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How to root HTC One M9 [Guide]

HTC One M9 [1]The HTC One M9 is the latest flagship smartphone to come out HTC’s range after it was released on the 21st of March, 2015. If you are wishing to break away from the HTC factory restrictions and unlock the internal hardware so you can flash a custom ROM or install more apps from the Google Play Store, you can do that by following the guide after the drop.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT HTC ONE M9

  1. Download the Beta version Super SU file here [5] to the desktop of the computer,
  2. Connect the HTC One M9 to the computer with the USB cable.
  3. Transfer the SuperSU beta file to the root of the internal storage SD card.
  4. Now boot the M9 in Recovery Mode.
    – Completely Power down. Boot it up by holding the Volume Down key and tapping the Power button once whilst still holding down the Volume Down key.
  5. Now you are in Bootloader Mode. Select the recovery option from the Bootloader Mode screen.
  6. This is the custom recovery you’ve pre-installed. You can opt to take a NANDroid backup which is like a snapshot of the ROM.
  7. Select the ‘Install’ option from the recovery menu.
  8. Upload the SuperSU beta zip file.
  9. Swipe to confirm the flashing.
  10. Now go back to the main recovery menu and select the Reboot > System options.

That’s it! Now you are rooted and are free to install those root-requiring application from Google Play. You might wish to start by installing the root checker app and make sure that it worked.