How do you unlock the bootloader on HTC One V?

landon

I "need" to unlock the bootloader on a HTC One V so I can root it and flash a custom ROM. I've never owned an HTC device before and have never dealt with a bootlocker. How do I go about unlocking it?

Answer this Question

Answers

2 total
wstark
Vote Up (22)

It's really not that hard, you just have to take a couple more steps than you would for most other devices. HTC doesn't make it too hard for you though. One thing that makes it a little different on the One V is that you cannot pull your battery, but if you hold down the power button for 10+ seconds, then volume down and release the power button, it will take you to the bootloader mode. You will also need to use a computer to complete the process. Android forums has a complete step by step guide.  It should be pretty 

straightforward if you've ever rooted a phone before. 

jimlynch
Vote Up (17)

See this article.

HTC One V: How to unlock bootloader
http://www.androidauthority.com/one-v-unlock-bootloader-86146/

"The HTC One V already carries Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a dose of HTC Sense 4.0, which is more than perfect for some users. But, if you are not satisfied with the performance of the phone’s stock ROM, or want to have a Sense-less ROM, you should try installing tweaked and optimized custom ROMs to your mobile phone.

But, before we tackle how to improve the performance of the HTC One V, you will need to unlock its bootloader for you to flash custom ROMs. For the price of voiding your phone’s warranty and the risk of bricking your phone, unlocking your phone’s bootloader lets you flash custom ROMs and enhance your phone’s performance.

Read on to learn how to unlock your HTC One V’s bootloader."

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
If you like to send messages via Facebook when you're on the move, get ready to download a new app.
New York start-up goTenna has created a portable antenna that could come in handy when cellular service is unavailable.
The organizers of the FirstNet LTE public safety network have the frequencies and standards they need to build the system, and they know where the money's coming from. They know how to get there from here, but it won't be a quick trip.
IT leaders need to learn how to manage the evolving legal, privacy and compliance issues of SMAC contracts.
Nearly 90 percent of IT executives expect tech spending to either increase or hold steady. And only 12 percent report budget decreases.
A new survey of IT security professionals shows that many businesses are barely starting to exploit mobile technology, and some of them may be a mobile security nightmare waiting to happen.
In the U.S. alone, nearly $2 billion worth of Apple devices -- Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods -- were sold on eBay over the last 12 months.
Think CIOs in the U.S. are struggling with how to handle BYOD? IDC's John Delaney says it's much worse in Europe.
As iOS 8--and, presumably, new iPhone and iPad hardware--approaches its release day, big changes are on the horizon for Apple's Touch ID, a technology that has been met with less enthusiasm than it deserves.
The Pirate Bay launched a mobile site on Thursday to make it easier to navigate the search engine for torrent files on mobile devices.