The HTC One V was one of the smartphones that was a little popular when launched in the year 2012. It was launched with the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, and after that there were no big updates sent by the company to the smartphone, coming as a disappointment to the users. Rooting the HTC One V is one of the ways through which you could do something about the Android version, and install any custom ROM which can increase the Android version to one of the Jelly Bean versions unofficially, and sometimes, these ROMs are even better than the one officially given in the HTC One V.
In the guide below, we would share with you the various steps using which you can root the HTC One V Android smartphone, and you have to keep a few things in mind before you proceed with the rooting procedure – This is a procedure which would void the warranty of the smartphone, so don’t complain after rooting when the service center doesn’t provide the service under warranty. There are sometimes chances that the rooting procedure may go wrong for particular devices, and we are not responsible for that, although we would try our best to help you solve the problem.
Prerequisites before Rooting HTC One V
- Backup all the data such as SMS, personal settings, contacts, messages because although rooting won’t remove all that, it is better to keep a backup if something goes wrong
- Keep the device charged up to at least 75% so that while the process is going on, the entire battery doesn’t drain
- Enable the USB debugging in the HTC One V
HTC One V Rooting – Step-by-step Instructions
- Download the Image file and Rooting Package.
- Once downloaded, extract the files and move them to an appropriate location, such as desktop.Extract the files from the above packages and move both of them onto your desktop
- There would be an image file in the rooting package folder, which you have to copy and replace with the image file which you downloaded
- Switch off the HTC One V
- Now press the Volume Up and Power buttons together and choose fastboot option
- Open the install-superboot-windows.bat from the folder of Rooting package
- The rooting process would begin and you should not do anything from your side when the process is running
- During the process, the Superuser would be installed in the HTC One V
You can confirm whether the rooting has been successfully done after the phone restarts, by checking whether the Superuser is installed, and also by downloading the root checker application which does the same job of checking for the root status.
Comment below if you face any problems while doing the rooting process. We would try our best in helping you with that.
About HTC One V: This smartphone comes with a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen and it has a 480×800 pixels screen resolution, and it is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 1GHz processor along with Adreno 205 GPU and 512MB RAM. The internal storage is 4GB and there is an option to expand it to 32GB with the MicroSD card, and there is a single 5-megapixel rear camera included with the LED flash and 720p video recording. The phone comes with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and it has a 1500 mAh battery.
If you have a HTC Desire V, check out the HTC Desire V rooting guide.