HTC Wildfire android phone has been rooted successfully. PaulOBrien over at Modaco managed to get the root access on HTC Wildfire and has posted an image showing an application called Superuser Permissions on his HTC Wildfire, which is only possible on rooted devices. Rooting Wildfire Android phone provides full access to its system files allowing you to modify the phone firmware and install third party apps, themes and custom ROMs. You can now spruce up your handset with number of third party applications. Paul says,
“New complexities in posting this root… it’s coming tho!”, so we can expect the complete rooting instructions for HTC Wildfire soon.
Steps to Root HTC Wildfire Android Phone
This guide will allow you to root your HTC Wildfire, provided it has a bootloader version of 0.80 or below and ROM version 1.14.xxx.x or below. To check this, turn off your device, then turn it back on with the ‘back’ key held. On the second line in green text you will see HBOOT- and then a number. Provided this is 0.80 or below, this guide should work for you.
What this root process provides
The root process will…
- Wipe your device
- Flash your device with a new, generic 1.14.405.2 ROM that has Superuser access and an insecure boot image
- Flash your recovery partition with a ClockworkMod recovery (after rooting, install ‘ROM Manager’ to ensure you have the latest recovery version)
In order to complete this guide, you need the following…
- a HTC Wildfire
- a computer running Windows (32 bit recommended, some users have reported issues with x64), OSX or Linux
- a microUSB cable
- a microSD card (to be made into a ‘goldcard’ – only necessary if your device is an operator supplied device)
- the download below
- balls of steel (actually, I just made that up)
To be ready for the guide, download one of the following items…
- r1 Buzz root files - DOWNLOAD (MediaFire) / MIRROR (ROMraid / CoBlitz) – MD5: 6f52898e7360427fda64cd4cbc23f194
Once you have this on your machine, you’re ready to start!
Follow through these steps, one by one and at the end of it you’ll have a rooted Wildfire with the latest ROM.
Note: This process will wipe your device and there is currently no option to backup your device ROM before you start.
- Make your microSD card into a goldcard by following these instructions (it’s a good idea to back up the contents of your card first!).
- Unzip the file you downloaded to a directory, then open a command prompt / terminal window at that directory.
- Copy the ‘update.zip’ file to your microSD. Do NOT rename it.
- Turn off your HTC Wildfire , then turn it back on with the optical joystick held down. You’ll see ‘FASTBOOT’ written on the screen in a red box. Connect the phone to the computer.
- In the terminal window, enter either ‘step1-windows.bat’, ‘./step1-mac.sh’ or ‘./step1-linux.sh’ as appropriate.
- When this is complete, navigate to the ‘BOOTLOADER’ and then ‘RECOVERY’ option on the menu, using the volume buttons to move and the power button to select.
- When a black screen appears with a red triangle, press and hold ‘Volume Up’ then tap ‘Power’.
- Your device should now be at the ‘recovery’ screen. Select the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option, then select the option to ‘Apply sdcard:update.zip’. This will take a little while, so go make a nice cup of tea. When the flash has finished, reboot, and you are DONE!
Via – Modaco