Three short days ago, AT&T's phone selection got a little bit better. Of course, I'm talking about the arrival of the HTC One X. If you already have this flagship in hand, then you'll be happy to know that a one-click root method is already available.

Disclaimer: Android Police isn't responsible for any harm to your device - proceed at your own risk.

This will automatically root, install Busybox, and SuperSU onto your One X, all while you sit back and sip some coffee. Here's how to make it happen:

This will not unlock the bootloader!
  • Download the HTC drivers for Windows
  • Download root.zip and extract it
  • Plug your phone into the computer (make sure USB debugging is enabled in Settings  > Developer options > USB debugging)
  • Double click the appropriate root file (root.bat for Windows, root-linux.sh for Linux, or root-mac.sh for Mac)
  • ???
  • Profit

Your device will reboot several times during the process, but once it's finished, you should have full root access. If you hit any snags along the way, head over to the source thread for support.

[XDA via BriefMobile]

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  • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

    Will this affect Ota updates from HTC/att?

    • KLy

      i am pretty sure it wont affect OTAs. If you are stock everything + rooted

  • Jammer

    Then you should install Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper to stop those pesky attempts of Ma Bell from taking away your root privileges. Although im not sure it works with the One X yet.

  • aaron Parish

    Can we expect to see similar ability for the HTC EVO 4G LTE?

  • Cligon

    Can someone please help me and explain what I need to do in simple terms, as I am new to this.  I have tried to root mt AT&T One X on a Mac to no avail. After uziping the root.zip file and then clicking on root.bat/root-linux.sh/root-mac.sh, code starts to run on my computer screen but nothing happens to my phone.  Yes, I have usb debugging turned on and my phone plugged in with the charge only option selected. Thank you in advance to anyone that can help me!!!

  • http://www.d4mo.com/ Darthblingbling

    Will this work on HTC One XL?

  • http://www.d4mo.com/ Darthblingbling

    Will this work on HTC One XL?