How to root HTC Desire 816

Hexamob | Alberto Mulas 04/22/2014

How to root HTC Desire 816


1. Connect your phone to your computer.

2. Download and install ClockworkMod (find it in the “Download sources” section at the end of ths article).

3. Download the package called HTC 816 4.4.2 SENSE5.5 and add that zip to the SD card of your phone. Shut down the phone.

4. Boot the phone in Recovery mode. Enter in HBOOT while pressing the volume down button + Power until the phone is into HBOOT. After that click Recovery.

5. Once you are in Recovery mode, select “Install zip” (the second option from the top) and use the volume buttons to select the file named HTC 816 4.4.2 SENSE5.5 pressing the power button.

6. Once the process is finished, return to the Recovery mode menu and select the option to reboot system now to reboot the phone.

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, or HTC Droid DNA).



Check if your HTC Desire 816 is rooted correctly using our app “How to ROOT”.

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Download sources


HTC 816 4.4.2 SENSE5.5


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