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How To Root HTC ONE Windows/Mac/Linux

Thursday, 28 November 2013
Posted by shehroz adeel
                                                                        

Before we begin, MAKE A BACKUP of EVERYTHING on your HTC One internal storage by copying the everything to your hard drive! (For Mac, please install Android File Transfer, which will allow you to connect your HTC One as a disk drive.)
Step 1. First, go to Settings->Developer options and make sure USB debugging is checked ON.
Step 2. Connect a micro-USB cable from your HTC One to your computer.
Step 3. Download HTCOneRoot.zip and unzip to HTCOneRoot directory.  This zip file contains everything you need to root your HTC One!
Download HTCOneRoot.zip (For Windows, Mac, and Linux)
If you have Mac or Linux, no driver is needed.  For Windows users, if you don’t have HTC drivers installed, run the HTCDriver_4.1.0.001.exe file to install drivers.
If drivers are installed correctly, you should see “My HTC” or something similar like “ADB Interface” in Device Manager for Windows.
Step 4. Open a command prompt/terminal on your computer and type:
For Windows:
cd Downloads
cd HTCOneRoot
adb backup -apk -all -f backup.ab
For Mac:
cd Downloads
cd HTCOneRoot
chmod 755 *
./adb-mac backup -apk -all -f backup.ab
For Linux:
cd Downloads
chmod 755 *
cd HTCOneRoot
./adb-linux backup -apk -all -f backup.ab
Step 5. Go to your phone and choose “Backup up my data”.  This will back up all of your app and app data.
Step 6. Once app backup is done, go to Settings->Power and make sure Fast boot is checked OFF.
Step 7. Turn off your HTC One.  Then hold down Volume Down and Power buttons together for about 3-5 seconds until you see bootloader menu.
Hit the Power button to enter Fastboot mode.
Connect micro-USB cable from your HTC One to your computer.
Step 8. Type the following in your command prompt/terminal:
For Windows:
fastboot oem get_identifier_token
For Mac:
./fastboot-mac oem get_identifier_token
For Linux:
sudo ./fastboot-linux oem get_identifier_token
Step 9. Copy the identifier token you get exactly as shown below (or see video tutorial).
Step 10. Go to HTCDev.com and log-in.  If you don’t have an account, register then log-in.
Click on “Unlock Bootloader” then “Get Started”.
Step 11. Choose “All Other Supported Models” then click on “Begin Unlock Bootloader”.
Step 12. Choose “Yes”.
Step 13. Make sure check boxes are checked ON and click on “Proceed to Unlock Instructions”.
Step 14. Scroll all the way to the bottom and click on “Proceed to Step 5″.
Step 15. Scroll all the way to the bottom and click on “Proceed to Step 8″.
Step 16. Scroll all the way to the bottom and paste your token you copied over earlier.  Make sure there’s no white spaces or INFO (if using MAC/Linux).
Step 17. Hit “Submit” and if you copied and pasted the token correctly, you should get a success message.
Step 18. Check your e-mail and you should have received Unlock_code.bin file from HTC.com.
Step 19. Download and copy the Unlock_code.bin file to the HTCOneRoot folder.
Step 20. Next type in command prompt/terminal:
For Windows, type:
fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
For Mac, type:
./fastboot-mac flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
For Linux, type:
sudo ./fastboot-linux flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
Step 21. Go to your phone and choose “Yes” using Volume Up button then hit the Power button.  Your HTC One will reboot in about 5 seconds.
Step 22. Once rebooted, your HTC One should be completely wiped and you should get Welcome message just like the day you got your phone.  Sign in through the setup process then copy the CWM-SuperSU-v1.30.zip file in HTCOneRoot folder to anywhere on your HTC One’s internal storage.
*Note – For Android 4.3 or 4.4, please use the file “UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.65.zip” instead of v1.30.
Step 23. Power off your phone then re-boot into bootloader menu to fastboot mode like you did in Step 7.
Step 24. Type the following to install recovery:
For HTC One M7 (AT&T/T-Mobile/International/Unlocked/Developer)
fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.0-m7.img
For HTC One M7WLS (Sprint):
fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.0-m7wls.img
Then Type:
fastboot erase cache
For Mac, replace “fastboot” with “./fastboot-mac”.
For Linux, replace “fastboot” with “sudo ./fastboot-linux”.
Step 25. Choose “Bootloader” and hit the Power button.
Step 26. Choose “Recovery” and hit the Power button.
Step 27. Once in TWRP recovery, choose “Install”.
Step 28. Choose the file CWM-SuperSU-v1.30.zip.
*Note – For Android 4.3 or 4.4, please use the file “UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.65.zip” instead.
Step 29. Swipe to flash this file.  This will root your HTC One by installing SuperSU superuser app and SU binaries.
Step 30. Choose “Reboot System” to reboot.
Step 31. Once rebooted, you will find “SuperSU” app in your app drawer.  Congratulations!  You’ve successfully rooted your HTC One!  You can verify full root by installing a rooted app like Titanium Backup app.
Step 32. Next, let’s restore your data.  Go ahead and copy all of your data (you backed up earlier) back into your HTC One’s internal storage.
Then, go to Settings->Developer options and make sure “USB debugging” is checked ON.  (You will have to do this again since your phone reseted itself when you unlocked the bootloader) Connect micro-USB cable from your phone to your computer.
Step 33. Next type the following to restore your app and app data:
For Windows:
adb restore backup.ab
For Mac:
./adb-mac restore backup.ab
For Linux:
./adb-linux restore backup.ab
Step 34. Go to your phone and hit “Restore my data”.
Step 35. Your HTC One should now be fully rooted along with your apps!
Step 36. HTC One stock firmwares are HARD TO FIND.  So, my suggestion is to make a backup ROM at this point.  That will allow you to easily unroot and restore stock firmware if something goes wrong or you want to take your phone back for warranty.
You can do this easily by re-booting into TWRP recovery and selecting “Backup”.
FAQ:
Q: Does this root method erase my data and personal files?
A: No, if you follow everything in this tutorial, you will be able to root your HTC One, keep your data and personal files.  So make sure you follow every step!
Q: I cannot flash the TWRP recovery using fastboot!
A: Please see revised Step 24 on this page, the TWRP file has been updated to the latest version!
Credits:
Thanks to ChainFire for awesome SuperSU and TWRP Team for awesome TWRP recoveries.


