How to Root & Install Custom Recovery in HTC Chacha – Tutorial

HTC Chacha LogoHTC Chacha, one of the great phone with a dedicated facebook phone can now be rooted and the S can be turned off. So, in the due course of this article we will check out about the same. This process of rooting and turning the S off will enable you to customize your phone in a whole new manner as you can install the custom ROMs, themes and also can benefit from using the extended list of applications so that you can make use of applications which requires the rooting access.

Disclaimer: Rooting will void the warranty straight away and also just in case if any damage happens to your device in the process of firmware update, we shall not be held responsible in any manner though it’s a very unlikely event if you follow each and every single instruction which is mentioned in the article.

So, without wasting much time, we will first up see on what are the quick list of things which you need to take care of in terms of pre requisites after which we will see the procedure to root and turn off the S in the HTC CHACHA phone. Please note that this process should only be applied to the phones which are unlocked devices which mean that the devices which can run on any of the operators sim card and is not a contract phone.

  • http://www.theweddinginvitationscompany.co.uk Adell

    Wow, that’s what I was seeking for, what a data! existing here at this webpage, thanks admin of this website.

  • nody

    my htc chacha doesn’t want to sync anything …. and can’t find the htc sync on my pc even if it exists …. and another htc chacha can find it in the same pc ….:/ what can i do?

  • m.assyrian

    I can’t use my browser and also facebook app when i connect to a vpn server. How can i use it ?

  • Shivamary0001

    hi, my cell phone shows wrong times for received and sent messages…the first is an hour earlier than the second …plz tell me what can i do:(

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      its a known issue of time stamp in ANdroid, to get the correct time, long press the message and seelct “Message details” to get the exact time

  • Waste of time!

    Can’t believe I’ve wasted so much time on this pathetic post!

  • Project Mj

    Man !! It Workss until i I Continue To Recovery Step ! I Left it And nothing happens .. Reply Please Should I Wait ?

  • Dominicana

    No body said that is work…is a fake..!!! nothing happend

  • Mohammad Talha Ghouri

    I have unlocked the boot loaded frm HTCDEV.com website

    but the file keeps on parsing and parsing and parsin

    any idea whats wrong?

  • APKbin.com Free APK Downloads

    cannot be done.. stuck on
    ” Parsing…[PH06IMG.zip] ”

    how i can pass this and go into recovery mode? i want to install a custom ROM!! please help and i have HTC Status from AT&T .. its already unlocked via htcdev.com.

    • Pradeep Neela

      you need to first unlock the boot loader officially

  • Philip

    do I need to repeat the same stuff in case I change the SD card. may be now I have a 4GB card and I change it 16Gb card.

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can change the micro sd card! but recovery files should be there to maintain the root

  • Max

    Why did u post this fake guide???

    • Pradeep Neela

      this is not a fake guide please refer to the source!

  • rot

    So where is this How to Root & Install Custom Recovery in HTC Chacha – Tutorial?!!?!?!

    • Pradeep Neela

      this is the article which you are looking for!

      • rot

        It does show how to do it but it only says about Root & Install Custom Recovery in HTC Chacha, Where is the article that shows how to do it?

  • Nienke

    Oke, this won’t work?
    On the internet i see you will need a xtc-clip.
    Now i understand why this is not working.

    Ore is there somebody that will guaranty that this works?

  • Nienke

    Oke, let’s try this…

  • Severly Fustrated

    am I understanding that you need to copy the PHO6img.zip file to the phone (drag drop file) and then UNZIP it on the phone?

    atm I get same hang up at…
    No Image found etc
    ..
    Parsing…[PH06IMG.zip]

    • Neela Pradeep

      dont unzip in your phone, you need to use it as a whole!

  • Arno

    It doesn’t find the PHO6img.zip file when it goes it to boot?! Help!

  • Shahib ahmed

    \Once you enter into the HBoot, the phone will scan the PH06IMG.zip which you have placed in the SD Card. Now, you need to enter into the Recovery mode by pressing the power button and the Volume key which will take you to the clock work mod recovery.\
    i couldn’t make it to mod recovery… please describe this part again..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

      you need to first enter the device in the recovery mode!

