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HTC One X already rooted

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 May 2012 22:52 User comments (6)

HTC One X already rooted Although HTC claims that AT&T has not allowed them to unlock their own bootloader for the One X, the development community has gone ahead and taken care of the issue.
Thanks to a poster on XDA Developers, there is now a one-click rooting solution for the new flagship Android device.

By having root access, owner's can backup their apps and data easier, remove bloatware, overclock the processor and have additional access to their phone's system.

HTC's One X device is the high-end model among three new phone "HTC One" branded phones.

The device has a large 4.7-inch display with 1,280x720-pixel HD resolution and Gorilla Glass. The phone runs on Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0, and the phone maker has decided to keep three buttons, one for back, home and running/recent apps.

Along with LTE, the phone will also have a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The device sells for $199 with contract via AT&T.

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6 user comments

110.5.2012 23:44

Go international on this bitch or no deal.....quad core is what makes this tight.......the US version sucks with a simple dual core.

Regardless....why ANYONE would EVER buy a phone with an unchangeable battery is just beyond me. Battery will die out within 2 years and even carriers say we're lucky to get a solid year of original performance on batteries.

211.5.2012 0:32

It is meant to compete with the iPhone. That's why it looks like an old iPhone, has low specs, and the battery can't be changed. They just need to increase the price.



311.5.2012 1:58

I'm shocked that people on a tech site prefer the archaic power-hungry 40nm technology that is Tegra 3 over 28nm Krait that is comparable to ARM cortex A15 when there have been numerous tests where the S4 craps on the T3 and is included with LTE.


"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

411.5.2012 9:22

Um. Am I crazy? What does a locked/unlocked bootloader have to do with a root exploit?

Anyway lol I have a Transformer Prime, so I'm already making use of that archaic "power-hungry" 40nm tech that is Teg3 (my tablet lasts about 6 days with moderate use). Now, I do still understand lol and Krait is amazingly awesome, and I know that the battery in my tablet is well and far beyond that of these phones. I don't really know why they even tried phones with this SoC, should have been tablet exclusive until Teg3+ arrived. But Teg3+ will be out soon, and I think they're decreasing the die down to 32nm. Then Teg4 will be out, and aren't they planning to go 28nm with it?

I guess I'm just a gamer lol I bought into Teg technology because of NVidia's close relationship with developers and their patented visual effects and everything really do make these THD games look fantastic.

511.5.2012 12:08

Originally posted by plutonash:
I'm shocked that people on a tech site prefer the archaic power-hungry 40nm technology that is Tegra 3 over 28nm Krait that is comparable to ARM cortex A15 when there have been numerous tests where the S4 craps on the T3 and is included with LTE.
Thank you. I have been trying to explain this to people in each article where we get the same response. Just because something has "more cores" does not make it a better performing chip. These are the same people that need 40MP digital cameras even though a 12MP one with a better sensor while blow it out of the water.

611.5.2012 17:02

Hopefully, all the neg comments about the battery not being removable will wake these companies up.
This phone could have been awesome... except that the battery is not replaceable.

I think they should also be touting the USB OTG functionality. Maybe it's just me but I just found out about this tech and find it to be amazing. A door opener.

I plugged a USB keyboard/mouse (wireless) into a Galaxy Note. It rocked!


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

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