Multi Tasking Omni ROM Now For HTC ONE

Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Posted by shehroz adeel
                                                           
Finally, multi-window usually only available on Samsung Galaxy devices can also be done on the HTC One.
How?
By installing Omni ROM you will be able to get full multi-window working.  It’s not identical to the Samsung version but certainly it can let you do some true multi-tasking.
Omni ROM is a new custom ROM with Android 4.3.1 on the street bringing you cool features such as this. Some other notable features on this ROM include flippable quick toggles, roadrunner mode, advanced performance menus, and more being developed as we speak.
So, if you want to try out the earliest version of multi-window working on your HTC One, definitely give this ROM a try this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download:
Download Omni ROM for HTC One M7 (for international/unlocked/AT&T/T-Mobile)
Download Android 4.3 Gapps (for all, DO NOT USE Android 4.2 Gapps, they will FC!)
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps and reboot.   (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)
Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player)
DownloadAndroid 4.3 PhotoSphere (if you want photosphere, but may force close so make a backup of your Gallery app using Titanium Backup app before installing!  )
If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.
Credits – M7M7SPR <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!


Nemesis Two Best Custom Rom For Samsung Galaxy Y

Posted by shehroz adeel
Introducing : Nemesis Two.
The best ROM EVER built for Galaxy Y.

With superb themes, revamped UI, a brand new Launcher, Android 4.2 status bar and the fastest kernel out there, it’s simply what you ever wanted.

