Hi I am following Android Central's guide to root my HTC One Mini. I got to this part:
After installing the Custom Recovery, Your phone is now ready to get root access!
Step 1: Connect your Phone to PC and Copy the SuperSU zip package to your phone SD Card.
Step 2: Next, Reboot your HTC One Mini into Recovery Mode, Here is how to boot it:
- Power off your phone
- Now Press and Hold the Volume Down+Power buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
- Using the Volume Up/Down and Power button, Select the Recovery option from the menu.
Step 3: Once booted into the Recovery Mode, Select the Install option and browse and select SuperSU zip file from the location where you’ve placed it.
Step 4: Swipe the button which says, "Swipe to Confirm Flash".
Step 5: Once it is done, Using the Reboot option, Reboot your phone.
The SuperSU zip file is in my internal memory but when I use "install" in TWRP and click on the zip file, it shows as empty in the folder (I know it's not empty).
Can I just unzip it on my PC and place the files in the right location on my phone?
I have downloaded the app SuperSU from the play store, tried running it only to get the message "there is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it, this is a problem. If you just upgraded to android 4.3 , you need to manually re-root — consult the relevant forums for your device."
Could there be a problem with the way I unlocked the bootloader or would I not been able to have installed TWRP if I had screwed that up too?
Only my third root and I am no pro keyboard jockey so please, an idiots guide, if you would be so kind!