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How to Gain Storage Space - HTC Wildfire S

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How to Gain Storage Space - HTC Wildfire S

The HTC Wildfire series is well-known for its lack of storage space for applications. I have been asked by a couple of people for a way to save space, usually by removing crapware, but the method I am about to share is much more complete.

I advise you read these steps through several times, thoroughly before attempting them yourself. Here we go... 

Part one - on your computer:

  1. Download and copy this file to your SD Card, not in any folders.
  2. Download and copy this file to your SD Card, again not in any folders.

Part two - on your phone:

Your phone should be off with the battery and SD Card inserted.

  1. Hold down the power and volume down keys. Your phone will turn on and display a white menu; wait until it prompts you for an update.
  2. Use the volume keys to scroll (volume up - scroll up; volume down - scroll down) and click the power button to select 'OK' to accept the update.
  3. Once the phone has updated and the screen is still, take the battery out of the phone.

Part three - on your phone:

Your phone should be off with the battery and SD Card inserted.

  1. Hold down the power and volume down keys. Your phone will do the same as in the previous step; turn on and display a menu on a white background. You should wait several seconds until the screen is still.
  2. Use the volume keys to scroll (volume up - scroll up; volume down - scroll down) and select 'Recovery'. You will see the HTC logo then a menu on a black screen will pop up.
  3. Use the volume keys, as before, to scroll to and select 'install zip from SD card'.
  4. Use the volume keys, as before, to scroll to and select 'choose zip from SD card'.
  5. Use the volume keys, as before, to scroll to and select 'root.zip'.
  6. Use the volume keys, as before, to scroll to and select 'yes'. The phone will then install several things which will give you more control over the applications on it and allow you to delete any of them if you so choose. You should wait until the screen is still again.
  7. Take the battery out of your phone.
  8. Turn your phone on normally.

Part four - on your phone:

Your phone should be turned on.

  1. Download Root Explorer from the Android Market or another source.
  2. Open Root Explorer once it has installed. Root Explorer is a file manager, much like Astro except it has greater access to the files stored on your phone.
  3. A pop-up will appear prompting you to 'allow Superuser permissions'. Check 'always allow' and click 'yes'.
  4. Scroll down to and select 'System'. You can scroll normally now.
  5. Select 'App'. The folder 'App' is where all the applications that were on the phone when you bought it are stored.
  6. Click 'mount RW' (read/write) in the top, right-hand corner.
  7. Tap and hold on any entry and select 'Delete' to remove an application. A pop up will ask you to confirm the action: If you are sure, simply click yes. Identifying applications can be difficult because the files do not have the same names as the applications themselves, but they are similar. The icons at the left of the names will help you to work out what to delete.
  8. Once you have deleted the applications you want to, click the home key to exit the app.
  9. Turn your phone off and then back on to ensure the deleted applications are in fact deleted.

Note: UltraLinx does not take responsibility for any damage done to your phone from this tutorial. It is possible to damage your phone when carrying out these steps so please take care and follow the instructions provided to the letter.

Good luck, and use the new space you have on your phone wisely!