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Old June 30th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Simple Root .1 Three steps to Root EVO

I haven't yet tried it as I am getting my EVO tomorrow but it seems a lot simpler than other ways I have seen.

It was featured on lifehacker here

The details are and download link are on [Program] SimpleRoot .1 ---- 3 Click Root w/ nand unlock!! - xda-developers

For those who have tried let me know what you think.

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How can you do this on a Mac? Thanks.
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It is so much simpler. I spent forever trying to unravel a mess I made, and this fixed it all up for me.
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Anyone? Anyone at all?
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Old June 30th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Anyone? Anyone at all?
Yeah, I just told you above. This program is the best program that I have ever used for the evo. I recommend it without hesitation. You are crazy (or just trying to do something specialized) if you don't use it. If all you are trying to do is root your phone, then just use this program. Of course, if you care to learn a tiny bit about what is going on behind the scenes then do it manually. But why?
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Used it today, went fine. Put on fresh .5
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Anyone? Anyone at all?
I believe he was asking how to do so on a Mac.
From what I read Simple Root is not on Mac. Use a friends pc if you can.

If I can get a phone today (I think bestbuy is sold out) I will root today.
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@HopeofCarter, did you use it after the recent OTA update or did you use it before the update? It seems like a lot of people are having errors for rooting after the update...
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I used it before the update. Something told me not too. Plus I was busy with school . Glad I didn't. Fresh .5 is so much more faster and smoother.

I'm guessing you have the ota?
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Yup, that's the case for me. so, i'm waiting for an updated unrevoked... good for you.
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Where can we get the download for simple root? The Link says account Canceled.

nevermind:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=47VAEWXH
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Can't root this way with new OTA. The new OTA killed ROOT. Have to wait until they find another exploit.
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Default Unrevoked and OTA

Can anyone help? I have been reading about the OTA and the vulnerabilities of security. I have all the recent updates (firmware, prl and htc updates).

2 questions: If I install Unrevoked will this open my htc evo to vulnerabilities? Also what is this superuser persmission I hear about? What is this superuser, does he or the program have access to all of the data on my phone and if I use my own encrypted passphrase? Does this add security back to my phone?

My phone is working perfect otherwise. I don't know how to program so rooting the phone is not necessary especially since I only need the wireless tether very seldom.

can anyone answer my questions, please? thanks KG
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Does the new updates cause the Unrevoked and Wireless Tether to not work?
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Can anyone help? I have been reading about the OTA and the vulnerabilities of security. I have all the recent updates (firmware, prl and htc updates).

2 questions: If I install Unrevoked will this open my htc evo to vulnerabilities? Also what is this superuser persmission I hear about? What is this superuser, does he or the program have access to all of the data on my phone and if I use my own encrypted passphrase? Does this add security back to my phone?

My phone is working perfect otherwise. I don't know how to program so rooting the phone is not necessary especially since I only need the wireless tether very seldom.

can anyone answer my questions, please? thanks KG
If you have the recent OTA update installed, neither unrevoked or simple root will work. You can install the unrevoked, but it won't do anything to your root access. As of now, the OTA wins over both rooting methods. So, I don't think you will be exposed to any vlunerabilities... and you will not be able to use the free wireless tether app, since you won't get the root access. Unrevoked team is working to release the revised version to offer easy root access.
Superuser permission is basically you are granting root access to apps that require the root access for them to properly work. So, you will first root your phone, then grant those apps permission to access the root. Sure there might be potential vulnerabilities when you grant root access, but most apps that require root access only need certain system info which i'm not sure exactly what those are... For any malicious programs, users will report their experiences in their app review. you can also check this forum or xda-developer site to see if there are any unfriendly reports on certain root apps.

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Does the new updates cause the Unrevoked and Wireless Tether to not work?
That is correct for now. The OTA blocked the root access.
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Anyone know how I can install net framework 4 on vista?i need it to run simple root and both standalone and web installer hang on install
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Anyone know how I can install net framework 4 on vista?i need it to run simple root and both standalone and web installer hang on install
If you search for the version of .net simple root asks for you'll find a link to download from Microsoft's website.

Once yoiu install and reboot you should be good to go.
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Can this be used with the new OTA update yet?

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Not yet. Right now to root the new OTA, its all manual with adb commands. I'm sure you won't have to wait too much longer before theres an fairly automated process coming out of xda
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Ok, I rooted (I think) with the 3 step method on the XDA Forum. I was previously rooted before, but I wanted NAND unlocked for Fresh's new ROM. Having some problems though... I cannot flash any new roms! I dont even know if I have root permissions right now. I installed Titanium backup and it claims I do not. I have ROM Manager, but that too is not working correctly. Every time I try to flash clockwork recovery, I get "an error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands". Tried fixing permissions - no luck. I have booted into recovery but am unable to wipe dalvik etc.... Its not even an option under the advanced menu. Anyone have any insight on this?! I have also tried returning to a stock rooted rom to see if I could do a wipe and get to Fresh 5 from there. Still, when I try to install from SD in recovery mode, I get a few lines of system info like it is about to start, and then nothing. Right back to recovery mode. I would really appreciate ANY input on this! Thanks!!
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Hey guys, new to this rooting. Trying not to brick my phone and need a little of your expertise. Had the latest OTA 1.47... Did the OTA simple root and it seemed to do fine but seems my NAND is still locked? Can't get rid of the Sprint bloatware and wireless tether won't work. Wanted to flash to Fresh anyway. Can I go back and use Simpleroot .1 just to unlock NAND? If so, do I just skip step 1 and go straight to step 2? Once I do that, how do I get Fresh on here?

