Wil Wheaton, the geek we all know and love, gave up on “rooting” his new HTC ONE after 5 hours of trial and error. He did however manage to unlock the bootloader succesfully, more than likely using HTC Dev.
After unlocking the bootloader, he had trouble with the recovery install and root method. He gave up after 5 hours of work stating how much he loves his “GNEX” and does not favor the user interface of the new HTC ONE.
Yet, a member of the rooting and ROM community came to the rescue! Koush created a new rooting and recovery process that is as simple as fastbooting a file and tapping yes when prompted to root the phone. The best part of all is that it was named after Wil Wheaton. The Wil Wheaton recovery can root the AT&T or T-Mobile versions of the new HTC ONE smartphone. The only thing you need to do to get the process started is to flash this new recovery.img fastboot file (in fastboot mode of course xD), and then boot into the new recovery. One in the new recovery reboot to Android from the recovery and when prompted to root the device, simply tap “YES” and you will be rooted.
At last check, Wil was not awake to see this awesome news, but we will let you all know what he has to say when he does comment!
Nikolas built his first Desktop PC when he was just 9 years old. Ever since his obsession with technology has done nothing but grow. His first experience with mobile development was with the initial release of the Palm Pre in 2009. He experimented with rooting and mobile development. When Verizon released the Droid Eris in 2010, Nik bought it and his love for Android exploded. Since then he has been rooting, sideloading apps, and flashing custom ROMs on all his devices. Nik develops Android applications for a living. He currently has 4 applications on Google Play. In his spare time he can be found tinkering with his HTC Incredible 2, developing Android apps, and scouring the web for everything and anything Android.
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