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Ultimate Guide to Root HTC Desire and Install a Custom ROM

Jul 26, 2021 • Filed to: All Solutions to Make iOS&Android Run Sm • Proven solutions


HTC Desire is the forerunner of the Desire series of mobiles by HTC. It runs on Android V2.1 Eclair upgradable up to Android V2.3 Gingerbread. The third flagship of HTC, the HTC desire has a 5MP autofocus camera that is capable of recording videos also. With a pixel density of 252 ppi, HTC Desire laid the foundation to AMOLED display in consumer electronics. The smartphone runs with a processor speed of 1GHz which is quite good considering the fact that the mobile was launched long back. It includes a 576 GB RAM and 4GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB.

Although it itself is a good smartphone in its category, it can perform even better after performing HTC Desire root. The 1GHz processor can be overclocked to get faster response or underclocked to stave battery. Once you root HTC Desire, backups are no more a problem and even the smallest information can be saved. Then there are custom ROMs that can be flashed to change the skin of your Android as well. All these and much more is possible only HTC Desire is rooted.

So, let us learn how to root Htc Desire by reading the parts that follow.

Part 1: Preparation of rooting HTC Desire

Rooting an Android device offers the user complete freedom to customise his/her device. It allows the user to explore all the nooks and corners of an Android smartphone and make it suit the needs of the user. But rooting is as not as easy as it appears. It involves significant risks. Hence it is necessary to follow certain steps before rooting your HTC Desire. The preparations to be done before you perform htc desire root are outlined below.

• Rooting your HTC Desire may erase important stuff, if any, in your mobile. So, before you root htc desire, backup any videos, photos, contacts, messages, applications etc that are on your phone for safety.

• HTC Desire root may be time-consuming in some cases. To avoid battery death during the rooting process, it is necessary to have the battery fully charged.

• Make sure to have a look at the specifications “about device” section in your HTC Desire.

• HTC Desire root may cause nullification of the warranty. So, it is necessary to learn how to unroot it.

• An USB cable is necessary to establish a connection between the PC and the smartphone. To avoid encountering any problems while connecting, you should have the necessary drivers installed in your PC.

• Enable USB debugging in your HTC Desire to perform the root successfully.

• Install custom recovery and other files that are necessary to root your android smartphone.

Once you have these tips in your mind by heart, you can proceed with the HTC Desire root process.

Part 2: How to root HTC Desire with Android root?

Rooting Android smartphones can be a pain for those new to rooting. Also, there are many methods to perform htc desire root. Some methods do not go down well with first-time users. However, Dr.Fone Android toolkit is an easy method to not just root htc desire but also to perform various other functions. It is an easy to use software with a simple user interface that makes rooting look very easy. With this toolkit, you can root htc desire in a matter of few minutes.

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Step 1: Install and Launch Dr.Fone Root software on your PC

In the first place, it is necessary to download Wondershare Dr.Fone Root on your PC and install it. Once the installation process is complete, launch the program on your computer.

After you have selected the right tool, connect the HTC Desire with the PC using a USB cable. Now there will be a pop-up message on your mobile phone asking permission to enable USB debugging. Tap on OK to allow it. Then, Dr.Fone toolkit will try to establish a connection between your HTC Desire and the PC.

connect phone

Step 3: Detect the HTC Desire and root the device

When the connection is established, click on the “start” button in Dr.Fone interface. This will allow the program to detect your phone and find a proper solution to root it.

detect phone

The process may take some time to complete. While the process is on, ensure proper connectivity between the HTC Desire and the PC.

If the mobile phone is detected, click on “root now” to start the rooting process. In the pop-up that appears on the phone, tap on “confirm” to permit the HTC Desire root.

root now

If the root is successful, Dr.Fone program will display a success message. Now the HTC Desire is rooted.

root successfully

Part 3: How to install a custom ROM on HTC Desire

There are plenty of things that can be done after you root htc desire. But the best option to explore is to flash a custom ROM on your HTC desire. This will allow you to change the skin of your Android and allow you to be the administrator of your mobile. To install a custom ROM on your rooted HTC Desire, follow the steps described below.

Step 1: Download the custom ROM and recovery files to the PC

To flash a custom ROM on your HTC Desire, it is necessary to have it rooted. If the HTC Desire Root is complete, download the compressed file of recovery package on your PC. From the tons of custom ROMS available, select the one that suits your needs and download the zip files to your PC. If the custom ROM requires a radio file, download that also. Make sure not to extract the files and keep it in the zip format.

Step 2:  Connect the HTC Desire to the PC

Plug a good USB cable in to your smartphone and the PC to make a connection between them.

Step 3: Transfer zip files to SD card

After connecting the two devices, transfer all the downloaded zip files to the SD card of the smartphone.

Step 4: Reboot HTC desire into recovery

Now, disconnect the Desire from PC and switch it off. Then turn it on by holding the Volume down button along with the Power button simultaneously until the bootloader opens. Using the volume button to navigate, select “recover” using the Power button.

Step 5: Wipe data and install zip file

Once you are into recovery, use the track pad to navigate and select “Wipe data/Factory Reset” to clear all data. Once it is done, go back to the main menu and select “Install/Flash zip from sdcard”. Choose the zip files to install it on the HTC Desire.

wipe data factory reset

Step 6: Reboot HTC Desire to finish flashing

Once the ROM is flashed, reboot the smartphone to complete the process.

reboot the phone

Now, the custom ROM is installed in your HTC Desire.

Thus by following the steps described above, the HTC Desire root can be done successfully. The rooting process explained above is very easy and can be performed by anyone. while a fair amount of Android knowledge is necessary to do the flashing. Hope the above methods lead you to a better performing HTC Desire.

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