How to Root the HTC One VX

HTC One VX comes from the HTC One series of smartphones consisting of high-end specifications, such as Dual-Core processors and the latest version of Android on-board. While we already have a root guide for the One VX, another root method has popped-up on XDA and to help users root their devices with this new method, here we’re presenting a tutorial explaining everything you need to root your device. So, let’s see how you can root your HTC One VX smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of the device. However, you can reinstate it by unrooting the device if there’s any unrooting procedure available.

2. The following procedure works on Windows based PCs only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

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

III. Rooting the HTC One VX:

1. Place the Root Package archive on the Desktop of your PC.

2. Extract files from the archive to your Desktop. Don’t launch any files just yet.

3. Turn ON the USB debugging option on your device by heading to Menu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.

4. Turn OFF the device.

5. Reboot the device into Fastboot mode. To do so, simply hold down the Volume DOWN+Power buttons together.

6. Once inside the Fastboot mode, connect the device to your PC using the USB cable.

7. Open a Command Prompt Window on your Desktop. To do that, hold down the Shift button on your keyboard and right-click on any empty area on the screen, then select Open command window here.

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

fastboot flash boot boot.img

9. Once it’s done, issue the following command:

fastboot reboot

10. Your device will reboot. Once it boots up, enter the following command:

adb remount

11. Next, enter following commands into the Command Prompt Window one-by-one. Press ENTER after each line you type:

adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/
adb push su /system/xbin/
adb shell mkdir /system/bin/.ext
adb push .su /system/bin/.ext/
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 6755 /system/bin/.ext/.su
adb shell chmod 777 /system/bin/.ext
adb shell ln -s /system/xbin/su /system/bin/su
adb reboot

12. Your device will reboot in normal mode.

13. Once it boots up, simply open the Superuser app from your App Drawer.

14. Tap the Update binaries button in the app and let it do the rest of the work.

15. And you’re all done!

Brilliant! Your device has been successfully rooted and the SU binaries have also been updated. Now load-up some root-only apps on your device to realize the power of root-access!

Image Credit: The Verge

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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