HTC Wildfire gets soft root access

The HTC Wildfire is the Taiwanese company’s cheapest Android smartphone and has been available for quite a while.

However, eager tinkerers were unable to run apps that required root access on it until now. We’re used to Android-powered devices getting root mere days after they become available, but in the Wildfire’s case it has taken longer and even now this is no ‘full’ root.

Rather, it’s a ‘soft’ root. What that means is that apps that require root, such as WiFi Tether, Titanium Backup and so on, will be able to run and do their thing. But unlocking the NAND and thus having the possibility of custom ROMs is not something that this root method provides.

Updated ‘full root’ procedures will surely be available in the near future, but for now, if you were desperate to run apps that required root access, head to this forum thread and follow the instructions to make your day a happy one.

Via TalkAndroid

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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