How to Root & Install Custom Recovery in HTC Desire HD – Tutorial

HTC Desire HD LogoIn an age of Android, the customization is just an article away at Android Advices. We understand your need for simple instructions and so does we try our level best to satisfy all of your Android needs, but do let us know about what you need for your HTC Desire HD smartphone as we will try to bring out the same at the earliest. So, in this article we will see on how you can turn Off the S and also simultaneously we will see on how you can install the custom recovery image in your device.

The need for turning S Off as well as installing the custom recovery image is that it allows you to install the third part custom ROMs which also allows you to install the themes and also you can make use of other applications which you can otherwise can’t make use of when you are on the default firmware version. Also, as a bonus just in case if you are unable to root the phone for which we earlier came up with the article then we have also listed the small process wherein you can root the device. The need for this comes at a time when we will soon come up with an article which will guide you install the Ice cream sandwich goodies in your phone in the form of the custom ROM which we will see in the coming days ahead. Though there is no official date on by when the HTC will be pushing the official update, we can only hope that it will soon be pushed out, but not to worry as we will soon come up with a custom ROM which will have the goodness of the Ice Cream Sandwich ROM Android 4.0 for HTC Desire HD.

Disclaimer: We, Android Advices should not be held responsible in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your device after following the instructions which is very unlikely just in case if you follow the instructions properly.

Please be informed that in the process of this whole thing, the device will be rooted and the warranty will get void.

So, let’s get started with the list of Pre Process Instructions and then followed by the Rooting process, Turning S Off process and then followed by the tutorial to install the custom Recovery image.

Pre Process Instructions:

  • Backup all the data which is there in your phone as there is a possibility of data getting lost which is there in the phone so that the same can be restored if any is lost. With the help of the tips which are mentioned below, you can easily backup and restore the contents.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”.

  • The phone should have charge left of minimum 60% so as to just make sure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the process. Also, turn ON the USB Debugging mode from the path Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging.
  • All antivirus as well as the Firewall tools should be completely kept closed and also if there are any PC Suites installed, keep that too closed as these tools tend to interrupt he process.

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