How To Gain S-Off, Flash a Custom Recovery, and Root Your Android Phone Using the Revolutionary Method

The people that brought you the Unrevoked tool for rooting devices back in the day, and the people that brought you the AlphaRev rooting tool have joined forces and come up with a new tool to root, gain S-Off, and load a custom recovery on a decent list of devices. This tool is called Revolutionary. Here’s the devices it is known to work on and here’s how to use it.

I. Before You Begin

1. This is a DEVELOPER release, so it isn’t the easiest method as of yet. They will release more stable versions as time goes on, this version is if you really can’t wait, but keep in mind there will be bugs to iron out in the initial versions.

2. List of devices the developers claim it works on:

Revolutionary currently supports the following Android phones and HBOOT versions:

  • HTC Desire (bravo) 0.93.0001, 1.02.0001
  • HTC Desire CDMA (bravoc) 1.06.0000
  • HTC Wildfire (buzz) 1.01.0001
  • HTC Aria (liberty) 1.02.0000
  • HTC Incredible S (vivo) 1.09.0000 and 1.13.0000
  • HTC Droid Incredible 2 (vivow) 0.97.0000 (Gingerbread only!)
  • HTC Desire S (saga) 0.98.0000 and 0.98.0002
  • HTC View (express) 1.09.0000 and 1.13.0000
  • HTC Flyer (flyer) 1.10.0000, 1.11.0003
  • HTC Sensation (pyramid) 1.17.0006, .0008, .0011 and .0012, 1.18.0000
  • HTC Evo 3D (shooter) 1.30.0000 and 1.40.0000
  • HTC EVO 3D GSM (shooteru) 1.49.0007, 1.49.0008
  • HTC Thunderbolt (mecha) 1.04.0000, 1.05.0000
  • HTC EVO 4G (supersonic) 2.15.0001, 2.16.0001
  • HTC myTouch Slide 4G (doubleshot) 1.44.0007
    HTC MyTouch 4G (glacier) – You must do our how to downgrade method first then come back to this one.

Revolutionary will permanently unlock NAND write protection by default on the following phones:

  • HTC Sensation (pyramid)
  • HTC Evo 3D (shooter)
  • HTC EVO 3D GSM (shooteru)
  • HTC myTouch Slide 4G

3. If you are using Windows, download and install these Fastboot drivers.

Fastboot Drivers

4. If you have HTC Sync installed on your computer, you may have to remove it if you are having issues.

II. Gain S-Off

1. Download the latest version of the tool from the developers here (the initial versions require you to generate a beta key for you to use the program, just follow the steps to do so. If it lets you download the program without a beta key, then it’s a newer version than at the time of writing this, just continue):

Revolutionary

2. Plug in your device.

3. Select charge only if the option exists on your device, or just do NOT mount the SD Card.

4. On your device, click on Settings > Applications > Development > Turn USB Debugging ON.

5. Find the Revolutionary program you downloaded and unzip it somewhere.

6. Right click it and select Open as Administrator (if you do not have that option when you right click, simply select Open).

7. Input your beta key you received and wait for it to do it’s thing (if you are using a newer version of Revolutionary then it might not ask you for this. If that is the case, just continue).

III. Flash a Custom Recovery Image

1.. Once done gaining S-Off, it will ask you if you want to flash clockworkmod recovery, type in y and hit enter.

2. Once it is done flashing the recovery image it will close the command prompt window.

3. On your phone, you should see S-Off at the top.

4. Take out the battery and put it back in.

5. Turn on the device, by holding down volume down and power until the screen boots up.

6. Push volume down and then power to select recovery.

7. If the phone reboots to the clockworkmod recovery screen you are all set.

IV. Gain Root Access.

1. With the phone still in clockworkmod recovery from the last step, plug it in via USB cable.

2. Select Mounts and Storage by using the volume buttons to move and power to select.

3. Then select mount sdcard (the sd card directory should pop up on your computer screen)

4. Download the root .zip file and save it to your computer (do NOT extract it)

Root .zip File

5. Copy the root .zip file to the root of your sdcard and wait for it to transfer (not in any folders, just on the sd card itself).

