Sunday, August 19, 2012


So friends we welcome you for the tutorials of HTC CHACHA and we can able to install custom recoverys os cwm....
I have spent 4 hours today attempting to get root on my HTC Chacha. I’ve spent many more hours in the past trying this, too, and today I finally got it.
The most important move in all of this is getting into the bootloader. Firstly you must turn fastboot off – and this is done through the normal OS – by selecting Menu->Settings->Power->Fastboot (ensure this is unticked). To get into the bootloader, from now on, do this – power off the phone. Next, hold down the “volume down” button while pressing the power button. You will get a boot screen that looks like the following:
My HTC Chacha Boot Screen Before Unlocking
My HTC Chacha Boot Screen Before Unlocking
You will note that my phone (bought from Amazon in the UK) has S-On.
I tried everything I could think of. I downloaded a goldcard making application but could never make it work. Nothing was successful until I found this post:
In case it is deleted I will reproduce parts of it here as it was exactly what I went through to unlock and root my phone.

Backing Up

Needless to say you should back up your phone. Why? Because the next stage will result in your phone being wiped and returned to factory default stage. I didn’t realise this and lost all my data. You can be smarter than me.

Follow HTC’s Bootloader Unlock Steps

Go to You will have to register an account on the website with an e-mail address, username, and password. Next – you choose the device type you want to unlock.
Select the Device Type (HTC Chacha) from HTC's Website
Select the Device Type (HTC Chacha) from HTC's Website
Follow the instructions. It will start with (probably) flashing a new version of HBOOT onto your phone.
I had a problem with this as the application would fail to connect to the bootloader from Windows 7 64-bit. The solution to this was found at and required one to go to the start button, type “Device Manager”<enter>, under Other Devices there was an “Android Device” – right click on that and select “Update Driver Software…”, select “Browse my computer for driver software”, select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”, and select “My HTC”, click “Next”. Now re-run the HTC HBOOT application again.
After a successful HBOOT upgrade the boot screen looks like this:
HTC Chacha Bootloader After Unlocking
HTC Chacha Bootloader After Unlocking
Just continue following the instructions given. Eventually you’ll receive an e-mail with a key to use in the process.
If you successfully follow the instructions you’ll end up with a bootloader screen that looks like the following:
Boot Screen After Following All The HTC Bootloader Unlock Instructions
Boot Screen After Following All The HTC Bootloader Unlock Instructions

Getting Root

Now you need to get root. To do this you can use something called “ZergRush” (apparently named after the game Starcraft). This gets temporary root on the phone which is used to then install “su”. I downloaded a first version which didn’t have the necessary zergRush utility. I then found the one I needed and here is a magnet (torrent) link magnet:?xt=urn:btih:F8E51F8557F49C26A76B191F04763CAC1F33AED6& link to It was a matter of extracting the zip and running the batch file (although I did each step manually).

Putting ClockworkMod Recovery On

I had to put the clockworkmod recovery application on manually. The ClockworkMod application can be installed from the Marketplace but it won’t install the recovery part because the Chacha isn’t a recognised device. You can install it manually and to do so you need to obtain from somewhere (I got it from a link from this postwhich linked to However I suggest you try this magnet:?xt=urn:btih:1CDE3E990246F017B9148FF1D97DB3F3A2D1B658& magnet link.
One you have this zip file you need to extract “recover.img” from it. Then put your phone into the bootloader, select “fastboot”, and plug in the USB cable.
Next run the following command from your Android SDK toolkit: fastboot flash recovery c:\temp\recovery.img (or wherever you put the recovery.img file).
All done! You can now get into clockworkmod recovery!

CyanogenMod 7.2.0

Next I visited the xdadevelopers thread on mods for the HTC ChaCha. I downloaded the CyanogenMod mod (release number 20120201-0150) and copied it to my sdcard root – then restarted in clockworkmod recovery (making a backup first, of course) and installed CyanogenMod. I also downloaded the google apps from the same forum thread – and used clockworkmod recovery to install this zip file, too.
My HTC ChaCha Running CyanogenMod 7.2.0
My HTC ChaCha Running CyanogenMod 7.2.0
Finally! A dialer that doesn’t crash my phone! That’s the second time I had to move to CyanogenMod to escape HTC’s atrocious and dysfunctional software development (on the Desire Z the messaging service took minutes to send messages, on the ChaCha the dialer would always crash).
CyanogenMod Details on HTC ChaCha Phone
CyanogenMod Details on HTC ChaCha Phone


I almost wish I found these earlier:


Thanks to: who have liked this article so much they are re-using the images of my phone.
I’m pleased that by going to the effort of documenting what I did I am making life a little bit easier for others.

