How To Root HTC Wildfire On Android 2.2.1 Froyo And Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread


23.05.2011

How To Root HTC Wildfire On Android 2.2.1 Froyo And Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread

The HTC Wildfire is a smartphone created by HTC Corporation. The device was announced on May 17 2010 and later released in Europe. It runs on a 538 MHz Qualcomm CPU and features Google’s Android 2.2 operating system. The Wildfire can be controlled through a TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen and a 5-megapixel camera. It has been nicknamed the Mini HTC Desire and is the successor of the HTC Tattoo.

Now we are going to show you a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to root your HTC Wildifre 2.2.1 and then install Android 2.3. So the process can actually work, you must set your Wildfire in S-OFF mode, have HBOOT 1.02.0002 and Android 2.2.1.

You can find out by simply booting into HBOOT: power your smartphone by holding the Power button and Volume Down in the same time. Do not forget that this method only works with 2.2.1 version, and also it won’t work with S-ON, which is the main cause of bricked devices.

How to root HTC Wildfire 2.2.1 and then install Android 2.3:

Prerequisites:

  • A Wildfire device with S-OFF, HBOOT 1.01.0002 and Froyo 2.2.1

  • The required USB drivers

  • Download RUU Rom 2.1 / RUU_Buzz_HTC_WWE_1.14.405.2_R_Radio_13.45.55.24_3.35.15.31_release_130814_signed

  • Download Unrevoked 3.2 Test Version

  • Download Cyanogenmod 7

  • Download Google Apps

Install the USB drivers:

Download the drivers and extract the package on your desktop for easy access. Boot your Wildfire into HBOOT by holding the Volume Down and Power button in the same time. Connect the device to your PC via USB and it will show you ‘drivers installing’. Then you have to go to Device Manager and select the extracted files from your desktop. When the process finishes, restart your smartphone.

Next thing to do is to install the Android Bootloader interface. Once again connect the device to the PC. Go to Device Manager => Unknown Device => Update Driver => Install From Specific Location => Select Android and click on ADB interface => Next. Now the computer will show your device as Android Bootloader Interface. Unplug your device and go to Settings => Applications => Development => Enable USB Debugging.

Downgrading from Android 2.2.1 to Android 2.1:

Download the RUU rom which is the original stock ROM. Once again connect the device to your machine and select Charge through USB. Select the RUU.exe file, follow the tutorial on the screen and install it. After this, your smartphone will restart into stock HTC 2.1. You will notice that the HBOOT version has changed to 0.80.0002.

Use UnrEVOked to gain ROOT:

You have to download the test version of UnrEVOked but keep in mind to not use the 3.32 version because it will show up some CID errors ( validation error backup cid is missing ). You have to use only the 3.2 version. Once you install the application and connect the smartphone to the PC, the rooting process will start.

When the process finishes, you will notice that Clockworkmod recovery was installed on your device. Reboot the phone again, after which you will see that superuserapp is available on your smartphone.

Install Cyanogenmod 7 or Android Gingerbread 2.3.3:

Plug-in your device via USB and copy the downloaded files ( Cyanogenmod 7 and Google Apps ) on the SD card. Boot the device in the ClockworkMod Recovery:

  • Choose the Wipe data / factory option

  • Wipe the cache partition

  • Install zip from SD card

  • Select update-cm-7.0.0-buzz-signed.zip

  • Select gapps-gb-20110307-signed.zip

  • Reboot the device and you are done

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