How to Root HTC Desire C Android 4.0 ICS with Superboot

Today our tutorial How to root HTC Desire C Android 4.0 ICS phone easily with the help of Superboot application. HTC Desire C is one of the cheapest phone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS OS pre-installed. It was launched in the market few months ago and available in the India with price tag around Rs 15,000. This Phone somehow replaced the Wildfire S and created a new place of its own by equipping with decent specifications like Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 600 MHz Cortex-A5 processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and Adreno 200 GPU. HTC has tweaked the HTC Sense 4.0 interface and thus it gives a fluidic performance with low processor resources. Beats Audio gives tremendous music experience and manual equalizer setting adds more outstanding music clarity while listening the songs.
PauloBrien from Modaco forum has introduced the procedure to root HTC Desire C using superboot. He has explained the whole process neatly on the forum about superboot image that will replace the default boot image and will unleash super User and install SuperSU on boot. The process will not edit partition, firmware files, Kernel files etc. It will just change the default boot mode that will give you the Super user access. It is a safe and easy method to root HTC Desire C. After rooting you can capable to install custom roms like Cyanogenmod and MIUI.

Pre-Requisite:

1. In this process, you need to have an International flagship HTC Desire C Android Phone, a Windows based Computer and a USB data cable.
2. Then, you need to take the complete backup of your HTC device before starting the process. So, backup the files, data and apps – Contacts, SMS, Call Logs, Images, Music, Videos, Bookmarks, APN (Access Point Names) settings, MMS settings, etc.
3. Minimum battery requirement for the completion of the process is 80%. This is necessary if you don’t want any power problem such as device turns off during the process.
4. You must also disable the anti-virus or firewall if installed in your Computer and HTC device. As this can cause interruption during the process.
5. Enable the USB Debugging on your HTC Desire C. The path which you need to enable is ‘Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging’. Then, check the USB Debugging.
6. Make sure that HTC Desire C USB device drivers will be installed in PC.

Note: If you are using retail device then you must visit HTCDEV site and follow the instructions there to unlock the bootloader.

Steps and Procedure Root HTC Desire C Android 4.0.4 ICS Phone with Superboot 

1. Download superboot r1 zip file from here to PC. After downloading is completed extract the file using either WinZip or WinRAR

2. Now put the HTC Desire C in bootloader mode. For that, you need to turn off the device. Again press and hold the Volume Up as well as Volume Down buttons simultaneously and then press the Power button. 

3. Once the device is entered into the bootloader mode. Go the extracted folder which you already done in Step 1

4. Once enter into folder there you get a file name called install-superboot-windows.bat. Look at below image.
5. Run the install-superboot-windows.bat file by double clicking it. A small window will be opened it indicates you connect the device to PC. Once device is connected the flashing root process will be going to start. 
6. After task is completed the device will rebooted automatically and it will be boot into Android OS. 

Congratulations! You have you have now successfully rooted your HTC Desire C with Superboot.

80 comments :

  1. for linux users

    Open terminal window for extracted folder and then type the commands

    chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh

    ./install-superboot-linux.sh

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  2. Yhea tnx. This is the greatests way to root the system. Actually this is incomplete because if u install CWM (second method) you can have both SU and recovery.

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  3. I followed precisely your guide and the whole process completed as you mentioned. But when i checked the system with the Root Checker I received the message: Sorry! This device does not have proper root access!

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  4. hey try to install superuser SU and busybox app from Google Play store. It will help you to gain root access for your phone.

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  5. how long is this process?

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  6. volume rocker both up n' down at atime or 1ne after the other

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  7. volume up and down buttons must be hold at same time.

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  8. can i install jelly bean on ma phone after rooting?

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  9. after rooting the device. First you must install ClockworkMod recovery then only you can install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Cyanogenmod ROM's.

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  10. hi..
    how to check the bootloader is locked or unlocked in my htc desire c?

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  11. Enter into bootloader mode then check for S-OFF. If status shows S-OFF then your device bootloader is unlocked and S-ON indicates locked bootloader.

