How To: Load a Custom ROM on the HTC Wildfire

I. Before You Begin

1. You MUST have done our How To Root (Unrevoked Method) procedure before doing this one.

II. Loading a Custom ROM

1. Head over to our ROMs section for your phone and choose a ROM you want to try. Download it and save it to your computer (do NOT extract it, leave it as a .zip)

2. Plug the phone in via USB cable and mount the sd card so we can transfer files to it.

3. Copy the ROM .zip file and save it to the root of the sd card (NOT in any folders just on the sd card itself). Once it is done copying, unplug the phone from the usb cable.

4. Turn off the phone, then turn it back on by holding down Volume Down and Power until the white bootloader screen comes up (if it finds the PC36IMG.zip on your sd because you didn’t delete it, just say NO when it asks you if you want to update). Now using the volume buttons select Fastboot, then select Recovery and wait for the phone to boot into recovery mode.

5. Scroll to Wipe Data, select wipe data/factory reset and then select wipe dalvik cache.

6. Now scroll to Apply .zip from sd card and select the ROM .zip file we saved to the sdcard and wait for it to finish flashing. Once it is done, hit reboot and you are all set! Enjoy! If you want to flash a different ROM, simply redo this procedure and choose a different ROM.

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.

Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!

For all the devices we have rooting procedures for, head here.


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  • http://www.google.com dilip

    uhmmm i got a problem when i use clockwork recovery it just goes blank when i click in factory data reset nothing happens

    • emad

      to select a command on clockwork recovery , you have to press the touch buton under the screen , not the power buton

  • CheekyMonkey

    I rooted my phone and made nandroid backup but want to unroot my htc wildfire. How can i unroot please? i not installed any custom roms or anything just rooted and made nandroid backup. It seems when my phone is fully charged the led light stays red and does not go green anymore :( thanks for any help

  • CheekyMonkey

    I rooted my phone and made nandroid backup but want to unroot my htc wildfire. How can i unroot please? i not installed any custom roms or anything just rooted and made nandroid backup. It seems when my phone is fully charged the led light stays red and does not go green anymore :( thanks for any help

    • Ksefton92

      shipped-roms.com
      click on windows mobile and choose ‘buzz’ in the list
      then go down the list and choose an RUU file to get the phone back to stock condition.
      i recommend HTC WWE 1.37…………

    • Ksefton92

      shipped-roms.com
      click on windows mobile and choose ‘buzz’ in the list
      then go down the list and choose an RUU file to get the phone back to stock condition.
      i recommend HTC WWE 1.37…………

  • Karan

    wipe data as in factory setttings?

    • http://TheUnlockr.com TheUnlockr

      Wipe data in recovery mode (it will factory reset the phone). All your contacts will come back once you login with your google account though.

    • http://TheUnlockr.com TheUnlockr

      Wipe data in recovery mode (it will factory reset the phone). All your contacts will come back once you login with your google account though.

    • http://TheUnlockr.com TheUnlockr

      Wipe data in recovery mode (it will factory reset the phone). All your contacts will come back once you login with your google account though.

  • Karan

    wipe data as in factory setttings?

  • Karan

    wipe data as in factory setttings?

  • Skynet5

    Hi. By the way you’ve made nice video tutorial-everything explained very well. I think it helps a lot for all who want to root their Android phones. But I had one question: Is it possible to root my hTC Wildfire, if system software’s update is 2.2.1 FroYo ? Thanks anyway.

  • Thomas

    When I select recovery, it just takes me to a black screen with an htc device on it and a red triangle with a ! and stays there. Any advice please?

    • Betoxmd

      you have to do this; http://theunlockr.com/2010/09/20/how-to-root-the-htc-wildfire-unrevoked-method/

    • premkumar

      i also having the same problem… please help me.. please help me to make install custom rom. im having black screen with phone & red symbol, and nothing happens. 

  • M13357

    I’ve finally got my Wildfire (Buzz) rooted and I installed a ROM. I found that installing Sync on my computer actually helped it recognize the phone, before unrevoked would wait forever for the phone regardless of restarting unrevoked or the phone or unplugging it and plugging it back in.

    My basic problems were that I didn’t have Sync installed and that I was also confused about how to get the phone into HBOOT USB PLUG mode which it turns out you just have to plug it in (duh!).

  • Mangoestje

    I tried to root the phone, but I get the error message “root failed, is your firmware too new?. Selecting recovery still took me to the black screen afterwards. Any ideas? I already tried to factory reset and then do unrevoked again and that did not help. Any advice?

  • The_dancing_penguin

    htc wildfire or wildfire s?