How to Root AT&T HTC One X Smartphone on 2.20 firmware with X-factor exploit

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The HTC One X of AT&T android smartphone can now be rooted successfully by the latest 2.20 firmware. This firmware breaks the older methods and make use of two different exploits to change your CID and lets you to unlock the bootloader and root your AT&T HTC One X.

Full credits will goes to the XDA member djrbliss who has come up with this rooting procedure. Please make a note that the rooting process may void the warranty of your device.

DISCLAIMER: We and even the developer should not be held responsible for damages takes place to your device while following these steps.

Pre requisites to root AT&T HTC One X Smartphone:

  • Once you have root your device there is a chance of your data getting wiped off, so it is better to take backup of all your precious datas which was present in your smartphone. Just in case, if you want to return to Samsung Official stock ROM or in case something goes wrong the backup will be useful for you.
  • So, once you have created backup you need to enable the USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Ensure that the USB Debugging option is ticked.
  • Make sure that your computer has the HTC USB drivers installed on it (only on windows).
  • You should left the battery level of atleast 60% or else there is a risk of your device getting turned off in the middle of rooting process.
  • Disable all the antivirus tools in your device to avoid its interruption.

So, once you have finished over all the above mentioned instructions head over to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to root your AT&T HTC One X.

Procedure to Root AT&T HTC One X Smartphone:

  • First download the X-factor exploit for Windows zip from here to your computer.
  • Once you have downloaded, extract the entire zip file. After that connect your device to the computer via USB cable.
  • Open the zip file and double click on the ‘run.bat’ icon or if running Linux or OSX, open a terminal, change directories to the extracted exploit, and run “./run.sh”.
  • Now you have to follow the on-screen Xfactor exploit instructions. Make sure that you allow two backup restorations to be created when running this exploit.
  • If the exploit is successful, it will print “[+] Set CID!”. If it does not print this, the exploit has failed, so please do not continue.
  • The exploit will automatically reboot into boot loader mode. Press enter after bootloader mode is finished booting, and the exploit will print your CID. If the exploit was successful, it should return “11111111″ as your CID.
  • If your CID was successfully set, press ENTER to generate an unlock token.
  • Go to htcdev.com, navigate to the “Bootloader unlock” section, choose “All other supported models” from the drop-down menu, and provide the unlock token when asked.
  • After unlocking the bootloader, you can flash a custom recovery partition via fastboot, boot into recovery mode, and use a recovery ADB shell or install from an update.zip to install Superuser.

Congrats! You’ve successfully rooted your AT&T HTC One X 2.20 firmware with X-factor exploit.

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