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The HTC One M9 Plus is sports a 5.2" QHD display, 2.2-GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6795T chipset, 3 GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 20-megapixel dual camera capable of shooting 3D content and Ultrapixel front facing shooter.

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GENERAL
2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced
2015, April
Approx Availability
Available. Released 2015, May
Dual SIM
-
Form factor
Bar
LTE Network
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Sim
Nano-SIM
status
Available. Released 2015, May
SIZE
Dimensions
151 x 72 x 9.6 mm
Height
151 mm
Thickness
9.6 mm
Weight
168 g (5.93 oz)
Width
72 mm
DISPLAY
Additional
HTC Sense UI 7.0
Display Colors
16M colors
Display Size
5.2 inches
Display Technology
Super LCD3
Resolution
1440 x 2560 pixels
Touchscreen
capacitive touchscreen
Type
Super LCD3
BATTERY
Stand-by Time
Up to 598 h (2G) / Up to 626 h (3G)
Talk time
Up to 23 h (2G) / Up to 13 h (3G)
BODY
Dimensions
151 x 72 x 9.6 mm (5.94 x 2.83 x 0.38 in)
Weight
168 g (5.93 oz)
CAMERA
Features
Automatic simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
Flash
dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Primary Camera
20MP + 2.1MP, 5376 x 3752 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary Camera
Video
2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
DATA
3G Speed
HSPA 42.2/21.1 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
4G Speed
HSPA 42.2/21.1 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Bluetooth
v4.1, A2DP, apt-X
EDGE
Yes
GPRS
Yes
Infrared port
Yes
NFC
Yes (market/operator dependent)
USB
microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2 TV-out), USB Host
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
FEATURES
Additional Features
- Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage) - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player - MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player - Document editor - Photo/video editor
Browser
HTML5
Chipset
Mediatek MT6795T
Colors
Gray, Silver Gold, Amber Gold
CPU
Octa-core 2.2 GHz
Games
-
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
GPU
PowerVR G6200
Java
-
Messaging
SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
OS
Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Processor Type
Octa-core
Radio
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Sensors
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MEMORY
8 GB, 1 GB RAM
32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Call records
Yes
Card slot
microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal
32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Phonebook
Yes
MISC
Email Client
Yes
FCC ID
-
SOUND
3.5mm jack
Yes
Alert types
Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker
Yes

When using a high end Android based device, such as the new HTC One M9, we can think only on tweaking procedures. The best is that when using a device that runs on high tech hardware components, we can do almost everything we want, so choosing to customize, optimize, personalize and power up the HTC One M9 is almost intuitive. However, in order to complete our goals, first we have to perform a few dedicated operations, in order to unlock the internal Android system. Thus, in that matter, today, I will show you how to easily root your HTC One M9.

But, gaining root access is not for everyone. In fact, this is a custom and risky process that should be completed only by advanced users – if you are a newbie, read twice all the lines from this tutorial before rooting your HTC One M9. You see, if you mess things up, you can brick your Android device, not to mention that in the end, you won’t be able to reclaim the warranty of your One M9, since the root access is an unofficial process that is not supported by HTC or by Google – the root exploit provided below is developed by third party devs and you can flash it at your own risk.

So, bottom line, if your HTC One M9 gets bricked during the tweaking process, you won’t be able to reclaim its warranty, if you take it back to service – in fact, you will have to pay for the technical assistance. Also, you might have to learn how to manually resolve common Android related issues, since the warranty of your device will be now lost.

Well, these are the risks; now, of course, there are some advantages that you must learn about. Thus, in a few words, once root access is gained on your HTC One M9, the fun begins. Basically, you will be able to change and modify in built settings and the internal system whenever you want and how you want. Thus, you will finally be able to remove bloatware, install custom and complex apps and features, install custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, AOKP or ParanoidAndroid, overclock your Android device, flash custom kernels, make Nandroid backups and lot more.

So, if you have decided to complete this tutorial in order to root your HTC One M9, don’t hesitate and resume all the guidelines from below.

First, learn that you can apply this guide only if you unlock the HTC One M9 bootloader and only if on your phone TWRP recovery is installed. The root exploit will be flashed on your device through the mentioned custom recovery image, so preparing your handset is not really an option for you.

Then, you should consider in backing up your HTC One M9 data as during the root process a wipe might be performed. So, the best will be to download cloud storage platforms or compatible backup and restore apps from Google Play in order to use it for saving everything that you might use or need afterwards – in that respect you might want to save your contacts list, call logs, text messages, internet settings, market apps and other general files such as images, videos or audio packages.

