is fine)

    How can i fix it, its a software issue. please help, My credit card account hasnt yet been charge for the amount i paid & I lost my phone :( . thanks

  84. Mir Imtiaz Mahmud says:

    Hi,
    Great ROM… Installed successfully. However, only 1 issue: The device doesn’t charge if switched off. Although the RED LED light keeps on, like it should. But, the battery actually drains when turned on. Weir it is.

    Any Idea what to do? Should I re-install the ROM?

    Thanks.

  85. md nasir says:

    C:\Users\SHOHAG\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
    sending ‘unlocktoken’ (0 KB)…
    FAILED (remote: (00000008))
    finished. total time: 0.001s
    in number 39 step it show that failed :(..what can i do plz tell me :(

  86. ben says:

    Hi, in step 39 i type….
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

    but get the following error:

    C:\Users\Ben\Desktop\OneXRoot>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5
    .8.2.7-endeavoru.img
    sending ‘recovery’ (5452 KB)…
    FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
    finished. total time: 0.636s
    C:\Users\Ben\Desktop\OneXRoot>

    hope you can help

    Ben

  87. md nasir says:

    yes its done….thanx max :)

  88. legacyofboom says:

    did it all, and it worket but when i installed cm9 rom it won’t go into recovery, when i select recovery it crashes..
    i reflashed clockwork but same thing.. please help?!?

  89. Eray says:

    I’ve done it but have no cwm file? i downloaded on xda but cant install it in recovery mode and you’re link isn’t working

  90. TommY says:

    I successfully rooted my HOX, but now I can’t access my phone’s data in PC through “Mass Storage” mode. Why’s that? Am I the only one?

  91. elenel says:

    hello guys C:\Users\elenel\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-to
    uch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
    sending ‘recovery’ (5452 KB)…

    this is only, wt should i do pls help….

  92. Solnoy Satay says:

    C:\Users\!~~~~~\Downloads\OneXRootOneClick>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
    error: cannot load ‘recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img’

    can anyone help me here? thank you so much

  93. Steve says:

    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
    when I try to load this and I have ‘fastboot erase cache’ I get an error message
    sending ‘recovery’ (5452 KB)…
    FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
    finished. total time: 0.637s
    on the top of screen it has unlocked in red
    any ideas please

  94. peterpezynski says:

    I cant not submit my token.. showing page error.. any help?

  95. abby says:

    hey i m stuck at step 39.. i tried to flash the unlock token it shows an unknown error

    C:\Users\user1\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
    sending ‘unlocktoken’ (0 KB)…
    FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
    finished. total time: 0.638s

    then i took a look at the coments n tried flashing the recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img amd again it shows an error

    C:\Users\user1\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-tou
    ch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

    sending ‘recovery’ (5452 KB)…
    FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
    finished. total time: 0.648s

    please help… :( :( i’ll be really greatfull…

  96. Gokhalesh says:

    Guys Try the 5.8.4.0 version it might help you http://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager/

  97. Steve says:

    installing fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
    had trouble getting this loaded after rooting. Got this sorted had to reinstall the OneXRoot.zip files before connecting the one X to computer then go through the procedure and everything worked fine. Nice one.

  98. Vincent Dayrit says:

    Hi Max,

    I noticed after I completed rooting my device my google play would not work properly. It is just stuck in downloading. I have tried installing the MOD version of the new play but that gave me the same problem. I have recently re-downloaded the regular play version but it is still stuck in downloading mode. I need help. I have tried searching for the answer and all I am getting is deleting data and cache.

    Thanks,
    Vince

  99. Vincent Dayrit says:

    Hi Max,

    This step in rooting is not working for me
    Reboot your phone into Fastboot mode and type the following in command prompt:

    >>>> fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img <<<fastboot flash recove
    g
    ‘fastboot’ is not recognized as
    operable program or batch file.

    Please help.

    Thanks,
    Vince

  100. Mario says:

    Hi! excelent work, I made step by step and all works great…. thanks!!!

  101. Anonimis Earthling says:

    Hey guys,

    I got everything in unlocked phone, installed the recovery, turned off the phone went into fast boot and selected recovery, however it just sites at the HTC screen with red writing “this build is for development purposes only…etc and doesn’t do anything after that. I tried 3 different times with clockwork 5.8.2.7 then 5.8.3.1 then 5.8.4.0 all three showed the same screen after selecting recovery, each time in cmd it showed finish okay etc…any ideas?
    thanks

    • Alexander Osae says:

      BOOTLOADER IS STILL NOT UNLOCKED. U MUST UNLOCK YOUR BOOTLOADER. GET THE APP CALLED HASOON2000′S HTC ONE X ALL-IN-ONE IT… ITS FREE

  102. finster says:

    im having the same prob as the dude above me help us out please or if anyone else can help would be great thanks

    • Max says:

      You guys need to do “fastboot erase cache” then try getting into recovery then.

      • Alexander Osae says:

        HI GUYS, I JUST NOTICED SOMETHING WRONG I HAVE BEEN DOING ALL THIS WHILE BEFORE I INSTALL A CUSTOM ROM AND IF U GUYS ARE HAVING PROBLEM WITH THE SCREE HANGING AFTER BOOTING ON THE “HTC QUIETLY BRILLIANT” SCREEN AND THE PHONE KEEPS RESTARTING, THEN U ARE MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE. SO THIS IS IT;

        I DOWNLOADED A FLASH BOOT FOLDER AND BEFORE I INSTALL A CUSTOM ROM (RENOVATE 3.0.0.ZIP),

        I COPY THE BOOT.IMG FILE IN THE CUSTOM ROM (RENOVATE 3.0.0.ZIP) INTO THE FLASH BOOT FOLDER.

        THEN RESET YOUR PHONE INTO BOOTLOADER MODE AND CHOOSE FASTBOOT AND HIT THE POWER BOTTOM. SO NOW U SHOULD SEE FASTBOOT USB WHEN U CONNECT YOUR USB CABLE TO YOUR PC.

        IN YOUR FLASH BOOT FOLDER, YOU SHOULD FIND “FLASH-BOOT-WINDOWS.BAT”. RUN IT AND FOLLOW THE COMMAND PROMPTS.

        NOW IF YOU KNOW HOW TO INSTALL A CUSTOM ROM, DO YOUR THING…

        OK LET ME HELP; STILL in bootloader, choose “RECOVERY” and hit the Power button.

        Once in ClockworkMod Recovery, choose “install zip from sdcard”. Choose “choose zip from sdcard”.

        LOCATE WHERE U COPIED YOUR CUSTOM ROM (RENOVATE 3.0.0ZIP). SELECT THE CUSTOM ROM (RENOVATE 3.0.0ZIP) [THE ONE U COPIED THE BOOT.IMG FILE FROM THEN INTO THE FLASH BOOT FOLDER]. THEN FINISH UP…

        HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE HAVING SIMILAR PROBLEMS.

  103. Yad says:

    Hey,
    i have two problems :-
    1- i have to log in to htcdev.com in every single step.
    2- when i paste the token to htcdev.com and click submit it says 404 error page forbidden !!

    and one more thing should i skip the steps in htcdev or should i do the steps like step 1-2-3-4 or just click proceed button until to the token menu ???????
    thank you

  104. finster says:

    k how do fastboot erase cahe i dont see it in the hboot screen ic fastboot,revovery ect, ect sorry this wasnt that hard with my galaxy nexus lol and thanks again

  105. Vincent Dayrit says:

    Okay, I have tried everything and after following all of the steps. I had lost the ability to use google play and now my gmail are not going through either. I have tried to reverse everything back by reformatting/recovery/factory wipe but it’s not working. I need help. How do I re-install everything so I could go back to the way it was. Anyone please help.

    Thanks,
    Vincent

  106. Vincent Dayrit says:

    I did a backup initially with titanium but I can’t seem to find it after rooting and formatting

  107. Emily says:

    Works great! Thanks a lot.

  108. ken says:

    thanks soooooooooo very much, Max!!!!!!!
    I’ve bought a southeast asia version~full of telecom software~finally can delete them….

  109. Johnny says:

    hi there, i got stuck at step 39,

    i get this in the command prompt:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
    error: cannot load ‘recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img’

    can’t seems to be able to get recovery-clockwork to work? Please help.. thank you so much ]

  110. Johnny says:

    How to Backup and Restore ROM on Rooted HTC One X! →
    How to Root HTC One X!
    Posted on April 19, 2012 by Max

    Download this video for viewing in HD on your smartphone or computer.
    Click Here to Download High-Quality HD video to your Smartphone or Computer.

