How to Root HTC Amaze 4G Android Phone

HTC AMAZE 4G LogoHTC Amaze 4G users can now root their phones easily. So, in the due course of this article we will see on how you can easily root the phone. For all those who wanted to know on exactly what rooting means or say what are the advantages as well as the disadvantages then we too will see over a due course of this article. Please note that it’s very important to follow the instructions carefully so as to ensure that the device is rooted successfully. Also, as soon as you root the phone the warranty of the phone will be lost. Please note that this rooting procedure should be only applied to the HTC Amaze phones and this procedure can’t be followed to root any other phones. The best part is that any of the HTC Amaze phones can be rooted on both the leading platforms which are the Mac as well as on the Windows based operating system. The best part of the

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner if any damage happens to your device which is very unlikely if you follow each and every single instruction which is mentioned below. Also, please note that rooting the phone will void the warranty completely though the warranty can be re claimed as soon as you update with the default firmware.

What is Rooting?
Rooting is basically a technique wherein if a phone is rooted then it lets third party applications as well as the user to access the system level files which otherwise are not provided with the access so that the required amount of customizations can be made with the System which are generally done by the custom ROM installations. Let’s check out on what are the advantages and disadvantages of the rooting.

Advantages of Rooting:

  • First and Foremost, rooting allows the customizations like it allows the installation of Custom ROMs in the phone.
  • Allows you to convert file systems from the laggy RFS to the speedy EXT4,
  • Allows you to remove the system apps which come by default with the phone,
  • Allows you to apply host of other customizations

Disadvantages of Rooting:
The only disadvantage of rooting is that it voids the warranty but it can be reclaimed if you update your phone with the default firmware or with the factory firmware.

For your simplicity we have broken this article into different sections wherein you can easily follow the article without having any issues. In the due course of this article we will see first the list of pre requisites which needs to be followed and followed by which the instructions to root the phone.

36 Comments
  1. Reply Sondra July 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    The download page does not exist. You say several times in this thread that it’s fixed, but it’s not.

  2. Reply Hani May 23, 2012 at 2:56 am

    I have ICS on my HTC AMAZE 4G.Your trick doesnot work on my phone.I tried several times.Please mail me an alternative method to root my HTC Amaze.

  3. Reply Ben May 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I have the phone rooted, but how do I use the terminal emulator? What can you do with it?

  4. Reply GRV May 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Getting a problem – “adb server is out of date…killing”
    What to do?

  5. Reply Kirby May 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    In the Terminal Emulator, do we need to enter some sort of command to get the Super User app? Or is there another step afterwards to gain Root?

    • Reply Kirby May 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Well I got the Terminal Emulator, but it says this

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb wait-for-device

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb push zergRush /data/lo
      cal/
      2589 KB/s (21215 bytes in 0.008s)

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb shell chmod 777 /data/
      local/zergRush

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb shell rm /data/local/t
      mp/*sh

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb shell /data/local/zerg
      Rush

      [**] Zerg rush – Android 2.2/2.3 local root
      [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

      [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

      [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x00017118
      [*] Scooting …
      [*] Sending 149 zerglings …
      [*] Sending 189 zerglings …
      [-] Hellions with BLUE flames !

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb wait-for-device

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb shell sleep 1

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb remount
      remount failed: Operation not permitted

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb shell mount -o rw,remo
      unt rootfs /
      mount: Operation not permitted

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb shell mount -o remount
      ,suid /dev/block/mmcblk0p29 /system
      mount: Operation not permitted

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb shell chmod 4755 /syst
      em/bin/sh
      Unable to chmod /system/bin/sh: Read-only file system

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb push ./su /system/bin

      failed to copy ‘./su’ to ‘/system/bin/su': Read-only file system

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb push ./su /system/bin

      failed to copy ‘./su’ to ‘/system/bin/su': Read-only file system

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb push ./busybox /system
      /bin
      failed to copy ‘./busybox’ to ‘/system/bin/busybox': Read-only file system

