HTC made Wildfire S is a popular, low-budget Smartphone of 2011. The time period of 2 years is huge for the Smartphone world. It is changing so fast that Wildfire S is now an old, outdated phone. It is very low in the processing power department. The phone has only a 600 MHz ARM 11 processor. But still you can run modified Android Jelly Bean on it. You can give your phone a new life by upgrading it to the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.2). In this way, your phone will be able to access the modern apps and functions of Android.
The handset will be flashed with a custom ROM named AOKP. There is no official Jelly Bean for HTC Wildfire S. It is because Google frowns upon installing its latest brand of Android on a device with such low firepower. This custom ROM , AOKP is specially designed for running with low-speed processors and less RAM. That is why it is most suitable for your handset.
You shall have to agree with this disclaimer to proceed.
“I fully understand the risk involved in updating my HTC Wildfire S by using this method. I shall try this process on my HTC Wildfire S phone or any other device by my own responsibility. I know that this website is not, in any way, responsible for any damage to my handset during the updating of my phone.”
If you have no problem with that then you may proceed. I wish you good luck, mate.
You are going to playing and tweaking with your phone’s system which is not 100% safe. You need to understand that there is some risk involved. Risk of getting your phone “bricked”.
So, if you are a complete novice in such things like rooting or flashing, it is always advisable to seek help from an experienced fellow, one who can guide you in case of unexpected situations.
The data should be backed up before hand. All the data, videos and images stored inside the internal storage of your phone will be deleted during the process. So, save those valuable data somewhere. You can use cloud services to save the contacts and messages. You can also transfer files to PC.
Do not let the phone switch off due to battery drainage. You should have charged it to a level of, at least, 70% before starting this process. Remember, if it dies for lack of power during the updating, the phone would be bricked.
Moreover, most of the handsets do not like rooting or modifying the company provided ROM. so, rooting your pone may make your warranty invalid.
- A HTC Wildfire S mobile phone which must be rooted. If you do not know how to root this phone then see the video below and do what is directed.
- A USB data cable
- A PC or Notebook computer
- Active internet connection
- How to Root HTC Wildfire S
This is step by step guide to toot HTC Wildfire S android mobile handset. Come here and learn about it
How to Root HTC Wildfire S | Video
How to Do it?
- Open your PC or Notebook computer and connect it with internet.
- Download the firmware file from here.
- Now, it is the time to connect your handset with the PC via USB data cable or Bluetooth to transfer the downloaded file to the phone’s SD card.
- Disconnect the device.
- Reboot the phone into recovery mode.
- You need to delete all the system data present in the phones internal memory. For that reason you need to select “wipe cache partition” and “wipe data factory reset”. The phone will become a clean slate once again.
- Now select “install zip from sd card”.
- Click on “choose zip from sd card” and find out the custom ROM file from the SD card.
- Select it and the update will begin.
- You need wait for some time for the process to be completed.
- After the completion of the process you need to select “go back” and then “reboot now”.
- Your HTC Wildfire S will be restarted and you can see the slick Jelly Bean screen on your phone.
What is AOKP?
AOKP is a custom ROM built for Android. The AOKP is the acronym of “Android Open Kang Project”. It is developed by senior xda developers forum member vijendrahs from Bangalore, India. It is originally built for HTC Desir and HTC Nexus 7. This firmware is based upon Android Jelly Bean. You can check the the forum thread from here.
Possibility of Success and Failure
This upgrading process is intended for HTC Wildfire S only. Do not try to do it on any other phone, including the original HTC Wildfire.
This method is tried and tested successfully in a lot of devices. But still, it is impossible to say that everybody will be successful. It may depend on many other factors. But, it is believed that if you do it rightly then your chances of failure are pretty low. do not forget to share your expereience with us. Some of you may face trouble during the operation. Do not forget to post your query here, guys.
Geza from Hungary on August 05, 2017:
Thank you! Excelent job!
I have never thought that I can use my old phone again!
Best all of you,
R4GE_VipeRzZ on April 20, 2015:
Nearly perfect, only problem is that the camera app doesn't work properly. But apart from that it is perfect well defiantly recommend.