    Want to get the most out of your brand spanking new HTC One X?

    UPDATE: Looks like this root method also works fine on HTC One S, just to let you know.

    NOTE: This root method is for European/Asian/Unlocked HTC One X, the original with quad-core processor. If you have AT&T HTC One X, please follow the universal One X Root method.

    Well, you will probably want to root it then. Rooting your HTC One X can give you new found powers like the ability to install/backup/restore ROMs, run rooted apps, and a whole lot more. If you want to know all about rooting, see this video on Why Root My Android Smartphone.

    Note: Unlocking bootloader WILL ERASE ALL YOUR PERSONAL SETTINGS/APPS!
    It will not erase your personal media files such as photos and videos.
    I suggest you to root as soon as you get your phone so you don’t have to start over.

    If you don’t want to lose all your personal settings and apps, you can follow the universal root method first to root your phone and backup your apps using Titanium Backup app.

    If you aren’t going to install custom ROMs, you don’t need to unlock your bootloader, you can just follow the universal root method to get root. (And yes, you can still get OTA updates if you only have root.)

    So, if you are ready, let’s get started. This should take us about 20-30 minutes, anyone with a computer can do it. These instructions are for Windows computer only right now but I will have another tutorial for Linux and Mac users soon.

    Step 1. Make sure USB Debugging is checked under Settings->Developer Options.

    Step 2. Connect a micro-USB cable from your HTC One X to your computer.

    Step 3. Make sure you phone is in “Charge only” Mode.

    Step 4. Go to Device Manager in your computer and make sure you have correct drivers installed. If you rooted any Android device, you might have it installed already. You should find “My HTC” or “Android ADB Interface”. If you do, you can skip driver installation, go to Step 17.

    Otherwise, you will see “HTC” like below screen with an exclamation mark. Double-click on the “HTC”.

    Step 5. Next, download appropriate drivers for your Windows and unzip:

    Download HTC One X drivers for Windows 32-bit

    Download HTC One X drivers for Windows 64-bit

    You should get a folder called either HTC_Driver_64 or HTC_Driver_32.

    Step 6. Next click on “Update Driver”.

    Step 7. Choose “Browse my computer for driver software”.

    Step 8. Choose “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”.

    Step 9. Choose “Show All Devices”.

    Step 10. Choose “Have Disk”.

    Step 11. Choose “Browse”.

    Step 12. Find the folder you unzipped the driver files to and browse to the folder inside it.

    Step 13. Choose androidusb.INF and click “Open”.

    Step 14. Choose “My HTC”.

    Step 15. You should get a message saying that Windows has successfully installed the drivers. If you got error here, make sure you downloaded the correct drivers. (Windows 32-bit or 64-bit?)

    Step 16. You should now see “My HTC”.

    Step 17. Next download OneXRoot.zip and unzip.

    Download OneXRoot.zip

    Step 18. Open up a command prompt (type “cmd” under Start->Search) and type:

    cd Downloads

    cd OneXRoot

    adb devices

    You should see a bunch of letters and numbers. If you do, you are ready to go.

    Step 19. Next go to your browser and type “htcdev.com”. If you don’t have an account, go ahead and register, then log in.

    Step 20. Next click on “Unlock Bootloader”.

    Step 21. Choose “All Other Supported Devices” OR “HTC One X” if you see that option.

    Step 22. Click on “Begin Unlock Bootloader”.

    Step 23. Click on “Yes”.

    Step 24. Agree with the legal terms and click on “Proceed to Unlock Directions”.

    Step 25. Scroll down and Click on “Proceed to Step 5″.

    Step 26. Scroll down again and Click on “Proceed to Step 8″.

    Step 27. Next, hold down Volume Down and Power button for about 20 seconds until your phone resets into bootloader mode.

    Step 28. Choose “Fastboot” and hit the Power button.

    Step 29. You should now see “FASTBOOT USB”.

    Step 30. Go back to the command prompt and type:

    fastboot oem get_identifier_token

    Step 31. It should spit out some random code. We will need to copy and paste this into HTCDev.com website so right click and choose “Mark”.

    Step 32. Carefully highlight starting from <<<>>>. After highlighting, do a right click, this will copy the code into your clipboard.

    Step 33. Next, do a right click and paste the code into HTCDev.com website.

    Step 34. You should get the message, “Token Submitted Successfully!”.

    Step 35. Next go to your e-mail inbox and HTC should have send you an e-mail with your unlock code file.

    Step 36. Download the attachment Unlock_code.bin file.

    Step 37. Next, copy the file Unlock_code.bin to the OneXRoot folder.

    Step 38. Type:

    fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin

    Can’t seem to be able to install Clockwork. what file need to unzip? Instruction said only paste command on command prompt. thank you

    Step 39. Go to your One X, hit Volume Up and then hit the Power button. Your phone should now reboot with bootloader unlocked.

    Reboot your phone into Fastboot mode and type the following in command prompt:

    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

  111. Johnny says:

    sorry max,

    i think i managed to install clock recovery, i download the file 5.8.2.7, trid other ones as 5.8.4.0. i did the fastboot erase cache command after that.

    now i am stuck at the htc screen with red wordings in the bottom saying it’s for development purpose only screen.

    Please advise. it’s so close. but yet far away.

    thanks

    • Max says:

      U mean stuck when? Rebooting or when trying to boot into CWM?

      • edna says:

        hi, i have this same problem, i did everything and now i have my phone unlocked and when i try to install the clockworkmod in the recovery menu, the htc logo appears and at the bottom there are red letters that says “failure, this is for development purpose only” and it shuts down and i have to wait to turn it on again…..works fine, but i cant install clockworkmod.

        please help :(

  112. Johnny says:

    hi max,
    i have been checking for your response every 2 hours. glad that you response so quick.

    fastboot.– click recovery. WHen trying to boot CWM, i am stuck at the White Htc screen with the red wordings screens.

    i did both fastboot- erase cache command before and after “fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img”

    i tried 5.8.2.7 and 5.8.4.0. same resullt.

  113. johnny says:

    i have an international (Hong Kong) One XL (LTE), 4G.
    Questions:
    - I have bootloader on my phone now right? if i have successfully go through step 1 – 39.

    I waited overnight, hoping the Htc White with Red words would jump to Clockwork. But no luck.

    I have the roms, recovery image, and SU.zip files, on both my computer and OneXL root folder.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    JOhnny

    • johnny says:

      hi max.
      i read through others commands. i found something odd with my step 39.

      Taken from others:

      “C:\Users\Toka\Desktop\OneXRoot>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-
      5.8.3.1-endeavoru.img
      sending ‘recovery’ (5732 KB)…
      OKAY [ 0.833s]
      writing ‘recovery’…”
      (bootloader) Format partition SOS done
      OKAY [ 0.554s]
      finished. total time: 1.389s”

      I install the clockwork, but mine doesn’t include the format partition SOS done in the command.

      I don’t think when i did step 39, but it did not create format partition.

      Hope this is help in diagnosis the situations. thanks Max

      • Max says:

        did you try:
        fastboot erase cache

        • Johnny says:

          yes.. many time.

          just stuck at htc white screen, can’t get into cWm.. when i click recovery

          • Max says:

            Hmmm not sure did u install another ROM? Doesn’t seem like this can happen from rooting as it doesn’t touch the system.

            • johnny says:

              hi max,

              i did not install any rom, i just followed every steps, until after i paste
              fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

              tried 5.8.4.0 too, then when i click recovery, then it got stuck on white screen with a brunch of red wordings.

              I tried re-locking it and unlocking it and follow step 39 again. still no luck. It feels like it got stuck at the boot screen, trying to get in CWM.

              My device is HTC ONE XL (LTE) (International) (HONG KONG version).

              anyone can help me :(….

              • Max says:

                Usually if you do:
                fastboot erase cache

                then boot recovery it should work.

                • Sandemaske says:

                  Hello MAx,

                  I rooted my HTC One using your method successfully .But now I tried to install the LeeDroid kernel and my phone won’t start.Well it reboot and stays stuck on the opening screen”HTC quietly brilliant”
                  I dont know what to do! Maybe I should unroot?But how?
                  You mentioned: fastboot erase cashe.Do you think It can bring my phone back to life?
                  How do I enter the command in terminal?I am using a mac!
                  Please help!!

