The HTC Desire 820 is a smartphone that was announced September 4 and comes with the full Android HTC Sense UI. The battery is not user replaceable, but if you can overlook that annoyance there’s a bevy of upside features. It has a big display, 8-core processor, DUAL SIM card support, lots of RAM, high resolution display and a high resolution camera. What’s more, once you tinker with the devices system internals and open it up by unlocking the hardware you can open it up to an innovative world for additional custom ROMs, custom firmware and rooted applications that you won’t find anywhere on the stock Google Play Store.
You won’t be able to receive any OTA updates after rooting your phone. You can revert back to stock software and firmware by updating with the files manually. After you carry this out once, they will continue to roll in over the air once more unless you decide to unlock the OS once more. If the OTA signals do arrive in the “Software Updates’ section you should not install them knowing you are with the unchained operating system since it can brick the handset.
Rooting the Desire 820 will remove bloatware and allow users to access custom ROMs where they can deck out their device in a much more personnel manner with unique themes and tweaks. You can also increase the device’s performance much like you would when taking your car in for a custom tuning session. You can overclock the CPU and crank up the speeds and more. However, before we get there we must run through some of the essentials before starting the steps.
Details of Note
- You must have a working computer, notebook or laptop. We recommend running with the Windows OS from Microsoft. Most Android developers that specialize in aftermarket and custom scenes cater for the Redmond OS since it is most popular.
- Take a moment to back up the devices settings, phone contacts, SMS texts, MMS messages, call logs, market applications, videos, movies, music files and pictures. There are various apps available to assist you with this task. visit the Google Play Store and download helium for Android, Titanium backup if you already have root access, SMS backup+ for storing those messages you never want to forget and G Cloud if you prefer storing data in the cloud.
- Make sure you have the up-to-date HTC USB Drivers before starting. You won’t make the successful connection from the phone to the computer without them. Some of you will already have this in perfect working order so there’s no need to download them again.
- Temporarily disable the antivirus apps that are running on the Android device. Moreover, stop the antivirus running on the computer. Remember to start them both up again after you finish here and before you browse the internet. Forgetting that step can lead to nasty Trojan Horses installed and causing you stress.
- We always recommend searching for an advanced Android users if you have on in your family or circle of friends. if you don’t have any and you are a rookie make sure you read through all of the steps carefully before performing any of the operations. If you are not confident with a move it’s time to leave a comment and ask for assistance.
- You must stopover at the Developer Options menu from the Settings menu and enable USB Debugging Mode. Additionally, enable Unknown Sources by stopping over at the Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
- Make sure you have at least 50% battery power before continuing. You can check that by turning the phone on and glancing at the battery icon from the status bar after you unlock the pass code.
- We are not responsible for any data loss or device damage. If you do soft-brick the phone you ought to seek a developer who can help you from the XDA Developers forums. There are guides and tools for that in most cases.
How to root the HTC Desire 820 in two minutes or less using the VRoot tool
1. Turn the computer on and log in to your user account.
2. Download the VRoot package here to the desktop.
3. Fetch the USB cable.
4. Connect the Desire 820 to the computer with the USB wire.
5. Extract the VRoot file and run the program on the computer.
Double click the EXE file extension to run.
6. Select the “root” button on the next screen in green.
7. Wait for the flashing to finish before touching any buttons.
8. Disconnect the phone from the computer safely by stopping the USB Mass Storage device from the system tray.