6. On your device, select unmount sdcard.

7. On your device, select go back.

8. Then select Install zip from sdcard and choose the root .zip file.

9. Wait for it to flash, once done, select reboot system now.

10. Once your device reboots, open the app drawer and you should see Superuser permissions there. If so, you are all set, you are rooted, have S-Off and a custom recovery image.

V. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional)

1. Head to our How To Load a Custom ROM on your Android Phone After the Revolutionary Method procedure.

  • Just to let you know, this doesn’t work for HTC Incredible S running Gingerbread, so please either remove it from the list or make a note of it that it doesn’t work for the Gingerbread version.

    • Jayhawkkilroy

      As of Sunday, August 14, 2011, Revolutionary put out an update (revolutionary-0.4pre3) that allows this to be used with the HTC Incredible 2 running Gingerbread(2.3.3). I just did it and it worked for me. It may also work for the Incredible S.

    • Anonymous

      Was able to get s-off on my HTC Incredible S.  Haven’t tried root yet.

    • Anonymous

      Was able to get s-off on my HTC Incredible S.  Haven’t tried root yet.

  • THIS DOES NOT WORK ON HTC INCREDIBLE S RUNNING GINGERBREAD , BUILD NUMBER 2.28.666.3 HBOOT VER 1.13.000

    • Try removing HTC Sync first like Daniel did and see if that helps.

  • Questos

    It might not work or Desire S with 0.98.0002. For these you need to get temporary root before running revolutionary and as Gingerbread 1.2 doesn’t work either you need to flash
    su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip
    All this here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1194488

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  • Does not seem to work on HTC Sensation as well. 
    HBoot Version: 1.17.0011 Gingerbread 2.3.3 build 1.35.707.1 

    Keeps stuck at “Acquiring root ….

    • Thanks Daniel! I added that to the before you begin, maybe it’ll help the others who are having issues with the Incredible S too.

  • Thanks! Adding it to the procedure for Desire S users.

  • Jedite7

    Thanks for the tutorial! I was able to attain S-OFF but when attempting to download/install Clockwork it tried several times and failed. Any tips?

  • Zerocool500

    hey can you help me go back to stock recovery?s-on? please help i think the radio isnt working i cant make or recieve any calls!!!

  • Lovalim

    I have updated htc desire to stock gingerbread and hboot version is now 1.02 and it dosnt work. what to do.

  • Ldmagana

    I got s off on the sensation using revolutionary tool, but it stopped unexpectedly when I entered a y in the prompt command to get it to install the custom recovery. Can anyone tell me how to now get the custom recovery on?

    • Joker R Wild

      This happened to me also.  Need help since when I reboot and selected recovery my HTC sensation just gave me a error (picture of the phone with a red triangle and exclamation point).  How do I recover to get the recovery mod?

  • 09fishyy

    I got s-off and cwm installed but when i try to install su it says error in /sdcard/su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip (satus 0)

  • Jedite7

    So. clearly this is a great, working method to get S-OFF but in regards to obtaining recovery it’s a fail. Here’s a link to an XDA thred with a step by step for obtaning TWRP Recovery. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1200809 Hope this helps everyone, it worked great for me 🙂

  • Hi, i tried this and was semi successful. I was able to enter my beta key then the program crashed while trying to download clockwordmod recovery and when i tried again, error message “phone’s version isnt supported” the Hboot ver is 1. 17. 1011 the funny this is, before doing this my Hboot ver. was 1. 17.1008. when i look at the recovery screen, it says
     -Revolutionary-
    PYRAMID PVT SHIP S-OFF RL
    HBOOT-2.17.1011
    RADIO0-10.11.9077.15_M

    the following options are selectable, fastboot, recovery, factory reset, simlock, image crc
    what should i do?

  • Howtomen

     
    i have a problem i have the htc sensation and it was doing everything until the program all of a sudden on the computer say program stopped and then it closed right after i put y so it could downlaod the clockwork mod! now it say htc sensation not supported in the revolutionary thing please help!!! 🙁 p.s i do have s-off all i need is the recovery!

  • Loutorres06

    Will this work for EVO 4g?

    • Loutorres06

      Running currently gingerbread 2.3.3 on EVO 4g .. i tried unrevokedv3 and did not work s-on.

