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How to root your HTC One S (for Windows, Mac and Linux)

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Introducing.... Superboot!

Superboot is a boot.img that when booted, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash any partitions, no need to mess around with ADB, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just boot the boot image using the instructions below and you're done!

You will need to htcdev bootloader unlock your device to use this root solution.

APPLY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
The superboot image is also 'insecure', allowing you to use 'adb remount' as well as having full ADB root access to your device until such time as you reboot after running this process (it's a non permanent ADB root as it's a 'fastboot boot' and not a 'fastboot flash' but it IS a permanent root in all other regards!).

How to use Superboot - Windows, Linux and OSX

- Download the Superboot zip file above and extract to a directory
- Put your device in bootloader mode - Turn off the phone then turn on with the 'volume down' button pressed to enter the bootloader, then pressing the power button again to enter fastboot.
- WINDOWS - double click 'install-superboot-windows.bat'
- MAC - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh' followed by './install-superboot-mac.sh'
- LINUX - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh' followed by './install-superboot-linux.sh'

Enjoy!

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PS If you find this useful, details on how to donate should you wish to do so are in the download topic at MoDaCo.
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4th April 2012, 07:58 PM |#2  
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Hi @All,
I got a problem, cause I rootet my One X with pauls great stuff...
So I wanted to do the same thing with my One S and didnt change superboot with the file r3 superbootandroot, so something happened with my OneS.....it doesnt start and shows me Warning "this is only for blabla" in red....so I went to bootloader, did it right with the right file, and goes till now, cause doing a restart, it shows me only this warning again....I always have to go to bootloader, to start my device right..what can I do?
And in Bootloadermode, the first word is tampered...I know what that means and is there a chance to change it?
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So what did you do exactly? You flashed One X to One S? Whoops!

If you can confirm this is what you've done i'll upload what you need to fix it..

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4th April 2012, 08:24 PM |#4  
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Hi Paul, yes, i did a mistake....booting r3 to OneS, not teh right superboot-file...
after that, i bootet it right with superboot, but now "tampered", and everytime i must go to bootloader and boot your file to use my device^^

big thx for Answer!!
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I also have this **tampered** line before the **unlocked** line, but no issues with booting - everything fine.
4th April 2012, 08:41 PM |#6  
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You didnt do my mistake, of course, sure? to boot with a file of an One X to One S, did you?
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You didnt do my mistake, of course, sure? to boot with a file of an One X to One S, did you?

Nope, just wanted to say that the **tampered** has nothing todo with your fault and current problem..
4th April 2012, 08:55 PM |#8  
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good to hear...but it wouldnt be normal, to boot this superboot-file everytime I restart my S^^
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good to hear...but it wouldnt be normal, to boot this superboot-file everytime I restart my S^^

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Hi Paul, what or how can I do myself, cause tomorrow i leave Home to Vacance, and there I am not able to do such like this^^
5th April 2012, 12:37 PM |#11  
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Hi Paul, what or how can I do myself, cause tomorrow i leave Home to Vacance, and there I am not able to do such like this^^

once you booted with the superboot image, it does the necessary changes on your /system partition for the phone to stay rooted even when you reboot it...

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