                • johnny says:

                  hi Max,

                  just want to thank you for your DIY step by step. After a lot of trials and errors, i finally understand and found a way to boot into recovery. i didn’t use CWM, instead i use TWRP to boot in recovery. Everything works out fine.
                  thank you

    • ladz says:

      HTC One XL is actually the version of HTC At&T US version. It is known as HTC One XL for the rest of the world but in US it is called One X.

  114. Manuel Perez says:

    Hey Max,

    I’m getting stuck at step 38, where you type: flashboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
    I receive:
    C:\Users\Manuel\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
    sending ‘unlocktoken’ (0 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.142s]
    writing ‘unlocktoken’…
    FAILED (remote: unlock token check failed)
    finished. total time: 0.148s

    I have a HTC One S from T-Mobile. It runs Android 4.0.3
    I would greatly appreciate it if you could get back to me asap.

  115. Llight Chan says:

    Hi There”…Why i go in step 19 and type the command like “cd Downloads or cd OneXRoot” in “cmd” and they said “The System cannot found the path specified “???? Hope u guys can help me….Im using windows xp…Thx

  116. Usman says:

    Hey Max,

    I’m getting stuck at step 38, where you type: flashboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
    I receive:
    C:\Users\Manuel\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
    sending ‘unlocktoken’ (0 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.010s]
    writing ‘unlocktoken’…
    unlock token check successfully
    OKAY [0.251s]
    finished. total time: 0.225s

    after all this nothing comes up on my phone! NO DISCLAIMER!! what should i do?

  117. Lee says:

    Hi Max, great tutorial! Clear and easy to follow.
    Just one question:
    Do you know if devices can be unlocked via HTCDev more than once?
    Reason is I’ve deleted the Unlock.bin file and email containing the file. I did an RUU back to stock.
    Would I be able to go through the procedure again or does HTC only let you do it once?

    • Max says:

      Yes you can do it as many times as you want, also you can keep your file and not have to go through HTCDev.com again.

      • Lee says:

        Thanks for the reply Max, yeah my intention was to keep the file but I ended up deleting the folder it was stored in and didn’t realise until it was too late to retrieve it! :o(

        Thanks for the help, my one x is even better than when I first got it thanks to this site!
        Been trying out a few ROM’s, currently using Viper at the moment and seems great.

  118. Marvo says:

    It worked nicely on my phone.

    Question: Is the phone still able to get OTA updates, or do i have to manually flash them from CWM?

  119. COLIN says:

    Hey Max,

    thanks for everything, it worked like a charm

    Cheers!

  120. david says:

    wen i type in fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin in step 38 nothing happens and wen i hit enter it says….error cannot load ‘Unlock_code.bin’ please help coz ive tryed it 3 times

  121. david says:

    got it all sorted and im well pleased and my woman thinks im a wiz kid now hahahaha. THANKYOU SO MUCH

  122. Khisal says:

    Thanks man! Great tutorial….really explained it to noobs like me :P worked like a charm

  123. Salvatore says:

    When i’m on step 44, he’s restart not in ClockworkMod… And when i restart on step 43 i don’t see the restart beam.. but; It says that my phone unlocked! What am I doing wrong?

  124. Connor says:

    I have a problem. When I go to submit the unlock token, It says it is too short. I copied the token exactly how I should. Not sure what is going on.

  125. Amy says:

    Hi,
    Thanks so much for the step by step instructions. It seems to have worked a treat. One thing though, I thought my optus branding and apps would have been removed but they are all still there.
    I am in Australia, any advice don’t want the optus apps or branding on startup.

    Thanks again for all the work in providing the instructions

    • Max says:

      You can use Titanium Backup app to uninstall any apps you don’t want. But DO MAKE A BACKUP ROM IN RECOVERY before as sometimes uninstalling system apps can break your phone.

  126. Amy says:

    Thanks, i will give it a go

  127. Ronnie says:

    In boot loader it says ***unlocked*** So I guess thats good.

    When I am on step 39:
    C:\Users\Ronnie\Documents\OneXRoot>fastboot flash recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2
    .7-endeavoru.img
    unknown partition ‘recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img’
    error: cannot determine image filename for ‘recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-end
    eavoru.img’

    this happends

  128. Ronnie says:

    Thank you!
    Bom!!! No lets play with rooms. thanks.

  129. Hafez says:

    Stuck on the Red Triangle when entering the recovery
    tried the fastboot erase cache and gave me this message
    erasing ‘cache’…
    OKAY [ 0.097s]
    finished. total time: 0.097s

    and still stuck in the red triangle

  130. Amy says:

    Everything was running smoothly until step 29/30. Long story short. Got to the fastboot screen, phone got disconnected from the computer, power button pressed and for the life of me I can’t get the phone to go back to the fastboot screen again. What can I do

  131. Victor says:

    Where do I get the CWN file highlighted in this video?

    I’ve made it up to here and the onexroot file didnt have it included, I downloaded the one click one as the other was no where to be seen.

  132. Victor says:

    Hi Max,

    I think I worked it out;

    Going through the step by step images vs the video I noticed this bit is missing straight after unlocking your bootloader;

    Reboot your phone into Fastboot mode and type the following in command prompt:

    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

    Where do I get the above file?

    • Victor says:

      Found the file sorry i’m a newbie,

      Getting the below error when I try typing this command in Bootloader

      C:\Test>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
      sending ‘recovery’ (5452 KB)…
      FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
      finished. total time: 0.638s

      Just to confirm is this file meant to be on my root folder or in the phone’s storage?

  133. Hafez says:

    Max
    Stuck on the Red Triangle when entering the recovery
    tried the fastboot erase cache and gave me this message
    erasing ‘cache’…
    OKAY [ 0.097s]
    finished. total time: 0.097s

    and still stuck in the red triangle

  134. Salvatore says:

    Heey Max
    I want my HTC update to 4.0.4 but i can’t search the update?

  135. kage says:

    Did anyone get this tutorial to work on AT&T’s version?

  136. Matt says:

    Hi Max,
    Thanks for taking the time to set up this website. I’m in New Zealand and have a quadcore one x. I’ve got as far as the last step but when I try to reboot from recovery I get a green circle for about 30 seconds and then I just get a red triangle. What am I doing wrong?

    Cheers Matt

  137. Ronnie says:

    Best Way to upgrade Leedroid if there Will be a future upgrade?

    ROM manager want to install Clockworkmode.recovery berörd checking upgrade. But I am afraid to Do that
    Since its already installed during this root tutorial. I dont want to mess anything.

    Or is the best Way to backup apps and then install the New version of ROM in recovery mode?

  138. Jon says:

    Hi Max,
    Try to Unlock my HTCOneX from HTCDev website ,able to login after legal acknowledge showing not logged in ,can’t submit my Token, how to solve my issue ,it’s website issue or not
    Thanks

  139. edward Lotz says:

    I locked my bootloader with CWM recovery….now I can not flash original recovery.

    I tried to unlock but it fails….I tried to get a new unlock code and it also fails to give me the code to put in the web site. see info below
    edward-lotzs-imac:onexroot elotz$ ./fastboot-mac oem get_identifier_token
    … FAILED (remote: (00000008))
    edward-lotzs-imac:onexroot elotz$ ./fastboot-mac flash unlocktocken unlock_code.bin
    sending ‘unlocktocken’ (0 KB)… FAILED (unknown status code)

    Any sugestions…I tried to RUU restore…but it can not connect for some reason.

    HELP

  140. Porbear says:

    Hi can someone tell me can I use windows xp to unlocked the one x using these steps.

  141. abby says:

    hey again .. i have finally unlocked the boot loader .. bt i m having a problem yet
    wen i try flashing the recovery file in the fastboot modeit says”” n then stops there for like a life tym…

    i even tried fastboot erase cache bt still it says waiting fr device

    u might b knowing about the custom kernel by kholk of eternity project .. i tried it n there also it says waiting for device n keeps waiting like a sloth n does nothing

    plz help me out… i wud hav visited your site for about 50-60 tyms to get a rply on my coment on july third
    plz help :(

  142. William Shiao says:

    Whenever I boot in the bootloader, it says “Checking SD card update” under the HBOOT section. At the top it says “*** LOCKED ***”. Please email me. Thanks in advance.