Update 2012-07-30

I’m now using CyanogenMod ROM build from 2012-07-24 which is available at (torrent) magnet link magnet:?xt=urn:btih:825E19D3E67E6630CB2C5D604E748131B6BE0F61& It’s also available from the link at the xda-developers thread. The below screenshot shows the Settings -> About Phone screen for this ROM.
HTC Chacha Running CyanogenMod 7 Built 2012-07-24

Saturday, July 14, 2012



If you own a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread DDKQ5 or DDKQ6 version, you can now easily root your device. If you are unsure what version your phone is running, you can verify by heading to Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version, in which you can find valuable information on what type of firmware version your device has.

What is Rooting?

For those of you who are not familiar with rooting, it is like jailbreaking your phone to support neat new features normally not found on a smartphone. There are many benefits you can have once you gain root access on your device. For example, you can make your phone run faster, install custom ROMs, and install (sideload) applications from third-party sources.
Along with great functionalities and features rooting has to offer, it also has some downsides. Once you root your device, you are also (possibly) voiding its warranty. Although, there is usually the option of unrooting your device by updating it with a stock ROM. Overall, rooting can be a win-win situation.


  • Just in case your phone data, call log, text messages, and media files get erased in the process, you need to backup those files as a precautionary measure.
  • In order for the rooting process to begin, it is highly suggested that you need to at least charge your phone to 60%.
  • You also need to enable USB Debugging on your phone. This can be enabled by heading to Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
  • Lastly, close all potentially conflicting applications on your computer such as antivirus software, Samsung Kies PC Suite, and firewall software as they tend to disrupt or block the rooting process. If you do have other unnecessary applications that cause your phone delays, you should uninstall them or remove them as well.
Once the necessary preparations have been done, you are now ready to proceed to the rooting instructions.

Rooting Instructions

  1. Download the latest Galaxy ACE Rooting Package to your computer. Get the file here(about 925 KB).
  2. Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable.
  3. Copy the downloaded ZIP file to your phone’s SD card without renaming or modifying the file.
  4. Reboot into recovery mode. Turn off your phone. Then, simultaneously press and hold the Volume Up + OK button, and press the Power button.
  5. Your phone will boot to the recovery mode screen. From here, choose “Install zip from SD Card” and select “Choose Zip from SD”.
  6. Using the Volume Up and Volume Down keys, locate the ZIP file that you just copied to your SD card (the one named “”). Press the Power button to select it.
  7. Wait for about 5 – 10 minutes for the rooting process to finish.
  8. Once the rooting process is done, your phone will automatically reboot. If it fails to do so, head back to the main menu by selecting “++++ Go Back ++++” and select “Reboot System Now” to manually reboot your phone.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Ace. You can now enjoy the benefits of having a rooted device.


NOW how to Install Android 4.0.4 ICS Update on Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 with CyanogenMod 9 Firmware Rom. We have good news for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 users, now you can install Android 4.0 Ice Scream Sandwich ICS OS on Galaxy Ace with the help of flashing the software. Already Samsung stated that there is no ICS update for Galaxy Ace due to low hardware specifications. So Its very excitement that Cyanogen Mod 9 will give you maximum potential that you can enjoy a lot and able to see hidden settings in your phone. You can do that all steps with given steps, its so easy. if you have any error or confuses then you comment below and we will solve your problems. Below you can see the phone status from which firmware and kernel it was running and how much ram will be going to be use in this ROM.

Its previews version have some bugs and errors so that all bugs and errors are solved in this version. (i.e Camera was not working in old ROM) and one more think is important that is this ROM can be installed only on rooted devices.

Before the Update your Device, first note that your device your device should be already rooted. then you will also need to wipe data so that your new unofficial CyanogenMod Mode 9 based ICS Beta 8 firmware install easily. Now you can upgrade your device to ICS if you need any help then just use our comments area. we will always help you. 

Features of CyanogenMod 9 ROM

With this ROM you can enjoy new futures like boot, GSM (phone/messages/GPRS/EDGE/3G), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HW Acceleration (full), Sound, Headphones, GPS. All sensors like (proximity, rotation etc), Cyanogen Mod settings (not all, it’s not fully merged by CyanogenMod team, not my fault), Market (now you can download all apps available for Gio with GB), Fixed animations (now it looks so good), Facebook sync, Buttons backlight, GMail fully works, Browser fully works, ICS keyboard Games. 

Update Galaxy ACE S5830 to CyanogenMod 9
ClockWorkMod is a must have tool for any geek with an android device. CWM is a recovery tool for android phone which gives you options to install, recover android firmwares. Lets discuss how to install CWM ClockWorkMod on Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830.

