How to Root HTC Droid Eris – Tutorial

Droid Eris LogoSo, how many of the users have HTC Droid Eris, quite a few people right? So, if you are one of them then let’s check out on how you can easily root your HTC Droid Eris. If you have missed out the last two posts on your HTC Droid Eris then we have earlier discussed on how to install Gingerbread 2.3 on HTC Droid Eris and also we discussed on how you can increase the battery life of HTC Droid Eris so that you can make the most out of your Droid Eris. There are many techniques which are reported by various forums about many ADB Shell root methods and other super click root methods but the one which we will be checking out will be very simple and will not be having any ADB rooting method as Droid Eris can be easily rooted. So, just follow the pre rooting instructions and the procedure after which you will be easily able to root your HTC Droid Eris.

Pre Rooting Instructions:

Ensure that you have created a backup of all the applications, messages, contacts, images and also multimedia files along with the call log too as in an unlikely event you may lose all the data after rooting the device.

Rooting basically voids the warranty, so ensure that you are ready for it and also most importantly proceed to root your device you should know what rooting is and what are its benefits, if you will make use of those then its recommended to go ahead and it’s not recommended for the newbie.

Ensure that your battery is charged with an at least more than 50% as the higher the battery life the lesser will be the problems as this process will require some of the battery as it will drain battery a bit.

Procedure to Root Droid Eris:

  • First up you will have to ensure that you have downloaded the HTC Droid Eris Root APK from your computer after which you will have to unzip the same and extract. Please note that while extraction if password is prompted then you will have to enter the password as “androidadvices.com”.
  • Now, next up all you need to do is to just connect the Droid Eris to the computer and need to simply mount the SD card. So, after mounting the SD card, you need to copy the apk file which you have downloaded in your computer.
  • Now, you just need to tap on the copied application so that this application is installed in your phone which is nothing but the Armon Recovery tool which will first induce in the recovery mode for your phone with which you will be able to go into the recovery mode.
  • After the recovery mode setup in the Droid Eris, you will have to now turn off the device, take out the SIM card if any and then you will have to turn on the device in the recovery mode after which you will have to select the file which is named as rootme.zip which will be there in your SD card root.
  • Now, next up you will have to install the custom Froyo or the Eclair ROM of your choice after rooting successfully which will be done just after selecting the apk file. This process in whole will take approximate of 3-4 minutes in all.
  • Now, as soon as the rooting is finished you will have to turn on the device after which you need to first turn on the USB debugging mode and need to uninstall the file which you have installed in the form of apk file.

That’s it you have now successfully rooted the device successfully. Do, let us know if you come across any problems while you root, we will help you to get out of any problems while rooting.



  1. enz

    April 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm


  2. Sharad

    April 23, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Hi.. Can you tell me if rooting enables me to use the phone with other networks ? I have a verizon eris, and i want to use it with other networks.. Also does this method work with CDMA phones ?

    I don’t have a sim. Will that be a problem ?

  3. Alex

    October 16, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Why is it hard fr you to understand the instructions? If you cant figure out that you need to copy the apk file to the sd card, then you should just leave your phone stock. Or “tap on the file” my niece figured this out in seconds. She is 10 years old. Open the sd card file manager and “tap” (that means push down with your finger) the apk file. Fucking idiots. Great instructions by the way Neal!

  4. John

    September 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    The instructions could be more clear if you provide some screenshots. And there are lots of grammar mistakes and incomplete sentences.

    I don’t care about voiding the warranty, I want to make sure I can still make a phone call using Verizon.


  5. Laz

    August 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    *Now, you just need to tap on the copied application so that this application is installed in your phone which is nothing but the Armon Recovery tool which will first induce in the recovery mode for your phone with which you will be able to go into the recovery mode.

    What the hell does this mean? Where have a put the .apk file, and where on the phone do I “tap” it to install it?

    Your instructions are vague. They make no sense.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 18, 2011 at 10:47 am

      what is your issue?

      • Yus from the Nati

        August 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm

        Laz just told you the issue. We do not understand how to “tap on the copied application” . Answer the questions:

        Where do we put the .apk file? and how do we “tap” to install it? I do not understand where this file is on the phone. Do I copy paste it into the E: drive (which is the phone)?

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm

          Put the same to the root of your phone! yes you will have to copy the file in your phone!

  6. Anonymous

    July 28, 2011 at 3:53 am

    My only question is this: the Root APK requires read/write access of the SD card (obviously), but does it delete any data on the card?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      yes it will delete as you will have to clear the cache

  7. Donnie

    July 26, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I have downloaded the kaosginderbread android 2.3 os, and now I cant sync with my gmail account as well Its really slow!!!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 27, 2011 at 11:57 am

      have you configured the Internet settings?

  8. Wylie

    July 26, 2011 at 12:25 am

    You told us to download the APK, mount the SD card, copy the file, but not where to put it after copying it. I’m going to another website to find actual instructions.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 26, 2011 at 10:31 am

      instructions are clearly mentioned in the article, what’s the problem can you elaborate?

  9. Donovan

    July 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    My scroll ball doesn’t work well down is there any other way to scroll down

  10. cody

    July 19, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Seemed pretty straight forward to me James, I didn’t even know what “root” was until I read this..

  11. James

    May 23, 2011 at 2:38 am


    What I am saying is this:

    Yes, you gave instructions. No…you did not give great instructions!

    There is quite a bit of “between the lines” in this stuff, and for a “noob” or “newbie” or whatever other stupid moniker the Droid nerds call us regular people, and it’s kind of hard to read between them all.

    Literally nobody on the entire internet gives any good information on rooting or anything else droid related, because you all figure that EVERYBODY knows all when it comes to these things.

    We do not.

    If you don’t want to put proper instructions, that’s fine…but don’t put half-ass ones up!

  12. James

    May 23, 2011 at 12:31 am

    mediocre just like every other piece of android data on the internet. Are you people aware that there are people that don’t sit and memorize every single thing that can be done with a phone? I don’t mean using it, I mean ….

    Who cares what I mean.

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