Easy How to: Root Verizon DROID DNA with Sense 5 – Android 4.2.2 (3.06.605.4)

Software update was available for Verizon DROID DNA by HTC in early December last year, the update brings Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and the new Sense 5, which not only comes with a fresh User Interface extracted from HTC One, but also brings great for improving your smartphone performance. As always, you must be prepared to lose root access on the DROID DNA if you wish to get an official update to 3.06.605.4 software from OTA.

If a superuser privileges is a very essential thing to own, then you should be happy, since we can still root the Verizon DROID DNA running Sense 5, Android 4.2.2 (3.06.605.4) by using a rumrunner tool by beaups. Not only able to provide su access, rumrunner can also unlock the device’s bootloader and even S-OFF, so after this you can switch to a custom ROM if you wish.


Now there’s no more reason to not to take the most recent OTA, you need to know that Sense 5 with Blinkfeed, and several new features are awesome.


Here are some requirements that you must meet before running rumrunner exploit:

  1. A computer running Windows or Linux, many reports said that fastboot doesn’t work well on Windows 8.1, so you need to downgrade to Win 8 or simply use Linux live USB/CD.
  2. An OEM HTC USB cable connected to USB 2.0 ports.
  3. Remove HTC Sync If you have already installed it, we just need the drivers.
  4. Working and stable internet connection
  5. Enable USB debugging on HTC DROID DNA.
  6. Uncheck fastboot option on Settings >> Battery.
  7. Disable lock screen (passcode, pattern or face lock).
  8. Download rumrunner here, make sure to choose the specific files for DNA (rumrunner_dlx_3.06.605.4.zip).
  9. Charge the battery up to 50% or more.

htc droid dna sense 5 root

Verizon DROID DNA Sense 5

Easy tool for S-OFF, unlock bootloader and root Verizon DROID DNA with 3.06.605.4 software, Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5

  1. Unzip the rumrunner package, once extracted anda akan melihat an executable file (soju.exe for Windows and soju for Linux).
  2. Connect the device dengan computer, then run the soju as administrator (Windows). On Linux (sudo ./soju).
  3. rumrunner soju s-off htc

    RumRunner HTC S-OFF Tool

  4. A CMD window will pop up, then read the entire tool’s terms and condition.
  5. Finally, let the rumrunner exploit do its work to root your DROID DNA with Sense 5 (software version 3.06.605.4).
  6. Our device will reboot several times during the rooting process, do not worry, it’s normal, after fully boot up your device will be unlocked, S-OFF and has fully working superuser access.



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4 Responses

  1. Smarty
    May 27, 2014 at 4:28 AMReply

    Its Giving Fatal: Downlaod New Version Error On My Droid DNA… Please Tell Me How To Root It???

  2. Tarek
    December 8, 2014 at 5:59 AMReply

    It worked fine … it took about 15 min and rebooted many times and finally my droid dna unlocked
    thanks for rumrunner team and everyone who made this possible

  3. Brandon
    March 28, 2015 at 2:57 PMReply

    It loads bootloader, then counts to 120, then says FIX IT NOW…

    what do i do when bootloader opens?

  4. wewlad
    August 20, 2016 at 8:18 PMReply

    Had a hard time finding rumrunner_HTC_0.5.0 Go here to find it: http_://www.mediafire.com/download/d7cr4u4wa0ceg7n/HTC+One+Toolkit+-+Vahan+-+3.1.2.rar

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