Prerequisites ! Download link 

How to install CWN ClockworkMod on Galaxy Ace S5830

  • Copy on SDcard
  • Completely switch off the phone
  • Reboot by pressing Home+Power button and then release only the power button
  • Now goto apply update from sdcard >> then select the
  • That`s it... After the process completed reboot your phone.

Now you will have ClockWorkMod(CWM) on your phone. Next time when you Reboot by pressing Home+Power button your phone will go to ClockWorkMod(CWM).

** Links updated for new CWM 5 **

Video Guide YouTube Link



Step 1. Download the zip file for the ICS CM9 from here. Click Download. The file name should be the file which was 125mb file size. Click Download and save it on your PC.

Step 2. Now connect the smartphone to your computer and then move the above firmware zip on the phone’s SDcard. Now disconnect the device from the PC and then proceed and power off the phone.

Step 3 Enter into recovery mode by pressing and holding the menu center button and power button together. In case it boots into normal mode, then you should repeat the action. Remember that this should be done when the phone is OFF.

Step 4 When Clockmod Recovery shows it main screen you need to select the option that says ‘install zip from sdcard’ and then ‘choose zip from sdcard’. Select the zip file you’ve moved at step 2 and then confirm the installation of the new firmware files.

Step 5 When the update is complete you need to get back to the main recovery menu and select ‘reboot system now’. Please note that your phone will perform its first boot with the new custom ROM. Also, this might take a while before loading all the apps and the Android ICS home screen.

However, in case the first boot take too long to load it means that something went wrong and you will need to repeat all the above steps.

That’s it, you have installed CyanogenMod 9 with Android 4.0.3 ICS on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. If you have any problems on this rom comment here we will find solution for your problem.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How to Root & Install Custom Recovery in HTC Chacha [Tutorial]

How to Root & Install Custom Recovery in HTC Chacha [Tutorial]

Once of the greatest phone for the social networking which floats in the smart phone world is the innovation from HTC. The HTC Chacha is no doubt one of the best devices to have dedicated integration of Facebook to make the experience of social networking a unique and incredible one. In this particular post, we have come up with the steps to root your HTC Chacha in the recovery mode to install any custom. So lets head on to the important instruction and prerequisites before heading on to the steps to install custom recovery on your HTC Chacha.
Disclaimer: Rooting the device will void the warranty and just in case any damage or error occurs to your device while attempting the problem, shall not be head over to this website in any manner. The steps and tutorials published on this website is best to our knowledge and hence it is recommended to readers and users to attempt the procedure at their own risk.
Pre Requisistes:
Before proceeding to the installation procedure, it is important to ensure that you take the back up of all the important data like SMS, emails, files and other precious data being stored in the internal or external memory of your device in order to avoid any lose of data while attempting the procedure.

Steps to Root your HTC Chacha:

Step1: Firstly you need to download the CWM recovery package and also theSuper user file on your system. Post to this connect your HTC Chacha and importthe file on the external memory of your phone.
Step 2: Now disconnect the device and head on to settings. You need to disable the fast boot for which you need to go to settings>>>Power>>>Fast Boot and then turn it off. After this you need to press the Volume Down + Power button to bring your device in the HBoot option.
Step 3: Now the device will automatically scan the and will start the installation process. Once it is done press the Volume Up key and then start the flashing process and then manually reboot the device. Once your HTC device gets reboot, you again need to turn it off to bring it into the HBOOT mode. For this you need to press Volume Down key + Power button at the same instance.
Step 4: Once you reach to the HBOOT, you device will scan for the, which it place in the external memory. Now enter into therecovery mode by pressing the power button and Volume key.
Step 5: Now select the zip file which you imported having the name, “”. Select this file and press Yes to confirm the installation. It wil take few seconds and then the device will automatically reboot. That’s it you have now successfully rooted the device to install the super user on your HTC Chacha.
In case if you find any issues while attempting the process then please do consultwith use to get your problem addressed properly.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rooting HTC Wildfire

 Rooting HTC Wildfire (Froyo)


This guide is in fact a combination of two other guides:

I take no responsibility for whatever may happen to your phone.

To root, you first need to gain S-OFF, this part is taken from the first thread.

So here we go, 
- Before doing anything, make sure you have the latest HTC SYNC on your PC (get it from here).
- Connect your phone to PC and sync all your data (contacts, media, docs...etc.)
- Disconnect your phone, then uninstall HTC SYNC, but you must leave the drivers on your PC.
(i.e. Uninstall the htc sync program only, not the drivers)

S-OFFing the Device

Downgrade to HTC Froyo WWE for AlphaRevX "now named: Revolutionary" (HBOOT 1.01.0001)
It has been confirmed that AlphaRevX "Revolutionary" tool is not S-OFFing wildfire (buzz) 2.2.1, with HBOOT 1.01.0002!
Therefore, downgrading the HBOOT to 1.01.0001 is must for the meantime, to get an efficient S-OFF.
Lots of people seem to be having issues when trying to downgrade their Wildfire from a carrier-branded version (HBOOT 1.01.0002) to unbranded WWE (HBOOT 1.01.0001).

