Originally Posted by Wiper
Hi, I was wondering if you can root M8 by just installing the appropriate zip via booted custom recovery or do you need to flash custom recovery for this to work? I was just hoping to keep the phone as stock as possible for a while (getting the phone tomorrow I hope).
Ok to install a supersu zip you got to have a custom recovery. It won't work with stock recovery. After you flashed and updated it, you could flash a stock recovery again and will nevertheless sta rooted.
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Mobile: One M8 Gunmetal: UNLOCK - S-OFF (SunShine) - WWE
CID: HTC__001 (T-MOB101)
FW: 2.22.401.5 (184.108.40.206)
ROM: Stock - SuperSU
Retired: Desire (CWM, Cyanogen), Sensation (Unlocked, S-On, CWM, root), One X (Unlocked, TWRP, Cyanogen), One (M7) (firewater S-Off, TWRP, ViperOne), Moto G (Unlocked, S-On, CWM, CM11), One (M8) GER Silver (SunShine S-Off, TWRP, ViperOne 2.2.0).