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Root HTC Wildfire, Desire, EVO 4G, Hero, Incredible, Aria With Unrevoked 3.2 [Single-Click]

Single-click rooting methods, also known as ‘one click root’ methods, have become quite the trend for rooting Android devices these days. We have previously seen Samsung Galaxy S and Motorola Droid X getting rooted with more or a less a single click, and now unrevoked brings single click rooting to several HTC Devices including Wildfire, Hero, Desire, Aria, Droid Incredible and Evo 4G. For more details, read on…


Unrevoked is a single click root method that became immensely popular as the primary root method for HTC EVO 4G and was released only a day after the phone was available to the public. This new version of Unrevoked is much more generic and allows you to root several other HTC devices as well.

The devices you can root with unrevoked include:

  • HTC Wildfire
  • HTC Hero [GSM and CDMA]
  • HTC Desire [GSM and CDMA]
  • HTC EVO 4G
  • HTC Droid Incredible
  • HTC Aria

The main benefit for rooting your Android handsets is that you can load custom ROMs, perform system level hacks/ tweaks and most importantly, upgrade your phone to a newer Android OS version whether or not the manufacturer releases it. You can learn more about benefits of rooting at our top 10 reasons to root your Android device. If you think rooting is for you after going through that guide and you have one of the above mentioned HTC handsets, unrevoked is the tool for you!

Disclaimer: Please attempt to root your device entirely at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

You can log on to Unrevoked Website to root your handset. Just select your model and follow the on-screen instructions.

Once your device has been rooted, you may proceed to running root-only apps, installing a custom recovery, turning S-OFF and flashing custom ROMs, kernels and mods etc.

[via Phandroid]


  1. Be careful, I found out the hard way that unrevoked3 DOES NOT root Arias running Android 2.2.  You have to use Revolutionary and Android Flasher to get that to work.  It took me 4 hours cleaning up the mess that unrevoked made for my Aria, just so I could get an effective root on my phone.  Finally did, but it was a hassle.  And don’t downgrade to 2.1, either.  HBOOT (needed for the rooting process) doesn’t downgrade with it.  

  2. this is what i get when i try and root my sprint lg optimus running android version 2.2.2

    SuperOneClick v1.6.5.0
    Killing ADB Server…


    Starting ADB Server…
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *


    Waiting for device…


    Pushing psneuter…
    853 KB/s (585731 bytes in 0.669s)


    chmod psneuter…
    error: closed


  3. Hi there, my Wildfire version is 2.2.1 so I can’t root it anywhere, even whit this post guide, i make a goldcard but still nothing?!!!

  4. I have just used Unrevoked 3 only yesterday and it worked flawlessly with Mac OS X.

    There are 3 versions: Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

    I now have a Rooted HTC Desire with Superuser Permissions.

    Unrevoked 3 was incredibly easy to use now I just have to decide which ROM to go with.


  5. I tried to use Unrevoked 3 to root my phone but it doesn’t support Mac OS X.
    Is there any way to work around it, or any alternative?


  6. I have tried to root my phone in order to be able to use a gold card to debrand my T-Mobile phone (the T-Mobile software is too new for the Gold card method to debrand).

    I have used unrevoked3, which appears to work fine, however, when the phone reboots it appears to be crash, remaning permanently at a black screen with a pink circle in the middle, I have left it this way for over 30minutes eventually removing the battery to be able to turn the phone on again, the rooting is not succesful.

    Does anyone know of a method that potetnially allows me to turn my phone off before rebooting as my phone starts fine from being switched off.

  7. Thanks Haroon! I had a first quick look at unrevoked web site and I’m currently downloading the package for Desire.

    Thanks again!

  8. Hi Ali,

    I found this topic following the link you put in the post “Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread Based CyanogenMod 7 On HTC Desire”

    I imagine that this app is also possible to use for the desire but it seems not according to your comment. is there an available update of Unrevoked that allow to root the HTC desire?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Hello LeCalif,

      Unrevoked works for HTC Desire. Ali must have forgotten to mention that in the post content, despite mentioning it in the post title. We have tried and tested it and the HTC Desire that I use personally has been rooted using unrevoked. Feel free to proceed to the unrevoked website and use it to root yours. 🙂

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