HTC One X rooted ahead of launch with new Superboot tool


The HTC One X won’t hit shelves for a few more weeks, but that hasn’t stopped MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien. The Android developer extraordinaire has cracked the new flagship device’s software and is offering a tool that will allow others to easily do the same once they get their hands on the HTC’s latest and greatest. The method is called Superboot and writes to a user’s handset a boot image that handles all the dirty work of rooting. It’s not quite one-click, but it’s a heck of a lot easier than manually partitioning, altering ADB, and so forth.

The HTC One X will reach European carriers some time in April. A US variant bound for AT&T is expected to launch over the summer.

[via AndroidCommunity]

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  1. Way to go!! Hopefully they don’t follow in Moto’s steps and start bootloader encryption… 

  2. Thats not how HTC does business. They are nothing like MOTO. Thank goodness.

  3. Nice reporting phandroid… not. How about some accurate reporting now on?

    It has an unlockable bootloader, its not cracked. 
    He got a leaked copy of the firmware, and modified the boot.img. No cracking involved.

    1. “Nice reporting phandroid… not. How about some accurate reporting now on?”…yeah, good luck with that. You have to take everything you read on Phandroid with a salt mine. This was brought to you by the Android blogsite which stated that the Nexus One was the first phone to Android 2.0 – and never bothered correcting it when several people pointed it out. They seem much more concerned with quantity over quality of blogs. Of course they’ll put a spin on it “..in a constant effort to get news out first to our valuable readers…blah blah blah.” /rant

  4. everything ready to port CyanogenMod 9 alpha from Transformer (prime) branch…

  5. Hitting at&t in the Summer??? Seriously HTC and Android phone manufacturers should have learned from Apple already. Announce a device and them make it available in under 2 weeks. This we’ll be releasing the device in 3-4 months nonsense has to stop already.

    1. By the time that is released is alredy outdated. Maybe jellybean its out.
      Hope the gs3 came before summer.

  6. Sick of exclusives.

  7. hate when they release these devices so damn late

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