      • Jayhawkkilroy

        You may want to try again. Revolutionary just released an update on 8-14-11 that will work on evo 4g running 2.3.3

      • Jayhawkkilroy

        You may want to try again. Revolutionary just released an update on 8-14-11 that will work on evo 4g running 2.3.3

  • Thanks for the link, hopefully it’ll help those who are having issues. I used this method and got recovery no problem on an Evo 3D and a Sensation by the way, but again if people are having issues and can use the method you described after this and that works for them then all the better. Good luck everyone!

  • Psylektro

    hey i am using senstation and when i connect my phone for S-off and follow all the steps you mentioned i am not able to enter beta key?
    is there anyting wrong that i am doing plz reply

  • Narengonnashout

    aftr i entered the beta key…. it started working after that it was asking for the internet connection to download the recovery.. my computer doesn’t have internet connection at that time… i just plugged out the phone and power off… now i’m not able to get the cwm again.. phone: HTC sensation H-boot 11… wat am i supposed to do now???

  • Dilysi75

    I keep getting Invalid Beta Key… aborting….  I double and triple check my S/N and the Beta key to make sure they are correct.  There is two zeros in the key that i tried a letter O’s just to be sure.  Any help please…..

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  • Josh

    Okay why when i do it does it say that “The program cannot start because AdbWinApi.dll is missing from your coputer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem” ????

  • Silvinnio

    On HTC Desire with 2.3.3 just works great without any problems. Thanks

  • onyxatl

    For all those who did not get ClockWork the first time, try turning on the device and go through the Hands Free Activation, PRL update and Firmware update check and plug your phone in and run Revolutionary again and you will get the prompt to install ClockWork Recovery, after success, do a battery pull and go into recovery . . . cheers EVO 3D

  • onyxatl

    Unable to make or receive calls. Solution – call Sprint technical support and tell them you’re getting an error 16 when making phone call. So far in all reports this seems to fix the problem. This problem only seems to happen when using the Windows version of Revolution
    I just called and the rep told me it’s a security feature that is enabled when you are roaming and try to reconnect to the Sprint network.

  • Poisonivy15

    When I “Select Mounts and Storage” (or any other option), it just goes to a black screen with “REVOLUTIONARY” in the centre.  If I click the power button, it will return to the list of options.  How can I continue to gain root access??

    • Poisonivy15

      nvm i figured it out

      • cilsoe

        I have the same problem. How did you solve it?

        • Alexander

          Yes, I´ve got the same prob..helps pls

          • Mr Intelligent

            same prob how to figure it out?

          • Mr Intelligent

            Yeah! I mothfukin solved it!! Just use the trackball instead oh powe button!! thats it 😀

          • alqwa

            Press the optical trackpad instead of power button.

      • Matejas1710

        i keep getting the same thing but i cannt figure out what to do. what did u do?

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  • Amitparekh_in

    Hi I have Un Rooted htc wildfire with HBOOT 1.01.0002 dose this cant make me helping gain SOFF please help me to gain SOFF amitparekh_in@yahoo.com

  • Dilysi75

    Is anyone else having trouble with Invalid beta key…..

  • Alsfdja

    this is brill thanks was struggling and your video just explained it so I could complete it you are a star thanks

  • R45EL_123

    htc Wildfire
    S/N: SH13APY06975
    Beta Key: I1rR9zpVJFBoJQmE
    but this seems to be invalid, any help will be appreciated

  • I have an Evo 3D and when I run revolution.exe it just says “Waiting for device . . . “

  • Redders

    Hi,iv’e a Wildfire running 2.2,& when trying to get ‘s-off’,going by your perfect instructions above,all seems well  except that after putting in Beta key i don’t see the drivers doing anything on my comp.screen & then when Caroline is sent in,i get failed & told an error occured while writng the partition & mtd:not writing bad block at 0x00000000.
    Any help please?
    Thanks,Martin.

  • sims helloworld

    HTC Desire, works good, got s- off, flashes recovery, Then select mount sdcard (the sd card directory should pop up on your computer screen) no it doesn’t. just a blue revolutionary across the phone’s screen. Try other functions on the revolutionary recovery and the same result.

