Gaming Console with Lollipop? Ouya Gets an Android TV Port

Android is a very flexible platform, and it can be used on a large variety of … more

Android App Review: Manage Your Connections Automagically – XDA TV

Material Design is all the buzz in the Android world right now. … more

Official TWRP Recovery Lands on Micromax Canvas Magnus

With the recent release of Android One, Micromax and MediaTek released fully buildable … more

Update Overload: SuperSU Heavily Updated

There are apps and apps out there. Very few can reach the level of popularity required to stay at … more

Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

Easiest way to Root without htcdev??

OP jebise101

24th June 2014, 07:03 PM   |  #1  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 117
 
893 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2010
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, 07:49 PM   |  #2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 48
 
302 posts
Join Date:Joined: Oct 2012
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, 07:52 PM   |  #3  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 117
 
893 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2010
well weaksause allows temp root which is all I need.
24th June 2014, 09:51 PM   |  #4  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 48
 
302 posts
Join Date:Joined: Oct 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by jebise101

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, 10:15 PM   |  #5  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 38
 
352 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2008
Your only option is firewater temproot.
If it doesn't work, then you have to use htcdev.
25th June 2014, 05:05 AM   |  #6  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 117
 
893 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2010
ahh cool I'll try that, will the phone get wiped like when you unlock from htcdev?
25th June 2014, 05:29 AM   |  #7  
Jyotirdeb's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Somewhere in The Coal Capital Of India-Dhanbad
Thanks Meter: 251
 
237 posts
Join Date:Joined: Oct 2012
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by jebise101

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.
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Jyotirdeb For This Useful Post: [ View ]
25th June 2014, 05:54 AM   |  #8  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 117
 
893 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2010
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.
Last edited by jebise101; 25th June 2014 at 06:06 AM.

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes