Verizon’s HTC One M8 may not have enjoyed a day one root, but it didn’t take long for one developer to do the deed. Prominent developer jcase has dropped the first root method for the device, giving users a way to get advanced access to their phones for things like backing your firmware up or overclocking. It’s called WeakSauce, and it’s available for use right now.
Unfortunately this method does not give us S-OFF, but it’s a good first start to what should hopefully blossom into a very popular phone in the development community. So how do you get going with it? Here are the super simple instructions straight from XDA:
- Install the WeakSauce app (download here), run it, and hit agree.
- Install SuperSu from Google Play.
- On boot, WeakSauce will re-root your device.
The exploit used in WeakSauce will gain root, and will mount a new xbin containing busybox and su. It’s not sticky in the sense that it can stick without an app, but as long as you have WeakSauce installed your device will automatically re-root on each boot.
And that’s it. Want to uninstall? Simply uninstall WeakSauce, then uninstall SuperSu. Couldn’t be any more simple than that. Head over to XDA for troubleshooting support and download links, and be sure to donate a couple of bucks to jcase if you’ve got it — wouldn’t want to see a developer like that not be rewarded for his hard work, would we?