  • Johnty53

    Worked perfectly on my Desire having installed latest Gingerbread. Well done Guys.

  • Tonyw969

    htc desire 2.3.3 new rom from there site…   carnt seem to get s-off ((gutted)) 🙁 am sure it will get sorted soon..

  • Tez86

    I’m having some problems trying to root…I have managed to get S-Off and also create a recovery, but when I try mount the SD card, it doesnt bring up any options and just see the Revolutionary logo in the centre of the screen…. PLEASE HELP!!! As I want to install a custom rom!!

    • Sarrawanan Sundram

      Yaa.. same issue goes to me… im able to S-off and also create a recovery…. Revolutionary logo in the center of the screen….no options… and also… im unable to download the Root.zip file. the link is removed or something else….NEED HELP HERE…!! 

      Thanks you very much…


      HTC ARIA.

    • Anonymous

      same issue! on HTC Wildfire (Buzz)

    • Mikedoncaster

      I have the exact same problem have you managed to find any solution?

    • Roger Snow

      In this case, to make selections, use the roller/tracker button at bottom of HTC Wildfire instead of power button.

  • Anonymous

    Haven`t tried this yet.  Anyone know how to UNroot HTC Incredible S?  Also, after I do this, will I be able to do a factory restore?
    I want to make sure I can undo anything I change on my phone before I make any changes.

  • this way doesn’t work for my htc wildfire s please i need a way to root it.

  • Ryanneeley82

    Can you do this on a Mac for the HTC sensation?

  • Elias Garzacedillo

    keeps saying invalid beta key aborting… help me plzz

  • Elias Garzacedillo

    i did it thnks haha i had to pay really goo attention

  • Anonymous

    I’m stuck at 2. Select Mounts and Storage by using the volume buttons to move and power to select. Every time I select anything from the cwm screen it just opens a black screen with Recovery on and I don’t get the option to mount sd card.. If I click on power again it just takes me back to the cwm screen. 

    • tijnos

      I had the same problem (HTC DESIRE), using the optical track ball/mousy thingy (between your menu and back button) it somehow does work (slide up, down, push to select). Great I will have a purpose for this button now!

      • rkm

        Hi Thanks, this helped me get past the blank revolutionary screen. Now however when I select mount /sdcard nothing happens on my pc so I can’t copy the root files over. Any ideas?

        Thanks again

        • Datacadman

          You copy the root files which are zip files over to the root directory with you computer before you begin or after if you don’t get them all and go again. You either unmount your card and copy over from your computer or just use the USB cable and turn disk drive on. Turn it back off before running revolutionary (power only) and enable USB debugging.

          There is a great IRC channel for support but they really don’t have patience for those that ask a question that’s been answered before, so look first.

          • rob

            How do you copy the files??? I had the same problem could not get the sd card to mount.

          • rob

            never mind

        • Rob

          How do you copy the files??? I had the same problem could not get the sd card to mount.

        • Anonymous

          If you haven’t done this already:  Instead of Mount/SD card, Select Mount USB Storage.  That had me stuck too until I watched the video while I was going through that part.

      • Esli_k

        Thanks, this helped me a lot! I got a blank revolutionary screen and could not go past! (Desire Bravo)

    • USE THE  trackpad optic (Middle button)!!AND BACK BUTTON;)

    • Datacadman

      Try pushing down on that thing with the hole in it at the bottom of your phone. The people on the IRC channel showed me that and I felt stupid cause mine did the same thing. Some HTC’s don’t use the power button to select. They have a third physical button at the bottom of the phone which you have to press down on.

    • ChrisHTC

      My HTC wild fire does the same 🙁

    • Johnathanhall

      Use your Optical Pad (Tricky to scroll with) instead and push it in…. The same happened on my Desire, you don’t use the power button otherwise it just shows the REVOLUTIONARY Background strangely. I think the guide should be updated to accommodate this!

    • Tstanley009

      mine did the same, but as evo_speeerit says select by using the trackball on your phone. my wildfire is happily rooted!