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I just finished the four steps of OTA Simple Root and then flashed this ROM

[ROM] 7/12/10 | Sprint Lovers Evo | OTA | Updated Radio/Wimax 4G | Uninstallable Apps - PPCGeeks

Excellent Choice for those who want to remain close to stock. You can use Root Explorer to remove anything you want.

Highly recommend it!
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Simple Root The Official page for Simple Root

I did the OTA and this clearly states that the 1.47.651.1 works with it.
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After flashing Chris' "Sprint Lovers ROM", 4G is rocking pretty solid..

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Hi guys.

Really scratching my head on this.
So I got a new EVO which already had the OTA update on it.
I used the new SimpleRoot for OTA (same one on this post).
After this I noticed that my 4G did not appear to be working very well. (well the little icon said it was connected but the icon uptop stayed on "3G" and the app itself said "Scanning".

I updated the WiMax and 3g software (Sprint Lovers EVO), after it booted up the 4G still refuses to connect.
All was well with the 4g signal here in Salt Lake City before my update using SimpleRoot.

Anyone have any idea where my problem lies?

Thanks much for any advice

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Hi guys.

Really scratching my head on this.
So I got a new EVO which already had the OTA update on it.
I used the new SimpleRoot for OTA (same one on this post).
After this I noticed that my 4G did not appear to be working very well. (well the little icon said it was connected but the icon uptop stayed on "3G" and the app itself said "Scanning".

I updated the WiMax and 3g software (Sprint Lovers EVO), after it booted up the 4G still refuses to connect.
All was well with the 4g signal here in Salt Lake City before my update using SimpleRoot.

Anyone have any idea where my problem lies?

Thanks much for any advice

Sheldon
Ok it connected, took forever and says there is very poor WiMax signal here....which is interesting.
Before the flash when I was running the stock OTA firmware, 4g connected within 1-2 seconds and was blazing fast.
Now suddenly it says poor even outside and I have about half the bandwidth I had this morning.

Do you guys think this is just a coincidence and that the WiMax signal here at present just happened to fall flat today by chance, or has anyone else here experienced something similar?

Thanks again

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The OTA dicked up the 4G on a lot of phones even if they weren't rooted. Consult this:

How to start over: Fully rooted stock 1.47.651.1 in one shot (no adb!)

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Note: This process will only work if you already have the engineering HBOOT. (If you have NAND unlocked, you already have it and can proceed confidently.) If you'd like to check the actual version, you can boot into HBOOT and look near the top of the screen: it should say HBOOT-0.76.2000, not 0.79.0000. If you have 0.79.0000, you will need to do Toast's Part 2 first before starting here.
Download this file, rename it PC36IMG.zip, and put it on the root of your SD card however you like.
PC36IMG-1.47.651.1_eng-hboot_RA-1.7.0.1.zip (md5=1ae574c403e9a2694de97706391255c0)
Power off your phone.
Hold down the Volume Down and Power buttons until the white screen appears.
HBOOT will scan the PC36IMG.zip file. You'll see a blue progress bar on the right side of the screen.
When it's finished scanning, it will ask if you want to start the update. Press the Volume Up button to answer Yes.
Wait a while for it to flash all the images.
If you get a "Fail-PU" error on the recovery image, see below.
When it finishes and asks if you want to reboot the device, press the Volume Up button to answer Yes.
After the phone has rebooted, delete the PC36IMG.zip file from your SD card.
Download this file to your SD card:
su-2.1-e-unsecure-signed.zip (md5=a055c916168db7e61a75a37a13993cd6)
Power off your phone.
Hold down the Volume Down and Power buttons until the white screen appears.
If you forgot to delete PC36IMG.zip from your SD card, HBOOT will scan it again now. When it asks if you want to start the update, press Volume Down to answer No. When it asks if you want to reboot, press Volume Down again.
Now you should be at the HBOOT menu. Press Volume Down to move the selection to RECOVERY and press the Power button to select it.
In a moment, you'll be at a different looking menu.
Using the Volume and Power buttons as before, select "Flash zip from sdcard."
Select su-2.1-e-unsecure-signed.zip from the list and follow the prompts to flash it.
When that's finished and you're back at the menu, choose "Reboot system now."
You should now have root, unlocked NAND, working WiMAX, and great battery life. :-)
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Beautiful, thank you very much for pointing me to that post.
All went super smooth, everything is back to normal now.

Appreciate your help with this.

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