How to root HTC One M8 on Android 4.4 KitKat (Verizon) [Guide]

4636008_sa.jpg;canvasHeight=500;canvasWidth=500Got a HTC One M8 (Verizon) that you’ve been dying to gain root access on? Say no more! This guide will teach you exactly how to gain root on your device, opening the door to being able to install custom roms and even mods! Let’s get started!

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 M8 (Verizon) running Android 4.4 Kitkat. It is specifically for the device HTC One M8 (Verizon).

Take note this will void the warranty of your device. Proceed at your own risk.

Before We Begin

Enable unknown sources by going to Settings then Security.

qrcode.21721548Download the Weaksauce rooting apk directly to your HTC One M8 by clicking on the following link (or by scanning the Qr code below).

Once Weaksauce is downloaded, it can be installed by going to the Android downloads folder, browser download section or file manager.

How To Root Device

After installing Weaksauce, open it and start the rooting process. At some point during the rooting process you’ll be prompted (tap the agree option). After starting the root process, soon enough it should finish. When the rooting has finished, reboot your device.

Once back in Android, install SuperSU from the Google Play store. After SuperSU is installed, root is fully enabled!


Enjoy a rooted a device HTC One M8 (Verizon).

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