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How to Root HTC Wildfire


Rooting is the process by which you gain better access in your HTC Wildfire operating system. HTC Wildfire has two major rooting procedures depending on your Wildfire S phone. Wildfire S phones can be CDMA or GSM types. CDMA phones do not use sim cards while GSM requires sim card in order for the phone to function.

HTC GSM phones have A510a, A510e and A510b part numbers and CDMA phones only have part number A510c. GSM phones are called marvel while the Wildfire CDMA is called Marvelct or Marvelc. If you aren’t sure if your phone is GSM or CDMA, you can turn off your device, remove the battery, replace it back and turn on the power while holding down the volume. This will display the type on the screen.

Before actually being able to root HTC Wildfire, you need to do pre-rooting procedures. All phones actually can be rooted using similar procedures, but the permission to root is different. Pre-rooting or obtaining access to rooting requires unlocking your device’s bootloader or gaining S-OFF. The bootloader is the code that runs when you switch on your device. On the other hand, the S-OFF enables you to grant access to write in the NAND memory of our HTC device.

How to Gain S-OFF

You can actually gain S-OFF by having XTC Clip in your phone that costs over $50. XTC Clip allows exploiting your phone’s software to obtain S-OFF. If you have already your S-OFF, then you can proceed to rooting your device.

You can also get S-OFF for free or even root your device without using the expensive XTC Clip just to obtain your S-OFF. For GSM phones, you can root your HTC Wildfire by unlocking the bootloader of your phone. The bootloader of the HTC Wildfire is actually unlockable. You need to upgrade your current bootloader to an unlockable one. Then, flash an image file from your HTC phone to unlock the bootloader automatically. Once the bootloader is already unlocked, you may proceed to root your phone.

For CDMA phones, you can obtain your S-OFF using a software solution that is free. You need to use a Goldcard or the MIcroSDHC card. Once you get your S-OFF, you can proceed to root your HTC Wildfire.

Rooting your phone means that you are sacrificing the warranty so before you proceed with the following rooting steps, make sure that you really want your phone to be rooted.

1. Download the HTC SuperTool v3 at xda-developers.

2. Connect your phone via USB in your computer while the phone is turned on. Use charge only mode and enable your USD debugging.


a. Settings

b. Applications

c. Development

d. USD Debugging

3. Start the HTC SuperTool

4. Press 1 and enter

5. Press 3 and enter

6. A prompt will tell you that your phone is already rooted.

7. Type Reboot and press enter to reboot the phone.

After these, you have already rooted your HTC Wildfire. Now you are ready to hack your Android phone.

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