This tutorial will teach you how to root your HTC Desire S (HBOOT “2.00.0002″)
The most awaited model, at least after the success of its predecessor, is the HTC Desire S. As a novelty we find the presence of a front camera ( VGA ) for video calls, and a new one-piece body, which is made of aluminum.
The screen is still maintained at 3.7 inches , as the main camera, with 5 megapixels. The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 , together with 768MB of RAM and a 1450mAh battery.
The internal storage is only 1.1GB, but expandable via microSD cards. Strange that HTC has decided not to incorporate NFC technology in this device, intended to be a bestseller.
The HTC Desire S has a new version of HTC Sense.
The screen is a SuperLCD, already being used in HTC Desire HD, or the latest Nexus One and Desire.
HTC Sense has been included in an application. This has been specially designed for video calls , with support for both models: the VGA one on the Desire S, and the 1.3-megapixel on HTC Flyer. Anyway, let’s hope HTC will clarify which devices are compatible and supported.
The interface is very simple, something we can expect after the first step taken by Apple with its Facetime.
Leveraging more than the front camera, HTC has chosen to include new applications such as Mirror , which acts as a mirror.
How To Root HTC Desire S
The HTC Desire S has started to enjoy the privileges given by a root process a long time ago. We have posted a tutorial for S-OFF and root of HTC Desire S. However, the tutorial, especially the part for S-OFF is only valid for the following versions HBOOT “0.98.0000″ and “0.98.0002″ but not for HBOOT “2.00.0002″ version, too.
I should also specify that the file that allows the root on HTC Desire S in the same tutorial (step 2) may not be suited with this version of HBOOT, so in order to avoid any risk I propose a new tutorial with which you will root your HTC Desire with an HBOOT “2.00.0002″. It’s more convenient and simpler, too, because it is the “One Click Solution”. This means that with one click you have already finished.
According to the creator of this guide, the process is valid for an HTC Desire S HBOOT “2.00.0002″ running on Gingerbread 2.3.5 with locked Bootloader. I cannot advise you regarding other versions of Android but I recommend you research on XDA Thread see what other solutions are available there.
The interest of this tutorial is to help you in the root process of HTC Desire S. I never fail to warn you that the operation poses a risk: the damage of your Smartphone could appear. The warranty of your device could also be lost. Do not continue unless you know what you do and if you are willing to accept the consequences because our team will not be responsible in case the root process fails.
HTC Desire S Root process
- Download Super One Click v2.2 (Link to XDA) [File size: 1.83 MB] and unzip the zip file on your desktop or wherever you can find it easily
- Make sure that HTC Sync is not installed on your PC; if it is, then uninstall it
- Enable USB Debugging on your HTC Desire S, then connect it to your PC in the charging mode
- Super One Click needs to be launched
- Make sure the dropdown menu to the right displays AUTO
- AND finally, click the ROOT button.
- The root process will start and you should see the following message:[+] Found a Gingerbread! 0×00017118 [*] Scooting … [*] Sending 149 Zergling … [+] Zerglings found a way to enter! 0×10 [+] Overseer found a path! 0x000171e0 [*] Sending 149 Zergling … [+] Zerglings Caused Crash (good news): 0x401219c4 0×0054 [*] Researching Metabolic Boost … [+] Speedlings on the go! 0xafd26019 0xafd39ef7 [*] Popping 24 more Zergling [*] Sending 173 Zergling … [+] Rush did it! It’s a GG, man! [+] Killing and restarting ADB as root … enjoy!
To make sure that the root process on your HTC Desire S has been done properly, go to the Market Manager or ROM and install Titanium backup.
If you have any questions on how to root HTC Desire S, please let us know.