Over course of time, HTC has proved itself to be a reliable and strong Android smartphone manufacturer. After the success of the HTC One M7 last year, HTC decided to push a bunch of new devices this year, following the footsteps close to the M7’s design and its capabilities. One of them is the HTC Desire 610, which is the new mid-range Desire flagship offering Snapdragon 400 Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 Graphics unit, 8 MP HD camera, 1 GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP, 4.7 inches capacitive touchscreen, coming with Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat, hence proving it to be a successful contender against other devices in its range including Google’s Nexus 4 and Motorola’s Moto X.
With advancements in the hardware and software, the OEM also moved along making the device much more stronger in terms of security and here we’re today, yet again to break all of it. We will first Install TWRP custom recovery on the device and Root HTC Desire 610 it using CF’s SuperSU. The process requires a bit of adequate knowledge for better handling or you will ultimately end up with bricking your new device. Let us start with gathering essential info about the procedure.
Rooting or messing with the OS of your device in any way may be potentially harmful for your device. It is highly advised to be known of the process that is about to unfold. DroidViews or any of its members shall not be liable to any damage to your device. Perform everything at your own risk.
Get Everything Ready
Here is a list of requirements that needs to be fulfilled to before you head any further to the process.
- Unlock device bootloader using HTCDev website, follow this guide, the process is almost similar.
- Install HTC USB Drivers: Download here
- Install and setup Android SDK (Required for fastboot and adb): View guide
- Enable USB Debugging: View guide
- Charge your Desire 610 to at least 60%, to avoid any shutdowns during the process.
- Backup SMS, Contacts, Storage, Calenders and anything that holds importance.
Install TWRP Recovery
- Download the TWRP Recovery image file from the Downloads section below (filename: openrecovery-twrp-126.96.36.199-a3ul.img)
- Power off your phone.
- Now, press the Volume Down button and Power key until you see the bootloader menu.
- Using the volume keys highlight Fastboot and select it using the Power button.
- Your device will boot into Fastboot mode.
- Connect your device to the PC via USB cable while it in Fastboot mode.
- Open the folder location where the TWRP image has been downloaded to. Now press the SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space inside the folder.
- Select Open command window here from the pop-up menu that appears.
- Enter the following command in the CMD window to start the flashing process
fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-188.8.131.52-a3ul.img
- Once done, reboot the device by entering the following command:
- Enjoy your HTC Desire 610 with installed TWRP recovery. You can now either flash a Custom ROM for increased performance or stick to the current stock ROM and root it.
Root HTC Desire 610
- Download the Chainfire’s SuperSU flashable package from the Downloads section below (filename: UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.02.zip)
- Connect your device to the PC via USB cable.
- Move the downloaded UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.02.zip to a suitable location on your device’s storage.
- Now while the device is connected, open a command prompt window and enter the following command to reboot directly into recovery mode
adb reboot recovery
- Tap on Install and select the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.02.zip from the location where you copied the file earlier in step #3.
- Slide the button on the bottom to start the flashing process.
- It will merely take a minute and once its complete, select Reboot System.
Your Desire 610 is now rooted and ready to be explored. Enjoy the new capabilities of being the phone’s true master. The procedure didn’t take much time and was easily implemented.
- TWRP Recovery Image: openrecovery-twrp-184.108.40.206-a3ul.img
- Chainfire’s SuperSU package: UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.02.zip
Here is a guide for another HTC Desire to follow: