HTC Desire 816 is a quality Android smartphone, which comes with 5.5 inches touchscreen display powered by 1.6 GHz Quad-core processor along with 1.5 GB RAM and the device runs on Android V6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system. If you own this device and looking for a quick way to root it, you are on the right page as I have given a step by step tutorial to root HTC Desire 816 here.
By following the instructions given here, you will be able to root HTC Desire 816 successfully. Once you have gained root privileges in your device, you will be able to install custom recovery images, flash custom ROM firmware files, etc.
WARNING: Rooting your HTC Desire 816 device will void its warranty, and you won’t be able to claim it unless you unroot your device. So think well about it before rooting your device.
Step 1: The rooting procedure given here is not a data-loss process, but it is safe to take a complete backup of your personal data on your Smartphone. So, take it using appropriate apps.
Step 2: Make sure that your Smartphone has at least 50-60% of battery backup in it as the rooting process is a time-consuming one.
Step 3: Now, enable “Unknown Sources” by following this path: Settings -> Security -> Unknown Sources. Only by enabling this option, your device will allow installation of apps from unknown sources.
After finishing all these prerequisites, you can move forward to the rooting tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Root HTC Desire 816:
Step 1: To get started, download Kingroot app to your HTC Desire 816 device. Once downloaded, tap on kingroot.apk to install the app on your Smartphone.
Step 2: After installing kingroot, launch it on your device. Since your device is not rooted, you will get the following message: Root Access Is Unavailable.
Step 3: Now, click on “Start Root” blue button to begin the rooting process. During the rooting process, you will get the following message: Rooting. Plz, don’t worry if your device reboot.
Step 4: Once the rooting process is finished, you will get the following message: Root Successfully.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting HTC Desire 816 without the 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 can confirm the root privileges of your Smartphone by using the Root Checker app.
If you would like to replace the KingUser app (installed by Kingroot) with SuperSU, follow our guide to replace KingUser with SuperSU. Also, if you would like to unroot HTC Desire 816 Smartphone, you can follow our guide to remove kinguser and unroot Android device.
If you own a smartphone or tablet other than HTC Desire 816 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 procedure, do let me know via comments.