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.


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

  2. 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?

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

  4. 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:(

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

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

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

  8. Mohammad Talha Ghouri

    I have unlocked the boot loaded frm website

    but the file keeps on parsing and parsing and parsin

    any idea whats wrong?

  9. Free APK Downloads

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

    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

  10. 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.

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

  11. Why did u post this fake guide???

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

    • this is the article which you are looking for!

      • 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?

  13. 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?

  14. Oke, let’s try this…

  15. Severly Fustrated

    am I understanding that you need to copy the 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

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

  17. \Once you enter into the HBoot, the phone will scan the 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..

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

  19. I’ve put both files in SD Card.. When it comes to HBOOT, it gets the file , but after that it’s saying
    i think it’s not working..?

  20. This procedure is not working for htc chacha with

    please help i would like to root my phone

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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??

  27. 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.

  28. its says no image or wrong image

  29. 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.

  30. 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?

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

  32. 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?

  33. 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?

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