1. spdwrks's Avatar
    What's the difference from having a bootloader unlocked and being rooted?
    07-09-2012 08:14 PM
  2. jspidey's Avatar
    Rooting allows you to modify the existing ROM. It just gives you more access to do stuff so it can be dangerous if you don't know what you are doing.

    Unlocking the bootloader will allow you flash a new recovery so you can flash custom ROMs.

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    07-09-2012 09:39 PM
  3. spdwrks's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. Can I root without unlocking the bootloader?
    07-10-2012 05:15 PM
  4. rdxhd's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. Can I root without unlocking the bootloader?
    Yes
    07-10-2012 05:27 PM
  5. sniffs's Avatar
    Being rooted means the ability to run elevated privilege commands, like the "admin" account on your computer. It gives you write access to restricted files and folders(think modding). On Windows, it's called "administrator" and on Linux, it's called "superuser" or "su" for short.

    It'd be the equivalent of Dell selling you a computer with the administrator account locked out, and your account set as a "user". We don't allow computer manufacturers to do this but for some reason it's ok for smartphone manufacturers to do this.. it boggles my mind.

    Unlocked bootloader is exactly what jspidey mentioned.
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    07-10-2012 05:53 PM
  6. Impulses's Avatar
    If you just wanna tether or backup apps with Titanium or simple things lime that then root is sufficient. If you wanna flash custom ROMs and do heavier mods you'd wanna unlock the bootloader which can now be done without notifying HTC.
    07-10-2012 09:46 PM
  7. sabret00the's Avatar
    Sadly at this point, the only way to unlock (and that's partially unlock) the bootloader is via htcdev
    07-11-2012 04:20 AM
  8. erwaso's Avatar
    Sadly at this point, the only way to unlock (and that's partially unlock) the bootloader is via htcdev
    OR follow the directions here.

    [UNLOCK] One Click Unlock Bootloader without HTCDEV! - xda-developers
    07-11-2012 09:10 AM
  9. Haminator's Avatar
    Except for apple
    09-02-2013 07:49 PM
  10. wizzrah's Avatar
    If you would like to do either one, I have a guide here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...18-update.html

    Sent from my HTC One X using AC Forums mobile app
    09-02-2013 11:27 PM
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