So, here’s a small package to help you do this.

click here.

If you have HBOOT 1.01.0001, you can skip to the step entitled Revolutionary

Extract this package somewhere you can find it, like your “Desktop” for example.

Step 1: run step1.bat from the package. This will downgrade your MISC partition to allow for the RUU downgrade.

At the end, GoldCardTool will start up, to allow you to create a goldcard which you will need before starting Step 2.

How to deal with Gold-Card Tool:
1. Switch off your phone, remove your microSD card.
2. Insert the microSD card into your card reader, connect it to your computer and format the card to FAT32 file system. 
3. Insert the card into your HTC Wildfire and power it on. 
4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled on your phone in Menu > Settings > Applications > Development. 
5. Connect the phone to your computer via USB and set the mode to charge only. 
6. Launch Gold-Card Tool on your computer and click ‘GetCID’. 
7. Copy the CID code from the text box and click the link shown below that text box to open it in your browser window. 
8. In the browser window, enter all the details required and submit that form. 
9. You should now get an email from PSAS. Open it and download the ‘GoldCard.img’ attachment. 
10. Now set your phone’s USB mode to Mass Storage. 
11. In Gold-Card Tool, click ‘Refresh’. 
12. Select your mounted SD card from the drop-down menu saying “HTC MMC:”
13. Click ‘Load Goldcard.img’ and select the file downloaded in Step 11. 
14. Click ‘Patch MMC’ and your Gold Card will be created. You may exit Gold Card Tool once done.
After you've made the goldcard, and patched it, continue with step 2.
• Step 2: run step2.bat from the package. This will downgrade your ROM version to HTC WWE Froyo for Wildfire (unbranded).
If you get a Customer ID error while doing this, your goldcard is not working!
Create a new goldcard and re-run step2.


* Steps: 
1st You need to get to: to download the tool, and to get your “beta key” which you’ll get in a pop-up window in the same download page after you click the download link for (windows version).
The “beta key” is a must; the tool won’t work without it!
You’ll be asked to provide your phone “serial no.”, typically it should be something like HTXXETDXXXXX, and you can get it from: 
Settings --> about phone --> phone identity. 

Now, do the following:
1. Run latest version of HTC Sync on your PC and connect phone in HTC Sync mode and sync all your files. Remove HTC Sync and not the drivers.
2. Reboot phone.
3. Settings->Applications->Development->Check “USB Debugging”.
4. Run Revolutionary and connect phone to PC in “Charge Only mode”.
5. Revolutionary should recognize your phone and show your Device Serial number.
7. Type out the “key” in the Revolutionary tool software, keeping in mind the upper and lower case letters and press enter (you can copy / paste the key).
8. Revolutionary should start doing its job and you’ll get S-OFF in less than 90 seconds.
9. If it takes longer, just wait for the 15 minutes mark, if nothing, then reboot phone and retry. 
(Some members got S-OFF after multiple tries)

Now, to get to actually rooting the phone by installing clockworkmod and subsequently, the superuser app.

1. Ensure that your SD Card is FAT32 then copy this to the root of your SD card:
2. Go into HBOOT(switch off phone and switch on while holding down the volume down button) and click yes when it asks you to update 
3. Remove the img file from your sd card and add this file:
4. Go into HBOOT and click Recovery!
5. Click install zip from sdcard (or some thing like that) (Protip: Navigate in the recovery with the trackpad, not the power button!)
6. Click choose zip from sdcard
7. Locate your zip and let it update
8. Boot into your now rooted phone and install ROM Manager from the market.
9. Open ROM manager and Install Clockword Mod recovery (or sth like that) twice in a row (this is important to ensure proper installation)

courtesy:xda forums 

Rooting after AlphaRevX!

Should also work with Revolutionary!

Okay, it took me some trying and stuff but I finaly found a way!

Okay, this is going to be simple step-by-step 

FirsT: Copy this to the root of your SD card:
Second: Go into HBOOT and click yes when it asks you to update (note: Please make sure your SD card is FAT32 and not FAT, it must be FAT32 for this step to work.

Third: Remove the img file from your sd card and add this file:

Fourth: Go into HBOOT and click Recovery!

Fifth: Click install zip from sdcard (or some thing like that) (Protip: Navigate in the recovery with the trackpad, not the power button!)

Sixth: Click choose zip from sdcard

Seventh Locate your zip and let it update

Have fun being free!

If you're having problems with the HBOOT not detecting the .zip update, please check if you SD card is FAT32.

courtesy:xda forums