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

Pre Requisistes:

  • Before proceeding, you need to back up all the data which is there stored in your phone memory as just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored easily. For your simplicity we have mentioned all the tips to backup and restore data. Please don’t backup or restore the data using the HTC Sync or any PC Suites.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”.

  • After this ensure that the phone is charged with the minimum of 70% so as to ensure that the device doesn’t get turned off in the process of firmware update. Also disable all the firewall tools as well as the antivirus suites so that these tools doesn’t interrupt the process of rooting and last but not the least enable the usb debugging from the path Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging as shown in the below image.

USB Debugging

Let’s head to the next page where we will see on how you can root and S Off the HTC Chacha phone.

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  1. Adell

    September 17, 2013 at 9:13 am

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

  2. nody

    November 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    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. m.assyrian

    June 23, 2012 at 3:15 am

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

  4. Shivamary0001

    June 10, 2012 at 3:02 am

    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:(

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 10, 2012 at 11:38 am

      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

  5. Waste of time!

    May 23, 2012 at 12:20 am

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

  6. Project Mj

    May 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

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

  7. Dominicana

    May 11, 2012 at 5:27 am

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

  8. Mohammad Talha Ghouri

    April 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    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

    April 21, 2012 at 2:47 am

    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

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 21, 2012 at 10:51 am

      you need to first unlock the boot loader officially

  10. Philip

    April 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    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

      April 21, 2012 at 11:04 am

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

  11. Max

    April 19, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Why did u post this fake guide???

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 19, 2012 at 11:35 pm

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

  12. rot

    April 8, 2012 at 3:17 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:05 am

      this is the article which you are looking for!

      • rot

        April 9, 2012 at 6:35 am

        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. Nienke

    April 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    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. Nienke

    April 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Oke, let’s try this…

  15. Severly Fustrated

    March 28, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    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

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 28, 2012 at 9:22 pm

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

  16. Arno

    March 14, 2012 at 11:36 pm

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

  17. Shahib ahmed

    March 8, 2012 at 5:38 am

    \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..

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 8, 2012 at 10:05 am

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

  18. sezostrice17

    March 5, 2012 at 11:50 pm

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

  19. Danish Jamil

    February 9, 2012 at 12:44 am

    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. Sudhir

    January 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    This procedure is not working for htc chacha with

    please help i would like to root my phone

  21. ahetuki

    December 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    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!

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm

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

  22. Bacalan Boy

    December 26, 2011 at 4:08 am

    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.

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 26, 2011 at 9:36 am

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

  23. Iain

    December 24, 2011 at 2:57 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 24, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      install and extract the same as mentioned int he article!

  24. almodovar

    December 19, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    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. Daniel

    December 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 16, 2011 at 11:56 pm

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

  26. Daniel

    December 13, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    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??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      yes daniel, its mentioned in the article!

  27. pissed off user

    December 12, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    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.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 14, 2011 at 10:50 am

      we have only shown the same for reference!

  28. Joseph

    December 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    its says no image or wrong image

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 9, 2011 at 6:37 pm


  29. Nishant

    December 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    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. Nishant

    December 4, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    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. saeidos

    December 4, 2011 at 7:02 pm

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

  32. saeidos

    December 3, 2011 at 6:11 am

    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?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 4, 2011 at 11:26 am

      you need to place the image file in the phone!

      • ahetuki

        December 31, 2011 at 3:48 pm

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

  33. BJ

    December 2, 2011 at 1:59 am

    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. shashank

    November 30, 2011 at 11:28 am

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm

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

      • Andrius

        May 12, 2012 at 6:02 pm

        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, but do nothing with it.

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