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How to root the HTC Wildfire S

This guide will show you how to root the HTC Wildfire S Android phone.

Disclaimer

Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way. Before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely.

What is needed to root the HTC Wildfire S?

In order to root the HTC Wildfire S you will need the following.

  • The HTC Wildfire S you wish to root
  • A PC

Step 1 – Set up the Android SDK environment on your PC

Before you can run the rooting tools on your PC to root the HTC Wildfire S you must first set up the Android development environment correctly.

We show you how to do that here.

Step 2 – Unlock the bootloader of the HTC Wildfire S

In order to root the phone you first must unlock the bootloader of the HTC Wildfire S.

We show you how to do that here.

Step 3 – Download the HTC Wildfire S root files

In order to root the phone you need to download the root files which you can get here (image file) and here (root script). Make sure, once downloaded you save the zip files to an easy to remember location such as your desktop.

Step 4 – Enable USB debugging on the HTC Wildfire S

So that your PC recognises the HTC Wildfire S for rooting you need to enable USB debugging mode which is done as follows:

On the HTC Wildfire S go to Settings.

Tap Developer Options.

Tap USB Debugging and make sure the option is checked.

Step 5 – Copy the root files to the HTC Wildfire S

To root the HTC Wildfire S you need to copy the root files to the phone. Simply connect the phone to your PC and transfer the root files from step 3 to the SD card in an easy to remember location such as the Downloads folder.

Step 6 – Disable Fastboot on the HTC Wildfire S

On the phone go to Menu > Settings > Power > Fastboot and turn off the Fastboot option.

Step 7 – Install the Clockworkmod recovery image

To root the phone it must be in bootloader mode. To get this mode please do the following:

  1. Make sure the HTC Wildfire S is turned off completely.
  2. Hold down the volume down and power buttons until the phone powers back up.

The phone will now be in bootloader mode.

It should detect the image file you downloaded in step 3 so choose Yes when asked.

The image file will be flashed to the device.

Reboot the device.

Step 8 – Root the phone

To root the phone please do the following:

Turn off the HTC Wildfire S completely.

Hold down the volume down button and the power button until the phone powers back up.

The phone will boot up in bootloader mode. Choose Recovery from the list.

The phone will boot in to recovery mode.

From the recovery menu choose ‘Install zip from SD card’ and then choose ‘Choose zip from SD card’ and browse to the root script from step 3.

Once the zip file has been flashed choose to restart the phone from the main menu of recovery.

When the phone reboots you will see the SuperSU icon meaning that you have successfully rooted the HTC Wildfire S.

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