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By CMP27240, Junior Member on 12th June 2014, 02:17 AM
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Hi all, this may or may not be a popular question, i'm fairly new here, so i'll get right to the point.
I have the T-Mobile variant of the HTC One M8 and all i want is root access for apps on the app-store that can't run without it. I don't want to do a custom recovery, or overwrite any kernels or anything. Just root access. Is this even possible? If not, can someone explain to me why?
Any help is appreciated.
 
 
12th June 2014, 03:11 AM |#2  
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Hi all, this may or may not be a popular question, i'm fairly new here, so i'll get right to the point.
I have the T-Mobile variant of the HTC One M8 and all i want is root access for apps on the app-store that can't run without it. I don't want to do a custom recovery, or overwrite any kernels or anything. Just root access. Is this even possible? If not, can someone explain to me why?
Any help is appreciated.

Hmmm, I'm not sure it will definitely work, but you can:
fastboot boot recovery.img
And then use that to flash the super user zip.
12th June 2014, 03:45 AM |#3  
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So how would I go about that?
12th June 2014, 04:04 AM |#4  
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So how would I go about that?

I believe you need an unlocked bootloader first, if your device has an unlocked bootloader then:

If you have the Android SDK platform downloaded and installed on your PC then just download a custom recovery and place it in the platform-tools folder.

Open a command prompt: Either open one and change directory to platform-tools folder(where recovery is) or hold shift, right click in folder and then click on "open command prompt/window here".

Connect your device to your PC(You should have all HTC drivers installed, can be done with HTC sync manager).
Type: adb devices should show you your serial number for the device then you know it picked it up.
Type: adb reboot bootloader - Phone will then reboot into bootloader mode.
Type: fastboot boot name_of_custom_recovery.img

Custome recovery of your choice(TWRP or CWM Philz) will then boot up, flash the root program(SuperSU for example) reboot phone.
Done.
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12th June 2014, 06:05 AM |#5  
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I believe you need an unlocked bootloader first, if your device has an unlocked bootloader then:

If you have the Android SDK platform downloaded and installed on your PC then just download a custom recovery and place it in the platform-tools folder.

Open a command prompt: Either open one and change directory to platform-tools folder(where recovery is) or hold shift, right click in folder and then click on "open command prompt/window here".

Connect your device to your PC(You should have all HTC drivers installed, can be done with HTC sync manager).
Type: adb devices should show you your serial number for the device then you know it picked it up.
Type: adb reboot bootloader - Phone will then reboot into bootloader mode.
Type: fastboot boot name_of_custom_recovery.img

Custome recovery of your choice(TWRP or CWM Philz) will then boot up, flash the root program(SuperSU for example) reboot phone.
Done.

Twrp automatically installs the su binary when you boot into it. When you reboot from within twrp it should ask if you want root access and install super su.
If not just install it from play.
You need to unlock your boot loader first.
16th December 2016, 06:43 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by BerndM14

I believe you need an unlocked bootloader first, if your device has an unlocked bootloader then:

If you have the Android SDK platform downloaded and installed on your PC then just download a custom recovery and place it in the platform-tools folder.

Open a command prompt: Either open one and change directory to platform-tools folder(where recovery is) or hold shift, right click in folder and then click on "open command prompt/window here".

Connect your device to your PC(You should have all HTC drivers installed, can be done with HTC sync manager).
Type: adb devices should show you your serial number for the device then you know it picked it up.
Type: adb reboot bootloader - Phone will then reboot into bootloader mode.
Type: fastboot boot name_of_custom_recovery.img

Custome recovery of your choice(TWRP or CWM Philz) will then boot up, flash the root program(SuperSU for example) reboot phone.
Done.

after fastboot boot recovery.img the phone boots normally and not into the custom recovery. Help
16th December 2016, 02:12 PM |#7  
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after fastboot boot recovery.img the phone boots normally and not into the custom recovery. Help

Not enough info. Do fastboot getvar all, and post the results (delete IMEI and serial number before posting).

Also, what version TWRP?

Also, unless your intent is to backup the stock recovery (of which most can be found in the stock recovery collection) there isn't much point in booting recovery (versus flashing it). Unless you have some other reason I'm not thinking of?
16th December 2016, 03:02 PM |#8  
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Not enough info. Do fastboot getvar all, and post the results (delete IMEI and serial number before posting).

Also, what version TWRP?

Also, unless your intent is to backup the stock recovery (of which most can be found in the stock recovery collection) there isn't much point in booting recovery (versus flashing it). Unless you have some other reason I'm not thinking of?

(bootloader) max-download-size: 0x8000000
(bootloader) partition-size:flashinfo: 1000000
(bootloader) partition-type:flashinfo: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:userdata: 32000000
(bootloader) partition-type:userdata: ext4
(bootloader) partition-size:cache: 19000000
(bootloader) partition-type:cache: ext4
(bootloader) partition-size:system: b3800000
(bootloader) partition-type:system: ext4
(bootloader) partition-size:metadata: 2500000
(bootloader) partition-type:metadata: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:nvdata: 2000000
(bootloader) partition-type:nvdata: ext4
(bootloader) partition-size:frp: 100000
(bootloader) partition-type:frp: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:tee2: 500000
(bootloader) partition-type:tee2: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:tee1: 500000
(bootloader) partition-type:tee1: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:keystore: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:keystore: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:secro: 600000
(bootloader) partition-type:secro: raw data
(bootloader) partition-sizeemkeystore: 200000
(bootloader) partition-typeemkeystore: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:seccfg: 80000
(bootloader) partition-type:seccfg: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:expdb: a00000
(bootloader) partition-type:expdb: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:logo: 800000
(bootloader) partition-type:logo: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:recovery: 1000000
(bootloader) partition-type:recovery: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:boot: 1000000
(bootloader) partition-type:boot: raw data
(bootloader) partition-sizeara: 80000
(bootloader) partition-typeara: raw data
(bootloader) partition-size:lk: 80000
(bootloader) partition-type:lk: raw data
(bootloader) partition-sizerotect2: a00000
(bootloader) partition-typerotect2: ext4
(bootloader) partition-sizerotect1: a00000
(bootloader) partition-typerotect1: ext4
(bootloader) partition-size:nvram: 500000
(bootloader) partition-type:nvram: raw data
(bootloader) partition-sizeroinfo: 300000
(bootloader) partition-typeroinfo: raw data
(bootloader) partition-sizereloader: 40000
(bootloader) partition-typereloader: raw data
(bootloader) off-mode-charge: 1
(bootloader) warranty: no
(bootloader) unlocked: yes
(bootloader) secure: no
(bootloader) kernel: lk
(bootloader) product: ZAL875_PLATFORM
(bootloader) version-preloader: 0.1.00
(bootloader) version: 0.5

even though i erased the stock recovery, then flashed a custom one. I still cant go into twrp
16th December 2016, 03:29 PM |#9  
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...........even though i erased the stock recovery, then flashed a custom one. I still cant go into twrp

Hi
What are you trying to do ?
this is not the result of fastboot getvar all ( at least not for the m8 )
What is your device model ?

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16th December 2016, 03:35 PM |#10  
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Hi
What are you trying to do ?
this is not the result of fastboot getvar all ( at least not for the m8 )
What is your device model ?

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Im trying to root my acer t07 phone. I need to flash custom recovery first
16th December 2016, 03:37 PM |#11  
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Im trying to root my acer t07 phone. I need to flash custom recovery first

the wrong forum means the wrong method


AFAIK you need to patch your kernel which you will not find the answer here
Ask in a proper forum/thread

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