  143. jAndroid says:

    Hi – Trying to root my one x on Mac OSX 10.8 but when i’m in terminal and have my device in Fastboot i’m unable to pick up the device in terminal. When I type command for List of Devices it shows up blank!

    However when I have the device running in regular mode it can be picked up by Terminal.

    As Terminal cannot see the device I cant begin rooting phone :(
    Has anyone come across this problem? I have it set to USB Debugging too.

    • Max says:

      try using “sudo” before the commands.

      • jAndroid says:

        Thanks Max – Using sudo still gave me nothing.
        See output:

        Gemmas-MacBook-Air:~ Gem$ cd /Users/Gem/Downloads/OneXRootOneClick
        Gemmas-MacBook-Air:OneXRootOneClick Gem$ chmod 755 *
        Gemmas-MacBook-Air:OneXRootOneClick Gem$ sudo ./adb-mac devices
        List of devices attached

        Gemmas-MacBook-Air:OneXRootOneClick Gem$

        I ran the root installer when not in flashboot mode instead to see if it would do anything.
        It ran the installer (or so I thought) – see output in terminal:

        — STARTING —-
        — WAITING FOR DEVICE
        Start Rooting…
        reboot #1 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
        reboot #2 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
        remount succeeded
        1042 KB/s (91980 bytes in 0.086s)
        rm failed for /system/xbin/su, No such file or directory
        1276 KB/s (568647 bytes in 0.435s)
        1289 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.814s)
        2099+1 records in
        2099+1 records out
        1075144 bytes transferred in 0.288 secs (3733138 bytes/sec)
        rebooting
        All Done rooting HTC One X, check out OneXRoot.com for more cool stuff like ROMs, hacks, tips, and more!
        runmemac.sh: line 49: @pause: command not found

        Although when I relaunched the phone nothing had been installed and nothing had changed.

        Any ideas? It seems like it cant pick up my device *at all* when its in bootloader mode which is really frustrating. Would like to try out some new roms.

        Thanks.

  144. TommY.KillER says:

    Stupid me updated the firmware OTA to 4.0.4, so I can’t root it now… Is there any progress rooting this FW version?
    I’m using Tegra 3 version of HTC One X (Endeavoru) with HBOOT 1.12.0000 and RADIO 2.1204.135.20

    I’d appreciate any help.

  145. Amy says:

    Every time I try and install my update I get the following message, “unknown volume for path internal SD card download / OTA endeavor uics 40 optus au” any advice, everything else seems to be working ok

  146. dave says:

    this is the first that worked for nu One x.
    super!!!!!

    but i have 1 question. can i update without losing root Access?

  147. Elizabeth says:

    When I type in fastboot oem get_identifier_token I get a message that says that ‘fastboot’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

    What am I doing wrong?

  148. albert says:

    hi…can anyone help me here ?….i downloaded the window driver 32bit for one x….try all the steps but it always appeared that the driver is not appropriate for one x….i am sure i am using a window 32 bit….pls help anyone…?..tks

  149. twics says:

    Download OneXRoot.zip link seems to be broken

  150. Len3000 says:

    I have the same problem. I bought the htc one x and unlocked it. Now i want to root it. But it doesnt do the recovery like Tommykiller said before on 20 august because i updated to 2.17 4.04.?

  151. Len3000 says:

    im kind of worried now..becaude i unlocked the bootloader and have a factory reset i cant update to 2.17 anymore…

  152. Joshua says:

    Hi I’m having an issue with rooting. I tried the one click method only to have everything failed I do mean everything. So I thought I should do it manually but when at step 34 instead of it submitting it I get error 160 error reason MID not allowed. Any clue as to what this means?

  153. mahdi says:

    my htc one x wont boot my clockmod doesnt come up either
    what should i do i rooted my device

    • Max says:

      Connect in fastboot mode, then do:
      fastboot erase cache

      Then try getting into recovery, it will work.

      • mahdi says:

        max thnx about that but i dont have a rom to boot up besides i cant send my rom files into the phone when i want to mount it with clockwork mod it says sth like this: iun lunfile doesn’t found sth like this what shoul i do man

  154. Martin says:

    Hello Max,

    Thanks a lot for your manual on how to root HTC´s One X.
    It worked for my international HTC One X.
    The video combined with the written steps made it very clear.

    Thanks again for all the efforts you put in this free manual!

    Greetings from Holland,

    Martin.

  155. twics says:

    My HTC One X has software number 1.29.110.11 , Android version 4.0.3 is this to new for this guide to work hence the SU issues

    Thanks in advance.

  156. christina says:

    Does anyone know how to see iphone emoji on apps like instagram and twitter? if so how do i do it? its so confusing. I followed the steps on here to root it, so thats all done.

    Also when rooting i lost all my contacts. anyone know if there is anyway i can get them back?

  157. Joshua says:

    Still no luck after much research I’ve found that my version hasn’t been rooted yet and no way has been found.. I’m sad now cause my HTC One X from AT&T came with 2.2 firmware/4.0.4android firmware. I do believe that’s right either way here is hoping they find a way to root it soon. I would mess with it myself but I don’t have the money to spend on another one x right now lol

    • Max says:

      I would seriously return it and get another phone, it’s too bad that AT&T decided to lock the bootloader. AT&T One X is the only phone that has a locked bootloader, what a load of bull.

  158. fiis says:

    I cant get into recovery it just reboot my onex instead. I tried recovery but it just reboot.hellp.

  159. fiis says:

    i tried fastboot erase cache but it still wont get into cwm recovery reboot instead

  160. zishan says:

    with the help of these video in onexroot.com i successfully unlocked bootloader .. aftr tht n th video you copy paste CWN-sup file nd thn hard reset the phone nd open recovery nd thn install the file .. bt mine doesnt happn whn i open recovery it show exclamation sign .. :( help

    • twics says:

      Sounds like you didnt install recovey, The video skips out the recovery installation but if you scroll down to step39-40 you will see how to install it. @flis seems like you may have done the same thing.

  161. nogoosad13 says:

    I followed all the steps but on my boot loader it says “tampered” and “locked” under it, when I tried to paste the identifier token on the HTC website, it said

    “We’re sorry, but it appears your attempt to unlock the bootloader on this device has failed. This could be caused by several factors including simple errors in the entry of the unlock token, problems with your device, or a lack of manufacturer support for the unlocking process. Please see the specific error code listed below, and try again if necessary.

    Error Code: 160.
    Error Reason: MID Not Allowed.”

    what do I do? Thanks!

  162. nogoosad13 says:

    I followed all the steps but on my boot loader it says “tampered” and “locked” under it, when I tried to paste the identifier token on the HTC website, it said

    “We’re sorry, but it appears your attempt to unlock the bootloader on this device has failed. This could be caused by several factors including simple errors in the entry of the unlock token, problems with your device, or a lack of manufacturer support for the unlocking process. Please see the specific error code listed below, and try again if necessary.

    Error Code: 160.
    Error Reason: MID Not Allowed.”

    what do I do? Thanks!

    ATT HTC ONE X (no ota updates done since release)

  163. Randy says:

    hey first time rooter here i was following the steps with the root got to the black screen att using windows 7 home premium 32 bit this is what i get

    —————————————————————
    One-Click Root ToolKit For HTC One X!
    Script by Max Lee from OneXRoot.com
    Credits go to XDA users sparkym3 and Dan Rosenburg for exploit.
    —————————————————————
    [*] This script will:
    (1) root your HTC One X on ICS
    (2) install Busybox
    (3) install SU files
    [*] Before u begin:
    (4) Make sure to read full instructions at OneXRoot.com!
    —————————————————————
    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Please hit Enter when ready.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Rooting…
    Start Rooting…
    failed on ‘/data/local/tmp’ – Permission denied
    link failed File exists
    reboot #1 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    reboot #2 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    failed to copy ‘su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, No such file or directory
    link failed Read-only file system
    failed to copy ‘Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only file
    system
    rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory
    rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Permission denied
    failed on ‘/data/local/tmp.bak’ – No such file or directory
    2333 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.450s)
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    /system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    rebooting
    All Done rooting HTC One X, check out OneXRoot.com for more cool stuff like ROMs
    , hacks, tips, and more!
    Press any key to continue . . .

    any suggestions please email me

  164. gaurav says:

    Does rooting your phone stops Play store…I am not able to go in play store to download apps after i rroted my One X

  165. Halekiller says:

    Thankssss alot..its working..im using HOX Tegra 3 International Version.

