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By SysAdmNj, Senior Member on 5th May 2014, 07:39 AM
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So what is the easiest method to root and unlock bootloader to flash a custom recovery?

Now I thought att/htc were getting stricter about making it easier to modify devices, did they change their minds because if so I'm getting this device if its gotten easier.
 
 
5th May 2014, 01:37 PM |#2  
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I would say to use hasoon2000's toolkit

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2699065
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So what is the easiest method to root and unlock bootloader to flash a custom recovery?

Now I thought att/htc were getting stricter about making it easier to modify devices, did they change their minds because if so I'm getting this device if its gotten easier.

Yes, that is the easiest way. Verizon is the only one blocking the unlock at the moment.
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8th May 2014, 11:56 AM |#4  
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So what is the easiest method to root and unlock bootloader to flash a custom recovery?

Easiest or best way? Two very different things.

Unlocking the bootloader and installing custom recovery "manually" is easy. All the toolkit does is automate the steps, which robs you of a valuable learning experience. Doing it manually teaches you a lot. And if you haven't used adb/fastboot before, they are important tools to know how to use when things do go quite right while modding the phone (as they invariably do, no matter how careful you are).


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Now I thought att/htc were getting stricter about making it easier to modify devices, did they change their minds because if so I'm getting this device if its gotten easier.

AT&T did not even allow bootloader unlocking on the One X (EVITA). So that has gotten better.

Locked bootloaders aren't going away anytime soon. At least not until folks stop bricking their phones out of their own negligence, and claiming "warranty issues".
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