How-To: Root HTC Sensation XE Running Android 4.0.3 Official Firmware.

Root HTC Sensation XE

If you want to install custom recoveries and ROMs on your Android device, you need to root it.  In this guide, we’re going to show you how you can root your HTC Sensation XE running Android 4.0.3 Official Firmware. Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, ROMs and to root HTC Sensation XE can result in bricking your device. Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers. Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility. In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible. Prepare your device:


  1. Make sure that your battery has a charge of over 60 percent.
  2. You have backed up all important data such as your contacts list, call logs, and any important messages.
  3. You have enabled USB debugging mode:
    • Go to Settings>Developer options
  4. You have disabled all security programs.
  5. You have unlocked your bootloader.


  1. SuperSu here
  2. CWM Touch Recovery
  3. HTC All in One Root Toolkit here

Root the HTC Sensation XE on Android 4.0.3 Official Firmware:

  1. Connect your phone to your PC.
  2. Paste the file you downloaded to your phone’s SDcard.
  3. Extract the All In One Root Toolkit you downloaded and then run the One.exe
  4. When One.exe is running, click on “install HTC Drivers”. Make sure you ignore all pop-ups that come up.

Root HTC Sensation XE

  1. Rename the recovery-clockwork-touch- to CWM5827.img and copy the CWM5827.img to HTC One X toolkit folder/Data folder/recoveries and replace with the one inside.
  2. Click on CWM in the Toolkit then click on Flash Recovery.


  1. Wait for it to install.
  2. Disconnect your phone from the PC and boot it into bootloader by first turning the phone off and then turning it back on by pressing and holding down on the volume down and power button.
  3. Select recovery, then select “install zip from SD card”. Choose the file and install it.
  4. Reboot your system.

So now you’ve Root HTC Sensation XE. Share your experiences in the comments box below. JR


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