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Root, Unlock, Recovery on HTC One S : How to

Launched just a few week back, HTC One S is a powerful stylish android smartphone that comes with a 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED display and a superior dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and runs Sense 4.0 over Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Packing all those features, HTC One S is a worth buying phone and when it comes with a superior hardware, this is just the beginning. The next step is to unlocking the device, root the device, getting recovery and installing a favorite new rom. Doing all these things is just fun and at the same time a daunting task and even techy or advanced users find it difficult to find easy methods to do these tasks.

For those carrying HTC One S, XDA Senior Member torxx has summed up all the methods into a one thread with all the instructions and everything else needed.

Disclaimer: unlocking the bootloader, rooting device and flashing a custom recovery to the HTC One S will void your warranty and could damage your phone. We are not responsible if your phone is damaged in the process. Proceed at your own risk.

1. Unlock HTC One S

  • Register at to unlock your HTC One S.
  • Unlock your bootloader here by following the command’s
  • You can also select “All Other Supported Models”, if HTC One s is not in the list.

2. Install Recovery in HTC One S

fastboot flash recovery name_of_the_recovery.img

For Paul’s:

fastboot flash recovery r2-modaco-recovery-clockwork-touch-ville.img

3. Root HTC One S

To root HTC  One S with SuperSU by Chainfire, make sure that you are on Stock Kernel.

  • Download SuperSu
  • Now we have to flash the downloaded file via recovery.
  • Power off your device and hold the VOL DOWN + Power button to enter into bootloader.
  • Navigate the file via Vol and Power to Recovery.
  • Now flash the .zip by selecting “install zip from sdcard ” and choose zip from sdcard
  • Now select the file and flash it
  • Finally Reboot your device.

Congratulations your HTC One S is rooted now. The above steps does require a little bit extra knowledge, so make sure you read the instructions carefully before performing.

Posted by On April 19, 2012 Filed in: How to Tags: , , ,

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