HTC Desire 816 Recovery and Rooting guide

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    This tutorial is HTC Desire 816 Recovery flashing and Rooting guide. Before rooting your device you have to search for what is rooting and the benefits of rooting. If you understand the risk of rooting but still you need to root your device then you are most welcome to this guide.

    After installing TWRP recovery you can install many android mods such as GCam APK, enable navigation gesture, enable face unlock, viper4android etc. and many more.

    HTC Desire 816 Recovery and Rooting guide


    Disclaimer :
    This will void your warranty.
    To root your device you have to unlock the bootloader on HTC Desire 816, which will also erase all your data in internal storage!

    Please follow the link for how to backup all the data on your android device:
    Step by step guide to take full backup of your phone data

    After taking backup of your phone, go and unlock your bootloader here.

    Unlocking HTC Desire 816 bootloader:

    HTC official bootloader unlock page

    HTC Desire 816 is not listed over there, so you need to select your device model as “HTC One”
    (Don’t worry, it all follows almost the same steps)

    Here is a simple guide that explains how to unlock bootloader on any HTC phone.

    After unlocking the bootloader make sure that you have the following things in hand to start with the rooting method.
    Required things:

    STEP by STEP HTC Desire 816 Rooting guide:

    The complete process will be split into three things as following:
    – Unlocking the Bootloader (Which you have already done in the above step)
    – Installing a custom recovery
    – Installing the ROOT package using the custom recovery

    Flashing a Custom Recovery on HTC Desire 816:

    Here is a Step By Step Guide explaining how to Flash TWRP or CWM using Fastboot.

    STEP 1:

    Copy the custom recovery file into the directory where you have extracted the adb and fastboot files.

    STEP 2:

    Now type the following command to install the custom recovery image on your device:

    $ fastboot flash recovery <>

    Place the recovery image name in the <> field.

    $ fastboot reboot


    Rooting guide for the HTC Desire 816:

    Rooting guide will only work only after the custom recovery installation.
    If you will SKIP the custom recovery installation process and perform only these steps then rooting will not be done.

    Here is a StepByStep Guide explaining How to ROOT An Android Phone Using TWRP Recovery.

    After successfully completing all the above mentioned steps your device will be rooted.

    After rooting your device if you are not able to write on the system partition then the ROOTING is almost useless.
    So after rooting done successfully, reboot your device and keep the wp_mod.ko module on your sdcard.
    wp_mod.ko download link
    This module lets you enable writing data on the system partition.
    Run the following commands on a console on your phone:

    $ su

    # insmod /location-where-you-copied-it/wp_mod.ko

    Have fun and stay tuned to get more updates.

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