How to Root HTC One M8 Google Play Edition (Full Guide)

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In this video I am going to show you HOW TO Root your HTC One M8 Google Play Edition with step-by-step walk through. There are 3 steps you must take to root your M8:

1 – Unlock the Bootloader of your M8
2 – Install or Flash a Custom Recovery such as TWRP
3 – Root your HTC One M8 using SuperSU file

We will go over each step.


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21 thoughts on “How to Root HTC One M8 Google Play Edition (Full Guide)

    Prem Newar

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    i already follow your instruction and successfully installed openrecovery-twrp- but only showing htc plz help me


    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    Yo I did this today and my phone is in a constant loop when it boots up
    and now I don't know what to do man. The phone has been booting up for
    the past 4 hours and nothing.


    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    Wiill this method work for GPE marshmallow 6?

    Noah Dray

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    Everytime I type in the command "fastboot oem unlock" I get an error "Command error !!!"
    Please help!

    marcus schwippert

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    Perfect !!Das sollte ich nun auch mal schaffen , nach 10 versuchen aus anderen Anleitungen ūüėČ

    Stephen Sheehy

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    Terrific how-to videos!  I followed your procedure for unlocking the Sense version yesterday, and it worked great (though Sunshine is now required for S-off).  Debating whether or not to root the stock android to mess around with it further.

    Ashley Bennett

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    Hey +sakitech, could you do a video on how to unroot the converted M8 GPE so we can update from 5.0 to 5.1?


    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    The link to the Android SDK Bundle seems to be different. Is there an updated link for the ADT bundle?

    Salman Ali

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    Will the this work on the 5.0.1 lollipop gpe update ?

    Karim Moharam

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    Does this work on Android 5?

    Clay Machorro

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    excelente si me funcionó con HTC M8 Google Play Edition Lollypop 5.0.1

    ludwing taracena teo

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    hi i did all but i have problems when i have to do the recovery help place

    Felix Lim

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    One thing is very inaccurate. You don't need custom recovery to root N5 nor N4. 

    Emma Jane

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    Will this work with lollipop (5.0.1)? I converted my HTC one m8 to GPE using your guide. I choose to install the rooted version, but it didn't seem to give me root access. I didn't retry as I thought I'd wait for the lollipop update. Now not sure how to proceed. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    Will OTA updates still work after it's rooted ?

    Brett Putman

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    Great guide. Thanks for the hard work.

    EJO Productions Official

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    Will this work using mac terminal as well?


    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    plz help i have s-off and have an unlocked bootloader when i flash twrp with command prompts on pc it goes to google loading screen when i select enter recovery it just stays at google then reboots phone without entering recovery what do i do

    Cesar Ferrer

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    hey +sakitech, did you ever do an HTC ONE M7 GPE unlock and root guide?

    Malachi Adams

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    Anyone know how to revert back to stock after root?

    Jeff Cross

    (October 13, 2017 - 12:30 am)

    I just received my M8 GPE today and this is the first time I have manually unlocked / rooted a phone before (always depended on tools).¬† Thank you so very much for the video…you did a GREAT job with it.

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