We all are aware about the new coming device from HTC named HTC one M8 2014. We also know that Rooting, custom recoveries, custom ROMs, mods and all things fun and bring lot to your device. It all starts with unlocking the boot loader on your HTC device. And thankfully, HTC has made the boot loader unlocking process straightforward for all of its devices. The process of unlocking the boot loader is given below.
Warning – Unlocking the boot loader will void the warranty of your phone permanently and you’ll be unable to get any support under warranty from HTC.
- Backup important stuffs of your device
- You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully unlock boot loader of your New HTC One 2014. So do it before starting with the process.
- Download the fastboot zip file and transfer it to separate folder on your computer just to keep things tidy.
How to unlock the boot loader of HTC one M8 2014
Step 1- Create an account on the HTC Dev site.
Step 2 – After completing the registration, you will need to verify your e-mail address by opening your e-mail id from which you registered and following the simple instructions in the e-mail you have received by HTC dev.
Step 3 - Go to this link and login with your account. Now, click on Unlock boot loader and click Get started to finally begin with unlocking.
Step 4 – Disconnect your phone from PC and boot it into Boot loader Mode. For this:
- Power off your phone first and wait for 6-7 seconds after display is off.
- Press and hold these 2 buttons together until you see *** LOCKED *** written on top of the screen: Volume Down + Power
Step 5 – Highlight FASTBOOT using Volume Down key and then press Power button to select it.
Step 5 – Connect your phone to your PC. Here, the on screen should show FASTBOOT USB.
Step 6 – On your computer, unzip the Fastboot.zip which we downloaded above, to extract its contents.
Step 7 – In the folder where you extracted Fastboot.zip, open command window inside the folder. Press Shift + Right click on any empty white space inside the folder and then select Open command window here option from the context menu.
Step 8 – In the command prompt, type:
- fastboot oem get_identifier_token
Step 9 – You will see a long text of token. Copy the token. Right click on an empty space and select Mark. Now, highlight the block of text starting from <<<< Identifier Token Start >>>> and ending with <<<<< Identifier Token End >>>>>. Right click on the highlighted text to copy it.
Step 10 – Now go to this link. Scroll down to the bottom where it says My Device Identifier Token and paste the previously copied token here. And then click on Submit.
Step 11 – If all of the above went well, you will receive an e-mail from HTC Dev with your Unlock_code.bin attached to the e-mail. Download theUnlock_code.bin and transfer it the folder where you extracted Fastboot.zip.
Step 12 – Close the command prompt window and open it again. And type the following in the command window:
- fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
Step 13 – Now, your phone will boot up and Unlock Boot loader screen. Use Volume Up button to highlight yes and select it using Power button.
Step 14 – Your HTC One (M8) will now reboot and the boot loader will be unlocked to fulfill all your flashing and modding needs. Now, you can disconnect your device from computer once it fully boots up.
This is all what one has to do to unlock the boot loader of HTC one M8 2014. The above mentioned method is quite lengthy but it is all worth when you see the result.