HTC's new flagship smartphone announced on 19 February was expected to hit the UK market in the middle of this month. Unfortunately, the company executives recently stated the shipment of the device is delayed due to the shortage of components including metal chasing and camera parts.

HTC One will run on Android 4.1 once it comes out of teh box.

"We....are working tirelessly with all of our channel partners to ensure that we can fulfill as many orders as possible. We will start fulfilling pre-orders by the end of March in certain markets and will roll out to more markets as we approach April," said HTC Chief Marketing Officer Benjamin Ho. "HTC has difficulty in securing adequate camera components as it is no longer a tier-one customer," he added.

Before HTC One could enter the global smartophone market, root has been achieved on the device using SuperSU root package released by XDA developer-Chainfire.

HTC One users who wish to root the device running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, may follow our step-by-step instructions guide below.

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1) Download and install USB Driver for HTC One on the computer.

2) Ensure that USB Debugging Mode is enabled which will allow to connect the phone with the computer and use Android SDK with it.

3) Create back-up for all the data of the phone. If the device is having any custom recovery such as ClockworkMod/TWRP installed, then backup the same.

4) The battery of the HTC One should have above 80 per cent of charge.

5) The Bootloader of the device should be unlocked.

6) HTC Sync should be installed as it comes with the latest HTC phone drivers.

7) The phone will lose manufacturer's warranty once it is rooted.

Steps to root HTC One on Android 4.1.2 using SuperSU

1) Download SuperSU Root [File name:] for HTC One to the computer

2) Plug in the USB cable to the phone to connect it with the computer

3) Now copy the downloaded file to the SD card of the phone. Ensure the file is in the SD card root

4) Unplug the USB cable from the phone and switch it off

5) Now enter in to Recovery Mode. Switch on the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons together

6) In the Recovery Mode, using the Volume keys scroll down to 'flash zip from SDcard' and select it by pressing the Power button

7) Select 'choose zip from SDcard' by pressing the Power button once again

8) Using the Volume keys navigate to the file which is saved on the SD card. Press the Power button to select it and confirm installation on the next screen. The installation should start now

9) Once the installation process is completed, return to the main recovery menu and reboot the phone by selecting 'reboot system now' from the recovery menu

HTC One running on official Android 4.1.2 is now successfully rooted using the SuperSu. Open the app drawer of the phone and search for an app called SuperSU from the list. Additionally, download Root Checker app from Google Play Store to ensure the root method is installed and working properly.

[Source: Team Android]