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How to root HTC One X on Ice Cream Sandwich [Guide]

Posted By Lucy On August 16, 2012 @ 5:21 PM In Android Root Guides | 9 Comments


UPDATE: This root method has been blocked. Please see this guide [2] for the new root method.

The HTC One X is a bit notorious for its rooting procedure, but we will show you how to the easy way.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.


This root guide is for the HTC One X on Ice Cream Sandwich. It should work on all models, including the AT&T model and international model. However, proceed at your own risk!

Before We Begin

You need the following before you can start to root your HTC One X:

  • One-click root tool [3]. Download this to your computer and extra the files after you have downloaded it.
  • HTC USB drivers for Windows [4]. Install the drivers if you haven’t already. If you are running this on Linx or Mac, make sure you have those respective drivers installed.

How To Root HTC One X

The root your HTC One X, do the following:

  • Make sure your HTC One X has USB debugging checked ON under Settings -> Developer options.
  • Connect the HTC One X to your computer via USB cord and make sure it is set to “Charge Only”.
  • Find the files you extracted earlier and run root.bat if you are on Windows, root-linux.sh if you are on Linxu, and root-mac.sh if you are on Mac.
  • Let it do its thing. It might take some time, but your phone should reboot three times while the program runs.
  • Your phone is rooted, just like that!


Enjoy a fully and quickly rooted HTC One X. Now you can do things such as block ads [5] or deny apps Internet access [6].

[via XDA-Developers [7]]

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[1] Image: https://dottech.org:443/wp-content/uploads/2499/08/roothtconex.png

[2] this guide: http://dottech.org/77902/how-to-root-htc-one-x-gsm-international-version-using-clockworkmod-recovery-guide/

[3] One-click root tool: http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1248354&d=1344396378

[4] HTC USB drivers for Windows: http://dottech.org/android/26188/usb-adb-and-fastboot-drivers-for-windows-for-all-android-phones/#htc

[5] block ads: http://dottech.org/android/23906/android-root-required-adaway-is-an-open-source-app-for-blocking-ads-on-your-android-device/

[6] deny apps Internet access: http://dottech.org/android/21485/android-root-required-block-apps-from-accessing-the-internet-with-droidwall/

[7] XDA-Developers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1644167

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