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Old November 25th, 2011, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As per post 301, this thread is no longer being maintained. Sadly, the links in the OP no longer work so this thread has no value for gaining S-OFF or rooting. But this still is a valid method of rooting MarvelC/CDMA/A510c devices such as Virgin Mobile and MetroPCS, and easier than unlocking the bootloader at htcdev.com.

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If this works, you will have the best Wildfire S thread on the Internet. Although there are a few minor details you may want to fix.

On my phone at least, clicking on a link contained within your post leads me to a page that looks more like a few words than a URL. I had to manually select the link text and payee it into another browser before I could download the prescribed apps.

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"2) Download ...really, do NOT unzip
3) Now move this file to the root of your goldcard UNZIPED"
Which is it? Do I unzip it or not?
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My AV is saying something in the file to root the phone (ShortFuse) is a trojan. Any thoughts?
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Hey simonsimons34,

Thanks for the tutorial.

I tried the instructions above and everything seems to be going well until step 16

"16) The phone will automatically scan the SD card for the files we just put on the root of the SD card and will start the update process. "

My phone is stuck on step with a message "Jumping to DIAG..."

Any idea how i can get around it..?

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Hey simonsimons34,

Thanks for the tutorial.

I tried the instructions above and everything seems to be going well until step 16

"16) The phone will automatically scan the SD card for the files we just put on the root of the SD card and will start the update process. "

My phone is stuck on step with a message "Jumping to DIAG..."

Any idea how i can get around it..?

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Ah, this seems to happen often. I reccomend making your SD that came with the phone into the goldcard, then redownload the files, uncompress and place ONLY the two files on the SD card.
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I'll sticky this in the root subforum, it's probably more appropriate there.

Can I change the title too? Just to make it more obvious it's root stuff and only related to the Virgin Mobile model.

Also, what are the differences between the VM model and the others?
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Also, what are the differences between the VM model and the others?
VM likes to put their phones on major lock-down so I imagine getting around those is much more difficult than the average provider's.

Also I think there's something physically different about the T-Mobile model (I see things that say "compatible with HTC Wildfire S - NOT COMPATIBLE WITH T-MOBILE")
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I'll sticky this in the root subforum, it's probably more appropriate there.

Can I change the title too? Just to make it more obvious it's root stuff and only related to the Virgin Mobile model.

Also, what are the differences between the VM model and the others?
Thank you so much. Much creativeness was required to make this all work, using what i had, and in hindsight, I probably should of posted it there in the first place.
EDIT: Can you also remove anything to the moderators I have in red when you move it, Im developing a rom, and am repo syncing now so extremely slow internet, sorry another edit. can you also merge these two threads, or deleate one? I made the other here and didnt realize it, as i was posting on multiple forums link is http://androidforums.com/wildfire-s-all-things-root/452087-tutorial-how-root-cdma-wildfire-s-s-off-other-great-tutorials.html.
I welcome a title change. Make sure it mentions tutorials and Virgin mobile USA too, as I still plan on adding my other tips and tutorials there too, Ill just make another thread when I create my ROM

What makes this different (that i know for sure)
1) the PRL of VirginMobile USA is a sprint PRL, and using that on a carrier other than sprint or VMU will wreak havoc
2) The Rom is very different, very locked down, but updates are scarce compared
3) Our MMS routing is very different from even sprint. Doing someting with MMS that doesnt have VMU's settings will cause no mms receive or sent
4) S-off seems to work with all CDMA phones, however GSM isnt working the same
5) If i talk about crapware its specific
6) Teathering and such are very carrier specific with VM
May be more but these im sure of.
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If this works, you will have the best Wildfire S thread on the Internet. Although there are a few minor details you may want to fix.

On my phone at least, clicking on a link contained within your post leads me to a page that looks more like a few words than a URL. I had to manually select the link text and payee it into another browser before I could download the prescribed apps.

What does this mean?


