Now Available: Source Code for HTC One X

Source: HTC One X/ HTC

After HTC and AT&T announced the release of One X a couple of month ago, diehard Android fans started unlocking their bootloader to root their phones for some awesome developer Read-only Memories. However, AT&T users in the US won’t be able to unlock their device’s bootloader.

In addition, the phone manufacturer released the source code of its handset although it doesn’t cover any US carriers. The source code is only available to several regions such as Australia, Europe, France, New Zealand, Taiwan, United Kingdon and many others. It is also available for multiple carriers like Optus, T-Mobile, Telecom NZ and Vodafone.

Meet the HTC One X

The HTC One X features a 4.7-inch touch screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. Running on Android 4.0, it also has 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and smart LED flash, 1.3-megapixel front camera with 720p video chat capabilities, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, Beats Audio sound system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

With the feature that HTC One X has, it’s a no-brainer that its earning praises from many users. However, it is not the ultimate smartphone in the Android community, as the device has a long charging time. Nevertheless, it can provide virtually everything that a user might need.

Unlocking HTC One X Bootloaders

Prior to the release of HTC One X’s source code, Android Community released an instruction on how users can unlock their handset’s bootloader. Users can easily do this by visiting the phone manufacturer’s Unlock Bootloader page, and then the device will be ready to root in just a matter of minutes.

However, this could delete the mobile phone’s entire user setting, contacts and apps. In addition, it can void the handset’s warranty—charging the owner for future repairs. But it is only applicable for those who will use the HTC method or will root their One X from XDA and RootzWiki. Regardless, it won’t stop most users who want to tinker their phone.

HTC One X already has ROMs available for those who are interested. Users can also visit OneXroot website for a full instruction of how they can unlock their bootloader and root their device.


With HTC offering the source code, it only means that they are allowing developers and programmers to tinker the handset all they want. The software is in kernel version 2.6.39 and has a file size of 111 MB. Android fans who want to unlock their bootloader and tweak their phone can get the source code at HTC’s Developer Center.

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