If you’re planning to pick up the HTC One X but you’re worried about whether the phone can be rooted, we’ve got some good news for you. The folks over at MoDaCo claim that they have successfully come up with a way to root the phone. They’ve released the tool called “Superboot” which is said to work with any retail HTC One X device with S-OFF or a HTCdev unlocked bootloader. In case you’re wondering what all this means, rooting a phone will allow users to normally access files that they shouldn’t have access to, enabling a whole world of new tweaks and settings not possible without root access.


Here’s a description of what Superboot does to the phone:

Superboot is a boot.img that when booted, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash any partitions, no need to mess around with ADB, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just boot the boot image using the instructions below and you’re done!

No word on whether HTC will be patching the One X to prevent Superboot from working, but if you’d like to download it and want instructions on how to use it, just head over to MoDaCo. Anybody planning to buy this phone when it comes out?

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Android, HTC, HTC One X and Rooting.

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