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Friday, April 27, 2012

Root the HTC Wildfire S



Root the HTC Wildfire S



The Chinese seems to have a few sweet treats for your HTC Wildfire S—they have created a guide on how to install custom recovery and constructed a root script for your phone.
Chinese XDA Developer Nanyu has created a script that easily roots your phone. Rooting your phone requires custom recovery installed, and we have Chinese XDA Developer Fall Dragon to thank for also sharing a guide on how to install custom recovery on your HTC Wildfire S.
This rooting method has been reported to work on all Asian ROMS. Developers and users also report success of this rooting method on European, Bell Canada, and T-Mobile ROMS.
This guide will teach you how to flash custom recovery and root your HTC Wildfire S.

Requirements

  • HTC Wildfire S with unlocked bootloader (S-OFF).  Follow HTC’s official guide for unlocking your bootloader.
  • Custom recovery image for the HTC Wildfire S (any of the following):
    • ClockworkMod Recovery 5.0.2.6 (recommended) — Get the file here.
    • Custom recovery image — Get the file here.
  • Pump up your phone’s battery to at least 70% (fully charged battery recommended).
  • Disable system tools such as firewall programs and anti-virus software to avoid any interruption while you root your device.
  • Create a backup of your personal phone data.
  • microSD card formatted in FAT32 file system

Instructions

  1. Download the PG76IMG.zip (custom recovery) and root.zip files from the links provided above.  Save both files to your computer.  Do not extract the files.
  2. Hook up your HTC Wildfire S to the computer via USB cable.
  3. Transfer the PG76IMG.zip file to the phone’s SD card.
  4. Disconnect your phone from the computer.
  5. On your mobile phone, go to Settings > Power. From there, disable Fastboot on your phone.
  6. Turn your HTC Wildfire S off.
  7. Reboot the phone to HBOOT mode by holding down both the Volume Down and Power buttons until the HBOOT screen appears.  Wait for the phone to detect the recovery image.
  8. When prompted to apply the update, use the Volume Up key to start the update.
  9. After installing the updates, press the Power button to reboot your phone.
  10. Once fully booted, reconnect your phone to the computer using a USB cable.
  11. Delete the PG76IMG.zip file from the phone’s SD card.
  12. Copy the root.zip file to the phone’s microSD card.
  13. Unplug the phone from the computer.
  14. Turn your phone off.
  15. Press and hold the Volume Down key and Power buttons until HBOOT appears on the phone’s screen.
  16. Use the Volume keys to navigate. Select Recovery by pressing the Power button.
  17. From the recovery menu, select “install zip from sd card.”
  18. Select “choose zip from sd card” and choose the root.zip file.
  19. Select Yes to confirm and initiate the rooting process on your mobile phone. The script will automatically root your phone.
  20. Once it is done, go back to the main menu and select “power off.”
  21. Turn your phone on and you can now enjoy a rooted HTC Wildfire S. Superuser, BusyBox, and su binary will also be installed on your mobile phone.

Errors with Superuser App

There have been cases of force closes in the Superuser app when it requests for permissions for a second app.  This can be resolved by clearing all the data from Superuser. Afterward, run the Superuser application from the app drawer. This will request an update for the su binary. Confirm and install the updates. Flashing the updates will solve the force close errors in the app. You may also try downloading the latest version of Superuser from the Google Play Store.
Good job! You have successfully rooted and installed custom recovery on your HTC Wildfire S.

1 comment:

  1. Its very interesting post, good job

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