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[HOW TO] Unlock bootloader, Root, Flash Custom ROM, Flash Kernel And More!

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Great work, I just need to decide on which rom to flash now.
 
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Great Work, used it succesfully

Thank you a lot for your good work.
 
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Default .IMG fail.

Every time I boot into fast boot and run the 'Fast boot flash recovery recovery.img' prompt it responds with..

c:\fastboot>fastboot flash recovery recovery.img error: cannot load 'recovery.img'

Does any one know how to fix this? It's getting really frustrating and I have been here for hours non the wiser.
 
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please help meee
i have an htc one x running jelly bean 4.1.1 and i rooted it ...everything worked finee ... until i installed an app from the play store called font installer after i installed it i changed the font and installed the font ... the notification bar was gone ... i was able to use the device but without the notification bar so i turned it off and on again ... and i get stuck on the htc one logo ... PLEASE ANYONEEE PLEASE HELP MEE ... did i brick the device or what?? pleasee again hellpp and thank you
Using ADB from your computer, try pushing original font back in to phone. You should be able to extract from from any Sense 4+ Rom for One X.

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One of the best Threads for the HOX in XDA.

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Every time I boot into fast boot and run the 'Fast boot flash recovery recovery.img' prompt it responds with..

c:\fastboot>fastboot flash recovery recovery.img error: cannot load 'recovery.img'

Does any one know how to fix this? It's getting really frustrating and I have been here for hours non the wiser.
Have you placed the recovery.img file in your c:\fastboot folder and is the file named recovery.img? If the file has another name you need to use the actual file name.
 
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Hi guys, i have a few questions;
a)im on viper 2.7.1. an i would like to go to the newest viper.
As i understand i need a new hboot,my cid is hc_32.
I have a nandroid backup of my stock rom which i made right when i unlocked the bootloader and installed a custom recovery.
b) so what do i need to do? Just go back to stock rom and get the official update or do i need to go back and relock the bootloader?
A friend of mine bricked his phone trying to install the new viper and he has experience with installing new roms because he had at least 10 different ones on his HOX. So if anyone would be so kind and pm me or write noob step by step instructions how to get the updated hboot and install the new viper i would appreciate it very much.
Thanks in advance...
 
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Default Root htc one x on official jellybean update

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Post 1: How to unlock your bootloader, flash a recovery and root
Post 2: How to flash a custom ROM and kernel (boot.img)
Post 3: How to reverse everything and go back to stock
Post 4: How to ADB Sideload a ROM



Alright. This is for everyone who wants to root their phone. I've seen MULTIPLE threads of the same question "Can I root my phone and How do I do it". So I hope I never have to see it again! In this tutorial, I use use my toolkit as the way to root. Doing it manually takes forever and that is why I made my toolkit.

Requirements:
HTC One X (charged to at least 70%)
Windows XP,Vista,7 (8 is not officially supported since I don't have the drivers)
USB cable
Ability to read and follow step-by-step
Understanding that I am no way guaranteeing anything. If you screw up your phone, you probably didn't follow my steps and made a foolish mistake.

Let's begin.

Download my toolkit from here.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=24972527

Extract the FOLDER to your C: drive or to your desktop.

MAKE SURE YOUR DIRECTORY DOES NOT HAVE A PERIOD OR SPACE.

Open One X.exe

So now you have my program open. Great.

On your phone, go to Settings -> Developer Options and Enable USB Debugging.

From my toolkit, Click 1. Install HTC Drivers.

After the drivers install, restart your computer.

After your computer loads up, open my toolkit and connect your phone to the computer. Your phone should now be recognized.

Now, click 2. Register at HTCDev. Register with a VALID email address and LEAVE the web browser open.

Now, under the commands section of my toolkit, press Boot into Bootloader.

You should have a nice, white, shiny screen that says FASTBOOT USB.

Click 3. Get Token ID. Look at the pop up and it will tell you how to get the Token ID.

