The HTC One X Gets Rooted Weeks Before Its Launch

March 8, 2012
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HTC One X Superboot
By now, most Android fans have learned about HTC’s upcoming flagship smartphone: the HTC One X. Bound to launch in April, many of us are eagerly awaiting to get our hands on this quad-core beast, and experiment with its fancy new camera technology. As it turns out, one notorious ROM developer, by the name of Paul “Modaco” O’Brien, has not only managed to get his hands on the smartphone, but was also able to come up with a quick root method for the HTC One X, several weeks before the device will become available to purchase.

The Root method developed by Modaco is called “Superboot”, and takes a hybrid approach between manual rooting and the increasingly popular one-click root methods. It will take more than one click, but Modaco’s SuperBoot will spare you of tedious tasks, such as manually partitioning or modifying the ADB. It is impossible to asses how well this method actually works since, oh well, none of us has an HTC One X to try it on. The developer claims everything should go silky smooth though, and judging by this guy’s success with previous mods, I tend to believe him, even without conclusive evidence.

An exact release date for the HTC One X is unavailable at this point, but official statements place its launch in the UK (and probably the rest of Europe) during March. The One X is expected to reach US shores early this summer, as the AT&T HTC One XL — an LTE-capable, modified version of the One X that will sport a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor instead of the quad-core Tegra 3. The rest of the One X’ (impressive) specs, including 1GB of RAM, a 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD display, and an 8MP camera, will remain the same on both continents.

Are you excited about this bad boy or are you going to wait for something better?

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