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How to Root HTC X+ on Android Jelly Bean OS

HTC, the Taiwanese handset manufacturer has launched a series of handsets this year. Under “One” category manufacturer has announced from a low-price to high end devices with Tegra 3 chip on board. Among them HTC X+ is the newest device that HTC has launched to keep a pace with other Smartphone devices like Samsung Note, Galaxy S III, Sony Xperia etc.

Well, one who own HTC X+ must thinking to root their device as after rooting the device it gives plenty of opportunities to the owner to tweak the device according to their taste. To root user need to unlock the HTC X+ bootloader after that only the device can be rooted.

How to Root HTC X+ on Android Jelly Bean OS

Disclaimer: Rooting device will void warranty and this method is causing many bricked device so we advice user to hold for some time until some new tricks comes up to root the device with stable ROM.

TechDistinct is not to be held responsible if your device gets bricked or damaged. So, follow this guide at your own risk.

Getting Started with Rooting HTC X+:

  • First user need to unlock the bootloader, to do that go to http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader and create a new user account with the device information. [After unlocking the bootloader, all data will be gone so before doing that backup the data].
  • Download RootBootV4 [Link provided below].
  • Download Fastboot files [Link provided below].
  • Download chainfire tool [Link provided below].

Once done with basic requirements, we are ready to go!

Steps to unlock the bootloader:

  • Create a new folder name Fastboot in C: Drive in the computer and extract folder content to your PC using suitable software(winrar or 7zip).
  • Go to www.htcdev.com/bootloader and select “All other supported models” and “then begin unlock bootloader” and tick both the box and click “Proceed”.
  • Now hold power button down to power off the device for 5-7 seconds.
  • Hold Volume down button to boot the device in HBOOT mode.
  • Now boot the device in Fastboot mode by volume + or – then press power button once. {Device will enter into fastboot mode}.
  • Connect phone with the PC and open command prompt.  Type “cd” to locate the Fastboot files cd c:fastboot.
  • Now, type Fastboot oem get_identifer_token in the command prompt and copy paste identifier token in the box and click “submit”.
  • After submitting the token, user will receive an email for HTC containing information about second part of the instruction with “Unlock_code.bin” file as attachment.
  • Download “Unlock_code.bin” and save it to the same Fastboot folder.
  • Now, type “Fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin” and hit enter.
  • After doing the second last step, the display of device will change. User need to press Volume+ and Power button to confirm.
  • All done! The device is now successfully unlocked bootloader.

Rooting with SuperSu:

  • Download latest recovery  “WAIT FOR RECOVERY TO BE FIXED” and save it to the Fastboot folder and rename it to “recovery.img”
  • Now transfer the downloaded chainfire in the ROOT folder of the device.
  • Connect the device with the PC and put in “USB Debugging mode”.
  • Open command prompt and type “cd” to locate Fastboot folder.
  • Now type:

adb reboot bootloader

  •  After rebooting the device in Fastboot mode type:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

  • Now, scroll down the screen and select HBOOT mode using the power button.
  • In the HBOOT scroll down to recovery and the device will reboot in CWM mode.
  • Once device will boot in CWM, navigate to “install zip from sdcard” then “choose zip from sdcard”.
  • Scroll down and select SuperSU zip file and click “YES”.
  • Once done, just reboot the device and Enjoy!

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