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Easiest way to Root without htcdev??

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By jebise101, Senior Member on 24th June 2014, 06:03 PM
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I have a Bell Canada HTC One M8 and just need root, no need for bootloader unlock, custom recovery or S-Off just root for some apps I have. Owned htc phones before and know the process of htcdev but want to avoid it to keep my warranty active.

Tried weaksause but it just FC's any other tricks?
 
 
24th June 2014, 06:49 PM |#2  
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I don't think it's possible to get root without unlocking the boot loader as you need to install/boot a custom recovery.
24th June 2014, 06:52 PM |#3  
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well weaksause allows temp root which is all I need.
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well weaksause allows temp root which is all I need.

Which is for Verizon models and you already said it's not compatible.
24th June 2014, 09:15 PM |#5  
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Your only option is firewater temproot.
If it doesn't work, then you have to use htcdev.
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ahh cool I'll try that, will the phone get wiped like when you unlock from htcdev?
25th June 2014, 04:29 AM |#7  
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ahh cool I'll try that, will the phone get wiped like when you unlock from htcdev?

any method you choose unlocking the bootloader will wipe your device.If you manage to get s-off you can always revert to 100% stock rom with warranty.
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25th June 2014, 04:54 AM |#8  
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cool thanks, just gotta find win8.1 htc drivers. the one in hasoon toolkit don't work on my 64 bit win8.1. never installed htc sync or any of that crapware.

EDIT: installed the crapware and then uninstalled it but it kept the drivers.
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