Thanks to the fruits of the Linux based open source kernel of Android smartphones we have another root guide out quicker than you can say “give me that root!” (almost). This time it’s for the brand new Droid DNA.

Please note before proceeding:  If you are all about keeping warranties then be wary that doing this root process will void that warranty. However, you can always unroot your device again afterwards, which will make the warranty good to go again.

Before you begin rooting the HTC droid DNA, you will need to make sure you have the HTC USB drivers. It is possible you have this already if you use the device regularly, in which case you can skip this step. This is necessary to connect the device to the computer.

You will also need to have USB debugging mode enabled in order to complete this guide. You can follow the link that I provided and find out how to do that if you don’t know already.

Disclaimer: Please back up your device before you begin the guide. Mobicuppa will not be held liable for any damage or data loss as a result of following this guide. Proceed at your own risk.

Thing you will need before starting the root guide:

  • Unlock the Droid DNA bootloader. If stuck on this you can check out the official HTC page for ways to unlock the bootloader. Before proceeding with unlocking your bootloader if it is locked, be sure to back up your data because you will lose all of it in the process.
  • You will also need a Droid DNA will need ClockworkMod or TRP recovery already installed.
  • ADB already on the computer with fastboot.
  • BusyBox, Su and SuperSU packages.

OK now lets get started!

Rooting the HTC Droid DNA

Step 1. Once you have all of the files I mentioned you will need in order to root the Droid DNA, download them and name the recovery file recovery.img and save to root location on computers C drive. This will work as long as ADB has been configured with default settings.

Step 2.  Now grab the Busy BOX and SuperSU and put them in the root location also, this time inside the Droid DNA’s internal memory.

Step 3. Turn off your Droid DNA and reboot into bootloader mode.

Step 4. With the devices USB cable that it came with, connect it to the computer. (The drivers may take a minute to configure).

Step 5.  Open up the C drive where you put the recovery.img saved earlier. Then open up the command prompt type in “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” without the inverted commas. This will now flash recovery.

Step 6. After it’s finished reboot your Droid DNA to recovery.  Select Install ZIP from SD card and then select ZIP from internal memory (or SD card ). Now flash the Busy Box and SuperSU packages that you put on your Droid DNA earlier.

Step 7. Once you have finished flashing Busy Box and SuperSU reboot your device again. (This time boot back up normally).

That’s all.