Hands up if your a fan of Star Trek…
Count me in on that one and now hands up if you starred in Star Trek, own an HTC One, and have failed at rooting it…
OK so the only hand up here is Wil Wheaton aka Wesley Crusher from Star Trek.
06:01 (edited) - Public
Has anyone successfully rooted the new HTC One? I have unlocked its bootloader, but I can’t get it to mount any partitions when I boot into recovery and I’m about to scream.
It works fine when I boot it normally, but I can’t write to /sdcard with any file managers (though, for some reason /sdcard/sdcard seems to work just fine … until I’m in recovery and trying to load the zip.)
This experience is really making me appreciate my GNEX. I love the hardware on the HTC One, but my god is this frustrating (and the stock UI is just gross and annoying).
UPDATE Okay, I’m giving up for the night. I’ve been at this for close to five hours, and I’m getting nowhere. Thanks for the suggestions and offers to help, everyone.
The above is what the star placed on his Google+ page and who came to the rescue?
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+Wil Wheaton Recovery
Tonight, +Wil Wheaton was trying to root his HTC One and failing miserably. He was able to get recovery installed, but couldn’t figure out how to get Superuser installed through recovery (some issue with mounting, blah blah).
Tough bootloaders call for an even tougher recovery. I’m proud to announce the new Wil Wheaton Recovery. Wil Wheaton will offer to root your device if root access is missing.
Will Wheaton Recovery is a limited edition recovery, exclusive to the HTC Ones (AT&T + Tmobile) and Wil Wheatons. Enjoy!
Download Wil Wheaton Recovery and flash it with fastboot:
Boot recovery, then just reboot back to Android once in the recovery menu. Before recovery exits, it will automatically prompt you to install root if it is missing.
Once rooted, just install Superuser off Google Play. It will finish off the rooting process:
That’s right folks, there is now a Wil Wheaton recovery for the HTC One and even though I don’t have my One yet, you better believe that when I get it this will be my recovery tool.
It seems that Wil has not yet seen this so lets stay tuned to this story, It has Epic written all over it.
Via: Droid Life