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Old January 20th, 2012, 01:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ****NEW OTA 4.67.651.3 is out DO NOT ACCEPT IT****

hey guys,
so there is a new software update that sprint is releasing.

i just saw this:
HTC EVO 4G receives OTA update to 4.67.651.3
More Sprint Devices Receive Security Updates – HTC Evo and Design 4G Added To The Mix

here is what the ota contains:
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HTC EVO 4G Software Update – 4.67.651.3
Enhancements/Fixes:
- Security Update
- Updated Peep client ( to align with Twitter)
- Battery life improvements
please do not accept it. resist the urge to do so. it will most likely not do anything. but this is a good time to start developing good flashing habits now. most ota's will have a negative affect on your rooted phone.

here is what accepting an ota will do on a rooted phone:

1. usually ota's will close and previous exploits used to gain root. sometimes ota's will unroot your phone and you will then be stuck waiting for the devs to find another exploit to use to re-gain root and as time goes by it will get harder and harder to root.

2.it could put your phone in an unusual state where you will be either with s-on and have a custom rom and recovery or s-off but with the latest ota unrooted rom and stock recovery. in either case it is slightly more difficult to get your phone back inline.

3.the last thing it can do is brick your phone.

please read this thread where i go into more details about it:
You Can't Root Your Gingerbread 2.3.3. Evo....BUT NOW YOU CAN!!!!!!

Update: so here is the info on what the software version, radio, hboot and android os version:

UPDATE
H Boot 2.18.001
base band 2.15.00.12.19
Kernel 2.6.35.10-g4b48446
android 2.3.5


edit:looks like captian throwback has a way that you can root your evo if you took the update. this method still uses htc's method of unlocking the bootloader, however he has found a way to gain s-off and not have your bootloader watermarked.

so here it is:
http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/488901-rooting-gingerbread-2-3-5-dummies-guide.html

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Trust me guys custom rom/recovery on an S-ON device is no fun I had to call on the help of a Revolutionary dev to get me out of a pickle once.
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I think it's similar to the 3VO update that just got pushed out. The "security update" and "battery improvements" were due to the removal of CIQ and it's logging. No clue on what effect it'll have on a rooted phone though...
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I think it's similar to the 3VO update that just got pushed out. The "security update" and "battery improvements" were due to the removal of CIQ and it's logging. No clue on what effect it'll have on a rooted phone though...
yeah most roms have ciq removed anyways so no real need to accept this ota.
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Trust me guys custom rom/recovery on an S-ON device is no fun I had to call on the help of a Revolutionary dev to get me out of a pickle once.
Did you mean a custom ROM and recovery on a device that has been unrooted by an OTA update? A custom ROM and recovery on a device that is still S-ON, but has full root access like my old Sprint HTC Hero, was never a problem for me.

I could see where being unrooted and unable to reroot would not be fun and being S-OFF would fix that in a jiffy though. Fortunately, that was never the scenario with the Sprint HTC Hero.
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Nice, I'm out working like a fiend and they roll out an OTA. Splendid!

I wonder what the battery life improvements are?

Did they add a new kernel to the ota?
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Yes that is correct my daughters evo is not rooted and after update is 2.18.001 also base band update to2.15.00.12.19
I believe this will close the posibility of rooting again.
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This looks to me like a bad thing
My daughters phone will never be rooted and she got the update and this is where its at.
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hey guys,
so there is a new software update that sprint is releasing.

i just saw this:
HTC EVO 4G receives OTA update to 4.67.651.3
More Sprint Devices Receive Security Updates – HTC Evo and Design 4G Added To The Mix

here is what the ota contains:


please do not accept it. resist the urge to do so. it will most likely not do anything. but this is a good time to start developing good flashing habits now. most ota's will have a negative affect on your rooted phone.

here is what accepting an ota will do on a rooted phone:

1. usually ota's will close and previous exploits used to gain root. sometimes ota's will unroot your phone and you will then be stuck waiting for the devs to find another exploit to use to re-gain root and as time goes by it will get harder and harder to root.

2.it could put your phone in an unusual state where you will be either with s-on and have a custom rom and recovery or s-off but with the latest ota unrooted rom and stock recovery. in either case it is slightly more difficult to get your phone back inline.

3.the last thing it can do is brick your phone.

please read this thread where i go into more details about it:
You Can't Root Your Gingerbread 2.3.3. Evo....BUT NOW YOU CAN!!!!!!

if you read the first few pages you will see many who have accepted the ota and now could not root it again and they had to wait. it took a few months or so before the devs were able to gain root again with revolutionary.

edit:all we have to do now is wait for the devs to cook this into a new rom or into there existing rom.
This is another reason why I use an AOSP rom, they don't have OTA updating options thus eliminating the temptation to update unless you want to go through the trouble of flashing a Sense-based rom.
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Yuck. It has probably been posted all over these forums but for the live of God don't accept an ota if you're rooted
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UPDATE
H Boot 2.18.001
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Kernel 2.6.35.10-g4b48446
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This looks to me like a bad thing
My daughters phone will never be rooted and she got the update and this is where its at.

