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Surprised Please verify correct PC36IMG file for unroot?

I am trying to unroot my HTC EVO 4G, and I am following the "Rooting for Dummies" guide, specifically section 5 regarding unrooting, and it does not list the hboot version that my phone has.

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REQUIRED FILES:

Download the PC3GIMG.zip that matches your HBoot Version on your device.

* PC36IMG.zip - HBoot 0.97 - S/W 3.29 or Below
* PC36IMG.zip - HBoot 2.02 - S/W 3.30
* PC36IMG.zip - HBoot 2.10 - S/W 3.70
However, when booting into recovery mode to find my current hboot version, this is what it says:

SUPERSONIC EVT2-2 SHIP S-OFF
HBOOT-0.93.0000
MICROP-041f
TOUCH PANEL-ATMEL224_16ab
RADIO-2.15.00.07.28
Jul 23 2010,16:41:47


Can someone please tell me what file I should use in this case, and where I can find it?

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As long as you flash the unrevoked s-on tool, first, you can flash the 0.97 PC36IMG. Keep in mind that it will update you hboot to 0.97, obviously, and give you everything that came along with that OTA. If you want to keep that particular hboot, you can get the appropriate PC36IMG from here:

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As long as you flash the unrevoked s-on tool, first, you can flash the 0.97 PC36IMG. Keep in mind that it will update you hboot to 0.97, obviously, and give you everything that came along with that OTA. If you want to keep that particular hboot, you can get the appropriate PC36IMG from here:

Supersonic Shipped ROMs - xda-developers
Thanks for the quick response! I ran across that page earlier and it looked like code from the SETI project!

I see a ton of files on that link you provided, but have no clue what each of the filenames mean, and hence no clue as to which one I should download. Is there an additional thread explaining the filename structure, or an easy explanation?

Also, you said if I wanted to keep that particular hboot (0.97), that I could. Does that conversely mean that I don't have to? I will probably reroot shortly after unrooting. I just want to unroot to be sure I am starting with a clean slate.

Base on that what should I do?

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What do you mean by a clean slate? If you let me know what your ultimate goal is, I can probably give you some other direction if you like. Unrooting, then rerooting is almost never necessary unless you're taking your phone for service. Give me a few minutes, and I'll give you a little better explanation what each of those files in that link are.
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What do you mean by a clean slate? If you let me know what your ultimate goal is, I can probably give you some other direction if you like. Unrooting, then rerooting is almost never necessary unless you're taking your phone for service. Give me a few minutes, and I'll give you a little better explanation what each of those files in that link are.
My ultimate goal is to get a rooted phone that works! ;-)

I have installed a bunch of crap over the last 6 months, in no particular order, have no idea what I have installed, and now my phone is slow, emails notifications do not work correctly, actually nothing really works correctly. In my 15 years of experience with computers, it seems less time consuming, and gives better results when you just wipe an OS, and reinstall. Some of these newer viruses can take you hours if not days to uninstall on a PC, but you can wipe it and reinstall in an hour, which is kinda the same theory I am applying here.
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Ok, so each "OTA" is installable through two methods. By OTA, I mean the updates available from HTC/Sprint. These updates include hboot version, baseband radio version, wimax radio version, NV and PRI versions. Each one has a particular software version (aside from Android version). An example is the latest OTA which is 3.70.651.1. Each one of those downloads, when flashed, would be like starting from scratch with that particular OTA.

So, each particular OTA has two methods of installation. One is a PC36IMG file, which is a special file that can be flashed from hboot. I'm probably going into stuff you already know if you've read about unrooting, but these PC36IMG files can contain a lot of different updates, but these are specifically the contents of an OTA with a clean slate, stock ROM. The second method is the official RUU. It's an executable file that you run from your PC when the phone is connected via USB. The most common and safe method of unrooting is by the PC36IMG file method.

