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Guide: How to S-Off, Root and install CWM. On a Wildfire running Froyo 2.2.1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Howard Hopkinson, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Android Expert

    I never did express my grauity.

    Thanks for the guide - rooted the missus's phone and have Cyanogen 7.x installed with no hitches.

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  2. vasylee007

    vasylee007 Lurker

    have unlocked my wildfire . my HBOOT is 6...0002 , S-OFF and i tried to root with unrevoked but it saying 'Firmware too new.......' I must downgrade it and install another ROM to root..with unrevoked ... but want to know if i install another Rom will be locked again
  3. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I have rooted my wildfire but still have s-on.
    it was pretty easy relative to things ive read here about gaining s-off.
    i wanted to share this for those who want to root without getting s-off.
    not sure about the best way to share it on the forum. relocate it if you wish.

    I used a method i found in "scottys noob friendly rootguide start to finish " to root my wildfire (still S-ON).

    1) I used htcdev to unlock my bootloader. (get unique unlock code, factory reset and wipe all data)
    2) Just using fastboot/adb on a PC, I booted (not flashed) the clockworkmod recovery recommended for the wildfire,
    3) using the temp recovery, i then created a nand backup and flashed the SU zip. On restart, I had root. (with no loss of personal data)

    the CWM recovery didnt allow navigation into the menu at first, but after a little wait and a few tries, it worked fine. I didnt need to reboot it. This was the only glitch in the entire unlocking/rooting process.

    Checked root with Terminal Emulator, it returned me a #.
    i will decide in the future if i want S-OFF, i may not need it - still reading...

    i hope other wildfire users and maybe wildfire s, etc can use this easy method if they dont need s-off.
  4. chelsea ces

    chelsea ces Lurker

    Help! Me too. USB debugging enabled. Stupid question ... which option should I use for connecting to PC; I'm assuming 'mount as disk drive'
  5. Nightsaberr

    Nightsaberr Lurker

    Hello Mr. Howard!

    First of all I wanted to thank you about your guide, I followed every step and it really helped me to root my HTC Wildfire.

    I did everything as you said and it worked, but when I tried to install the ROM that you suggested (DK CUSTOM ROM) I got stuck. The thing is... I went through all the steps, I wiped cache, data and everything else that it said I need to do, I installed the ROM from zip (from recovery mode) and it says "Install from sdcard complete" but it doesn't reboot the phone.
    When I go to "Reboot system now" the phone shows the HTC logo and it just stand there (The guide said that the first boot will require 10 to 15 minutes, but I waited for almost an hour and still nothing).

    I'm sorry to bring up this thread after so much time, but I really need your help.

    Thank you.
  6. fabgav

    fabgav Lurker

    I got gingerbreak done via this method but am stuck at step 3.
    How do I install the cwm on my phone and why do I need to do it?
    Do i install it via hboot if so can someone provide instructions?

    I found this http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/ClockworkMod_Recovery but that refers to nandroid.

    So if i download the zip in orig thrad, extract .img to root of sd card, and then what?

  7. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Lookout sees gingerbreak as malware! :thinking:
  8. Hdi,

    Hdi, Lurker

    Hi! Its my first rooting and i have question about ginerbreak step. I downloaded it and have read ReadMe file. How to put apk to phone memory? There is written that i shout put it with apb push. What's that? And what is .c .c2 files? Where is .apk? Thanks

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The HTC Wildfire release date was May 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 384GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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