It's not quite as awesome as a full root, but HTC's low-end Wildfire has now fallen to a halfway measure that's good enough to let you install apps that require root. For some users who aren't looking to obliterate their stock ROM, that should be good enough, since you'll still be able to do rooty things like move any app to microSD -- and needless to say, we're sure this is just a stepping stone to a full root anyhow. We're still waiting for a software hack that gets us an HVGA display on this thing, but as far as we know, even the craftiest hackers have a bit of work left on that one.

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HTC Wildfire gets 'soft rooted,' good enough to install root apps