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How to Unlock the HTC One Bootloader [All Models]

everyone Tim Schofield here from Cuba

King 77 com doing a video showing you

how to unlock the bootloader on your HTC

one whether it be the sprint variant

AT&T international whatever variant it

is this will show you how to unlock the

bootloader which will then allow you to

install a custom recovery and then allow

you to root the device so this is the

first step in a multi step process to

root your device so let's go ahead and

unlock the bootloader first of all I do

want to make a note that all data is

going to be white all your apps all of

your your messages everything so make

sure you do have a backup of everything

also your internal storage is going to

be wiped all your pictures all your

music everything is going to be gone so

it'll be like it just came out of the

box of the device so keep that in mind

make sure you back everything up I just

backed up my internal storage myself so

the first step you're going to need to

do is actually click on the link in the

description of the video it's going to

take in my website I've actually

compiled a folder for you guys to make

this process even easier so what you can

do is go ahead and click on the link in

the description it will take you to my

website the articles is going to look

similar to this it would be a lot more

actually this is just temporary you'll

see a download button make sure you

click that download button it's going to

be a folder actually and that folder is

going to be called right here one

drivers underscore fast-food that is

what I've named it so that's what you're

going to need inside that folder you can

double click on it once it's done

downloading and you will see some things

you'll see drivers here and then you'll

see a fastboot folder first of all for

the drivers I what I want you to do is

go ahead and click on the top to you'll

see HTC BMP USB drivers ones X 32 for

32-bit ones x64 for 64-bit so depending

on your operating system go ahead and

install these that's all you need to do

for now if you do run into issues with

drivers in the in the future you can try

and install these drivers as well down

here at the bottom so the bottom one is

for the last-ditch effort and then the

top two you need to install before you

run through this process so make sure

you have the drivers installed on your

computer next you're going to want to

click on the other link in my article

it's going to take you to HTC dev comm

you're going to need to do is create an

account so go ahead and run through the

account process you'll see I already

have one and then log in so create an

account log in on this website once

you've done that you can actually go

ahead and press unlock bootloader right

here so press that and then hit get

started and then it's going to go ahead

and run through some steps to get the

bootloader unlocked we have we can

actually skip some of them because we've

already got some things set up but what

you're going to want to do is go ahead

and select your device right now as of

this video the HTC one is not on this

list you can go ahead and double check

and make sure it's not on there in the

future but you can go down to all other

supported models and it will work just

fine read this it says it's your

responsibility if anything goes wrong

etc etc unlocking your Buhler maybe may

be covered under warranty it may not so

might void your warranty so keep that in

mind are you sure you wish to continue

I'm going to say yes again it may void

your warranty keep that in mind you need

to go ahead and read some legal terms

and accept them and proceed to unlock

instructions so the first step is to

actually get into the bootloader

so to get into the bootloader on your

device what you can do is press and hold

the power button and then just go ahead

and hit restart and hit restart what

it's going to do is reboot and while

it's rebooting you're the want to press

and hold the volume down button so keep

that held down if for any reason you're

in a boot loop ever and you won't need

to get into the bootloader what you can

do is actually power off the device

fully and then just while powering it on

press and hold volume down on the power

but at the same time let go of the power

button but keep that volume down button

held down and it will take you to this

screen which is the bootloader so taking

a look at it you will see it does say

locked up at the top after we're done it

should say unlocked it does say ass on

this does not give us off there's no

there's no way to get us off at the

moment but it will unlock your

bootloader and allow you to root your

device so the first step you need to do

is to use volume up and down to navigate

through this through this menu and the

power button to select it so highlight

fastboot and then press the power button

to select it and then it will say

fastboot right here once you've done

that you can actually plug your device

into your computer so go ahead and grab

your micro USB cable and plug it into

your PC if any drivers need to be

installed which mine are doing right now

