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Root HTC Desire

How to root HTC Desire – Complete Guide

WARNING…. Do this at your own risk we accept no responsibility!
What You’ll Need

unrEVOked3 for Windows – download

Preparation

Uninstall HTC Sync if you have it installed
Install the hboot driver using these instructions (it says Evo, but works for Desire) – when complete restart your phone
Reinstall HTC Sync
Double-click the reflash-bundle.exe file you just downloaded
It will ask you where to install it, so just pick a location on your computer you can remember

Rooting

Go to where you installed Unrevoked
On your Desire go to Settings > Applications > Development and make sure you have USB Debugging turned on
Connect your phone to computer via USB
Run reflash
Wait a couple of minutes whilst your phone is rooted
If all goes well you’ll have a rooted phone
Once rooted, you can install HTC Sync again. This will make sure the phone is always recognised and prevent it from being reported as “disconnected”.
You can now move on to installing custom ROMS

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