HTC Desire V: Root & ClockworkMod Recovery How-To

HTC Desire V, a mid-range Android powered smartphone that launched last year received an easy rooting process as well as CWM recovery installation guide. The step-by-step guide regarding this can be found in later part of this article. HTC Desire V is a smartphone that powered with 1 GHz Cortex-A5 processor and 512MB of RAM. The phone comes with Android 4.0 ICS out of the box and most likely won’t see an official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update. However, with the help of custom ROM it’s quite possible to update your HTC Desire V to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean or Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean or even Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. Usually, root and CWM recovery installation is technical process, but today we are here with much more easy process. After the release of HTC Desire V All-In-One Toolkit by hasoon200, it should be much easier for even newbie.



This tutorial is only for HTC Desire V. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Rooting Information: Once your device is rooted, warranty will get void; However, you can reclaim the warranty by applying official firmware update.

To check if you successfully rooted your device or not install an app called “Root Checker” that available for download from Google PLAY store for free.

Pre Requisites:

Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.

SMS & Call LogUse SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & SettingsUse Android default backup options.
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to Internal/External SD card.
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names


  1. Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Device]
  2. You already have USB Driver Installed for HTC Desire V in your PC. [Download USB Driver]
  3. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. [Guide]
  4. Make sure bootloader is unlocked. [visit] or use given tool for easier way to achieve the task.

If you follow everything that we mentioned above, you are ready to move into next page of this guide where we summed up detail instruction on how to root HTC Desire V running on Android 4.0 ICS as well as how to install ClockworkMod Recovery.

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