So, you always have a specific hboot version on your phone. When you accept an OTA, you get the new hboot from that OTA. With the exception of downgrading to the eng hboot (I won't go into detail here), you can't flash one of these PC36IMG files (or RUU) that is based on a hboot older than your current version, but you can flash one based on a newer hboot (as it would be the same as accepting an OTA, basically (well, not quite, but with the same result). Anyway, you currently have hboot 0.93. That means you can flash the PC36IMG file based on 0.97 since it's newer. To be honest, that's probably your best bet. There's not much of a difference between the two. Generally, I don't recommend updating hboot if you can help it, but I'd say there's not a significant difference between 0.93 and 0.97.

All that being said, now when you look at that one post, you know that there are two links for each OTA. A PC36IMG version and a RUU version. If you want to figure out which one you need, on your phone to go menu->settings->about-software information. You can find you baseband version, there. Find the appropriate PC36IMG version (not RUU) in that post for your baseband version. That is what you'd flash.

Maybe that was more information than you wanted, but it may come in handy one day.
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My ultimate goal is to get a rooted phone that works! ;-)

I have installed a bunch of crap over the last 6 months, in no particular order, have no idea what I have installed, and now my phone is slow, emails notifications do not work correctly, actually nothing really works correctly. In my 15 years of experience with computers, it seems less time consuming, and gives better results when you just wipe an OS, and reinstall. Some of these newer viruses can take you hours if not days to uninstall on a PC, but you can wipe it and reinstall in an hour, which is kinda the same theory I am applying here.
Haha, I see where you're coming from. You must have used Windows an awful lot .

Having root gives you the ability to "start over" without unrooting. You can just perform a factory reset, which will *not* unroot your phone. It will take you back to the way your current rom or stock rom was the day it was flashed, but it doesn't change s-off status. I, personally, would recommend you take this time to consider flashing a custom ROM. When you do that, you wipe data, which will give you a clean slate of sorts, plus all the benefits of a custom ROM. There is a great deal of information in the Rooting for Dummies sticky in this section. Not only can you start over with apps/settings, but you don't have to deal with bloatware, etc.

To be perfectly honest, if you want to keep root, but want a fresh start, just do what I have suggested. I, of course, can only give you my opinion, and you're welcome to do whatever you like.
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Haha, I see where you're coming from. You must have used Windows an awful lot .

Having root gives you the ability to "start over" without unrooting. You can just perform a factory reset, which will *not* unroot your phone. It will take you back to the way your current rom or stock rom was the day it was flashed, but it doesn't change s-off status. I, personally, would recommend you take this time to consider flashing a custom ROM. When you do that, you wipe data, which will give you a clean slate of sorts, plus all the benefits of a custom ROM. There is a great deal of information in the Rooting for Dummies sticky in this section. Not only can you start over with apps/settings, but you don't have to deal with bloatware, etc.

To be perfectly honest, if you want to keep root, but want a fresh start, just do what I have suggested. I, of course, can only give you my opinion, and you're welcome to do whatever you like.
LOL! Yeah I have used windows A LOT, and I have A LOT of family members who use windows. The ironic part is I started out using slackware version 1.0 back in the early 90's, and somehow ended up programming on windows machines for a living!?

I have installed some custom ROM's, and some lauchers, and themes, and.... Thats where I start getting confused. ;-)

In your opinion what are a couple of the most feature rich, stable, and heavily developed/supported mods out there?

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LOL! Yeah I have used windows A LOT, and I have A LOT of family members who use windows. The ironic part is I started out using slackware version 1.0 back in the early 90's, and somehow ended up programming on windows machines for a living!?

I have installed some custom ROM's, and some lauchers, and themes, and.... Thats where I start getting confused. ;-)

In your opinion what are a couple of the most feature rich, stable, and heavily developed/supported mods out there?

Thanks for all your input. Its appreciated!
Haha, it sounds like you have a pretty good grasp on what you're doing at least. There's just so much information out there, that I can understand how you can get confused.

