You can now root your Verizon HTC One M8 and M7 using the WakeSauce APK apps. The WakeSauce Root Apps is an exploit for some select HTC devices. It is basically acquires root, mounts a new xbin containing busybox, and SU or superuser access. This is mainly developed by XDA’s highly recognized senior developer (jcase) together with XDA’s veteran fellas (beaup, smattlgroff, Dr_Drache). The WeakSauce Root app comes in APK file size of 1.46 MB, its just seems like an ordinary apps you can download at Play Store so the installation is pretty quite simple.
WakeSauce APK can also be easily uninstalled from your HTC One if you want to unroot, so there is nothing much to worry about. So if you want to gain root on your Verizon HTC One M8 and M7, just simply head-over here – forum.xda-developers, and carefully read some important but easy workaround to gain root on your M8 or M7. There is also a step by step guide provided by Cody Toombs and can be found at Android Police.
Please note that we are only pointing you to the right direction to root your Verizon HTC One M8 or M7 and you should understand that you cannot blame anyone if at some-point if there is something might went wrong to your device and it happened by your own act and decision making.
(Screenshot credits to our fellow XDA-developer member whskytango)