After Wil Wheaton struggles with rooting the HTC One, a limited edition Wil Wheaton Recovery is born

May 2, 2013
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    Wil Wheaton was having difficulties rooting his HTC One. Wheaton was able to unlock the bootloader, but he wasn’t able to mount a partition after booting into recovery. Thankfully, ClockWorkMod developer Koushik Dutta took to his Google+ page with a fix: the new Wil Wheaton Recovery.

    “Tough bootloaders call for an even tougher recovery”, Koush said. As a result of this, we have the Wil Wheaton Recovery, which a user can flash with fastboot. After flashing, simply boot into recovery and then back into Android once you’re in the recovery menu. Before it boots you out of recovery, it’ll ask you to install root, where all you have to do is tap “yes”.

    After you’re rooted, head into the Play Store and download the Superuser app to finish the process. It’s that easy. Although, something important to keep in mind is that this method only works for the HTC One on AT&T and T-Mobile. It won’t work on the Sprint variant, at least not at this time.

    The process before the Wil Wheaton Recovery came along made it a little difficult, and possibly intimidating for some, to root the HTC One. As you can see, there are far fewer steps to take to root the One now, so those who have felt intimidated should give Koush’s new tool a shot. Although, if you’re new to this, we do suggest you do a little bit of research before attempting to root anything.

    Thanks to Wil Wheaton’s difficulties, we all can now root the HTC One very easily, and not long after its launch too! Have you tried the Wil Wheaton Recovery process? How’d it go? Sound off in the comments!

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    Comments

    • Mike Reid

      Ouch. Sorry but I hate reading the “WW” name so many times in a small article.

      And the less said about the Wesley character, the better. ;) (No offense to WW the person.)

      • Troy Leonard

        Wil is an awesome dude whom has done far more than portray a single character on TNG. In fact the role I enjoyed most was in “toy soldiers”. that said I loved the Wesley role in TNG.

        • lil bit

          I dont see why that hate towards the wesley character, Weaton was supposed to portray a young bright enthusiastic and somewhat childish boy, and thats what he did, job well done. Im sure Mike Reid was less likeable when he was in Wesleys age, maybe its jealousy.

      • Timmy

        Sheldon? Is that you?

    • http://twitter.com/bootsy1 Chris Boots

      Which is why I would never touch one I had so much aggro rooting my old htc legend that I would never buy another htc, Samsung on the other hand I rooted in a few minutes, much easier.

      • Fred Chiang

        … got the HTC One yesterday, took me 10 minutes to root it.

        • Seth Forbus

          The hardest phone I ever rooted was an HTC Hero. That phone annoyed the piss out of me. Easiest? My Galaxy Note ll. That being said, I have other reasons to steer clear of HTC and I might even avoid Samsung my next upgrade if T-Mobile gets the Xperia Z.

    • Timmy

      Looking forward to seeing this in action on an upcoming episode of Big Bang Theory. I could see Howard putting this on Sheldon’s phone.

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