To think that we cannot walk into a shop, buy a t-shirt and then change the color of our t-shirts when we get home is ridiculous. There should be no reason for anyone to want to buy a black t-shirt, bring it back and paint it red, but if you did, I am sure most of you would like to think that was possible by law. Rooting the Android operating system should be subject to similar law where we buy something, we bring it home and have the right to do whatever we want with the device. If I want to walk into my local phone store, buy the most expensive phone there is to buy, bring it home and throw it in my pool in my backyard, then I should have the right to do that. The reason I should have the right to do that is that it is my swimming pool, and it is my phone because I paid for it and it now legally belongs to me.

For most of the western world, rooting an Android operating system is legal. However, these corporations and smartphone manufacturers would love for that to change. It’s not hard for us to see why that is — there are services on the phones that can earn these companies more money from your head when you look at them and click on them and when we remove them those companies lose money. That does not change anything though about the principle behind you bought it so you can do what you want with it. It just means these companies miss out on more wealth when compared to the company that is selling you a t-shirt.

HTC 10

As we move forward, there is no doubt that rooting will become legal in more and more places, and the places where it is legal already will continue to keep it that way. The main reason people want to root an Android device is so they can install more apps on the HTC 10 smartphone. You guys can do the same thing too once you complete the guide below. The apps we recommend are always legal and don’t cross any moral boundary. Some of the apps will potentially make the developers money because they cost money to install, but that is another thing companies like HTC will have to put up with without complaining. To create businesses off of existing businesses is nothing to be jealous about by anyone. We see it happening all over the world today already. It is designed for the world and helps economies thrive. Many businesses are now having success in creating pages from Facebook for example. I am sure Mark Zuckerberg does not mind that either because he is not a bad person. In fact, I’ve seen him publicly state that is something he enjoys.

Files You Need

  • Download the Beta version of SuperSU 2.74 that works for the HTC 10 smartphone from here.
  • You must have unlocked the HTC 10 bootloader before you can follow this guide to gain rooting privileges on the smartphone.
  • You must have installed a custom recovery on the HTC 10 smartphone before you can use this guide to root the smartphone.
  • You need to install the HTC USB Drivers on the computer if you’re using the Windows operating system before you can connect your HTC 10 smartphone to it.
  • Note that customizing your HTC 10 smartphone — whether it be with root access, installing a custom recovery on unlocking the bootloader — will always void the warranty.

Rooting the HTC 10 smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow

1. Download the SuperSU Beta 2.74 directly from the files section above to the computer and have it waiting on the desktop.

2. Connect the HTC 10 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable that you would always usually use to charge the device every night before bed.

3. Copy the SuperSU 2.74 zip file over to the internal storage SD card on your HTC 10 smartphone and then unplug it from the computer with the USB cable.

4. Turn off the HTC 10 smartphone and then reboot it by holding the hardware button combination for the (stock) recovery mode and it will boot you into the (custom) recovery you just installed earlier.

5. Tap on the Install button from the main custom recovery menu on your HTC 10 smartphone and browse the SD card for the SuperSU 2.74 you copied earlier.

6. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the SuperSU on the computer and then reboot the system once it is complete.

That is how to root the HTC 10 smartphone running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by using an updated version of the SuperSU application (SuperSU 2.74) made by Chainfire — the same guy who always gives us the updated BETA versions of the SuperSU application.

You can start installing your root requiring applications on the HTC 10 smartphone as soon as your device reboots from the custom recovery partition and back into the normal mode. You should see the HTC 10 now has the SuperSU app available from the app drawer — that’s the app you just installed through the use of your new recovery image.

All the apps like Titanium and ROM Toolbox that would not install on your system before will now install, and the SuperSU application will prompt you on the display whether or not you would like to grant the root app the root access it needs to run. Here is the part where you apparently say yes; however, be on the lookout for things asking SuperSU for root permissions that you do not recognize in the future. Everything will prompt SuperSU including apps that might be malware so does not just grant root access to everything that wants to get through. If you haven’t just installed an app from the Google Play Store or somewhere online, then it’s something to double-check on before saying yes.