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In light of kennethpenn's little exploit for the AT&T One X, I figured it was probably about time I looked for the same sort of solution for the Tegra 3 One X.

This is a good root technique that a lot of vendors seem to miss, i've rooted a bunch of devices this way (including the Huawei G300, various Archos devices of old etc. etc.) but in the past it's been only of limited use on HTC devices due to their S-ON partition locking.

Sooooo... I found an exploit and i've packaged it up. It works on my bootloader LOCKED device, but I do have S-OFF, so it's hard for me to test properly. I've also only tested the script on Mac at this time.

To use, download the zip file below, extract and run the appropriate script for your platform. You use this at your own risk! Worst case scenario, you'll have to reflash with a RUU (make sure you have one handy!)Let me know how you get on so I can update this post! :)

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Didn't work for me :(

Phone rebooted a few times. I installed SU from Market but still no go :(

R3 Version.

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Didn't work for me :(

Phone rebooted a few times. I installed SU from Market but still no go :(

R3 Version.

Windows, Mac or Linux?

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Ahh sorry Paul, Windows.

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HTC One X tegra 3, tried R3 version on a windows pc. Just like sozza, rebooted a few times but then nothing. Installed SU & Busy Box from market, but SU cannot update binaries & Busy Box is not allowed root access.

Edit: S-On HOX never been HTCDev unlocked.

Edited by omar302, 09 May 2012 - 04:36 PM.

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Hi paul, I'm on windows / HTC One X Tegra locked and stock, script runs and phone reboots, but i got no superuser app

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Paul, do you need a tester specifically for a mac?

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HOX never unlocked on Windows - did not work :-/

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HOX never unlocked on Windows - did not work :-/


It won't unlock, this is for root ;)

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Anyone tried this with MAC or Linux

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Not working on Windows. The command prompt closes at the third restart right before it can do all the chmods.

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Let me try, one moment. First a Nandroid :)

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If someone can test on Mac and Linux that will tell us if it's the script or the S-ON causing an issue. :)

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but the script goes through, i put a blabla at the end of the script and it tells me after the third reboot command blabla not found

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Mac:

Push files
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
1219 KB/s (837916 bytes in 0.670s)
1106 KB/s (91980 bytes in 0.081s)
1235 KB/s (570342 bytes in 0.450s)
rm: can't remove '/data/local.prop': No such file or directory
Reboot


Phone reboots a couple of times....
I shut down the phone, enter HBOOT but phone is still S-ON.

(Already rooted HOX with Leedroid ROM)

Edited by duderuud, 09 May 2012 - 05:02 PM.

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Ubuntu 12.04

ubuntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop/root-one-x-tegra$ sh root-linux.sh
HTC One X Tegra 3 Root Script by Paul O'Brien- includes script from kennethpenn
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Don't touch the device or unplug while rooting!
Push files
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *

Been waiting about 10mins, still nothing, just hanging there :(

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Phone reboots a couple of times....

(Already rooted HOX with Leedroid ROM)

Yeah, that is expected.

Ubuntu 12.04

ubuntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop/root-one-x-tegra$ sh root-linux.sh
HTC One X Tegra 3 Root Script by Paul O'Brien- includes script from kennethpenn
Follow @paulobrien and @modaco on Twitter for more Android fun!
Don't touch the device or unplug while rooting!
Push files
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *

Been waiting about 10mins, still nothing, just hanging there :(

Driver issue? USB debugging enabled?

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Yeah, that is expected.


Driver issue? USB debugging enabled?

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SozzaSinian, is there another adb app that prevents the daemon from starting, got something like that in the past du to the HTC sync app

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Paul, see my edit...still S-ON.

Should the phone be S-OFF now or just rooted? Last one is difficult to test because phone is already rooted...

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Not sure about driver issue as never installed HTC Sync for linux so may be. USB Debugging is definately enabled though. Will look for HTC Sync for Linux and report back ;)

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