The HTC Amaze 4G, also called the HTC Ruby, is a great little smartphone which runs Androids 2.3.4 Gingerbread. The HTC Amaze was released back in November 2011, and offers users a multitude of features. Nothing compared to what you can do with a rooted device though.
Some people find a problem or two when following a rooting guide for their Android-based mobile phone or tablet. A large chunk of those issues are fixed by installing the correct USB drivers for your device on the computer. In this case, that means installing the Google USB Drivers. You ought to turn off the computer and turn it back on again for the Google drivers to start working effectively. Only then should you continue to the Amaze 4G guide.
You should head to the Google Play Store and download a third-party application to back up your Amaze smartphone with 4G speed. You can also use the built-in Amaze backup function for storing much of the data the HTC way. You want to store the phone contacts, SMS texts, pictures, video files, music files and Settings.
You void the warranty by applying the steps below on your HTC smartphone. You should get access to the recovery mode (custom recovery image now) and do a factory reset or a hard reset from inside. Remember we are not using a stock recovery after gaining root access, so you must get access to the custom version.
Before you root the HTC Amaze 4G please make sure it has at least 50% battery to make sure it doesn’t shut off unexpectedly at any time during the rooting process.
Stopover at the USB Debugging mode from the Developer Options menu and check the box so it’s working. You won’t connect to the computer properly with the USB Debugging mode.
Download the following files:
- HTC Amaze 4G Drivers HERE
- Rooting Package HERE
Rooting the HTC Amaze 4G / Root HTC Ruby
1. First launch the HTCDriver3.0.0.007.exe file by double clicking on it. Then you will be able to follow the instructions that appear on-screen to install the drivers.
2. Once you have installed the drivers you can start on the rooting process. You will need to extract the Root Package files to your PC desktop. Enter the password androidadvices[dot]com when prompted.
3. You need to enable USB debugging on the device, to do this simply go to Menu > Applications > Development > USB debugging and check the box.
4. Using the USB cable connect your device to your PC
5. You need to go to the Zerg rush root folder which will be in the files you extracted before. Launch the ZergRushTempRoot.bat file, this will begin rooting your device.
6. Once it has completed rooting, you need to disconnect you device from your PC.
Now you have finished the guide, you might want to test that it’s working by heading to the Google Play Store and installing the root checker applications. There’s a few different root checker versions. The one we are linking to is the best in our opinion, but you are welcome to try the other by doing a search from Google Play.
The root checker app is also helpful for when you are unrooting, if you decided to do that in future. You can use the app and if it says there is no root access, you know the trick to unroot the smartphone worked.