The HTC Incredible S is a beast, but it’s more like one that’s chained and caged. To really feel its power, you need to root it. Surprisingly, it’s quite easy to do so. Here’s how.
First, before you can root your HTC Incredible S, you need to make your device “S-OFF” (this means SECURITY OFF). This allows you to overwrite system files, which is a requirement for rooting.
To check if your device is S-OFF or S-ON, follow these steps:
Now, let’s move on to rooting and turning your phone to S-OFF.
One friendly note: follow all the steps in turn to ensure that you do a successful root. If you follow everything correctly, I’m sure you will be rooted in no time.
Also, remember to be careful when entering the serial numbers. They might have uppercase and lowercase letters, so make sure you get it right.
Sources: XDA Developers
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Thank you, it is work fine.
when i press recovery gives me the white htc screen then the triangle exclamation mark screen. can’t do anything except pull the battery….please help!!!! ive been looking in the deepest parts of android forums forever to root my phone…..i would greatly appreciate if anyone could help…….thanks
I got the same message and after I pressed the power button plus the +vol give me the black screen with the options.. reboot system now,…apply sdcard:update.zip , wipe data/factory reset… wipe cache partition… i tried the second one but got the message E;can’t find such file.. signature failed to verify… stuck in this part..
seriously i got the same shit. this description is really bad tbh.
hello, i’m using HTC Incredible S, my HBOOT number is 1.16.0000 that is not on the beta key option (only 1.09.0000 and 1.13.0000 only) .. what does it means?
Same problem here..
mine is 2.00.0000
This is a nice and simple step by step, and much appreciated. HOWEVER, nobody seems to want to give instructions on how to install the USB drivers for the phone! I’m just trawling through the web myself, just using trial and error, so I can’t help anyone yet. But when I figure it out, I will post the method I used here.
Anyone else having trouble getting unrevoked to see the device? Just sitting there saying “Waiting For device…”. Well that’s what happens to me. I’m assuming it’s drivers, so I’m trying to sort it out.
I had the same problem…
When It says Waiting for device and don’t get device, just unplug ur device and and connect it again… this worked for me, hope it works for you also..
dam i did that too, and something of the 20 things i downloaded worked, wish i knew what one so i could uploaed it because i had stuck on those errors for days.
youngy try installing this htc driver http://www.multiupload.com/2OFYWZFCCR
@yakiteru – if your hboot version is not in the option you can’t use this
Hey, before when my hboot was 2.0000000000000000 or near thaat i just went to htcdev site and used the bootloader unlock and installed superuser from the android market and rom manager for cwm, but i didnt backup the stock rom and after weeks of messing around with my phone it turned into a brick so i restored from a ruu and back to 1.13 hboot sooo… i guesss 2.00000000 hboot and others can be rooted?
Thank you! Works fine. :)
thanks. its works
any tips where to get nice rooms ?
The zip file wich are installed is another room also right ?
Try MIUI Rom, its good and fast…
for you that get stuck on “Searching for device” when trying to S-off. Download htc sync first because it also download and install drivers for your phone. That helped me…
If you find that your phone is already s-off after step 4, does that mean you can skip to 12?
Also, the fast-boot setting appears different in some phones. Mine is at Settings–>Power.
Please help me. I am trying to do it. But when I press the volume down key and the power button, nothing happens. I kept it pressed for a minute but nothing is happening. Once I release the buttons it is switched on. If any expert is reading it now, please reply me.
Make sure u go into menu > settings > power and turn fast boot off
How such a situation can be fixed? When i run recovery, after a second i get the red trangle with an exclamation mark inside. Nothing else happens. I use restart to get back to live. Any suggestions?
hi sorry im new to this rooting thingy… just a question, after i root my incredible s via this method… can i unroot it and put it back to s-on? if so, please tell me how i can do it as i might want to send it for repairs. thnks
I would also need to know this
awesome dude u rock m/ successfully rooted my phone :D
mine HBOOT 2.00.0000 not supported…so what should i do?any option?help me pls…
Try to S-OFF my incredible s…it prompt me device not support this time…what it mean?what should i do?any option…Help me pls
it’s not working !
any of the serial code are working !
Does anyone know when and if there’s a way to root Hboot 20.000.0000?
i don’t know how to do s-off…i already follow the instructions but failed..need help…hohohoh
Hi itried to s-off my htc incredible s and it does not, i turned off the fast boot, turned off the phone held down the volume and power and the phone will not enter the white screen. If you leave the fast boot on it allows you to enter the white screen
when i press run as adminster its disappear quickly …. what should i do ?? :(
If that’s happening uninstall HTC Sync and it should work correctly.
This same thing happened to me, so I opened the program in the CMD shell and that’s what it told me to do.
my beta key wont work!
I press menu > setting > application… then I cant find Turn off Fast Boot inside my application???
why there no turn off fast boot inside my HTC Incredible S phone??
hi my boot version is 2.02.0002
this doesn’t seems to be supported on revolutionary
can you please suggest me for what is to be done now?
Will doing this wipe my phone? Or will all my apps and informations like contacts and notes, etc still be there afterwards?
the file to be downloaded in step 12 is not available, plz help,……..my mail is email@example.com