The Taiwanese tech major's flagship smartphone, HTC One, featuring a 4.7in full HD display with zero-gap aluminium unibody design, is now available in the UK. HTC One users can now root their handsets and install ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery. 

HTC One
HTC One is powered by Snapdragon 600 chip featuring a quad-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz.

Rooting the HTC One will allow users to install apps that require root permission whereas with the help of the CWM recovery users can install custom ROM, root their devices, create Nandroid backup, restore the phone set up and install various system tweaks.

HTC One users who wish to root their devices and install CWM recovery, may follow our step-by-step guide.

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any mishap. Before proceeding, users are advised to ensure that their devices meet following requirements.  

Pre-requisites

1) Install USB Driver for HTC One on the computer.  

2) Ensure that USB Debugging Mode is enabled on the phone to connect the phone with the computer and use the Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging Mode is turned on.]   

3) Create a backup of all data of the phone. If the device is having a custom recovery such as CWM/TWRP installed, then users are recommended to backup the data using the same.

4) The bootloader of the phone should be unlocked. Head over to the official HTC Dev site and unlock the bootloader of the device by following the on-screen instructions.  

5) Verify that the HTC One should have above 80 per cent of battery charge.

6) The root package and the CWM Recovery file work only on HTC One. Applying these to any incorrect variant might brick the device.  

Steps to root HTC One

1) Download the rooting package for HTC One to the computer [File name: r1-htcone-Superboot.zip]. Then extract the downloaded zip  

2) Power off the HTC One. Then reboot the device into Bootloader mode by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons together for a few seconds

3) When the device is in the Bootloader mode, connect it to the computer using USB cable

4) Extract the r1-htcone-Superboot.zip. Inside the extracted folder there should be a file named as install-superboot-windows.bat

5) Double click this install-superboot-windows.bat file. This will prompt a new window

6) Now follow the on screen instructions to root the phone

Steps to root HTC One on Mac

1) Extract the r1-htcone-Superboot.zip file

2) Turn off the phone and boot into Bootloader mode

3) Connect the phone to the computer using USB cable

4) Open the extracted folder and launch a terminal window from within the folder containing root files

5) Then type the following command

chmod +x superboot-mac.sh then type ./install-superboot-mac.sh    

Steps to root HTC One on Linux

1) Extract the r1-htcone-Superboot.zip file

2) Turn off the phone and boot into Bootloader mode

3) Connect the phone to the computer using USB cable

4) Open the extracted folder and launch a terminal window from within the folder containing root files

5) Type the following command in the terminal window

 chmod +x superboot-linux.sh then type ./install-superboot-linux.sh    

The HTC One should be now rooted successfully. After rooting, those who further wish to install CWM recovery on their devices, may follow our step-by-step guide

Steps to install CWM Recovery on HTC One

1) Download fastboot. zip for HTC One to the computer

2) Download CWM Recovery Touch 6.0.3.1-m7 recovery.img

3) Extract the fastboot. zip file

4) Switch off the phone and boot it into Bootloader mode 

5) Connect the phone to the computer using USB cable

6) Open a command window in the folder where the recovery.img file is placed. Now type the following

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

7) Doing so will install the CWM recovery image will install on the phone

Note: Users can also flash CWM Recovery on their HTC One using the ROM Manager app from the Play Store.

The HTC One is now rooted successfully with CWM Recovery installed on the device.

Click here for guide to install (stock Android 4.2.2) HTC One Google Play Edition on HTC One M7 

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