let them install don't start anything

until

drivers are done installing all right so

drivers have fully been installed I am

using a Windows 7 PC at the moment if

you're on Windows 8 I actually had a

little bit of trouble with drivers on

Windows 8 so um I've heard that some

people just say Windows 8 can't really

work with HTC drivers yet so you might

have to borrow a Windows 7 PC or or try

and borrow one because I couldn't get

mine to work on Windows 8 again it might

be different for you just keep that in

mind but drivers are done so what you

can do is actually scroll down and hit

proceed to step 5 we can skip that you

can also skip this process because we

already have all this stuff all ready to

go I already had that in that folder

that you downloaded so go ahead and

scroll all the way down skip all of this

stuff keep skipping keep skipping and

then you can hit proceed to step 8 down

at the bottom so proceed to step 8 what

you can do is actually minimize the

screen and go back into that folder that

you I had you download earlier and then

go ahead and double click on the

fastboot folder so double click on that

and inside you'll see 4 files go ahead

and hold the shift key on your keyboard

hold that down and right click and then

what you'll see is open command window

here you're going to want to press that

and what that's going to do is go ahead

and open your command window and point

it to that fast-food folder that we have

open behind here so we're now ready to

go and go ahead and type in some

commands all right so the first step

well the first commandment I want you to

type in is just fast boot space devices

while your phones plugged in go ahead

and hit enter what that's going to do is

bring up a bunch of letters and numbers

that's going to let us know that

fastboot our PC does recognize our

device if it says waiting for device you

might be having some issues some trouble

student troubleshooting steps are to try

a different USB port try a different

cable try reinstalling drivers you can

try and shut down your computer fully

plug your device in while the computer

is off and then power it on try that out

again you can try and completely

uninstall your drivers reinstall them

play around with drivers that's that's a

big issue if it does say waiting for

device so once you get it to recognize

your device we're ready to go ahead and

type in the actual commands so what we

can do it's actually an easy processes

go back to that HTC dev site and you'll

see type in the following command you

can just highlight it don't add the

period at the end

make sure you don't highlight that right

click and hit copy then just minimize

the screen up at the top of our command

window right click and hit edit and then

just hit paste so fast boot space om

space get underscore identifier

underscore token no period at the end go

ahead and press Enter what that's going

to do is bring a bunch of letters and

numbers I'm going to go ahead and blur

this out just in case there's any

personal information any type of

identifying information what you're

going to need to do is cut the following

message so to copy this message it's

quite easy actually what you're going to

do is you'll see where it says

identified tokens start that's we're

going to want to start the copying and

then at the end you'll want to copy

identify your token n so right click up

at the top again and go ahead and

highlight edit and hit mark once you've

done that way you're going to need to do

is go ahead and start at the left side

of this arrow that's just left of

identified tokens start and then go

ahead and click and hold and bring it

all the way down to the right side of

the last arrow on an identifier token

and make sure you don't have any spaces

to the left or to the right of it

but you're going to need to highlight

all of this go ahead and let go you can

right click up at the top again

highlight edit and hit copy so what it's

going to do is copy that entire token

into our clipboard

alright so now once we have that copied

what we're going to need to do is go

back to that HTC dev site go ahead and

open up our browser again scroll all the

way down to the bottom and you'll see my

device identify our token go ahead and

click right click and hit paste so paste

in that token that we just copied from

our command prompt so paste it in you'll

see it should say identifier tokens

start at the top identify our token end

at the bottom once you have done that

just go ahead and hit the submit button

what's going to go ahead and submit that

token it for any reason it's it fails

make sure you are signed in make sure it

didn't log you out of your account so

double check that and you should see

token submitted successfully you've been

sent an email with your unlock key as a

file attachment so it says please review

this email for further instructions and

a link to complete the bootloader

process so we're almost done we just

need to go ahead and check our

email now that we use to register our

account at HDC comm all right so I got

the email it got sent right away again

give it a little bit of time if it