Hmmm...new radio at least
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wow thanx for the post i will add that to my do not accept the ota thread. that will most likely leave you unrooted and with an unrootable bootloader.

thanx again for the heads up.
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yeppers OTA

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ok so i updated the op with the stats of the new ota.

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android 2.3.5
This looks to me like a bad thing
My daughters phone will never be rooted and she got the update and this is where its at.
New Hboot.

Poop, I wonder if the exploit is toast?

Anyone confirm if revolutionary still works?

Hopefully we get someone here to confirm soon so we can add it to the guides. Hopefully htc will release the new kernel soon so the devs can play. Wait, we don't have any kernel devs anymore.

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Yes that is correct my daughters evo is not rooted and after update is 2.18.001 also base band update to2.15.00.12.19
I believe this will close the posibility of rooting again.
Hey Mike, could you possibly try to root it and see if Revolutionary will still work?

You could always unroot it, if it works.

Wait, don't try that. You might not be able to reroot afterword.

Grrr, hafta go to work. I'll poke around XDA tonight and see if anything is floating around
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Hey Mike, could you possibly try to root it and see if Revolutionary will still work?

You could always unroot it, if it works.

Wait, don't try that. You might not be able to reroot afterword.

Grrr, hafta go to work. I'll poke around XDA tonight and see if anything is floating around
Believe me i want to try but im afraid iit will bork something or get stuck in a state where its not fixable.
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Is there a way to turn off the auto updater? I'm scared my cats might choose to attack my EVO at exactly the wron moment... just my luck...
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If you have a custom ROM, will you be "offered" OTA updates as I did when i was unrooted with Sense?

I often was "offered" and had declined for a long time....

Then I updated all the way to latest, then Rooted...

Does this only affect those who are rooted but without a custom ROM....

Would like to be able to be sure i am not going to "accidently" accept the OTA update...
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go into settings, scroll down to system updates, and in htc software update uncheck the scheduled check box. that should stop it from asking you to update
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go into settings, scroll down to system updates, and in htc software update uncheck the scheduled check box. that should stop it from asking you to update
yeah, i investigated that, but it brings me to MIUI updates not HTC updates, so i assume i am safe from it being pushed to me then????
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If you are on MIUI, CM7, or Ice Cream Sandwich then you are fine as they are not Sense based Roms.

I believe the only ones affected would be Sense 1.0, 2.1, or 3.0 roms. Since they were on Sprint phones.
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This is most likely just a ciq removal like every other device. Not worth risking it because most roms have it removed
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sorry but i moved the discussion here as i think that it is all on the same subject. and also i think the title says it all.
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This is another reason why I use an AOSP rom, they don't have OTA updating options thus eliminating the temptation to update unless you want to go through the trouble of flashing a Sense-based rom.
A lot of the HTC Sense based ROMs have the OTA updating feature turned off. You can also disable it yourself in the Software Update area of Settings.

That should eliminate any worry that you could update your handset on purpose or accidentally. Haha.
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FYI, captain throwback posted the new radios over at xda. I haven't flashed yet, but apparently some folks are reporting improved 3G speeds...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=21643359
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Also, thought folks over here might find this post from the mikmik interesting regarding what this update can mean for some roms:

http://themikmik.com/showthread.php?p=173292

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That new OTA had more than just a new kernel, radios & PRL. It upgraded the Android version to 2.3.5.

That's big because one of the issues with porting the Sense 3.0 WVGA and Sense 3.5 ROMs were that those ROMs were 2.3.5, and without a 2.3.5 kernel (and perhaps even some framework stuff & libs), there were issues. I think this should get Connect to PC in the 3.5 ROMs working consistently, and it may even make the WVGA Sense 3.0 usable! I'm excited to see what Mik & Newt will be able to do with it.
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Okay, so HBOOT version changed. Root may be impossible, or is it?
If your have a non-rooted EVO and you are on 4.54.651.1 or below you can choose either option in Revolutionary and you will still gain S-OFF. I maybe be dumb enough to try this on the new 4.67.651.3 update for the sake of curiosity, maybe if it doesn't eat my phone and kill it I'll be fine, and we can continue rooting our phones, I'll bring news of my findings.
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Also, thought folks over here might find this post from the mikmik interesting regarding what this update can mean for some roms:

Sprint rolling out OTA updates for EVO 4G, Epic 4G, EVO Design 4G - Page 3
Thanks for the mention .

