For those of you with Verizon HTC One M7 or M8, you know that Verizon has been going a bit too far by totally locking bootloaders on users while every other HTC One model on the planet is unlockable using HTCDev.com. Well, this is truly sad story but thanks to excellent Android expert XDA user JCase, you will be able to root your Verizon HTC One M7 or M8 easily using his WeakSauce application.
The process is pretty simple, you just need to download WeakSauce app (APK file) then install on your phone and run it. Then also install SuperSU app from Play Store and reboot your phone. Voila, your phone should be rooted in about 5 minutes max. Also, this does not void your warranty since it only gives your Verizon HTC One M7/M8 root. The WeakSauce app actually “roots” your phone on every boot as that’s how this app works but does not touch any of your bootloader parts.
Now, if you want to install custom ROMs, you can also go a step further and get S-OFF. While regular HTC One models do not require S-OFF to install custom ROMs, the Verizon model does require it since bootloader is still locked. To get S-OFF on your Verizon HTC One M7/M8, you can simply use FireWater.
Once that’s done, you can follow from Step 5 of our root page to install CWM or TWRP recovery.Need Help? Follow/add me on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!
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