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How to root the HTC Desire 300

This guide will show you how to root the HTC Desire 300 Android phone.

Disclaimer

Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way. Before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely.

What is needed to root the HTC Desire 300?

In order to root the HTC Desire 300 you will need the following.

  • The HTC Desire 300 you wish to root
  • A PC

Step 1 – Set up the Android SDK environment on your PC

Before you can run the rooting tools on your PC to root the HTC Desire 300 you must first set up the Android development environment correctly.

Please also remember to download the correct USB drivers for the HTC Desire also so that it is recognised by your PC when you plug it in.

We show you how to set up the Android SDK and download the correct USB drivers for your device here.

Step 2 – Unlock the bootloader of the HTC Desire 300

In order to root the phone you first must unlock the bootloader of the HTC Desire 300.

To do this you need to unlock the bootloader.  We show you how to do that here.

Step 3 – Download Clockworkmod recovery

In order to install SuperSU and root the phone you must first install the popular Clockworkmod recovery environment. You can download it from here. Once it has been downloaded extract to the Android SDK folder you have already installed (where the ADB file is found). Make sure see a file called recovery.img after extraction.

Step 4 – Root the HTC Desire 300

Now that you have set up the Android SDK environment, unlocked the HTC Desire 300 bootloader and downloaded the Clockworkmod zip file we are ready to root the phone.

The second thing you must do is put the HTC Desire 300 in to Fastboot mode.

  1. Make sure the HTC Desire 300 is turned off completely.
  2. Hold down the volume down button and the power button together.
  3. The HTC Desire 300 will boot in to fastboot mode.

Using the volume buttons make sure Fastboot is selected.

Connect the HTC Desire 300 to your PC.

Open up a command prompt window and navigate to your Android SDK installation folder where you can find ADB and the CWM zip file from step 3.

Type the following:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

 Clockworkmod will be flashed to the HTC Desire 300.

Step 5 – Install SuperSU

Once Clockworkmod has been flashed to the HTC Desire 300 restart the phone. Make sure that the HTC Desire 300 is connected to your PC and copy the downloaded SuperSU zip file from here to the SD card of the phone (e.g. the Downloads folder).

You now need to boot the phone in to recovery mode.

Make sure the HTC Desire 300 is powered off completely.

Hold down the volume down button and the power button.

The HTC Desire will boot in to recovery mode (Clockworkmod).

Select the ‘Install zip from SD card’ option and browse to the SuperSU zip file you placed on the SD card of the phone.

Flash the zip file to the phone.

Once done restart the phone.

You will now see the SuperSU icon on the phone meaning that you have successfully rooted the HTC Desire 300.

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