How to root HTC One S using ClockworkMod recovery [Guide]

Getting your HTC One S rooted will help you get free and do many things such as install custom ROM’s, do many advanced tasks such as modding your device configuration in most of the possible ways to suit your needs; features which are alien to unrooted devices.

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 your HTC One S using ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery. This guide requires you to have installed ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery on your device before carrying on.

Before We Begin

To start with the process of rooting your HTC One S, make sure that you are ready with the following:

How To Root HTC One S using ClockworkMod recovery

To root your HTC One S using ClockworkMod recovery, follow the steps below:

  • Power off your device.
  • Hold down Volume down and Power buttons (Volume down + Power) until your screen responds.
  • Choose the RECOVERY option from the list to boot into CWM recovery.
  • Take a backup of your device by choosing ‘backup and restore‘, and then select ‘backup‘.
  • After the backup is complete, ‘go back‘ to the main menu of CWM recovery.
  • Select ‘install zip from sdcard’.
  • Select ‘choose zip from sdcard’.
  • Now select the file (or the latest version of SuperSU) that you had downloaded earlier.
  • Choose Yes, and CWM recovery will now start installing the file.
  • After successful installation, you can reboot your device by choosing ‘go back’ and then ‘reboot system now’.
  • Done! Your phone is now rooted (if everything went fine)!
  • Open up your Apps list and you will notice a new app ‘SuperSU’. You can access it anytime to manage root permissions for different apps.
  • Congrats! Your HTC One S is now rooted.


Enjoy the power of your rooted HTC One S. Now you can do things such as block ads or deny apps Internet access or install custom ROM’s such as Cyanogenmod.

[via XDA]

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