That's a pretty difficult question to answer as, again, there's so much out there. Some of the more popular ROMs would be (in my opinion):

Cyanogenmod (AOSP based, so 4g doesn't work (yet) or HDMI)
Myn's Warm
Fresh
Calkulin's Evio

You can find them all in a full list here:

HTC Supersonic/ROMs - XDA-Developers

You have a pretty old hboot, so I know all the above will work for you, but have you ever updated your radios, etc? Most ROMs are being updated to the 3.70 sw version. You don't need to mess with hboot, but if you haven't updated radios, you should before using ROMs based on 3.70. You can find them here:

[ Radios ][ 12-17 ] All EVO Radio, WiMAX, PRI, NV & HBoot versions - xda-developers

You flash them from recovery just like any other mod/rom.

If you decide to flash any ROM, when you wipe data (which you need to), then flash the ROM, you basically get a clean slate to work off of. What have you flashed before? Were you not happy with what you've tried?
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If you decide to flash any ROM, when you wipe data (which you need to), then flash the ROM, you basically get a clean slate to work off of. What have you flashed before? Were you not happy with what you've tried?
I think I flashed Vaelpak originally,and then I recently tried Cyanogenmod, and that made everything all screwy, so I restored a backup with Vaelpak. I cant really say that I did or did not like either of them as I really havent put much effort to getting my phone where I would like it to be. Basically I am looking for something clean looking, speedy, stable. As far as features my area should be getting 4G within next couple months, other than that I use it tether, but I paid for pdanet, calendar, gmail, exchange, navigation, evernote, mint. I guess I dont do as much as some people, but what I do do, I would like to be a clean fast experience. I dont even know if that made sense. Its late, and I need to stop playing PS3, and go to bed. LOL.

I will take a look at all the info you gave me in the morning, and start working on getting my phone to where I want it. Thanks for you help and the laughs. I will let you know where I am at tomorrow, and feel free to give me more advice or recommendations on apps, mods, themes, etc. ;-)

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No problem . Let me know if you need anything else.
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Haha, it sounds like you have a pretty good grasp on what you're doing at least. There's just so much information out there, that I can understand how you can get confused.

That's a pretty difficult question to answer as, again, there's so much out there. Some of the more popular ROMs would be (in my opinion):

Cyanogenmod (AOSP based, so 4g doesn't work (yet) or HDMI)
Myn's Warm
Fresh
Calkulin's Evio

You can find them all in a full list here:

HTC Supersonic/ROMs - XDA-Developers

You have a pretty old hboot, so I know all the above will work for you, but have you ever updated your radios, etc? Most ROMs are being updated to the 3.70 sw version. You don't need to mess with hboot, but if you haven't updated radios, you should before using ROMs based on 3.70. You can find them here:

[ Radios ][ 12-17 ] All EVO Radio, WiMAX, PRI, NV & HBoot versions - xda-developers

You flash them from recovery just like any other mod/rom.

If you decide to flash any ROM, when you wipe data (which you need to), then flash the ROM, you basically get a clean slate to work off of. What have you flashed before? Were you not happy with what you've tried?

I really liked the look and feel of that CyanogenMod 6.1.2, but my wifi was acting up and so just saved it to go back to later until I found out some things. I guess it was acting up because I needed to flash the radios huh?
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Possibly. How out of date are they? I'm not sure how much it would impact wifi.
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Haha, it sounds like you have a pretty good grasp on what you're doing at least. There's just so much information out there, that I can understand how you can get confused.

You have a pretty old hboot, so I know all the above will work for you, but have you ever updated your radios, etc? Most ROMs are being updated to the 3.70 sw version. You don't need to mess with hboot, but if you haven't updated radios, you should before using ROMs based on 3.70. You can find them here:

[ Radios ][ 12-17 ] All EVO Radio, WiMAX, PRI, NV & HBoot versions - xda-developers
So I have finally had a chance to act on some of your advice and I am here to report success on the hboot update! I am now running v0.97!

I also still have root, which is good news.

However, I also have several more additional questions!

Sprint is asking me to perform an OTA for an voicemail update. I know in the past I had fixed this by turning off automatic OTA's, and also by downloading a hacked version of the OTA so the message would go away.

Im just wondering if there is a standard procedure when it comes to us "rooted" users, and OTA's, and is there a central location that stores these hacked "OTA's"?

