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[Q] HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition bootloader unlocked?

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By 3f62011, Senior Member on 26th March 2014, 06:16 AM
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Hello,

I see that HTC One (M8) Developer Edition comes with bootloader unlocked as per:

blog.htc.com/2013/03/htc-one-developer-edition

Does HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition comes with bootloader unlocked as well?

The Google Play web page play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=htc_m8 only mentions that the phone is unlocked (vis-a-vis carrier), but does not reference bootloader at all.

I'm looking for a phone, that would be easier to root.

Thank you!
 
 
26th March 2014, 08:09 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by 3f62011

Hello,

I see that HTC One (M8) Developer Edition comes with bootloader unlocked as per:

blog.htc.com/2013/03/htc-one-developer-edition

Does HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition comes with bootloader unlocked as well?

The Google Play web page play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=htc_m8 only mentions that the phone is unlocked (vis-a-vis carrier), but does not reference bootloader at all.

I'm looking for a phone, that would be easier to root.

Thank you!

I don't think so, only dev edition phones comes unlocked out of the box
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30th March 2014, 09:54 AM |#3  
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If it's like the other GPE's then you use fastboot like the Nexus devices IIRC. They are locked by default just like the Nexus devices.
30th March 2014, 02:30 PM |#4  
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Fastboot oem unlock

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30th March 2014, 03:47 PM |#5  
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you need to unlock the bootloader

htcdev.com
30th March 2014, 04:53 PM |#6  
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Will HTCdev.com's procedure work on the Google Play Edition? It didn't work on the M7.

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30th March 2014, 08:30 PM |#7  
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you unlock it like you would a Nexus
1st April 2014, 08:40 PM |#8  
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Does somebody have image from Google Play edition M8?
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Is it possible to root an original Google Play Edition HTC one (M8)? If so how? I did not find anything then converting a standard ONE into a GPE.

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After Unlocking, flash a custom recovery. You can either download and flash su or supersu zip files manually or you can let recovery try to root it by simply exiting recovery and accepting the offer to install su.

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