RAJA HUZAIFA FAIZAN on March 05, 2015:
bad bakwas 30 mnts extracting content can be running and cannot be play
Oscar Ortega on January 25, 2015:
It is real. It works. Thank you for posting this!!!
Aly punjabi on November 19, 2014:
It's not useful & its fake
ahmed tariq on August 03, 2014:
if i update it n face any prblm so how can i remove this update n is it safe?
Rahul Sachan on July 03, 2014:
Wifi hotspot is not working in this package.
ARSHAD SAIN on June 20, 2014:
HOW CAN I UPDATE SOFTWARE PLZ HELP ME
zahir khan on June 09, 2014:
How can I update my handset software plz help me!
Caio on February 18, 2014:
It says "Installation aborted" What can I do??
HElp on January 26, 2014:
I installed jelly beans and everything seems to be working but when i want to typ something it says that "" xperia keybord stopped"" how can i fix this?? please help
uzair on December 15, 2013:
is it safe to upgrade are there any issue if I upgrade it
kalyan on December 08, 2013:
Thanku sooo much....
Howardandra on December 01, 2013:
Hello..i have a problem.I have updated to 4.1.2 to htc wildfire s.When i want to type any text in message,contacts or anywhere i doesn't show keyboard to type,,kindly help me out
anwer on November 23, 2013:
it is good working
Javier on November 17, 2013:
Going great, but the keyboard does not work, what can be the problem?
Aqib Mushtaq on November 16, 2013:
what is effect of this upgrade on speed of the device??
Daniel on November 06, 2013:
Nice mod. I'm enjoying this. I have one issue though. My screen remains blank when I have an incoming call so I can't tell who is calling me.
Can someone help me with this
sohail zahid on November 02, 2013:
Awesome its wroking........thanks dude save m2 from 2.3.5
Vebaiz Maneka on October 29, 2013:
Is it save please tell?(FOR HTC WILDFIRE S)
MobiMast on October 19, 2013:
Dear All Plese help now htc rhyme update 4.0 ?
Marius on October 04, 2013:
will I lose my phonebook and/or data already existing on my phone? thnks
shafi on October 02, 2013:
anybody can tell me its safe plz plz tll me ...........thnkx
yousaf on September 11, 2013:
how can i root it??????
Ehab Sakr on September 04, 2013:
Done & Very good.
but there is a problem with the camera driver i think
Mike on August 29, 2013:
Done, thought it takes long to start up
Salman Zaidi on July 31, 2013:
I had the same problem as you have it now. I rooted my devices as per the instructions in the following website
After that, It worked fine for me.
Good luck :)
markolazic on July 28, 2013:
I am stuck with a red triangle, after selecting recovery mode. Any help?
Mahboob on July 22, 2013:
How can i Root it.
Abdul Khader Ammar on July 12, 2013:
After reboot loading screen stays forever.. plz help me what to do for it?
rohit on June 26, 2013:
Is it safe???
Sazzad on June 19, 2013:
I'm Sazzad, I live in Bangladesh. How can I upgrade my Htc WF. It made by china. Can it possible to upgrade my phn.
Faraz on June 07, 2013:
Bro does it work alright? Are there any bugs like video not playing.. etc etc?
Bunty on June 03, 2013:
its awesome man...... I done!!!! it with your steps and it done....
Thanks a lot ....!!!! :)
Rajesh Bhuin (author) from India on June 02, 2013:
Thank you Miss Bridges for your kind words and for encouraging me.
Hamza Arshad from Pakistan on June 02, 2013:
great hub...very interesting and useful information by u...keep it up :)
Rajesh Bhuin (author) from India on May 19, 2013:
The best thing about Android is its endless possibilities @ZungTran. There are many such cool custom ROMs available in the market.
Thank you man for being the first commentator in any of my hubs.
Tran Z from Dublin on May 18, 2013:
Good hub! I used to have my HTC Desire Z running stock JB (CM10.1 if I recall correctly), but after a while it slowed down so bad I couldn't even switch apps. Afterwards, I switched over to a port of Sense 4 from HTC One V - it ran smoothly until today. The reason might be that One V is optimized to run with 512MB of RAM, or possibly I had a bad port.
Anyway, good stuff. Wished I knew about AOKP earlier! :)