Which is it? Do I unzip it or not?
Thanks for the feedback. I have spent many hours of testing to compile this. I fixed thoes links now.
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My AV is saying something in the file to root the phone (ShortFuse) is a trojan. Any thoughts?
The super one click is considered a trojan because it delevers a payload to the phone. In this case its a good payload for our uses, but in the wrong hands could be bbad
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To download those files, you need to be a member of the Android Central forums, is there any chance you can put them somewhere else? I've no real issue with them being there, I just don't think it's fair on AC having folk join up for the sole purpose of downloading those files? I've plenty of space in my dropbox account, if you want to use that? If I put them in the public folder, I can give you the links to add to your post.

Some of the stuff you've mentioned I'm not actually allowed to do (deleting posts/removing post content etc) so I'll get one of the Mods to take a look at it.

Regarding the comment you made about a seperate forum specific to Virgin Mobile/CDMA handsets, there's a Suggestions Box and Feedback forum you might want to post in. The admin (Phases) checks that forum on a regular basis and if you state your case, he might create another subforum for you, specific to the VM models (if you still deem it necessary). If not, just make sure any guides etc you post clearly state that it's for the VM variant of the handset. If you do get another section created, we can see about porting your guides over when needed.

Nice work as well btw, I'm sure that a lot of people are going to be pretty happy about this, especially since a few folk seem to have picked it up on Black Friday.
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To download those files, you need to be a member of the Android Central forums, is there any chance you can put them somewhere else? I've no real issue with them being there, I just don't think it's fair on AC having folk join up for the sole purpose of downloading those files? I've plenty of space in my dropbox account, if you want to use that? If I put them in the public folder, I can give you the links to add to your post.

Some of the stuff you've mentioned I'm not actually allowed to do (deleting posts/removing post content etc) so I'll get one of the Mods to take a look at it.

Regarding the comment you made about a seperate forum specific to Virgin Mobile/CDMA handsets, there's a Suggestions Box and Feedback forum you might want to post in. The admin (Phases) checks that forum on a regular basis and if you state your case, he might create another subforum for you, specific to the VM models (if you still deem it necessary). If not, just make sure any guides etc you post clearly state that it's for the VM variant of the handset. If you do get another section created, we can see about porting your guides over when needed.

Nice work as well btw, I'm sure that a lot of people are going to be pretty happy about this, especially since a few folk seem to have picked it up on Black Friday.
I agree, it really isnt fair for people to have to sign up, i want this to be available for all. If you could use your dropbox, id very much appreciate it. just give me the links and ill be happy to post them (and empty the attachments to avoid confusion) In the future I will create my own dropbox to use.
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and i am currently making a post in the private chat forum. Ill plea my case, and let everyone know about this.
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Hey simonsimons34,

I was using the SD card that came with the phone.

My phone is the GSM version of Wildfire S - A510e.

I saw in some other forum that this method only works in the CDMA version..?

is this true, should i risk it..?

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I have a cdma Wildfire s, but it is through US Cellular. Im going to give this a shot anyways here in a bit, I wonder if it will work all the same as there doesn't seem to much difference between mine and a VM one. Any thoughts?
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Hey simonsimons34,

I was using the SD card that came with the phone.

My phone is the GSM version of Wildfire S - A510e.

I saw in some other forum that this method only works in the CDMA version..?

is this true, should i risk it..?

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It wont work, but be welcome to try. It will just reboot your phone with nothing done
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You should be fine. I havent got into the more specific things yet. Just remember DONT DO THE PRL HACK and you will be fine so far Thank you for your reply
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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/31513255/SimpleGoldCard_v1.zip

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/31513255/DIAG%20Files.rar

There are the download files (saves joining Android Central, it's not very fair on those guys that folk are joining just to download those links).
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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/31513255/SimpleGoldCard_v1.zip

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/31513255/DIAG%20Files.rar

There are the download files (saves joining Android Central, it's not very fair that folk ar joining just to download those links).
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Is the zip file in diag.rar corrupt? I get errors when I try to see what's inside the PG76DIAG it contains.

