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Default ROOTING For Dummies

Rooting HTC EVO 4G For Dummies





ROM Compatible Versions:
3.70.XX.XXX.X

HBoot Compatible Versions:
2.10

UPDATE
Update #1
For those of you who have Gingerbread 2.3.3 on your phone stop now. this guide is for those who have Froyo 2.2 on their phone still. please read this
Guide to Rooting Gingerbread with Revolutionary
if you want to root your Gingerbread phone.

Update#2
ok there has been another update that has changed the bootloader again. the latest 4.67 software update which is gingerbread 2.3.5 has now locked the bootloader. this guide will not work. however, there are several methods that can be used to downgrade the bootloader so that you can either use unrevoked (info found in this guide) or use revolutionary(ROOTING For Dummies Guide.....the Gingerbread Edition). you can get more info about the various methods found here:[Revised] Rooting Gingerbread 2.3.5 Dummies Guide

Update#3
ok hopefully this is the last ota our beloved evo will ever get. but there is a new software version that comes with the latest ota. the new software version is now 5.07.651.1. fortunately the revised gingerbread 2.3.5 guide will still work. htc did not add or close any exploits found previously so the guide will still work.



Those of you who ROOTed with unrevoked 3.3 may be having trouble FLASHing custom ROMs to your device. This is why ([NOTICE] ClockworkMod Recovery 3.0+ and update-script - xda-developers).

So sum it up, Google REMOVED Amend support in Donut and beyond (which is a type of coding language). Most Developer ROMs are designed around Amend. ClockworkMod and Amon_RA still have support for the ROMs still using Amend. But soon will be phased out by Edify (a new Binary).

To releave this, FLASH ClockworkMOD 2.6.0.1 or Amon_RA's Latest Version, then reFLASH your desired ROM.


THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW. BEFORE ROOTING
  • Quick INTRO TO ROOTING for those new to rooting
  • Rooting VOIDS your warranty. (HTC: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty SPRINT: Insurance Coverage)
  • This ROOT Method can be used without requiring you to install a custom ROM.
  • ALL of your personal information, APPs and Setting will NOT be effected by this ROOT Method.
  • Phone activation/internet is not required for Rooting.
  • There is a very SLIM chance you could lose 4G permanently.
  • Factory Reseting your device will not UN-ROOT you phone.
  • There is no need to downgrade to 2.1 to gain 2.2 back. This method will ROOT your 2.2 without causing any conflicts. (It will also ROOT your 2.1 if you have not already upgraded, or do not want to upgrade)
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE: TUTORIAL
Press the "Show" button below.





ROOTING & BACKUP
SECTION 1: PRE-ROOTING - Estimated Time 5 -30 Minutes
PRE-ROOTING





SECTION 2: ROOTING PROCEDURE - Estimated Time 5 - 8 Minutes
ROOTING PROCEDURE




ERROR "Backup CID is Missing"
If you get this Error, scroll down to the bottom of this section for Troubleshooting. If not, keep reading.

BEFORE WE START CUSTOMIZING - LETS MAKE SURE WE ARE FULLY ROOTED





ERROR "Backup CID is Missing"

Solution by akazabam







Enough Reading!! I WANT ROOT!!

If running unrevoked a second time didn't grant you Root Permissions, then follow the steps below.




SECTION 3: NAND BACKUP (3 Options) Estimated Time 5 - 10 Minutes



NOTE: Remember to have your Device unplugged from any USB connection while doing a Nand Backup.


OPTION 1 - DEVICE RECOVERY (Manual)
DEVICE RECOVERY




OPTION 2 - Amon_RA (FLASHABLE)
AMON_RA






SECTION 4: unrevoked Forever (from S-ON to S-OFF)
UNREVOKED FOREVER (from S-ON to S-OFF)




NEED A PARTICULAR RECOVERY VERSION?

Clockwork & Amon_RA PC36IMG Files

SECTION 5: WiMax RSA Keys (4G Signal)





After Rooting
SECTION 1: FLASHING ROMS LIST OF ROMS By XDA-Developers




UPDATE PROFILE AND PRL AFTER FLASHING ROMS




TROUBLESHOOTING








SECTION 3: UN-ROOTING - Recommended only if you want to Return to Stock (NOT for an OTA)




SECTION 4: UPDATING TO THE LATEST OTA (Over-The-Air Update)*





OTAs THAT INCLUDE THE RADIO UPDATE







FLASHING RADIOS





---------------NOTES----------------




SECTION 5: Android Lingo
ANDROID LINGO




I'll add more to the list as I go. If you know of any, let me know and I'll add it.


SPECIAL THANKS TO:
In no particular order


akazabam
frenchy714
Mr. Ed
wrapkgb

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