  166. John Evans says:

    Please, someone help. I have 3 problems:

    1. Sometimes “adb devices” returns nothing.
    2. In bootloader mode, I can’t choose both FASTBOOT USB and HBOOT at the same time. Only FASTBOOT USB and BOOTLOADER. Or FASTBOOT and HBOOT.
    3. When I do the “fastboot oem…” command, all I get is

    Aaaaaaahhh!!! Help me fix this!

  167. dan says:

    hey i just unlocked my bootloader
    on step 39 when i reboot my fone with bootloader unlocked and i have selected on my fone to be connected to my pc as a disk drive,my fone disconnects from the pc and i access fastboot and it fails and shows this msg “failed to open usb master mode”.
    and in the command prompt it shows this:

    sending ‘recovery’ (5452 KB)…
    FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
    finished. total time: 0.640s

    any help any suggestions please
    thanks

  168. Delta says:

    hi i’ve done it all
    but when i reach the recovery from bootloader to install superSu from Sdcard i get a red traingle one a mobile phone how can i fix this waiting for your replay plz

  169. There’s nothing to say… but wait, one thing: you’re a god!
    Great article, great video (except that you missed step 39 giving me a heart attack with a faulty bootloader), great step by step picture guide (step 39, yaaay), everything works just fine!
    Root, finally… gonna jerk-off now, cya.

  170. me! says:

    hey i got a problem..
    when i go to recovery it not let me “in” and i need to reboot my phone…
    when i need to do? im in tmobile and the update there is sucks!

  171. Muhammad Moiz says:

    thanks worked fine for me

  172. Franzueri says:

    Hey there,
    first of all thanks a lot for the guide, very good and easy even for an amateur like myself.
    having said that, i’m stuck at step 38: when I type in
    fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
    it says sending unlocktoken and then FAILED (unknown status code)

    what should I do?

  173. John Evans says:

    I copied the text correctly, but I keep getting the Error 160 problem. I have the AT&T phone, is that the problem?

  174. John says:

    Hi …………..everything seemed to be going pretty good… but it seems it didnt work on a HTC One S ….
    at the end when i rebooted into recovery …i think my device got bricked ….

    when trying to boot into recovery i get this screen
    “This is for development purposes only ..Do not distribute outside of HTC …blablabla”
    & in Bootloader it now says …TAMPERED.. then Unlocked

    what can i do now ???

    Peace John

  175. aaron says:

    i have a problem when i typ this: C:\Users\aaron\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
    i get a failed message:
    sending ‘unlocktoken’ (0 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.070s]
    writing ‘unlocktoken’…
    FAILED (remote: unlock token check failed)
    finished. total time: 0.287s
    pleas help me :)

  176. kunal says:

    hi max
    i rooted my 1x by your method and it was successful , i downloaded the cm 10 jelly bean zip for htc one x and transfered it into the phone ,i downloaded the gapps also and transfered to phone i installed the rom and it stuck on cm boot image but i restarted the phone to recovery and restored my original sense and it was working fine then i thought to download the other cm 10 jelly bean for htc at&t and for other htc one x devices from your site only when it finished i transfered it to my htc and started to insall it but it said error so i extracted the files and in those file there was boot.img file which i copied to one x root folder and in cmd prompt mode i wrote ” fastboot flash boot boot.img ” and it was done but i rememberd when i was putting the other rom of jelly bean i erased the 1st rom but it was too late thenr i rebooted the phone and it stuck on the htc screen pls help me on this

    • Max says:

      Hmmm, I am a bit confused what you did but try doing a fresh re-install of CM10 (that’s what you are trying to install right?), data wipe/factory reset, install ROM, install gapps, and then flash boot.img via fastboot and reboot. Should boot.

  177. aaron says:

    i have an other problem i ded every step but step 44 doesnt work i set the files in htc storage but it falaield first it loads en then ther coma a pic with an phone and a red icon can sombody help me please and yes bootlaoder is unlocked the recovery won’t work :(

  178. John says:

    Hi Max …problem resolved ..
    the recovery you provide is wrong for HTC One S…the HTC One S needs Ville…C2 S3
    processor…version recovery ..Goomanager…TWRP 2.2 .2 rsolved the issue

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1785777

    Thanx for your great tutorials

  179. John says:

    Hi Max ,i’m using ViperX Rom 2.7.1 possible to flash in bricked kernel htc one x sweep2wake)
    it’s ok or not,i worry become Over C
    thanks

  180. John Evans says:

    When I try to get my token, I get the “Error 160″. I copied the text correctly. Please help.

    • Max says:

      Try copying and pasting it again, make sure no spaces in front while copying, sometimes that happens easily on Windows systems.

  181. Ramiro says:

    que onda max!!!!
    este metodo sirve para el htc one x con la version de sense 4.1, lo que pasa es que ya era root pero al actualizarlo al version de sense 4.1 se me borro el acces root…

  182. kinnkw says:

    Hi Please i need to know if i can update my international version htc one x to version 4.0.4.
    i have initally unlocked my bootloader and rooted my phone using your method above..which was very straight forward and explanatory.
    Now i just got the OTA update from vodafone uk, i tried to install in but it failed. I have seen a manually way to install it using clockworldmemory, what i want to know is if i would still be able to root my phone after the update by flashing with supersu again after the update.
    i also want to know if it could be done using the root keeper.
    Thanks

  183. Dennis says:

    C:\Users\Windows7\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
    sending ‘unlocktoken’ (0 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.022s]
    writing ‘unlocktoken’…
    FAILED (remote: unlock token check failed)
    finished. total time: 0.232s this is the error i get, and after fastboot is still says locked

  184. chris k says:

    max, do you have a line on rooting a one x on 2.20? i couldn’t find any way to do it on xda. i had a rooted one x, but the screen broke and i sent it in to geek squad, and they sent me a new phone with the new software that nobody knows how to root yet.

  185. gabriel says:

    Hi!! Any chance to change cid or to get s-off to htc one x european version(tegra3 chipset)

  186. Thomas M says:

    Hi i would just like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone involved i had some problems right at end but i put a fresh copy of windows on my laptop and started over followed every step and hey guess what??? IT WORKS :o) Might even try some roms out later thanks again :O).

  187. Jonathan says:

    Hi i have a problem, after i finished step 43, im stuck at the screen, it dun load to the clockmod recovery screen, instead it just hang at a screen that says, “this build is for development purposes only, do not distribute outside htc without htc’s written permission. failure to comply may lead to legal action.”
    please help to solve! thank you !

  188. ios says:

    You need to flash a different recovery …use a TWRP ..2.2.2…..its a Touch Recovery …really cool ……go to XDA site

    to all users trying to attempt this method with an HTC One S
    You need to find & use a compatible recovery ….

    The Recovery provided from this tutorial is not compatible with HTC One S

    The HTC One S ..uses a Ville based recovery

    The HTC One X ..uses Endeavoru based recovery included in this tutorial

  189. ios says:

    Whooops i also I would like to add ..very important

    If your device is HTC One S ….find a compatible recovery “First Before Doing Anything” !!

    Just copy it into the OneXRoot directory …then continue with the tutorial

    If you did not copy the Recovery first …then you will need to manually flash it using Terminal Emulator or some kind of Rom Management app ….like ” Rom Manager ” or ” Goo

  190. caleb says:

    hey max i have got this problem so far everything has worked until i had to type in fastboot oem get_identifier_token after that this pops up
    C:\Users\cqsk8er6609\Downloads\oneXRoot>fastboot oem get identifier_token

    (bootloader) [ERR] Command error !!!
    OKAY [ 0.015s]
    finished. total time: 0.015s

    C:\Users\cqsk8er6609\Downloads\oneXRoot>
    everything before this step has worked help me pls

  191. Filipe Lisboa says:

    Hello, after unlocking the bootloader from htcdev.com, I lost my Portuguese language ONE X, how do I add Portuguese?

  192. umer says:

    hi..!! have got sfr htc one x shud i root it??

  193. Daryl says:

    Hi Max, I’m a newbie here..
    But i’ve ,manage to follow till step 42 which is great…however. i when i select “recovery”, there’s a red triangular exclamation mark shown on my phone.

    Any advice? or did i miss out something? Does that mean my phone is rooted without superuser?
    Thanks..