  • sezostrice17

    oh shit! just parsing the image till the end.. until no battery..

  • http://android.net Danish Jamil

    I’ve put both files in SD Card.. When it comes to HBOOT, it gets the file PH06img.zip , but after that it’s saying
    Parsing…[PH06IMG.zip]
    i think it’s not working..?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      is it rooted phone?

  • Sudhir

    This procedure is not working for htc chacha with
    Hboot-1.04.0000
    microp-0557
    radio-7.47.35.17

    please help i would like to root my phone

  • ahetuki

    I don’t think this article is of any help. I have not seen a single positive response here.
    I kept the two files in the /mnt/sdcard dir. I also tried to place it in / dir and was denied for permission.

    On Hboot the loader fails to identify the two zip files. Either this article needs to be more elaborate or it should be deleted from this website.

    May be this guy doesn’t understand the whole process itself!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      we have noted the same, really apologize for the same! due to some bootloader issues, the devices are unable to get rooted!

  • Bacalan Boy

    I am confused:
    You talk about s-off, you show a screen capture where we can read \BUZZ PVT SHIP S-ON\, you say that \we should see S-OFF\, but you say that the screen capture with \BUZZ PVT SHIP S-ON\ corresponds to s-off ?
    I have the same screen as the one you captured, am I s-on or s-off ?
    Could you clarify a bit please. Thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      If u are able to install any zip then s on is off or else u need to s off.

  • Iain

    image file doesn’t exist or is wrong, you’re full of shit.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      install and extract the same as mentioned int he article!

  • almodovar

    I can’t even select HBOOT. It only lets me choose from FASTBOOT, RECOVERY, CLEAR STORAGE and SIMLOCK. Please let me know if I’m doing something wrong. Its my first time rooting. Thanks.

  • Daniel

    I pressed the volume up key but there is no flashing process. Do you mind making a youtube video please?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      due to some issues we can’t come up with the video but please follow the instructions, these should help you!

  • Daniel

    Now, you will have to press the Volume Up key and then the flashing process will be started, once its done you will then be asked to reboot he phone manually. How does it works? I press the volume up key but it shows nothing. There is no flashing process??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes daniel, its mentioned in the article!

  • pissed off user

    why take all this effort to make a fake guide? The screenshot for the HBOOT is not a ChaCha screen. If this is indeed true. Either show a video or correct screenshot of ChaCha hboot. This is showing Buzz.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we have only shown the same for reference!

  • Joseph

    its says no image or wrong image

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      THERE ARE ISSUES WITH THE DOWNLOAD SERVER, WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF FIXING!

  • Nishant

    and when you asked SEIDOS to place the file in your phonec did you mean the phone memory? Cause right now its in my SD card.

  • Nishant

    Okay so I don’t want to mess this thing up so as a precautionary step i want to as you something.

    I placed the files in the phone and then when i booted with the volume key down, i see the same page as in your tutorial and there’s a fast scan that takes place and that PH file is scanned. Now I am on that screen only and my S is ON. What to do next?

  • saeidos

    if you mean by that the files that I downloaded from your link, well, i did that, but nothing!

  • saeidos

    doesn’t wanna work… i have a HTC CHACHA, s-on, and followed your steps, but after i disabled the fastboot and turned it off… turned it on with the volume button pressed down…. it check the file and said no image, and nothing else happened… what else should be done?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you need to place the image file in the phone!

      • ahetuki

        How did you place the two files in the phone and where? Can you explain this step in detail? thanks.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          you need to place both in the sd card!

  • BJ

    Is this a guaranteed fix to change S-ON to S-OFF?
    I am fairly active on various forums, including XDA and this method won’t guarantee the S-OFF they claim.

    Any tips?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you need to try the same!

  • shashank

    can i apply this method for making s off on my htc wildfire s ….?????/

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, not for Wildfire s as its only for HTC CHACHA!

      • Andrius

        I have a question, did you try this on HTC CHA CHA, couse images is not from chacha, i tried to turn s-off – no result, still on. the manager finds PH06IMG.zip, but do nothing with it.