How to root and unroot HTC Desire 616


HTC desire 616 is a mid range Smartphone released by HTC in the month of June 2014. This Smartphone shows up some exceptional processing hardware unlike majority of midrange Smartphone’s. It operates on Octa core 1.4GHz Mediatek processor coupled with 1GB RAM. A 5.0 inches capacitive display is housed which provides resolution of 720*1280pixels and pixel density of 294ppi. This Smartphone flaunts an 8Mp primary camera and 2MP front shooter for video calling. It is packed with a 2000mAh Li-Po battery providing 14 h talk time. Thus overall this Smartphone is a great deal with good configurations at this standard.

HTC Desire 616

Here we are going to provide you with a simple tutorial for rooting and unrooting your HTC Desire 616. But before getting started you should be aware of the fact that, rooting will void the warranty of your Smartphone. Any damage caused during rooting procedure will be on your own responsibility. You will need to keep your Smartphone charged above 75% so that uninterrupted rooting will take place.

After the completion of rooting procedure you will be able to access all the administrative settings and install all the applications otherwise not allowed by Google. You can also install custom ROM’s and upgrade the software version.  Thus rooting is a great useful thing to do but its limitations are also critical which can even lead to the permanent bricking of your Smartphone and anything else. So, always think first and take proper consultation before rooting your Smartphone especially when your Smartphone is under warranty. Maybe sometimes, the reason for rooting is not worth losing the warranty of your Smartphone.


Root Genius app


  1. Keep your computer installed with proper HTC Desire 616 USB drivers. Enable USB debugging mode on your Smartphone via following path Settings> Developer Options>USB debugging.
  2. Launch the downloaded Root Genius application on your PC.
  3. Now connect your Smartphone with PC via USB cable.
  4. The Root Genius will detect your Smartphone and you tap on the Green root button.

You can confirm successful rooting by checking the presence of Super SU installed automatically on your Smartphone.

Now you can unroot your HTC Desire within a few moments. Just go to the Super SU application and click on unroot. Your Smartphone will get unrooted successfully. This the most easiest and time effective rooting procedure to root your Smartphone.