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Default [Q] HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition bootloader unlocked?

Hello,

I see that HTC One (M8) Developer Edition comes with bootloader unlocked as per:

blog.htc.com/2013/03/htc-one-developer-edition

Does HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition comes with bootloader unlocked as well?

The Google Play web page play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=htc_m8 only mentions that the phone is unlocked (vis-a-vis carrier), but does not reference bootloader at all.

I'm looking for a phone, that would be easier to root.

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Hello,

I see that HTC One (M8) Developer Edition comes with bootloader unlocked as per:

blog.htc.com/2013/03/htc-one-developer-edition

Does HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition comes with bootloader unlocked as well?

The Google Play web page play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=htc_m8 only mentions that the phone is unlocked (vis-a-vis carrier), but does not reference bootloader at all.

I'm looking for a phone, that would be easier to root.

Thank you!
I don't think so, only dev edition phones comes unlocked out of the box


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If it's like the other GPE's then you use fastboot like the Nexus devices IIRC. They are locked by default just like the Nexus devices.
 
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Fastboot oem unlock

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you need to unlock the bootloader

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Will HTCdev.com's procedure work on the Google Play Edition? It didn't work on the M7.

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you unlock it like you would a Nexus
 
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Does somebody have image from Google Play edition M8?
 
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Is it possible to root an original Google Play Edition HTC one (M8)? If so how? I did not find anything then converting a standard ONE into a GPE.

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After Unlocking, flash a custom recovery. You can either download and flash su or supersu zip files manually or you can let recovery try to root it by simply exiting recovery and accepting the offer to install su.

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