[Video Tut] How to Root the Wildfire S (GSM) and install CWM Recovery


Last Updated: 2012-04-26 06:44:23
  1. Cursed4Eva

    Cursed4Eva Well-Known Member


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  2. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    This tutorial is for what model of Wildfire S? Video tutorials are notorious for bricking people's phones because they often lack clear information. Just saying "for Wildfire S" isn't clear enough because there are 4 different versions that don't have interchangeable recoveries or ROMs.
  3. Cursed4Eva

    Cursed4Eva Well-Known Member

    There is only one wildfire s listed in htc dev bro... please tell me what models... I thought this is common as htcdev listed only one
  4. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    Every different PG76XXXX in the list at htcdev.com is a different model, some GSM and some CDMA and the RUUs aren't always interchangeable. GSM and CDMA also use different CWM recoveries. If a CDMA owner flashes GSM stuff or vice versa it will soft brick the device. And since noobs gravitate toward video tutorials, they are just the kind of people to run into trouble and not know how to unbrick the phone.

    Also, for the CDMA phones, it's much easier to root by gaining s-off than unlocking the bootloader.
  5. Cursed4Eva

    Cursed4Eva Well-Known Member

    Oh this is a GSM Phone (Sim Card Model) So Shall I add GSM Only in the header or are there more details... sorry bro... I usually am very careful and do video tuts for devices that I own... this time made this for my friend thought Id help out others too... have 30 odd tuts with no issues so far... dont want to mess up the good rep :(
  6. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    The important thing is that they match their phone model (ie, PG76XXXX) as found under the battery with the RUU they try to install. The good news is that the RUU usually won't install if it's the wrong one.

    CWM Recovery is a different matter. There are only two choices, Marvel/GSM and MarvelC/CDMA. Flashing the wrong one can soft brick the phone. So definitely mention it in the thread title that this is for GSM.
  7. Cursed4Eva

    Cursed4Eva Well-Known Member

    Added GSM to the title... to unlock bootloader, its the same for all models... Thanks Bro!

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