Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Rooting Tools (0.9) for the HTC One M8 (3.28.401.7)

Along with the latest Android 4.4.4 system dumps for the HTC One M8 we prepared an updated Rooting Tools 0.9 for the newest 3.28.401.7 system software. What's included?
  • [boot.img] disabled and
  • [boot.img] disabled USB debugging icon on statusbar
  • [boot.img] enabled USB debugging by default
  • [boot.img] init.d scripts support (system/etc/init.d)
  • [boot.img] removed trigger command to execute to prevent stock recovery from being re-installed after each system reboot
  • latest SuperSu application (Superuser.apk) and binaries (su, daemonsu) (chainifre)
  • proper init.d script to run daemonsu binary as a daemon
  • special wp_mod.ko kernel module to disable HTC system RW protection (flar2)
  • proper init.d script to insert the wp_mod.ko module into the kernel
  • busybox
  • sysrw/sysro binaries for quick system partition re-mount
Device rooted with the above method should have no problems installing latest official OTA update because:

a) OTA update checks for files integrity, but it doesn't check if any extra files were added to the system partition.
b) OTA update doesn't check the integrity of the boot.img, so you can even flash a custom kernel if you want.

boot.img source: 3.28.401.7
target device: HTC One M8 (0P6B10000)
target device OS version: 3.28.401.7

Rooting Tools are available for download here. More details and discussion about Rooting Tools can be found on my XDA thread.

If you are a power user and a custom ROMs flasher, you can also grab the latest Android Revolution HD based on the 3.28.401.6 update with many extra goodies under the hood.

All above files can be accessed via Downloads Page on my blog.

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