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.
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Didn’t work… At least I think it didn’t my phone seems the same in every aspect, how do you know if it’s rooted? The prompt said it was but I don’t see it
in the market place search for an app called root checker, it tells all
get root checker it will tell you
Nevermind it didn’t work.
does’nt work do yourself a favor and don’t waste your time on this one. Wait for a good perm root that actually works.
This is a permanent root for every HTC vivid but for some, you need to unlock the boot loader first at here http://htcdev.com/bootloader/ made by HTCdev.
PS You can unlock the boot loader for most HTC devices
worked nice thanks
Still doesn’t work
This was the first of seemingly endless attemps to root my phone that (FINALLY) was successful. Unfortunately, it so far is just temporary, if I turn my phone off/on it unroots. Going to make a backup then unlock the bootloader and retry to see if it will be permanent.
Yeah, the link you gave us for the device drivers is crap. You cant actually download them, the site tries to trick you into downloading a bunch of other crap instead.
rooted, realized the bootloader was still locked so it was temproot, unlocked the bootloader tried to root again, device is not being found by the rooter, just sits around saying “Waiting for device”… Going to keep trying.
Does this work with android 4.0.3 ics???
When you root you phone and use the free wifi tethering, does your provoder see the data useage? if so can you hide it?
It wont let me download the USB driver files any help????
Google “Windows Device Driver (HTC Android USB Device Driver) download and install” find it separately, then download and install.
Does this also unlock the phone? If not,how can i do this myself?
how do i know if it’s finished?
HOW DO I KNOW IF THE ROOT IS FINISHED ?!?!
okay i need some help somebody. i connected my phone to the computer checked charge only i run the file and it says waiting for device please connect device if not already connected. well my phone has been connected for 20 minutes. how to i get the stupid thing to just run already!
CAn i root my phone using a mac osx?
I just tried it and no Worley on 4.0.3… fml
Thx mate worked like a charm