If yes, want to email me a copy and I'll upload again.
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Is the zip file in diag.rar corrupt? I get errors when I try to see what's inside the PG76DIAG it contains.

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No its not, its protection to prevent unzipping by anything except our phones. Its something HTC created to prevent unothorized modifying, but we cracked it
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No problem the contents are just a slightly moded recovery.img and boot.img
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I think I will root my phone.

Backing up the SD card is not necessary, as long as I use a different card? I would just set my 8GB card aside and make my 2GB card the Gold card. I will probably uninstall any apps installed on the card, or move them back to the phone, just in case.

s-off: is that a feature that can be set back to s-on once all is done? Isn't there a security risk leaving the phone at s-off?

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I think I will root my phone.

Backing up the SD card is not necessary, as long as I use a different card? I would just set my 8GB card aside and make my 2GB card the Gold card. I will probably uninstall any apps installed on the card, or move them back to the phone, just in case.

s-off: is that a feature that can be set back to s-on once all is done? Isn't there a security risk leaving the phone at s-off?

Thanks from a noob for the great tutorial
S-Off is required to root. Im sure you could turn it back on but you wouldnt want to lol... there is no security advantage to S-on
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hey to all,im new on this forum and want to get s-off my htc wildfire s,i do the toturial to get s-off but i stuck on step 16 with message "jump to DIAG"...........can someone help me to solve this problem?plzzzzzzzzz:-(
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Not at all, all S-OFF does is enables write access to the phones recovery partition, enabling installation of custom ROMs.

As has been pointed out, it's needed to root too.
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hey to all,im new on this forum and want to get s-off my htc wildfire s,i do the toturial to get s-off but i stuck on step 16 with message "jump to DIAG"...........can someone help me to solve this problem?plzzzzzzzzz:-(
I know this error from my AC forum ... I think we decided to look at redoing the goldcard and.removing the files, redownloading them and putting them back on. Feel free to give a look on android central if I'm no help, I'm on there more right now (more devs)
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Thanks for help master but my phone still s-on because i cant pass the step 16 that u mean "download the file"??,i dont know what to download,i so noob...
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hye master, I still can not pass this step 16 with message "jump to diag", do I need to buy another memory card? my base-band phone is 47.10.35.3029h 7.46.35.08 and my build number is 1.35.707.3 cL48651..can my phone get s off this toturial?
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If anyone gets stuck in SuperOneClick, open Task Manager and stop "htcUPCTloader.exe" and it should start working properly.
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hye master, I still can not pass this step 16 with message "jump to diag", do I need to buy another memory card? my base-band phone is 47.10.35.3029h 7.46.35.08 and my build number is 1.35.707.3 cL48651..can my phone get s off this toturial?
I just had a aha moment.. it was roght there too.. you need to use the SD that came with the phone and make it a. Goldcard
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Just edited OP, Updated and awesome lol check it out, i fixed errors, and i added some new things
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Can someone tell me what memory card support a gold card
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How to cheak the htc wildfire s is virgin CDMA?
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I know this error from my AC forum ... I think we decided to look at redoing the goldcard and.removing the files, redownloading them and putting them back on. Feel free to give a look on android central if I'm no help, I'm on there more right now (more devs)
I think i dont know what the master mean?
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If the goldcard process for the Wildfire S is anything like it was for my Desire HD, it will be very temperamental. You should be able to use any card you want, but you may need to give it a couple of attempts before it works.
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If the goldcard process for the Wildfire S is anything like it was for my Desire HD, it will be very temperamental. You should be able to use any card you want, but you may need to give it a couple of attempts before it works.
How to make it a couple of attempts before it works?sory about the question,i a new use phone android..hehehe
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oh god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!its hard to make s-off htc wildfire s,now i give up to get s-off;-(...someone not help me how to get a couple of attempts sd card
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oh god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!its hard to make s-off htc wildfire s,now i give up to get s-off;-(...someone not help me how to get a couple of attempts sd card
Sorry ive been very buisy making a rom But im here to help. Okay, use the SD that came with the phone to make a gold card. then add the files i told you to add then just keep trying, ive had reports as 3 times the charm sometimes
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oh god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!its hard to make s-off htc wildfire s,now i give up to get s-off;-(...someone not help me how to get a couple of attempts sd card
Hey elol hacking a phone is risky and a lot of people end up destroying their phones in the process. If those provided instructions are hard to understand then its better not to attempt any hacking of the phone at all. I haven't even decided myself yet if I will do it or not since its all new to me.
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How to cheak the htc wildfire s is virgin CDMA?