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb shell chmod 4755 /syst
      em/bin
      Unable to chmod /system/bin: Read-only file system

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb shell chmod 4755 /syst
      em/bin/su
      Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb shell chmod 4755 /syst
      em/bin/su
      Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb push ./Superuser.apk /
      system/app
      failed to copy ‘./Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/Superuser.apk': Read-only file
      system

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb install ./androidterm.
      apk
      3235 KB/s (92780 bytes in 0.028s)
      pkg: /data/local/tmp/androidterm.apk
      Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS]

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb wait-for-device

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>adb shell sync

      C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HTCAmazeRooting\Zerg rush root>pause
      Press any key to continue . . .

      Why does it say pause? It said that the first time I tried as well.

  6. Reply Tony May 5, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Do I need to unlock bootloader before I start this?

  7. Reply Vidyasagar March 11, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Hey Neela,

    How should i restore the data(firmware etc.) back on my phone…if i want to revert back to the previous state?

  8. Reply Gabriel March 9, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I recently got an Amaze 4G rooted (I recognized because it has the superuser app)

    The phone cannot connect to any WIFI (shows “error”) the same for the portable WIFI. Also, the bluetoot is not responding and the radio application never load ….

    Can anyone help me to fix this problem?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      check in the open wifi network! dont use WPA PSK2, use WEP!

  9. Reply Faruha February 20, 2012 at 4:18 am

    I have HTC Amaze 4G with firmware 1.43. Can I still root it?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 20, 2012 at 10:10 am

      yes you can root the same!

      • Reply Faruha February 22, 2012 at 9:15 am

        It didn’t root, all I got was Terminal Emulator.

        • Pradeep Neela February 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm

          you can enter all the commands in the terminal emulator!

        • Alex May 7, 2012 at 6:38 am

          I also followed all the instructions and all I got was the terminal emulator. Please explain what more I have to do ? This is my first time rooting an android

  10. Reply BigLu December 19, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    The Only thing New that appears on my phone is a Terminal Emulator

    • Reply Faruha February 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Same here, the phone is not root!

  11. Reply Oscar December 16, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Is the root permanent?… And do i need to unlock the bootloader???

  12. Reply Ben.Lava November 18, 2011 at 3:30 am

    How do you know if the phone is rooted? I followed the instructions and it seems to be the same as it was. The program ran for a couple minutes and said it was rooted and to press any key. I then restarted the phone (by holding the power button and selecting restart). Did I do something wrong, or am I not seeing something.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      IF THE DEVICE IS ROOTED, YOU WILL SEE THE SUPER USER APP!

  13. Reply Lex October 25, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    htc root package link does not work. i get a 404 error

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm

      THE DOWNLOAD ISSUE HAS BEEN FIXED, YOU CAN NOW DOWNLOAD THE FILES!

      • Reply jeff October 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

        just tried to download, still get 404 error

        • NeaL Pradeep October 29, 2011 at 12:21 am

          there are some issues in download server, we will soon fix it!

        • NeaL Pradeep November 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm

          please try downloading now!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      THE LINKS HAVE BEEN FIXED, PLEASE CHECK NOW!

      • Reply jo January 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

        The links for download are not working, please fix it, thanks.

        • Pradeep Neela January 16, 2012 at 11:28 pm

          we have fixed the links!

      • Reply jo January 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

        The links for downloads are not working, please fix them, thank you.

        • Pradeep Neela January 16, 2012 at 11:28 pm

          all the links are fixed!

  14. Reply Techzek October 25, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Hello,,

    Yeah i did it, good written all steps..

    thanks

  15. Reply Itender Rawat October 23, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Nice trick………………but little bit complicated

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      issue now have been fixed!

      • Reply Andreas February 18, 2012 at 3:21 am

        I’m getting “Unable to CHMOD” errors and “Read-Only file system” errors. What am I doing wrong?

        Thanks in advance for your help.

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