First of all, there are many links available on google for rooting HTC ONE V, I would like to share my experience about rooting this android phone purchased in India, with Android Ice Cream Sandwish.
Since many days I wanted to root my nice HTC ONE V and finally today its done!...I know its not a rocket science still a Joy of rooting!!!..As like everyone I searched many videos and articles on XDA and found one of the best article on XDA forums here and xda member "CafeKampuchia"...Thanks really!!
- Backup your Important data, Contacts, which resides on your phone memory.
- Go to https://www.htcdev.com/register and register your account
- Go to http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/unlock-instructions and follow instructions.
We need 5 Important files :
I have uploaded all necessary files here
Core Steps for rooting :
1. Unlock bootloader
2. Flash Recovery
3. Root Phone
Unlock Bootloader :
|USB Debugging enabled|
Next step is to boot your phone into HBOOT by holding down volume and let off the power button.
It will look like :
Select "FASTBOOT" and press power button to select
Now connect your USB cable to laptop and if drivers are present everything will work properly, in case below steps fail, you can download tool HTC Quick Root and click on Install HTC Drivers.
Now Fireup command prompt, navigate to our downloaded files and execute :
Command : fastboot.exe oem get_identifier_token
Now you should see token generated as in above screenshot which you will have to submit at HTC, and they will send a quick mail which contains attached file "Unlock_code.bin".
Copy above file to our folder and execute below command to unlock bootloader.
Congrates!!..you have successfully unlocked bootloader!
Select Yes!!!! and your bootloader is unlocked!!. & it looks similar to below screenshot
For this we will be using "recovery-clockwork-126.96.36.199-primou.img" file.
1. Make sure USB debugging mode is enabled
2. Reboot phone and get into bootloader menu
3. Select "FASTBOOT"
4. Fire up command prompt and execute Flash recovery command :
fastboot.exe flash recovery recovery-clockwork-188.8.131.52-primou.img5.
5. Select "Recovery" mode from bootloader menu, and you will see below options.
6. I preferred to Backup all my image and important system files at this moment before doing anything by selecting "backup and storage" options which is self explanatory.
Root Phone :
After finishing your System Backup, you can proceed with rooting your HTC ONE V with the help of file "UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.34.zip"
1. Copy above zip file anywhere in yous SD Card
2. Startup bootloader (Power+Down Volume Rocker)
3. Select "RECOVERY" mode and then click on "Install Zip from SD Card"
4. Select your Zip file and it will take care of rooting your phone
And Thats it, now phone rooted!!!..Enjoy benefits, Just to confirm you can download any apps which require root access and test it!..let me know your feedback and queries if any.