Friday, May 04, 2012

How To: Root HTC Sensation XE Official ICS ROM HBoot 1.27.000 With S-ON

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Assalamualaikum. Last night I was searching for some how-tos to root my Sensation XE since I upgraded to official ICS without rooting first. Thanks to TheSnakeX I finally found the one that really works. For information, the best way is to S-OFF this android beast first using Revolutionary tool. However, this awesome tool does not support HBOOT 1.27.00. There is one way to S-OFF without using the Revolutionary, however it requires the phone to be rooted first. So, this is the How To root Sensation XE without S-OFF the device.


  1. HTC One X All-In-One Toolkit V1.0 - Download here 
  2. CMW recovery - The latest img for Pyramid -  Download CMW
  3. SuperSU - Download [23.04.2012] SuperSU v0.88.

  1. Copy file to SD root.
  2. Extract the HTC One X All-In-One Toolkit V1.0 to the Desktop.
  3. Connect the mobile phone and make sure it is in CHARGING MODE and USB development or debugging option is CHECKED.
  4.  Execute One X.exe application.
  5. Install the HTC drivers.
    *Skip step 6 if the Sensation's bootloader is already unlocked using  HTCdev unlock tool
  6. Register in website, choose Unlock Bootloader, choose your device and follow the instructions.
  7. Rename CWM recovery to CWM5827, copy to HTC One X All-In-One Toolkit folder/Data folder/recoveries and replace the existing.
  8. Flash CWM recovery using the toolkit, CWM should have been installed.
  9. From Commands choose Boot into recovery and from CWM flash (install zip) the
  10. The phone is now should been rooted. Check using Root Checker.
  11. Source :  [Guide] Root Official ICS ROM HBoot 1.27.000 Easely without S-Off


  1. Hi, I also have an HTC sensation xe, when you log into bootloader on the website, which option did you pick? Because there are 2 options for 'sensation' and 1 option for 'sensation 4g', which one did you pick?

  2. Hi Ajigba, which one is yours? If your Sensation XE is not 4G then you should pick Sensation and not Sensation 4G.