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Alternate Root Method for Sensation XL Helps Those Having Trouble
With phones being released the world over, the same hardware often ends up running various different firmware revisions in different regions. And if a root method wasn’t specifically tailored for your specific firmware, you may experience issues when trying to root.
For example, certain users of the HTC Sensation XL using some Asian and European firmwares cannot achieve root with the current standard rooting method. While this is definitely not the fault of the developers who initially rooted the device, it does cause some problems for our international friends looking for functional root access.
When there’s a will, there’s a way—and that’s the attitude XDA Senior Member shingers5 brings with a secondary root method that should work for Sensation XL firmwares that do not currently have the root love. The method starts out as most HTC root methods do nowadays with the unlocking of the bootloader using HTCDev and flashing a custom recovery. The difference being that instead of flashing the usual method to gain root access, users are instead to flash SuperSU, created by XDA Elite Recognized Developer and Senior Moderator Chainfire.
This alternate method is still considered experimental, but others have had luck in the thread. Anyone looking to try it out should do so with the appropriate caution that comes with using an experimental procedure, and provide feedback as well.
If the current root exploit isn’t working for you, check out the original thread for the alternative method, download links, and more.
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