After getting your HTC One Max’s bootloader unlocked and installing a custom recovery (CWM or TWRP), it’s now time for you to try the obvious thing any tweaky Android owner might want to do; it’s time to get your HTC One Max rooted.
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This guide will help you to root / S-OFF your HTC One Max running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Do not try this method on other devices. Proceed at your own risk.
Before We Begin
- Unlock the bootloader of your device.
- Download and install the USB drivers for your HTC One Max, if you haven’t already done so.
- If you had previously installed HTC Sync, uninstall it. Any other phone related softwares must also be disabled.
- Disable your antivirus and firewall applications to make sure that they don’t interfere with the process.
- Enable USB debugging in your HTC One Max.
- Disable Fastboot on your device (Settings -> Battery -> Fastboot).
- Disable lockscreen security (passcode, pattern, and face unlock).
- Download rumrunner (rumrunner_HTC_0.5.0.zip) for HTC One Max.
How To Root HTC One Max
- Plug in your One Max to your computer via a USB cable.
- Extract the file rumrunner_HTC_0.5.0.zip, which you had downloaded earlier to some location on your computer.
- Open the file soju.exe from the folder you just extracted.
- Read and accept the terms when you are prompted to do so.
- Wait for the application to run and do its thing.
- Your device may reboot a number of times during the process. Be patient.
- Congrats! You have now successfully rooted your HTC One Max!
Enjoy a rooted HTC One Max! Go on and check out those root-only applications which had been forbidden to you till now.