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  1. FR0Y0

    FR0Y0 Member

    So, here is my specs:

    Phone: HTC Wildfire
    S-OFF
    Android: 2.2.1
    HBOOT: 6.01.1002


    My question is; what exatcly do I do now to get my phone rooted?

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  2. FR0Y0

    FR0Y0 Member

    So, here is my specs:

    Phone: HTC Wildfire
    S-OFF
    Android: 2.2.1
    HBOOT: 6.01.1002

    My question is; what exatcly do I do now to get my phone rooted?
    I mean, where do I start. Since it's 2.2.1 and HBOOT is 6.01.1002 but it's S-OFF, do I have to downgrade something first or?
  3. Caro332

    Caro332 Well-Known Member

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  5. Hey Froyo
    Since you have your S-OFF, half of your work is done. Now you have to downgrade your device to 2.1 android versions and install the supported version of cyanogenmod. Since you device is HTC Wildfire you can install android 2.3.7 to the max (as per my personal experience). Try CM 7.2 zip for best support.

    You said your HBOOT is 6.01.1002, you have to downgrade it too.
  6. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Since you are s-off, you should be able to fastboot flash a custom recovery and then install the necessary su.zip via recovery in order to root. I'm just not sure which versions of either to recommend for your phone.

    Could probably use the cwm linked in the guide above. Then the only thing left is finding the right su.zip for the occasion. I saw a guide that mentioned 2.3.6.1-ef but I don't see it on the su downloads page:
    Superuser downloads | /superuser
  7. FR0Y0

    FR0Y0 Member

    Sorry for my noobish behaviour but Daniel Jones mentioned I have to downgrade the HBOOT now. I thought I have done that and I don't know how do I downgrade from 6.01.1002.

    I will type out what I see when I get into BOOT screen.

    -Revolutionary-
    BUZZ PVT SHIP S-OFF
    HBOOT-6.01.1002
    MICROP-0622
    TOUCH PANEL-ATMELC03_16ac
    RADIO-3.35.20.10
    Nov 17 2010, 12:08:53


    Could somebody explain me step by step what to do now. I've done so much so I'm VERY confused. I would be very thankful! Again, sorry for my noobish behaviour.
  8. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Hey Froyo :)

    If the phone is S-Off, it would suggest that it has already been rooted... have you had the phone from new or did you buy it second hand?

    The good news is, as your phone is S-Off, rooting your phone should be easy :)
  9. FR0Y0

    FR0Y0 Member

    Alright, let me be straight :D, I'm the first owner. And no it's not rooted. This is what I get in my HBOOT screen:

    I will type out what I see when I get into BOOT screen.

    -Revolutionary-
    BUZZ PVT SHIP S-OFF
    HBOOT-6.01.1002
    MICROP-0622
    TOUCH PANEL-ATMELC03_16ac
    RADIO-3.35.20.10
    Nov 17 2010, 12:08:53

    Could you explain me step by step what to do now. I've done so much so I'm VERY confused. I would be very thankful! Again, sorry for my noobish behaviour.
    I really don't know what should I do first with these settings..
  10. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Moving to Wildfire root forum for device specific help. (and merging it appears)
  11. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Are you running a windows machine? Do you by chance have the android sdk set up on it for adb & fastboot usage?
  12. FR0Y0

    FR0Y0 Member

    Yes I'm running Windows 7 on my PC. And I don't have these installed.. Perhaps have a link? :D
  13. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Gotta go to work so I'm going to assume you have access to a windows machine. I'm basing these instructs off a Google search which gave me the version of cwm and su.zip that I THINK will work for your current setup. So here's the hopefully working plan:

    Download this file, leave fully zipped, and place onto your phone's sdcard:
    https://www.box.net/s/o1etq9e5fc2rifv9qfs5
    Download this version of the mini sdk and unzip to the root of your computer's C drive:
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7460142/android-sdk-windows.zip

    You should now have a main folder on the root of the C called android-sdk-windows and a subfolder inside that called platform-tools. Now place the superuser zip (the 2.3.6.1 file) onto the root of your phone's sd card.

    Now download this version of clockwork recovery:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/32jn33tatpsitqm/recovery-clockwork-2.5.0.1-buzz.zip

    Unzip that file to reveal a single image file titled "recovery". Place only the recovery.img file by itself into the platform-tools folder on your computer. (as a reminder it's at location c:/android-sdk-windows/platform-tools)

    Now download the Revolutionary Drivers to your computer. It's an exe program so plug in your phone via usb cable, launch the driver tool and follow any instructs. After that, I might recommend a reboot of the pc with the phone still hooked into the USB.

