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[TUTORIAL] UNLOCK & ROOT Stock ROM & Stock BOOT/KERNEL

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By monx®, Senior Member on 4th April 2012, 01:42 AM
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Unlock (HTC Method may void warranty, i dont care ) + CWM = Can flash any custom rom

[1] register @ htcdev [dot] com
[2] just follow on-screen instruction until successfully boot with unlocked bootloader

[3] flash via fastboot ClockworkMod Recovery for the HTC One X v5.8.4.0[thread] by broncogr or TWRP (recommended) here

Now device is Bootloader Unlocked + CWM recovery + S-ON & ready to flash custom rom. BUT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO BACKUP YOUR STOCK ROM PRIOR FLASHING CUSTOM ROM.

[4] To ROOT STOCK ROM with STOCK BOOT.img/KERNEL ,
(i) download CWN-SuperSU-v0.96.zip [thread] by Chainfire
(ii) reboot into recovery mode
(iii) select install zip frm sdcard > choose zip frm sdcard > select zip file as in (i) step above > proceed to flash.
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4th April 2012, 01:48 AM |#2  
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by using this option, stock boot.img is remain untouched. so can full backup using recovery before messing with it
STOCK_BOOT_KERNEL_UNTOUCHED_2.6.39.4-g6b459dc.zip ( just in case )

And how to backup yours [thread]
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4th April 2012, 04:30 AM |#3  
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i only want root for the mean time to uninstall those bloatware that came with the phone. and maybe soon will think to unlock my bootloader for flashing custom kernels and ROM.

but at the moment, there's no way or exploit to root without unlocking the device first?
4th April 2012, 04:35 AM |#4  
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but at the moment, there's no way or exploit to root without unlocking the device first?

That is everybody first choice. But not possible yet
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we can install a rom with s-on ?????
4th April 2012, 05:16 PM |#6  
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we can install a rom with s-on ?????

Yes, you can! But, when I am right, you can only flash roms, that are explicit for this phone, so no ports will work until s-off

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5th April 2012, 07:05 AM |#7  
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Is there any way to root the device with out unlocking the bootloader?
Thank you!
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Is there any way to root the device with out unlocking the bootloader?
Thank you!

Dude seriously right in front of your eyes this has been answered come on.
5th April 2012, 10:36 AM |#9  
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Dude seriously right in front of your eyes this has been answered come on.

Sorry, I wish this could be possible. I will wait until it was possible.
By the way, is it possible to relock the bootloader after unlocking through htcdev.com for claiming for the warranty.

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If you relock it, there will be still the signature on top of the bootloader.

So HTC always know when somebody unlocks the bootloader with htcdev.
7th April 2012, 08:53 AM |#11  
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If you relock it, there will be still the signature on top of the bootloader.

So HTC always know when somebody unlocks the bootloader with htcdev.

Almost true but when you flash ruu after relocking bootloader it also flashes hboot again hence it returns to normal locked status not relocked. Warranty still in tact. Warranty only void if returned in unlocked or relocked state. Once ruu flash is successful all is back to normal.

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