After using CyanogenMod on my HTC Desire for some time, i wanted to root and convert the HTC Wildfire i bought for my wife early this year.

Turns out that unrevoked is currently unable to root this particular version of the wildfire ('is your firmware too new'-error).

Are there any Known ways currently available (or available in the foreseeable future) to root said version of the wildfire?

  • Have you tried z4root ? Permanent root isn't available, however for some HTC devices.
    – Sparx
    Apr 27, 2011 at 17:09
  • Also are you running Froyo or Eclair?
    – Sparx
    Apr 27, 2011 at 17:12
  • froyo e.g. most current german vodafone software.
    – MGriesbach
    Apr 27, 2011 at 18:25
  • Can somebody tell me whether I'll be able to root if I do a factory reset. The phone came with Eclair. So I assume if I reset, I will be able to root? Anybody know?
    – scorpion
    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:18

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a little late for this.

Wildfire is now rootable. I did it on mine a couple of days ago. I have cyanogenmod running.

I followed the instructions in this site you basically first use alpharev to unlock the S-off mode and then you install clockwork recovery to backup and then unrevocked to root.


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