How to root HTC Desire 610

By | August 21, 2014


Are you having the popular HTC Desire 610 and looking to get the root access to improve its performance and battery life?, No problem, this guide will sure teach you how to root your Desire 610.

Rooting is the best way to utilize your device’s hardware to highest level. There are several advantages of rooting over normal that might give you the complete idea why this can be helpful to your device.

Rooting advantages:

  • Free up storage space (because of the above benefit).
  • Increase battery life (apps that might have been running constantly can be removed).
  • Remove apps that were preinstalled by your carrier/manufacturer from your device.
  • Update to a new version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
  • Many of other customization options are there you can get by flashing a custom ROM that requires root access.
  • Increase performance (after removing apps that are always running, the device will be less bogged down and run smoother).

Things to be done:

  • Enable USB debugging mode on your device, here is the path – Settings-> Applications->Development-> USB Debugging
  • During rooting you might lose your data, so it would be better if you first create a complete backup of your data and save it somewhere in your PC.
  • Battery is the only source of your device to keep live, so better you fully charge your device to avoid any interruption while rooting.
  • You must have to unlock your device’s bootloader from the official HTCdev link.
  • Also you must have installed proper USB drives on your computer that helps your device to connect properly.

Files to Download

How to root HTC Desire 610

  1. Plug in your device to your PC via USB cable.
  2. Launch a Command Prompt Window on your desktop.
  3. Here is the first command you need to write on Command Prompt Window:
    adb reboot fastboot
  4. Soon your device will reboot into Fastboot mode.
  5. Now rename the extracted TWRP image file to recovery.img. and then write the command on the windows again,
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  6. It will start flashing the TWRP on your device.
  7. Now again connect your device to your PC and transfer the SuperSU zip file to your device’s SD card.
  8. Now Switch off your smartphone and boot into recovery mode, to do so Volume Down+Power Button and this time select recovery using volume rocker Key.
  9. In recovery mode you will see many option, select ‘install zip from SD card‘ and browse the SuperSu you just copied into your device’s SD card and hit enter to begin the rooting process.
  10. After rooting restart you device.


Author: Galvin Carter

Galvin Carter, the Associate Editor at The Tech Bulletin, is a computer programmer by profession and a geek by passion. He likes to gather knowledge about current technologies, gadgets. Being an Android lover, his content revolves around Android. +GalvinCarter

  • richard

    What if u don’t have a sd card…can u still copy the supersu file to the phone and if yes what folder should I put it in?

    • The phone memory is wiped out totally in the process. So it can not work putting a Supersu file in a folder of phone memory.

      • richard

        Thank u, I just got a sd card…my next question is will this root work on an AT&T phone or is it a totally different rooting method?

  • richard

    And if u know the process please help me out….I would love to uninstall the AT&T bloatware and also tether without using PdaNet….any assistance u can provide will be greatly appreciated…and if it’s any note I’m currently living in Jamaica.

  • Jon K

    When I adb reboot fastboot it just reboots the phone. Can you go to the fastboot menu by holding down volume and power? or do you have to do it through adb cmd line?

    In addition HTC say that my phone is unlocked but it still shows as S_ON

  • richard

    Hey Jon dont worry about this method… if u have an Att 610 there is a 1 click method now available…. how i know is bcuz my phone is now rooted…a cool bro by the name of ClearD over at XDA has made this simple n very ez…go check the thread out…btw…s-off is not yet available so dont worry…u can still install Xposed modules and all..