How to root Verizon HTC One M7 on Android 5.0.2 [Guide]

HTC One M7People who are looking for reasons to root the original HTC One smartphone won’t have to look far. The older a smartphone gets, the easier it is to make a case for installing a custom ROM — a feature that is usually only available to those with root access and a custom recovery installed. However, there are also the same practical reasons for rooting with regards to apps like the Titanium Backup app.

After rooting my first Android operating system, the Titanium Backup app was the first root app I decided top install, and I’m glad I did. I had always heard that Titanium was meant for advanced Android users only, so it was appealing to set off on my first geeky Goonie adventure where I must proceed with caution. After doing some research on what were the vital system apps for my device, it wasn’t long before I was using the Titanium app fairly quickly. I have no problem recommending this app to anyone who has a moderate understanding of the apps on your system. There are some prominent names in there that you know you can uninstall and won’t cause any harm to your device. Anything that has to do with drawing, painting or any art is obviously not of any great importance to the stability of your ROM. From there, you just need the wisdom not to click and choose to remove apps that you know nothing about or else you might remove something that was not optional.


  • The following guide was made with the intention to root the Verizon HTC One (M7) running on the Android 5.0.2 update. Do not follow this guide for any other device or else you risk bricking that device. You can find the model number of your HTC One smartphone by tapping on the Settings > About Device > Model Number.


  • Turn on the USB Debugging Mode from the Developer Options menu by tapping on the Settings app > Developer Options > Check the box for the USB Debugging.
  • Those of you with the M7 smartphone who cannot see the Developer Options from the Settings must unlock it by tapping on the Settings > About Device > Build Number at least seven times. Keep tapping until it says you are using the device as a developer. It is at that time that you now know that the Developer Options menu is now available from the Settings.


  1. Download the KingRoot app directly to your smartphone and make sure it is the KingRoot version 4.82 or up. (That’s the version that is confirmed as working).
  2. Enable the Unknown Sources option from the Security menu and then the KingRoot app will start downloading. (You can find the Unknown Sources option by tapping on the Settings > Security > Unknown Sources).
  3. Tap on the KingRoot app from the app drawer and then tap on the large button that suggests it will root your device.
  4. Once the KingRoot app starts running, tap on the three dots available from the bottom right-hand corner. (According to the source, the app will say that root is now available. Ignore the message and tap on the Root button anyhow).
  5. Wait for around 30 seconds and your One M7 smartphone should be rooted.

In conclusion, that’s all you need to root HTC One M7 smartphones using the one-click rooting tool, namely KingRoot.

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