    • ios says:

      Its normal ….it just means proceed with Caution …you have admin “superuser” permissions :-)…..but no more warranty & tech support from HTC

      • ios says:

        PC’s /Computers ..its all about Admin Permissions & Security…..Mobile complete opposite :( …….companies & carriers
        don’t want people to have admin rights over there mobile device …its that simple… but crazy at the same time

  194. joan says:

    i dont know why right after i unlocked the Bootloader on my HOX international,i cant get it to go on fastboot mode when pressing and holding the volume down and power buttom,All the phone is doing when i press these buttoms is that those three soft buttoms that we have located at the bottom side of the phone,they flash like 3 times and then the phone goes back to the regular rebooting process. I have tried powering the phone down and with the phone off,try pressing and holding these two buttoms and also i have tried with the phone ON.Please let me know if there is some other ways to get it to go on Fastboot.

    • ios says:

      Its a bug with HTC’s…..you just need to keep trying ….sometimes it will boot into recovery on the 1st attempt & sometimes not …..it took me about 20 attempts once to boot into recovery or download :-((

  195. joan says:

    i got the phone in fastboot so you can go ahead and disregard my message that i posted at first,the whole problem right now is that when i type in the commands to flash the recovery,this one says

    C:\Users\Familia Cruz\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockw
    ork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

    and it doesnt do anything else…Please help!!

    • ios says:

      If you are rooting HTC One X or One S ….be patient sometimes it can take awhile for the device to execute the command & reboot

      If your rooting other HTC device “other than One X” ….then make sure you have a compatible recovery

  196. Levon says:

    I ran the command and it says

    adb server is out of date. killing…

    and stops there. Please help.

  197. Rabih Bikai says:

    when i go into bootloader after having it onlocked, i got into recovery but i get an error there that looks like a phone with a red exclamation mark!!! what to do ???

    • ios says:

      The Warning sign is normal when rooting a a mobile device …the Samsung devices get a Yellow Warning…..it just means “Caution you can now change system files”….since you now have Admin Permissions

  198. Kye Knight says:

    I have done this on my HTC One XL, Telstra AUS. Running Android 4.0.4, Software 2.40.841.4, HTC sense 4.1 and it work perfectly i just followed the steps as they are in the video, i did have to flash it twice same as was done in the video but then it worked fine. Thanks for the great info!

  199. Daryl says:

    Hi again,
    I’ve just receive a software update for 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
    But i cant install it. I’ve rooted my HTC One X already.
    When i want to install the latest update, the “fastboot” came out.. and on the bottom, it said “installation aborted”
    Advise pls… :)

    • ios says:

      You can’t update my friend ….you need to install a stock ROM with the update 4.1+

      if you wanted the OTA update …then you needed to install that first before rooting your device

      Anyways Android OTA updates suck & it is advised to stay away from them & you will have a lot more fun with ROMs ;-)

  200. percy espinoza says:

    hello, This method also works for htc onex +. international version? I just did a htc onex +, manages to make the root. but I can not install the SUPER SU, I can not enter recovery mode. Would greatly appreciate your help.

  201. Russ says:

    Hey Max, can you please create a rooting method for HTC ONE X AT&T running on 4.0.4? bought the phone and stock with not being able to root it ;-(

  202. Yan says:

    Hi Max,I recently rooted my international One X following your step by step guide.FYI,I’ve got the Android 4.1.1 ota update recently.Here’s the thing,I managed to get till the Clockworkmod page but I can’t find the cwm superuser zip on my phone cos I can’t copy it onboard.Upon connecting the usb once again,I was prompt to install the HTC Sync Manager.Using this I can’t copy the zip file as it is nor after unzipping it.There is no more choosing of either “Disk Drive” or “Charge Only” on the phone.When I get to the Clockworkmod Recovery,I don’t see the file.Please help.

  203. JF says:

    Will this method work on the new JB update?

  204. JF says:

    Will this method work on the new JB 4.1.1 update?

  205. new droid says:

    thnx max for the guide you helped me a lot but i can’t install SU and root my phone
    cz my phone cuz it runs on 4.0.4 any help plz

  206. Adam says:

    HI I get this at the start of the video i have the tegra chip one x im in the UK
    my android version is 4.0.4
    HTC sense 4.1
    software number 2.17.61.3
    HTC SDK API level 4.23
    can i root my phone

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Winkle>cd downloads

    C:\Users\Winkle\Downloads>cd OneXRoot

    C:\Users\Winkle\Downloads\OneXRoot>adb devices
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:

    C:\Users\Winkle\Downloads\OneXRoot>adb devices
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:

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  208. Hifhoff says:

    Perfect guide to unlock the HTC One X. THanks for all the work!

    P.S. even works with new JB 4.1.1

  209. Feirdinand says:

    hi, and beforehand thanks for the help
    i have an htc one x, i have already done all the procees til the cwm well but, when i flashed the new rom (cm-10-20121209-NIGHTLY-endeavoru) and the new boot, the phone didnt started, it doesnt start with the new rom.
    lets say its half bricked because i can still enter to the recovery, do you know how to put a new rom directly from the cwm? how to push it? so i can try with a new one.
    Or when did i possibly do wrong? i dont know if it matters but i already had the 4.1.1 jelly bean on the one x

  210. Zoey Lee says:

    Hey! I followed the steps to this tutorial and got my HTC One X rooted! But when I downloaded a font app on the playstore…. my phone just suddenly stopped working. So I turned it off and now when I turn it back on it will either 1. keep showing me the htc screen OR it will show me the black screen of death… -_________-; Whats going on? and how can I get this phone back to normal? :l please reply back ASAP! MY PHONE IS MY LIFE!! WITHOUT IT I HAVE NO SOCIAL LIFE!!!

    - Thanks! :D

    • ios says:

      Did you make a backup of your device before attempting to root ? …if not ..you should have ;-)

      anyways if it continues then you will need to reflash stock firmware

  211. david says:

    im on 0.95 hboot and would love if max can do a video on how to upgrade to the newer 1s, im on htc one x international, any help would be great, thanks

  212. Eran says:

    Hi ive been at this for hours and i am stuck at step:
    Reboot your phone into Fastboot mode and type the following in command prompt:

    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

    when i do this it tells me FAILED

    what do i do?

  213. Christian says:

    I get to step 43 and then my one x will not boot into a clockwork recovery. The top says unlocked but Tampered, and when I boot into recovery i get message in red stating legal action can be enforced and my screen gets stuck on that screen. Help please!!

  214. imerza82 says:

    i have successfully complete unlock boot loader but didn’t install any custom ROM. after some days i got OTA update of jellybean that was 365 MB, i completed the download and going to install,

    when i press install now then it show installation abroad due to signature verification fail.

    then i go to disable signature verification and go install,

    it install successfully complete

    then i go reboot but its change the window and sowing HTC quietly brilliant with white screen hole time. dont change the window and don’t open the phone

    but i can access the boot loader mode by pressing volume with power button
    please expert’s to solve it..

  215. PGA_UK says:

    Great instructions – have sucessfully rooted phone and have CWM running, however – flash ROM with CM10 and hit bootloop issue.

    When I go in to FASTBOOT USB, cannot see sdcard from PC, so cannot push a new ROM on to sdcard. When going to HBOOT from FASTBOOT USB, displays message failed to open usb master mode.

    In recovery mode, can mount sdcard, but cannot mount USB storage – displays E:Unable to open ums lunfile..

    Device shows up as read only on PC

    Is there a way to get access to the sdcard or have I now got a really expensive paperweight?

    Many thanks

  216. Soeran says:

    Will this also work with the international Jelly Bean version of the HTC One X?

  217. Kammy says:

    I am getting the following error when on step 18

    C:\Users\Kammy\Downloads\OneXRoot>adb devices
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:

    Any help please?

  218. Ariff Hafizy says:

    Hi Max..

    I can’t root my phone…I follow every step,but still can’t do…first problem,on my phone,before it shows “fastboot usb”,I saw “open master usb failed”what is that? and in cmd,it shows “check token failed”…I also tried the universal method,also can’t root my phone..can you help me?

  219. Dwayne Stoddart says:

    Worked great thanks!!

