One X Root Guide

Here’s a step-by-step root guide that can help you to get the most out of your rooted HTC One X.

If you don’t know what rooting means, please watch this video first:



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159 Responses to One X Root Guide

  1. tony says:

    Will i still be able to get updates from htc when i have rooted one x

    nice guide

  2. Uffe says:

    Seems to miss how to install clockworkmod recovery…

    • bader says:

      yes… got screwed with that step and lost all my data…

      Can i get CWM recovery after rooting htc one x at&t and still not get it unlocked? Dunno wanna use a hex editor to change the stock ROM code.. would rather gget the htc dev boot unlock

  3. Mark M says:

    hey dude, here one for you.
    Do you know, or is there a way to root an android phone i brought from hong kong, but a china brand. I brought cause it was so cheap to see what it was like, and I am quite surprised about it, anyway here are the phone details.
    Dapeng A9230
    Android – 2.3.6
    Kernel – (sat Mar 31 12:57:25)
    not sure if u need any other info ?

  4. Sam S. says:

    Hey Max, I’ve been watching you on YT for a while and now I have a problem with a device I’m hoping you can help me with.I just got an HTC Vivid and I unlocked the bootloaders and flashed a recovery then rooted it. I then tried to flash an ICS update which had a conflict with either the kernel or the recovery I was running. Now when I turn it on it flashes the white HTC screen and then goes black and doesn’t do anything else. Ive since learned the right way to fix it. I relocked it to update the hboot which worked fine then I go to unlock it again and it freezes on the unlock screen. On my phone I choose yes to unlock the bootloaders then press the power button and nothing happens. It doesn’t reboot like its should. Ive tried it about 6 times and it never gets passed that screen. Any help would be great. Thanks

  5. Matt Hacking says:


    Just want to say thanks for all your tutorials, very easy to follow!

    I used to be an iWhore and had no idea what flashing, rooting etc etc meant until I found your website. I’ve always jailbroken my idevices and allthough the process of rooting an android phone seems daunting you made it very easy for an Android beginner to follow. many thanks


  6. PearpodBeatsApple says:

    Wow the htc is amazing better then my iphone , i just got mine and rooted it just when your website came out but so far there isnt much i have been able to do with the quad core processor i mean i feel like am wasting it ,Do you think a os would work well on the htc one x ?

    If so will you be able to put up a guide on how to install it onto the one x ? i really want to put the phones capabilities to work.

  7. juan says:

    hello mate,

    thank you so much for the rooting and all the contents in this website. I rooted my international htc one x following your instruction it works almost perfectly, just two things:
    1.- When I put the phone horizontally the screen doesn’t turn, it remains vertical.
    2.- Is there any way to update the phone if I did not use the one click root ?

    Thanks again


    • admin says:

      1. You can get another launcher like Apex launcher if you need rotation or custom ROM, but not root related.
      2. You can just install custom ROM with OTA updates, no need to ever update through HTC once u rooted.

  8. Pp says:

    Hi, I just got a HTC One X today. It’s on the Telecom network in New Zealand and has a lot of preinstalled things plus starting up logo etc.
    I’d like to change it to the official Taiwanese version, but I have no idea how to do this (I read some people say use ROM, some say RUU others says OTA ….. getting very confused).
    Can you help me with it? I just need the official version, and be able to upgrade whenever there are official upgrades released.


  9. Jordan Cabalit says:

    Hi there . .thanks to you i unlocked my htc one x . .but after i went to recovery my phone goes like this:
    (here’s a picture)

  10. Arnaud says:

    Thanks for supporting mac osx. Is the stock recovery the same for One X and ATT One X/XL ?

    • admin says:

      No they are not, please don’t flash to ATT One X/XL unless specifically says, otherwise it’s for the international HTC One X.

  11. Ivan says:

    Hi, sorry noob question here… can i still update my firmware after i root my HTC One X? i’ve tried yesterday but it doesnt install the update it goes to the bootloader (the dos screen gui of HOX)

    • admin says:

      you should be able to if you didnt unlock bootloader. let me see of theres a cwm zippable file tho then u can update and keep root.

