[Guide] How to root your HTC Droid DNA

The HTC Droid DNA is one of the top smartphones in the market right now. It features a 5 inch full HD touch display, an 8 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture and is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. With all this power under its hood, there is no surprise that the device has gained the interest of the development community which is hard at work readying a root and custom recovery for the device even before it was released.

If you are one of the few users who have gotten access to this exclusive device and want to get access to all the advantages that rooting has to offer, check out our following step-by-step guide on how to root your HTC Droid DNA.

[NOTE] Rooting the HTC Droid DNA is safe and will not void the warranty of your device

[DISCLAIMER] Improper use of this guide may result in loss of data or device malfunction. Please proceed at your own risk.

  • Unlock your HTC Droid DNA bootloader. You can do this by heading over to the HTC bootloader unlock page. Unlocking will erase all your device data, so make sure you backup before proceeding.
  • Download ClockwordMod Recovery or TWRP Recovery for your device.
  • Download the SuperSU and Busybox packages and place them on your SD card
  • Download and install ADB through relevant tools or by installing the Android SDK.

  1. Rename the downloaded recovery file to recovery.img and place it in the (root of) your computer’s C: drive.
  2. Place the SuperSU and BusyBox package in the root of your device’s internal memory.
  3. Reboot your device into bootloader mode and connect it you your computer using the USB cable. Wait for Windows to recognize the device and install the relevant drivers.
  4. Open command prompt and navigate to C:  (location where you placed the recovery image in step 1) and run the following command to flash the custom recovery
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  5. One the recovery has been flashed, reboot to recovery and select
    • Install ZIP from SD card,
    • Choose ZIP from SD card (or Internal memory)
    • Flash the SuperSU and Busybox packages which you placed in your device in step 2.
  6. Once you have completed flashing, reboot the device

Now you will have full root access to your HTC Droid DNA

sourceXDA Developers

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