If you’ve been itching to root your AT&T One X, you might have been discouraged by the bootloader the Android community deemed unlockable. We’ve got good news for you, then. While the bootloader problem still hasn’t been solved, developers have worked out a way to gain complete root access on the phone, allowing custom kernel and ROM installation. Read on for the step by step guide on rooting the AT&T One X.
The HTC One X is the international variant of the AT&T One X and unlike the latter, it has a powerful quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Another thing that makes the international variant superior to its AT&T counterpart is that its bootloader is not locked, allowing users to customize the phone to the fullest in terms of installing custom kernel and ROMs. On the other hand, the AT&T One X, the U.S. variant of the HTC One X, has barely satisfied users; it only has a dual-core Snapdragon processor and its bootloader is locked, a double disappointment for US users.
Despite all these, XDA Developers members save the day again. The locked bootloader of the phone is no longer a problem, thanks to the Nachoroot method developed by jcase, which allows users to easily gain root access on their phone.
If you want to try this method, follow the step by step guide below.
- AT&T One X (not the international HTC One X)
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Make sure that your battery has at least 50% charge to avoid interruption due to power loss.
- Download and install the necessary drivers (HTCDriver3.0.0.007.exe, 14 MB) for your phone to your computer. (Required only for Windows)
- Download the rooting package (root-one-x.zip, 2.0 MB)to your computer from any of these links:
- Enable USB Debugging on your phone. Go to Settings > Developer Options > USB debugging and tick the USB Debugging option.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the dual-core AT&T One X. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- Extract the rooting package (root-one-x.zip) to any folder on your computer. It’s recommended to place it on the Desktop for convenience.
- Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
- Go to the folder where you extracted the rooting files to and double-click on the root.bat file. The rooting process will start.
- (Note that there are two other files: root-linux.sh and root-mac.sh, the first for Linux users and the second for Mac users).
- Wait for the procedure to be completed. It should take a few minutes.
- Once it’s done, the device will reboot several times (don’t worry about it) and you will have full root access on your phone.
Great! You have successfully rooted your dual-core AT&T One X.