You also have to make sure that you can use a computer, as the root file must be first downloaded on that device. In order to avoid unpleasant situations from taking place, you must temporarily deactivate the security protection from the computer you are using, because the antivirus-like tools might interfere with your work. On the other hand, on your HTC One M9 you will have to gain developer rights (type several times on built number – go to “menu – settings – about phone”) as then you will have to enable the USB debugging option from “menu – settings developer options”.

I recommend you to charge your device before heading towards the steps from below. Complete the charging process as if your One M9 will get turned off during the root process, your phone might also get bricked or damaged. Moreover, ensure that you apply the root exploit from below only for the new HTC One M9 – the same file will not work on any other Android based device.

How to Root HTC One M9 using TWRP recovery

  1. On your computer download the root package from this page.
  2. Save the file on desktop and don’t unzip.
  3. Then, establish a connection between your One M9 and your computer – plug in the USB cable in that matter.
  4. Transfer the downloaded files on your phone and when done, unplug the USB cord.
  5. Turn off your phone and after a few moments, reboot into recovery mode.
  6. From recovery tap on “Install” and load the root exploit.
  7. Resume the installation process and wait while your HTC One M9 is being rooted.
  8. In the end, select “reboot system now” and enjoy.
  9. If a boot loop will be issued, go back to recovery and follow: make a hard reset (select “wipe data factory reset”) and also clear cache (choose “wipe cache partition”); when done, return to Android OS.

Good job; you have successfully rooted your HTC One M9. Now, you can finally start your own tweaking process. If you have questions or if you need further details, don’t hesitate and contact us – we will assist you as soon as possible.

Create your own look for the One M9

Personalization is an important thing for many people. You want your homescreens to reflect your tastes, and don't want to be stuck with the fonts and icons dictated by your phone's default UI. With HTC Themes, you can change not only the background, but also download hundreds of themes, icon packs and fonts for your One M9. You can even create your own custom theme. Here's how:

  • Open the Themes app
  • Tap the '+' icon at the top right
  • Tap Choose Home image, then Camera to take a photo of a background you want your theme based around, or Gallery to pick one you already have.
  • Once you've selected a background, select a filter, crop the image, then tap Next until you reach the Create theme: style page. If you want to tweak the theme HTC created, tap Edit, or tap Next if you're happy.
  • Give the theme a name, check that the Apply this theme now box is ticked, then tap OK.
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Tweak your homescreens to your heart's content with HTC Themes. / © ANDROIDPIT

Quickly add widgets to your homescreens

Widgets are some of the most useful things for your phone, letting you control and access features that you'd usually need to go into an app or your phone's settings for. Adding widgets on the One M9 is easy:

  • Long-tap an empty space on one of your homescreens, then tap Add apps and widgets.
  • Here you can add things like the Peel Smart Remote, wireless connectivity widgets, and more.The ever-handy WiFi, Mobile Data and Bluetooth widgets are actually hidden much further down the widgets list, so you'll need to scroll down to find them.
  • Once you've found a widget you want to add to your homescreen, long-tap its icon until you pick it up, then drag it up into one of the homescreen thumbnails above.
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Adding widgets is simple, but the best ones are hidden way at the bottom of the Widgets window. / © ANDROIDPIT

Launch the camera using the volume rocker

Want to jump straight into the camera app without having to turn your screen on first? You can do so by following these steps:

  • First, go to Settings > Display & gestures > Motion Launch gestures then tick the box next to 'Volume button to launch Camera.
  • Your One M9 doesn't tell you this, but you also need to assign the volume rocker to the shutter button in the camera app.To do this, open the Camera app, tap the three-dot icon, then the Settings cog icon.
  • Tap General Settings > Volume button options > Capture
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There are a couple of things you need to do to launch straight into the camera app when you screen is off. / © ANDROIDPIT

Use your HTC One M9 with gloves on

Remember how frustrating it used to be with older smartphones when you had gloves on and would try in vain to swipe and tap your screen to answer an urgent call? HTC addresses this nightmarish problem by having a dedicated 'Glove mode', which - you guessed it - makes the screen more responsive when you're wearing gloves.

  • Go to Settings > Display & gestures then tick the box next to 'Glove mode' to enable this feature. This makes your screen more sensitive, so we recommend you turn it on only when you need it, otherwise your One M9 might start misbehaving in your pocket.
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Switch on Glove Mode to make your One M9 usable on those cold days (when you're wearing gloves, of course). / © ANDROIDPIT

Cap data usage on your HTC One M9

'Data shock' is becoming less and less frequent these days, thanks to decreased mobile roaming charges, more transparency from network providers, and handy phone features. The HTC One M9 has its own clear and simple tool that lets you cap your mobile data usage, and even set a monthly cycle for your data usage to be in sync with your monthly mobile contract.

