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[Q] Help rooting just for Wi-Fi tethering?

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18th February 2014, 03:18 AM   |  #1  
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Hi folks,

I have a stock phone and I'd like to root it mainly for getting wifi tethering to work. Don't really care about any different roms. Any quick links to what I have to do to have the phone act as a hot spot for my iPad?

Please forgive me if this question wasn't appropriate here.

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18th February 2014, 03:32 AM   |  #2  
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Verizon or Sprint?

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18th February 2014, 05:51 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Crodley

Hi folks,

I have a stock phone and I'd like to root it mainly for getting wifi tethering to work. Don't really care about any different roms. Any quick links to what I have to do to have the phone act as a hot spot for my iPad?

Please forgive me if this question wasn't appropriate here.

Crodley

If your One Max is on Sprint then you can easily unlock bootloader through HTCDev. Then you can Install TWRP 2.6 and use it to flash superSU 1.91 (Google). You will then be rooted and ready to rock and roll. You can follow this Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpj6dEMn9dw for procedure if you're unfamiliar. The vid tutorial is for the HTC One but is the same procedure for One Max. You will need to download adb and fastboot (and appropriate drivers if you are using a windows machine). No drivers are needed if you are using a mac or linux box. You can get the necessary files from here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html. Download the appropriate ADT bundle for your platform.

Windows drivers SHOULD be installed by default the 1st time you plug in your phone. They are however installed along with HTC Sync which can cause you connection problems. I would recommend NOT installing HTC Sync as you would most likely have to uninstall it later in order to get these procedures to work. Instead try this link for HTC Drivers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2089508. Make sure drivers are properly installed BEFORE you plug in your phone. Windows can be a PITA so be sure you can disable antivirus, firewall, and any other running processes that may impede your ability to achieve and maintain a solid connection to your device.

You will also need to enable USB Debugging on your One Max. To enable USB Debugging you need to go to Settings > About > Software Information > More > Build number - tap Build number 7 times to enable developer mode. After you get the window saying "developer mode has been enabled" go back to the main menu in Settings and you'll see you now have "Developer Options" added. In there you will have the ability to enable USB Debugging

Create a folder for ALL your development files that you can easily CD your command prompt to. (Ex. "C:/onemax" for windows or "desktop/onemax" mac/linux) Follow video.

If you are using a Verizon One Max, you will be unable to unlock your bootloader through HTCDev. In this case you will need to S-Off your device you can follow this guide if your Hboot is 2.46 or lower: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2473644. If your Hboot is 2.47, rumrunner will not work for you. You will need to consult the firewater guide instead: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2632385. Once you are S-OFF, you can pretty much do anything you want on your One Max. FYI Hboot is HTC's bootloader. You can find out your version by 1. going into Settings > Power - then untick Fast Boot option. 2. shutting down your phone, then 3. hold the volume - key down firmly, then hold down power button until your device boots into the bootloader. Hboot version will be shown at the top of your screen.

Spend a little time familiarizing yourself with whichever procedure you require. Quadruple check you are using the CORRECT FILES for your One Max. You will need a properly working development environment regardless of which procedure you will follow, so set it up first!

Here's hoping you have a Sprint One Max and a Mac LOL Seeings how you only need a simple root!

Good luck!
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18th February 2014, 06:00 AM   |  #4  
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If your One Max is on Sprint then you can easily unlock bootloader through HTCDev. Then you can Install TWRP 2.6 and use it to flash superSU 1.91 (Google). You will then be rooted and ready to rock and roll. You can follow this Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpj6dEMn9dw for procedure if you're unfamiliar. The vid tutorial is for the HTC One but is the same procedure for One Max. You will need to download adb and fastboot (and appropriate drivers if you are using a windows machine). No drivers are needed if you are using a mac or linux box. You can get the necessary files from here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html. Download the appropriate ADT bundle for your platform!

Yup Sprint, and Windows. Thanks for the replies everyone! I'll attempt this tomorrow.
29th March 2014, 11:39 AM   |  #5  
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Yup Sprint, and Windows. Thanks for the replies everyone! I'll attempt this tomorrow.

Well, when I said tomorrow, I meant a month instead.

I checked out the guide Neodiver suggested, and while it was nice, it still had me a bit confused on some of the things. After lots and lots of reading, I started down this path:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2550559

And it worked well, up until between step "F" and step "G" copied here:

f. Boot back into the bootloader, and make sure you're in fastboot. Issue the command fastboot flash boot boot.img. If all is well, the unsecure kernel is now on your phone! Now delete the boot.img from that directory (It'll mess with rumrunner).

g. Unzip the rumrunner contents into the adb/fastboot directory and run the soju.exe. Follow the prompt. If all goes well, you should now have an SOFF television in your hand


It DID flash the boot.img fine, but when I tried to run soju.exe and read the disclaimer it said to make sure the adb saw my device, and sure enough, it does not anymore. ADB WILL see my device when I simply boot up normally, but when I boot to the fastboot usb screen, it no longer sees it.

I'm going to bed and toss and turn with dreams of my phone chasing me down hallways, I'll check for any advice when I wake up.

Again, to be clear, my phone boots fine, all features seem to work and I did all steps up until running rumrunner, at which point in fastboot usb mode, adb won't see my device.

Night, and thanks in advance!
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29th March 2014, 02:55 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by Crodley

Well, when I said tomorrow, I meant a month instead.

I checked out the guide Neodiver suggested, and while it was nice, it still had me a bit confused on some of the things. After lots and lots of reading, I started down this path:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2550559

And it worked well, up until between step "F" and step "G" copied here:

f. Boot back into the bootloader, and make sure you're in fastboot. Issue the command fastboot flash boot boot.img. If all is well, the unsecure kernel is now on your phone! Now delete the boot.img from that directory (It'll mess with rumrunner).

g. Unzip the rumrunner contents into the adb/fastboot directory and run the soju.exe. Follow the prompt. If all goes well, you should now have an SOFF television in your hand


It DID flash the boot.img fine, but when I tried to run soju.exe and read the disclaimer it said to make sure the adb saw my device, and sure enough, it does not anymore. ADB WILL see my device when I simply boot up normally, but when I boot to the fastboot usb screen, it no longer sees it.

I'm going to bed and toss and turn with dreams of my phone chasing me down hallways, I'll check for any advice when I wake up.

Again, to be clear, my phone boots fine, all features seem to work and I did all steps up until running rumrunner, at which point in fastboot usb mode, adb won't see my device.

Night, and thanks in advance!

I believe you start soju while the phone is booted fully up. With adb enabled. Not at fastboot mode.

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29th March 2014, 06:34 PM   |  #7  
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I believe you start soju while the phone is booted fully up. With adb enabled. Not at fastboot mode.

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Yup, that was the one. Funny waiting messages on the Rumrunner program.

Got Sff now!

Thanks to ALL!

Especially Neodiver with the great response with links to everything!
29th March 2014, 06:44 PM   |  #8  
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Oh and btw, any particular wifi hotspot app you folks recommend?

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