HTC Sensation 4G is currently HTC’s most famous Android device and in the hands of expert Android users, it is easily one of the best phones money can buy. Earlier I covered a guide which explained the procedure to gain S-Off on HTC Sensation 4G and the installation of ClockworkMod. While there have been many temporary rooting methods for HTC Sensation 4G that have gone around in the past, XDA-Developers forum member “ikhzter” has provided a guide on how to gain gaining permanent root on HTC Sensation 4G. This root sticks on reboots, so no need to lose root at reboots. For more details, see rooting instructions given below.
Disclaimer: Follow these instructions at your own risk. WML Cloud and it’s team members will not be responsible if your device gets damaged or bricked during the below mentioned process.
- ClockworkMod recovery installed. See our guide on How to Install ClockworkMod recovery on Sensation 4G.
Step 1: Download the “su-126.96.36.199-ef-signed.zip” file and copy it to the root of your SD card.
Step 2: Reboot your device into ClockworkMod recovery. Hold the Volume down key and press the Power button. (When you enter the bootloader mode, select “Rvecovery” to enter ClockworkMod recovery).
Step 3: Now, make a Nandroid backup and navigate to Backup & Restore -> backup.
Step 4: Once the backup is created, navigate to install zip from sdcard -> choose zip from your SD Card and select the su-188.8.131.52-ef-signed file to flash it.
Step 5: After the file is flashed, reboot the device.
You should now get complete root access of your HTC Sensation 4G device. For more information and updates visit the XDA Developers forum.