  • Octoadam

    Worked on EVO 4G but now need to send phone into assuring for warranty replacement so I need to undo if anyone can help email Octoadam@email.com

  • Alex

    Worked great Desire Bravo with HTC gingerbread 2.3 upgrade

  • Jocky_ng

    work on htc sensation 4g??

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  • LouAng

    will the files work if I’m downloading on mac?

  • Flipkick22

    When i try to install .zip file it is aborted? what do i do?

  • Wakoquacko

    woop woop, worked first time, little with the beta key just turned out i typed my serial no. wrong. 
    S-OFF, root and about to do a custom rom 😎

  • Johny

    Since I am a beginner at this, we’ll ask a stupid question: Do I have to do always a backup when installing a new custom rom?

    Thanks

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  • Hufton1986

    iv followed all the steps so far without a problem but iv downloaded revolutionary and it wont run comes on for a split second and goes straight off again can any1 help pls 

  • Halfaster

    Doesn’t support HBOOT 1.50.0000 yet.

  • Ehills

    Hello Alll-

    So I got Revolutionary installed on an HTC Desire CDMA, Boot 1.6

    However I cannot get Revoutionary to recognize the SD Card.

    When I tell it to mount the sd card.  I get a “Revolutionary” logo with no menu……

    I was able to get the SU file onto the SD card with Astro. 

    But I cant execute it from revolutionary because i only get the first menu….

    Any thoughts. questions…..

  • Kim Kaybee

    Thanks! Love your videos, Very helpful.

  • Jack Wilkins

    i cant use the root because my computer wont recognise it any pointers?

    • Are you Windows or Mac? If on Windows, did you install the drivers?

  • Bigbugs21

    Every time I enter the beta key, revolutionary says aborting due to invalid key. What to do now?

    HTC Desire (NOT HD)

    Android Version 2.3.3 HBoot 1.02.0001

    Baseband Version 32.56.00.32U_5.17.05.23

    Build Number 3.14.405.1 CL96875 release-keys

    Software Number 3.14.405.1

    • Wakoquacko

      Make sure you typed in your serial number correctly on the revolutionary website coz its easy to get wrong as I found out myself

    • Also try copying and pasting the key, rather than typing it. They are very easy to misunderstand.

  • Tollisth

    thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!you are the best i found solution here thanks again!

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  • Tom

    I get all of the way to instilling the root.zip file when it aborts.
    T Mobile HTC Sensation
    1.18.000
    Android Version 2.3.4

    • Matthew Solis

       i get as far as rebooting to fastboot (again)….then it says the comnicationwith device was terminated. have same hboot 1.18.0000

  • Joynted420

    When will you make a method for the easiest way after the 2.3.4 update for the htc sensation.

  • Jaleelu

    I tried for my HTS Wildfire but it didn’t work. Is it because it’s updated to Android 2.2?
    It says “Found your device= HTC Wildfire
    Your device: Buzz, with HBOOT 1.01.002. is not supported at this time”

    Anybody can give me an idea..?

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  • ThatboyRc

    I KEEP GETTING THIS MASSEGE……        Your device: shooter, with HBOOT 1.50.0000 is not supported at this time

    • ThatboyRC

      Sorry I have the 3D Evo 4g

  • sulk

    Does anyone know if this works with the incredible s on gingerbread. “Keep getting Invalid beta key”

    • sulk

      figured it out… it works!!!

    • sulk

      figured it out… it works!!!

    • sulk

      figured it out… it works!!!

    • Datacadman

      Did you type all the numbers in correctly?

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  • Just done the s-off and rooted my desire, the video tutorial made it very easy and safe. Thanks very much

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  • Rafaellozada

    My HBOOT version wasn’t available on either models of the EVO3D available on the “Revolutionary site”. What should I do?

     

  • Linushen

    I can’t download the root.zip file.. had problem to load that link.

  • Jason

    I can’t find the Root .zip File … any new link for this please?

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  • Kostas

    Hi, i bought an incredible s an it was from factory s-off.I want to ask : if i bybas alla the other steps and install clockworkmod anth then the root.zip, this will erase my stock rom?

  • Kelanbaldry

    is there a way to do this on mac?

  • Joel Ratuita

    Wow, really big help. I just rooted my phone with these instructions. Big thanks!

