How to Root the HTC One X+ (International Version)

Following the success of the HTC One X, HTC has recently launched a new quad-core smartphone named HTC One X+. Successor to the One X, the One X+ features a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and a big 4.7″ inch high-definition screen. To keep up in the competition in terms of software version, HTC has integrated Android Jelly Bean in the device out of the box. So, once you get the device in your hands, you’re all free to explore a new way of interacting with your device with new apps and of course, a revamped user-interface. If you’re interested in rooting your HTC One X+, you may follow our guide below.

I. Before You Begin:

1. Rooting the device voids the warranty (until you unroot it).

2. You must have unlocked the bootloader of your device. You can do so from here.

3. Make sure your device’s charged fully or has at least 60% of battery life left.

4. The following procedure is intended to work on the HTC One X+ International Version only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. ClockworkMod Recovery Image (Download link’s given in the first post)

2. Root Package (Download link’s given in the first post)

3. Fastboot

III. Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on the HTC One X+:

1. Place all the files you downloaded to your Desktop. It’s preferred to find files easily at a later time.

2. Extract files from the Fastboot archive to your Desktop. This will give you adb.exe and fastboot.exe on your Desktop.

3. Rename the recovery image you downloaded to recovery.img.

4. Launch a Command Prompt Window on your Desktop. To do so, press and hold the Shift button on your keyboard and right-click on any empty area on the screen, then choose Open command window here.

5. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.

6. Type in following command into the Command Prompt Window:

adb reboot bootloader

7. Once your device reboots into bootloader mode, issue the following command:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

8. Let it flash the recovery file and once it’s done, enter the following command:

fastboot reboot

9. The device should reboot.

10. And you’re all done!

Great! You’ve got the ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your device, let’s see how you can gain root access on it.

IV. Rooting the HTC One X+:

1. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.

2. Copy the Root Package file over to the root your SD card.

3. Launch a Command Prompt Window on your Desktop. To do so, press and hold the Shift button on your keyboard and right-click on any empty area on the screen, then choose Open command window here.

4. Enter following command into the Command Prompt Window:

adb reboot recovery

5. The device should reboot into the ClockworkMod Recovery mode.

6. Once inside the Recovery, go to install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard.

7. Choose the Root Package file you copied earlier for flashing.

8. Sit back and wait till it finishes flashing of the file.

9. When it’s done, choose reboot system now from the recovery menu.

10. And you’re rooted!

Awesome! The root access has been achieved on your device in no time using the CWM Recovery. The Superuser app should be present on your App Drawer to help you manage root permissions!

V. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional):

1. If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the How To Flash a Custom ROM on the HTC One X+ to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

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  • anonymous

    According to the forum to which you linked, this method does not work with AT&T phones from the USA. Is that correct? If so, it really should be noted at the beginning of your guide.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      This procedure’s for International version and the title indicates the same.

  • alex

    Hi….so I can use this for international version correct?? and can you make video tutorial or simply just a tutorial about to unroot as well?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Yes, you can use it for International version.

      Well, we hope that you can understand we cannot do How Tos for each and every device available out there. The above text-procedure explains everything and should you get stuck somewhere, simply leave us a comment and we’ll do everything possible to help you out.

      Thanks !

    • Mahesh Makvana
  • hugo

    where is the first post ?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      By First Post, it means the first post of the original XDA thread.

  • qfsdiuwfgehqgof

    where is the download link…brother

    yep i mean the first post ..

    please help

    im noob here

    • Mahesh Makvana

      The download link’s given at the official thread which is linked in the Section II. “First post” refers to the first post of the original thread.

      Hope it helps!

  • Will this work with the new software version? 1.17.707.1??

  • Michael

    Need somebody’s help. I have the HTC One X+ and I have flashed Clockwork mod onto it. I need to know if the CWN-SuperSU 0.87 will work if I install this?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      The Root Package’s linked from the above procedure. Just head onto that XDA Thread and you should be able to download the file.

      Hope it helps!

  • Peter Atkin

    Fantastic needed to do a little interpreting but above instructions work well, gave a HTC one X+ (international) all routed no issues..

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Glad we could help you Peter!

      Thanks for your comment and keep coming back for more!

  • Sean Harrison

    Unfortunately trying to flash the recovery image fails 🙁

    This is what is says. error: cannot load ‘recovery.img’

  • kevin

    is this instruction can brick my phone if fails?

  • Ash

    How do I know if my phones International, maybe a silly question – or does it mean any phone bought outside of US? The phones from the UK and on 02 if that helps ha, thanks 🙂

  • is this for 1.17.709.1??

  • glenn

    the fastboot link doesn’t seem to have the files, is the fastboot and adb the same as the at&t version or is there anotherlink for the international specific files, thanks

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Hey Glenn,

      We’ve just updated the link with the working files.


      • glenn

        thanks I got the files now. im tring to install the clockworkmod but when I get to the first command I get this message

        * daemon not running. starting it now *
        * daemon started successfully *
        error: device not found

        an idea what im doing wrong, thanks

        • Mahesh Makvana

          Have you installed the required drivers on your PC? The error you mentioned is usually caused by not having proper drivers installed on the PC you’re using to root your device.

          Just head over to your manufacturer’s website and download and install the latest drivers. It should work fine, then.


  • htc

    the clockwork link dosent seem to have the files

  • Sadiq

    I can’t find my device in “htc one X+”