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HTC One V is HTC’s middle budget phone which was announced in the  Mobile World Congress earlier this year. HTC One V runs on Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich and has got a 1 GHz CPU that makes it faster. Rooting as you know allows you to personalize your smart phone and here are the steps to root your HTC One V.

HTC One V

Unlocking Bootloader

Bootloader is actually a piece of code that runs before any OS is running. Usually each OS has a set of bootloaders. It is highly processor and board specific as it is the first software to run after power up. Unlocking the bootloader is the first thing which should be done before rooting HTC One V. To unlock the bootloader, use htcdev.com. If you have any doubt in using it, see the instructions given here.

Rooting HTC One V using Superboot

  • The first step involves downloading ‘r1-primo-superboot.zip’ to the computer and extracting it. The downloading shall be done from here.
  • Then download the ‘boot.superboot.image’ from here.
  • In the third step replace the boot.superboot.img in the folder  just extracted that is r1-primo-superboot.
  • Then power off your HTC One V by holding the power button for 10 seconds.
  • Boot up your phone in bootloader mode by pressing and holding Volume DOWN key and then pressing the power key.
  • Then connect your phone to your PC using the USB cable.
  • If you are a windows user, double click ‘install-superboot-windows.bat’. Mac users should open a terminal window to the directory containing the files and type “chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh” followed by “./install-superboot-mac-h“. Linux users have to type “chmod +x install-superboot-linux-sh” followed by “./install-superboot-linux.sh” in the terminal window.
  • When completed the phone will reboot itself. In app drawer you will see a SuperSU icon, click on it and update SU binary then you are done with rooting HTC One V.

Now you can use any kind of custom ROM or any other advantage of rooting, so that you can personalize the settings and make your phone much more productive.

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