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  • Rainon

    This shit doesnt work for HTC wildfire 2.1.1!!!!  I have been googling for a whole fucking week trying to find a way to cut this shit off. Someone PLEASE help!!!!!!

  • SikeF

    it works on HTC desire 2.3.3
    love you dude…

  • Yasir Elec

    Thanks a million ‘theunlockr.com’ and ‘revolutionary’ team……..but one more thing…. all the process went smooth….. at the last step, i cant find any super user app in my app drawer… also…. i cant seem to be able to remove the htc bloatware…. uninstall option is disabled still…… i wud repeat that all the procedure went as stated in the website…. wat am i doing wrong??

  • Kavla35

    can i root my htc desire that runs gingerbread 2.3?

  • Hstd_bobbe

    Im currently on latest CW recovery and CM7, recently updated through Rom Manager. But I dont have S-OFF, can I just do step 1. then hit “No” when asked to flash a recovery? 

    Cheers

    Rob 

    HTC Desire

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  • John

    Thanks a TONNNNN… IT PERFECTLY WORKED for HTC INCREDIBLE S….

    • Herien07

      john..im using the same phone…but i cant get the zip file from the link…can you help me send the file to me… this my email.. herien07@yahoo.com

  • Appu281293

    y thr is no htc wildfire in this plz may i knw ..and can any 1 help to root my htc wildfire s plz 

  • Stein290864

    The process worked beautifully right up until the end.  When I went to install the zip file from SD (by the way, the file name is “su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip”, not “root .zip”) I got an error message: 

    “E: Cant’ open /sdcard/su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip (bad) Installation aborted”

    I downloaded the zip file a second time and went through the whole process again, with the same result.  Any advice?  I have ensured that the SD card is unmounted.  Help greatly appreciated!! 🙁

    HTC Desire Bravo
    Android 2.3.3

  • Barryhamsy

    some one please provide me root.zip from multiupload please!!megaupload block in my country

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  • Herien07

    can somebody send me the zip file for root my incredible s…. i cant download it from the link..please dying to root my phone….only thing to do is to get the zip file….p[lease….  herien07@yahoo.com

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  • Dana LaBerge

    I see the Wildfire in the list and was wondering if it works with the Wildfire S as well.

  • Samsa

    My beta key dos not work can some1 help me plz?

  • Samsa

    What too do wen the beta key dont work?

  • Nexus51174

    Stuck on Section 3 number 7.  After reboot my HTC EVO 4G comes up with the triangle “!”. 

  • Richcorr99

    I entered the required information on the webiste, and received a beta key.  I then ran the revolutionary.exe file, and entered the beta key.  I got an invalid beta key……..I have the htc desire (bravo) 0.93.001 hboot, using android 2.2. rom verison 2.25.661.2.  Can someone please help.  thanks.  I

  • Uchiha Sasuke

    Thank you very much…

    It worked perfectly on my HTC Incredible S… 😀

  • Bajrang Lal Meena

    Thanks… its worked perfectly for my Incredible S

    — Bajrang and Arpit Meena

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  • Ozpcguy

    Would that work with Incredible S Hboot 1.16.0000?

  • javier

    perfect on htc desire!!!

  • ShawnaK

    My HTC INC has hboot 0.92, which is not supported by Revolutionary. How do I upgrade to 1.09 or 1.13? I managed to root the gingerbread, but am stuck again with s-off. I tried RomManager but when I try to flash to recovery, I get a black screen. I have been working on this for a week! Super frustrated!!

  • Hej,

    I tried this and i got a problem, i got the error: Caroline failed, but had this to say: a/local/arx-helper: not found

    Somebody knows what to do :)?

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  • Passitoverhere

    htc sensation 4g.   using ubuunto os.  downloaded revolutionary and got my beta key.  i connected my phone to my laptop and chose charge only.  turned usb debugging on, extract and click on the executable but nothing happens after that.  please advise.

  • Carlsonandrew89

    When I use the program, it says S-OFF already done, but when I use super user it does not update and says my .zip file was put into my sd card, flash it and reboot. How does one go about doing this?
    if anyone can email me at carlsonandrew89gmail.com with some tips or helpful guides it would be nice.

