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The HTC Chacha can now be officially unlocked via HTC's HTCdev bootloader unlock tool:





(This is also confirmed to work on HTC Status, thanks jlopez0978)

1) Unlock: Prepare for Unlock via HTCDev then unlock as explained here (you can find a small fastboot & adb kit here, no need to install the whole sdk).

2) Root: You should be able to root using the Doomlord root tool.

3) Install CWM Recovery: Download CWM 5.0.2.7 for Chacha and flash it using fastboot (see detailled instructions by Yorzua here)

Code:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
4) Flash custom rom like SuperOSR / CM7

5) Enjoy!
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17th January 2012, 12:43 AM |#2  
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YES! F*****G YES! I'm already S-OFF'd via the XTC-Clip, but gonna do this unlock anyways.

12:45am where I live, and this just made my day!



EDIT 1: I kept getting "model ID" errors, so I had to extract the rom.zip from the RUU.exe and apply it manually from HBOOT.
EDIT 2: Just a tip, the recovery can be fastboot flashed. From what I've read in the Wildfire S section, boot.img's will need to be fastboot flashed too if you didn't S-OFF via the XTC-Clip.
EDIT 3: Seems like you can fastboot flash everything but radios and HBOOTs - I fastboot flashed a boot.img and a system.img of a nandroid backup of the 1.54.401.2 stock ROM - I could see this being very useful.
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17th January 2012, 08:56 AM |#3  
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now that there is s-off available, should we request that the htc chacha be shifted back to the main forum instead of allow it to remain in the legacy section?
17th January 2012, 09:13 AM |#4  
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now that there is s-off available, should we request that the htc chacha be shifted back to the main forum instead of allow it to remain in the legacy section?

Let the activity build up for a couple of days then message an admin.

I'm from the wildfire s forum and we were put in legacy, but after a polite message to admin (not from me) we're back in action.
17th January 2012, 09:26 AM |#5  
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I unlocked the boot loader but it still says s-on!
17th January 2012, 09:47 AM |#6  
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I unlocked the boot loader but it still says s-on!

It won't s-off

Bootloader unlocked means you can root and flash custom roms

You can't flash hboot and radios

Also your phone wont be network unlocked
17th January 2012, 09:51 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by ts3010

I unlocked the boot loader but it still says s-on!

I'm not sure that's relevant... You could't be S-On but unlocked (being able to flash non signed files)

Have you done the fastboot oem unlock part? Did it fail??

Can you report the output of:

Code:
fastboot.exe getvar -all
17th January 2012, 09:59 AM |#8  
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I followed the guide in this topic http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1184118 and put PH06IMG.zip in the root of sdcard and when i boot in boot loader it find the file and say
Parsing...[PH06IMG.zip]
that's it and do nothing after that so what is the problem?
17th January 2012, 10:20 AM |#9  
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I followed the guide in this topic http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1184118 and put PH06IMG.zip in the root of sdcard and when i boot in boot loader it find the file and say
Parsing...[PH06IMG.zip]
that's it and do nothing after that so what is the problem?

Same problem here.
UPDATE: Tried with the chinese one: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1280569 ,
and then it said: "Main version is older" and made me reboot.
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17th January 2012, 10:33 AM |#10  
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All the guides for chacha are friggin confusing anyways. Everybody assumes HTCDEV bootunlocker put your phone to S-OFF.

Well it doesnt... After HTCDEV unlock it is still S-ON but UNLOCKED. Which still has its limitations.

Its so annoying, all I want is root so I can delete some of the stock apps to free some space. I dont need fancy custom roms etc. Because after the 5-6 apps I installed, the phone basically is unusable because after a few weeks there will be only 10-15mbs left. And mind you, I moved everything possible to the SD card.

If this phone isnt so unusable, I wouldnt even bother rooting/unlocking it.
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Same problem here.
UPDATE: Tried with the chinese one: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1280569 ,
and then it said: "Main version is older" and made me reboot.

ok, let's try that:

extract the recovery.img from the PH06IMG.zip and flash it using fastboot, now that you should be able to do it:


Code:
fastboot erase recovery 
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
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