How To Root HTC Desire 816 On KitKat 4.4.2 Android Firmware-Guide

HTC Desire 816 is a mid range Android device with lots of features. HTC Desire 816 comes with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat out of the box with HTC’s latest Sense 6.0 UI. A good phone with root level access is always a good package.Gaining root access implies in removing the factory restrictions out from the device. It gives freedom to your device and you can customize as you like.

Once you have rooted the device, you can then install many custom ROM firmwares and many other apps which need the root access. Today I will show you how To Root HTC Desire 816 On KitKat 4.4.2 Android Firmware-Guide in this article.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Thetechhacker will not be responsible if your device gets damaged during the process.

Pre Requisites

1.First backup all your contacts, call logs and SMS.

2.Enable USB debugging mode from Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging in your device.

3.The device bootloader must be unlocked. Check HTC official site for more details.

How To Root HTC Desire 816

1.First download Custom recovery file for HTC Desire 816 and file on the desktop.

2.Now reboot your phone into HBOOT, press volume down+power button together to HBOOT.

3.In the HBOOT menu choose the Fastboot from the list.

4.On your PC extract the downloaded contents on your desktop and move the downloaded en.recovery.img to the extracted fastboot folder.

5.Now connect your device with PC with original USB cable and go to the fastboot folder and press shift + right click and choose “Open Command Window Here” you will then see a command window in the folder.

6.In the command line window type the following command and execute it.

fastboot flash recovery recovery_en.img

7.After successful flash you will see a message recovery has been flashed successfully.

To check your device successfully rooted or not install the Root Checker App from Google Play Store.

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, PhoneSetter and TheWearableNews. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.
  1. Reply
    mrudhayamail Aug 10, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Hi Rahul Vithala, in this method you didnt mentioned the unlocking boot loader, is it ok or i should unlock the boot loader before trying these steps?

  2. Reply
    vithala85 Aug 10, 2014 at 6:42 am

    mrudhayamail  Yes, you must have unlocked your bootloader before starting the procedure.

  3. Reply
    mrudhayamail Aug 10, 2014 at 6:47 am

    vithala85    Cool. Sorry to say, can you please add that point in your post. That will be helpful for someone who tries it first time.

  4. Reply
    iqbalkhuraishi Nov 14, 2014 at 5:32 am

    I tried the above steps. Got the recovery image flashed. But when I check with root checker, it says that it has not been rooted.

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