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Monday, June 4, 2012

How to Root HTC Sensation 4G



How to Root HTC Sensation 4G




If you are using HTC Sensation 4G and want to Root your phone, have fun installing custom ROMS and tweaking your phone the way you want to, this is a simple step by step guide to gain root access to your android HTC Sensation 4G phone.
Rooting HTC Sensation 4G has three main steps which followed properly will ensure you have a rooted phone and you wont be cursing yourself for venturing into the android root world. Steps involved are:
1. S-Off your HTC Sensation
2. Install Recovery
3. Root your HTC Sensation
Before we get started, a couple of things that you need to make sure. The computer that you will be using to perform the root should either be running Windows or Linux, secondly your Sensation needs to be fully charged. Now lets begin with the rooting.
1. S-Off your HTC Sensation:
1. First of all, get the Hboot version for your HTC Sensation.
For that, with your phone turned ON, go to Settings > Power > Fast Reboot and uncheck fast reboot. Alternatively, you can turn off your phone, take out the battery and insert it again. That’s just to make sure your phone isn’t hibernating. Once done, hold the Volume Down button and press Power button, your phone will enter Bootloader/HBOOT. On the screen you will be able to read what your HBOOT version is.
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2. Visit http://revolutionary.io/ and from there download the the application for your operating system. Disable your antivirus or add the application to exception list as some antiviruses detect. Extract all files to folder.
3. Get the serial number of your phone. For that either go to Settings > About Phone > Phone Identity.
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4. When you click on download, a small form will open up. Fill it out with your PC operating system, Phone model, HBOOT version and Serial Number. It will generate the beta key so write that down or copy it.
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5. On your pc, make sure you exit HTC sync. Now switch on your phone (normal home screen) and attach it to your pc and select HTC Sync mode when it asks for USB Connection type. Ignore any warnings on your phones screen that HTC sync not found.
6. Run the Revolutionary application you downloaded. It should detect your phone *Found your Device: HTC Sensation Z710*.
7. It will ask for the beta key you generated on the website, enter it. Make sure you type it correctly as its case sensitive or just copy paste to avoid mistakes.
8. Follow the on screen prompts and wait till your phone is S-Off.
9. Revolutionary will ask you to install Clockwork Recovery now, enter N .
10. Your device is now S-Off.
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2. Install Clockwork Recovery:
1. Download recovery v5.0.0.8 for the Sensation from here.
2. Attach your phone in data storage mode to your pc and copy the file PG58IMG to your SD cards root folder.
3. Reboot your phone into bootloader/HBOOT screen.
4. On the screen it will ask *Do you want to start the update*.Press volume up for yes and volume down for no.Press volume up.
5. It will start the update and once done , reboot your phone to normal home screen.
6. Open your SD card and delete the PG58IMG file you copied earlier.
7. Cloclwork Recovery is installed on your phone and you can use it to root your phone.

3. Root your HTC Sensation :
1. Download the file su-2.3.6.3-ef-signed.zip from here.
2. Connect your phone to pc in USB data mode, copy the downloaded file in the root folder of your SD card.
3. Reboot your phone in Bootloader mode, from there navigate to Recovery using volume up and volume down and using power button to select.
4. You will enter Clockwork Recovery.
5. Create a Backup by entering Backup and Restore menu.
6. Select *install from zip* and select the -2.3.6.3-ef-signed.zip file.
7. Choose *Yes – install su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip *.
8. Once done, go back and select Reboot.
9. Your phone is now rooted.
Using the above mentioned method will insure you have a permanently rooted HTC Sensation with S-Off and Clockwork Recovery. If you want to flash custom ROMS, just copy paste the rom zip in your SD Card, create backup of existing rom using clockwork and flash the new custom rom.
So its time you root your HTC Sensation and gain full control over your device! If you find this guide useful, let us know in the comments section.

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  3. Very informative & useful information. I can't wait to get to a computer & put it to use. Thanks so much for the step-by-step instructions.(:

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