Root HTC Desire V Running Stock Android 4.0.3 [Guide]
HTC Desire V

The HTC Desire V runs on Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software. HTC users can now root their device in order to gain root access and modify the device's system settings. They can also run apps that require admin-level permissions. Users will also be able to remove bloatware from the device.

Those looking to root their HTC Desire V can follow this tutorial. It involves installing CWM and flashing the stock rooted ROM on their device. IBTimes UK cautions its readers it will not be held responsible for any damage caused to the device during installation. Please note that rooting a device voids any applicable warranty for the product.

Pre-Requisites

  • Ensure backup of all important data
  • Ensure device has at least 80 percent battery charge
  • Enable USB debugging

To root HTC Desire V:

  • Download the stock rooted ROM and copy it to the device's SD card
  • Download recovery.img file and copy it to any convenient folder where the ADB files are placed. You need to execute fastboot commands in order to flash the recovery.img in your device
  • Turn the device off and boot into bootloader mode by pressing Volume Down and Power buttons
  • Choose Fastboot option by using Volume key
  • Connect the device to the PC, while in fastboot mode
  • Open command prompt in the folder where you have placed ADB files. Now, run the following command
    • Fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  •  Remove the battery and switch the device off. Boot into bootloader mode and choose Recovery option
  •  Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache. Go to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache
  •  Choose Install Zip from SD Card > Choose Zip from SD Card. Now, choose the downloaded zip file
  •  After flashing the file, go back and choose Reboot System Now to reboot the device.

[Information Courtesy: Hack My Android]