How to Root HTC 10!

Want to root your HTC 10?  You will have to unlock the bootloader (which will wipe EVERYTHING on your phone), install TWRP recovery, then install a modified version of SuperSU.  After that, you will have full root/full admin access to your HTC 10.

If you have backed up everything, then let’s start the process.  You can use Windows, Mac, Linux/Ubuntu, or Chromebook to do this.  (For Chromebook, you will need the ADB for Chrome)

Step 1. Go into Settings->About->Software information->More then tap on the “Build number” about 5 times until it says you are a developer.

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Step 2. Tap the back button 3 times and you will see a new menu called, “Developer options”, tap on that.

 

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Step 3. Make sure “OEM unlocking” is checked ON like below:

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Step 4. Power off your HTC 10 then hold down the Volume Down and Power buttons together for about 5 seconds until you see the HTC logo.

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Step 5. You should now be in “HTC download mode”, connect a USB Type C cable from your phone to your computer.

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Step 6. You will need to download the following files and unzip the fastboot.zip into a folder called “fastboot” inside your download folder.

Download:

Download fastboot.zip

Download TWRP for HTC 10

Download SuperSU (use this version ONLY as it’s especially modified for HTC 10)

Download HTC 10 Drivers

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Step 7. For Windows, run the HTC 10 drivers program first.  No drivers needed for Mac, Linux, or Chromebook.

Max Lee

Max Lee is a seasoned veteran of rooting various different Android smartphones. He makes easy-to-follow root guides for various Android smartphone including the HTC 10.

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