How To Unlock Bootloader of HTC One – Guide
The HTC One is one of great smartphone ever by the Taiwanese Android manufacture because of impressive specs and features such as the UltraPixel camera and this why the Android development community has started paying attention on the phone quickly. But before you modify the HTC One with any hack, you need to unlock the bootloader first.
Unlocking the bootloader will give you full control over the phone by voiding limitations of HTC, you’ll be able to install custom kernels, custom ROMs, tweaks, MODs and more including pre-released latest firmware updates. However keep in mind that unlocking the bootloader voids the warranty of device, so think twice about this losss.
This guide shows you to unlock HTC One bootloader, backup everything because unlocking the bootloader of HTC One will wipe everything. you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use the carbon Android app to backup apps and data. Use a Windows PC with USB drivers installed, you may use the HTC Sync to install drivers.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the fastboot package to your PC.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded fastboot.zip file into C drive.
Step #3: Head over to official HTC Unlock Bootloader page.
Step #4: Log in if you already have an account or create a new account by clicking on “register” button.
Step #5: Once you’re logged in with HTC, open unlock bootloader page here.
Step #6: There you may see a drop down menu “all other supported models”, select it and then click on “begin unlock bootloader” page. It will show up a warning, read it carefully and then click on “yes” button.
Step #7: Accept legal terms when it ask and click on “proceed to unlock instructions” button.
Step #8: There are four steps to follow that we’re explaining in simple words:
Make sure phone is not connected with PC and turn it off. Then reboot phone by holding down volume down and power button until you enter in bootloader mode, then use volume keys to highlight and select fastboot menu using power button. Once you’re in fastboot mode, plug phone to PC using USB cable.
Step #9: Head over to second page on unlock bootloader site by clicking on “proceed to step 5” button.
Step #10: There, don’t follow anything. Instead of following anything on second page, open up the fastboot folder you have unzipped at C drive in “Step #2”.
Step #11: Open up command prompt, you can find it under start menu>programs>accessories.
Step #12: Enter following command on command prompt to enter in fastboot folder:
Step #13: Now issue another command, it will generate the serial number of phone, if it doesn’t generate the serial number your phone is not connected with PC properly, make sure phone drivers are installed:
Step #14: On the HTC developer site, click on “proceed to step 8” to open next page.
Step #15: There following everything the page ask and at the end click on “submit” button.
Step #16: They’ll show you “token submitted successfully” message on next page and send you unlock key through email.
Step #17: Log in to your mail account, check HTC mail and download “Unlock_code.bin” file that is attached with the mail.
Step #18: Place the “Unlock_code.bin” to the Fastboot folder in C drive.
Step #19: Issue following command on command prompt to unlock the bootloader:
fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
The above command will send a unlock bootloader request on phone, use volume keys to navigate and power key to confirm the request,
Step #20: Your phone will reboot and perform factory reset automatically.
Step #21: Unplug phone from PC.
Great job! You’re done, the bootloader of your HTC One is now unlocked, to make sure turn off phone, then reboot phone into bootloader by holding down volume down and power button, there you’ll see unlocked written at the top of screen. That’s it, if you experience any error, leave a comment below.