HTC Status for AT&T, featured in today’s post, is given a shot at having root access. The thing about rooting a phone, in this case yours, is that it’s very beneficial. We will tell you why that is in the upcoming guide!
Every gadget ever manufactured and then released can be rooted with the tool we’ll present shortly. That’s one of the things which makes SRSRoot appealing. This dedicated app has proven its worth plenty of times. And, like we just said, it is compatible with numerous devices.
The app offers it’s services free of any cost. Then there’s this thing to consider: besides rooting your handset, it can also unroot it. These are only some of its offerings. More to follow! But first, you have to be aware of the following: a rooting can hurt the device’s warranty. In the sense that it revokes it. This, however, can be solved; simply open the web browser and look for a tutorial on how to restore the warranty.
The benefits of this procedure
An HTC Status complete with root access is going to enjoy numerous goodies. Which are all meant to improve the phone in different ways. One of these is the presence of root-only apps. Then there are various battery options to make the handset last more. Other novelties to expect from the SRSRoot: new features and custom ROMs.
Having root access also means that you are free to personalize your smartphone. There’ll be many customization tweaks to choose from if you plan on doing that. The CPU your phone’s equipped with is an 800 MHz one. You’ll soon experience better CPU speeds. Thanks to this application, your handset will also feature the following: superuser and admin permission.
Your phone was rooted using this type of Build ID: GRI40. You should feel free to use another one when performing our guide; the rooting app allows you to do that. No matter the Android version used by your device, the SRSRoot app won’t have to delete it. The app is powered by an SRS Server and it doesn’t come with security nuisance. It should also be noted that the rooting won’t leave your smartphone with the usual set of bloatware; far from it.
But the rooting will do some damage. Particularly if you want to go through an upgrade. The latter’s a process which will leave your device without its root access and system partition. Important content such as internal / external SD cards and data won’t be affected.
You have to make sure the following’s done:
- your HTC Status contains a battery which should be fully charged before you start the guide;
- open the security software on the laptop;
- then have it deactivated;
- download USB / ADB drivers from here on your laptop;
- your laptop must use Windows as its only operating system;
- create a few standard backups to make sure the data on your phone is safe;
- a full NANDroid backup is needed, too;
- open your handset’s security programs;
- disable them for the rooting.
Step by step instructions
The HTC Status is very close to landing root access at last. Just a couple of steps and you’ll be done!
- The first action to start with tells you to download the app on the laptop. This software’s home is here. Open that address and click on its download button.
- The SRSRoot file will soon enter the download phase. When this ends, be sure to flash the app on your laptop.
- Open it there afterwards and tap Unknown Sources (which is the option right under Settings on your phone). Have you enabled USB Debugging already? If yes, then move on; if not, turn it on now.
- When this action’s completed, continue with the following: use the smartphone’s USB cable to generate a connection between the HTC Status and the laptop.
- [sc name=”banner-jos”]After a couple of minutes are over and the plugging’s generated, start the device’s rooting. Enter it in that mode by tapping this: Root Device (All Methods).
- If everything has gone over smoothly, continue to the next step. In case the rooting needs over 15 minutes, you must repeat the steps.
- Time to end the guide. For that, do the following: restart the phone by tapping Reboot System Now.
And with that, you will have your rooted handset all to yourself! Test the new goodies and decide if they work for you or not. The same app is always ready to unroot the phone if you want that.
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My name is Mark, I am a new chief editor of this blog, freelance writer, entrepreneur, and simply a technology lover. Currently a proud owner of a Google Pixel 4a.