How to Root HTC Bolt / Evo 10 using SuperSU recovery_root package without TWRP

HTC Bolt haven’t yet scored an official or unofficial build of TWRP recovery for itself. But if you thought rooting HTC Bolt would be tougher without the recovery, you’d be wrong.

A few days ago, renowned developer Chainfire released a unique method to root HTC 10 on Nougat as the current build of Marshmallow based TWRP recovery wasn’t supported on the Nougat firmware. The new method required that you flash a recovery_root image file to the recovery partition on your device and then boot into recovery mode where the SuperSU installer kicks-in and you get root.

Now, thanks to jcase over at xda, this method has also been ported to root HTC Bolt. Jcase modified the original recovery_root.img file Chainfire built for HTC 10 and made it compatible with HTC 10 Bolt to get root on the device.

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How to Root HTC Bolt / Evo 10 with SuperSU without TWRP

As standard rooting procedures go you must have an unlocked bootloader on your HTC Bolt.

  1. Make sure you have an unlocked bootloader on your HTC Bolt.
  2. Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
  3. Download the root-htcboltevo10-nougat.zip file from the download link and unzip the file to a separate folder on your PC.
  4. On your HTC Bolt, enable USB debugging and then connect phone to the PC.
  5. Open the folder where you unzipped files in Step 3 above.
  6. Now open a command window inside that folder. To do that, “Shift + Right click” on any empty white space inside the folder and then select “Open command window here” from the context menu.
  7. Connect your device to the PC. And type the following into the command window we opened in Step 6 above to boot your device into bootloader/fastboot mode:
    adb reboot download

    └ If you get a permission dialogue on your device to “Allow USB debugging”, tap OK.

  8. Once your device boots into bootloader mode, issue the following command to flash the recovery-root image file:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery_root.img
  9. Once the recovery_root.img file is flashed to the phone successfully. Disconnect the phone from PC and boot into Recovery mode from the Download mode menu using hardware keys.
  10. Once you boot into recovery mode, the SuperSU root script will kick-in start the rooting process. It might take a few reboots (3-4, maybe) before booting into system.
  11. Once the phone boots into system, connect it to PC again. and issue the following command into the command window on PC.
    adb reboot download
  12. Once in bootloader mode, flash the stock recovery image back to the device with following command:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery_stock.img
  13. Once stock recovery is flashed. Boot into system by issuing the following command:
    fastboot reboot

That’s it. Your HTC Bolt / Evo 10 should be rooted now. To verify, download/install any root checker app from the Play Store.

via xda

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