How to root HTC Desire 301e

Hexamob | Alberto Mulas 04/23/2014

How to root HTC Desire 301e


1. Firstly, unlock the bootloader of the phone following the instructions on the web

2. Download CWM Recovery from the “Download sources” section at the end of this article.

3. Shut down the phone.

4. Turn on the phone in Fastboot mode by simultaneously pressing the following buttons: Volume Down + Power, now a new menu will appear and you have to select the “Fastboot” option.

5. Connect the phone to the computer.

6. Download ADB from the “Download sources” section at the end of this article.

7. Unzip the file ADB you just downloaded to C:/android (for example).

8. Copy the file named “recovery.img” to the ADB unzipped folder. Open the “Command Prompt” on your computer and type the following commands:

  • c :
  • cd c :/ android
  • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

9. This will flash the CWM Recovery on your phone.

10. Shut down the phone.

11. Turn on the phone by pressing the volume down + power button at the same time.

12. On the menu that appears, select “Recovery”.

13. Download SuperSU and pass it to the phone’s SD card.

14. Enter into CWM Recovery and select “Install zip from SD card” > Choose zip from card > Yes.

If you are looking for other rooting methods, visit our section called “How to root: Root your Android phone tablet. What is root?” where you can find all the rooting methods for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices including other HTC models (such as HTC One M8, HTC One Max, HTC One Mini, HTC First, HTC Droid DNA, HTC Desire 816, HTC Desire 5060 or HTC Desire 7088).



Check if your HTC Desire 301e is rooted correctly using our app “How to ROOT”.

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