How to Root HTC Desire 610 and Install TWRP Recovery

HTC has already blown up our minds by releasing HTC One (M8), which is one of the most expensive smartphones from its high-end directory. And now, the Taiwanese manufacturer is focusing on expanding its mid-range series for HTC lovers who can’t afford high-end smartphones. Here is the HTC Desire 610, a mid-range smartphone added to the ‘Desire 6’ series, which inherit much from the flagship HTC Desire 816 phablet.

The device is made-up of shiny plastic material and features a 4.7-inch display with the HTC Boom Sound stereo speakers at the top and bottom of the screen. Inboard, the device ships with 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB RAM, Adreno 305 GPU, 8MP rear camera, 8GB built-in storage with an extra MicroSD slot, and running on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat version. More likely, it comprises of almost the same specs as of Moto G.

How to Root HTC Desire 610 and Install TWRP Recovery

Indeed, the device specs are commendable, but you can explore it more by gaining root access on HTC Desire 610. Once you have an access to root, you can modify system files on your device, unlock many hidden features, install various apps that aren’t supported before root, etc. In case, if you are interested in rooting your smartphone then here is the tutorial on “How to Root HTC Desire 610 and Install TWRP Recovery“.

In this article, you will not only find a guide on How to Root HTC Desire 610 but also a guide on How to install TWRP Recovery on HTC Desire 610. The Custom Recovery can be used to flash ‘Custom ROMs’ or any other flashable file to modify the existing system. So, if all is set, then let’s go for tutorial.

Requirements:

  • You have make sure that your smartphone must possess at-least 70 – 80% of charging for a smooth process.
  • Go to your device ‘Settings > Developer options, and verify that you have ticked the box with a label “USB Debugging”.
  • Ensure that you have unlocked bootloader of your device.
  • The last thing you need to do is to install HTC USB Drivers on your PC.

If all the above requirements are fulfill then you can go ahead and follow the below guide on ‘How to Root HTC Desire 610 and Install TWRP Recovery‘.

Download Needed Files:

How to Install TWRP Recovery on HTC Desire 610

Step 1) Grab all the above files and store them on your PC.

Step 2) Now, extract the “Fastboot.zip” to your “C:\ Drive”. (Ex. C:\ Fastboot)

Step 3) Copy the “TWRP Recovery image” file to the extracted folder. (C:\ Fastboot).

Step 4) Join your device to your PC using official USB data cable.

Step 5) Copy only “SuperSu.zip” file to your device internal memory.

Step 6) Navigate to “Fastboot” folder and open the command prompt there. To do so:

  •  Press and hold “Shift Key” and press “Mouse Right-Click”, sub-menu will opens-up and from there, choose the option “Open command window here“.

Step 7) Now, you have to type the following commands for install TWRP Recovery on HTC Desire 610.

  • adb reboot fastboot

The above command will reboot your device into fastboot mode.

  • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Note: Replace the “recovery.img” with your downloaded recovery image file name.

The above command will install Custom Recovery on your smartphone.

Step 8) Once the Custom Recovery is successfully installed, disconnect and reboot your device.

Now, we will see the steps to Root HTC Desire 610.

How to Root HTC Desire 610

Step 9) You have to boot your device into the Recovery mode by pressing “Volume Down + Power” buttons together for a few seconds and from there, choose Recovery.

Step 10) I hope, you have successfully entered into the “Recovery” mode.

Step 11) Further, select “Install Zip from SD Card” and navigate to select “SuperSu.zip” file which you have copied earlier.

Step 12) Give “Yes” to flash the “SuperSu.zip” file to install “Super User app” on your HTC Desire 610.

Step 13) Once the flashing process is completed, come back to the “Recovery” main menu and select “Reboot”.

Step 14) Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your HTC Desire 610 smartphone.

If you want to verify that your smartphone is rooted or not, then open the app drawer and launch the “SuperSu” app. If the app doesn’t show up any error or pop-up, then it means your device is successfully rooted, else not! In case, if you need any type of help then you can ask us using the comments box below. Enjoy 😀

  • wayne

    i have unlocked my bootloader but when i enter the command to flash recovery it just says device offline. what a waste of time i am frustrated to hell because it wont work. waste of time i have defaulted my phone for nothing. thanks

    • The problem is you haven’t installed the “Fastboot drivers for your device”.
      Download this driver tool, it will install all the needed drivers for your device. Then follow the guide, it works because I have tested and written man!

      • wayne

        Thanks for reply but i dont understand how to use the tool i dont know how it installs fastboot drivers. dont need to do a backup i just want to root my phone everything i have tried hasnt worked. ithere must be something wrong i use command “adb reboot fastboot” and it says device offline. ive connected it via usb debugging but it still doesnt work. can’t be bothered anymore because im sick of everything being complicated when it should be simple.

        • wayne

          just managed to get it connected but it says cant find daemon. this is rubbish it doesnt work on my htc desire 610.

          • wayne

            failed to start daemon