How to root HTC One Max on Android Jelly Bean [Guide]

htc-one-max-2After 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.

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 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 ( 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, 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.

[via XDA, rumrunner]

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