The HTC Vivid features a massive 4.5-inch SLCD screen and dual-core processing–something that owners of the device can be much proud of. If you’re one such owner, you’ll be glad to know that you can finally get your hands dirty with rooting your HTC Vivid, as the guys from XDA Developers have managed to get through the phone’s internal system.
In this article, you will learn how to root your HTC Vivid. The method has been tested to work on both the AT&T variant as well as the Canadian variant. According to the developer, the rooting method uses the zergRush exploit and will supposedly grant permanent root access, rather than temporary root access, if the device’s bootloader is also unlocked.
Rooting your HTC Vivid simply means you’ll be getting something similar to Administrator-level privileges on a Windows-based machine. Rooting is to Android what jailbreaking is to the iPhone. Having root access opens up opportunities for you to enjoy new unique features and functionalities that you couldn’t normally enjoy on a non-rooted device. For instance, you can set up your phone to function faster than normal, install third-party apps that require root access, and use custom ROMs.
Keep in mind that having root access also voids your manufacturer’s warranty. Although, there is always the option of unrooting your device by means of flashing back to the stock ROM or you could use SuperOneClick.
Once you’ve got the prerequisites covered, you can now proceed to the rooting procedure.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your phone. Enjoy the many benefits that you can have with a rooted device.