Here it is, the long awaited Nemesis ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Young which a lot of people were waiting for. You won't find this released at xda-developers this time but only in their official page and fan sites.

Now enough talk, let's take a look at what we have here.
Below are official images by devs:






AN AWSOME UI.
SIMPLE-ELEGANT-UNIQUE
NEMESIS2 HAS A UI THAT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET......SOMETHING ALL WILL LOVE!
FIRST EVER UI TO COMBINE MONOCHROME+VIBRANT COLORS IN A UNIQUE COMBO!




AN AWESOME NEW LAUNCHER WITH NEW VIBRANT ICONS!!
SMOOTH-FAST-VIBRANT!




ALL NEW NEMESIS HUB!
ALL THE NECESSARY APPS AND TWEAKS AT ONE PLACE!
PARANOID ANDROID LIKE DIFFERENT TITLE COLOUR!
EVERYTHING YOU WILL EVER NEED FROM UI TWEAKS TO SUPPORT ALL INTEGRATED IN ONE PLACE!
JUST START THE APP AND GET IT ALL!


ALL NEW SYSTEM UI!
ALL NEW LOOKS!
MONOCHROME ICONS WITH VIBRANT TOGGLES!
IT's NOTHING LIKE ANYTHING(YEP,its TITANIUM )

NEMESIS TWO HIGHLIGHTS :

THE ANDROID 4.2: With Nemesis One, get the originality of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on your phone. See your Little Young transform into Google Nexus. It has-the unique Nemesis Launcher-a complete replica of the Jelly Bean Launcher, the JB Framework, the JB Settings, Task Manager, File Explorer and the Android 4.2 Status Bar, JB Apollo Music and lots more-get the taste of Jelly Bean in everything with Nemesis. So, Samsung, you won’t give us an update? Looks like we don’t even need it now!

THE BUTTERY-SMOOTH, ROCK-SOLID AND ION-STABLE UI: With Nemesis, get your phone work on the smoothest framework ever. You get no lag, no FC, no Error. Young will really be young and run flawlessly. The silky smooth transitions and animation of apps-This indeed is something which will charm you!

THE NEMESIS FUSION KERNEL: With Nemesis One, get the fastest and the most stable kernel ever made. The one and only Nemesis Fusion-enriched with features like Swap, BusyBox, EXT2/3/4 and other super kernel scripts. One thing everybody would long for is good Battery Saving-you’ll be glad to know that the Nemesis Fusion can be considered one of the best battery saving kernels for our device and can maintain battery well for 24 HRS even if you play with it ALL THE TIME!

MUSIC-A FOOD OF LIFE: Nemesis features an unique all-in-one Audio Booster-Get the ALSA, BEATS EQUALIZER, DOLBY DIGITAL 3D SURROUND SOUND, DSP MANAGER, SONY xLOUND Audio Enhancement and lots other sound boost tweaks. Apollo Music Player-the best music player as of now is included. So turn your little young into an iPod. Play your music like never before. Enjoy the greatest music with your family and friends, with Nemesis One.

TWEAKIES AND TWEAKIES! EVERYWHERE: Nemesis One features loads of tweaks to get the best out of your phone. There are as many as 50 build.prop and 15 init.d tweaks. Get the most renowned built-in Kernel tweaks with Nemesis Fusion. You get the greatest tweaks like Adrenaline-Engine, Sony Cybershot Mod, complete Kuro Tweaks, Built-in Adblockers etc. etc.

So, get ready, to, gear up, pace up, enjoy- the best ROM ever made, on your Galaxy Y!!!!



