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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)

Updated on 25th Jan. 2015.
Toolkit version v2.1, Support added for following devices:
Root AT&T HTC One M7 Android 4.4.3 Version and Official TWRP Recovery
Root Sprint HTC One M7 Android 4.4.3 Version and Official TWRP Recovery
Root Verizon HTC One M7 Android 4.4.3 Version and Official TWRP Recovery
Root T-Mobile HTC One M7 Android 4.4.3 Version and Official TWRP Recovery

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

      • Sohil Memon

        The toolkit has been updated and the problem is solved by the developer.

  • 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

    • Sohil Memon

      I hope the problem has been solved now because the toolkit has been updated and added support for it!

  • awoodby

    Does not work with Verizon, not allowed.

    • Sohil Memon

      Can you please check it out because as per the owner it perfectly works for all!

  • 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?

    • Sohil Memon

      Hey remove the super su and install again frm the Google Play Store, your problem will be solved!

  • Nasser

    I tried the WinDroid_Universal_Android_Toolkit. the phone will restart and keep blank screen.
    I already unlocked bootloader, manually, and tried all methods in net, but still cant root my HTC One-M7.
    kindly advice

    • Mrwwe4ever

      Iam having exactly the same problem i unlocked bootloader on my HTC One M7 but cant root it sucessfully : (

      • Sohil Memon

        Can you please tell me your exact problem or give a screenshot of it?

    • Sohil Memon

      Hey, the toolkit has been updated so you should try it out now! Let me know if you have any problem in that!

  • Eric Taylor

    Just rooted and done first time. this is only site to do so and i have visited loads and tried but failed. One download and followed instructions and remembered to put device in settings or settings power and everything fab. Cannot thank them enough.

  • Dynamik

    Hi, I have a serious problem. I have an Htc One M7 and was going through the steps to rooting my phone and made it to step 7. The phone restarted and the htc screen poped up and all of a sudden, the screen showing a phone and an exclamation point appeared and now its been stuck for 45 mins. Is there a way to fix this? I will even be happy if its resetted back to factory. Thanks in advance.

    • Tiago

      i have the same problem!!! My phone Stucks and showing a phone an exlamation point. Any solution?

      • Tiago

        It’s just to press flash TWRP first before gain root 😉
        It’s works!! 😀

  • Ivan

    It definitely works, thank you. What worked for me after Step 4 was i went to Settings→Applications→CM security and clicked ‘Disable’. If you have any security or antivirus software try disabling it.