How to Root and Unlock Bootloader of HTC One X PLUS – Tutorial

htc one x plus logoHTC’s latest flagship smartphone which is dubbed as HTC One X PLUS can be now rooted and also the boot loader can be unlocked with the help of a simple tutorial which we will be checking out over a period of this article. Once you have rooted your HTC One X plus, you can then install many custom ROM firmwares which we will be coming up in the next few days. Also, you will be able to install the apps which require the root access. Full credits to XDA Recognized Contributor shubhamchamaria for coming up with this work around.

With the help of below mentioned steps you will have to create a backup of all the data manually so that just in case if the data gets wiped or lost, the same can be restore with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t back up the data with the help of HTC Sync tool.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log –Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Minimum battery charge should be 50% plus so as to make sure that the One X Plus doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Also, enable the USB debugging from the Settings.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It is very unlikely that there will be any issues to the device as we are committed to help you out with the same.

So let’s get started with the detailed guide on how to unlock the boot loader and also on how to root with a detailed tutorial in the next page.


Procedure to Unlock Boot loader of HTC One X Plus:

  • Head over to the “” and create yourself an account on HTCDEV to download the fastboot files in your computer. Once downloaded, make a new folder in your device named as fastboot.
  • Up next you will have to head over to and select “All Other Supported Models” and “then begin unlock boot loader” and then tick both the options to proceed. Now, you will have to power off your phone by holding the power button down for 5-7 seconds (the three keys will flash a few times then it will power off. After this, you will have to press and hold the Volume down button after which the device will boot into the HBOOT.
  • Select Fast boot With Volume + or- then press Power once after which the device will land in the fast boot mode and then plug your phone into your PC and open a Command Prompt to enter the below mentioned commands,

cd c:\fastboot

fastboot oem get_identifier_token

Now from the HTC Dev Website, you will have to copy the code paste the same at the bottom of the HTC page and submit the same.

Once the same is submitted, within few minutes you will receive an email with a link to download the “Unlock_code.bin”. Now, in the command prompt, enter the below mentioned command,

fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin

Now, the screen will change and then press Vol + to accept and power to confirm the same and there you go, you have now successfully unlocked the bootloader of your HTC One X smartphone. Now, let’s head over to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to root your HTC One X PLUS Smartphone.

Procedure to Root HTC One X +:

  • Enable the USB Debugging Option from the path “Settings > Development Options”. After this, connect your phone to the computer with the help of original USB cable and download the package to extract and open “Rootboot.bat” file in your computer.
  • Once the RootBoot app is opened, press Enter and then the process of rooting will commence. Once the rooting is done, the same will be mentioned on screen. Disconnect the device and download the Superuser app from the Google PLAY Store and update the binaries. Also, you need to download the “ROM Manager” app from the Google PLAY Store as this will be required in the coming days to come.
  • To check on whether your HTC One X PLUS is rooted or not, download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store and check the same. Just in case if the device is not rooted, you will have to re follow the above mentioned procedure.

Tip: If your HTC One X PLUS refuses to boot up or say gets into the boot loop mode, then you need to re apply the whole process from the start so as to make sure that the device is updated with this firmware.

Congratulations, you have now successfully learnt on how to unlock the boot loader and root your HTC One X +. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same.




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