HTC Desire S (htc-saga)

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HTC Desire S
HTC Desire S running the Weston demo
HTC Desire S running the Weston demo
Manufacturer HTC
Name Desire S
Codename saga
Released 2011, March
Original software Android 2.2
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon S2
CPU 1.0 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 205
Display 480 x 800, Super LCD
Storage 1.1 GB
Memory 768 MB

What works

  • Kernel compilation
  • Boot from fastboot (pmbootstrap flasher boot)
  • Initramfs boot
  • USB Network
  • Framebuffer graphics (Splash screens)
  • SSH Connectivity
  • Weston on framebuffer

What does not work

  • Flash Rootfs (pmbootstrap flasher flash_rootfs)
  • Everything else


  • Unlock (s-off) the bootloader if it hasn't been unlocked before (htcdev unlock site)
  • Hold the Volume Down button, and then press the Power button
  • Wait for device to boot in HBOOT mode and select FASTBOOT (Make sure it says "FASTBOOT USB", not "HBOOT USB PLUG")
  • Boot kernel using pmbootstrap flasher boot