egzthunder1 · Oct 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

Partial Root for the Desire HD

It looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel for Desire HD owners, thanks to Paul O’Brien at MoDaCo. XDA member Apache14 made a very quick and simple guide describing how to root (at least partially) this device. Again, the root is not full, meaning that you will only be allowed to do certain things with it, such as installing apps that require root, theming, and use Titanium Backup. There is still no access to edit either the hboot or the recovery image.

The guide is simple to follow and really only need to download and run this little “magic key” from the market. It is a step in the right direction, so far. Questions about it can be asked in the thread.

I got my Desire HD and can confirm that VISIONary temp root works.

  1. get “VISIONary ” from the market
  2. Run
  3. Leve it ~1min
  4. You now have root

You can find more information in the guide thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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