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Old August 1st, 2012, 01:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just trying to figure out if i should root my HOX or not. I dont really customize the crap out of it, I just run nova launcher. To me the only thing would be that i could put on Jelly Bean pretty much I think?

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roooooot to get better battery. Viber x is awesome
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really. I may have to look into that. I am so afraid of bricking it though. It was rather expensive.
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It depends what you want to do with the phone? Are you looking for better battery? Are you looking for more customisation options etc.

I'm very, very pro root, but understand it's not for everyone. To me, titanium backup and the ability to backup apps and app data is worth it alone, but I'm a tinkerer too and I like the additional theming options root can bring.

You've the Snapdragon LTE version yeah?
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Careful though - may void warranty. You need to be content there are no hardware issues before you go for it.
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Yeah, I mainly root to get updates quicker, install a few mods like the battery % mod, Extended Quick Settings and Advanced Power Menu. Also because bugs or things I don't like about a phone are normally fixed by a mod, like the 3 dot menu which I hated so rooting helped me get rid of it.

That's one reason why I stay with ARHD because it's basically Stock but with a few add-ons that I like. The other benefits like better battery are just a bonus really...
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Careful though - may void warranty. You need to be content there are no hardware issues before you go for it.
Unlocking the bootloader from HTCDev.com only voids the software warranty i.e. if you brick your device while playing around flashing ROM's.

If you have problems with hardware when you're rooted then you're still covered by the warranty.

In my experience HTC have been good anyway and fixed my phone when I was rooted for a non hardware issue..
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I think your either a rooter or your not. I always like to explore gadgets to their full potential. Once i finally rooted my desire and got my head around how android works, there was no turning back. I rooted my HOX from day one. Worth it imo for a custom recovery alone to be able to take a complete backup of your phone. Remove bloatware, better battery life, speed etc, the list goes on. Ultimately the choice must be yours and yours only though. Just never do anything without reading up on it as much as you can, until you understand what you are doing.
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do you guys think its worth waiting for s-off before rooting or not?
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It depends what you want to do with the phone? Are you looking for better battery? Are you looking for more customisation options etc.

I'm very, very pro root, but understand it's not for everyone. To me, titanium backup and the ability to backup apps and app data is worth it alone, but I'm a tinkerer too and I like the additional theming options root can bring.

You've the Snapdragon LTE version yeah?
Yes that is what I have. The Rogers branded one. Only thing I really want is updates faster but not sure if that is really worth it. Dont care to customize the heck out of it. Battery life, how much better is it?
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If i am going to root this thing what forum should I read up on the AT&T root one?
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should it just search around the interwebs?
I know HTC will unlock the boot loader, should it do this or need to do this I assume?

Just want to know as much as I can before doing so.
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do you guys think its worth waiting for s-off before rooting or not?
Doubt we'll be getting it anytime soon.
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If i am going to root this thing what forum should I read up on the AT&T root one?
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I know HTC will unlock the boot loader, should it do this or need to do this I assume?

Just want to know as much as I can before doing so.
Go to the XDA forums and go to the HTC One X development forum and there should be ROM threads in there.
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Yes that is what I have. The Rogers branded one. Only thing I really want is updates faster but not sure if that is really worth it. Dont care to customize the heck out of it. Battery life, how much better is it?
[INDEX] AT&T/ROGERS One X Resources Compilation Roll-Up (Updated 8/1/12) - xda-developers

Have a scan of the link above, there's a ton of info there, let us know if you're stuck with anything. Or if you want to lay out what you reckon the process is before hand, we'll be able to check it over for you.

Thanks to htcdev, the procedure is relatively easy, the only downside is the bootloader unlock factory resets the phone.

And I reckon I see about a 20-25% increase in battery life thanks to installing a custom ROM.
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Is there anyway to back it up before doing all of this?
Like apps and settings anf launcher settings?
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Actually just reading i may have to wait to root anyway as i got the new OTA update the other day from Rogers.
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I found a good guide on XDA with the following link and I think it has all I need does it not, like rooting and installing a ROM?

The SuperUser's Guide to the HTC One X - The SuperUser's Guide

If it does what ROM would you recommend?

I am really interested in backing up all my apps and nova launcher before I root and ROM it so i can restore all that so I don't have to set it all up again. I assume by the instructions that it is possible with Titanium backup?
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I found a good guide on XDA with the following link and I think it has all I need does it not, like rooting and installing a ROM?

The SuperUser's Guide to the HTC One X - The SuperUser's Guide

If it does what ROM would you recommend?

I am really interested in backing up all my apps and nova launcher before I root and ROM it so i can restore all that so I don't have to set it all up again. I assume by the instructions that it is possible with Titanium backup?
NO, you have to be rooted to use titanium backup. before rooting you can use my backup pro.
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NO, you have to be rooted to use titanium backup. before rooting you can use my backup pro.

Does that guide I found though have everything I need to root and install a ROM on my phone?
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Does that guide I found though have everything I need to root and install a ROM on my phone?
I have no idea sorry, i used the guide here as i've got the international version.
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so i decided not to root good job too as it ****ed up!! power/unlock button wouldnt unlock then screen went crazy, flickering pixelated very messy. gone back for repair, i hope as i did drop if first day i had it and marked casing so fingers crossed
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Pres u have any idea if that link has all I need?
Don't want to do it unless it does.
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Just scanning the procedure at the moment, it seems pretty convoluted (not that article, just the info in general).

I don't think you need to root to unlock the bootloader, you can just do that via htcdev.com. Once done, flash a recovery, then flash a ROM. That's how I did it, I'd presume the XL is the same/similar.

I'll post when I'm 100% sure of what you need to do.
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Just scanning the procedure at the moment, it seems pretty convoluted (not that article, just the info in general).

I don't think you need to root to unlock the bootloader, you can just do that via htcdev.com. Once done, flash a recovery, then flash a ROM. That's how I did it, I'd presume the XL is the same/similar.

I'll post when I'm 100% sure of what you need to do.
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Those instructions look fine btw (really, really sorry it's taken a while). Once you've unlocked the bootloader, you'd flash a recovery (TWRP seems the best option for the XL), then select a ROM to flash and off you go.
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Those instructions look fine btw (really, really sorry it's taken a while). Once you've unlocked the bootloader, you'd flash a recovery (TWRP seems the best option for the XL), then select a ROM to flash and off you go.
The recovery ROM instructions are in the document are they not?
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I would like to root the HOX but I also want to do it and have the ability to go back to the exact stock form, if so needed, and then no one would ever know that I'd rooted it. Anyone?

Tired of things not working because I haven't rooted.
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I finally decided to try and root only to realize there is no root option for 2.20
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Be careful, from my experience, there are no ROMs that are stable like the stock one, except ARHD and such [stock ROMs with optimisations].
The custom ROMs can give you issues with music playback with screen off, heavy power drain while playing, stuck CPU @ 1500MHz after playing, etc.
I used to cycle between CM9/10 ,ARHD and ParanoidAndroid [those are for TEGRA3 version] and none worked as it should, too many bugs right now.
A shame, the speeds are AWESOME on some custom ROMs.
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