Unlock Bootloader on HTC One M9

In this post we will discuss about how you unlock the bootloader of your HTC One M9 device. HTC One M9 is the top class smartphone in the previous year i.e. launched on March, 2015. The device comes with 5.0 inches Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The device has Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop), v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and upgrade it to v7.0 (Nougat)with 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A57 Octa-core CPU & Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 Chipset. The internal storage are 3 GB RAM & 32 GB ROM. The camera provides 20 MP primary & 4 MP secondary camera. The battery has 2840 mAhLi-Ion non-removable battery.

Unlocking bootloader will allow to access you to fastboot and download modes of your device. It will let you to flash custom images, factory images which will modify your device’s files. It will also allowing you to customs kernels, ROMs on your device. basically it is the previous statge of TWRP recovery. If you did not unlocked the Bootloader of your device then you will not able to do TWRP recovery.

Unlock Bootloader on HTC One M9


Sometime unlocking bootloader will remove all of the important data of your device. So do it at your own risk. If you do it then follow some necessary step

  1. Charge your device at least 60% before starting the process
  2. Backup all important data,contacts, sms etc

Files you need: 

Download & install HTC drivers

Download Adb Fastboot Tool

Register & create an account on HTCDev.com

Unlock bootloader page


  • Enable USB Debugging [Settings ->> Additional settings->> Developer options->> USB Debugging] with the help of this when you connected your device in Pc USB Debugging on your device use ADB commands
  • Go to the HTCDev.com website, Register to open your account
  • Go to the unlock bootloader page with the help of above mentioned link
  • Choose “All Other Supported Models” option from the drop down
  • Select “Begin Unlock Bootloader” under this drop down and start the process                                                            Unlock Bootloader on HTC One M9 1.jpg          
  • Download & unzip Adb Fastboot Tool
  • Go to Adb Fastboot Tool folder
  • By pressing “Shift+Mouse Right click” get Open command window here on Adb Fastboot Tool folder
  • Connect your device in Pc and press power off + volume down same time. you will get into fastboot mode
  • Write the below commands and press Enter key

 adb reboot download

  • with the help of this your device boot into the download mode

fastboot oem get_identifier_token

  • with the help of this command you will see a long token on the command screen
  • Copy the token by pressing right click on an empty space
  • Mark and highlight the block of text which starting from <Identifier Token Start> and ending <Identifier Token End>
  • Copy the highlighted text                                                                                                    Unlock Bootloader on HTC One M9 3.jpg 
  • Go to this link and directly paste the token which you copied
  • See My Device Identifier Token and under this you will see submit button 
  • Click on Submit button                                                                                                         Unlock Bootloader on HTC One M9 4    
  • If you done the above step perfectly then you will receive a mail from HTC Dev and Unlock_code.bin file attached with this mail
  • Download it and paste in the Adb Fastboot Tool folder
  •  Write the bellow command 

fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin

  • A screen will appear in your device and here you will get the confirming Bootloader unlock option
  • By pressing Volume Up button enable Yes option & Power button help to select it
  • Reboot your device


You will successfully unlocked bootloader of your HTC One M9 device.

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