  12. ivan says:

    so should i unroot the phone again?

    • Max says:

      if you really want to but you don’t have to. what is the update? I can probably way to flash it without updating if u give me the update version.

  13. Ivan says:

    Hi Max my current software update is 1.29.751.7 this was the version when i bought the HOX

  14. Sandy says:

    hi, I was wondering what would be the nex step after rooting the phone. Is it not unlocking the bootloader. I dont seem to find any video pertaining to it. can you help me out installing clockworkmod to my rooted phone?

  15. PearpodBeatsApple says:

    Hi man i messed up bad : i installed the rom you installed the revolution one and then wanted another one and installed it straight onto it and my phones nows functioning badly how can i fix this all can i wipe everything like remove all the custom roms and redo it and root it again?? i really need help here i searched everywhere and could not find an answer .

  16. James says:

    Hi Max…(att htc one x) In messaging,after you compose your text message and hit send; the keyboard will disappear. Is there a way to change this. Previously, the keyboard will stick throughout the conversation…you hit the back button to remove keyboard. Sorry if this is in the wrong place. thanks Max.

  17. Sandy says:

    Hola!!.. finally managed to get hold of a video for unlocking my bootloader made a backup of my original rom (att htc one x version:1.73) now looking forward to get a good rom.. i am looking for simple and battery friendly (priority for lasting a day of normal operation) ROM. which one would you recommend?.. also to install rom it goes through twrp and erase the cache and dalvic cache and install the zip right!! (by the way what does dalvik cache hold) ,. any video common for most of the rom installation would be great!! i see you have posted for intern. version.

  18. PearpodBeatsApple says:

    Sorry i have the normal one i ment the one which first came out the black/dark gray one

  19. Asaf says:

    Is there a way to block internet access applications and phone book … without doing rooting???
    Thank you

  20. Rohan says:

    I would just like to say thanks! I have watched all your videos on rooting and custom ROM’s, and have enjoyed them and have learned a lot. I don’t own a HTC One X (International Vesion), but i have been trying to get one for a long time. So I would just like to say thanks a lot for making these videos!

  21. KD says:

    Hi Max!
    It was great following your instructions and they are very easy to follow.

    I have a MAJOR issue now. I did a factory reset from one of the Custom ROM and now I lost my stock ROM backup. Is there a solution to:Go back to Stock ROM unrooted (International Version – Singapore) ?

    Because I would like to start fresh again from Unrooted stock to the Customs ROM again.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    • Max says:

      Your backup should still be there factory reset doesnt erase your backups.

      • KD says:

        Hi Max!

        Thanks for the quick reply.
        But when I went back to my Clockwork Mod, there was no backups left there. Even the folder and OneXRoot folder was missing. =(

        • KD says:

          Oh and I forgot to tell you that the factory reset that I did was through my phone’ setting and not via CWM.


  22. Rohan M. says:

    Hi Max,

    Could you please help me out! I have been trying to get a cheap unlocked HTC One X (International Version). Could you please help me out and tell me where i could get a cheap one at around $100-$200.

    Rohan M.

  23. Ed says:

    I tried to view your you tube tutorial on rooting my new box on Mac but you tube is saying your account has been suspended?

  24. Yang says:

    Hi max,
    my onex issue with HBOOT USB Master Mode fail again and again when I go to unlock mode. power btn + downkey. I need your suggest to fix that, let me know please.


    • Max says:

      Oh, leave the USB cable off then plug back in 5 seconds u r in bootloader, you can ignore that failure msg also.

  25. Jordan says:

    I have a question. Will I lose my unlock on my HTC sensation if I put the stock rom back on it? I plz help I can’t find the answer anywhere.

  26. Jordan says:

    I can’t find the right ruu, why the he’ll r they labeled like that. My htc sensation is unlocked, what ruu do I need?

  27. Jordan says:

    Yeah I have looked and there is about 20 different ones lol thnx tho man 🙂

  28. Ronnponce says:

    Hey, I have a ROGERS branded One X and my phone just updated OTA to 1.94.631.3 is there still a way to root my device?