Why root HTC 10?
Actually the question you should be asking is, “why are you not rooting HTC 10?” because without a doubt, the HTC 10 is most rootable Android smartphone this year. While Samsung has decided to disable root on all their U.S. models on the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, HTC has been going strong providing customers bootloader unlock tools.
We have also seen HTC go downhill a few years back before they introduced the new bootloader unlock system through HTCDev.com. It is a hard lesson learned for HTC as they lost a lot of loyal followers when they decided to lock the bootloaders. We hope that this happens to Samsung soon too.
Now, the HTC 10 has the same Snapdragon 820 processor as Galaxy S7 yet one is fully rootable the other is not. Custom software and ROMs have always been one of the main reasons why people bought Android. Back in the days, the original HTC G1 and HTC Nexus One were both easily rootable and people flocked to them because of its customizable features.
Jump forward 5 years and the open source community has gotten much much bigger these days and HTC 10 will have a ton more custom ROM than most due to its original Android origins. I am still a believer in open source and what kind of freedom it spreads to the world and rooting is a big part of that.
I’ve seen a few dozen great custom ROMs that beats the pants out of stock firmwares and make your phone better. In fact, most custom ROMs have more customization than stock firmwares while some even building upon the original features of stock software.