How to Unlock Bootloader and Root HTC Desire 825 ?

Tutorial to unlock bootloader and root your HTC Desire 825. Step by step easy guide to unlock the bootloader & root the HTC desire 825 and Flash custom ROM.

HTC released a new smartphones in Desire series, Desire 825. The smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with 1.6 GHz quad-core processor. Let us look at a quick guide to unlock the bootloader and root your HTC Desire 825.

Prerequisites

  • Battery charged atleast 60%
  • Take a backup of your device because unlocking bootloader will wipe your device data.
  • A computer and a original HTC USB cable.

Method #1

Unlock the bootloader of HTC Desire 825

  1. Download(~20MB) the Kingo unlock bootloader app in your PC and install the .exe file.
  2. Enable USB debugging in your HTC. To do so, go to Setting>About phone>Build number. Now continuously tap on build number until developers options appear under settings above the option About phone. Now under developers option right tick on USB debugging mode.

    Unlock Bootloader HTC

    Unlock Bootloader HTC

  3. Connect your device to PC using USB cable. After that, kingo will automatically install the device driver and establish connection with your device.
  4. Now click on unlock for process to begin. The app will automatically retrieve the unlock code. Do not disconnect your device from PC.
  5. Let the process be complete. Holla! bootloader of your HTC Desire is unlocked. Alternately you can also re-lock the bootloader.

Method #2. (official)

Unlock the bootloader of HTC Desire 825

  1. Go to HTCDev.com website and register and create an account.
  2. Connect your HTC to Computer and enable USB Debugging Mode on your HTC. To do so, go to Setting>About phone>Build number. Now continuously tap on build number until developers options appear under settings above the option About phone. Now under developers option right tick on USB debugging mode.
  3. Go to HTCDev.com and login, select Unlock Bootloader for process to begin.
  4. Now select the model from drop down list. If your device is not listed their then select your HTC model from All Other Supported Models and click Begin Unlock Bootloader.

    If device not listed, select all other supported model

    If device not listed, select all other supported model

  5. Right check on legal terms pop up messages.
  6. Follow the guide to set your HTC. Scroll to bottom, download the fastboot binary for your OS (windows/MAC/Linux) and click “Proceed to Step 5”. (Better to download it in folder C:WINDOWSsystem __)

    download fastboot

    download fastboot

  7. Open a command Prompt: Windows: Start->”cmd” (For windows).
  8. Type in Command Prompt: fastboot oem get_identifier_token

    Command Prompt- fastboot oem get_identifier_token

    Command Prompt- fastboot oem get_identifier_token

  9.  Will see a long text in form of token. Copy the token from “Identifier Token Start”  till “Identifier Token End”.

    Token to copy shown with white background

    Token to copy shown with white background

  10. Paste the token in HTCDev guide page and click ‘Submit’.

    Enter Token

    Enter Token

  11. After a couple of minutes you will receive an email from HTC, download “unlock_code.bin”, and place it to the folder where you downloaded the fastboot binary.  or to  C:WINDOWSsystem __ as I did.
  12. Back to the command Prompt, input: fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin and then enter.

    fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin

    fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin

  13. Wait a few seconds to allow your HTC phone to reboot. That is it your HTC Desire 825 bootloader is unlocked.

To Root HTC Desire 825

  1. Download the Kingo Root app on your PC and install the app.
  2. Enable USB debugging in your HTC. To do so, go to Setting>About phone>Build number. Now continuously tap on build number until developers options appear under settings above the option About phone. Now under developers option right tick on USB debugging mode.
  3. Let the app recognise the device, then tap on root.
  4. The process may take couple of minutes and after the device reboots check for the app Kingo Root in app drawer.
  5. That’s it your device is rooted.

Note:If you are using Kingo app for unlocking and rooting and if it doesn’t work, do not worry the app will not damage or brick your device. xGadgetPlus is not liable for any damage caused to your phone. Do comment below for any assistance required. Enjoy rooting!

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Nikhil A
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