How To: Root the HTC Wildfire (Unrevoked Method)

I. Before You Begin

1. This is the easiest method available to root.

2. This method will also flash a custom recovery image so you can start flashing ROMs immediately.

3. On your computer, go to Start > Control Panel > Programs > and Uninstall HTC Sync if it is installed before you continue.

II. Root and Flash a Custom Recovery Image

1. Download the Unrevoked Rooting App

Unrevoked (Updated 09.20.10)

2. Double click the Unrevoked program you downloaded. If using Windows, then click on the file that appears called Hboot Driver and follow it’s instructions to install the modified HBoot drivers OR click here and download the drivers and install them manually.

3. Once the drivers are successfully installed, double click the Reflash program to open it.

4. Once the driver is successfully installed, turn off the phone by taking out the battery and putting it back in. Then push power to turn it on and get it to the normal home screen.

5. On your computer, right click the Reflash file and run as administrator. It should open Unrevoked and say “waiting for device”.

6. On your phone, click Menu > Settings > Applications > Development > and make sure USB Debugging is checked ON.

7. Plug in your phone into your computer via usb cable.

8. It should automatically locate your phone that is plugged in and you can just follow the prompts to continue.

9. Done! You are rooted and have a custom recovery image!

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How to Manually install XWKE7 Update in Samsung Galaxy S II

Recently, we saw the XWKE7 firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy S II I9100. The update is an important one as it fixes the Battery drain issue and also brings in plenty of useful features and aesthetic renovations.

 

The update is rolled out via Kies. Following is the details of the build:

  • PDA:XWKE7
  • PHONE: XXKE4
  • CSC:XEUKD1 (XEU)
  • Build date: 18/05/2011

If, for some reason, you are not getting the update notification in Kies, you can go for the manual way.

REQUIREMENTS

1. Download official XWKE7 firmware to computer and unzip it.

(GT-I9100_XEU_I9100XWKE7_I9100XXKE4_I9100XEUKD1.zip)

2. Download ODIN flashing tool to computer and unzip the contents.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Turn off the Galaxy S 2.

2. Put the phone into Download mode by pressing the VOLUME DOWN + HOME + POWER Button simultaneously.

3. Run the ODIN exe file.

4. Connect the phone to computer using USB cable. You should now see yellow colored COM box in ODIN.

5. Click ‘PDA’ button and select the TAR file located in the downloaded XWKE7 firmware.

6. Make sure ONLY ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ is checked in the options of ODIN. ‘Re-Partition’ should NOT be checked.

7. Click ‘Start’ button in ODIN.

Wait for the process to complete. After completion, the Galaxy S II will automatically reboot. You have now successfully installed the KE7 update.

How to get ADB working with Micromax A70

There were some problems in getting ADB to work with Micromax A70. Not any more..

Requirements:

  1. 91 PC suite (Download)
  2. Micromax A70 USB drivers (Download)
  3. Install the android SDK usingthis article

Instructions:

  1. Extract the USB drivers for Micromax A70. Connect the phone to the computer, point the found new hardware wizard to search for the drivers in the folder in which the drivers were extracted (Also check ‘Include Sub Folders’).
  2. Install 91 PC Suite. The Interface might be in Chinese. To change it to English click on the white android phone on the upper left corner of the 91 PC Suite Windows, point to the 3rd option in the list and click on English.
    Restart 91 PC Suite and let it detect the phone. Leave it open in the background.
  3. Now, type  adb devices in command prompt. (you will notice that it will not try to start the daemon server as it will use the daemon server provided by 91 PC Suite)

How to Force install apps to SD card on Micromax A70

Using this method you can transfer most of the apps to SD card (partially) without rooting your phone.

You might want to  see this thread before continuing-
>> How to get ADB working with Micromax A70

Getting Ready:

  1.   First you have to enable USB debugging on your Android device from Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging.
  2. You need to download and install the latest Android SDK on your computer from http://developer.android.com/sdk/
  3. Install the latest java SDk if you don’t already have one.

Tutorial:

  1. Extract the package to the folder of your choice [Let’s say- C:/android-sdk-windows/], run SDK Manager.exe
  2. Close the command / windows command prompt window that opens.
  3. In the new window, click on Available Packages to the left. Untick all options you are prompted to download except the USB driver option(if it is there) & android sdk platform-tools revision x(7 as of now)
    (Note-If you get an error message at this point, enable “Force https://… in the Settings.) click on the Install Selected button in the bottom right corner and follow the prompts.
  4. Connect your phone to your computer with a USB-cable. Your OS will prompt you to install new drivers. Choose to install them from the android-sdk-windows/extras/google/usb_driver folder. Do not mount your device; you only need to plug-in the cable.
  5. Run command prompt in administrator.
    Type in the following after the “>” at each step (without quotations,and including spaces and capital letters)

    cd C:android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools
    adb devices

    A list of devices attached should come with your phone listed.

    adb shell

    A $ sign should pop up

    pm setInstallLocation 2

    Another $ should pop up

And you’re done!! Close everything, disconnect phone, turn off phone and then turn it back on again

Note: Now the phone will be set to install all apps you install onto the SD card. However, current apps on phone will mostly still be stored on the internal memory. This process doesn’t move these apps for you, it adds the ability. So you must now manually move those already installed on the phone. Install some apps like app2sd etc.

It’s preferable to install certain apps to the main memory, since it will take a while before the SD card becomes available when you start your phone. Applications installed on the memory card will also be unavailable to the system each time you mount your phone as a disk drive.

In general, apps that integrate with the Android OS and that often run in the background is better to install on the internal storage, while games and most other applications will have no problem chilling outside on your SD.

Widgets should essentially be installed on phone memory.

Darktremor’s a2sd scripts deodex the apps and COMPLETELY move the apps and cache to SD card but you will need to root and run the scripts.

[ROM] Ice Cream Sandwich – Final Edition [11.10.11]

Credits:

JerryScript: Provided ROM Base
benzyniar1: Provided software to sign
Team Syndicate: Provided Launcher
jcarrz1: Provided Fonts
AChep: Provided Theme
XDA: Provided Files Needed (Will Update This Area Soon)



Added:

  • ICS Launcher 4.0
  • Google+
  • Goole+ Messenger
  • MagicLocker (Android 4.0 Lockscreen)
  • Music 4.0
  • Many Twerks
  • Many Scripts
  • Supercharged!!
  • Market 3.2.11
  • Google Translater
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Theme

To be Added:

  • Complete Framework Theme
  • Open For App Suggestion

Installation

1) Backup your apps with TitaniumBackup, this step is user prefered

2) While you are backing up your system, download files included below

3) Boot into recovery

4) Make a nand backup (THIS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)

5) Wipe Data, Wipe cache, and under advanced Wipe dalvik cache

6) Flash ROM

7) Reboot your system

8) Select “MagicLocker” as default, then go to settings and choice “Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0” as Launcher

9) Go to App Drawer and press “Android 4.0 free Magicscreen” and install (Very 1st App) then apply theme

10) Change Theme in “Theme Manager”

11) Restore apps and MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT RESTORE SYSTEM APPS!!!

12) Reboot and Enjoy

Download:

signed_IceCreamSandwich-FINAL-ThaUnknownArtist.zip (75.25 MB)