Been a while but i am slowly working towards root. My most recent problem is still downgrading Mr Annoying Hboot.
So here's what i did. After much searching the net i found a post on XDA that lists all the shipped ROM's
for the Wildfire. Not particularly wanting to debrand my phone (i've grown rather attached to boot screen) i downloaded and ran the original Eclair (H3G UK) ROM and it did downgrade my phone; also, word of warning this does wipe your data so do what i do and backup your stuff; repeatedly.
Anyways, the curious thing is that the rom.zip contained within the EXE file shows the Hboot version as being "Hboot 0.80.0003", however, upon booting into recovery mode it is still showing up as "Hboot 1.01.0002".
I followed the instructions on the link to the letter. I did get Error  and ran Step 1 from this link
like was suggested, but not Step 2, coz i may have left my SD Card sitting next to my phone not in it
. Even so, without the Gold Card it still downgraded my ROM
; i'm guessing i didn't need it as Gold Card's only seem to be required when flashing a ROM that is different from the phones original carrier; e.g. flashing a Vodafone ROM to a T-Mobile Phone would require a Gold Card. However, it still seems that my Hboot just doesn't want to change
Going to try and rename/run the rom.zip from my SD Card to see if that changes it but i'm not hopeful. Any thoughts on why Hboot didn't downgrade too? I.e. should i have just gone and used the WWE_Froyo ROM instead?