Last Updated: Jul 07,2011
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why is it possible for the HTC Desire HD to have an easy root method but there is no such thing for normal Desire. Is it just a case of effort?
Don't know...I don't own any of the new HTC devices but it seems that many of them are rooted using the same methods.
The standard Desire is dead easy to root and install ROMS on. How hard have you looked?
I tried root it by using Visionary (r13) downloaded from post 133 10/Nov r12 test: VISIONary + one click root - Android @ MoDaCo
Then I followed instructions from the link in the first post.
Everything seemed fine, but I don't think I managed to root it.
I can see the Icon Superuser and when I tap it I get Visionary+ with a green dot.
On the other hand I purchased Titanium Backup that is installed but cannot open it due to ROOT permission. I also cannot remove operator's applications.
Did I do anything wrong, any idea?
I'm using DHD.
anybody got this to work??
I rooted my droid x with this program. Its a one click and works on Motorolas. For other compatibles phones search google or appbrain.com
It seems that the most recent DHDs have a firmware update preventing the previous hack from working.
Hi Mirekti, there is a button called "Problems" at the buttom when you launch titanium backup. Pressing this would download a version of busybox that is compatible with your phone. Try it!
Exactly, if you are runnign a stock rom still (Which you must be if using visionary) then you need to download BusyBox. The "Problems?" button does this.
Tried this didn't work just lagged my phone big time I want to get rid of the stock bs thats on the phone :S
I don't need busybox in order to root my phone do I? Is it because I just got my HD and they are blocking it now? I really want to remove the stock apps on the phone!
Ok, just attempted Perm Root on my DHD... after tapping the instruction said it will take a while so be patient. But how long is a while... its already been 20 mins and nothing changed from the hTC quietly brilliant screen...
your lucky i couldnt get that far just sits on the yellow triangle trying temp root and im on 2.2
Hey I'm with your guys, it doesn't work on the latest 2.2.1 htc DHD. any other solutions....seems to do everything but when checked with terminal emulator just says "permission denied"
Any clues guys?
im now rooted
I think you'll have to downgrade to an older version of the firmware (1.32) and then you'll be able to use visionary to temp, then perm root. Also, if you have a branded DHD, then you'll need to create a goldcard (I had to do this when I rooted my Orange UK DHD).
Am new to the Android phones (having defected from the Dark Side (Apple)) and I'm looking to Root my DHD.
I have tried following the guides using Visionary R14, got it to install etc and run, however, when running, it just says Rooting (with triangle) and then goes black. Thats it. If I try to do anything else with the phone it runs slow until restarted. This is a temproot not a perm root - and the s/w versions are as below...
Build No 2.36.405.8
Phone is not locked to a carrier (got from carphone warehouse) and I'm on o2?
Any ideas or am I knackered?
Am I just be
You need to downgrade using the gold card method, downgrade below 2.2.1
Is there any other way to root the phone NOT using Visionary?
not sure m8 but making a gold card is not too difficult.
Cheers, I'll have a nose.
Thanks for you help!
Did you have any luck with rooting.
I have have the same spec as you with the exception of Build No, mine is 126.96.36.199
I'm so tempted to root but worried about bricking my phone.
Don't worry about bricking your phone... actually rooting is not that bad. You'll need to downgrade from Gingerbread to a rootable version (you can only temp root on gingerbread), then root using visionary (install it on your phone and tap attempt temp root and, once that is done, attempt perm root).
There are plenty of guides/links on here/XDA!
How would I do this.
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