For HTC Desire S users who have wanted to try something apart from the phone they get in the box, rooting may be an option. Rooting is a process wherein third party applications, such as custom ROMs, are given access to system-level files. Such “root-level” access isn’t usually possible. But, by modifying the system files, users can enjoy the customized experience of their device. A downside, however, is that rooting voids the phone’s warranty in almost all cases.
In order to facilitate a smooth rooting process, users must back up the data available on their phone. Messages, phone contacts, music, pictures, videos and even Internet settings must be backed up so that they can be safely restored later if ever the rooting process fails.
It’s also important to have the device charged up to 60% so the phone won’t shut down in the middle of the process, which may lead to bricking the device.
That being said, here’s how to root your HTC Desire S and install custom recovery on it:
Congratulations! Your HTC Desire will now have S-OFF and the phone will have been successfully rooted. The custom recovery image will also be successfully installed on the phone. You can now flash custom ROMs to your phone.
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fantastic guide A***** worked first time cheers
What your HBoot version???
Why there is no update on any website about HTC salsa..Even the HTC chacha got the android 2.3.5 update. which is said to have improved memory management. Really fed up of the insufficient memory thing in HTC salsa.
Androidos.in please provide some news on htc salsa update.
all we know is that there is suppose to be a system update, facebook and twitter for HTC salsa in December. This was same for HTC chacha too.. but HTC chacha already received it one week back
HBoot 2.00.0002 NOT supported so I am out of luck ? for my Desire S
Try downgrading your HBOOT version.
How do you do this?
My HTC Desire S is running on Android 2.3.5 and Sense 3.0
Revolutionary asks for HBoot version and there are only two options for Desire S (0.98.0000 and 0.98.0002) but mine is 2.00.0002!!
Does anybody here have had a successful rooting for the device described above??
i too had 2.00.0002 and chose the 0.98.0002 option, desire s now fully rooted and s off. only problem i had was i couldnt flash the zip to memory card, took me two evenings to suss it out but is worth it.and sorry but before you ask i have already forgotten how i did it .good luck
me too also have same problem , below is the message i got
| Revolutionary S-OFF & Recovery Tool 0.4pre4 |
Brought to you by AlphaRev & unrEVOked.
Waiting for device…
Found your device: HTC Desire S (saga-2.00.0002, Android: 2.3.5, ROM version: 2.15.707.2)
Your device: saga, with HBOOT 2.00.0002 is not supported at this time.
Press (almost) any key to exit.
My phone wont nter bootloader mode???? Any help?
HTC Sync is incompatible with Revolutionary… Please uninstall and try again.
And so I do. How long does clockwork mod recovery take to download/install
A) Short time
If (A), then i’m stuck
Same problem, will there be a solution?
i am getting a problem after step 17..when i select recovery..it turns off and show an icon in the middle of the screen…it looks likes a phone with a red warning icon on it….any idea whats wrong???
i have the same problem. did u find any solution for this?
This guide will not work with HBOOT 2.00.0002, you need to downgrade your HBOOT version, then use these steps!
It says the beta key given is invalid
HTC desire HBOOT: 1.02.0001
i had the same problem try copy and pasting the beta key it worked for me just fine after numerous attempts
stucked in step 13. , a command promt did not appears…
any suggestions? please help!
The link http://goo-inside.me/superuser/su-126.96.36.199-efgh-signed.zip is broken :
I HAVE AN HTC DESIRE CDMA. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT I DOWNLOADED REVOLUTIONARY AND IT WON’T OPEN… I’M STUCK IN THIS STEP. HELP ME PLEASE
stucked on step 13 please help! the revolutionary won’t open
even me :(
Stuck at 18, does it take a long time to find all the data? should I leave it connected via usb?
try to ‘select’ not pressing the Power button, but other button on your phone.
On the HTC Desire I used the ‘trackpad’ or center round button to select the options.
I have the same problem that Maximilian Cooper did. Stuck at 17 and didn’t help by selecting by not power button. :(
stuck at 8 hboot ver 2.00.0002
i am stuuck at step 13 it does not recognize my htc desire HBOOT 1.02.0001
Revolutionary only works with older HBOOT versions like 0.98
If you’re stuck… this helped me.
1) Make sure you uninstall HTC Sync from your computer and your computer’s
antivirus & firewall is off.
2) Make sure you install the HTC driver; If it is installed, repair it.
3) Make sure Debug is on.
4) Make sure Fastboot is off.
5) Make sure your zip file is on the SD card in X:
6) Make sure you have reset to factory(if you haven’t, do it and start over at
7) Make sure you plug the phone into a different usb port on your
8) Make sure you run revolutionary in administrator mode.
9) Proceed through the steps.
my beta key doesnt work on my htc desire!
I’m using a mac, do you have an instruction fo mac users who want to root their htc desire s? Thanks.
I have a HTC chacha, it is not on the list at the beta key. So it isnt posible for my phone? or is there an other way to do it?
is there not a mirror for the first zip file or the actual name i can google
My hboot version is different
What to do?????
HTC desire S, i cant get step 2 to work, i hold the volume down button and switch on but the phone just boots normally, any ideas
The first link is down!
my serial number is not clear due to frequent removal of battery. is there any other alternative?