DISCLAIMER:First of all, you agree that you are doing this in your responsibility, be careful how you use this ROM. If anything goes wrong it's your own fault.So all users are advised to read instructions carefully before proceeding to ROM installation

INSTALLATION GUIDE:

1. Flash stock rom via Odin (Recommended)
2. Root the Device
3. Copy Nemesis zip package & CWM (Both included in download section) to SD card
4. Use CWM by MadTeam to flash the ROM and Kernel for Minimum errors
5. Shut down phone completely
6. Press vol. up+home+lock button and wait for stock recovery to appear.
7. In recovery mode touch screen is disabled so you must navigate with vol up and down
8. In stock recovery select apply update from sd card and select cwm.
9. Wipe Data,Wipe Cache,Wipe Dalvik Cache(Under Advanced)
10. Go to mounts and storage and mount everything[IT SHOULD SHOW "UNMOUNT"]
11. Then go to install zip from sd card>>> chose zip from sd card>>> select nemesis zip package that downloaded
12. Now you are in aroma installer where touch is enabled.just install the rom
13. Reboot
14. Wait as it is bound to take time!!!!!!

If Boots  you are Sucessfull. 


DOWNLOADS:

ROM LATEST: Dev-Host - NEMESIS_TWO_TITANIUM_SIGNED.zip - The Ultimate Free File Hosting / File Sharing Service

Video Tutorial: Installing Nemesis One on Samsung Galaxy Y + Quick Review - YouTube
 CWM: dl.dropbox.com/u/58284539/CWM_bla_bla.zip

How to Root HTC ChaCha

Monday, 25 November 2013
Posted by shehroz adeel

               Root HTC ChaCha

Disclaimer: Rooting will void warranty of your device, rooting is a process which also has risk of bricking your device. We are not repsonsible for any damage occurs to your device by following this tutorial. Carry on at your own risk!

Prerequisit

  1. Charge your phone’s battery at least 60%.
  2. You must unlock bootloader of your phone, do it by going here.
  3. Enable USB Debugging on your phone by going to Menu >Settings > Applications > Development > Check USB debugging box
  4. Do backup everything important like contacts, logs, messages with Super Backup.

Required Downloads to Root HTC ChaCha

  1. zergRush-busybox-su.zip [Download Link]

How to Root HTC ChaCha

  1. Extract the zergRush-busybox-su.zip file on you desktop.
  2. Connect you HTC ChaCha with USB connector to your PC.
  3. From the Extracted folder, open RunMe.bat file.
  4. Follow the instructions and root your device, once its done, it will be rebooted.
  5. You have successfully rooted your HTC ChaCha now.

How to Root & Unroot Samsung Galaxy Ace on 2 . 3 GB

Saturday, 23 November 2013
Posted by shehroz adeel

Caution: In my experience nothing has ever gone wrong with rooting. There is always that slight chance something can mess up. Use caution and only do this if you want to. I am not responsible if anything happens (but I really don’t think anything will happen if you do everything right)  Also rooting voids your warranty but don’t worry, unrooting should give it back like nothing ever happened.!!
Download the two zip files I’ve attached below

How to Root the Galaxy Ace on 2.3 GB

1. Copy the Root.zip file (download below) into your sd card. You can even put it in a folder if you want.

2. Turn your phone off

3. Boot your phone into recovery mode. To do that, hold HOME+POWER buttons. When the screen turns on and you see the Samsung logo, let go of POWER but keep holding HOME. After the Galaxy Ace logo shows up and disappears, you should enter recovery mode. You can let go of HOME now.

4. Now in recovery mode, you can scroll up and down using the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN buttons and select using the HOME button.

5. Scroll to the second option “apply update from sdcard” and press HOME to select.

6. Scroll to the Root.zip file and select it (if you put it in a folder, find and open that folder and then select Root.zip

7. After it’s done installing, select “reboot system now” and wait for the phone to reboot

8. To check if your phone is rooted, go to you app drawer and look for an app called superuser with an icon of a pirate android with cross bones. If you see it, your phone is rooted.



