Root HTC One SV Easily With This Quick Guide

The HTC One SV stands as the cheapest 4G offering on the budget by the Taiwanese manufacturer. Carrying on the ‘Krait’ legacy from it’s soul sibling, the HTC One S, the HTC One SV is something interesting out of the ordinary. It aims at delivering some future-proof connectivity solutions without any compromises in the performance section, all of that packaged in HTC trademark’s shell. Talking about compromises in the performance section, everyone knows that to pull out the best of your phone’s processing power, one has to get the access to the root of the phone. How to get that done? The process is called Rooting.

What is Rooting? You can find it out here.

Pre-Installation Tasks:

  1. Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
  2. Back up all contacts to SD card.
  3. Backup SMS on Android.
  4. Backup call log on Android.
  5. Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
  6. Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
  7. Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.

Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process voids the warranty of your device.

Steps to Root your HTC One SV:

  1. Download and install HTC drivers from our drivers page.
  2. Unlock your phone’s Bootloader by following the steps at
  3. Download and place it in the root folder of your memory card.
  4. Install a custom recovery( so as to facilitate the installation of supported zip files ) on your phone:
    -Download and put this file if your are on Android 4.0 ICS or this file if you are on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean into the Fastboot folder in your system.
    -Open a Terminal window in the directory after putting the recovery image file.
    -Run the following code with your phone in fastboot mode(Boot into HBOOT using Power+Volume Down Keys and then navigate down using the Volume keys to fastboot and use the Power key to log in) while connected via USB:

    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    Note: You can learn more about setting up ADB/Fastboot command library without installing the Android SDK from here.

  5. Boot your phone into recovery mode by pressing volume down+power button and flash the from recovery.
  6. Now Go back using the back button and Reboot your system from the recovery and you’re almost done!

Now, if your phone booted up properly, you can check the root status of your phone via the Root Checker app that’s available in the Play Store or you can just look for the Superuser or SU icon in your phones App drawer, whichever way works for you. If you faced any problems/bootloops, you are suggested to wipe everything up and start from the scratch again.

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  • Sam

    Hello thanks for the guide. I follow the steps completely, unlocked bootloader, put recover on, and opened superuser from zip in recovery. It said it was successful. Then i checked to make sure i had superuser rights on the phone and i dont. What can i do to fix this? Can i re-flash superuser from recovery again? Please get back with me asap. Thanks.

    • Lalit Indoria

      How did you check Superuser rights? Sure, you can flash the zip as many times you want to.

      • Sam

        I got two root checker apps from the market and i also downloaded titanium backup to make sure and they all said that i dont have superuser rights. I tried flashing superuser a few times after my last question, and still the same thing. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks