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    Default How can I make root permanent on my M8?

    Hi,

    This is my first android device so never rooted before but Towelroot is working on my One M8 GSM if you grab a bit of info from the Sunshine web page, it roots the phone and have checked by a root app. However if you reboot the phone, you loose root and have to run towelroot again. Anyone know how to make it permanent or do you think it's because towelroot isn't properly supported on the One M8?

    Thanks in advance
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    Default Re: How can I make root permanent on my M8?

    I would say that towelroot doesn't work with the m8. I used it when I had my s4. Stick to the weaksauce and super su method. But then again you're GSM.

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    HTCdev unlock your phone and flash TWRP recovery. Best method to perm root. If you have any questions on what is stated above, just ask.

    Sent from my s-off'd, unlocked and rooted BAMF M8 with the viper venom.
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    Default Re: How can I make root permanent on my M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEXUS_HTC_PS View Post
    HTCdev unlock your phone and flash TWRP recovery. Best method to perm root. If you have any questions on what is stated above, just ask.

    Sent from my s-off'd, unlocked and rooted BAMF M8 with the viper venom.
    Will the method work with Verizon models?

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    Default Re: How can I make root permanent on my M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    Will the method work with Verizon models?

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    Unfortunately, I believe the Verizon M8 is not supported on HTCdev. Sorry

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    Default Re: How can I make root permanent on my M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEXUS_HTC_PS View Post
    HTCdev unlock your phone and flash TWRP recovery. Best method to perm root. If you have any questions on what is stated above, just ask.

    Sent from my s-off'd, unlocked and rooted BAMF M8 with the viper venom.
    Is there a way to root and keep the stock recovery? I see you can reflash the stock recovery after but was wondering if there was a way to do it without changing the recovery in the first place? I was hoping to go through as little steps as possible. In the end I decided to unlock the boot loader and s-off using sunshine which has unlocked the bootloader fine.

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    Default Re: How can I make root permanent on my M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by oaklandm View Post
    Is there a way to root and keep the stock recovery? I see you can reflash the stock recovery after but was wondering if there was a way to do it without changing the recovery in the first place? I was hoping to go through as little steps as possible. In the end I decided to unlock the boot loader and s-off using sunshine which has unlocked the bootloader fine.

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    Default Re: How can I make root permanent on my M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by benny3 View Post
    S-off is the only way to go!!
    True but Verizon models aren't able to use this method yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    True but Verizon models aren't able to use this method yet.

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    Default Re: How can I make root permanent on my M8?

    I've managed it : ) Used sunshine to unlock the boot loader and s-off, then booted the recovery instead of flashing it and now I have rooted with stock boot loader.. Or I think I have anyway as I haven't flashed anything to the device and all rooted apps are working. I would agree, sunshine is worth the £.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oaklandm View Post
    Is there a way to root and keep the stock recovery? I see you can reflash the stock recovery after but was wondering if there was a way to do it without changing the recovery in the first place? I was hoping to go through as little steps as possible. In the end I decided to unlock the boot loader and s-off using sunshine which has unlocked the bootloader fine.

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    Yes. If you are familiar with ADB and Fastboot I can walk you through it.
    And if your not familiar with ADB and Fastboot I will walk you through that too. Either way!
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