In the same line of questioning is there a central location I should be checking on a frequent basis for new radios, updates, the essentials,etc?

It sounds like there is a lot of compatibility gotchas when doing this stuff, and I am just wondering if there is a dummies guide for this also?

For instance you mentioned several already:
It is better to stick with an older hboot version
Current rom developers are upgrading to 3.70 software
Cyanogemod doesnt currently support 4g or HDMI

How does one keep informed of this barrage of information without having to spend hours a day pouring over threads?

Thanks for your help!
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1) You can just install the voicemail update. I don't think you can make it go away. It won't affect root in any way. I accepted it on a custom ROM, even, and it didn't matter. I use google voice, anyway, so...

2) There's a difference between an OTA and a voicemail update. A full on OTA will (generally) update hboot, radios, and sw version. You don't want to accept these while rooted. As I've said, it's best to flash a ROM based on the new sw version, and update your radios manually. Don't touch hboot. See the links I provided for up to date info on these.

3) The Rooting for Dummies guide has a lot of good information in it beyond just how to root. Also, check some of the other stickies. There's useful information in them.

4) As for compatibility issues, just make sure you do your research either here or on xda before making a single change. Most stuff is pretty well documented if you know where to look. If you're ever confused about something, you can always feel free to PM me. I'll always do my best to answer any questions. Or if I don't know the answer, I'll do my best to find one.
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Possibly. How out of date are they? I'm not sure how much it would impact wifi.
Not sure what the age is, but it is the most up to date ROM listing while looking/listing it through ROM Manager.
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OMG Everyone is always saying dont install the OTA!! You will lose root. I cant lose root to save my life!! S is on now but all my root privileges are intact. Im downloading the pc36img 3.70.651.1 to flash it. I downloaded a different pc36img though the writer said it was a stock evo.

I just want to go stock evo so I can take phone in to sprint. Its possessed. Apps open on their own as if someone is pushing the screen. Photos scroll on their own and photos are selected and once was almost uploaded to fb. wth! But I cant take it in unless I have a simple stock rom etc. I used to be so concerned about losing root. I cant shake it.

Tried ota update several times and it leaves me with yellow triangle, white exclamation and smug android character grinning knowingly.

So here goes flashing this pc36img linked above in my 12th hour of working on this. Maybe I will lose root and get back to stock. My home net connection is so slow Im downloading it using phone ironically.
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OMG Everyone is always saying dont install the OTA!! You will lose root. I cant lose root to save my life!! S is on now but all my root privileges are intact. Im downloading the pc36img 3.70.651.1 to flash it. I downloaded a different pc36img though the writer said it was a stock evo.

I just want to go stock evo so I can take phone in to sprint. Its possessed. Apps open on their own as if someone is pushing the screen. Photos scroll on their own and photos are selected and once was almost uploaded to fb. wth! But I cant take it in unless I have a simple stock rom etc. I used to be so concerned about losing root. I cant shake it.

Tried ota update several times and it leaves me with yellow triangle, white exclamation and smug android character grinning knowingly.

So here goes flashing this pc36img linked above in my 12th hour of working on this. Maybe I will lose root and get back to stock. My home net connection is so slow Im downloading it using phone ironically.
that sounds more like a software issue. we can fix that there is no need to take it in. but that is up to you. if you want to you may have to run unrevoked to get s-off again. but definitely not a hardware issue. now that you are rooted the only time you should take your phone in is if it is a hardware issue.
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that sounds more like a software issue. we can fix that there is no need to take it in. but that is up to you. if you want to you may have to run unrevoked to get s-off again. but definitely not a hardware issue. now that you are rooted the only time you should take your phone in is if it is a hardware issue.

Its baffling me. Ive installed a couple of different roms and at first its fine than slowly it begins to become possessed again. It started out as a dead zone on the R when the phone was in horizontal position. I downloaded 'draw' to pinpoint it. At first it was a deadzone when i drew on that area. Then the line would do wacky stuff over that area. Then it began to draw straight lines over the dead area as If it was fixed.

