Rooting your Android phone is something which you’ll come across while learning how to optimize your device. By rooting your phone you get administrative access to your phone. And by gaining root access, you do what you please with your phone. The main reason why people root their Android devices is freedom and control and by this, you can tweak it to their liking. You can speed up your device by relocating the phone’s cache. This will save phone’s memory and hence, result in a faster working device. You can alter system files – add new themes, edit core apps (maps, calendar, clock, etc.), change recovery and boot images, etc. People often complain that apps can be installed only in the phone’s internal memory and not in the SD card. This undue advantage can be removed if your root your device.
But you must know that rooting your phone voids your warranty. However, you can always reverse the process i.e. unroot your phone and claim your warranty whenever needed.
The HTC Desire C is a new member added to the HTC Desire family. It was launched in May and released shortly. Today, we’ll be discussing how to root the Desire C.
Keep in mind that you root your phone at your own risk.
You must unlock the bootloader before rooting. You can do so by going to HTC’s official website. Moreover, HTC has announced that devices that were launched after 9/2011 come with unlock capacity. If your device is not listed then select last option “All Other Supported Models“.
Steps to Root HTC Desire C:
- Download Superboot R1 (MD5: 577610795783761d56b95e024793b8cf) and extract in on your computer and extract it.
- Reboot your phone in bootloader mode by pressing Volume down + Volume up buttons. Now connect your phone with pc.
- Navigate to extracted folder.
- Windows Users: Open “install-superboot-windows.bat”.
- Mac OSX Users: Open terminal window to extracted folder, and type ‘chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh‘ and then ‘./install-superboot-mac.sh‘
- Linux Users: Open terminal window to extracted folder, and type ‘chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh‘ and then ‘./install-superboot-linux.sh‘
- After it is completed, reboot your phone and your phone is rooted.
The process of rooting your phone isn’t without risks. When you root your device there is a potential threat of bricking it too. Bricking the device means that you interfere with your device’s working so much that you end up destroying its functionality and it is pretty much as useless as a brick. Obviously you need to get a new device because in almost all cases, rooting the phone voids your warranty.