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Post-Update Root Tutorial for the HTC Sensation
With every new Android firmware release, discussion almost immediately turns to whether or not it can be rooted. Most already rooted users will simply wait for a pre-rooted update in order to not be left without root access. However, some users accidentally update and lose root. Others yet purchase a new device preloaded with the newest firmware and need to achieve root. Sometimes, the firmware update is a whole new iteration of Android, which means it needs an entirely new root method.
This is the case on the HTC Sensation, which has recently been updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. Luckily, XDA Forum Member theSnakeX has put up the method for unrooted ICS users to root their devices should they be in the awkward predicament of losing root when updating.
The method requires users to download a few things including the Sensation All-in-One Toolkit by XDA Recognized Developer hasoon2000. The method isn’t overly difficult, and the longest part is unlocking your Sensation using HTCDev’s website. From there, it’s just running a few tools and flashing root.
What’s particularly interesting about this method is that it may also work for other HTC devices as well. There are reports of it working for the European Sensation XE , and the method does involve using the same rooting procedure as the HTC One X. So this very well may be compatible with any HTC device running ICS, assuming you already have downloaded the appropriate recovery and All-in-One Toolkit for your device. However, any user who attempts this (especially on unsupported devices) should be warned that it could in fact harm your device.
To get started with rooting your newly updated Sensation, hit up the original thread!
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