Android Mods

April 2, 2011

How To Root The HTC Desire HD Step-By-Step Guide


Disclaimer – Follow this guide at your own risk i am not responsible for any damage you cause to your device.

Rooting the desire hd is not as hard as you may think and it is also very worthwhile doing to unleash the full power of this wonderfull handset.


A dhd with with a build number below 1.72 if you are 1.72 or higher, fear not you can downgrade see my how to downgrade the desire HD post.

Rooting your device

1. Download pauls visionary + tool for desire hd here

1.1 Install visionary + onto your desire hd.
To do this connect your device to your computer and mount as disc drive.
Drag the .zip file onto the root of our sd card.
Move on to next step.

1.2 Now you have to install visionary plus, the easiest way to do this, is download astro file manager from market.
Open up astro then find visionary + on your sd card select it and open and install it with the open in app manager option.

1.3 Ok now that visionary is installed open your app drawer and open visionary, run it and enable system r/w after root.

1.4 Now click the ” Temproot Now” option and wait until its finished.

1.5 If all was ok click ” Attempt Permroot now” option and wait until its finished.

1.6 Your dhd will now reeboot RELAX.

You are ready to do next step!

The next step is to gain Radio s-off all details and instructions here

Last step you will want to do is gain Eng S-OFF follow instructions here

You are now rooted and ready to install custom roms, and use several tools to unleash the full power of your dhd 🙂


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