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Root any HTC Device with HTC Quick Root
A little while back, we brought you news of a universal method that could root almost any ICS device. It was a great guide, and many users still use it, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only universal root method out there right now. Very recently another multi-device root method was released, but this time for any HTC device.
The tool was created by XDA Recognized Developer lyriquidperfection, and does more than just rooting. It gives options based on whether your phone is S-On or S-Off. For S-On devices, it provides a known universal exploit to get the phone rooted with Busybox and SuperSU. For S-Off devices, it provides the option to root using an insecure boot.img. The full list of features include:
Root Using Insecure ‘Boot.img’ (S-OFF Only) or Universal Exploit. (S-ON / S-OFF)
Option to Flash ‘HBOOT’ Image after Rooting, even if your device is ‘S-ON’!
Verify MD5 Checksum of ‘HBOOT’ Image after backing up and after flashing.
Unroot Device by Patching ‘adbd’ binary as Insecure.
Root Tools to Clear Battery Stats and Dalvik Cache.
Reboot device to any mode after Rooting.
Execute Reboot commands independantly.
Thorough Error Checking and Stable ADB Framework implementation.
Includes BusyBox v1.20.2 and SuperSU v0.96
There are some things to take note of. The boot.img and HBoot image flashing requires users to get their own files as those are device specific and aren’t included. Users are also requesting features, so this tool may get bigger as time passes. To learn more, check out the original thread.
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