The AT&T version of HTC’s popular One X device was rooted just two days after its initial release. But, HTC and AT&T over-the-air updated the One X to a build 2.20 which brought Android 4.0.4 and a patch for the root exploit. Users with 2.20 have been unable to root and unlock their bootloaders as a result of this patch.
Now, that’s all changed. Thanks to djrbliss from XDA-Developers, AT&T One X users on build 2.20 have a way to achieve root access. Using his X Factor exploit, users are able to gain temporary root access which will allow them to unlock the bootloader of their devices. After unlocking the bootloader, users are free to flash a custom recovery (we suggest TWRP).
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Download the root exploit here, extract the zip file, and connect your device to your computer. Ensure that you have the latest HTC USB drivers installed and USB Debugging enabled. Install the exploit by running “run.bat” and your phone will be rooted and unlocked.
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- Download and install the HTC mobile phone drivers.
- Download the X_Factor_Windows.zip file.
- Extract onxr.zip into a directory on your computer.
- Plug your HTC One X into your computer via USB.
- Recommended: Plug your device’s USB cable into the back of your computer if you’re using a desktop PC.
- Enable USB Debugging on your HTC One X.
- Settings >> Developer Options >>USB debugging (checked)
- Place the phone in Charge Only mode.
- Pull down notifications bar, click on USB connection type, and switch to “Charge only.”
- Double click run.bat to run the script. (Windows)
- Follow the instructions here.