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2 How to Root HTC Desire 816 Android Smartphone - Jailbreak Your Device!

HTC Desire 816 is a 5.5" Full HD smartphone released in March 2014 with lot of demand in market due to its low price and very effective hardware. It works pretty well for entertainment and business purpose. It works on latest Android operating system and has almost all latest features.

HTC Desire 816 Rooting

It comes with 1.6 GHz Quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 13MP Primary Camera and latest Android 4.4 Kitkat Operating System.

Benefits of Rooting
Android Rooting is the process by which base system of the smartphone is restored while removing all the manufacturer's custom UI operating system. Rooting will help you explore those unlimited hardware and software hacks which are normally made hidden from basic systems. read further

Many of us need an extra access to their device may be to install some rooted apps, custom ROMs and to customize the device the way we wish. Once rooted you can use benefits such as Nandroid/ Titanium Backup, Adblocking, Debloat the ROM, Overclock the processor, Flashing with new ROMs, Games cheats, Flashing mods like brightness enhancement, customization, in-call volume and lot more.

This guide will teach you how to root HTC Desire 816 Android smartphone.

Caution: Rooting will loose your device's manufacturer warranty. Charge your phone fully, as rooting needs phone to be ON till it completes.

Enable USB debugging mode by going to settings > Developer > Mark USB Debugging mode.

Use Bootloader to unlock your device. Get it here

Get CWM Recovery & SuperSU and save on your computer desktop folder.

Copy SuperSU file to your smartphone's external memory (SD card) using USB cable connection.

Now disconnect your phone, switch off and boot again into FastBoot mode. (Hold power button & volume button at the same time, till screen ONs)

Now connect your device again to computer using USB and install CWM Recovery file. Double click on CWM Recovery.exe and follow normal installation procedure.

Once installed switch off your phone, and again boot it into Clockwork Mod (CWM) Recovery. (Hold down volume button and power button at same time and select CWM Recovery)

To install SuperSU, Select "Install zip from SD card" and select SuperSU file. It will reboot your device by own.

If all steps are done carefully your phone will root successfully and you can ensure it by using "Root checker" App available freely in Google Play.

Custom ROM list for HTC Desire 816 (Source ROMLister.com)

CyanogenMod 12 Unofficial (Android 5.0.2 Lollipop) get here
CyanogenMod 11 Official (Android 4.4.4 Kitkat) get here
CyanogenMod 11 Unofficial (Android 4.4.4 Kitkat) get here

KingSenseDS 2.0.0 (Android 4.4.2 Kitkat) get here
LiquidSmooth v3.2 (Android 4.4.4 Kitkat) get here
SVHD v1.2.0 (Android 4.4.2 Kitkat) get here
PacROM (Android 4.4.2 Kitkat) get here
BinDroid (Android 4.4.2 Kitkat) get here
CarbomRom (Android 4.4.2 Kitkat) get here
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