doesn't send it right away be a little

bit patient with it but you'll see the

key to unlocking your HTC device hi Tim

please remember unlocking your

bootloader made a void all parts of your

warranty etc and then scroll down and

you'll see down at the bottom there's an

attachment called unlock code a pin

click download you need to download that

file it would go ahead and go into your

downloads folder and then you can go

ahead and hit click here to continue the

bootloader unlocking process so it'll

bring you through some step-by-step

instructions but what you can do now is

go into that downloads folder alright so

inside that download folder you will see

unlock underscore code dot bin mine says

a1 right there just because I already

have an unlock code to a different

device so yours one that shouldn't have

that one if it does we need to get rid

of it but we can do it actually right

click on it and hit cut because we need

to move it so hit cut and then go ahead

and just paste it into that other folder

that fastboot folder with these four

files right click and hit paste so there

we go if it does have a number after it

get rid of it so you'll see you want it

to just say unlock code dot bin so

that's what it needs to look like inside

this fastboot folder alright so what

we're going to need to do now is

actually open up that command prompt

again if you close out of it no big deal

hold shift right-click open command

window here once again or you can open

up that command window you already had

it does not matter so make sure that

unlock code that bin is there and we're

ready to go so we need to type in

another command prompt this is the one

that will essentially unlock the

bootloader now so what we need to do is

go ahead and again makes you double

check make sure that you have everything

backed up because this will wipe

everything once you have that ready to

go go back to your browser because we

can copy pasting them another one of

these codes so in the command prompt we

need to take this fastboot flash unlock

token unlock code dot bin don't have the

period at the end once again right-click

hit copy so make sure you copy this code

and we need to go ahead and minimize it

go back to that command prompt up at the

top right click highlight edit and hit

paste and paste in that unlock code so

that fastboot flash unlock token and go

ahead and press and

what it's going to do is on our device

it's going to bring up this screen again

go from the bootloader to unlock

bootloader so it says unlocking the

bootloader allows you to install custom

operating system etc etc just kind of a

warning what you need to do is press

volume up to highlight yes and then

press the power button to select it what

that's going to do is run through and

actually unlock our bootloader on our

HTC one again this is doing the factory

reset wiping of internal storage and

that should be it so it looks like it'll

unlock the bootloader and then I believe

it should just reboot our device and

that should be just about it I don't

believe there are any other steps to

this process but we will see and here we

go so it booted on up you'll see unlock

the device it does take us to that HTC

Start screen but that should be it our

device is our bootloader is now unlocked

and that's it so we're ready to install

a custom recovery and reboot our device

again we can double check and make sure

that our bootloader is unlocked so I'm

just going to restart and go into that

bootloader once again same process press

and hold volume down button again

alright so now back into the bootloader

you can unplug your device you don't

need to plugged in anymore but you will

see now up at the top let's see if I can

get it to focus it should say unlocked

there we have it so it does say unlocked

up at the top it's still s on but we are

now unlocked or bootloader is unlocked

and we're ready to go to get out of this

screen you can just press fastboot again

and then just hit reboot right here and

then press the power button and that's

it so our device should reboot again

that's it so that's only factory reset

we're ever going to need to do when

unlocking the bool or unless you're

flashing a custom ROM you might have to

but now to root your device you don't

have to worry about wiping any more data

as you can sign into accounts etc but

now you can go ahead and follow my video

on how to root the device I will link to

it in the description below also I have

a video showing how to get free hotspot

tethering on your device as well and

that's it so your boob loader is now

unlocked on your device you can go ahead

and route it I'm very excited to get

that video up and this video up as well

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also want to make one more quick note if

you ever did want to real accurate or

for whatever reason what you can do is

go back to this folder right click hold

shift and hit open command window here

and then put your phone into the

bootloader plug it into your PC and type

fastboot space OAM space lock and that's

it and press ENTER and that will go

ahead and lock your bootloader again so

want to make a quick note