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Virgin Mobile HTC Wildfire S root to screenshot

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by annahh, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. annahh

    annahh Newbie
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    So i decided to upgrade from a blacberry to the HTC WILDFIRE S from Virgin Mobile since it was affordable. At first this phone was cool and all but i wanted to be able to screenshot and the app said my phone require rooting. I researched what rooting meant since this is my first android phone. At the same time i could only have 2 or 3 apps before the phone said it was low on space. ( I've already tried moving the apps to memory card) but it still not enough space.

    My question is If i root the phone will i be able to screenshot? Does anyone who has this phone from VM has rooted and been able to screenshot. Since this is my first time rooting a phone and i know it is not easy i want to be sure i will be able to free up some space and will be able to screenshot or does rooting not help with thiss phone at all?

    Thank You in advance. :eek:
     



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  2. Caro332

    Caro332 Android Expert

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  3. senthamil

    senthamil Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    Rooting is best method to explore the device as Caro said above.

    You can increase the internal memory by following this below guide. But can't take screenshots without rooting. (Actually I saw this guide after rooting my phone, But you can go for a try!)

    http://androidforums.com/htc-wildfire-s/469775-forcing-apps-install-sd-card-without-root.html

    It's not a difficult task to root the device. Just simply follow the rules carefully.
     
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  4. annahh

    annahh Newbie
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    Thanks, i decided to root my phone but as i started i got stuck on the very first step of the [Guide] How to root the Wildfire S with S-ON (finally!) :thinking:

    The quoted part where it tells me to:
     
  5. senthamil

    senthamil Well-Known Member

    First, Which version of Android do you run?
    I hope it's 2.3.5 right?. If it is a below version then update it.

    Now, You need to unlock the boot loader to root your device. Follow the guide to unlock the boot loader thru htcdev.com (Its a long process). Need to follow carefully.
     
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  6. annahh

    annahh Newbie
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    Um no, the phone says to be running android version 2.3.4:thinking:
     
  7. senthamil

    senthamil Well-Known Member

    Try to update it by this way:
    Go to Settings -> Scroll down to About Phone -> select Software update

    Note : You need to have installed SDK for Android, Java Runtime and HTC Sync on your PC. Just click on the links of the guide, download & have them installed on PC.
     
  8. annahh

    annahh Newbie
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    Before i go on, i want to thank you so much for helping me with this!

    I did what you said and it said there were No updates available for my phone.
     
  9. senthamil

    senthamil Well-Known Member

    Ok. No worry, you can unlock the Bootloader by following the Step 3A of the guide, for getting the UnLock_code.bin file from htcdev.com and finish with step 3C.

    Hope this may be useful.
     
  10. annahh

    annahh Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Okay so i do follow ALL the steps on htcdev.com to unlock the bootloader right?
    Currently downloading the Android SDK & HTC Sync.

    Do i skip step 3B since my phone is ***Locked*** ?
     
  11. senthamil

    senthamil Well-Known Member

    You are right. Can skip 3B. Hope you get done successfully!.
     
  12. annahh

    annahh Newbie
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    Is HTC Sync really neccesary because when i download it, it wont install on my computer.
     
  13. senthamil

    senthamil Well-Known Member

    HTC drivers must be installed on PC. Then only your PC can understand the phone. If you explain the specific problem, so that can help if possible.
     
  14. annahh

    annahh Newbie
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    Okay heres what i do.
    i go to HTC Support Center > where it says HTC Sync (3.2.20) for all HTC Android phones i click download > save it to my desktop > when it finishes downloading, it's saved as htc_sync_setup_3.2.20 application file. > i click on it a box pops up call InstallShield Wizard it says "error reading instalization file"
     
  15. senthamil

    senthamil Well-Known Member

    I think it's a corrupted file. Try once again

    or follow this way: (Actually HTC Sync must be on SDCard in the folder "HTC Sync")

    1. Make sure you select USB Debugging in Settings > Applications > Development before connecting your phone to the computer
    2. Connect your Phone to the PC and wait 20 seconds for your phone to install HTC Sync on your phone.
    3. Unplug the USB sync cable. Wait for 5 seconds. Reconnect the Phone to the PC using the USB cable.
    4. Select
     
  16. Caro332

    Caro332 Android Expert

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  19. senthamil

    senthamil Well-Known Member

    It's not a necessary step, since i didn't do it.
    But, If you want just do it by: Copy the above bold lines from ";" to "\tools" (no dot) and then click on variable values then press "End" on keyboard, paste it. Thats all.


    What is displayed on HBOOT menu? If it's Marvelc, then you have to follow as Caro said.
     
  20. annahh

    annahh Newbie
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    Wait so at what step of the guide to installing the Android SDK can i stop? or Do i have to follow all the steps?
     
  21. annahh

    annahh Newbie
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    Thanks so much for helping with this.
    I have succesfully unlocked the bootloader and proceed to the nexts steps on guide to root my phone.

    Currently stuck on step 4a because the link no longer works.
     
  22. senthamil

    senthamil Well-Known Member

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  23. annahh

    annahh Newbie
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    Yes thank you so much. that's the link i needed.

    I proceeded to the next steps of rooting the phone and when i got to step 4e, the super user app is installed and i downloaded SuperSU app like the directions say but when i open the app it says "There is no SU binary installed and superSU cannot install it. This is a problem!"
    Does this mean the phone didnt root correctly?
    I've repeated the steps a couple more times and still nothing happens.
    i also downloaded a screenshot app and it wont work either because it says my phone is not rooted but i followed all the steps.
    :thinking::(
     
  24. senthamil

    senthamil Well-Known Member

    Does your ClockworkMod works fine?

    Goto HBOOT menu, select 'Recovery', What happens?

    Can you able to see the Detail menu......
     
  25. annahh

    annahh Newbie
    Thread Starter

    yes i get the detail menu that says clockworkmod at the top. i follow the steps and reboot the phone at then.

    how to tell when the phone is rooted?
     

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