How to Root New HTC One 2014 (M8)

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ROOT PACKAGE INFO
Name SuperSU
Warranty Voids Warranty.
Stability Stable without any issues.
Root Manager App SuperSU. It manages root permissions for apps on the device.
Credits Chainfire

  WARNING!

Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

  GUIDE: ROOT HTC ONE M8

Before you begin with guide instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

  STEP 0: CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be M8!

Do not use the procedures discussed here on any other variant of HTC One M8 or any other device of HTC or any other company. You have been warned!

  STEP 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

 ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

  icon-cogs  STEP 2: INSTALL CUSTOM RECOVERY

You must have a custom recovery installed on your New HTC One 2014 (M8) to be able to root it. Follow the link below for a definitive guide on how to install TWRP recovery on your phone.

 NEW HTC ONE 2014 (M8) TWRP RECOVERY INSTALLATION GUIDE

  STEP 3: ROOTING INSTRUCTIONS

  DOWNLOADS

Download the SuperSU zip file given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your phone’s internal / external SD Card.

  ONE CLICK TWRP INSTALLER

DOWNLOAD LINK  | File name: UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.xx.zip (1.1 MB)

  STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Important Note: Backup important files stored on internal SD card of your device, so that in case a situation arises requiring you to do a factory reset after flashing root file, which might delete internal sd card too, your files will remain safe on PC.

 icon-list-ol GUIDE FOR CWM RECOVERY USERS

 icon-youtube-play Example video: If you haven’t used CWM recovery before to install a .zip file of a ROM or anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that to get familiar with the process. Click here to watch the video

  1. Boot into recovery mode:
    • Power off your device and wait 4-5 seconds after lights go off.
    • Press and hold Volume Down + Power key together and release the Power key once the Screen turns on, but keep holding the Volume Down key. You will be in Bootloader mode now.
    • Press Volume Down button a few times to select Recovery option, and then press Power key to reboot into recovery mode.
      └ For further help, check out our detailed guide on → How to Boot into HTC One M8 Recovery Mode.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup And Restore » Backup.
  3. Flash the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.xx.zip file:
    • Select Install zip » Choose zip from sdcard (or external sdcard, you know where your files are) » browse to the location where you saved the file and select the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.xx.zip
      How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  4. Reboot your device. For this, go back to the main menu of recovery and select reboot system now.
icon-list-ol GUIDE FOR TWRP RECOVERY USERS
  1. Boot into recovery mode:
    • Power off your device and wait 4-5 seconds after lights go off.
    • Press and hold Volume Down + Power key together and release the Power key once the Screen turns on, but keep holding the Volume Down key. You will be in Bootloader mode now.
    • Press Volume Down button a few times to select Recovery option, and then press Power key to reboot into recovery mode.
      └ For further help, check out our detailed guide on → How to Boot into HTC One M8 Recovery Mode.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup » and select all check boxes and swipe on the Swipe to confirm option at the bottom of the screen to confirm backup.
  3. Install the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.xx.zip file:
    • Tap on Install » browse to the location where you saved the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.xx.zip file and select it. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing
  4. Reboot your device. Go back to the main menu of recovery and tap on Reboot » then, tap on System to reboot your phone.

That’s all.

 icon-check-square-o VERIFY ROOT ACCESS

To verify root access on your HTC One M8, install the Root Check app (link →) on your phone.

Your suggestions and queries, if any, are most welcomed in the comments section below.

11 Comment

  1. Ethan Beck says: Reply

    thanks. important to note that you will also need to install the 32 bit Java 7 SDK kit (even if you’re using 64 windows) and the android sdk before you can do this.
    Also, gaining root access still doesn’t get your apps any write access to the external SD card and the currently available SDFIX app from NextApp does sort it either. You still won’t be able to move or even copy files from internal to external SD memory.
    Was hardly worth putting that MicroSD card slot in the beast after all! Think of it instead as a 16GB device with roughly 8GB usable app and data storage after installing a few apps.

  2. Shawna Poudrier says: Reply

    i am trying to root my m8 and i followed all the instructions from above, everything went smoothly but when i opened my superuser it said “There is no SU binary installed and SuperSU can’t install it” error in SuperSU app, so i looked up the “fix” in the link above and i dont see where to type in the “cmd” . what should i do?

    1. Shivam says: Reply

      Download this root fix I just created for you. Extract the file on your PC and run the *”theandroidsoul.com–1-click-root-fix.bat”* file. It’ll do it.
      → Download link .

      1. Shawna Poudrier says: Reply

        so i should run it in recovery right?

        1. Shivam says: Reply

          Yes. First put your phone in recovery mode >> then connect it to your PC using a USB cable and then run the script.

          1. Shawna Poudrier says:

            im trying to access the link but i cant get it to work, i tried to cut n paste but it couldnt find the site, i took out some of the characters n got to the mega site but it said the link was unavailable, thank u so much for your help

          2. Shivam says:

            Umm, yeah seems messed up. Anyway, here you go → http://bit.ly/1hgYs9J

          3. Shawna Poudrier says:

            ok so i did what u said ran the bat file on pc while phone was on recovery home page , it opened the cmd window so i preceded to type in the commands but when i was typing in mount system it kept saying the device was busy. so i rebooted the phone and checked superuser again, but this time it said that it needed to be updated and it could install binary in recovery so su booted into recovery and installed the binary, then it restarted and now it seems to be working. did i do anything wrong? i really dont want to mess up my new phone?

          4. Shivam says:

            Well, the .bat file I gave you had all the commands that needed to be run to fix the problem. And it seems like it did the job perfectly 😉

            Congratulations for your rooted phone.

  3. Shawna Poudrier says: Reply

    hello again, thank you for all your help before and for all the work u do on this site, it is very helpful. my phone has received a notification for a system update, but i know that doing an update now with it rooted might mess things up. so im wondering if i need to unroot it in order to update it? or is there another safe way to update without messing up the phone?

  4. Shawna Poudrier says: Reply

    hi i left a comment below and i didnt get an answer about doing the system update. i rooted my phone using this method and my phone has been constantly asking to apply the system update. i have been exiting out of the notification, but its been popping up constantly! well today i was typing on my phone and it must have popped up cuz the next thing i know it is restarting and applying the update. and know my phone is stuck in a boot loop! please help!

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