Originally Posted by psycoking
Will this method not work with phones that have never been rooted then? I have a virgin Incredible running 2.3.4, and my plan was to apply the HTC unlock and then follow this guide. Will this not work for me?
You will be able to follow this guide after you successfully follow the htc unlock instructions. However it is recommended that you follow these instructions instead, to gain full root.
[How To] Root 2.3.4/downgrade and Get S-off
With only an htc unlocked bootloader, you will not be able to install alternate radios or downgrade to previous firmware versions. Having those options makes it much easier to recover a soft bricked phone.