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Default [Tutorial]Root, Unlock, Recovery and flashing a Custom ROM

Just a quick step by step tutorial to get a Custom ROM working on your One S.

Step 1: Unlock
  • Go on http://www.htcdev.com and create yourself an account on HTCDEV.
  • Download These Fastboot Files
  • Make a new folder on your C:/ drive called fastboot.
  • Extract The Zip downloaded in step 2 to the new folder
  • Go Here http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/ and select "All Other Supported Models" and "then begin unlock bootloader"
  • Yes, Tick both Boxes, Proceed
  • Skip up to step 8 as we have all we need for the first 7 steps
  • Power off your phone by holding the power button down for 10 seconds
  • Power your phone on by holding power and volume down
  • Highlight Fastboot With Volume+or- then press Power
  • Plug your phone into your PC and open a Command Prompt.
  • (windows XP - Click Start > Run > type CMD in box then press OK
  • (Windows 7 - Click Start > type CMD in search box then press Enter)
  • Change directory to your folder where we put fastboot files cd c:\fastboot
  • Type this into your command prompt window fastboot oem get_identifier_token
  • Select & copy the text as per step 9 on the HTCDev website
  • Paste your identifier token into the box at the bottom and submit
  • You Will Very Shortly Receive an email from HTCDev with a link to the second part of the instructions and your "Unlock_code.bin" attached
  • Download the "Unlock_code.bin" from the email and save it to the same folder that we extracted fastboot files to in step 2
  • Type this into your command prompt window fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
  • The Display Will change on your phone, press Vol + to accept and power to confirm.

Thanks to bagofcrap24 for this part!

Step 2: Recovery

Step 3: Root

Make sure you are on the stock kernel!
  • Now root your phone with SuperSU by Chainfire, thanks a lot!
  • Download SuperSU from the end of the thread
  • Flash it with the Recovery:
  • Power off your device and then hold the VOL DOWN + Power to boot into the Bootloader
  • Navigate with VOL and Power to Recovery
  • Now flash the .zip:

    - install zip from sdcard
    - choose zip from sdcard
    - select the CWN-SuperSU-v0.87.zip file and flash it
    - Reboot now

Now you are able to flash any Custom ROM.

Credits:

Paul for the Recovery: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1579584
Chainfire for SuperSU: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1538053

Video-Tutorial by Flow-Wolf (thanks buddy):

Bootloader Unlock:



Recovery Installation:



Root:



Custom ROM Installation:



If this helped you, make sure to thank me and to donate to Paul, Chainfire, koush or/and Flow Wolf!
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Thanks dude

But htcdevs bootloader unlock is down atm
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Really? Try again, for me the website is working.

Anyway, instead of the HTC way you could just wait for a S-OFF tool
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The Site is working fine
But when u try to click "Begin unlock Bootloader" nothing happens.

I know, i should wait for a s-off tool.. but dude.. i need my root
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The HTC method is good as well

Android without root is nothing..
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i think the website is having problems, i have one S connected via usb with debuggins system, i open up the website and choose "All Other Supported Models" , I click begin and nothing, completely nothing happens :/
 
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Try with internet explorer (iiik) for me it didnt work with Chrome!
 
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Thanks for this thread showing people the way to go.

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alright, just to clarify on macs use Firefox , on chrome and safari htcdev DOES NOT WORK

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