1. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar

    • This voids your warranty
    • You probably can never go back
    • You'll never get an OTA again
    • You may break something
    • You will be bootloader unlocked and can fastboot flash custom ROMs and hacks


    If you've got a T-Mobile US Wildfire S, you probably know that HTC has not released a firmware to use with their official bootloader unlock tool. This gets around that by flashing the European GSM unlocked hboot so you can use the tool.

    EDGE/3G still works fine, as does Wifi calling. Of course, your mileage may vary.

    • Download this file. It's the hboot and bin file mentioned above.
    • DON'T RENAME IT
    • Copy it to the root of your SD card
    • Pull the battery on your Wildfire S, then replace it.
    • Boot into bootloader mode by holding volume down + power
    • It will find the file, and ask if you want to flash it. If you say yes, there is no turning back.
    • Use the volume key to select "yes" and flash the new hboot.


    Next, head to HTC dev and follow the instructions to unlock your bootloader. You won't have to worry about trying any of the RUU files, you've already updated your hboot.

    Good luck
    sandesR1 likes this.
    01-07-2012 04:51 PM
  2. crickie's Avatar
    I have been waiting for this. Have they got anything ready for the VM Wildfire S ? Has anyone got any info on the Virgin Mobile version ? This is a great little phone, I want to get rid of the bloatware without all the trouble of making a simplegold card etc..I don't worry about a warranty cause by the time they get to the boot unlocks for all the HTC phones, they will be out of warranty anyway.
    01-13-2012 03:25 PM
  3. hosny_mh's Avatar
    any rom to my HTC WS to unlock & root it
    01-16-2012 11:03 AM
  4. MediocreBadGuy's Avatar
    Has anyone tried this out yet with a US T-Mobile Wildfire S with succession? What are the chances of bricking the phone? I have rooted & rommed phones for a few years now and never had problems..just want to be sure since I want to try this on my bros phone.
    01-22-2012 06:29 PM
  5. breen698's Avatar
    downloaded the file suggested but it was corrupt....did I miss something?
    02-06-2012 06:13 PM
  6. Nicholas Bowen's Avatar
    Stuck on step 3
    12-14-2012 10:16 PM
  7. Shridhar Deshmukh's Avatar
    what is root of sd card.
    exact path where to paste the file
    04-09-2013 11:10 PM
  8. Alif Ahmed's Avatar
    The link is dead.Please reupload.I really need it.
    Thanx.
    peaterg likes this.
    08-04-2013 05:08 AM
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