XDA developers Jcase and Beaups have rooted the HTC One M8 using an exploit they created called WeakSauce says XDA Developers website. The exploit comes with surprising speed so near to the HTC One M8 release.
The HTC One M8 stole the headlines last week with its March 25 launch. The One M8 looks to have a bright future in the mobile industry this year, setting the precedent for other manufacturers. As with any new device release, developers begin to scour the known data looking for ways to root the device.
XDA reports that Jcase and Beaups have done just that with the Verizon HTC One M8 version. While they don’t have the physical device, they have proven that they are able to obtain root access on the software. XDA also states that WeakSauce will also work with last year’s HTC M7. It didn’t take long for developers to get to work on rooting the new device and accomplishing the goal.
So for those who don’t know what rooting is, why is it such a big deal? Rooting allows the user to bypass security and customize the device. Many people root simply to get rid of all the carrier and manufacturer apps that get preloaded onto devices. Rooting isn’t for everyone. Someone who isn’t tech savvy might not want to explore this option and instead, go for a Google Play Edition device. Those who don’t want Vanilla Android (stock Android) could also stick with the carriers devices that come loaded with what is often called ''Bloatware''.
XDA’s news on now being able to root the HTC One M8 is a welcome surprise for those itching to root their M8 that they have preordered. While this root is only viable for the Verizon M8, it is very likely that developers are working on root options for the other carriers as well.
Do you plan on rooting your M8 when you get it? Be sure to tell us how the process worked for you.