How to root HTC One (M7) | Easiest Method

The HTC Quick Root method: How to root HTC One (M7)

Recently, HTC launched HTC One (code-named M7) flagship device in the market. There is a huge clash between top three Android Devices manufacturer’s and their phones, i.e. HTC One from HTC, Galaxy S4 from Samsung and Xperia Z from Sony. No doubt! These all three phones are tremendous with various features. So, it’s totally depend on you which phone you want to purchase?

How to root HTC One (M7) - Easiest Method

I know; you own HTC One (M7) that’s why you are here. I will not waste time in discussing features, let’s come to the point. Today, in this article I will show you the simplest way to root HTC One (M7). As you will traverse below, we will surely guide you through the complete process on how to root HTC One (M7). But, before that please read the prerequisite, disclaimer and other important notes. Let’s start our journey!

Disclaimer: Rooting will void your phone Warranty. We are not responsible if anything happens to your phone. This article is purely for HTC One (M7), applying these steps on another device may gets damage  Don’t miss any of the steps, firstly read and understand the whole tutorial then go for the actual process.


1. Make sure your mobile should possess 70 to 80% battery

2. Enable USB debugging mode (Menu (app drawer) > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box)

3. Ensure that you have backed up your all important data.

4. Your phone Bootloader must be unlocked. If not then unlock from HTCdev site.

5. Install USB Drivers. (Download HTC USB Drivers or Download HTC Sync Manager (Contains Drivers))

Step by Step Guide on:

How to root HTC One (M7)

Step 1: Download Rooting Package and extract it on the desktop.

Step 2: Run the “WinDroid_Universal_Android_Toolkit.exe” file.

Step 3: You will get a prompt for downloading ‘ADB Drivers’. Make sure you download and install it.

Step 4: Now, connect your smartphone with your Computer with the help of USB data cable.

Step 5: On the tool, click on “Gain root” to root your HTC One (M7).

HTC One (M7) Rooting Toolkit

Step 6: Choose your correct HTC One (M7) variant and it will start downloading necessary files.

Step 7: Your smartphone will automatically boot into bootloader mode and the process of rooting will be started.

Step 8: The process will not last longer than  3 – 5 minutes.

Step 9: Once the process is completed, your smartphone will be rebooted! That’s it! Your HTC One (M7) has been rooted successfully. Now just find the “SuperSu app”, if you don’t find it then get it from Google Play Store.

So, this is the most simplest guide on How to root HTC One (M7). If you encounter any problem while rooting your device, then put your problem/queries below via comments and we will surely help you! Happy Rooting :D

  • Danny Kennedy

    I’m not getting any on screen instructions. It simply restarts to the start up screen. I have followed the instruction to the letter above, am I doing something wrong? Is my device rooting?

    • Sohil Memon

      No! It’s perfectly correct :)

  • Cuanto lo Siento

    I get an error message.

    Cant start. missing AdbWinApo.dll file is not missing,
    i have it in system 32, androidfolder, SDK folder, and eaven fastboot folder.

    • Alex Lee

      you need to have it in the folder where you open your command prompt.

      • Cuanto lo Siento

        Thanks, now I have M8. And don’t know how to root thisone

  • Memyselfand

    I am stuck with the rooting … It wouldn’t go further than “downloading boot.img” any suggestions?

    • A_Almograby

      same thing happened to me!!

  • Lori Downs

    I got an error message, then application not found

  • VM

    The Biggest shit which i see

  • Omar

    I don’t have any on-screen instructions (Step 5)

  • Amantis

    Step 4-5.

    install-superboot-windows.bat just says and never does anything, I have the drivers installed my htc connects up when I power up into the OS Why isn’t my device being detected?

  • christian

    my phone wont be recognized by my computer after i bootloaded

    • Michele Thiella

      Me too!! :( :( how did u solved it?? please tell me

  • Dalci Vieira

    perboot>fastboot-windows.exe boot temp.i

    downloading ‘boot.img’… OKAY

    booting… FAILED (remote: not allowed)

  • Molly Anna

    im scared

  • yahya

    My htc one in unlocked but thevman how is try to root the devise cant do it as he say bcoz the phone with latest update 4.4.3 ,there is any way to root my phone

  • awoodby

    Does not work with Verizon, not allowed.

  • MsDragon

    I followed the instructions and everything worked well until it restarted. When i tried to open SuperSU it gave me an error “There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. This is a problem!” then I click ok and the app closes! How do I fix this?