Root and Install CWM on HTC Desire V


Here is a post that will help you root HTC Desire V within a few click on the computer and easily in minutes, without having you to manually entering any commands or anything like that. So let’s begin already.

Before you Root HTC Desire V:

You should be having or knowing that what are you really doing to the device. You should at least have a basic knowledge that what really android rooting is and the things related to it. If you already know about it then you can skip this part of the tutorial and move onto the next one. But on the other hand if you really think that you have or need a to know about it more, then you should definitely invest some time in reading about it. You can refer to some the brief info written below explaining general things about it.

Android Rooting in general is referred to the process when you get the root access to the device shock in turn allows you to enhance and modify the functioning of the device. When you have the root access, you are able to control the device better than ever before. You are more like a super user of the device where you can control many system processes and the way your android device works. Of course these all things, you cannot do any android device by defaults. It lets you perform many tweaks and customizations on the device which any user simply cannot. This was just a brief info, and it is normal that you still want to read more bout rooting and so to do that, you can get to the detailed post explaining rooting android here.

Since android rooting allows. You to perform tweaks and customizations on the device, you can use it to your advantage. By that you can increase the performance of the device and what not. To list a few tweaks that can be performed, you could Play HD Games, overclock processor, increase the RAM, increase the internal memory, and also you could install Custom ROMs. And not only this there are many more tweaks out there that can be done and benefited from once you root your android. To browse those tweaks, see this list here. And if on the other hand you want to read about more advantages of rooting your android smartphone, read this post here.

Unfortunately android rooting has some of the disadvantages a well. The most common disadvantage of rooting is that you lose the warranty on the device. And then also not only this, there are many more disadvantages of rooting. You can refer todisadvantages of rooting if you wish to read and gather more knowledge about it.

Read: How to Unbrick your device

About this Tutorial:

In this tutorial we will root HTC desire v in the most traditional method of rooting a device. Though there have been many methods that have been evolved for the same. But here today we will use a really old one. We will first install cwm on and then use the recovery to get the root access on the device. Though this method has been tried and tested on the device but still we would like you to know in advance that we would not be responsible. For any damage that you might cause to the device.

Pre Requisite:

Before you begin to root HTC Desire V, here are some things that you need to do. Below is a list of those things, so have them done before you proceed further.

  • First of all, enable the USB Debugging Mode on you device, by going into the Developer Options.enable-usb-debugging-mode
  • If Developer Options for your device aren’t activated yet, you can do that by tapping on the Build Number in the About Section of the device 7 times.
  • Get a computer or a laptop, as it is required and also proper drivers setup on it.
  • To download the drivers for your device, you can use this page.
  • Charge the device properly, to at least sixty percent so that it does not stop you in the middle and ask to plug in power.
  • Though rooting does not delete any of the user data, still you should backup all your important stuff on the device as a precautionary measure.
  • Refer to these guides to backup the data, if you do not know how to do it.
  • Backup and restore Contacts
  • Backup Apps for Unrooted Devices
  • Backup and Restore SMS and WhatsApp Chats
  • You also need to download the files from the download section below.


You will have to download the file from the link below as it is required for the procedure to root HTC desire v and also install cwm on it. Note that before you hit the download link, you will have to unlock it by doing the things mentioned on the locker box below.

Install CWM Recovery on HTC Desire V:

Here is the first part of the tutorial, we will first install cwm recovery on HTC desire v. So begin with it and follow the steps below. Make sure that you have unlocked the bootloader of the device before you proceed.

  • Extract the above downloaded file to a suitable location on your computer.
  • Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable.
  • Double click on the Toolkit executable file from the extracted files to launch it.
  • Once the tool is launched, click on the ClockWorkMod option and then click on Flash Recovery.
  • You then just have to follow the on screen instructions and you should be done.

How to Root HTC Desire V:

Now after you have installed cwm recovery, let us now root HTC desire v.

  • Connect the phone to the computer using a USB cable.
  • Launch the toolkit by double clicking on the toolkit executable file.
  • Next click on the Perm Root button in the toolkit followed by the Run button.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions and your phone will be rooted.

To make sure of the root, download the Root Checker app from the Play Store.

Read: Things to do after Rooting android device

This was it, you have rooted HTC Desire V and if you faced any errors in the middle of the procedure or any other issue like the download links not working, then you can get to us in the form of comments below and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible. So this is it, I guess this post helps you.

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