How to Root HTC Velocity 4G
Your HTC Velocity 4G is probably in need of a good rooting. If you, too, think so, then let us help. Our tutorial focuses on the best ways to gain root access for this phone. The method we use is one of the best. In no time at all, you will have a rooted smartphone!
The HTC Velocity 4G you wish to root came out about 2 years ago. Its main attractions are a dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion CPU and Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. Both of these important specifications aren’t going anywhere. SRSRoot will make sure of that. This rooting tool is a dedicated app which improves the processor’s speed. And it works with your handset’s OS version; this app functions well with all of the Android variants Google’s ever launched.
The creators behind the SRSRoot made sure that this app works with loads of different Build IDs. Such as the one we used for this rooting: GWK74. Also, this app’s developer made it free of charge. Thirdly: you can use this software as an unrooting method.
The benefits of this procedure
The rooting tool your phone will soon feature is powered by an SRS Server. There is a lot to benefit from owning a rooted smartphone. With root access comes better performance. That is helped by custom ROMs and customization options. But they aren’t the only novelties. The SRSRoot welcomes you to root-only apps, too.
If the device’s been displaying low battery levels, the app will make sure to improve the battery life. Other new goodies are these: superuser and admin permission. Bloatware is always an unwelcome element; this app won’t deliver it. It will also keep your phone away from problems security-wise. New features are also a given with the rooting.
An upgrade that is performed on a rooted device comes with several cons. Your smartphone will no longer feature its root access. Also, the system partition inside it will be erased. Nothing of the kind will happen to the handset’s internal and external SD cards. Important content will not become a thing of the past, either.
But if the HTC Velocity is rooted, its warranty will become a thing of the past. To bring it back to life, you will need a dedicated guide.
In order to properly end up with a rooted handset, here’s what you should do:
- the notebook’s security programs must be launched so that they can be turned off;
- the notebook used for today’s procedure must have USB drivers installed on it;
- download the ones that are compatible with the phone by going to this address;
- if your handset’s battery levels are low, charge it till it’s full;
- your notebook’s OS version needs to be Windows;
- create a batch of backups for the data on your HTC Velocity 4G;
- create a full NANDroid backup;
- open the security programs on the smarrtphone and have them deactivated.
Step by step instructions
On with the rooting steps we have for you.
- Step one asks you to download the dedicated SRSRoot app on the notebook. For this procedure you must access this site. Then click on a button which will begin the download phase.
- After that, you should be able to move on. This is how: install the recently downloaded app on the notebook. Once you open it, too, proceed by enabling Unknown Sources.
- This part needs you to find the option option. Here’s help: after you tap Settings on the handset, look under it. The Unknown Sources option is there.
- Turn on USB Debugging next. Don’t perform this step if you’ve already activated it. Instead, do the following: grab the USB cable of your phone. This will create a connection between the handset and notebook.
- The HTC Velocity 4G has to enter the rooting phase for this next step. Provide help by tapping the following option: Root Device (All Methods).
- You may have to wait 14 minutes until the phone’s done with the rooting. In case more than 15 minutes pass and nothing’s going on: repeat the steps.
- If the rooting has stopped, you have to start your smartphone again. Click on this to do so: Reboot System Now.
The HTC Velocity 4G has root access at last! Play with its latest additions for the time being. If you notice that the novelties are underwhelming, an unrooting will solve everything. Don’t forget to use the SRSRoot app for this.
Then, if there are questions concerning this tutorial, use the comment field below!