[phpbaysidebar keywords="-s" num="1" siteid="1" sort="BestMatch" id="3"]We have just had to upgrade an old HTC Wildfire to the latest version of Android 2.3 using the 7 Rom. It was previously on the standard HTC Wildfire 2.2 final build and we wanted to share the procedure with you.
Improvements you will see
- Increased Speed
- Better reliability
- More current Android Version 2.3 Gingerbread
- New features only available in never Android Versions
The Guide (You do this at your own risk, Flashing can damage your phone if done wrong)
First of all Backup everything on your phone. If your not bothered about anything on your phone skip this backup Step
- Connect your phone in disk drive mode to your PC and copy everything to a folder
- Backup any SMS/MMS messages, Call Logs or Bookmarks
- Backup any Apps using Titanium Backup or the Astro File Manager, for example
Rooting and prep ROOTING THE HTC WILDFIRE WILL VOID THE WARRANTY
- Download the latest version of CyanogenMod. Download
- Optional: Download the Google Apps for the device. Download
- Copy the CyanogenMod update.zip file to the of the SD card.
- Optional: Place the Google Apps .zip on the root of the SD card.
- Un-install HTC Sync if you have it installed
- Write down the serial number wich can usually be found under the battery, on the box
- The find out the Hboot of the device, boot into the bootloader by powering off the device and power back on holding down Volume Down & the Power button
- Windows Only: Download & install the HTC Sync drivers: Download
- Disable fastboot on the HTC Wildfire (Settings » Power » Fastboot). If not there dont worry as was not on our Wildfire
- Make sure USB debugging is enabled on the HTC Wildfire (Settings » Applications » Development » USB debugging).
- Download Revolutionary 0.4pre4: Download
- Fill out the form on the Revolutionary site to get a beta key.
- Connect the HTC Wildfire to the computer via USB.
- Once you have the beta key, launch the Revolutionary beta and enter in the beta key minding that the key contains both upper- and lower-case letters.
- Revolutionary will now attempt to temporary root the HTC Wildfire, set S-OFF & install a custom recovery image. The device will reboot on its own and the entire process should only take a few minutes. If the process takes longer than 15 minutes, reboot the device and attempt again. Some users have had to attempt gaining S-OFF multiple times before achieving success.
- If asked if you want to install the image just select yes.
- You should have a list like when you booted with the Hboot Volume Down & the Power button. Select Recovery. Once the device boots into the ClockworkMod Recovery, use the side volume buttons to move around, power button to go back and the trackball to select.
- Optional: Select backup and restore to create a backup of current installation on the HTC Wildfire.
- Select the option to Wipe data/factory reset. Move to the yes option and trackball to select. Power button to go back
- Then select the option to Wipe cache partition. Move to the yes option and trackball to select. Power button to go back
- Select Install zip from sdcard.
- Select Choose zip from sdcard.
- Select the CyanogenMod update.zip.
- Optional: Install the Google Apps by performing steps 7 – 9 again and choosing the Google Apps update.zip.
- Once the installation has finished, select +++++Go Back+++++ to get back to the main menu, and select the Reboot system now option. The HTC Wildfire should now boot into CyanogenMod.
Hope this guide was helpful to you :)