Is virgin mobile your service provider ?
there should be some logo on your phone
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Hey elol hacking a phone is risky and a lot of people end up destroying their phones in the process. If those provided instructions are hard to understand then its better not to attempt any hacking of the phone at all. I haven't even decided myself yet if I will do it or not since its all new to me.
btw, elol, i didn't mean to discourage you - just be careful when u do it!

I will attempt it sooner or later...
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Thanks for u'r all,,but im still cant get s_off,mybe my phone from asia and no logo have a virgin in my phone,fruhhhh,still waiting a software to get s-off htc wildfire s,,:-(
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btw, elol, i didn't mean to discourage you - just be careful when u do it!

I will attempt it sooner or later...
Its ok master,i know that but i only like to get control my sistem on the phone,thnks for reply me,
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I have a cdma Wildfire s, but it is through US Cellular. Im going to give this a shot anyways here in a bit, I wonder if it will work all the same as there doesn't seem to much difference between mine and a VM one. Any thoughts?
Anyone have luck with Wildfire S - US Cellular
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15) Boot into HBOOT by holding Volume down while pressing the power button (you do not need to hold the power button, only hold the volume down button) The HBOOT screen will boot up and then you can let go of the Volume down button.

16) The phone will automatically scan the SD card for the files we just put on the root of the SD card and will start the update process.

17) A screen will appear that says Clean s58. Press the power button once to select clean s58 and the phone will start doing it's thing and should take about a good 20 seconds until it's finished.
This is where I run into problems

The hboot screeen says im s-off



then i get a weird screen that says:

THIS TOOL IS FOR MAL#CT.

GET SW VERSION



I need help from this point please
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Can simplegoldcard exe work on laptop"notebook"?
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This is where I run into problems

The hboot screeen says im s-off



then i get a weird screen that says:

THIS TOOL IS FOR MAL#CT.

GET SW VERSION



I need help from this point please
Thats basically saying your S-off no problems. Dont wrry about it.
This will work on a Windows netbook..
Everyone, if you need more urgent assistance, please come here:[WIP][KERNEL][ROM] Wildfire S Virgin Mobile USA - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com i check that one much more often then here
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The long awaited ROM for our phone is here, well a stock one with MAJOR improvements at least Im still working on a port of course. Its coming along, slowly for that one. I estimate the week of Christmas as the ETA For the Port. even then that wont be bugless, but heres this for now SS ROM: (name means multiple things to me simonsstock simonsickle superstock lol i like them all):
not fully tested but here is what i added: wifi tethering, adhoc network support, zip-aligned, deodexed (for UOT theming) root, buisybox, removed the bootsound from it (who liked it anyways? Lol) and all this allowed me to get farther into understanding a port Anyways here is the link:
[WIP] [ROM] SSROM "Simon'sStock"
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S-OFF successful

But it was a little bit troublesome lol

The Format didn't work with simplegoldcard.exe (could have been my crap vista)
I did standard windows Format, with the card in the sd card slot on the laptop.
I had to rebuild the simplegoldcard before it worked.
at hboot, it was stuck at "get sw version" and finally I just pressed Power and was able to continue the process. It didn't quite match the step by step through the Clean s58, but with some common sense and good luck, I got it!
Unfortunately I didn't write down exactly the steps I encountered, and I don't know if it is wort re-doing it just for documentation.

The bottom line is, s-off is activated . Thanks simonsimons34!

on edit - once my nerves calm down, I will go ahead and root
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