How to root HTC One X and HTC One X+ [Easiest Method]

Simplest Method to Root HTC One X and HTC One X+

Undoubtedly, HTC is one of the greatest manufacturer of Smartphone’s and a lots of great phones are released. From that, one of the best series of HTC is HTC One series, it includes HTC One X, HTC One V, HTC One (M7), and others. All this phones are running on Android only, so now-a-days it’s a trend that if you have Android then you have to root your device. Earlier, we have written the post on “How to root HTC One V” and “How to root HTC One (M7) | Easiest Method“.

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Today, in this article I will show you the easiest way to root HTC One X. As you will traverse below, we will surely guide you through the complete process on how to root HTC One X XDA Forum and HTC One X+. But, before that please read the prerequisite, disclaimer and other important notes. Let’s start our journey!

Disclaimer: By rooting you will lose HTC One X Warranty. We are not responsible for any HTC One X Problems. This article is purely for HTC One X and HTC One X+, 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.

This article is divided into two sections:

1. Steps To Install CWM Recovery on HTC One X and HTC One X+

2. Steps To Root HTC One X and HTC One X+


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 One X Windows Drivers or Download HTC Sync Manager (Contains Drivers))

Download Files:

Steps To Install CWM Recovery on HTC One X and HTC One X+

Step 1: First, you have to download “Root Kit”  from above link depending on your phone model and provider.

Step 2: Extract the downloaded “Root Kit” on your Computer’s desktop.

Step 3: In the extracted folder, you’ll find an “.exe” program then launch it.

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Step 4: Switch off your phone and enter into bootloader mode by “pressing & holding Volume down + Power Button together“. From there, choose “Fastboot” to boot in Hboot menu.

Step 5: Connect your device to your Computer in the Bootloader mode itself.

Note: Make sure you have installed the USB drivers correctly. If you want “ADB drivers” then you can found in the root kit itself.

Step 6: From the open window, navigate to “Flash a Recovery” option and from there choose your desired recovery.

Step 7: Click on “Flash Recovery“.

Step 8: Wait for a few seconds and Once the process is completed, restart your device.

At this stage, CWM Recovery is successfully installed on your HTC One X or HTC One X+.

Step 9: Now, you have to copy “SuperSu for HTC One X and HTC One X+” from the root kit to your device.

Step 10: Switch off your phone and enter into bootloader mode by “pressing & holding Volume down + Power Button together“. From there, choose “Recovery” to boot in Hboot menu.

Step 11: Now, select “install zip from SD card” > choose “SuperSu file” from the memory > choose “YES” to give confirmation and wait for a few seconds.

Read: Update HTC One X to Lollipop

That’s it! You have successfully rooted your HTC One X. No doubt! This is the most simplest guide on How to root HTC One X. If you encounter any problem while rooting your device, then put your problem/queries below via comments and we will surely help you! As well as, don’t forget to put your feedback, it works for you or not. Happy Rooting  [Via]

  • Sumit Chokhani


    Tried the above on my HTC One X device. all I get is the white HTC screen. Nothing else.
    What should I do?


    • When you are doing process at that time you are getting this white screen?

  • sud

    hey bro
    when i click on that supperboot exe file cmd windows opens up and it says waiting for device
    even after i have connected my device
    debbuging mode was enabled
    help me please!

    • Have you installed the “JDK and Android SDK”, it is necessary for the adb drivers.

  • sud

    and i have also installed all the drives or htc

  • sud

    it has been nearly 40 minutes after the first boot

  • winzterz

    need help…. i followed all the instructions but my phone was stuck in the white screen… need help, urgent

  • aldrel

    is this method really working, i havent seen any positive comments yet so..

    • Don’t go yet! I am finding new solution now!

      • Narasimha

        Does it really work now?

        • Yeah, of course, it’s just a simple toolkit and you have to follow the procedure!

  • sai

    Will I lose software update if I root?

    • Of course bro. You are violating the rules!

  • Guanhao Chan

    if i wan uninstall how to do?

  • Mike Cornall

    I get to step 11 then after I select “Recovery” the screen doesnt respond to pressing the options so I can’t select anything

    • irel mattola

      do you have any solution for this?,

    • Bogdan Spataru

      does any one have a solution for this?

  • Luckky

    I also got the same issue… any help wit it????

  • Gurfateh Singh

    i got the sollutione
    u flash a cwm recovery instead of twrp

  • tushaR

    i clicked on recovery but my phone got stuck on the logo screen n i can’t even do

  • frabin

    what to do? i no have cellphone anything now, help me no money

  • Guest

    frabin… nasama hahaha

  • frabin

    pls help me

  • frabin

    it is now working dis good best

  • Daniel

    Hi, I tried this method, it doesn’t work when I try to instal CWM, the program can’t find my phone…It works when I instal the TWRP but when I try to instal the super su I cand do nothing. It just freezes, the touch wont work, and it is useless. Can you please help me?