Unlocking Bootloader and Rooting Phone Instructions

Root HTC Chacha

Go to https://www.htcdev.com/

Register and select your device.

Unlocking Bootloader Instructions

Take the following steps to Unlock your Device’s Bootloader, follow these steps at your own risk.

Step 1

Remove and reinsert the battery then proceed to step 2. For devices without a removable battery, long press the power key then select restart. Hold down the volume down key while restarting to start the device in Bootloader mode.

Step 2

Press Volume Down and Power to start the device into Bootloader mode.

Step 3

Use the Volume buttons to select up or down. Highlight Fastboot and press the Power button.

Step 4

Connect the device to the computer via a usb cable and download fastboottools.rar file.

Step 5

On your computer create a new folder (For Example: C:\fastboottools) where we will be extracting the fastboottools.rar following 3 files in this new folder:

  • adb.exe
  • AdbWinApi.dll
  • fastboot.exe
  • recovery.img [Recovery] CWM 5.0.2.8 – Yummy Chocolate mod

Note: for Mac OS X and Linux you will only need adb and fastboot.

Step 6

Open up command prompt. ( Start > Run > Type CMD,). The window that appears is called Command Prompt.

Step 7

Navigate to where you unzipped the ZIP file and go to the folder you just created (For Example: If you created the folder in C:\fastboottools, then you would type in Command Prompt: cd c:\fastboottools).

Step 8

Type in Command Prompt: fastboot oem get_identifier_token.

Step 9

You will see a long block of text. Copy and paste this text into the the token field below (in the command prompt: Right Click > Mark > highlight the block of text > Right click to copy).

You will see one of the following two screens:

Ref. 9a

Ref. 9b

When copying the token, start with this line:

<<<< Identifier Token Start >>>> 

And end with this line:

<<<<< Identifier Token End >>>>> 

(Note: Only copy the highlighted sections above by right click mark select the text and press ENTER. Do not copy the INFO or (bootloader) prefix)

Step 10

Paste this string of text into the token field and hit Submit in order to receive your unlock code binary file. You will receive this information in your email.

Example:

Submit your Device Identifier Token in: http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/unlock-instructions/page-3

Step 11

You will receive an email with the attachment: Unlock_code.bin. Save this file in the same folder as your fastboot files (For Example: C:\fastboottools).

If, after a short period of time, you have not yet received the mail, or you have received an email from HTC, but does not contain an attached file, it is possible that more stringent spam filters and anti-virus programs will block this mail or attachment.

In order to ensure that you receive the email with the attachment, we suggest you consider using a non-corporate email server as corporate servers tend to have more stringent attachment policies. If you have not received the email at all, please check your spam folder in your email client to check if the email was filtered out.

Step 12

In the command prompt type: fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin. In the command prompt you will see the following message:

Step 13

On your phone you will now see the disclaimer. Please read this carefully as this action may void your warranty. Use the Volume buttons to highlight your choice, and the Power button to make your selection. If you select Yes, your phone will be reset to its’ factory default settings, and your bootloader will be unlocked. If you select No, your phone will reboot and no modifications will have been made.

Step 14

To re-lock your bootloader, in the command prompt, type: fastboot oem lock.

Note: This will not restore the factory default lock, but will simply re-lock the bootloader so no further changes can be made. Furthermore, if you want to unlock your bootloader again, simply repeat step 12 with your original unlock key file to unlock your phone again.

You’re Ready To Go!

Congratulations! You have successfully unlocked your bootloader.

Step 15

Remove and reinsert the battery then proceed to step 2. For devices without a removable battery, long press the power key then select restart. Hold down the volume down key while restarting to start the device in Bootloader mode.

Step 16

Press Volume Down and Power to start the device into Bootloader mode.

Step 17

Use the Volume buttons to select up or down. Highlight Fastboot and press the Power button.

Step 18

Connect the device to the computer via a usb cable

and go in the same folder as your fastboot files (For Example: C:\fastboottools). Now press Shift and right click and press Open command window here. Type in Command prompt: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and flash the Clock WorkMod Recovery.

CWM recovery

Step 19

  1. Go to bootloader select recovery.
  2. Use keyboard navigation keys to navigate in recovery Go to mounts and storage and select mount USB storage.
  3. Download root file Superuser-3.0.7-efgh-signed.zip Put Superuser-3.0.7-efgh-signed.zip in your SD Card.
  4. Select Install zip from SD Card in recovery.
  5. Locate Superuser-3.0.7-efgh-signed.zip press enter
  6. Highlight Yes and press enter.

Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your phone.

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