How To Unlock Bootloader of Sprint HTC One
The HTC One is dame best smartphone of this year, HTC offers a decent stuff in various feature lines that are better than other smartphones you can find on market such as an UltraPixel camera for great photography experience, beautiful metal body, BoomSound speaker, great battery life and more, everything we’re talking about suggest us that if we deals in modification of HTC One with custom ROMs, custom tweaks, custom MODs, custom kernels and more, the Android development community will pay a special attention to HTC One to generate a great quality stuff for a great smartphone.
However this modification requires unlocked bootloader, HTC One offers HTC developer center to unlock the bootloader of your HTC smartphone, here we will check out one of major carrier for HTC One named Sprint. It’s really important to note that unlocking a bootloader voids warranty permanently, you will not be able to visit HTC’s retailer shop for any warranty claim, so think about everything carefully.
This guide shows you how to how unlock bootloader of Sprint HTC One. You should backup your phone data because unlocking bootloader wipes all data, you can 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 and ensure that USB phone drivers are installed on your computer, you can use 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.
Wow, you’re done, your Sprint One’s bootloader is now unlocked, now you’re able apply anything on phone that needs an unlocked bootloader, if you have experienced any error, do comment.