[How To] Root and Install TWRP Custom Recovery on HTC One Google Play Edition

The HTC One Google Play Edition was launched after the success of the Sense based One. The One’s powerful hardware coupled with stock Android makes this device one of the contenders for the best smartphone of the year. Being a Google Play Edition, the device is also bound to get timely updates.

The device features Android 4.2.2 with few features of the HTC Sense. It has the same hardware specifications as the original One, viz. 4.7 inch 1080p display with 469ppi, 32 GB internal memory and 2 GB of RAM, 4 MP ultrapixel rear camera and 2.1 MP front facing camera, 1.7 GHz Quad core Snapdragon processor and 2300 mAh battery. Let’s now proceed in rooting and installing custom recovery on this device.

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[How To] Unlock the Bootloader of HTC One Google Play Edition Smartphone

The HTC One is the company’s flagship device. It received mostly positive reviews from critics as well as users and was a success for the Taiwanese company. It was specially lauded for its camera with HTC introducing a new technology in smartphones that looks to change the way photos are clicked. HTC also introduced the Sense 5 UI in it that featured the Blinkfeed and Zoe.

HTC then followed this by launching a Google Play Edition of the One. This had the stock Android UI rather than the Sense. So naturally, all the HTC exclusive features such as Blinkfeed and Zoe were absent and provided a Nexus experience to the users. It contained Android 4.2.2 which is same as the original One. This article will now explain the steps to be taken to unlock the bootloader of this device.

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