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Old July 16th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy HTC Wildfire S (marvelc/cmda) *UNLOCKED* ABD finds device BUT…

I have looked everywhere and tried everything, I'm praying someone will be able to help me!

CWM will not load/install
I have been stuck for over a week trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong! I have googled until I can’t google anymore! I am praying someone will post a “How to for DUMMY’S” like me!! I have never done this before to a phone, only my wii!

I did finally figure out ABD, which is ALWAYS a step not mentioned. When I tried to install cwm (like I would through adb on my computer).. I’M STUCK! Same place as before!!!

I have read until my eyes are dry and can’t cry lol!! Can anyone please please help me!
Here is what I have done so far
  • I did not turn S off because when I tried the “goldcard method” it refused to do anything but wipe my sd card, wouldn’t give me the info to complete. So I went to “CafeKampuchia’s How to root the Wildfire S with S-ON (finally!)).
  • I did not perform a full back-up of my phone’s data L but I did back-up my sd card…
  • I was not able to update to software version 2.3.5
  • Successfully UNLOCKED (S on) (yeah me! This wasn’t easy!)
  • Time to root! – SuperTool did not work L
  • I downloaded SuperSU and rebooted the phone. Supersu said I’m missing files L
  • I downloaded root.exe and put it on my sd card (still sitting there I guess lol)
  • I downloaded 5.0.2.8 CWM and extracted it (c:\android\recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.8-marvelc.img)
  • I am able to HBOOT, it scans for PG7610 (says image not found), I select FASTBOOT and it changes to FASTBOOT USB.
  • I open a cmd prompt and navigate to (c:\android \>fastboot flash recovery-recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.8-marvel.img.) I get no error and it says it’s done!
  • I reboot the phone into bootloader, select recovery and press power… NO RECOVERY L. I have done this at least 50 times! The phone reboots normally.

I have tried many different approaches but still get stuck at the same place. I am only doing this for more room on my phone! My son is away with his father for the summer and I want to be able to see him on Tango or Skype via my cell. But neither will run properly because of low memory/storage. PLEASE! Help me! With all of these issues I’m scared to death of the next step! I guess I download a rom and I have to partition my sd card… sounds like fun! (anyone live in ohio? Lol I’m desperate!)

***UNLOCKED****
MARVELC PVT SHIP S-ON RL
HBOOT-1.10.001
MICROP-0354
RADIO-0.94.00.0109
APR 17, 2012

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Old July 16th, 2012, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This isn't going to be helpful, but you're not alone! I'm in the very same boat. I was so tired of it (not being able to boot recovery) I apparently flashed something that was not for my phone and almost bricked it. Fortunately, with the help of the friendly people on this forum, I was able to fix it. Everything was crazy and the phone was barely functional. In the process of messing up my phone it was unrooted. I go back to root it yesterday, only to find I cannot boot into clockwork recovery!!! It shows the HTC screen, vibrates, and boots normally. So frustrating. Hopefully you find a solution, and if you do PLEASE let me know!
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Post How to 'ROOT' your device...

Your are unlocked now your device and need to 'ROOT" it properly. Then you can install CWM and proceed anything...

Here you follow this way to ROOT, (Cafekampuchia's method)
First, download the HTC SuperTool v3 by frigid at xda-developers and don’t forget to hit the thanks button on his thread! Be sure to get version 3, not 2!
and also here : Goo.im Downloads - Downloading htcsupertoolv3.rar

With the phone on, connected via USB in Charge only mode and USD debugging enabled (Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging), start the HTC SuperTool and the following options :

1) Press 1 followed by enter (Prep using zergRush).
2) Press 3 followed by enter (Attempt Perm Root). It will tell you if the phone was successfully rooted.
3) Type "reboot" followed by enter to reboot the phone.

If that doesn’t work, try his sequence instead:
1) Press 2 followed by enter (Prep using TacoRoot).
2) Press 3 followed by enter (Attempt Perm Root). It will tell you if the phone was successfully rooted.
3) Type "reboot" followed by enter to reboot the phone.

Install ClockworkMod Recovery for WFS
1. Download the official 5.0.2.8 image at ClockworkMod’s index of recoveries. Make sure you choose the right one for your device whether Marvel or MarvelC. Extract the img file from the zip you just downloaded and save it somewhere you can find it later.

2. Boot the phone into HBOOT. (You are a pro at this by now, right? ) After it scans for PG7610.zip, select FASTBOOT and press the power button then connect the USB cable. The word FASTBOOT will change into FASTBOOT USB. If not, then either your USB drivers for the Wildfire S or Android SDK Tools is not installed properly.

3. Open a command prompt in Windows and navigate to the folder where you extracted the recovery image in step 1.

4. Type the following command: fastboot flash recovery [image name.img]. For example:
c:\android\>fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.8-marvel.img

If you have downloaded the MarvelC image, the image name will be recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.8-marvelc.img.


Now Check your app drawer for the SuperUser app installed by the Supertool. This app manages root privileges for apps that need it. Whenever you run an app that requires root, you’ll get a dialog asking if you want SuperUser to grant permission to that app. Tell it yes.


*** This method Guided me to root my phone. If this helped you press 'Thanks'.
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I must have forgotten to add that part to my original post. I did all of those steps also!

However, today, with a fresh mind... I started from scratch! I did a factory reset on the phone, deleted and uninstalled everything related to the root from my computer.

I started over, again, and again and still the same problem! BUT!! After playing so much I got curious about abd and did some investigating! I was able to push install everything (Supersu, busybox, and flash the recovery). I have yet to see CMW, however Busybox says.. Your device is ROOTED!!

Yeah me, (I hope!!) I figure if it says I'm rooted than I have successfully rooted ! Now on to the next steps...LOL

Thanks anyway for replying! I'm sorry I didn't mention I did that originally
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I cant for the life of me, get it to HBOOT....... "Model ID incorrect
, Update Fail!, Press <power> to reboot. Pretty sure it looks for an img.zip and its not there.....

link to more info on my problem...
Help with root, probably easy solution!!!
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I must have forgotten to add that part to my original post. I did all of those steps also!

However, today, with a fresh mind... I started from scratch! I did a factory reset on the phone, deleted and uninstalled everything related to the root from my computer.

I started over, again, and again and still the same problem! BUT!! After playing so much I got curious about abd and did some investigating! I was able to push install everything (Supersu, busybox, and flash the recovery). I have yet to see CMW, however Busybox says.. Your device is ROOTED!!

Yeah me, (I hope!!) I figure if it says I'm rooted than I have successfully rooted ! Now on to the next steps...LOL

Thanks anyway for replying! I'm sorry I didn't mention I did that originally
What do you get when you try to go to recovery? There are right now 2 problems that WFS have sometimes:
1)The screen is black.
If that's the case, cmw is still working. Just that for some reason the screen isn't. If you use youtube (and make sure the versions match), you can do a blind recovery by matching the steps.
2) White HTC scren
Sometime this happens when cmw was not installed properly. But like you said, you tried all of the different ways of installing and you still get the same problem. So for people that get the white HTC screen, it's a device problem and right now there is no solution. However some guy over at XDA says he is working on it although it's been a while since he has given any update. You are welcome to check out his thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1431969&page=15
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