Congrats! You’ve officially rooted you galaxy ace!!
Now what if you want to go back to unrooted for some reason , or just for the heck of it?? It’s easy. Very similar to rooting

Download:


How to Un-root the Ace on 2.3 GB:

1. Download unroot.zip (below) and put in sd card

2. Turn off the phone and boot into recovery (refer to step 3 above)

3. Install the unroot.zip (similar to step 5 and 6 above)

4. Restart phone (incase you’re THAT stupid, refer to step 7 above)

5. Look in the app drawer and if all went well, the superuser icon should no longer be there.

Downlaod:

Note: I've tested the unroot.z. But just incase it still doesn't work you can use a root explorer and delete some files to unroot:-

-Open up market and download "ES File Explorer" (or if you have any other root explorer you can use that).
-Open ES files explorer, tap menu, go to settings, go to the "Root settings" section and enable "Root Explorer" and "Mount file system" (you have to be rooted to do this)
-go back and tap Favorites in the top left corner and select "/". Now go to system/app/ and find and delete "Superuser.apk". PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!! dont delete anything other than the files I mention.
-go back to system/ and open the "xbin" folder and delete the following files and ONLY THESE FILES!!!:
1. busybox
2. sh
3. sqlite3
4. su
5. su-v1
6. su-v2
7. su-v3
-restart phoneip and it works for me


How To Root Nexus 4 On Windows

Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Posted by shehroz adeel

                                                  

This guide will show you how to root your Nexus 4 on Windows.

Root will allow you to get full "admin" access to your phone. Get full control to access files that you wouldn't have been able when you were "unrooted". Also you will be able to use great apps like Titanium Backup and SetCPU. 

BACKUP your phone! This will do a factory reset on your phone! 

1. Power off your phone. 



2. Enter your phone into Bootloader Mode. Press the volume up, volume down, and power button all at the same time. When your phone vibrates let go of the power button, but keep holding onto the volume up and down button. 


3. Plug in your phone via microUSB.


4. Download and extract RootNexus4.zip using the link below.

Download RootNexus4.zip

5. Move the folder to your desktop.  

6. Download and install Samsung USB Drivers
Go to "Device Manager" on your Windows computer and find "Android Bootloader Interface" if you don't see that please watch the video tutorial located at the top of the article to find out how!

7. Open Command Prompt and type: 
cd Desktop
cd RootNexus4
fastboot oem unlock

8. Go to your phone and press the volume up and power button to unlock your bootloader. 

9. Go back to Command Prompt and type: 
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-6.0.1.9-mako.img

10. Select the power button on your phone.

11. Since we just flashed ClockworkMod Recovery we automatically entered into ClockworkMod Recovery for the first time. 

12. Choose "wipe data/factory reset", then select "yes".

13. Next, select "+++++Go Back+++++" and choose "reboot system now".

14. Once your phone finishes booting up transfer "UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.45.zip" which in located in RootNexus4 folder, to your phone. 


15. Next, we will enter back into ClockworkMod Recovery Mode. Unplug your phone then, press the volume up, volume down, and power button all at the same time. When your phone vibrates let go of the power button, but keep holding onto the volume up and down button. 


16. Press the volume up 2x and power button to enter into "Recovery" mode. 


17. Select "install zip from sdcard" then, "choose zip from sdcard".


18, Go into "0/" folder and select "yes" after tapping on "UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.45.zip". 


19. Choose "+++++Go Back+++++" and tap on "reboot system now".


20. You are now rooted! To check if this root process succeed download Titanium Backup app and see if you get SU permission. If you do then your rooted! 


Credits -   SuperSU & ClockworkMod.

Any Problems Rooting?:
Q: I can’t get into recovery, it just shows an Android robot with its chest open.
A: If you can’t get into recovery, try re-flashing recovery. Do step 9 again and then go straight into recovery without rebooting your phone. 

Q: My phone is stuck on the "X" logo for more than 10 minutes! 
A: Enter into recovery mode and then do a factory reset, clear partition cache, and if you have ClockworkMod Recovery installed go into advanced and clear dalvik cache. Reboot and enjoy!
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