1. oaklandm's Avatar
    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
    06-28-2014 11:27 AM
  2. sicario666's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
    06-28-2014 06:37 PM
  3. NEXUS_HTC_PS's Avatar
    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.
    imnraged, sicario666 and oaklandm like this.
    06-28-2014 07:41 PM
  4. sicario666's Avatar
    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?

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
    06-28-2014 08:28 PM
  5. NEXUS_HTC_PS's Avatar
    Will the method work with Verizon models?

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
    Unfortunately, I believe the Verizon M8 is not supported on HTCdev. Sorry

    Sent from my s-off'd, unlocked and rooted BAMF M8 with the viper venom.
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    06-28-2014 09:06 PM
  6. oaklandm's Avatar
    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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    06-29-2014 02:56 AM
  7. benny3's Avatar
    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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    S-off is the only way to go!!
    sicario666 likes this.
    07-01-2014 11:11 AM
  8. sicario666's Avatar
    S-off is the only way to go!!
    True but Verizon models aren't able to use this method yet.

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
    07-01-2014 01:49 PM
  9. benny3's Avatar
    True but Verizon models aren't able to use this method yet.

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
    Have you seen sunshine yet? it has a $25 fee but well worth if you ask me

    TheRoot Ninja - SunShine HTC Bootloader Unlock / S-Off
    07-01-2014 09:28 PM
  10. oaklandm's Avatar
    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 £.
    07-02-2014 05:49 AM
  11. NEXUS_HTC_PS's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    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!
    07-17-2014 10:30 AM

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