How to Root HTC Wildfire S [Tutorial]

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Hi guys, in this tutorial you will find the instructions to root your HTC Wildfire S smartphone.Please be aware that once you root your device the warranty of your device may get void.

But don’t worry for that you can revert back your warranty by applying the stock firmware to your device. (Wanna to know more about rooting go here) The life of the device begins once you root them. You can enjoy the custom ROM firmwares after you root your device.

HTC-WildfireS

Before start to proceed we strictly advise you to follow the pre requisites which we have given below. So, that you can root your device successfully.

Pre requisites:

  • This procedure is one and only for HTC Wildfire S device. So, don’t try them in some other phones. If you do so it will brick your device. So, we warn you.
  • Take back-up of all the internal data present in your phone like Logs, Contacts, messages, etc. with the help of backup applications.
  • Battery should be charged enough in order to apply this update. 60% minimum is recommended from our side otherwise your phone may get switched off during the middle of the process.
  • Disable all antivirus suites in your computer as well as mobile so that it won’t interrupt the rooting process.
  • Make sure USB debugging is enabled in your mobile. If not, you can do it by following the path – “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” and after that USB debugging would be enabled in your phone.
  • Make sure your HTC Wildfire S device is unlocked or S-OFF. If your bootloader is still locked then head over to the HTCDev.com to unlock it.
  • Further you need to have PG76IMG.zip file, a root.zip file (the root script) and microSD card (formatted on FAT32).
  • Finally, make sure you follow the corresponding instructions properly.

DISCLAIMER : Best Android Blog would not be held responsible/liable for any damages that occur to your device by following the given below procedure. So, do everything at your own risk.

Instructions:

The script will install the su binary, busybox and superuser on your phone.

Step 1: Flashing the Custom Recovery UI by XDA.cn:

1. Place the PG76IMG.zip file into your phone SD Card.

2. Disable fast boot from your phone settings (Settings > Power > Disable Fastboot).

3. Turn off your phone.

4. Hold down the power button and the volume down button for a few seconds till you see the HBOOT screen.

5. Don’t press anything because the system will scan some files and it will prompt you for an update. Move the cursor use the volume up button and click OK. So, that the flashing process will start.

6. After it finishes, press the power button. So, that the system will restart.

7. Allow the android boot and delete the PG76IMG.zip file from your SD card via USB.

That’s it the custom recovery is now installed in your HTC Wildfire S device.

Step 2: Flashing the rooting script by XDA.cn.

1. Copy the root.zip file into your phone SD card.

2. Turn your phone off and boot into the recovery mode. To enter into the recovery mode you need to hold down the “power” button and “volume down” button for a few seconds till you see the HBOOT screen. Allow it to do its things and then select “Recovery”.

3. At the recovery menu, use the volume buttons to select “install zip from SD Card”.

4. Then select “choose zip from SD Card”.

5. Then find the “root.zip” file on the list.

6. Now, select the “YES”.

7. Allow the script do its thing till you see the “Install from sd card completed”.

8. Select “Go Back” on the menu till you find the “power off” option and select it.

9. Turn your phone back on and let the android boot.

That’s it. Superuser will be installed on the phone along with Busybox and the su binary. You will be able to allow access to applications needing root permissions now.

About Sarvesh Darak

Sarvesh Darak is a blogger, an online marketer, a social media specialist and an Android Lover. At Best Android Blog, he writes Android news & tutorials for Android Rooting. He is the tech head and ensures that the blog keeps running at good pace. He also looks after all the SEO and promotion work. He’s from Surat, India and keep contributing regularly at the blog.

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