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This is a short guide on rooting for thous who are new to this stuff


Steps:
1: download adb platform tools from here
2: Unlock bootloader. follow the guide on htcdev.
make sure you have htc drivers installed so that you can use oem command in fastboot mode for unlocking
3: Download TWRP
4: Download SuperSU and copy it to your phone's internal memory
5: Enable USB debugging and type "adb reboot-bootloader" from pc
6: Type: "fastboot boot twrp-3.1.1-0-alpine.img"
make sure you have twrp image in same folder as adb.
7: Wait for sometime you will boot into twrp recovery from there select install and select the SuperSU zip file
8: reboot and check for root


Links:
http://www.supersu.com/download
https://developer.android.com/studio...orm-tools.html
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25th October 2017, 03:09 PM |#2  
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has anybody tried this? I'm a bit scared to be the first one
26th October 2017, 02:39 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by javnostra

has anybody tried this? I'm a bit scared to be the first one

You should make sure you get a pristine backup at hand, or a RUU appropriate to your device. Otherwise you'll never be able toreturn to a full stock system.

On the U11 it is possible to boot TWRP from fastboot, without flashing it and thus without touching stock recovery. That way I've been able to flash Magisk what's coming with MagiskSU and the possibility to use some Modules. And all without altering the system or replacing stock recovery in the first place.

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29th October 2017, 06:51 PM |#4  
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has anybody tried this? I'm a bit scared to be the first one

Yes its working without flaws, i have tested it myself. also your not installing recovery this time your booting directly
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Yes its working without flaws, i have tested it myself. also your not installing recovery this time your booting directly

Thanks, I will try it then.
29th October 2017, 08:44 PM |#6  
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Thanks, I will try it then.

It works. Thanks a lot. My phone is rooted
7th December 2017, 12:21 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by 5m4r7ph0n36uru

You should make sure you get a pristine backup at hand, or a RUU appropriate to your device. Otherwise you'll never be able toreturn to a full stock system.

for anyone asking themselves how to backup
https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...60&postcount=2
or https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...86&postcount=4
or is there a different way these days? @5m4r7ph0n36uru

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Connect phone to PC, boot into bootloader mode and type fastboot boot name_of_recovery.img that'll just boot the custom recovery as opposed to flashing it, that way you can make a nandroid backup of all partitions including stock recovery.

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The guys method of using recovery to backup recovery will only work on Philz… Not twrp as it does not always backup stock recovery properly. The proper way to backup stock recovery is..
1. Root your phone, which can be done by towel root or by just booting a recovery like he said,
fastboot boot twrporwhatever.img, then flash supersu
2. Boot phone that has stock recovery
3. adb shell
4. su "watch your phone to grant root adb access if you haven't ever done it"
5. dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p43 of=/sdcard/recovery.img
6. This will put flashable recovery.img on your internal sd card. Copy this and save it for later
7. "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" will get you back to stock recovery, "fastboot flash recovery twrporwhatever.img" to flash custom recovery.

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If possible and a TWRP recovery is available one should boot to bootloader and try if the command fastboot boot name_of_twrp.img works. Make sure to NOT grant r/w at first boot and leave it ro. Now you can perform a backup of stock recovery, boot and system image (not system partition!) to obtain a pristine backup.

All else will alter system partitions md5 and the backup won't be pristine any longer. Due to block based OTA policy introduced by Google you won't be able to OTA without a pristine system image.

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12th December 2017, 01:54 AM |#9  
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Bro My Boot Loader is Locked.
Htc dev Not Relised Htc u play Boot loader.
12th December 2017, 10:21 AM |#10  
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I think these are the instructions. You need to register to access the link
https://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/unlock-instructions
or use my login:
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edit: dont use my login. you have to register. you'll get a mail with another page plus a .bin file
https://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/un...ctions/page-4/
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I have two questions.

1. If I fastboot to TWPR will it stay (flash for good) or after disconnecting my phone it will be gone ?
2. Can I flash Magisk instead of SuperSU ?
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