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Monday, June 4, 2012

Root and ClockworkMod Recovery for HTC Desire S



Root and ClockworkMod Recovery for HTC Desire S on HBOOT version 2.00.0002 even with S-ON





The HTC Desire S was a direct upgrade to its predecessor, the HTC Desire, with twice the RAM, a secondary camera, and a whole bunch of other new features.  With every official update there always comes a price, and for rooted Desire S owners, it could be a nightmare.
Updating to official firmware releases can be a great source of new features and functionality, however it could also make your phone lose root access in the process.  If you’re running an HTC Desire S with HBOOT version 2.00.0002, then you don’t have anything to worry about. Continue reading the rest of this guide as we teach you how you can root your HTC Desire S with HBOOT version 2.00.0002.

Warning

Rooting your device can void your warranty. We will not be held liable if anything should happen to your device. Proceed at your own risk.

Requirements

  • HTC Desire S with unlocked bootloader.  Follow the official instructions for unlocking the bootloader at HTCDev.com.
  • A Windows PC
  • Software for extracting RAR archives (e.g., WinRAR, 7-Zip)
  • Disable Fastboot on your HTC Desire S. You can do this by heading to Settings > Power > Fastboot.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device. You can do this by heading to Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging. Make sure that there is a check mark beside that option.
  • Install the HTC drivers for your phone.  You can do this by installing HTC Sync.
  • Disable or uninstall HTC Sync on your PC. This is to ensure that it doesn’t interfere with the process.
  • Ensure that a microSD card is inserted into its slot on your phone.

Instructions

  1. Download SuperOneClick 2.2 from here (SuperOneClickv2.2-ShortFuse.zip, 1.83 MB) and save the ZIP file to your computer.
  2. Extract the ZIP file’s contents into a folder on your computer.
  3. Connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.
  4. When your phone prompts you for a connection type, choose “Charge only.”
  5. Open the extraction folder.
  6. Right-click on SuperOneClick.exe and choose to run the program as Administrator.
  7. In SuperOneClick, select “AUTO” from the drop-down list for exploit.
  8. Click the Root button and wait for the process to complete.
  9. Download adb-fastboot-win.rar (6.6 MB) and extract the contents into a folder on your computer.  Make sure the files are inside the extraction folder, not inside a subfolder.
  10. Download ClockworkMod Recovery for the HTC Desire S (cwm-4.0.1.4-saga.img, 4.2 MB).  Rename the file to recovery.img.  Copy the file into the same folder where you extracted the ADB and Fastboot files to.
  11. Unplug your phone from your PC.
  12. Switch the phone off completely.
  13. Hold down the Volume Down key and press the Power key.  This will bring the phone to the HBOOT screen.
  14. Connect your phone to the PC via USB cable.
  15. On your phone, press the Power button once to bring the phone into Fastboot USB mode.
  16. Open the folder where you extracted the ADB and Fastboot files to.  Double-click oncommandprompt.bat to open a command prompt from inside the folder.
  17. At the command prompt, type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and press the Enter key.
  18. Reboot the phone.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your HTC Desire S on HBOOT version 2.00.0002 and installed ClockworkMod Recovery.

4 comments:

  1. followed all instructions as above and did nothing to my phone

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  2. followed all instructions as above and did nothing to my phone as well :(

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