How to Root HTC Amaze 4G

HTC Amaze 4G, also known as HTC Ruby, is an Android smartphone launched back in November 2011. The phone runs on the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread version which is quite a good version of the OS in terms of functions and performance. When you get your hands on this Amazing Amaze 4G smartphone, you will probably want to root it so you can install apps which require Superuser access, like Barnacle WiFi Tether. Following guide shows you how you can root your HTC Amaze 4G smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. Rooting your phone voids it’s warranty, however, it can be gained back by applying either stock firmware or unrooting your phone.

2. Your phone should have at least 50% of battery life left to go through the process without any problems. 

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Download HTC Amaze 4G Drivers from here.

2. Download the Rooting Package from here.

III. Installing HTC Drivers:

1. Double-click the HTCDriver3.0.0.007.exe file to launch it.

2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers.

IV. Rooting HTC Amaze 4G:

1. Extract files from the Root Package to the Desktop of your PC. It will prompt you for the password, which is

2. Enable USB debugging on your phone by going to Menu>>Settings>>Applications>>Development>>USB debugging and tick-mark the box.

3. Connect your phone to the PC using the USB cable.

4. From the files you have extracted, go to Zerg rush root folder and launch the ZergRushTempRoot.bat file. It will start rooting your phone.

5. When the rooting is done, just disconnect your phone from the PC.

Well done, you have successfully rooted your phone. Now, you can load custom ROMs on your phone as well as you can install apps which require the Superuser access.

If this procedure saved you from hassles of issuing commands to root your phone, then please thank/donate the developer of this root method over at XDA, who provided us the single-click root method.

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  • I havent herd of your first two tips before, they are real beauties. I’ll make sure i say that also from now on.

  • I’m having issues with the password, anyone else having the same issue?

  • Havana

    Just copy and paste (((( )))) for the Password.

  • Richard

    Did the rooting end up working?

  • Jill

    Doesn’t work for me…

    • Mahesh Makvana

      The rooting process works. The developers over at XDA have come up with this root method. Please do let us know which step you are stuck at, so we can guide you.

  • Jacmel

    rooting doesnt work for me i upgrade to android ics 4.0.3 maybe thats it the root is not compatible any help please

    • Mahesh Makvana

      The above procedure doesn’t work for the users who have updated their devices to ICS. We’ll have a guide on how to root on ICS as soon as the developers come out with the root method.

      Thanks !

  • drEls

    this isnt working for the 4.0 update. is there a updated method? thanks

  • Twin

    I’m wondering The Same Things..Im Thinkin Unlocking The Bootloader 1st Then Follow They Steps Work…Hopfully I’m Going Too Give That A Try

  • Dax Krishna
  • QUAN

    When I extract the file htcamazeroot.rar immediately my Norton antivirus blocked it, recognized Zerg Rush as trojan virus. BECAREFUL.

    • Rooting a phone is like hacking it to gain system files access. Some of the Antivirus do detect the Root files as viruses, while in fact, they aren’t.

      Just ignore the warning you are getting from Norton and go ahead and root your phone.

    • Quan

      Thank you for explaining that issue. So I’ve already updated to ICS 4.0.3 OTA, this would work with ics 4.0.3 or should I do a hard reset back to Gingerbread, then root it.

  • Abe

    cannot download HTCAmazeRooting.rar

  • Peter

    I wan’t able to run the file. please help.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Are you using a Windows based PC?

      Since it’s a batch file, it’ll work on Windows PCs only.

  • Reynaldo Gonzalez

    This does not work with Windows 8 computers. The HTC drivers will not install.

  • dopenachos

    After I select perm root it directs me to command prompt.. any ideas what I put on there?? thanks!

  • muz

    try using the driver that recognizes on windows and syncs with pc. that driver from link does not work, i used the HTCsync_3.2.10.exe that has 153mb on the pack.

  • gabe

    Is there a way to root w/o a pc, my son kinda broke mine so I dont have one right now but I would really like to root my htc amaze.

  • y6gtedr

    the control pamplet says Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS]

    • mark

      hey mine says that also … i have no idea what to do know

  • Hafiz Syed Omar

    Thank you man You helped me 🙂

    • Waqas Akbar

      hey i have Amaze running GB,can u plz explain how did u do that.thanks

  • Andy

    How do you know when the root is done? when it says Daemon started successfully?