Actually it started ...are you ready? And im not kidding. It started when I was watching tale of a vampire - tom cruise etc. It was like someone was touching the screen so that the menu would appear and then touch it again and the menu would disappear. Repeatedly.

Then the R problem. It seems software related since when I wipe or install a rom it stops. But then it starts again, in the same area. It results in the whole screen freezing. Which makes me think its hardware. But why does it stop. Thats what baffles me. If it was hardware it would seem to constantly do it. Reboot stops it too for a bit.

I was thinking it could be a virus too.

Or at the extreme remote access. I was downloading the pc36img and the download was clicked and then cancel was clicked. But these were all in the same vicinity of the screen.

There is no visible screen damage. I thought ther was a nick there but it wiped off. I downloaded the color cards, green, blue etc which are supposed to indicate screen damage. None shown. Baffled.

Your suggestions are welcome.

edit: I think I might have installed a shift rom! Which would explain keyboard failure. Idk.
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Its baffling me. Ive installed a couple of different roms and at first its fine than slowly it begins to become possessed again. It started out as a dead zone on the R when the phone was in horizontal position. I downloaded 'draw' to pinpoint it. At first it was a deadzone when i drew on that area. Then the line would do wacky stuff over that area. Then it began to draw straight lines over the dead area as If it was fixed.

Actually it started ...are you ready? And im not kidding. It started when I was watching tale of a vampire - tom cruise etc. It was like someone was touching the screen so that the menu would appear and then touch it again and the menu would disappear. Repeatedly.

Then the R problem. It seems software related since when I wipe or install a rom it stops. But then it starts again, in the same area. It results in the whole screen freezing. Which makes me think its hardware. But why does it stop. Thats what baffles me. If it was hardware it would seem to constantly do it. Reboot stops it too for a bit.

I was thinking it could be a virus too.

Or at the extreme remote access. I was downloading the pc36img and the download was clicked and then cancel was clicked. But these were all in the same vicinity of the screen.

There is no visible screen damage. I thought ther was a nick there but it wiped off. I downloaded the color cards, green, blue etc which are supposed to indicate screen damage. None shown. Baffled.

Your suggestions are welcome.
and you tried flashing other roms? wierd. are you wiping dalvik cache cache and data? weird that it keeps coming back like that. maybe unrooting might help then. i never heard of that issue before.
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I think you should perform an exorcism on your phone ... and you wont find that option in clockwork or amon ra ......
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and you tried flashing other roms? wierd. are you wiping dalvik cache cache and data? weird that it keeps coming back like that. maybe unrooting might help then. i never heard of that issue before.

I wiped dalvik repeatedly. I wiped cache. I wiped all data and formatted several times. In between new flashes. I do think the last flash I had was wrong. I googled the numbers and it brought me to a different evo type thread. (the one with the folding keyboard)

I flashed one from android developers just now. And for the first time since turning s-on the root program super user is gone.

Now, like last night, Im playing the waiting game. Last night after a new rom it was fine for about three hours. Then....

even weirder it would twitch the home screen as if you were holding your finger on the screen and twitching it back and forth. It increases it frantic behaviour until the screen locks/freezes. Then to bring it back I have to just hit the power once so screen goes off and sometimes that would unfreeze screen.

Reboot brings it back to stability for 20 or so minutes after the initial 3 hour peaceful period.

Right now I have the 'all apps' screen up. That way if there is a random 'press' it will pick an application and I know its still wacked. I hate going to the store.

Theyre newbs there. Im no genius but I seriously had to explain to a tech that holding the home screen doesnt show all running apps but it shows the last six apps for ease of switching. They were under the impression that the EVO could only run 6 apps at a time.... I then clicked about ten and brought up a task killer to show them all the running apps. There was about 20. But that was a year ago and I digress.

Pray to the kernel gods such that the soul of my evo is freed from its reigns of random clicking.

