HTC Wildfire S was launched couple of months back as a mid-tier Android phone targeted at users who like it sleek and simple. However the worst part of this phone is that there is no solution, until now, to unlock bootloader or gain S-OFF. Majority of these phones have been shipped with S-ON making it real difficult to flash custom ROMs or kernels. However there are a lucky few who have managed to get HTC Wildfire S with factory unlocked S-OFF status. And if you are one of those lucky few who already have S-OFF on your device, then there is some great news for you. Alquesz, Senior XDA Member, has recently released a fixed version of unofficial ClockworkMod Recovery for the device. The earlier, work-in-progress, versions of this recovery usually came with a color glitch. All of that has been fixed and now all you need is a S-OFF Wildfire S to flash this custom recovery.
Here is what the developer has to say about this reelase:
I’m very happy to report, that known issues are now fixed, and i can present you
the famous CWM based recovery, in all of it’s colorful glory No more pink and green mess I’ve tested all functions and they work for me ( and belive me – i’m using it all the time to test cm7 wip buillds) – so grab it and test it, before i will report it to Koush
From the developer claims, it is evident that you can use every function available in the recovery from flashing ROMs to wiping cache and making backups. Here is the step by step guide to install ClockworkMod Recovery Version 188.8.131.52 on your HTC Wildfire with S-OFF:
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- The first step is download the Recovery file.
- Now connect your phone to the computer, mount SD Card and copy the downloaded recovery file to SD Card root.
- After you are done moving the file, disconnect your phone from computer.
- Now power-off your phone.
- After the phone is powered off, reboot it while holding the power and volume up button simultaneously.
And you will boot into ClockworkMod Recovery! Now you are all set to flash custom ROMs, make and restore backups, wipe cache, tinker with dalvik and every other thing you normally do in the convenience of ClockworkMod Recovery. In case this method fails or you require further information, then head to the official XDA thread.