Rooting and Unlocking the HTC ChaCha?

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Has anyone made any progress in rooting and unlocking the HTC ChaCha? I like the form factor for this phone, and it's relatively affordable, but I want a phone where I could install CyanogenMod and also have it working for multiple pay-as-you-go european sims.

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Hi guys,

first of all sorry for posting this request in new thread..

actually i am not able to find the relevant solution (i could say that my searching skills are not so good)....

I need to update my os from 2.3 to 4.0

steps tried:

first of all ...all posts suggested me to root the phone....

1. tried to root the phone using DooMLoRD_v4_ROOT-zergRush-busybox-su but it says failed.

2. tried to root the phone using htcsupertoolv3 failed.

now i have installed android development kit on the computer and have htc sync latest version installed so i am able to communicate to the device still the problem persists.

i tried to use the site htcdev for bootloader and selected the device htc chacha and asia india there it says *HBOOT update required.

now my device details are





may 31 2011,14:19:21

still i went ahead and tried to run the htc bootloader and got the message

your ROM version is not the latest version please upgrade to 1.57.720.1 to apply this RUU to be able to unlock your bootloader.

on your phone go to menu > settings > about phone > software updates > check now

i did try to update but it says no updates available.

please advice the next steps to be followed....

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I. Before You Begin:

1. If you root your device, the warranty will be voided. However, you can restore the warranty by unrooting the device.

2. You must have unlocked bootloader of your device. You can do so from here.

3. The following procedure works on Windows based PCs only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Package (Download link’s given in the first post)

III. Rooting the HTC ChaCha:

1. Download and place the Root Package archive on your Desktop. Don’t put it inside any folder, just leave it on top.

2. Extract files from the archive to your Desktop using WinRAR or other similar tools.

3. Enable the USB debugging option on your device by going to Menu>>Settings>>Applications>>Development>>USB debugging, tick-mark the box.

4. Turn ON the Unknown sources option from Menu>>Settings>>Applications>>Unknown sources.

5. Once you’ve enabled both the options, connect the device to your PC via USB cable.

6. You should have a file named RUNME.bat on your Desktop, double-click on it.

7. Follow the instructions given in the tool.

8. Once it’s done,  reboot your device.

9. You’re rooted now!

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