How To: One Click Root For HTC One X (AT&T And Rogers)

For many, the fact that there is no bootloader unlocking tool for the AT&T HTC One X has been a deal breaker. Rooting is a big part of the Android experience, so why get a phone that will limit you from all the fun? Well, thanks to the incredibly talented folks at XDA-Developers, that is no longer the case.

There is now a permanent rooting solution for the HTC One X on AT&T and Rogers. The one-click rooting process is super simple and only takes six steps to complete! If you haven’t considered rooting your Android phone before, this easy process and countless benefits may change your mind.

How To One Click Root For HTC One X

However, as Android Authority points out, this method of rooting your HTC One X will show a “tampered” flag on the handset’s hboot. This may void your warranty and we’re not sure if there is currently any way to remove the tampered flag. So, as always, only proceed if you accept the risks. With that being said, this method is very easy and takes only a few minutes to complete, but it may take inexperienced users a bit longer.

Here is the full step-by-step guide on how to complete the root (via kennethpenn of XDA-Developers). This will root your One X, install Busybox, and install the SuperSU application for rights management.

  1. Download and install the HTC mobile phone drivers (Windows).
  2. Download the root.zip file.
  3. Extract root.zip into a directory on your computer.
  4. Plug your HTC One X into your computer via USB. Recommended: Plug your device’s USB cable into the back of your computer if you’re using a desktop PC.
  5. Enable USB Debugging on your HTC One X. Settings >> Developer Options >>USB debugging (checked)
  6. Double click root.bat/root-linux.sh/root-mac.sh to run the script.
  7. Congratulations! Your device will reboot a number of times and then you will have full root access.

Make sure to let us know how it goes for you in the comments section below! Also head over to XDA-Developers for more info and details on the root process if needed. Enjoy!

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  • Guest

    The root batch file restarted my phone thrice and after that, did nothing. My phone was not rooted – HTC One X

  • Roland

    Should be thoroughly tested before posted. Number of mac users having no luck.

  • Killaz4fun

    Yeah my one x didn’t root either, maybe its for a kernal we don’t have yet!

  • ./.

    reboot for three times and still not rooted

  • Guest

    useless!

  • nextelghost

    it worked fine for me if you download root checker from the market u will see its been rooted also dont interfere with its booting sequence no matter how many times it reboots let it do it thing until it stays on 

  • nextelghost

    ive rooted and jailbroke plenty of devices it does work 

  • nextelghost

    i cant wait to get full access though 

  • nextelghost

    keep in mind superuser was not installed i installed it as well 

  • nextelghost

    i love my h one x its a great device 

  • Syed Imran Muneer

    worked fine for me, i used Rootchecker app also to verify it.  But I can’t seem to find busybox

  • zarcktof

    My HTC One X (EU) reboot several times but still NOT rooted.
    Android 4.0.3
    HTC Sense 4.0
    Software ID: 1.29.401.11
    API HTC SDK 4.12
    V HTC Extension HTCExtension_403_1_GA_7

    I am waiting on working root :-)

  • Vimlakerti

    have done, now one x hangs on the very first action i try to do. :(

  • Vimlakerti

    ok, thank god, it started to work after i made a couple of reboots. but rootchecker says it’s not rooted = how many times should the script be launched? =

  • Tomdolinski

    Absolutely useless….
    Don’t waste your time with this poorly tested script.
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/leo.j.turner Leo Turner

    Works fine for me! super user installed as well. 

  • Guest

    I do that and my one x reboot all the time !!! what should i do help pleeease ?

  • sona

    Hi all i have hTC one X im new to Android phones and im liking  it day by day 
    i did rooting and it restarted my phone for more then 8 time 
    MY question after doing rooting from where to install apps and how PLease Assist  

  • Mark

    Same here, my phone boots 3 times, but after that its not rooted. My softwarenumer is: 1.29.401.11

  • http://www.facebook.com/calvin.chen.1675 Calvin Chen

    try installing busybox then use rootchecker. same thing happened to my tf201

  • Skwhirl

    Does not work. Have tried three times on two different machines. Back to the drawing board…

  • Me

    did not root failed to copy files… :(

  • farthhrnjeaibgvjfab

    uhm. you should probably put links to the download. like really.