The HTC Desire 310 is a cheaper device with medium hardware powered with medium 2000 mAh battery, but you can still do more than medium-esque things with this phone simply by just rooting your phone. After rooting you can tweak your device interface as well as performance also. Read the guide below to learn a very easy way to root your device. There’s no command, no recovery; just with a click of your mouse button. Remember you are doing this with your device at your own risk, do not blame us if you ended up with a bricked device.
Rooting is breaking away the system internals from HTC’s factory restrictions so we can add extra application from Google Play, boost our software version thanks to custom firmware, change the way our devices look with a custom ROM and more. We make sure system files access to some apps which need it to work smoothly. Check how it’s done for this handset after the jump.
There are so many amazing things about rooting that I can’t list them all here such as you can tweak your phones interface or boost your phone’s per performance. There is only one draw back is that your phone will lose its warranty and you can’t claim it back till your phone is rooted and you will be charged for any type of assistance for your phone.
What Is Rooting the Android Operating System?
When you buy a new smartphone, you might not know it, but the Android operating system is in a “locked” state. For the most part, it will not make much difference to you: most apps are still available to use, and there are benefits to this locked state such as better security. When you root the Android operating system, you are gaining full administrative rights over the OS.
Why Would You Want to Root Android?
Gaining full administrative rights over the operating system has some perks to some people. For example, out of the millions of applications available on Google Play, some of them will not be able to run on your device unless it has root access. Until you have a specific need for wanting Android rooted, you probably want to leave Android as it comes out of the box. But if you need to unlock an app, then that is when you want to look into rooting methods. Using more apps is only one example of why you may want root access, here is the full list of benefits:
- Unlock more applications. Some of the apps available for Android cannot run unless you have root access. This is because the app’s features cannot run without the root permissions because the features require the full system access before they can be useful.
- Better battery life. Smartphones are great, but they have one caveat, which is each time you recharge the battery, it loses some of its overall lifespan. That means smartphones, in general, do not make great investments, and if your weekly paycheck is low, you will want to limit the number of smartphones you go through. One of the ways you can do that is by removing bloatware and creating a better battery life.
- Bolster performance. If you are the budget-conscious shopper, you may want to increase the device’s performance. This can be done by removing the bloatware as well. The more processes you have running, the more memory that is used. By removing some of the apps, it can help lighten the load on your hardware.
- Customize Android with themes. With root access, you can download and install any theme that’s at your disposal. That includes any customized theme you can find.
What Are the Risks of Rooting?
If you are buying a smartphone that is not running iOS, then it is probably the Android operating system that you want running as the ideal software to pair with your shiny new hardware. It is, in fact, the Android OS that offers you the chance to customize the OS considerably more than iOS: custom themes, run any app you know about, the works. For many users, the “openness” of an operating system is important, because it offers them more freedom which means running into fewer problems with their investments. But there is a reason iOS likes a far more locked approach: the ability to customize is not for everyone, and if you do not know what you are doing it can lead to a lot of problems which can define your time with the OS rather than freedom.
With power (full admin permissions) comes greater responsibility. Here are some of the main risk factors when it comes to rooting:
- Malware becomes a larger threat. You might read the occasional news article about how new malware is wreaking havoc in parts of the world on Android. But the Android operating system with root access becomes considerably more vulnerable to exploits because applications are no longer prisoned off in their own sandbox environments. This means if you accidentally download malware, it can do more damage because it can spread throughout the operating system and even jump into other applications and potentially view sensitive data.
- You can accidentally brick the smartphone. There is always a chance that you end up bricking the smartphone before you had the opportunity to use it with root access. That is because if you are going to brick it, it is going to happen during the rooting process.
- You may void the warranty. Most manufacturers do not allow you to root the Android operating system and still get to bring it in for repairs under warranty. Whether they are legally meant to do that or not is another question, but it is now common knowledge that most do not want to help you if they find out you have unlocked the OS with root access.
Details of Note
- You need a Windows PC or Mac computer, a USB cable and your phone with USB debugging enabled on it. You can enable USB Debugging by going to Settings > Developer Options > enable USB debugging from here. If you don’t see any Developer Options menu, that’s likely because it needs unlocking. Unlock the Developer Options menu by tapping on the build number seven times. You find the build number at the About Device menu.
- First you need to make sure that your PC should not have any antivirus installed on it. If it has protecttion then disable it during this root process or it may damage your phone. USB cable should be good, no broken pin or damaged wire. Charge your phone to at least 70% battery or it will brick your phone if it get off lacking battery juice during this rooting process.
Steps to root HTC Desire 310
- First you need to download and install your phone’s USB drivers on your PC.
- Now download root genius on your PC from here.
- Connect your phone to PC using USB cable.
- Launch the Root Genius app from the desktop shortcut.
- The Root Genius will detect your phone (wait for it).
- After the detection of your phone, click the Root button on the left side of the Root Genius.
That’s all! Your Desire 310 smartphone is now rooted and you can check it by installing any root check app from here. Also you can post any query if you have in the comment section below.
Be careful what you do from here with your Desire smartphone. The next thing you’ll want is to install a custom recovery. However, making a backup with MTK Droid tools and attempting to make the CWM recovery from it can brick your device.