How to Root HTC Desire 200

HTC Desire 200 will go through a certain procedure. This will change the phone radically. For one, you will have many novelties to discover. Second: you will welcome better overall performance. You need only follow the tutorial we have on this site and your device will become a gem!

Last year was a great year for smartphones. Your HTC Desire 200 was one of them. Launched back then, the phone was missing some novelties. That is why we thought of introducing it to SRSRoot, a dedicated app whose only job is to bring root access on the devices it meets. They aren’t a few. This tool provides the same goodies for many gadgets. That’s only part of its charm.

With its 1 GHz CPU and Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, the phone needs a Build ID for the rooting. If you want, you can use whatever ID you want. As for us, we used this one: IML74K. Free to install on any device, the SRSRoot will also assist you if you wish for an unrooting option. Bonus: this application is powered by an SRS

The advantages of this procedure

Once accustomed to root access, your smartphone will enjoy faster CPU speed on the whole. Root access is responsible for these, too: customization options, loads of them. Other important goodies are these: battery tweaks and also new features. You don’t have to watch out for security flaws or bloatware. This app doesn’t bring these on your phone after you’ve flashed it there.

You have a chance at dealing with root-only apps and admin and superuser permission. Another thing to note about the SRSRoot: numerous Android versions are supported by it. The one on your phone isn’t an exception. Custom ROMs are also a possibility; you’ll be able to have many of them installed on your phone if you want.

To have a rooting happen, the HTC Desire 200 has to function without its signature warranty. But with the appropriate guide, the warranty will be brought back for further use. An update that happens to a rooted device comes with drawbacks. There are two of them in this case. At the end of the upgrade, the phone will lose its system partition. It will then be left without its root access. The smartphone doesn’t come out of this rooting without its data. The internal and external SD cards are also kept safe from serious damage.


The rooting of your phone is far from beginning. That’s because you must first attend to these crucial instructions:

  • a backup of your phone’s most crucial content has to be done;
  • follow that backups up with a full NANDroid backup;
  • USB drivers made for your handset have to be installed on your notebook after they’re downloaded on it from here;
  • go to your HTC Desire 200 and fully charge the unit;
  • as for an OS version, Windows should be used for the rooting;
  • turn off the handset’s security programs;
  • deactivate the ones flashed on your laptop.

Step by step instructions

Only when you’re done with the above can you begin the rooting steps below.

  1. Step one: get the SRSRoot app on your laptop. How? By downloading it from this source. Go to that page and click on a download button displayed on it. If this is done with, up comes the next step: install, on your laptop, the same app.
  2. You should prepare for another action. Here’s what you should do: after the app’s installed, open it on the laptop. Return to the handset now.
  3. There, tap the following 3 options: Menu, Settings and Unknown Sources. USB Debugging is the fourth option to enable. Only turn it on if you haven’t for the instructions shown earlier.
  4. The HTC Desire 200 needs to enter into a connection with your laptop. Make it do that with its USB cord. Turn your attention to the following option: Root Device (All Methods).
  5. It will help with the rooting, so tap it and wait. The whole process takes around 11 minutes to end. If these minutes aren’t sufficient, you’d better redo the steps.
  6. Once this works and the rooting is completed at long last, the Desire 200 needs a rebooting. This is a very necessary step, so be sure to click on this helpful option: Reboot System Now.

Then, when the handset has restarted, open the goodies. Try each of them out, then find out if they are worth it. In case they aren’t, don’t forget that the SRSRoot is a method that can unroot the phone.

For comments or questions, consult our box below.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

  • James

    HELP HELP!!! At mine dont work. I have tried 2 times but dont work. Please help me. I am desperate. Thanks very much.

    • Catalin Nichita

      Are you sure is not working? Do you have the USB debugging enabled?

      • James

        Yes. It is enabled. The problem is that when the program SSR Root finish the proces on the screen appear “Root proces is complete” But when I check with Root Checker Basic to see if the phone have root access it say “Your device does not root access”

        • Catalin Nichita

          It’s very weird and I have no solution for that. I’ve suggest you to try the vroot method. You can find the vroot here:

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