Easy Guide on How to Root HTC Desire 816

Looking for a quick and easy way to root your device? Follow this guide on how to root HTC Desire 816 smartphone to know more. HTC Desire 816 is an amazing phone with above average specifications. It comes with a 5.5-inch display screen and 13-megapixel camera which provide you an edge on the photography as well as display. There is 1.5gb of ram and a snapdragon 400 processor to provide you with superior performance.

HTC Desire 816 is an amazing phone with above average specifications. It comes with a 5.5-inch display screen and 13-megapixel camera which provide you an edge on the photography as well as display. There is 1.5gb of ram and a snapdragon 400 processor to provide you with superior performance.

But in order to use HTC Desire 816 to it’s full, you must root your device unlocking new potentials and using its amazing features. After rooting your device, you can achieve superior performance and complete control on your device. It would allow you to make configuration changes inside the system and also installing various other, customizable Android-based ROMs.

You can also flash various kernels based on your requirement and demands. This would not only make your device more beautiful but also allow you to provide more performance where you want. It will make your device truly personalized.

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Prior Information

  • Before rooting, you must remember that you will be voiding your warranty of HTC desire 816. Also, you must always take a proper backup of your device in case of any data loss. You must also make a backup of your app data, to avoid downloading huge files again from the app market.
  • You should have an unlocked bootloader. And a basic knowledge of android related terms.
  • We would also like to remind you that we can’t be held responsible for any data damage or if you brick your device while not going through the process correctly.

Things you will need

  • A working PC or laptop is required.
  • A compatible USB cable recommended using the one provided with the device.
  • Unlocked Bootloader of HTC Desire 816.
  • Make sure that a recovery is installed, if not, we will guide you through it.
  • It is recommended to charge your HTC DESIRE 816 to 70% or above in order to prevent the device from switching off in the middle of the process.
  • Make sure you have enabled USB debugging option on your device.

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Steps to How to Root HTC Desire 816

1.Install HTC sync manager. This is a software provided by HTC to pack all the drivers required by the PC to recognize your device. It can be downloaded from here.

2.Now you’ve to download a custom recovery. It can be downloaded from here.

3.Download the above file and save it on your desktop. Boot your phone into fastboot and run the .exe file, it will automatically install the recovery on your HTC Desire 816.

4.Boot your device into recovery by choosing HBOOT. You can make a selection using the Power button and scroll up and down using volume keys.

5.Now we’ve to download and install SuperSu. The latest SuperSU zip file can be downloaded from here.

6.Transfer this downloaded SuperSU file to the MicroSD card of your HTC DESIRE 816.

7.Now, boot into recovery and select “Install zip file from MicroSD card” and select the file by browsing to its location i.e. on your MicroSD card. Select “Yes” when you reach the file and select “Yes” again to flash the file.

8.Reboot once after flashing is complete.

How to root htc desire 816 - SuperSU

NOTE: If you get stuck in a boot loop at the boot animation after rebooting your phone (after the last step), kindly boot your HTC Desire 816 again into recovery and select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, and then “Wipe Cache Partition”. Once that is done, repeat the booting process.

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So these were the simple steps you need to follow in order to learn how to root HTC Desire 816. If you have followed the above-given steps correctly and precisely, then you must now know how to root HTC Desire 816. You can now easily update your device, put in a ROM/Kernel of your choice, load it with custom UIs like MIUI.

Performance tweaks can be made and you can truly personalize your device and hence unleashing the full throttle of your device. If you need any more assistance on how to root HTC Desire 816, follow the video tutorial given down below:

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