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Been Given 4 locked wildfires!! Where do I go??

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19th April 2012, 12:02 PM   |  #1  
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Ok, I have been given 4 HTC wildfires from a company that has gone into administration.

The issue I have is that all four have a numeric password lock and they have all had attempts made to access them which has resulted in them being completley locked.

My plan was to root all 4 and sell them on, but I am now stuck.
Can't root using reflash as I can't set to USB debugging and when I try to boot into recovery I get the below screen.



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HBOOT Version is 0.80.0007 if that makes any difference??
19th April 2012, 12:39 PM   |  #2  
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1. This is HTC Wildfire S Forum
2. Go into HBOOT (Remove battery, wait 1 min, insert battery, press power and vol-)
3. Do a factory reset

If that does not solve your issue:
go to htcdev and unlock your bootloader.
then flash the complete phone new
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19th April 2012, 12:55 PM   |  #3  
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The issue I have is that the phones are locked so I have no way of changing settings to allow USB debugging - I need a way to get around this issue - Then I'm sure either the HTC dev fix or another fix will work.

Pulling the battery makes no difference.

Admins - Can this be moved to the correct forum please??
19th April 2012, 01:02 PM   |  #4  
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This is my device wrong forum bud, but you may be in luck. Are all of the phones on the 0.80 bootloader ? If they are go into bootloader like theq86 said, download the hboot. 1.01.0001 ruu from the HTC wildfire (buzz) forums for running revolutionary. Run the ruu in hboot mode and it should force the update then run the revolutionary program to s-off. Then install clockwork mod and root

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1029318

[REF/GUIDE] [11/04] The Complete Wildfire Index

This should have all you need



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19th April 2012, 01:04 PM   |  #5  
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For going into the bootloader you need no usb debugging.
you can just go inside and chose factory reset.

For htcdev you also need no USB Debugging. Everything is made via the bootloader.

the password lock of android does not lock the bootloader.

Edit: For going into bootloader

Remove battery, wait 1 min, insert battery, press Vol- (Vol down) HOLD it and then press power button.
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19th April 2012, 01:13 PM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theq86

For going into the bootloader you need no usb debugging.
you can just go inside and chose factory reset.

For htcdev you also need no USB Debugging. Everything is made via the bootloader.

the password lock of android does not lock the bootloader.

Edit: For going into bootloader

Remove battery, wait 1 min, insert battery, press Vol- (Vol down) HOLD it and then press power button.

If he is going to ruu he is definitely better of going for revolutionary keeps the warrantys, allowing his bootloaders are all below hboot 1.01.001, if not he may have issues ...
Also a q to the op, how did you check the hboot without being in the bootloader? ?? Because with the lock on you can't access the rom?

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19th April 2012, 04:54 PM   |  #7  
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OK.....

The bootloader is not locked!! I have never said it is. Some one has made over 30 attempts on the lock screen!!

When I boot by holding down power and volume it tells me that HBOOT v is 0.80.0007. I have no option on this menu to do a factory reset, but if I select, recovery, I get the screen in the 1st pic.

I can not use the HTC dev tool as when I run the RUU it tells me the phone software is out of date and I need to perform an OTA update.

Unrevoked will not see my phone even though it's connected and the Android platform drivers are installed in device manager

Revolutionary will not work as my bootloader is out of date, and I'm struggling to upgrade it as I can't switch USB debugging on (Although I'm not sure I need to)

Thanks both for your help so far....anything else and I'm listening.
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19th April 2012, 06:11 PM   |  #8  
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That leaves you with a few things
1)Trying using HTC Supertool......connect your phone via fastboot in the bootloader
2)Try using JTAG(wont recommend if you dont know what it is)
3)Try updating your rom by taking out "rom.zip" from the RUU and flashing this "rom.zip" via HBOOT
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http://shipped-roms.com/download.php...hu6sxs3txn.zip


ok download this and place this zip file on the root of your sdcard. then boot into bootloader, it should ask you to push volume up to update. do that and you should be on hboot 1.01.001 and ready for revolutionary. repeat this for all 4 phones. then come back, hit the thanks button and tell us how good we are

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