Warning! Using HTCdev: Even after wiping and flashing a fresh RUU, the bootloader will display "*** RELOCKED ***". HTC will know that you had unlocked the bootloader. When sending for warrenty, you may be charged because of this. Read the warnings when using HTCdev for more info. It is not true root, as we are not gaining S-OFF which allows access to low level portions of the system. * We have to flash a ROMs boot.img using USB and SDK. Modded Recovery is not given that access with the bootloader unlocked. Detailed Root HTC Desire S using HTCdev, SuperSU and 4EXT Recovery. Install a custom ROM or gain superuser on official/stock. Tested devices, prior to mod: -1- GB, Factory loaded RUU; * hboot 2.00.0002 and S-ON * Android 2.3.5, HTC Sense 3.0. Software/Build 2.15.832.5, Kernel 126.96.36.199, Baseband 20.4801.30.0822U_3822.10.08.04_M -2- ICS, RUU_SAGA_ICS_35_S_HTC_Europe_14.01.401.2_Radio_20.76.30.0835_3831.19.00.110_release_275068_signed, Tested with TWRP 188.8.131.52 Recovery; * hboot 2.02.0002 and S-ON * Android 4.0.4, HTC Sense 3.6. Software/Build 14.01.401.2 [710RD], Kernel 3.0.16, Baseband 20.76.30.0835U_3831.19.00.110 Index: Notes Tips Downloads that are used within guide 1. Prerequisites. Download and setups 2. Unlock Bootloader 3. Recovery 4. Push some files to your SD card 5. Superuser 6. Root with ROM 7. Setup apps 97. Unroot / Full Wipe and Restore 98. How to downgrade with RUU 99. How to create a GoldCard without phone Notes: ! Pretty much all guides say it, and so... you should create a GoldCard before doing anything : http://androidforums.com/desire-s-all-things-root/500543-guide-how-create-goldcard.html ! Backup any phone data; pics and music you wish to keep, to your PC before proceeding. ! First take note of your software details ('Settings'