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Default [Tutorial][Resource][Root]Unlock-Recovery-SuperSU for HTC One(M8)-Sprint-m8_whl

Sup XDA
I'm not a Dev so this is my contribution to the HTC One-(M8)-Sprint community.

This is a DIY root method. By doing it yourself you will learn some basic knowledge about using cmd windows,using ADB,using fastboot.
This is also the same method used in my Guide for the HTC One-Sprint (M7).

Unlock your bootloader - www.htcdev.com Follow the instructions at HtcDev to unlock your bootloader.

Flash TWRP Recovery - (refer to the Read Me First Text on how to fastboot flash TWRP Recovery)

Flash a Superuser app of your choosing - (refer to the Read Me First Text on how to flash SuperSU)


<---- If this guide helped you buy me a coffee


Using this method will NOT give you S-OFF it will help you unlock your bootloader(HTC-DEV) flash a custom recovery(TWRP for now CWM and PhilZTouch may come in the future ) and install the Superuser app of your choice.

What's included:
Read Me Text (instructions,ADB commands, and whatnot)
ADB Tool
Latest HTC Drivers v4.2.0.001 and HTC BMP USB Drivers v1.0.5375(32 and 64 bit versions)
TWRP openrecovery v2.7.0.0
SuperSU.apk v1.94

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03/28/14 Initial Release
03/31/14 Edited ReadMe to reflect that you can choose "HTC One M8" rather than "All other devices" at Htc Dev when unlocking bootloader. Thanks @rhe12 for the heads up.
03/31/14 Added Stock Recovery if you feel the need to go back to stock and take an OTA
04/01/14 Updated ReadMeFirst text with feedback given by @rhe12
04/07/14 Updated adb and fastboot goodies
04/11/14 Added links to alternate recoveries in Post 2
05/31/14 Added Stock Recovery zip below


I would like to thank:
Zedomax (this is and updated version of what he did for the HTC Evo 4G LTE)
TeamWin (for TWRP)
Captain_Throwback (for his bootloader flashables) See instructions (needed for now since there are no custom roms as of yet) HERE
Chainfire (for SuperSU)
The Awesome XDA Community

wwjoshdew Videos:
Coming soon.

filmaker Videos:
Root the Sprint HTC One M8


Root Files Below
AFH
Stock Recoveries for the Sprint M8 (All stock recoveries including HK).


Frequently Asked Questions - HTC One-M8-Sprint(m8_whl).

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* Your warranty is now void.  Use at your own risk.
* In other words: It is your choice to use these files.
* I am not responsible for any damage or problems you may have!
I suggest extracting it to a folder on your desktop so you can find it and start by reading the Read Me Text.



I will update this thread as updates become available.
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If you are having issues with the "Official" TWRP in the folder try one of these...HERE or HERE

Those of you that insist on taking the OTA follow these steps:
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Originally Posted by rhe12 View Post

How to go back to stock recovery after unlocking/TWRP/SU to take OTA update and how to revert back afterwards:
This assumes you have used this procedure to root phone. Doesn’t mean this procedure won’t work if you have used variants of that method or a different method, but whether these steps will work if that’s the case I don’t know.

1. Turn phone off
2. Boot into bootloader
3. Choose fastboot
4. Connect phone to computer through USB cable
5. Open elevated command prompt and navigate to folder where the stock recovery is located
6. Type at prompt: “fastboot flash recovery filename.img” without the quotation marks (where filename is the name of the stock recovery image you want to flash). You’ll see something like this:
C:\RootM8 (1)>fastboot flash recovery stockrec.img
target reported max download size of 1830711296 bytes
sending 'recovery' (24576 KB)...
OKAY [ 1.721s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 1.106s]
finished. total time: 2.830s
7. Reboot phone
Your phone now has the stock recovery, and it’s still rooted, but not for long . You can now proceed to take OTA update, at which point you will probably lose root, and then follow original procedure to flash TWRP recovery again, and then root again.

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Just a general question about S-OFF...only advantage to that route (which doesn't exist yet for our phone) is that it doesn't void the warranty/etc?
 
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Just a general question about S-OFF...only advantage to that route (which doesn't exist yet for our phone) is that it doesn't void the warranty/etc?
IMO it's always a good idea to have s-off if it's available.
Unlocking your bootloader "may" void your warranty.
With s-off it's easier to get your bootloader back to Locked rather then Re-locked

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IMO it's always a good idea to have s-off if it's available.
Unlocking your bootloader "may" void your warranty.
With s-off it's easier to get your bootloader back to Locked rather then Re-locked
Cool, thanks for putting all this together. I'm not sure it's worth doing it this early if S-OFF may be coming soon...at least by the time some more ROMs show up.
 
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Cool, thanks for putting all this together. I'm not sure it's worth doing it this early if S-OFF may be coming soon...at least by the time some more ROMs show up.
Well right now no permanent changes can be made to system, unless done from recovery. S-OFF will certainly remedy that, as well as allow for the red disclaimer and tampered flags to be removed.
Device 1: HTC One (M8)/831C | Hardware Version: 0005

Baseband: 1.08.20.0612_4 | PRI: 2.62_003 | PRL: 56019
Recovery: TWRP 2.7.1.0

Device 2: HTC Jewel/PJ75100 (EVO 4G LTE) | Hardware Version: 0003

Baseband: 1.13.11.1105 | PRI: 3.02_003 | PRL: 56018
Recovery: TWRP 2.7.1.0b

Device 3: HTC Shooter/PG86100 (EVO 3D) | Hardware Version: 0002
Baseband: 1.09.00.0108 | PRI: 1.55_003 | PRL: 22100
Recovery: TWRP 2.6.3.0

Device 4: HTC Supersonic/PC36100 (EVO 4G) | Hardware Version: 0004
Baseband: 2.15.00.01.15 | PRI: 2.33_003 | PRL: 40460
Recovery: TWRP 2.7.1.0

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