Numerous advanced users nowadays are opting to root their HTC Sensation (G14) phones so that the applications that they can download will not be limited to the ones being supported by HTC. You can follow these steps on how you can root your own HTC phone. However, doing so will void your warranty so you should make a firm decision with regards to proceeding with this activity.
Step 1 The first step requires the use of a computer. Using your personal computer, you have to open up a browser and type “revolutionary.io” on the address bar. You have to press Enter afterwards. In this website, you can find and download the necessary rooting files. A screenshot of the website can be seen below.
Step 2 On the website, you should scroll down until you see the download links. You have to choose the link that is appropriate for the platform of your own computer. For instance, if you have a Windows computer, then, you should click on the download link for Windows.
Step 3 After clicking on the link, the beta key form will appear on the screen. It will ask you several information. You have to supply the form with the right information. You have to look for the HBOOT version by pushing the Power button of your phone together with the Volume Down key. Doing so will redirect you to the boot loading menu which will provide you with the information you need. With regards to the Serial Number, you can find such information on the back of your HTC Sensation phone after you take off its cover. Afterwards, click on the “Generate Key” button.
Step 4 After clicking on the “Generate Key” button, you will be given with your Beta Key. You should copy the Beta Key since you will need such key in the later part of the rooting process.
Step 5 Afterwards, the download process will begin. Once the files have been successfully downloaded and saved in your computer, you will need to open the folder where all of the downloaded files have been saved.
Step 6 You will then need to unzip the file that starts with revolutionary and extract the files onto your desktop. While waiting for the files to be extracted, you should be going to your phone and make sure that USB Debugging is enabled. To do so, you just need to tap on Menu, then go to Settings. Afterwards, you have to tap on Applications and select Development.
Step 7 Once the files are already on the desktop, you should be opening the revolutionary.dll file. Afterwards, you need to click on the “Run” button on the dialog box that will appear on your screen.
Step 8 After clicking on Run, the Command Prompt black screen will appear. It will then ask you to have your device connected to the computer. For that matter, you will need to connect the HTC Sensation device to the computer with the use of a USB cable.
Step 9 After connecting the device, the Command Prompt will then be asking you to enter the Beta Key. This is the Key that you have generated and copied earlier. You have to make sure that you will be copying the key exactly as it was shown.
Step 10 If it recognized the Beta Key, you will then be receiving this notification. The rooting process will then start to take place. You might have to wait for a couple of minutes for the process to start.
Step 11 The process will be starting by itself so you just have to wait for it and be patient with the process. Here is a screen shot of what you will be seeing on the screen during this process. At the end line, you will be asked to download the Flash ClockWorkMod Recovery. You just need to type “n” and close out of everything afterwards.
Step 12 You need to go back to the folder where the downloaded files are saved and look for the PG85IMG file. You need to transfer this file from your computer to the root SD card of your phone. To do so, you have to restart your phone so that the computer will recognize it again. It will give you the dialog box pictured below. You have to click on “Open Folder to View Files Using Windows Explorer”. Afterwards, it will give you the folders that are saved in your root SD card. The transfer process can then be started.
Step 13 After successfully transferring the file, you will then need to disconnect the cable from the HTC device. Afterwards, you have to turn it off completely for a few seconds. You then need to boot into the bootloader menu by holding the Power button and the Volume Down key at the same time. It will then immediately recognize the image file that you have transferred so you just need to start the update by pressing Volume Up to select Yes. The update will then start. Once the update is completed, you will need to press the Power button to reboot the device.
Step 14 After the device has rebooted, you will need to connect it back to the computer to open up the root SD card so that you can delete the PG85IMG file. Afterwards, you have to copy the two remaining files that you have downloaded from the revolutionary website to the root SD card.
Step 15 After finishing the transfer, you should unplug the device and turn it off. Next, go to the bootloader menu again. On the screen, you have to choose Recovery and push the Power button.
Step 16 You can then start the rooting process by selecting the “Install Zip” option. Afterwards, you have to select the “Zip to Flash” option, then choose the “SU superuser” file. Afterwards, the device will just basically update itself. You will be notified about the success of the process later on. You might want to download a Root Checker application to verify if the phone has been successfully rooted.
You could also be taking advantage of a one-click rooting process offered by TunesGo. In order for you to do so, you should first make sure that you have already downloaded and installed the software application from the website www.mobilego.wondershare.com to your computer. Here are the steps that you need to do next.
Step 1 Launch Wondershare TunesGo and connect your HTC mobile phone to PC
Step 2 On the ToolBox tab, click on “One-Click Root” section.
Step 3 Read the warning message and click Root to start the process.It will take a while to root HTC sensation success.