    My phone is a HTC evo 4g with 2.3.3 if that helps

  • Mb0509

    everything worked till step III6. Nothing happens, I only see blue Revolutionary and my Desire does not react on anything. Only way to turn it of is to remove the battery. After that I can not get back into boot-screen (volume d + power) until I remove the battery again after a normal start up. 

  • Mb0509

    update: succesfully completed. On the desire do not use the powerbutton to choose option from the recovery menu but the select button.

  • Peti

    HY,

    I made this modding on my HTC desire, but theRevolutionarydon’t make the clockworkmod for me! and i select the recovery button in Hboot, it shows the Revolutionary CWM v4.0.1.4 and if i select something in this menu i shows nothing!

    Please help me, and send it to km.peti@fotnet.hu
    peter from Hungary! Thanks very much guys

    • Peti

      And there is no +++GO BACK+++ option!

  • Anurag

    Umm my revolutionary command prompt for HTC Wildfire says it is not available at this time. 

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  • DSMBandido

    I followed all the instructions above and got an error message after opening the root file. However, I did get the SU app, Does that mean I rooted the phone?

  • mike

    thanx a lot it realy helped!!
    HTC DESIRE

  • “your device : vivo, with HBOOT 1.16.0000 is not supported at this time.” help mee!

  • Nick

    Cheer mate, thats quality 😀 works fine on HTC Wildfire. Your instructions were great and really easy to follow!!

  • Anonymous

    success!! worked perfect with no problems at all! took about 10min from removal of battery for S/N to finish! thx

    HTC Sensation 4G

  • Athar

    For HTC Desire use the central trackball for Headings III and IV.  The power button does not work

    • Anonymous

      ############# THANK I WAS STUCK FOR AN HOUR ###########

  • Tainan

    Hi David, thanks for your very clear instructions. I have gained s-off on my htc desire s (Android 2.2 build 2.10.751.4) but cannot gain root access. When I bootload and select ‘unmount sdcard’ (or any option for that matter, including install zip file)  I see a black screen with REVOLUTIONARY in blue letters. From there I cannot do anything.

    Also notice that when I first bootload it checks the SD card and tells me:Checking SD CardLoading [P*******.zip]No Image!Loading [P*******.zip]No Image or wrong image!Loading [P*******.zip]No Image!Loading [P*******.zip]No Image or wrong image! I’m hoping you’ve come across this problem before and have some solutions!

    • nick

      you must use the back button and the center button and it’s ok. It’s not working using power button
      i know we are in April and you asked in January but maybe someone else need

  • Tino

    Tank you & Revolutionary
    ™   HTC wildfire,I try with Unrevoked but I realized that the S-on make me nuts. 
    Cheers !

  • Gyozomandras

    Hi!
    I rooted my Desire with your guide. It worked. After this I wanted to install a custom rom – íRunnymedeMod007_v13_c-CM7-STOCK. I wiped the phone, installed the new rom. After the restart I typed in the pin code, after this popped up several force close message. After restart again it was the same. What is the problem?

  • joey

    I s-on my htc evo 4g so i could take i  for service and tried to regain s-off but it wont let me.
    I tried to regain s off but it doesnt even go back to recovery mode anymore, I opened the revolutionary key command prompt pop up and says im on s-off, but when i try to do recovery mode its s-on. please help asap! thanks

  • Tarunb

    Hi ,
    I think the link for Root .zip file  ( megaupload link)  is not working.
    How do I download the file please?

  • iAerick

    Please help, 
    Root .zip File cannot be download from Megaupload ):

  • Dharmesh Mistry

    Will this method work for hboot 2.0 for the HTC desire s. Really need help in rooting my phone

  • Rohit

    Hi, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to root my HTC Desire running Android 2.3.. however Revolutionary doesn’t support Mac OS X and Unrevoked doesn’t support Android 2.3.. Is there any work around for me to get going to be able to root? Any help appreciated! Thanks..

  • Vdinhn

    When I go to the Revolutionary web site, in the drop down box, My Touch 4g is not an option although this site says so.  The Slide is available but the HBOOT doesn’t match up then.  Am I missing something???

  • Nightdiceman1

    does the method work for the mytouch 4g?

