Originally Posted by ErwinP
The HTC Wildfire has recieved an OTA froyo update in the end of december, and at the moment of speaking only temporary root is possible.
Bootloader must have been updated and then the exploit must have been fixed(normal HTC procedure).
So yes, this device is rooted, 'temporary' root = Android exploit. 'Permanent' root= bootloader exploit.
Rooting is Android-wise, making it 'permanent root' is saying you changed the kernel to make system partition r/w, so bootloader-wise(changing kernel require bootloader to be unlocked, though there are exceptions).