HTC One X for AT&T and Rogers rooted

May 10, 2012
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Kennethpenn

Well, it didn’t take long for the folks at XDA-developers to come up with a permanent rooting solution for the HTC One X on AT&T. You can head to the thread right now if you can’t wait to remove some bloatware from your shiny new phone. Of course, that’s just one of the benefits that root access can provide you.

For now, the rooting method seems to be working for the HTC One X versions offered by AT&T and Rogers. The one-click process is super simple – all you have to do is follow six simple steps. Therefore, you might want to leave your preconceptions aside and enter the wonderful world of customizing Android.

Nevertheless, since we are talking about a device that has probably cost you hundreds of dollars, here are some mandatory warnings. Rooting your HTC One X using this method will apparently bring out the “tampered” flag on the phone’s hboot. We’re not sure if there’s a way to remove the tampered flag. Anyway, that tampered flag may render your warranty void, so proceed only if you’re willing to accept this risk. While, for the well informed, the rooting method is easy enough to complete in a couple of minutes, that may not be the case for the more inexperienced ones.

The point is – please make sure you know all the risks associated with rooting the HTC One X before going through with it. Alternatively, you can just disable the bloatware if you can’t stand seeing those pesky preloaded apps in your app drawer.

As for the rest, enjoy your rooted HTC One X! This will hopefully remove some of the bitterness that HTC has caused by not providing an official bootloader unlocking tool for AT&T’s HTC One X.

Comments

  • Vvbizz

    I did this before i knew there was an ugly tampered issue i hope we can some how get rid of that little sign..

  • Cligon

    Can someone please help me and explain what I need to do in simple terms, as I am new to this. I have tried to root mt AT&T One X on a Mac to no avail. After uziping the root.zip file and then clicking on root.bat/root-linux.sh/root-mac.sh, code starts to run on my computer screen but nothing happens to my phone. Yes, I have usb debugging turned on and my phone plugged in with the charge only option selected. Thank you in advance to anyone that can help me!!!

    • magicman

      I am also fairly new to this (im a pro jail breaker on idevices) but new to rooting. First off, you have to set your phone to hard drive and not charge only (how i rooted my first one x), and when you unzip the file, unzip the file to your desktop into its own folder (i labeled mine “ROOT”) then, go to that folder on your desktop and double click the root.bat file…Then your phone should begin rebooting (i believe 3 times) and youll see Super User in the apps main list if it happened. Check your build software too…if you have build 1.85 then as of today, June 8, 2012, there is no root.