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


  1. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    Just to make sure, your bootloader says *** UNLOCKED ***?
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  2. moustafaatchy

    moustafaatchy Well-Known Member

    yeah on the bootloader it says unlocked with the same hboot version in your topic.
  3. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    Did you try the TacoRoot option as well?

    If that doesn't work, it's beyond me. You'll have to go to the thread at XDA for the SuperTool (link is in the guide) and post a reply with your problem there. They should be able to help you get it resolved.
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  4. moustafaatchy

    moustafaatchy Well-Known Member

    when I press 2 nothing actually happens
    Thanks any way for your help
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  5. moustafaatchy

    moustafaatchy Well-Known Member

    I think the problem is in my ROM version or something.
    I read about the Revolutionary method and that it worked on Wildfire with android 2.2.1
    So is there a way to downgrade to that version from 2.3.5 ??
    And is it reversible ?
  6. moustafaatchy

    moustafaatchy Well-Known Member

    Something else
    Revolutionary site says it supports :HTC Wildfire (buzz) 1.01.0001
    I have HBOOT 1.08.0099
    How can I change it ?
    and will it work on Wildfire S ?
  7. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

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  8. moustafaatchy

    moustafaatchy Well-Known Member

    Should I begin from Step 2 ?
  9. moustafaatchy

    moustafaatchy Well-Known Member

    WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT WORKED
    THank you so MUCHHHHHHHH
    You're great. I already gave up hope.But Now Link2SD has root access and superuser app is shown in app drawer.
    Can you please add the link you gave to your guide after Unlocking Bootloader ?
    It will help a lot of people.
    Thanks again :)
  10. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    Congrats! :D

    Don't forget to backup your ROM before making too many changes. Reverting without a backup could cost you a lot of Tylenol! ;)
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  11. daft909punk

    daft909punk Member

    what if your hboot is is it still rootable
  12. moustafaatchy

    moustafaatchy Well-Known Member

    I can't install the second ClockWorkMod Recovery using fastboot
    I just type the line you mentioned and reboot the phone, it seems okay but when I turn on the phone and try to backup with Rom Manager, it asks for download and when it finishes it says "An error occured while flashing your recovery"
  13. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    :confused: Not sure what you're asking.
  14. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about 5.0.2.8? If so, use the installer for 5.0.2.6--it works fine. I was running 5.0.2.6 until today.

    If that works, try upgrading to 5.0.2.8 using fastboot.
  15. daft909punk

    daft909punk Member

    im sorry what if your hboot is 1.09.000 is it still rootable lol
  16. moustafaatchy

    moustafaatchy Well-Known Member

    I tried rom installing with Ron Manager again but it worked this time. I have now 5.0.2.8 Thanks: )
  17. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    I don't know for sure, but I think so. Running the RUU...exe might not work, but flashing the bootloader should. See the guide for directions.
  18. gfogla200

    gfogla200 Member

    i have already copied the PG76IMG.zip file into the sd card but the file is not loading in the bootloader even after waiting for a long time..........

    please help...........

    i have wildfire s s-on
    HBOOt-1.08.0000
    RADIO-7.53.39.03M
  19. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    What's your software version? It will be a number like 2.13.401.3.
  20. gfogla200

    gfogla200 Member

    my software number is 2.14.415.1
  21. gfogla200

    gfogla200 Member

    my software number is 2.14.415.1
  22. gfogla200

    gfogla200 Member

    i have already copied the PG76IMG.zip file into the sd card but the file is not loading in the bootloader even after waiting for a long time..........

    please help...........

    i have wildfire s s-on
    HBOOt-1.08.0000
    RADIO-7.53.39.03M
    software version 2.14.415.1
  23. realaaa

    realaaa Member

    finally done and I can confirm that it is indeed working on Telstra-branded Wildfire S

    great thanks to CafeKampuchia for the amazing guide! here is a brief of the steps that I have made.

    It is probably not the most effective way to do it (e.g. I could probably skip the upgrade to 2.3.5 and avoid issues with HBOOT-1.08.0000), rather it's just a reference of what and when happened, and what has changed (warning: lots of boring letters and numbers below):


    • So I started off with innocent WFS A510b model PG76120, it was (and still is) S-ON and was initially equipped with Telstra-branded ROM (Android 2.3.3 software number 1.52.841.2 +some bloatware)
    • at first I updated to 2.3.5 using the GoldCard and stock HTC firmware for EU market - this is optional step 2 from the first post.
    • this has changed my phone to Android 2.3.5, software number 2.13.401.2, model A510e (this was a bit surprising!), HBOOT-1.08.0000 (this caused me a bit of pain during the next step), MICROP-0451 and RADIO-7.53.39.03M (Oct 31 2011,20:38:16)
    • anyway then I went to unlock the bootloader via HTCdev.com as per the step 3
    • since the previous upgrade actually changed me to dreaded HBOOT-1.08.0000 the usual procedure with RUU from HTCdev.com did not work (it failed with ERROR [191] ROM IS NOT SUPPORTED)
    • but then instructions from topic "[HBOOT] HBOOT update for EU users who's having problem with RUU" helped, it all worked like a charm!
    • after that my phone became *** UNLOCKED ***, HBOOT-1.08.0099 and RADIO-7.53.39.03M (Nov 28 2011,19:09:21) (I only list stuff here that has changed)
    • then I went and rooted the phone via HTC supertool v3 as per step 4. This was OK, the only issue was that it did not work under Parallels Desktop for Mac (yes I am using Mac! :)) so I had to do this step on my spare HP laptop with Windows and it all worked fine
    • after verifying that phone was actually rooted (Superuser application installed) I used eoghan2t7's installer to install ClockworkMod Recovery, it was version 5.0.2.6
    • after that I have installed the ROM Manager application from the market and used it to update to the latest version of the recovery (which is 5.0.2.8 as of now)
    • then as prescribed I created backup of then installed 2.3.5 EU ROM via ClockworkMod Recovery mode(Nandroid backup)
    • and finally I have installed unofficial CyanogenMod 7.2.0-RC0-marvel-KANG (also using ClockworkMod Recovery)
    • This has brought me to Android 2.3.7, build number GWK74, baseband 47.23a.35.3035H_7.53.39.03M and kernel 2.6.35.13
    • finally I had one last issue with installing Google applications package (as if it was not enough troubles yet! :))
    • After installing gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip and rebooting, the keyboard was constantly crashing (process com.android.inputmethod.latin has stopped working unexpectedly) right after reboot, so I could not do anything at all to proceed with initial Google account configuration
    • luckily topic "[ripped] google apps for cm7.2 port" was there to rescue me and after I re-flashed CyanogenMod and then used ripped-gapps-gb-20110828-signed.zip it finally worked OK (installed Market and other apps without any crashes so I could finish the configuration and proceed further)
    • of course after that there was all the usual yadda-yadda with link2sd and all other essential apps which is well covered in the internets and much easier

    Thanks again everyone for their great topics and posts!
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  24. Ozdroid

    Ozdroid New Member

    [FONT=&quot]Gday fyerwyer,
    Just wanted to confirm you definitely haven
  25. gfogla200

    gfogla200 Member

    I have WFS A510e
    HBOOT 1.08.0000
    software version 2.14.415.1
    radio 7.53.39.03M
    Andriod 2.3.5

    I have downloaded the [HBOOT] HBOOT update and placed it in the sd card but when i open the bootloader the file is not loading even after waiting for a long time........

    please help......
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