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    1. R u sure that S-ON indicates that you have a locked bootloader??

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    2. Yes dude one of my friend recently unlocked bootloader of his HTC Desire C and his status shows now S-OFF. Before on locked bootloader it shows S-ON.

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    3. it's not currently possible to S-OFF a Desire C.

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    4. It doesn't matter whether your device is S-ON or S-OFF. Check whether the device is successfully rooted or not.

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    5. thanks for helping me .i have rooted my htc desire c with a windows machine

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  12. how to root without computer?
    iz dis possible?

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  13. how to know if the phone has International flagship

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  14. Without Computer you can't root the device.

    International flagship means the same device will be available all over the world

    when comes to Non International the devices will be available to some particular carrier services like AT&T, Sprint and Verizon


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  15. nothing to response when click power bottom n vol bottom
    y iz dis .....

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  16. wats a retail device

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  17. without boot loading can we root the device

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  18. first of all i cant bootloader my htc
    i downloaded the sdk .zip frm htc dev site
    i continued the proceess and the get stuck on step 2 when we have to run sdk manager
    i have boght the device from a shop called emax
    and i want to root it please guide me

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  19. @Aditya without unlocking bootloader you can also root the device.

    @Su Xen power off the device. Now press and hold both volume up and down button and press power on the phone. With in 5 secs you will be landed in bootloader mode.

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  20. how long does the root process take

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  21. Hey how much time does this rooting process take i did it and it took more than 30 min and did even root and touch wood my phones still working
    please reply

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  22. i think it is not happening coz we have to unlock the bootloader first mine is S-On and nuthin happenend happened in 2-3 min pls guide me shenoy
    i have tried u on google+
    u havent replied

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  23. my phone is not getting rooted do wat so ever tried so many time it jst goes on happening shenoy wat shud i do i want to root my htc desire c

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  24. what problem you facing? Your PC will not recognizing the device it shows always waiting for the device right ?

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  25. phone stuck at the htc screen and giving me a message at the bottom saying this build is for development purposes only do not distribute without htc's written permission. what do i do and where am i going wrong

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  26. @Aditya have you installed USB HTC device drivers in the PC? If not download it from here http://goo.gl/tFPp2 and install it. Then your PC will recognize the device when you connect to the PC.

    @rorik you got that message after following my rooting tutorial or you have done anything wrong by doing other risky process.?

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  27. I got the same screen.. its stuck in htc screen with "this build is for development purposes only do not distribute without htc's written permission." I left it like dat for like half an hr..nothing happened..

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  28. after rooting you got stuck at htc screen with that message right? Is your phone booting into Android OS or not?

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  29. Downloaded the drivers from the link u gave me
    and again tried the process
    waited for more than ten minutes nothin happened
    it still said waiting for device_ _ _
    How to root this phone yaar....

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  30. It doesn't work on mine either.. I really don't get the "Bootloader mode" I do press the volume up and down then the power button at the same time but nothing happens, please do guide us shenoy T3T

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  31. for entering the bootloader mode try this one Press and hold Volume Down Key and press Power button. with in 5 secs it will take you into bootloader

    @Aditya have you entered into bootloader screen?

    Note: One more thing i updated the root zip file to latest one. So again download the file and try it yourself.

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  32. ok i knw how to enter the bootloader screen by switching off the phone and then swithing on by pressing the vol down and power button
    but the only prob is that the progam only keeps searching for the phone

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  33. 1. Have you installed HTC USB drivers in the PC ? If not download it from here http://goo.gl/RCA4b

    2. Enable USB debugging mode in the device?

    3. Download latest root zip file again and try it.

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  34. doesnt work still download the sync but does not connect and the process takes more than 5 min and its still waiting for device

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  35. I have rooted my desire c in the above said way ..but now my WiFi is not working properly. .its showing some error. .so how can I make it to work properly...?? plz help me...Thank u ...

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  36. Hi,I rooted my htc desire c in the above said way... But after rooting my wifi is not working.. its showing some error... so how can i correct it ?
    Plzz help me.... Thank you...

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  37. can you explain what kind of error you getting after the rooting?