The best part of this ordeal is the smoothness in operation immediately after a wipe. Course I cant get any work done on it as it seems a waste to set it all up merely for the tech to rotely apply the 'wipe first and see what that does' method.
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I wiped dalvik repeatedly. I wiped cache. I wiped all data and formatted several times. In between new flashes. I do think the last flash I had was wrong. I googled the numbers and it brought me to a different evo type thread. (the one with the folding keyboard)

I flashed one from android developers just now. And for the first time since turning s-on the root program super user is gone.

Now, like last night, Im playing the waiting game. Last night after a new rom it was fine for about three hours. Then....

even weirder it would twitch the home screen as if you were holding your finger on the screen and twitching it back and forth. It increases it frantic behaviour until the screen locks/freezes. Then to bring it back I have to just hit the power once so screen goes off and sometimes that would unfreeze screen.

Reboot brings it back to stability for 20 or so minutes after the initial 3 hour peaceful period.

Right now I have the 'all apps' screen up. That way if there is a random 'press' it will pick an application and I know its still wacked. I hate going to the store.

Theyre newbs there. Im no genius but I seriously had to explain to a tech that holding the home screen doesnt show all running apps but it shows the last six apps for ease of switching. They were under the impression that the EVO could only run 6 apps at a time.... I then clicked about ten and brought up a task killer to show them all the running apps. There was about 20. But that was a year ago and I digress.

Pray to the kernel gods such that the soul of my evo is freed from its reigns of random clicking.

The best part of this ordeal is the smoothness in operation immediately after a wipe. Course I cant get any work done on it as it seems a waste to set it all up merely for the tech to rotely apply the 'wipe first and see what that does' method.
odd i would just unroot your phone and see if you can replicate it. if you can then i would show a tech and have them fix it. they most likely will do a hard reset on it. DO NOT LEAVE THE STORE UNTIL YOU KNOW IT IS FIXED. i guarantee you that the hard reset will not fix it. it is similar to doing a factory reset which seems like it does nothing for you as the problems returns.
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So far nothing - smooth as butter. Unrooted with a 2.2 - well see pic for specs.


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2:58 pm - The ghost returns.... : (

Watching netflix no problem while I work. Finished a family guy episode and tried to pick another and screen froze. Home random stuff pushed. Off to Sprint.
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So far nothing - smooth as butter. Unrooted with a 2.2 - well see pic for specs.


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2:58 pm - The ghost returns.... : (

Watching netflix no problem while I work. Finished a family guy episode and tried to pick another and screen froze. Home random stuff pushed. Off to Sprint.
ah man that sux keep us posted. luckily we can root gingerbread now so if they get you a new phone you can rooted it.
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ah man that sux keep us posted. luckily we can root gingerbread now so if they get you a new phone you can rooted it.
Screen replaced. So far so good. I think that was it.


I was debating rooting but yea I need wl tether and I do like root uninstall. Besides root wasnt the problem at all. It was dropping it.

Ok so root to gingerbread? Hmmmm I hear its pretty fast but Ive also heard about a lot of problems. You recommend it? If so link me please. Unrevoked?


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Screen replaced. So far so good. I think that was it.


I was debating rooting but yea I need wl tether and I do like root uninstall. Besides root wasnt the problem at all. It was dropping it.

Ok so root to gingerbread? Hmmmm I hear its pretty fast but Ive also heard about a lot of problems. You recommend it? If so link me please. Unrevoked?


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what is your hboot? if it is hboot 2.1 then use the ROOTING For Dummies. if it is 2.16 then use the http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/395962-guide-rooting-gingerbread-revolutionary.html.

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what is your hboot? if it is hboot 2.1 then use the ROOTING For Dummies. if it is 2.16 then use the http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/395962-guide-rooting-gingerbread-revolutionary.html.

and yes root root. so much better then not being rooted. better battery life, we have sense 2.1 and sense 3.0 roms that are just amazing.
I was 2.1 and Im back on the train. Rooted but with the rom which unrevoked provides. Is it possible to get gingerbread with 2.1 hboot? Netflix is pretty impo to me but I think they have fixed the gingerbread/netflix compatibility issues.

