Once you’ve got a custom recovery up and running, gaining root on your HTC One M8 Eye is just a kid’s play. A custom recovery allows you to flash SuperSU package on your phone that roots the phone and installs the SuperSU app for you to manage root-permissions for various apps.

On a rooted phone, you can remove the apps that were unremovable before, install a custom ROM, tweak the settings that weren’t available before, and so on.

HTC One M8

So, without further ado, here’s how you can root your HTC One M8 Eye:

Files You Need

  1. Your phone must have a custom recovery before you can root it. Please follow our how to install a custom recovery on the HTC One M8 Eye tutorial to flash a custom recovery on your phone. When you’re done, come back here and continue.
  2. This flashes SuperSU on your phone to achieve root access.
  3. Download SuperSU to your computer. It’s what allows you to root your phone.

Rooting the HTC One M8 Eye

  1. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. Copy SuperSU from your computer over to the internal storage on your phone.
  3. When SuperSU is copied, disconnect your phone from your computer.
  4. Head to Menu->Settings->Battery and disable Fastboot. If you didn’t do this, you wouldn’t be able to reboot into recovery mode on your phone.
  5. Turn off your phone.
  6. Reboot your phone into recovery mode. To do so, hold down Volume DOWN and Power buttons together on your phone.
  7. Select Recovery from the options that appear on your screen.
  8. You should now be in recovery mode on your phone.
  9. Tap on Install in the recovery menu.
  10. Select SuperSU .zip to be installed on your phone.
  11. Tap on Swipe to Confirm Flash to confirm the process.
  12. Wait for it to flash SuperSU on your phone.
  13. When it’s done flashing SuperSU, reboot your phone using the Reboot option given in the recovery menu.
  14. Your phone should reboot.
  15. You should now be rooted!

And that was it. Your HTC One M8 Eye is now rooted and has a custom recovery to let you install custom ROMs on your phone. Go ahead and enjoy your phone at its fullest!




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