Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC Wildfire S > Wildfire S - All Things Root

New Forums: Nexus Player | Nexus 9
test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old June 8th, 2012, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 36
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Tongue Questions and help with rooting htc wildfire s from metropcs

I have a metro pcs htc wildfire s and i just have a few questions

1. I bootloaded the phone but, read somewhere to skip the updating of the ruu. I'm guessing ruu means rom? When i did decide to update the ruu i kept getting some error codes. Should i re-do the process of bootloader from htCdev.com and should i update the ruu like the site says and choose the metro pcs ruu they suggest?

2 anyone have any instructions that are easy and effective to root this phone?

3 once rooted can i delete/uninstall all the apps that come with the phone (metropcs apps that come with the phone) to speed up the phone etc.?

4 once rooted can all apps be switched to the sd card or just certain apps?

I just wanna say thank you. Everyone has been a great help with all my questions. I don't know what i would do without this site

Advertisements
dmcd7782 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 9th, 2012, 12:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
CafeKampuchia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pursat, Cambodia
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,235
 
Device(s): OnePlus One, Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, Google Nexus 5
Carrier: CellCard & StraitTalk

Thanks: 1,374
Thanked 1,456 Times in 778 Posts
Default

1. RUU = ROM Update Utility. When you boot the phone into bootloader, if it says *** UNLOCKED *** or *** LOCKED (OOW) *** at the top, then it's unnecessary to update anything.

2. http://androidforums.com/wildfire-s-all-things-root/480954-guide-how-root-wildfire-s-s-finally.html

3. Uninstalling apps will not speed up the phone, though it will free up memory. You can uninstall bloat and unused system apps like facebook, twitter, plurk etc. DO NOT uninstall anything related to the system or Sense. DO backup your ROM before making changes per step 5 of the guide above. DO install Titanium Backup from Google Play and backup/uninstall apps with it so you can restore them if things get funky.

4. All user apps can be moved but system apps can't unless you use Link2SD.

I'm glad you're finding the community at Android Forums helpful!
__________________
Don't just say thanks, click Thanks
Android Forums Site Rules/Guidelines OnePlus One Rooting Guide

Please don't send me PMs with support questions. That's what the forum is for
CafeKampuchia is offline  
Last edited by CafeKampuchia; June 9th, 2012 at 12:57 AM. Reason: Fix something
Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2012, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 36
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

thank you for the reply it is much appreciated. I'm not sure to reply back here or on the link you sent me. Ill reply here

last week i unlocked the bootloader via htcdev.com. since then i've tried multiple times to update the ruu but, keep getting error code 190..i tried to manually update it via the temp file and the folder can't be found. When i use hboot it says PG76IMG.zip image not found. on step 5-4 the file name wouldn't come up so the rest of the steps i didn't do because, it would proberly not work..as long as i can save files to the sd card its fine. would be nice to delete certain apps (imsocial,etc) all i want is not to have the low memory warning from the phone and ill be happy. Ive wasted to long on this.

Thank you everyone who have helped me in my progress :-)

P.s
in my sd card can i delete the root zip folder (not sure where i got that from)
dmcd7782 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Caro332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 912
 
Device(s): HTC Wildfire S rooted with CM 10 (RIP); HTC One unrooted; Sony Xperia Z Unrooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 66
Thanked 238 Times in 214 Posts
Default

If you have managed to unlock your bootloader, it is not necessary to update the RUU. But if you really want to update it, you will have to relock the bootloader, update the RUU and then you can unlock it again.
If I were you I wouldn't bother, updating the RUU does not make any difference to the phone as far as the user can see
Caro332 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 36
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Thank you, i thought it might make a difference...i will now skip the updating of the ruu
dmcd7782 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 12:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 2
 
Device(s): HTC Wildfire S MetroPcs
Carrier: Metropcs

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am a total noob when it comes to this. But I'm having trouble even unlocking the bootloader of my phone. I'm using mac osx 10.5.8, the phone has hboot 1.10.0001
When I try to run the fastboot from terminal is says directory does not exist. Help?
swiminstyx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 12:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 2
 
Device(s): HTC Wildfire S MetroPcs
Carrier: Metropcs

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Also when I turn the device on in bootloader mode when it does the checks for the rom it says no image or incorrect image under each attempt. phone works normally, however.
swiminstyx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2013, 12:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Nor-Cal
Gender: Male
Posts: 184
 
Device(s): Alcatel One Touch Fierce
Carrier: MetroPCS

Thanks: 14
Thanked 34 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swiminstyx View Post
I am a total noob when it comes to this. But I'm having trouble even unlocking the bootloader of my phone. I'm using mac osx 10.5.8, the phone has hboot 1.10.0001
When I try to run the fastboot from terminal is says directory does not exist. Help?
sounds to me like you dont have fastboot drivers. DL the android sdk and set up all that jazz, start at developer.android but there are plenty of other resources and guides around. i might also suggest, if you really are a "noob", getting access to a windows pc. it must just keep you from pulling your hair out...
DNRDustin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
Tags
bootloader, delete, help apps, htcdev, metropcs, rooting, thankyou, uninstall, uninstalling, wildfires


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC Wildfire S > Wildfire S - All Things Root
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:33 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.