LOL I just realized those are your threads. Awesome. Cool that you help out so much.
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I was 2.1 and Im back on the train. Rooted but with the rom which unrevoked provides. Is it possible to get gingerbread with 2.1 hboot? Netflix is pretty impo to me but I think they have fixed the gingerbread/netflix compatibility issues.

LOL I just realized those are your threads. Awesome. Cool that you help out so much.
do you have s-off? if so then all you have to do is flash a gingerbread rom and you are updated. try mikg2.45 a great romto try out.
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Hi folks..... could really use some help for my particular situation. I've read thru a lot of the above posts, and although I could attempt to fix my EVO myself, I could use a bit of hand-holding to get me over the hump.

I want to unroot and clean wipe my phone. My rooting experience was so-so and just want to simplify my life a bit and stop putting too much time into my phone with all the rooting options. Just a preference, I guess.

While attempting to un-root, about a week ago, used the unrevoked-forever-son.zip, NO ISSUES. Several attempts flashing PC36IMG.zip resulted in:

"Main version is older! / Update Fail! / Do you want to reboot device? / Yes / No"

Found different PC36IMG.zip. No error as stated above, but it did NOT offer me the opportunity to accept the update. It simply placed me back into HBOOT. Here are my phone specs:

SUPERSONIC EVT2-3 SHIP S-ON
HBOOT-2.10.001
MICROP-041f
TOUCH PANEL-ATMEL224_16ab
RADIO-2.15.00.11.19
Oct 15 2010, 12:07:00

Unable to confirm I am fully un-rooted... and also unable to install the recent OTA upgrades.

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Hi folks..... could really use some help for my particular situation. I've read thru a lot of the above posts, and although I could attempt to fix my EVO myself, I could use a bit of hand-holding to get me over the hump.

I want to unroot and clean wipe my phone. My rooting experience was so-so and just want to simplify my life a bit and stop putting too much time into my phone with all the rooting options. Just a preference, I guess.

While attempting to un-root, about a week ago, used the unrevoked-forever-son.zip, NO ISSUES. Several attempts flashing PC36IMG.zip resulted in:

"Main version is older! / Update Fail! / Do you want to reboot device? / Yes / No"

Found different PC36IMG.zip. No error as stated above, but it did NOT offer me the opportunity to accept the update. It simply placed me back into HBOOT. Here are my phone specs:

SUPERSONIC EVT2-3 SHIP S-ON
HBOOT-2.10.001
MICROP-041f
TOUCH PANEL-ATMEL224_16ab
RADIO-2.15.00.11.19
Oct 15 2010, 12:07:00

Unable to confirm I am fully un-rooted... and also unable to install the recent OTA upgrades.

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if you are wanting to update there is no need to unroot. we have roms out that has the ota cooked in.

but if you still want to unroot then try this ruu:Free File Hosting, Online Storage &amp File Upload with FileServe. just run it on your computer and connect your phone when it tells you to.
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I had teh same problems you are experiencing and many others are as well. I'm not sure what the problem is but I know the workaround.

In the rooting for dummies gingerbread edition guide go to the unrooting section. Download the RUU from:

you can also use this ruu:[ROM]RUU_SuperSonic_GB_Sprint_WWE_4.53.651.1_Radio_2.15 .00.0808_NV_2.15_release to get you the latest ota stock rom and stock recovery. just connect the phone via usb and run the exe file on your computer.

Download link:
[ROM]RUU_SuperSonic_GB_Sprint_WWE_4.53.651.1_Radio_2.15 .00.0808_NV_2.15_release - xda-developers

You basically just plug in your phone to your computer and run the .exe and it will do the rest for you. Just make sure your computer doesnt go asleep during this time.

It will take about 10 mins
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Outstanding. Thank you sir.

Again, I am unrooting for several reasons. I understand the OTA's are cooked into the roms... personal preference at this time. May root again.
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Outstanding. Thank you sir.