  220. amaresh says:

    hi, i own the htc one x device 4 months back and i have updated it with official jelly bean os and now i want to root my device and install cm10 rom but i dont no how to root the updated one x device . as i tried the rooting procedure of ics then it says that the internal or external storage is not found after pressing fastboot option . can u plz say the procedure to root my htc one x device with official jellybean

  221. Tankki3 says:

    Nice… It was easy, I didn’t have any problems rooting my One X. Thanks :D

  222. Hi, At the step 27, the phone don’t start in bootloader mode, i tried several times, how can i fix them?

  223. senthil says:

    Followed the instructions and worked without any issue on Australian Vodafone one X. Great thanks ! It was very helpful..

  224. dabz says:

    hi,
    i followed all your steps except the fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img and i tried flashing the aokp rom on it and now it is boot looping. Please is there any way around it. Thanks.

  225. Sebastian says:

    thanks dude :)…works fine….100% thanks

  226. dabz says:

    ***relocked***
    endeavoru pvt ship s-on rl
    hboot-0.94.0000
    cpld-none
    microp-none
    radio-1.1204.103.14
    eMMC-bootmode:disabled
    CPU-bootmode:desabled
    HW secure boot :enabled
    Modem Path: off
    apr 11 2012, 02:27:11.

    please help this and the htc logo are the only things i see on my htc one x nw. this was due to not reading and doing adequate research. please what can i do to get my phone back please please please help.

  227. Cris says:

    anyone tried this method with the Jelly Bean?? it works??

  228. Cesc Henry says:

    hi!

    after i typed “fastboot oem get_identifier_token”
    in command it says “”
    and it taking lot of time and i don’t see any thing coming please help
    am using HTX OneX AT&T, what should i do next?

  229. Imran says:

    Does this method works for the htc onex +?

  230. Shrey says:

    I have the HTC One X, international version. After I try to flash the recovery, it gives my , does it take a lot of time to flash? Kindly help

  231. Marios says:

    Max,once again Thank You.Works perfectly for me same like is SGS2.Manny,Manny Thanks…

  232. Bhavesh says:

    i’m using htc one x at&t wid 1.85 software version
    i’m getting error on htcdev.com wid unlocking bootloader
    plz help me out wid this issue
    is their any other method for rooting one x at&t wid 1.85 ,,???
    plz plz help admin

  233. Caleab says:

    Ok i have been wanting to root my htc one X but the when I plug my phone in and i go to update driver it updates but instead of saying My Htc it says ” HTC Remote NDIS based Device” so what do i do because i cant move on until it says “My HTC” Please Help!!!

  234. Imran says:

    Does this one works with the htc one x plus as well????

  235. Satnami says:

    Hey man, just asking .
    is this work with jellybean 4.1.1 on HOX…..

  236. P4UL M4c says:

    Hi max can I root my HTC ONE X hboot 1.36 3.16.61.6 using this method

  237. ABHILASH says:

    is is the same procedure for my HTC one X 4.1.1?? plz reply fast..

  238. ABHILASH says:

    is this the same procedure for my HTC one X 4.1.1?? plz reply fast..

  239. ock says:

    hi max..why i cannot connect to my home wifi after root my onex..?can you tell me what had happen n how i’m going to solve it?thanxx..

  240. Jc says:

    Hey,
    just received My HOX 16Gb version from Korea.
    don’t know if it’s because battery is on 58%, but can´t get into bootloader mode?
    instead, once I got into FACTORY MODE!?

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  242. Broken Sword says:

    It’s DONE >>>>>>> YOU ARE GENIUS <<<<<<<

  243. Felix says:

    So i decided to root my one x today and everything went fine. i had downloaded renovate rom 2, and was going to flash it. i went into fastboot mode and flashed the boot.img, i then rebooted and the touchscreen is no longer responsive. How can i fix this?
    Thanks

  244. Wamiq says:

    Hi,

    I have the HTC One X Asian Unlocked Model which has been updated to Jelly Bean 4.1.1.
    Is this guide sufficient to root my device? Also I want to install the SlimBean rom on my phone. Any advice on that?

    Wamiq.

  245. johny says:

    hy Max i was just wondering,and i know i am not the first one to ask this, but will this root method work for an htc one x european version(not the at&t version) with android 4.1.1 .please tell my if i need to use something else ,or any advice . thank you for creating this site

  246. kurdistan says:

    i`ve a problem
    when i write fastboot flash unlocktoken unlock_code.bin
    it says FAILED(failed to check code)??

  247. rafa says:

    hi guys im new to your site unlocking bootloader for first time having some problems
    and need some help. just got to step 12 got my tokn from htcdev and when im in cmd typing fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin it says error: cannot load ‘Unlock_code.bin.’ im really new please help
    want to play with custom roms cos im bored with original software

  248. rafa says:

    I managed to unlock bootloader but now i copied CWN superSU to my phone but clockworkmod recovery isnt working.

    • albert says:

      Did u flash cwmod right after you unlock ur phone ??? Fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockworkmod-something something ??

  249. Woody says:

    HI, i’m trying to root my one xl ,
    but it’s fail when i’m get in the recovery page,
    i can’t touch the screen…there’s no response…
    How can I fix it?

    • Woody says:

      I Got another problem…
      I flash the recovery with
      recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img
      but i can’t get into the recovery mode….the screen just keep black
      it’s same situation with
      recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.3.1-endeavoru.img
      what’s the problem?

      • albert says:

        Did u type recovery twice ??? FASTBOOT FLASH RECOVERY RECOVERY-CLOCKWORK-TOUCH something something ?

        • Woody says:

          Yes, i did it.
          I follow your step to root my phone but just can’t root it.

          But now, my phone just can’t use…
          Can’t change and turn on….

          • albert says:

            One last thing . yours one xL ?? Cause this is for one X tegra 3 only international :-( . maybe that is why u cant do it . there is another forum for htc one x att / one xL .

  250. Sandemaske says:

    Hi OneX Lovers!

    Can anybody tell me how to check if my HTC One X has SuperCID and how to turn S-OFF??
    I need my One X to be S-OFF!

    If you dont know what I am talking about, see the link below:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTp5uwURKdg&list=PLB9270D8DFB334B2F

    Cheers guys!

  251. aldous says:

    Dear Max……there wasn’t a recovery .img file in the onexroot.zip. I’ve done the unlocking.

    Please help.

    Many thanks.

  252. chou says:

    hey how to root one x after official jelly bean update.none of the above mentioned method works. any way thanks for the support to one x.

  253. jeremy says:

    How do u root HTC one x 4.1.1?

  254. Robiul Islam says:

    when I submitted my code on htcdev.com site then I can see this message

    We’re sorry, but it appears your attempt to unlock the bootloader on
    this device has failed. This could be caused by several factors
    including simple errors in the entry of the unlock token, problems
    with your device, or a lack of manufacturer support for the unlocking
    process. Please see the specific error code listed below, and try
    again if necessary.

    Error Code: 160.
    Error Reason: MID Not Allowed.

    . I can’t do unlockbootloader, what should I do?

  255. Matt says:

    this is so clear but…
    I can’t root my phone in this moment cuz of I’m so far from home right now…
    I have problem about that…
    when I connect my phone by USB, it never asked before for mode…(in step 3)
    only 2 notifications…
    USB connected; Tap to change settings…and…
    USB debugging connected; Touch to disable USB debugging…
    that is what I wanna know…
    [I got my HTC by gift and I didn’t got any charger, USB cable or anything else.so I have to buy em and I did.so is it problem with my USB cable…
    Please help me for that…

  256. Jerry says:

    Hi, Will this work on Unlocked Vodafone International Tegre 3 HOX on 4.1.1 with 3.14.862.27?
    THanks

  257. HTC_User says:

    Dear all,
    I have HOX+ and followed all mentioned steps. It works perfectly fine till step 43 but once i select “Recovery” and hit on power button, it displays HTC logo and screen goes blank. I have copied CWN-SuperSU-v0.87 under the root folder of my phone.
    I am able to start the phone in FASTBOOT mode but not able to unzip the file in Recovery mode
    Please let me know, if i need to follow any additional steps. And is there any difference in steps for HOX & HOX+
    Thanks in advance!

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  259. mxgb says:

    Hi Max,
    I can’t seem to even get started with the root procedure because my phone won’t even give me the option to put it in ‘Charge’ mode. I’m so frustrated with my HTC One X. Has anyone else also had this problem?

    Please help as my stock HTC One X is driving me nuts with its bloatware, lag and crap battery life.

