Step by Step Tutorial to Root HTC Flyer

Sanjana January 16, 2012 0

If you have recently purchased an HTC Flyer then you can now root your smartphone. Rooting will enable you to customize your phone with various custom ROMs from different country and install other applications that require root access. It also enables you to convert the existing laggy RFS file system to a faster and efficient EXT4 file system. Rooting removes the default system applications. However rooting will void the warranty and if the procedure is not followed properly then it may also block the device.

htc flyer

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is only applicable to HTC Flyer smartphones that are network unlocked so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.

Pre-Requisites:

You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will enable you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download HTC Sync DriversDownload Superuser File

Steps to Root HTC Flyer:

Step-1: First of all set up ADB in your computer then enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > USB Debugging”.

enable usb debugging


Now disable the fast boot by following the path “Settings > Power > Fast boot”. Download HTC Sync Drivers from the Must Have section to your computer and make sure hat it has access to the internet.

Step-2: Power off your phone to enter into Recovery Mode by pressing the Volume Down button and Power button simultaneously. In case the phone boots into normal mode then re-try to enter into Recovery mode multiple times using the correct key combination.

Step-3: Connect the phone to computer via USB Cable and a message “HBOOT USB PLUG” will be displayed. If you don’t see any message choose HBOOT USB mode and make sure that the “HBOOT USB PLUG” message appears. Install the drivers stored in the computer that will be located in the default path if you haven’t changed the path. The path is given below.

Windows 32-bit: C:\Program Files\HTC

Windows 64-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\HTC

Step-4: If you dint see any prompt to select the drivers then you can update the drivers from “Device Manager” you can find the “Device Manager” by right clicking on “My computer” icon and then click on “Properties”. To confirm whether the device is connected or not, enter the command given below in the terminal or command line or shell.

adb devices

Step-5: Browse the HTC Beta generator Key site where you will come across an option of  ”Download for Windows” and a file will be prompted to be downloaded. Download it and a notification called “Beta Key” will appear where you need to fill in the details like your operating system, device name, HBOOT version and serial number of your phone. Once you are done, click on “Generate Key”.

beta key generate

Install S Off and Recovery:

Step-6: Connect your device to the computer via USB cable and open the revolutionary beta application downloaded from the above link. Now enter the correct beta key that you got in the above process. The custom recovery image gets installed and S Off is easily achieved thus the phone is rooted successfully.

Step-7: If you are running on Linux then open the command prompt, cd to where the revolutionary was extracted and execute the following command.

./revolutionary

Next follow the on-screen instructions after which the Revolutionary tool will be closed on its own indicating that the device has got S Off and Clock Work Mod Recovery has been successfully installed.

Install Super user:

Step-8: Download Superuser File from the Must Have section to your computer and copy it to your phone’s SD Card. Reboot your phone to enter into Recovery Mode by pressing the Volume Down button and Power button simultaneously then choose the option of  “HBOOT”.

Step-9: Choose the option of “back up and restore” > “back up” to back up current firmware. Next choose ”Install zip from SD Card” > “Choose zip from SD Card” and select the file named as “Superuser-3.0.6-efgh-signed.zip” by pressing Power button from the list of files displayed.

Step-10: Select the option of “Go back” till you return to the main menu. Now reboot your device and enjoy rooting access in your HTC Flyer.

Thus you can easily root HTC Flyer smartphone by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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