HTC First is an interesting Android device, though it is not a high end device that impress with great specs or features. Anyway, if you want to power up performances and improve the Android experience that runs on your HTC First, you should consider in gaining root access. Thus, if you want to unlock the internal system of your device, check the guidelines from below as I have detailed the root process along with other useful stuffs related to the unlock process.
The root process comes with many advantages that are related to customization and optimization possibilities. Mainly, by ensuring root, you will unlock your HTC First. What does it means? Well, all the factory and default restrictions will be removed from the internal system of your device. In that matter you will gain access over the Android software and you will be able to perform various custom operations. For example you can install a custom recovery image, update with a custom ROM, like CM11, AOKP or Paranoid Android, remove bloatware, overclock, install a custom kernel, install complex apps that requires root, add new features and lot more.
As you can already tell, gaining root access implies in performing important changes within the internal system of your HTC First. Of course, the mentioned access is not authorized, which means that this tutorial isn’t official and that the root process isn’t related to Google or HTC. Moreover, the present root solution is developed by third party devs, so by applying the same you will void the warranty of your smartphone. Therefore, if taking your phone back to service was an option for you, from now on you will not be able to reclaim your warranty – and you will have to pay for the technical assistance, if your phone will get bricked (an alternative solution in that case will be to try to manually fix your bricked Android device).
As for this tutorial, you really have nothing to worry about; the steps from below can be easily completed even by a newbie who is on his first root experience. Also, this root method works without problems for the HTC First and it is 100% safe and secured.
If you have decided to complete our step by step guide, before doing anything else, take a look and perform the pre requisites which are being detailed during the following list.
- Backup your data. This is a custom and complex guide and the best will be to save your personal info, data and accounts in order to avoid unpleasant situations.
- For making a proper backup you should save your contacts, call logs, market apps, text messages, recent saves, notes, internet settings, images, videos or audio files.
- The backup can be completed by using a cloud service or backup and restore apps from Google Play.
- A computer is being required as you will have to download the root app on the same; also a connection between your computer and your smartphone will have to be established so your phone’s USB cable must be near you.
- On the computer you are using, temporarily deactivate the security protection, including antivirus, antimalware or Firewall – these tools might interfere or interrupt the root process.
- On your HTC First enable USB debugging; you can do so by going towards “menu – settings – developer options”.
- Your device must have at least 60% power left, before starting the root operation. If your phone gets turned off in the middle of the process from below, it might also get soft or hard bricked. So, the best will be to plug in the charger first.
- This root tutorial is compatible only with the HTC First. Apply the steps from below only if you own the mentioned Android device and try not to mess things up.
How to Root HTC First
- Download the root package from here and save the same on your computer; on desktop if possible.
- Up next, establish a connection between your handset and your computer; use the USB cable in that matter.
- From your computer launch the WinDroid Toolkit.
- Tap on “Gain Root”.
- Follow the on screen prompts and root your HTC First.
- Your phone will reboot in the end; you can unplug the USB cord as you are done.
- Also, the same app can be used for flashing TWRP recovery; you can do so by using the “Flash recovery” option – the process is similar with the root one, so don’t hesitate and try the same.
There you have it; that’s how you can easily and safely gain root access on your HTC First. So, we are done for today, but remember: you can anytime choose to perform other custom operations on your device and the best to start with is flashing a custom ROM firmware based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS. Stay close for further tutorials and share your experience with us by using the comments area from below.