How-To Root HTC Desire 820 -The Easiest Guide!!

How-To Root HTC Desire 820 -The Easiest Guide!!

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HTC Desire 820 is undoubtedly one of the best Android phone in its price segment. By providing an awesome configuration, HTC has tried to give the best experience to the users. Like any other Android phone, rooting Desire 820 opens up lots of new possibilities for the device.

A question that arises in every user’s mind is How to easily root HTC Desire 820. So, today I am here with an easy to follow guide that will help you root your Desire 820 in just a few steps. In fact by following our guide, rooting your Desire 820 will become a piece of cake. If you would like to know How To Root Android Without PC, you can go through the tutorial.

Many users ask for a guide to root Desire 820 without PC, but those methods aren’t full proof and can brick your device. So, it is always suggested to use your PC for rooting procedure.

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What are the benefits of rooting Desire 820?

For those who are unaware of How the rooting could prove to be beneficial for HTC Desire 820, here are a few points you might be interested in.

  • You can easily uninstall preinstalled bloatware from your HTC Desire 820 once you root it.
  • By rooting your Desire 820, you can get more free storage space.
  • Custom ROM can be installed only when your Desire 820 is rooted. So, if you would like to have custom ROM on Desire 820, rooting is a must. Checkout lollipop custom ROM for Desire 820.

Easiest Guide on How to Root HTC Desire 820 Easily

Now that you know the benefits of rooting your Desire 820, here are a few things that need to be done before we jump into the rooting process.

Things required for the rooting process:-

  1. A Laptop/PC with Windows installed on it.
  2. HTC Desire 820 Drivers installed on the PC.
  3. Unlock-Root-Tool
  4. SuperSu and TWRP recovery

Download TWRP Recovery and SuperSu

Before proceeding further I would advice you to take a complete backup of your device. Also make sure that the phone’s battery is charged over 85%

All Set? Ok. Let’s Start.

Step 1: Unlock Desire 820 Bootloader:

First of all you need to unlock your device’s bootloader. For that visit and register your account. Once you have successfully registered and logged in, visit HTC Dev Bootloader. Here in the Supported Device section, select All Other Supported Models. 

Now agree with the terms and conditions and follow the instructions mentioned on the screen. You can reach me if you face any difficulty while unlocking the bootloader of Desire 820.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging:

Once you have unlocked the bootloader, you need to enable USB Debugging in HTC Desire 820. But for that, you first need to enable Developer Options on your device.

  1. Go to Settings app and select About Phone.
  2. Tap on the Build Number for 6-7 times to enable Developer options.

Now, to enable USB Debugging, follow these steps.

  1. Go to Settings -> Developer Options
  2. Tap on the USB Debugging option to turn it on.

Step 3: Transfer the downloaded SuperSU file

Now its time to copy the downloaded file to the root of your device’s memory. If you haven’t downloaded the file yet, Download SuperSu rite now, copy it to your device and move to the next step. 

Also extract the Recovery.rar file(TWRP Recovery) on your PC, which will be used later in the process.

Step 4: Reboot Desire 820 in Fastboot mode:

For the rooting process, the device needs to be rebooted in Fastboot mode. Press the Volume Down and Power Key together for about 10 seconds, then leave the power key but keep holding the volume down button and the device will reboot in fastboot mode.

Step 5: Installation

Now connect your Desire 820 to PC using USB cable. Open the folder where the Recovery.rar file has been extracted and click on the flash-recovery.bat file. It will start installing TWRP on your Desire 820 and the whole process will finish within a few seconds.

Once the TWRP installation is done, disconnect the phone from PC. Now select recovery option(use the volume keys) When the device reboots in recovery install file by selecting Install zip option and selecting

Once the flashing gets completed, the system will reboot and you will have root access.

Congratulations!! Now you have rooted your HTC Desire 820 successfully. Enjoy!!

If you face any issues while rooting your HTC Desire 820, don’t hesitate to contact me. Write down the problem you are facing in the comments section below and I will try to find a solution for it.


  1. Which version of twrp recovery.img are you useing bro? Can I knw the software model number and where did find it because twrp has no official support for htc desire 820.

  2. i have unlock the bootloader and then root the phone but could not install any of the operatig system….each and every time it shows fail…

  3. Can I port CM12 for Desire 820 to Desire 826?
    As I didn’t find custom rom for 826 till now… Plz Respond as soon as possible.. Thanks in advance.

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