May 25 AT 8:52 AM Nick Gray 12 Comments

AT&T HTC One X bootloader unlocked with simple hex code modification


Officially, the AT&T HTC One X bootloader can’t be unlocked due to certain restrictions, but that has not stopped the development community from devising a solution of their own. XDA member grankin01 has released a simple solution which allows the bootloader on the AT&T HTC One X to be unlocked by spoofing one of the phone’s internal identification codes which makes the phone and HTC’s bootloader unlock tool think that it is a Rogers HTC One XL.

The twelve step process is fairly simple, but you will need a hex editor, a little ADB knowledge and a rooted HTC One X. After the code changes are made on the AT&T HTC One X, you will then be able to use HTC’s bootloader unlock tool found on

Now that the bootloader on the AT&T One X can be unlocked, it’s only a matter of time before the HTC One X development community releases countless tweaks and custom ROMs for the phone. Do any of you plan to unlock the bootloader on the AT&T HTC One X and make some tweaks to your phone or will you stick to the stock HTC Sense 4.0 experience for a little longer?

Source: XDA-Developers

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • halo0

    Hmm, I might have to rethink selling mine!

  • droilfade

    Let the ROMming begin!

  • Alan Reboli

    Thank the gods. I can’t believe that they wouldn’t allow this from the beginning.

    • Bpear96

      Blame at&t for that..

  • g0dsgreen

    Hah, all it takes is a hex mod? Sweet.

  • Homncruse

    Well, if I understand it correctly (disclaimer: I’ve been wrong once or twice in my life before), it doesn’t actually unlock the bootloader directly. It reports your phone as a Canadian Rogers phone, which then allows you to use the HTC unlock tool.

    • Nick Gray

      you are correct, that fact was stated in the article.

  • sgb101

    He’ll yea, my UK version has been unlocked for a month. Sadly custom roms so far arnt stable enough yet.

    Only a matter of time tho :o)

    • Nick Gray

      Things should speed up now since all HTC One X(L) owners can unlock their bootloaders and install custom ROMs on their devices.

  • Nathan D.

    Wow, it really that easy. I bet finding out how to do this isn’t easy.

  • bambang

    looks easy, wish this phone enter my country…… :(

    • shiro4e

      ahaa, i think i know which country you are ;)