Root HTC One S Android Smartphone – Step by Step Tutorial

Sanjana March 21, 2012 0

HTC One S smartphone was announced in the MWC in the previous month. It hasn’t even rolled out in most places but it has already got rooted. Rooting

is a technique where third party files are given access to system files so that one can make customizations required.

root htc one s

Rooting enables users to install custom ROM firmwares and other applications that require root access. One main disadvantage of rooting is that it voids the smartphone’s warranty. You can reclaim back the lost warranty by locking the boot loader if present and then applying the default factory firmware update.

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to HTC One S smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.


You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will enable you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Rooting Package 

Steps to Root HTC One S:

Step-1: Enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”. Make sure that USB Debugging option is ticked.

enable usb debugging

Step-2: Download HTC One S Rooting Package from the Must Have section to your computer and extract them. Match the files received after extraction with the screen capture below and in case a single file is found missing check with the downloading and extraction again.

htc one s rooted files

Step-3: From the extracted files, open and install the executable files named as “adb-windows” and “fastboot-windows” or the corresponding files if you are using MAC / Linux based computers. The tools that we will be using is called Superboot r1 tool.

Step-4: Power off your smartphone to enter into Boot loader mode by pressing the Volume down key and holding it press the Power button simultaneously . If the device boots into Normal mode then re-try to enter into Boot loader Mode by the same process till you are finally there.

recovery mode

Step-5: Connect your smartphone to the computer via original USB Cable and from the extracted files, open the file named as “install-superboot-windows” after which a new window will pop out of the command prompt. MAC users should go to the directory containing he files and type the commands mentioned below sequentially

“chmod +x”

“./” command

Thus you can easily root your HTC One S smartphone by following the steps mentioned above carefully. In case the device is not rooted, re-follow the entire procedure again from the beginning.

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