Again, I am unrooting for several reasons. I understand the OTA's are cooked into the roms... personal preference at this time. May root again.
i would just flash this:
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it is the latest 4.53 ota that we just had, but it is stock and rooted. no need to unroot for it.
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i would just flash this:
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it is the latest 4.53 ota that we just had, but it is stock and rooted. no need to unroot for it.
What is that?
And... I am unrooted now, but with the issue I described above.
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And... I am unrooted now, but with the issue I described above.
well that is a stock but rooted ota 4.53.651.1 rom. it is what you will get when you update your phone, but it is the rooted version. now that you are unrooted, you can just update your phone to get it.
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And... I am unrooted now, but with the issue I described above.
If you have not been able to get an RUU to run then you are not completely unrooted. With your hboot, I believe you could flash unrevoked forever from recovery to get s-off again if you chose to. I believe what Ocn is getting at is that you can flash the current rooted rom(stock rom with Superuser and Busybox added for root app use) and you would be up to date with nand unlocked in the case that you decide to root later. If you unroot and accept the OTA, there could at some point in the future be another OTA and it might not be rootable. The idea with what we are talking about is to prevent the possibility of you not being able to root if you chose to at some point.

Here is the RUU for 3.70 run from the pc.

Here is the RUU in PC36IMG form for 3.70.

I have used the PC36IMG in the past and it worked. Give these a shot if you are still partially rooted and want to finish unrooting.
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If you have not been able to get an RUU to run then you are not completely unrooted. With your hboot, I believe you could flash unrevoked forever from recovery to get s-off again if you chose to. I believe what Ocn is getting at is that you can flash the current rooted rom(stock rom with Superuser and Busybox added for root app use) and you would be up to date with nand unlocked in the case that you decide to root later. If you unroot and accept the OTA, there could at some point in the future be another OTA and it might not be rootable. The idea with what we are talking about is to prevent the possibility of you not being able to root if you chose to at some point.

Here is the RUU for 3.70 run from the pc.

Here is the RUU in PC36IMG form for 3.70.

I have used the PC36IMG in the past and it worked. Give these a shot if you are still partially rooted and want to finish unrooting.
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the level of detail and information you are passing along. Really, thanks.

Though I have, but not yet run, the RUU listed above... the link to the PC36IMG listed above did not allow me access. Do I actually NEED to run it in addition to the RUU?

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Though I have, but not yet run, the RUU listed above... the link to the PC36IMG listed above did not allow me access. Do I actually NEED to run it in addition to the RUU?

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well the PC36IMG file linked in xtreme's post is also a ruu. so if you have s-on and a stock recovery (you get a red triangle when trying to get to recovery), then you are good to go.
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well the PC36IMG file linked in xtreme's post is also a ruu. so if you have s-on and a stock recovery (you get a red triangle when trying to get to recovery), then you are good to go.
I believe I am good to go; last night I flashed the RUU 4.53.651.1 (etc, etc) and everything went smooth.

One observation -- I expected the entire simm card to be wiped clean with the fresh image. This was not 100% the case, as my personal items (wallpapers, camera shots, etc. which I had saved to my laptop) were all still intact.
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I believe I am good to go; last night I flashed the RUU 4.53.651.1 (etc, etc) and everything went smooth.

One observation -- I expected the entire simm card to be wiped clean with the fresh image. This was not 100% the case, as my personal items (wallpapers, camera shots, etc. which I had saved to my laptop) were all still intact.
Flashing the RUU will not touch your sdcard. It replaces the Rom and Recovery with the stock items. You would need to wipe you sdcard or at least remove the traces of rooted items from it if you were concerned about Sprint finding out it had been rooted.
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Flashing the RUU will not touch your sdcard. It replaces the Rom and Recovery with the stock items. You would need to wipe you sdcard or at least remove the traces of rooted items from it if you were concerned about Sprint finding out it had been rooted.
Bingo! That would be the next step. I'm sure there is another thread somewhere in here with this information?

Thanks again to those of you who helped, I greatly appreciate it.
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Bingo! That would be the next step. I'm sure there is another thread somewhere in here with this information?

Thanks again to those of you who helped, I greatly appreciate it.
Just copy the contents to your pc and format your sdcard. All of the stuff your system needs is included in the rom. Everything on the sdcard is optional.
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