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One S Root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lexluthor, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thinking of getting the One S today.

    Anyone know how likely it is that it will be able to be rooted?

  2. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

  3. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert
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  4. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    I am not sure, as I don't have the phone (I am thinking about picking it up though). I saw a couple other threads there that had tips to root the phone. Sorry I can't help you more at the moment.
  5. wazza

    wazza Lurker

    I have unlocked and unlocked the bootloader,want to debrand and put stock ROM on need a guide, many thanks!!
  6. bradhoschar

    bradhoschar Well-Known Member

    Just got this awesome phone today....Love the ICS on it! I will try to help with the rooting of this, coz I can't wait to overclock this beast! And, I agree, too, too much bloatware....

  7. cliff0796

    cliff0796 Member

    Follow this link, [Tutorial]Root, Unlock, Recovery and flashing a Custom ROM - xda-developers a noob and I had no problems...well a few but I managed to do it, I have back up but haven't yet flashed a custom Rom..
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  8. bradhoschar

    bradhoschar Well-Known Member

    It only took me about 20 minutes to unlock and root....the directions are a lil hard to understand for a n00b, but as long as its unlocked, you can just ADB the CWM touch recovery....

    Now, if anybody was smart enough to make a stock backup, PLEASE let me know! Yup, I 'root uninstall'ed something, and now my weather widget won't live-stream....

    Thanks All!!

  9. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    I rooted mine last night. I plan on writing step by step detailed instructions in the next day or two.
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  10. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    That'd be great. I think I'm going to leave mine un-rooted though.
  11. daposaspo

    daposaspo Newbie

    I'm a noob also, and I rooted my Motorola Triumph the day I got it for CM7; but I'm not understanding the desire to root HTC one. Can someone please educate this noob, Thanks in advance.
  12. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    You need root for certain apps. You need to do most of the process to flash a custom ROM. Even if you don't use those apps, or don't want to flash ROMs, you need it in order to change system files to remove bloatware or change the boot/shutdown animations, etc.
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  13. shaggymoose

    shaggymoose Newbie

    Seeing as the phone is pretty rapid anyway, and you can just disable most app's that you don't use, what is the advantage of rooting it?

    I can understand on older phones as I rooted my old X10 mini to get rid of facebook and other shite, and also to load customs roms but on the One S I don't really see the need?
  14. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    There are still some apps you can't disable without root. I'm not sure which version you have (us/international), bit the US version has Carrier IQ. And again you get more customization options with root access.
    I can understand why some folks don't see the need, but personally I want root privileges on any phone I own. I enjoy trying out ROMs and like to use a couple root only apps.
  15. shaggymoose

    shaggymoose Newbie

    Mine's the UK version so barring the sim toolkit, i've been able to pretty much disable every useless app on it.

    Are there any custom rom's available yet and are they that different?

    Like I said, for my old phone, 'old' being the important word, there were a multitude of rom's out there but the phone isn't even two months old yet so how many can there be?
  16. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    There are a decent amount of ROMs. I have a list in the All Things Root Guide sticky. You can flash us or eu based ROMs regardless of which you have.
  17. shaggymoose

    shaggymoose Newbie

    I'll have a look see, ta.

    Oh, I wasn't questioning whether you can root region specific phones, I was just answering your query of what region mine was.
  18. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    Yep, I was clarifying since some are listed as us or eu based.

HTC One S Forum

The HTC One S release date was April 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, MSM8290 processor, and 1650mAh battery.

April 2012
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