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.

20 responses to “How To: Load a Custom ROM on the HTC Wildfire”

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  2. dilip says:

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

  3. CheekyMonkey says:

    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

  4. CheekyMonkey says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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…………

  5. Karan says:

    wipe data as in factory setttings?

  6. Karan says:

    wipe data as in factory setttings?

  7. Karan says:

    wipe data as in factory setttings?

  8. Skynet5 says:

    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.

  9. Thomas says:

    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 says:

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

    • premkumar says:

      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. 

  10. M13357 says:

    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!).

  11. Mangoestje says:

    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?

  12. The_dancing_penguin says:

    htc wildfire or wildfire s?

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