If you’re in ownership of an HTC One S, you’ll probably be pleased to learn that it’s been rooted courtesy of – as usual – XDA developers, or, more specifically, forum member paulobrien.
We’ve got all the details in a step by step below. Please make sure you read every step carefully in order to prevent any mishaps.
DISCLAIMER: Proceed with caution and at your own risk. Redmond Pie is not to be held responsible for any loss of data as a result of you following this tutorial.
Step 1: Download the Superboot .zip file and extract the files therein [Download link over at XDA, with link at the end of the post].
Step 2: Next, you’ll need to ensure your device is in bootloader mode by turning off the phone first, and then powering with the ‘volume down‘ button pressed.
Step 3: Extract the contents of the ‘r3-ville-superboot.zip‘ downloaded in Step 1, and save the folder in a recognized location.
Step 4: Connect your device to your computer via USB cable.
(Mac users, skip to Step 6, Linux users, jump ahead to Step 7).
Step 5: Locate the folder containing the extracted files. Double click on the ‘install-superboot-windows.bat‘ file [WINDOWS ONLY].
Step 6: Run the Terminal app on your Mac, making sure that it points to the directory that containing the extracted files. Then, type in the following command:
chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh ./install-superboot-mac.sh
Step 7: Run the Terminal application on your Linux-powered computer, and again, ensure it is it pointing to the directory containing the extracted files. Type in the following command:
chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh ./install-superboot-linux.sh
And that – as they say – is that. If you followed the steps religiously, you should now have root access to your HTC One S, with all the freedom and possibilities having a rooted device brings with it!
If you’re unsure of the benefits of rooting your device, or are looking for more information on the subject, I highly recommend you check out this post, which covers many of the pros and limitations of owning a rooted device.
If you get stuck at any point before, during, or after the rooting process, you’re strongly advised to check out the original thread on XDA. They’re a helpful bunch of guys, and very informative, meaning you won’t be stuck for too long.