  260. ed says:

    needing help . is there a root out there at will work on hox 4.1.1 build 3.18..i have looked everywhere . i have 3 hox to do can someone help

  261. Saanvi says:

    Excellent post. You really dialed that in. It’s the simple principles that worked for people that have already been where we are heading and desire to be that we should pay close attention to.Thanks for keeping it real and I always look forward to your next post!

  262. ABDO says:

    Hi I’ve a problem in the this cmd fastboot flash zip firmware.zip I get this msg FAILED (remote: 42 custom id check fail) :(

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  264. Mark says:

    Sir! Anyone out there please help. I have a big big problem about my htc one x. Im mark btw. So i kinda risk my phone i rooted it by steps given by zedomax from youtube. so the rooting is a success but when i did that ROM thing that i installed i dont like it. the ROM is android revolution by mike1986. So i dont like it coz its slow and the wifi is in error. So i pushed the power and volume down to get to fastboot and recovery i accidentally wipe my internal storage now my phone is stock. So i think theres no file inside my storage and theres no ROM processing. So it cannot start. So im thinking if you could help me. installing ROM in fastboot is that possible? my phone cant be open but i can go to fastboot and etc. PLEASE PLEASE IM IN DYING NEED!!

  265. Henry says:

    Hello Zedomax,

    Thank you for the excellent post, however my HTC one X is running Jelly Bean now. Is it possible to root Jelly Bean HOX? I can’t even unlock the bootloader , Fastboot won’t recognize the phone when it is connected by USB. Is it because of MTP? Any workaround?

    Thanks.

  266. Wim says:

    Just a fair warning, step 38 is NOT TRUE. I unlocked the bootloader and all my data (including photo’s and video’s) have been deleted. You might want to edit that part of the guide.

    Thanks.

  267. haseeb says:

    Hi ,

    I would like for some assist please .
    I have tried to flash from Sense ROM to AOSP , however something goes wrong .
    The phone is not recognize the SD card while pressing into the Hboot , the message I got every time it’s :
    SD checking…
    Failed to open USB master mode
    loading PJXXXIMG.zip image…
    Failed to open USB master mode
    Please plug off USB

    *** I think the PC is not recognize the phone , have tried with 3 PC’s***

    In additional I got some message one before into the recovery
    ” This build is only for development purposes . Do not distribute outside of HTC without HTC’s written permmision . Failure to comply may lead to legal action ”

    I want to mention I already flashed the phone before a few times ( from stock to AOSP and backwards ), using Hboot v 1.31 and recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.4.0-endeavoru .

    Please , anyone know what can be the issue ???

  268. Jaspreet Singh says:

    After rooting. I want to do Network unlock. How to do plzzzzz help

  269. Marcelo says:

    Buenas, Hola a todos. Excelente tutorial! Me quedó chiche bombon ja!

  270. Kiran Panchal says:

    There is no “Connect to PC” option !

  271. checkyoulater says:

    superSU not updating any ideas?

    • albert says:

      Try to flash it again . or download a different zip file

      • checkyoulater says:

        yeah I ended up doing that by going to chainfire’s website, downloading the new updated superSU apk, then installing it using recovery (just like the old CWN superSU file) booted the phone then run the superSU file (new icon now) to finish the installation. It was essential for me to get this step done so i could install titanium back up, uninstall the old gallery apk, and install the new camera/gallery apk to get photosphere working…

        the whole process took way longer than i had expected because i had to jump from between different tuts that were a bit outdated with the files to be used. i did get through it though :)

  272. Shivendra Chauhan says:

    Followed the instructions till copying CWN-SuperSU-v0.87.zip file to the phone, then in boot loader (it is unlocked) when I choose recovery option, all I get is a dead screen with an image of phone and red exclamation mark. I do not get the screen you are getting in recovery mode. Rebooted the bootloader, phone, no joy. Booting well in normal mode, what could be the reason.

  273. Shivendra Chauhan says:

    got it .. I was following your video on youtube and missed step 39 .. all good now, thnx

  274. Thomas van Maanen says:

    Hey,

    I’ve got a couple of super noob questions for you here:

    My HTC One X just got the android 4.2.2 and sense 5.0 update. Does this have any consequences for the rooting process? I read some threads where people were talking about complications due to this update…

    What do I have to differently in the process if I want to flash the TWRP recovery instead of the ClockWorkMod? Just replace the “recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img” bit in step 39 with the name of the TWRP .img file?

    Can someone elaborate on step 39? There seem to be two steps in one here: reboot into fastboot mode and type the command prompt on your pc.

    In step 40 you have to set your phone to “disk drive”. After the latest updates I can’t seem to choose these settings. What do I do?

    That’s it for now. I’m sorry for the extreme level of noobness of my questions, but I’m really fed up with the stock ROM on my phone, because after the latest update my Wifi reception suddenly sucks major balls… Besides that there are tons of other things I don’t like about it… Anyways, on every thread I read on the rooting subject they warn me for not F-ing up my phone, so I really don’t want to leave anything to chance…

    Thanks :-)

    • Ron says:

      I have the same question! i rooted my phone by using this article and was able to root perfectly. Now i have android 4.2.2 and sense 5.0, so should i follow the same article to root my device again or the process will be different!

      Max, where are you?

      • Thomas van Maanen says:

        Hey Ron,

        I managed to root my phone last week. These steps worked just fine. The only thing I encountered: the TWRP recovery is touch based and it didn’t respond to anything I did because of the Android 4.2.2 update. So I recommend flashing the ClockWorkMod. Just be shure to download the latest version and it will work just fine.

        Good luck!

  275. EmperorIvan says:

    Ok, so everything went fine, even unlocked bootloader (yes, it says it’s unlocked) but the last part where I need to use recovery it all fails apart. When I type this:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

    this is the message that pops out in cmd
    C:\Users\Ivan\Downloads\OneXRoot>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touc
    h-5.8.2.7-endeavoru.img

    sending ‘recovery’ (5452 KB)…
    FAILED (command write failed (Unknown error))
    finished. total time: 0.636s

    I have no idea what to do anymore. I’ve done everything I could and I still couldn0t get it to work. Please help.

    • Albert says:

      Download a different revovery zip . i think u can download that directly from clockwork mod web just search for u device :-)

  276. Karthik says:

    the htc one x 32 bit driver link is not working
    since the browser (chrome nd mozilla) cannot connect to androiddrivers.net
    btw Thank You Max for creating such a good How to Manual…:P

    Anyone please help
    thanks____________________________________________________________________________________
    ||||FLASHburn||||^xTx^-ind-|||

  277. RAMKUMAR NARAYANAN says:

    Thanks a ton Max…you are the man…Really i took a long time to decide whether to root or not….had a great fear on rooting…but your tutorial was so easy to follow…After a struggle at 39th step, i have followed ur instructions from the comments, now successfully rooted my mobile…:) :) :)

    Hurray…first time rooted my HTC one X…Now I’ve joined in the ranks of rooted users…It’s only bcos of u…

    Keep it up…:)

    Ram

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  279. Vishal says:

    Thanks a lot. Successfully rooted my HTC ONE X international version.
    Excellent step by step guide.

    Vishal.

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  281. Hyram De La Paz says:

    Hey there will this root method still work for 4.2.2 htc sense 5?

  282. SoSnail says:

    I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This paragraph posted at this web site is really fastidious.

  283. HVAC Engineer says:

    Thank you for this tutorial. Thank you very much!!!

  284. Aneel says:

    Hey Thanks bro…
    Rooted…..

  285. Kestas says:

    Hi admin,
    after pres the “recovery” my phone stays off, and nothing happens. What i have to do?
    Thanks!

  286. Mun says:

    Hi Max,
    First time rooter here, I can’t seem to download the HTC 32 bit drivers from the Link you supplied? are the files available for download?

    Thanks

  287. Thanks for sharing such a fastidious thinking, piece of writing is nice, thats why i have
    read it entirely

  288. sHHo says:

    http://imageshack.us/a/img547/5011/recovery.jpg

    I have this problem on my HTC One X When i clicl on “Reboot”
    Help Please!!!!

  289. sHHo says:

    http://imageshack.us/a/img547/5011/recovery.jpg
    Please HELP !!!
    I have this problem like on this pic but on HTC One X when i click on “Reboot”

  290. sHHo says:

    Can Someone Help me please
    I have problem when i click on “RECOVERY” and i see this pic like on this link: http://imageshack.us/a/img547/5011/recovery.jpg

  291. Simon says:

    Thanks a lot for this tutorial, worked like a charm. Thank you very much!

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