    Ok so once the computer is back up and running and settled down, turn off the phone. Then go into hboot by pressing and holding volume down and then also holding the power button. Once in hboot, use volume keys to highlight fastboot, then press power. I believe you'll see "usb fastboot plug" or similar verbage.

    Now open a command prompt on the pc. Then type in the following 2 commands:

    cd c:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools
    fastboot devices

    Hopefully, it will register your phone's serial number. If not, we'll need to talk further because it means you're still having driver/phone recognition issues. Assuming it worked ok, proceed...

    Type another command:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    (should show file size and time it took to flash)

    Now type exit

    Ok, unplug the phone and restart it. Then go back into hboot and this time select recovery. Should be clockwork recovery now. In clockwork, choose install zip from sdcard, choose zip from sd card, locate the superuser 2.3.6.1 zip file and flash it. Then reboot. Should be rooted with custom recovery.

    I'm late for work and didn't get a chance to proof this yet so I'll check it over when I get to work. Should get you close tho I hope.
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  14. FR0Y0

    FR0Y0 Member

    I'm on it, will respond as soon as I'm done..
  15. FR0Y0

    FR0Y0 Member

    Everything WORKS great! You're a magician. Really helped me a lot! Now I have to install custom ROM, and I heard Cyanogenmod 7 is great. So, to install CM7, I have to download 'ROM Manager' and use it?
  16. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Don't use Rom Manager. Instead, boot into recovery and flash your roms from there. So get your rom onto the sdcard ahead of time, then go into recovery, wipe data, wipe cache partition, wipe dalvik cache (in advanced menu). Then proceed to install rom just like you did the su.zip...install zip from sdcard, choose zip from sdcard, locate and flash then reboot to system to enjoy the new rom.
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  17. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Actually, before you even flash a rom, go into recovery and run a backup. Forgot to mention that.
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  18. FR0Y0

    FR0Y0 Member

    Alright..
    1st) Can you find me the link of the Cyanogenmod 7 ROM so I can put it on SD card. I'm afraid I'll find something wrong.
    2nd) Can you explain me how to run a backup.

    SO SORRY for being noob :(
    Looking forward to learning all this stuff :)
  19. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Ok. So boot into hboot and then recovery like you did before. Then under the backup and restore option, choose backup. That's it, wait for it to finish. You can use rom manager to boot into recovery if you want, it makes it a little easier than going through hboot.

    Another possible use for rom manager is updating your clockwork recovery because I did use an old version to get you up and running. The topmost option in rom manager should tell you what cwr version you're running and then list the newest available. You can flash a newer version there. Might not be a bad idea to do that first. It MAY give you a couple options when you do that, evidently there's a cdma and gsm version of the Wildfire. I must assume you run the gsm version since you list your location as Croatia. I have to believe the cdma version would be usa only. But you do need to be aware of the difference when it comes to flashing roms. That said, I don't even know if they made many (or any) roms for the cdma phone. Most everything I've seen is all for the standard gsm Wildfire.

    Ok so here's where you need to be for all things rom flashing:

    Wildfire Android Development - xda-developers

    Just looking through things, it almost appears the CM7 "nightlies" are every bit as stable as the last stable build, if not moreso. Probably because there isn't much building going on for it anymore so what's being done is well tested. Anwyay you can see there's newer CM ports there too but they may be glitchy idk. Don't forget, if you're going to run an AOSP rom like CM, you'll need to flash the appropriate Google Apps (Gapps) package along with the rom. I'm sure they can be found somewhere in the previous link.

    If you get confused and want to use Rom Manager, go ahead. I just don't love it for flashing because it can be a little glitchy every so often but as long as you have a nandroid backup (the one done in recovery), you should be fine. If you do choose to flash in recovery instead, you do all the wipes I mentioned earlier, then flash the rom, then immediately flash the Gapps, then reboot to system. Basically the same thing only one extra flash at the end. So then you need both the rom and the required Gapps zips on the sdcard before heading to recovery.
  20. FR0Y0

    FR0Y0 Member

    Alrigt, done everything like you said and everything WORKS! Thanks man. I don't know how can I thank you enough :) You saved me a lot of time.
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  21. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    No problem man, that's what we do here. Speaking of "we", I want to mention that we wouldn't even be having this conversation were it not for D-U-R-X. He pm'd be about it and the next thing I knew, we were talking strategy.

    Take care man. Stick around and check out the rest of the forums when time allows. :)
  22. FR0Y0

    FR0Y0 Member

    Will do! You're the best. Thank you and D-U-R-X aswell :)
  23. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Got a request by PM to update some dead links in post #13 for the purpose of flashing cwm and root. They should be good now just in case anybody still needs it.
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  24. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Lol... Blast from the past!

    Had forgotten about this thread n have just re-read it! Think this was from back when we were Guides... Always nice to re-read the success stories :D
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