[Guide] How to root the Wildfire S with S-ON


  1. jairaj

    jairaj Active Member

    also wanted to ask
    a) will rooting clear out my sd cards content also??
    b) will my phone look normal even after i root
    sorry but i am a complete noob to all this... :(
  2. mmaslam

    mmaslam Active Member

    Yes ...
    I live in Pakistan hence I used HTC Asia WWE(world wide English)
    .so your choice.
  3. mmaslam

    mmaslam Active Member

    As card contents are safe but unlocking the bootloader would reset your phone but it won't delete as card contents.

    Yes it would look normal until you change the ROM, but if you use official HTC ROM , nothing would change
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  4. jairaj

    jairaj Active Member

    if i install clockwork recovery mod, will my phone data get erased??
  5. jairaj

    jairaj Active Member

    I finally rooted my phone... proxydroid also working fine!! :D
    problem is market is not updating itself to google play... what do i do???
  6. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member Developer

    No. Your data will be erased in any operation requiring a factory reset, such as installing a new ROM.

    Congrats! Don't worry about Market updating to Play. It will happen eventually.
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  7. jairaj

    jairaj Active Member

    Ok.. thanks for that. So now that my phone is rooted, i can use titanium back up pro. can this app back up my game data also??
  8. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member Developer

    Yes.
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  9. jairaj

    jairaj Active Member

    what about the free version of it?? will that also do the same??

    also I really dont have any idea about the custom roms. can u suggest a link for that and tell me whenther now can i update my phone to ICS??
  10. Gareeh

    Gareeh Member

    See if I changed computer during the unlocking process, that wouldn't affect anything, would it?
  11. jairaj

    jairaj Active Member

    heyy.. i m having problems in step 5A

    firstly it scans for the PG file but doesnt find anything..
    secondly when i type the command in the prompt, it says the command fastboot is not valid.. ??????
  12. 6thinsomniac

    6thinsomniac Active Member

    Greetings KafeCampuchia!
    I can not even begin to say what a HUGE help you're post has been!
    I downloaded the HTC Asia RUU, and my phone's all rooted (but sadly still S-ON)...
    But that's not the point. Here's the thing: Whenever I download the PG76.zip image file, the flasboot thing always gives me a cid error. It says incorrect cid. What do I do?
  13. mmaslam

    mmaslam Active Member

    Skip the pg76.zip step

    Put the root.zip file in sd card.
    Go to recovery menu an install it from there
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  14. 6thinsomniac

    6thinsomniac Active Member

    even though i'm already rooted? will it wipe data from my sd?
  15. mmaslam

    mmaslam Active Member

    I dont know
  16. jairaj

    jairaj Active Member

    I really dont have any idea about the custom roms. can u suggest a link for that. how will i come to know how will my phone look like???

    also while flashing clockwork mod's image file, firstly it scans for some PG file but doesnt find anything..
    secondly when i type the command in the prompt, it says the command fastboot is not valid.. ??????

    plss help..
  17. crsklr

    crsklr Member

    He missed a section which is not entirely included in the pre-requisites of this tutorial.

    Go to this link and skip down to "How do I set up my Windows PC to use adb and fastboot?".
    This link is not specifically for the WildFire S model, but it worked well for me as a quick fix.

    I'll be sending a message to both the thread OP and a mod for their opinions on this mislead.
  18. Gareeh

    Gareeh Member

    see this is the problem I have

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    just a case of need to try it on a different pc?
  19. crsklr

    crsklr Member

    Gareeh,
    You'll need to get to your bootloader before you can read your identifier key.

    Is there no accurate all-in-one "basics" tutorial so people will not ruin their phones?
  20. jairaj

    jairaj Active Member

    heyy... i fixed it myself... I copied the image file of the cwm to the " android " folder which contained the files fastboot, adb.exe etc... then i navigated to that directory and then typed that command and then it happened!! :D
  21. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member Developer

    If you are already rooted, then I'm not sure what you are trying to do. You don't need S-OFF if you are rooted already.
  22. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member Developer

    Confirm one thing for me, that you successfully updated your bootloader. When you start the phone in HBOOT do you see ***_LOCKED_(OOW)_***?

    If not, then you need to go through step 3B carefully to update the bootloader to one that can unlock first.

    If you are seeing ***_LOCKED_(OOW)_***, then it looks to me like HTC Sync is causing conflicts. Open Task Manager and make sure it's not lurking in the background. If so, kill it. If that doesn't do it, yes, try on a different PC.
  23. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member Developer

    That's why I like the SDK Tools guide I posted in the OP. They have you change the environment variables in Windows so that adb commands work anywhere in Windows as follows:
    It's an extra step, but saves a lot of head scratching. :D
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  24. jairaj

    jairaj Active Member

    Ya... now that cwm is installed, do i have to do a factory reset before i do a backup??
    can i backup my current state so that if in future if something happens, i can restore to stock WITH my current apps n all still installed???
  25. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member Developer

    Noooo!!!! That would defeat the purpose of the backup because you'd lose all your data.


    Yes, backup up your stock ROM now so you can revert to it's current state later if you have problems.

    Whenever flashing a custom ROM, do a factory reset and clear all cache. There is a mini procedure at the bottom of the guide.
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