  • Caffevacanza

    htc incredible s runing 2.3.5 hboot 2.0.0.0 something like that how many zeros i cant remember two line after wrote emmc hboot ? what the hell is that.can anybody help me????????? sory for my bad english

  • chris

    I tried it on my HTC Desire Bravo a8181 Gimgerbread 2.3.3 and it worked perfectly.To make selections donot use power button but use the track ball.Everything will be fine

  • Jagrut

    do you have to superCID to install virtuous inquisition 4.0 if you do how do you do it???? PLEASE HELP

    • That is something you would have to check with the ROM developer. I dont see why it would require that, almost all the ROMs I know of you just need to do this procedure and then after that you’re good to go.

  • Justin Marden

    Alright, I made it all the way to the flashing SU zip, and it aborts the installation. It says:

    E:Error in /sdcard/Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip
    (Status 0)
    Installation aborted.

    What am I doing wrong here?

  • ermogenis pavlou

    HTC Deisre
    I tried to use Revolutionary method to gain S-off, Flash custom recovery and root.
    It went well to gain S-off and flash custom recovery. Then while trying to root gets stacked on Revolutionary logo and not able to continue.
    Then tried to go back to “factory” settings by using a RUU from the list given from XDA developers.
    Now when i strart my device i get only the white screen with the HTC logo.
    When starting the divice while holding volume down, I can see fast boot but cannot go to recovery as it shows only the white screen with HTC logo.
    I have tried to “clear storage” but nothing. Booting without sd card is not helping.I can see in my Bootloader that i am on “Revolutionary”, S-off, HBOOT 6.93.1002
    Any ideas??

    • Milan Rai

      For HTC Desire, always use the track ball to make selections. Never use the power button. Then everything will be fine.

  • drk1

    hi are you guys working for the new hboot ver 1.27.000?

  • HTC Sensation Z710e from IUSACELL (Mexico) with Android 2.3.4, Software Number 1.45.513.5; worked.

    REMARKS: The first time I flashed the root.zip file, I got an “instalation aborted”. So I rebooted into the OS; found out that the SuperUser was actually there, but AddFree (and other root-based apps), couldn’t find root. I rebooted into recovery mode and flashed again. This time I had success. Everything is running smoothly now.

    Now I gotta get a nice ICS AOSP rom.

    Thank you!

  • Faizan Patel

    Dear Friend
    I am using HTC Chacha with S on. I am trying to root my device but the S-on feature is not letting me to flash my device.
    Pls help by including HTC Chacha in your list or kindly let me know if there is some other way to root my device.
    Regards
    Faizan

  • CHSTR

    THANKS!

  • Dorian

    Works perfectly on my htc Wildfire!

    Thanks

  • android_3223

    What about HTC chacha is there a way to S-OFF?

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  • Saiful Zulkifli

    hai dear!…I want to root HTC DESIRE.
    When I put the beta key in Revolutionary, invalid beta key.
    why? help me please..^__^

    • Giel

      Same problem over here

  • Edie

    guys if anyone can help me please after i ran revolutionary i got a failed error message but my phone has s-off as well as it changed the hboot but i dont have recovery idk if i messed up my phone. please help me :/

  • Ston3_R!P

    hey thankx for you ..!!! i was searching root for many days..!! thankx alot again

  • austin

    i tried this on my htc incredible s and the installation process was aborted

  • John A

    It says “If the phone reboots to the clockworkmod recovery screen you are all set”. The title on clockworkmod recovery screen has been shortened to CWM which I didn’t immediately realise was the same thing.

  • Ashish S

    I tried to use with myTouch, but its not supported. I request to please provide the steps to gain the root access and flash the ROM and update my mobile OS. The details for HTC mytouch is as below;

    SAPPHIRE PVT 32A SHIP S-ON G
    HBOOT-1.33.0013 (SAPP31000)
    CPLD-13
    RADIO-2.22.28.25
    OCT 21 2009,22:33:27

  • Sammar C

    Is the link to the root.zip file still valid, because I get to the site but not the download

    • It’s there, just very hidden (stupid hosting company). Just click the Download or Watch button in the center. Then click the Download button under the giant arrow on the next page.