Highlight where it says < < < < Identifier Token Start > > > > all the way to < < < < < Identifier Token End > > > > > and right click and it will automatically copy it.

Now, click Submit Token ID. Your web browser should now open a new tab. Scroll down and in the empty box, paste your Token ID. Press submit. HTCDev now emailed you your unlock token.

Your phone should still be in the bootloader. Now, go to the email address you registered to HTCDev and DOWNLOAD your unlock_code.bin. Press 5. Unlock Bootloader. Locate your unlock_code.bin and it will flash it to your phone.

READ the warning. THIS WILL WIPE ALL YOUR DATA FROM THE PHONE.

When you agree to it, press the volume up button and press the power button to accept it. Your phone will now restart.

When your phone loads up, go through the set up wizard. Then, on your phone, go to Settings -> Developer Options and Enable USB Debugging.

Under the Extras section, press Perm Root. It will push SuperSU.zip to your phone.

Under commands, press Boot into Bootloader once again.

Now, it is time to flash a recovery.

TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is a custom recovery that will allow you to flash custom ROMs, Mods, etc.

CWM (ClockWorkMod) is a custom recovery that will allow you to flash custom ROMs, Mods, etc.

I recommend TWRP and we will use it for this tutorial,

Select TWRP and press Flash Recovery.

After it flashes, remove the USB cable and have HBOOT selected in bootloader. Press the power button and it will reload to another screen. Press the Volume Down button until you get to Recovery. Press the power button to select it.

Go to Backup and back up your boot and system partition. Always have a back up before you flash or do anything.

After that, go to Install and locate SuperSU.zip. Click it and slide the screen on the bottom to flash it. After it flashes, reboot the phone.

In your app drawer (your menu with all the apps), open SuperSU. If it says the binary needs to be updated, then update it. If it doesn't, then you are fully rooted!
Hello, I recently updated my rogers htc one x to the official jellybean update. Can I still use the toolkit to root and the phone? PLease get back to me.
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Hi guys, i have a few questions;
a)im on viper 2.7.1. an i would like to go to the newest viper.
As i understand i need a new hboot,my cid is hc_32.
I have a nandroid backup of my stock rom which i made right when i unlocked the bootloader and installed a custom recovery.
b) so what do i need to do? Just go back to stock rom and get the official update or do i need to go back and relock the bootloader?
A friend of mine bricked his phone trying to install the new viper and he has experience with installing new roms because he had at least 10 different ones on his HOX. So if anyone would be so kind and pm me or write noob step by step instructions how to get the updated hboot and install the new viper i would appreciate it very much.
Thanks in advance...
I presume your cid is HTC__032, if so you can download the 1.39 hboot firmware zip and flash that without having to return to stock and getting the JB OTA. If your intention is only to go back to a custom rom then flashing the firmware is the easiest way to do this. Before updating the hboot though you need to currently be on at least hboot 0.95 or higher. If not then you will need to flash a ICS ruu to first update your hboot.

To flash the firmware you need to run the following commands: (It is advised to first take a backup of your data and important files on your sd card and to place the rom file on your sd card)
1. Lock bootloader - fastboot oem lock
2. Boot to RUU mode - fastboot oem rebootRUU
3. Flash firmware - fastboot flash zip firmware.zip (if you get an error then rerun this command)
Note: The firmware will flash the new hboot, as well as a new stock boot.img and stock recovery.img.

4. Unlock bootloader - fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin (you can use the same unlock_code file as you used previously, check your emails if you can't find it, or else reapply at htcdev.com)
5. Flash custom recovery - fastboot flash recovery nameofrecoveryfile.img
Note: If the unlock process wiped your sd card you may need to boot to recovery and mount usb storage to copy the rom file across again. If your phone won't boot into recovery then run command - fastboot erase cache and try again.

If you then wish to flash a JB custom rom:
6. Flash new boot.img from rom - fastboot flash boot boot.img
7. For good measure - fastboot erase cache
8. Boot to recovery and flash rom
 
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