The following guide will guide you through how to root the HTC Desire HD in order to get superuser access, as well as then how to get S-OFF in order to flash radio images.
1) Download Paul’s Visionary+ tool
1.1) Click here to download http://android.modaco.com/content/ht…ne-click-root/ or download it from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta…3&d=1290501865
1.2) Install Visionary+ on Your DHD
1.3) Run it, enable “Set system r/w after root
1.4) Click “Temproot Now!” – Wait until it’s finished
1.5) Click Attempt Permroot Now!
1.6) DHD automatically reboot’s
To test that everything went fine download from market application “terminal emulator”
run it, type su
If You get after that sign # it mean’s that everything went fine.
Time for next step!
2) Install engineering version of HBOOT to get S-Off
2.1) Download sfjuocekr DHD script for flashing HBOOT from here
2.2) Unzip it and copy it to Your SDCard (It’s important that You have on Your SDCard root directory with name DHD and all files inside this directory. Rename DHD-smart folder on Your SDCARD to DHD.
2.3) Run Terminal Emulator
2.4) Type su
2.5) Type “sh /sdcard/DHD/check
(Please be aware that You have to type “sh” in front of command)
2.6) If everything went OK type
2.7) If this also went OK proceed with
This command will install engineering hboot which have S-Off turned off.
3) Install custom recovery image
3.1) Since ROM manager now officially support’s Desire HD, we will use it to download and install custom clockwork image.
3.2) Run android market app on Your DHD and download and install ROM Manager app from market.
3.3) Download and install ROM manager.
3.4) Run ROM manager and select first option (Flash ClockWorkMod Recovery).
3.5) Wait until ROM Manager say’s that installation went successfully (Current version of ClockWorkMod is 22.214.171.124)
3.6) After installation tap in Rom manager option Reboot into Recovery to test that everything went well.
3.7) DHD should reboot in clockwork recovery manager.
Done! Enjoy your open HTC Desire HD!