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  38. Go to htcdev .com click on unlocked bootloader->scroll down select all supported htc models. Follow on screen instruction to complete entire process.

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  39. I followed precisely your guide and the whole process completed as you mentioned. But when i checked the system with the Root Checker I received the message: Sorry! This device does not have proper root access! plz help me

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  40. have you got any app named superuser or superSU in the list?

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  41. No sir what can i do help me shenoy sir?

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    1. Go to Google Play Store and download Superuser SU app. It will show you accurate information about rooting.

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  42. Idk why it doesn't recognize my Android HTC Desire C - It's 100 % Fully charged and I installed that Sync program , IDK what happens , but I REALLY WANT ROOT!!!! Can you help me please? It's very important to me

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    1. have you installed HTC USB drivers in the PC?

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  43. when I connect my phone to pc .i must press some button,fastboot for example? when i connect my phone nothing happens.. WHAY?

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    1. Before connecting your to the PC. You should put your device in bootloader mode. For that turn off the device, then Press and hold the both Volume Up and Volume Down buttons simultaneously and then Press the Power ON button.

      After entering into the bootloader mode now connect the device to PC while open the flashing process window.

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  44. My phone isn't rooting because it says here that Android 1.0 is not found on my driver, how will I able to have that software? O.o

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    1. have you installed HTC USB drivers for your device?

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  45. Everything is nice, it said Upgrading Android or something like that then I came to Home. No apps or other data where deleted. Everything is saved?! What, what happened, sais Android 4.0.3! But it says error when I try to connect the WiFi? How to fix this?

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  46. Oh and also, it didn't even needed 5 minutes, exactly how I plugged the phone in it restarted

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  47. THANK YOU SIR I'VE BEEN SEARCHING WHOLE WEEKS JUST TO FIND THE CORRECT ONE BECAUSE NO VIDEO SHOWS THE ENTIRE PROCESS + THE PROOF IT SUCCEFULLY ROOTED. YOU DON'T HAVE A VIDEO, BUT THANK YOU, THANK YOU SIR, GOD BLESS YOU BRO.
    ...
    When batch was waiting for my phone when I plugged it in after some seconds of recognizing it my phone rebooted, then it showed Upgrading Android, after max 15 seconds it brought me to Home, the same wallpaper, arranging of folders & apps, no data losed. What? How? But? But H-How? Everywhere says you will lose all your stuff! I checked if it is rooted and said yes! God bless you all! Trust this guy, I din't notice problems!

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  48. Lol hey Joseph, I've downloaded and flashed a Cyanogenmod 10 for my HTC but it kept restarting after the first day of use. Now I went back to stock and rooting again :) Because this stock deleted the root access.

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  49. How to you think, if I deleted Orange from my smartphone, will this root tutorial make everything ok?

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  50. What have I done, oh my God. Now when Ițm pressing volume down and power button it just turns on the phone. How to fix I need help!

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  51. Oh, don't care, just inserted my new Sim and tried again, everything works!

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  52. Replies
    1. how is the experience using cyanogenmod 10 on HTC Desire C?

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    2. Dumb, keeps restarting every 1 minute. Contacted Max Lee on FB and adviced me first to install the rom and flash the boot.img, to reboot and then GAPPS. Should give it a try!

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    3. don't use install too many apps your device can't handle all those things. Better to install useful apps which is useful for daily day.

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  53. I cant access bootloader mode ive unlocked it and everything but when I hold volume buttons and then press power buttons nothing happens...sometimes it just turns on????? please help me brother need this bad

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    1. Remove/replace battery and try again

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    2. hold volume UP and Down buttons together and power on the device. Once you will see HTC logo release the power button only then you will enter into bootloader mode.

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  54. Well documented steps... successfully rooted my desire C
    Thanks,
    Devendra

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  55. It took mine 5 seconds and then it says this mode is for developers only and it doesnt reboot. What do i do

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  56. Hello, when you hold down the volume buttons and power button, do you select fastboot or leave it.

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    1. select fastboot mode and follow onscreen instructions.

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