The HTC Droid DNA is equipped with 5-inch inches Capacitive, Multi-touch with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels along with superb 480ppi which goes well beyond Retina display. Moreover, it is powered by by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5 GHz speed. Those users who presntly own this device and are looking for rooting and CWM recovery installation methods can rely on this article. We in simple steps summed up an article below which will educate you how you can root it and even install CWM Recovery.
Rooting will further bring added privileges with it, you can install custom ROM and custom kernel on to it.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer will hold any responsilbity if you damage or brick your phone in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have a rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM. If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 6: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
Download CWM Recovery Image and SU & Busy Box Package from here to your computer. Extract the CWM recovery file into a folder onto your desktop. Place the CWM Recovery image file in the “platform-tolls” or in the “tools folder”.
Procedure to Root HTC Droid DNA and Install ClockworkMod Recovery:
Step 1: You should install ADB onto your Windows PC and then proceed below with the steps.
Step 2: Open up a command prompt window and type in the command that follows:
fastboot flash recovery DNA.CWR.6.Large.Font.img
Step 3: Now, reboot your device by entering the command written below:
Step 4: Finally, boot your device into ClockworkMod Recovery Mode.
Step 5: From the recovery menu, select “install zip from sdcard” then select “choose zip from sdcard” and then select the “SU_Busybox_Package.zip file”.
Step 6: When the rooting process has completed, select “++++Go Back++++” and then select “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.
Congratualtions! You’ve successfully rooted your HTC Droid DNA and also installed ClockworkMod Recovery on to it. Do let us queries, we’ll try to resolve the same.