DROID DNA by HTC, the 5-inch full HD smartphone that Verizon made official earlier this week, is set to arrive on shelves on November 21, yet it has been already rooted.
The smartphone has been previously reported to arrive on shelves with an unlockable bootloader, a feature that should be welcomed by many users, who can now take advantage of it to root the device too and install custom ROMs on it.
With the unlocking available through HTCDev, things should be quite easy for those interested in tweaking their devices, especially since custom recovery is also available for the phone.
However, before getting started, they should know that the process will void warranty and that they will be the only ones held responsible should things go the wrong way.
The rooting of the smartphone involves unlocking the bootloader, which can be done through HTC’s portal, as mentioned in a previous post.
At the same time, the Android SDK is needed, along with a custom recovery, such as ClockworkMod or TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) touch recovery.
Users who choose to use ClockworkMod will need to extract DNA.CWR.6.Large.Font.img from the available .zip file. They will also need to download SU and Busybox Package to root the device.
After these files have been downloaded, simply boot the DROID DNA into fastboot mode, connect it to a PC and launch the command prompt utility.
Next, users will need to enter the command line "fastboot flash recovery DNA.CWR.6.Large.Font.img" and reboot the DROID DNA through entering the "fastboot reboot-bootloader" code.
Next, simply copy the SU and Busybox Installer on the phone’s internal storage, boot into ClockworkMod Recovery, and navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard to select the SU_Busybox_Package.zip file and install it.
As soon as the process has been completed, simply reboot the smartphone and you will have a rooted DROID DNA as soon as it comes back online.