Root HTC Desire with Tiny Core Linux

by on April 29, 2010
in Android

htc-desireHTC Desire root is out and it will be using a 10MB installation of Linux called as Tiny Core. HTC Desire and HTC Legend root news was out a couple of months back when Paul from Modaco forums was able to root both the devices.

Rooting HTC Desire was not as easy as it used to be in the times of HTC Hero and other devices. But he finally managed to pull the root for HTC Desire. HTC Legend root will be coming soon.


Even though the root for HTC Desire is available, there are a few limitations unlike previous ones. According to Paul,

The root process will…

  • flash your device with a new, generic 1.15.405.4 based ROM that has Superuser access
  • show you how to enter the recovery image in future, allowing you to flash update zips

The root process will NOT…

  • enable you to flash your device with a custom recovery image that can be launched easily by just holding down the volume down button when powering on
  • enable you to have write access to the /system partition in normal use of the device

Both of these limitations are being worked on of course.

You can read more about the HTC Desire root over at Paul’s Modaco forums.

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