HTC Desire 520 is a good quality smartphone, which comes with 4.5 inch IPS LCD touchscreen display powered by 1.1 GHz Octa-core processor along with 1 GB RAM and the device runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop) operating system. If you are using this smartphone and looking for a way to root it, you are in the right place as I have given a step by step tutorial to root HTC Desire 520 here.
By following the rooting tutorial given here, you can be able to root HTC Desire 520 smartphone and get the ability to install custom-built Android applications, install custom ROM firmware’s, etc.
WARNING: Rooting your HTC Desire 520 smartphone will void its warranty, and you won’t be able to claim it until you unroot your device. So, think about it before proceeding with the rooting procedure.
Step 1: Although the rooting process given here is not a data-loss process, it won’t hurt to have a backup of personal data on your smartphone. So, take a backup before getting started with the rooting tutorial.
Step 2: Make sure that your device has at least 50-60% battery backup in it before getting started with the rooting procedure.
Step 3: Now, enable “Unknown Sources” in your device by following this path: Settings -> Device Administration -> Unknown Sources. Only by doing so, you will be able to install the “KingRoot” non-market app for rooting your device.
Once you have finished all these prerequisites, you can move forward to the rooting tutorial given below.
Root HTC Desire 520 without PC:
Step 1: To get started, download KingRoot apk and install it in your smartphone.
Step 2: Once you install KingRoot, launch the application. Since your device isn’t rooted yet, you will get the message “Root access is unavailable “. Now, click on “Start Root” blue button to launch the rooting process.
Step 3: Once you click the blue button, Kingroot will start rooting your device. While doing so, you will get the “Rooting. Plz, don’t worry if your device reboot!” message with a progress bar.
Step 4: Once the rooting process is finished, you will get the “Root Successfully” message in the Kingroot app.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting HTC Desire 520 Android smartphone without using a PC or Laptop computer. For confirmation, open up your Apps Menu and look for the Kinguser app. If you can find it there, your device is successfully rooted. Alternatively, you will use the Root Checker app to confirm the root privileges of your device.
If you would like to use the SuperSU app rather than the Kinguser app (which comes with KingRoot), follow our guide to replace Kinguser with SuperSU. To unroot your HTC Desire 520 smartphone, check out our guide to remove kinguser and unroot your smartphone.
If you own a smartphone or tablet other than HTC Desire 520 and would like to get rooting tutorials for the same, kindly visit our Rooting Tutorials page.
If you encounter any issues while following this rooting tutorial, do let me know via comments.