Root is the name of the account that holds the key to being able to run all commands and get access to all files on the Android operating system. Android is based on the same Linux kernel that many Linux distributions are based on that people use for desktop operating systems. The desktop versions of Linux give people the root user account when they first set up the computer for the first time and can then be logged into any time that same person with the right credentials wants to use it. Android operating systems for mobile devices are different, and they block off this root user account. Unfortunately, there are still many reasons for people wanting to use the root user account from the mobile operating system. The good news is that you can get access to the root user account that is always there on the HTC One X9 smartphone, you just need to follow a guide to do it.
The following guide lets you in on the secret to root HTC One X9 smartphones running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates so you can do things like install more apps.
- You need to have a custom recovery installed on the HTC One X9 smartphone before you can follow this guide to get the SuperSU program installed and enabled so you have access to the root user account.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Note that you can always follow the same guide for installing the custom recovery regardless of the software update you are running on the HTC One X9 smartphone. The only time you might need an updated guide is for the rooting because the versions of the SuperSU may need updating to work with newer versions of Android. That said, you should always install the latest versions of the custom recovery image available if it is the most recent custom ROMs you want to install because often they require you to run the latest custom recovery image before they can be installed.
HOW TO ROOT HTC ONE X9 RUNNING ON ANDROID 6.0 MARSHMALLOW WITH SUPERSU
- Download the SuperSU program directly to the computer and then open up the Downloads folder to find it.
- Connect the HTC One X9 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable and then copy the SuperSU program from the Downloads folder to the internal storage SD card folder that is on the computer for as long as you keep the smartphone connected with the USB cable.
- Unplug the HTC One X9 smartphone from the computer now.
- Reboot the HTC One X9 into the Recovery Mode by pressing the same hardware keys you push for the stock Recovery Mode, and you find the custom versions booting up since you already swapped the stock version of the custom recovery earlier.
- Tap on the option to Backup and follow the guidelines to take the NANDroid backup of you have not yet backed up the data yet.
- Tap on the Install button from the recovery menu and follow the guidelines through to the SD card and select the SuperSU program from the folder so that it is ready to be installed.
- Swipe the bottom of the display where it says “swipe to install” and the SuperSU is then installed and enabled so that it is an application on your smartphone.
- Choose the “Reboot” and “System” options after the SuperSU is flashed and the HTC One X9 smartphone then reboots back into the normal mode.
In conclusion, that is all you need to root HTC One X9 smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing the SuperSU program from the custom recovery image. You get to see the SuperSU installed as an application and you can enter it and check it out, but you do not need to make any changes before the root apps are available to be installed. All you need to do is find the root apps that you want to be installed and install them just like you would any other apps. Run them after the download completes and then choose to grant them root access when the SuperSU pops up a message for to do so. SuperSU blocks everything by default, so it always keeps your device safe. The only time is lets an app have root permissions is when you choose to grant it permissions so make sure you are consciously aware of what you are allowing to have root access when you see that message on the display from SuperSU asking whether or not you would like to grant whatever is asking for the root access the root access.