It is a good idea for Android users to consider rooting their devices. After all, this is the kind of device where, if you successfully gain super user access, will give you more privileges than what you would normally enjoy if you just leave the device to its manufacturer's settings. You have a lot of benefits that you should be able to enjoy with super user access.
For example, you can easily optimize the memory of your phone if you gain full access to its system. You can easily remove those apps that you do not need, even when they have been pre-installed into the system by the manufacturer. If there are apps that you want to add to your phone, you can just download it without worrying about restrictions. The performance and speed of the device will definitely be enhanced after a successful rooting.
One of the Android devices that you might want to consider rooting is the HTC 816. The said device will give you the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of super user access after proper rooting, without any restrictions. Before you do the manual rooting though, be sure to charge the device 70 to 80 percent in battery. Also, remember that the bootloader will be unlocked and that will format the memory of the phone so back up your important files. Generally, there are three major processes in rooting the HTC 816. First is to unlock the bootloader, flash the clockwork recovery mode, and flash the superuser app.
To proceed, here are the steps to rooting your device.
Step 1 Download all of the necessary files. You need the USB drivers (HTC Sync Manager) at http://www.htc.com/in/software/htc-sync-manager/, Custom Recovery.exe at http://forum.xda-developers.com/devdb/project/dl/?id=5098, and SuperUser app at https://download.chainfire.eu/696/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip.
Step 2 Unlock the bootloader. You need to visit www.htcdev.com/bootloader and log into your account. You might need to register first before you can log into it. Just follow the steps there to begin unlocking your device. The whole process will be long but the instructions will be thoroughly taught to you in the website. No need to worry.
Step 3 After the device bootloader has been unlocked, then the next thing that you will have to do is to install the HTC Sync Manager. Do not forget to install the Clockwork Recovery Mode file as well as the SuperUser app too
Step 4 Connect your HTC 816 into your computer via the USB. The SuperUser zip file should then be copied into the root of your phone's storage.
Step 5Turn off your phone and then boot into HBOOT, then proceed to Fastboot mode.
Step 6 After that, you have to run the CWM recovery.exe you have installed from your PC. Once you press on the CWM recovery.exe in your computer, it will run a command prompt where details about the program is written. To proceed with flashing the CWM recovery, then you have to press any key. Wait for a while and some instructions will show. You must follow the instructions properly.
Step 7 You will then need to boot into the HBOOT mode of your phone. To do this, you just need to press the power key. Select RECOVERY option. After that, select the “install zip from SD card” option. Locate the superuser zip file you have copied and pasted into the root of your phone's storage. Once that has been selected, the next thing that you will have to do is to select yes to proceed.
Step 8 You will have to go back to the RECOVERY main menu. In the menu, you will have to look for and select the REBOOT option. This should reboot the phone, refreshing it for its super user setting. Once the phone has successfully rebooted, then that is the time that you can say that the HTC 816 is already rooted.
Aside from the manual method of rooting the device, you have another option at your disposal. This option is the use of the rooting software available in the market. One of them is Wondershare TunesGo. With just one click of a button, you can easily root the device. Here are the steps to take when you want to root your HTC 816 using the Wondershare TunesGo program.
Step 1 Download and Launch Wondershare TunesGo and connect your HTC 816 to PC.
Step 2 On the interface ToolBox tab, select the One-click Root section and take full control of your HTC 816 mobile phone.
Step 3 Reading the warning message and click Root to start the process.
Step 4 For take a while to getting root process
Step 5 HTC 816 android phone root success.