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Rooting the HTC Wildfire is a very easy process. We have only done this using Windows (which requires HBoot) and have had a flawless experience. Anyone with an HTC Wildfire knows that rooting it will unlock its full potential and it is easily one of the top 10 phones on the market to date. Thanks to Unrevoked rooting the HTC Wildfire is a very easy process.
If you are a Windows User you must install HBoot Drivers before running Unrevoked.
- Download the unrEVOked modified USB driver and unzip it where you can find it.
- Turn off your phone, then boot it into the HBOOT menu (hold power and volume down button).
- On your phone, you will have to select HBOOT USB at that menu (press volume down four times then power).
- Wait for the screen to flash a “SD Checking” message before pressing buttons; otherwise, the phone will ignore keystrokes.
- Connect the phone to your computer via USB and wait for the phone to say HBOOT USB PLUG on screen.
- Open Device Manager (Start -> right click on Computer -> Properties ->click Device Manager).
- Under Other devices, you should now see the Android 1.0 device.
- Right click on Android 1.0 and click Update Driver Software.
- Click on Browse
- Select the Android USB Driver folder on on your computer
- Click ok
- Click Next
- You should get a status bar indicating that the driver is installing
- If you get any warnings, just click Ok.
- Your driver should install.
- Click Close (make sure Android Bootloader Interface is listed under Android Phone)
Root Instructions for the HTC Wildfire or HTC Buzz (same thing)(if you are running windows be sure to follow the above HBoot instructions first)
- Download Unrevoked3 for your OS.
- If you’re on Windows, make sure you “uninstall HTC Sync or any other program that might talk to the phone over USB.
- Plug your phone into your computer via USB.
- Drag down from the notification bar on your phone and select “Charge Only” and “Remember this”
- Make sure your phone is in USB Debugging mode (Settings -> Applications -> Development -> check USB debugging)
- Run the Reflash application that you downloaded.
- Unrevoked will run its processes. Follow the few instructions it gives and thats it!
Congratulations you have root access to your HTC Wildfire (Buzz). Enjoy
SuperOneClick by far supports the most phones of any other root method available at this point. While it may not be the best meted for your phone it probably supports it. SuperOneClick was developed by shortfuse.org and supports over 25 phones including most HTC, Motorola, Samsung and Sony Android Phones.
Operating systems that SuperOneClick Currently Supports are:
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu Hardy (8.04 LTS), Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04), Ubuntu Karmic (9.10), Ubuntu Lucid (10.04 LTS), Ubuntu Maverick (10.10), Debian Lenny (5.0), Debian Squeeze (testing), Debian Sid (unstable), Debian Experimental.
Please take note that if you are running Microsoft Windows XP, install .NET Framework v2.0 or above, and if you run a Mac or another Linux flavor, make sure you install Mono
The current compatable and tested phones are:
Acer Liquid Metal, Dell Streak, HTC Magic (Sapphire) 32B, HTC Bee, LG Ally, Motorola Atrix4G, Motorola Charm, Motorola Cliq, Motorola Droid, Motorola Flipside, Motorola Flipout, Motorola Milestone, Nexus One, Samsung Captivate, Samsung Galaxy 551 (GT-I5510), Samsung Galaxy Portal/Spica I5700, Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Samsung Galaxy S I9000, Samsung Galaxy S SCH-I500, Samsung Infuse 4G, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Transform M920, Samsung Vibrant, Sony Ericsson Xperia E51i X8, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, Sprint Hero, Telus Fascinate, Toshiba Folio 100. Keep in mind that just because the phone is not in this list does not mean that it doesn’t work just that it hasn’t been confirmed as working.
Root Instructions using SuperOneClick:
- Download the latest SuperOneClick.zip file to your Windows computer (download link)
- Extract the files from the .zip file into a new folder on your PC.
- turn on USB debugging (Settings -> Applications -> Development- > click USB Debugging)
- Plug your phone in to your PC via USB
- Make sure your SD card is unmounted (we recommend taking it out)
- Open the folder with SuperOneClick and double click “SuperOneClick.exe”.
- Allow the process to run and enjoy being rooted.
We have rooted many devices ourselves and have seen many other users saying that this root method works. We are however not responsible for your use of this information and have to tell you that you assume all risks of following the steps above.