  • Go to Settings > More > Data usage then tap the Limit mobile data usage box.
  • Two lines will appear in the graph - one showing your custom-set data limit, the other marking when you receive a warning that you're approaching your limit. Drag these two lines using the colored markers on the right side so that they're in line with your data tariff.
  • Tap Reset data usage, then select the day of the month on which you receive your bill from your network provider.
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Keep that data usage under control with this handy tool. / © ANDROIDPIT

Track battery usage on your HTC One M9

There are plenty of third-party battery monitor apps out there that break down much much battery you're using on various apps, processes and tools on your phone. While these are great if you want to go into forensic detail with your battery usage, the One M9 has a perfectly decent battery monitor itself. To use it:

  • Go to Settings > Power. Here you can switch on Power saver and Extreme power saving modes (which you can also do in your Quick Settings menu), and check stats on your battery usage.
  • Tap History to see a graph showing your battery depleting (depressing, we know) and see how many days use you can get on your remaining charge.
  • From the Power menu, tap Batter usage to see which apps, services and features use most battery. Tap Screen Off or Screen On to see which apps use most battery in these respective states.
  • To switch off a battery-hogging app, tap it in the list, then tap Force stop.
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Who needs third-battery battery monitor apps when the One M9 has its own one? / © ANDROIDPIT

Hide system apps and 'smart folders'

Thanks to the large-scale public outcry against bloatware on Android devices, you now have much more control over what apps appear on your device. The HTC One M9 features the usual Google apps and also an annoying little 'Suggestions' box on your homescreens, but you can hide all of these if you wish:

  • To hide apps in the app drawer, open the app drawer, tap the tree-dotted icon at the top right, Hide/unhide apps, then tap all the apps that you'd like to hide.
  • To remove so-called 'smart folders' like Downloads and Suggestions from your Sense Home Widget, tap the Home/Work/Out dropdown menu in the widget, tap the overflow menu (three-dotted icon), then Show/hide smart folders. Untick the boxes for the folders you want to hide, then tap OK.

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Don't like those Downloads and Suggestions folders cluttering your homescreen? Get rid of 'em. / © ANDROIDPIT

Quickly switch between front and rear cameras

At first glance, the One M9 camera may seem a bit fiddly to switch between the front (sorry, 'selfie') camera and rear camera, seemingly requiring you to tap the four-circle icon at the bottom right, then selecting a new shooting mode. But there is a much quicker way:

  • To quickly switch between the front and rear camera on your One M9, swipe left or right if you're in portrait mode, or up or down if you're in landscape mode. In Landscape mode, you can also swipe to the Panorama mode using this method.
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Just swipe up and down (landscape mode) or left and right (portrait mode) to switch between shooting modes. / © ANDROIDPIT

Fine-tune the volumes on different phone features

Remember how Lollipop got rid of the classic 'mute' mode on phones and replaced it with the inscrutable Priority Mode? Most manufacturers are now backtracking on this feature, but from day one the HTC One M9 kept Priority Mode as an option, alongside standard mute mode.

  • To silence your ringtone - but not alarms or music and videos - just hold the volume down button on your One M9 until you reach silent mode.
  • To silence your alarm, or music and videos, individually, tap the volume button, then the cog icon on the 'Ringtone' display that appears.
  • Use the sliders to adjust - or completely silence - the volume on their corresponding features.
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The One M9 keeps Priority Mode optional, so controlling volumes on your phone is nice and simple. / © ANDROIDPIT

Turn your One M9 into a TV remote

Like the One M8 before it, the HTC One M9 has a built-in iR blaster, which makes it a great all-in-one remote for TVs, AV receivers and even air conditioners around your house. The One M9 replaced the 'TV' app with Peel Smart Remote. After some early problems, the app is now working as it should. Here's how to set it up:

  • If you haven't yet, download and install Peel Smart Remote, then open it.
  • Follow the setup process, then when you're finished you'll be presented with a screen showing what Live TV you can watch with your selected TV provider.
  • To add another device, tap the remote icon at the top right, tap the header at the top-centre, then tap Add device. This will take you through the same process as setting up your TV.
  • Tap the three dots at the top right, Settings, then scroll down to Remote Control if you want your remote control to be displayed in the notifications menu, or if you want an 'Always on' widget on your screen.
  • You can also add the remote control widget using the standard method (see 'Quickly add widgets to your homescreens').
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Use the IR blaster on your One M9 to turn it into a TV, AV, and cable box remote. / © ANDROIDPIT

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