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How to root S-Off HTC Desire S

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9th May 2011, 04:20 PM   |  #1  
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For anyone that has had difficulty rooting the HTC Desire S.

Having had my HTC Desire S made S-Off by Androf ( Root internet cafe on Edgware Rd London ) I noticed that there are a few methods to root the DS.

Most of which are quite complicated but alas I managed to find a simple method.

The Gingerbreak 1.20 APK manages to root any S-Off DS quickly and easily, simply download the app directly to the phone or download and transfer to the phone. Once that has been done simply install the APK file onto the phone, once that is done simply run the app and follow the instructions and then your phone should say something along the lines of there was a mistake and try a manual reboot to check if Superuser is installed.

For a few people such as myself you may notice that once you run the Gingerbreak APK the phone reboots itself and doesn't work, if this happens to you then simply format your SD card and remount it and try again and "voila" you should have superuser installed and root access on the DS.

Hope this helps anyone that may have encountered the same problems as me.

"Knowledge is Power"

Ron

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11th May 2011, 01:54 AM   |  #2  
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Excuse my extreme ignorance, but... how can I check this has worked on my phone?
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11th May 2011, 02:29 AM   |  #3  
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No probs.....

What would you like to check has worked?
11th May 2011, 11:07 AM   |  #4  
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I mean how do I know th phone is rooted? Superuser installed?
Think I need to read around this a bit more, feeling very thick, haha.

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11th May 2011, 11:19 AM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by chris5s

I mean how do I know th phone is rooted? Superuser installed?
Think I need to read around this a bit more, feeling very thick, haha.

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Don't fear! I believe that I'm the same boat as you, also coming from a TOPAZ and WM65, so any daft question feel happy to ask me (not that I'll be able to answer them!) I've had a sharp learning curve over the last 6weeks and my first Android device!
11th May 2011, 12:40 PM   |  #6  
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There are a few ways of knowing if you have route access.

First thing to check is if you have superuser access, if you can't find that out then simply go to the market and download an app called route check and that will tell you if you are rooted.

Hope this helps.

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11th May 2011, 02:42 PM   |  #7  
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Ok, thanks guys. Couldn't find route checker but got something similar that told me I don't have SU rights - this apk installed fine for me tho.

Anyway, think I'll have a scout around and see what I'm actually trying to do and if I need to!

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Question Where to download Gingerbreak 1.20 APK
I need this Gingerbreak 1.20 APK to root my HTC Desire S with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Where to download this Gingerbreak 1.20 APK? Please attach the file or the url....
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22nd June 2011, 12:43 PM   |  #9  
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I need this Gingerbreak 1.20 APK to root my HTC Desire S with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Where to download this Gingerbreak 1.20 APK? Please attach the file or the url....

You haven't looked very hard...

Its the first sticky thread in the Dev section of this forum.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1045118


You must be S-OFF to use it though.
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22nd June 2011, 01:50 PM   |  #10  
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I was about to post a thread asking the same question. I have a SOFF phone and wanted to know how to root it without getting into trouble.

Edit: successfully rooted my phone.

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