How to Root HTC Hero S
HTC Hero S is happy to receive something that will be totally worth it. The procedure you will help it go through is not something to stress over. The steps that will bring you what you want are easy to perform. See for yourself by discovering them below!
The smartphone you wish to see rooted came out almost 3 years ago. Since then, many features, tweaks and other stuff have appeared. All of them will become an integral part of your handset.
The phone contains specs that make it a good choice if you don’t want a complicated device. Its OS version is the following: Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. SRSRoot is an app which works with all of Google’s Android variants. It also offers better CPU speed for your phone’s 1.2 GHz processor.
The benefits of this procedure
This is the Build ID we applied for today’s rooting guide: GRJ22. This isn’t the only Build ID you can use. The SRSRoot is compatible with many others. The device that uses this dedicated app will have great opportunities. One of them: the possibility to personalize your HTC Hero S. Battery tweaks are joining these customization options.
This tool, which is suitable for various gadgets, is powered by an SRS Server. With this software installed on your smartphone, you will get to flash and use many custom ROMs. Apart from that, the rooting makes sure you know how root-only apps look like and what they can do for the phone. The app doesn’t throw bloatware in the mix. But it does offer other great stuff: admin and superuser permission.
When you have the SRSRoot app on your handset, you’ll also have a way to unroot the phone. Security problems won’t mess with the device after it gets rooted. One more thing: this application is free of charge.
The HTC Hero S won’t be free of damage. After it has acquired root access, its warranty will be left out. A way to retrieve it is via a dedicated tutorial.
If the HTC Hero S is ready to be updated after you’ve rooted it, you’ll need to find out what this procedure means. The upgrade will soon mess with the phone’s system partition; the latter will be deleted from the device. Root access will be revoked. The update will not damage the handset’s important content or its internal / external SD cards.
You should always perform certain requirements begore starting a rooting. In other words, do as follows:
- save all of the important data on your HTC Hero S by backing it up via the regular kind of backups;
- flash, on the laptop you use, USB drivers that are available here;
- after you are finished with that, perform a full NANDroid backup;
- then activate, on your handset, an option which is called USB Debugging;
- your handset has to operate with a fully charged battery;
- your laptop’s operating system has to be Windows;
- return to your phone and turn off its security tools;
- open the security tools on the laptop;
- turn them off.
Step by step instructions
- The following action is the one to start our guide with: download the SRSRoot app on the notebook. The location of this software can be discovered here.
- That page contains a download button you need to click on. Flash the app after it’s downloaded on your notebook.
- You can now start the installed app on the notebook, then tap Unknown Sources and then USB Debugging. If you have difficulty finding the Unknown Sources option, here’s what to do: after you tap Menu, tap Settings and look under it.
- A connection between the phone and notebook needs to happen for the next part of this tutorial. Establish one with the USB cable belonging to your HTC Hero S.
- The rooting of your handset can now commence. Root Device (All Methods) has to be tapped for this phase.
- The process that will begin now is something that’ll take 10-15 minutes to be completed. If, for instance, 20 minutes are up and the rooting hasn’t started or ended, then redo the steps.
- Tap Reboot System Now to start the phone again after the rooting’s over.
The HTC Hero S can now be explored. Experience its new stuff. If, for some reason, it disappoints you, the SRSRoot is great as an unrooting option.
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