I think the key lies in the ramdisk, which is part of the boot.img. I wish I knew how to apply that stuff to some of the current ROMs, but unfortunately my knowledge is limited. I'm sure the devs & cooks will know what to do with the update .
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So it looks like this update wont unroot you, but it appears the OG EVO is slated to be added to the HTC dev tool kit.
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Okay, so HBOOT version changed. Root may be impossible, or is it?
If your have a non-rooted EVO and you are on 4.54.651.1 or below you can choose either option in Revolutionary and you will still gain S-OFF. I maybe be dumb enough to try this on the new 4.67.651.3 update for the sake of curiosity, maybe if it doesn't eat my phone and kill it I'll be fine, and we can continue rooting our phones, I'll bring news of my findings.
please let us know if you try it! By a bit of unfortunate luck, HTC gave me a new EVO today after they apparently lost my volume button (not the rocker switch but the actual internal button) while they were replacing my screen for me.

I wasn't thinking (mainly because I found a youtube video that seemed to suggest the rooting method was already in existance for 2.3.5) and updated everything , then planned to root it tonight. Now I'm stuck with a crappy un-rooted phone again :-(
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please let us know if you try it! By a bit of unfortunate luck, HTC gave me a new EVO today after they apparently lost my volume button (not the rocker switch but the actual internal button) while they were replacing my screen for me.

I wasn't thinking (mainly because I found a youtube video that seemed to suggest the rooting method was already in existance for 2.3.5) and updated everything , then planned to root it tonight. Now I'm stuck with a crappy un-rooted phone again :-(
If we get added to HTC's bootloader unlock dev kit we wont have to worry about finding root methods anymore.
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If we get added to HTC's bootloader unlock dev kit we wont have to worry about finding root methods anymore.
how does that work?
I am very very new to the evo, in fact its still in transit on the way here

I have never had a htc device
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Get an idea for it here:

Welcome to HTCdev


HTC basically provides the method for unlocking your h-boot
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how does that work?
I am very very new to the evo, in fact its still in transit on the way here

I have never had a htc device

If you don't even have it yet it will likely not be running the newest update anyway. I think it usually takes about a month to start showing up on new phones.
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Unfortunately the evo 4g. Is not on the list yet.also you will still have s-on.and it will water Mark the hboot.better to not accept the ota then do this method if and when they add the evo to the list.
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Unfortunately the evo 4g. Is not on the list yet.also you will still have s-on.and it will water Mark the hboot.better to not accept the ota then do this method if and when they add the evo to the list.
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I wouldn't use this method to unlock your bootloader. Once you use this method, htc will Mark your phone as unlocked and it will be void of any warranty, period. Even if you have a hardware issue, and not a software problem your phone will be marked.

Best to wait until an exploit is found, then you're good to go.

New radios and PRI, maybe I should update em now, been two or three ota's.
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Welcome to HTCdev


HTC basically provides the method for unlocking your h-boot
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If you don't even have it yet it will likely not be running the newest update anyway. I think it usually takes about a month to start showing up on new phones.
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Unfortunately the evo 4g. Is not on the list yet.also you will still have s-on.and it will water Mark the hboot.better to not accept the ota then do this method if and when they add the evo to the list.
Thanks for the link, very interesting stuff, I get it now.

The phone I bought is used so I doubt it will be updated to the newest OTA and I had not planned on doing it anyway, if the phone isnt rooted It will be first thing I am going to run either cm7 or decks gingerbread aosp Do you recommend updating the radio's using the ones the devs have put out? if it isnt that version already.
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Here are the new radios for you guys if you haven't already downloaded. Just flash in recovery. Make sure you have a good charge prior to flashing.

http://www.mediafire.com/?hfjnj9jsnddspay
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Here are the new radios for you guys if you haven't already downloaded. Just flash in recovery. Make sure you have a good charge prior to flashing.

CM-EVO_Radio-2.15.00.12.19_PRI-2.33_WiMax_NV.zip
What is the latest radios? So I can check if I need?

Also am I able to update prl now that I am rooted?
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What is the latest radios? So I can check if I need?

Also am I able to update prl now that I am rooted?
That file will give you the radios from the OTA that just came out. 2.15.00.12.19 and PRI 2.33 I believe. You can update PRL if you are using a sense rom under settings>system updates.
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That file will give you the radios from the OTA that just came out. 2.15.00.12.19 and PRI 2.33 I believe. You can update PRL if you are using a sense rom under settings>system updates.
a. do i want the latest radio??

b. can or do you need to update prl on my aosp (miui) rom?
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I am ran the b-boot update and it worked fine. Noticed a little better signal strength
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I am ran the b-boot update and it worked fine. Noticed a little better signal strength
Same here. 3g speed test before and after about doubled though my service here sucks most days so not a good test. I will test some more tomorrow at work.
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hey guys,
so i stickied this thread and added the http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/488901-rooting-hboot-2-18-dummies-guide.html to the op.
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Hi I updated my Evo 4g lat night and would like to root it. Any help will be appreciated.
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Hi I updated my Evo 4g lat night and would like to root it. Any help will be appreciated.
welcome to the forums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

for future knowledge never accept an ota if you plan to root your phone. there is no root possible with the new ota because the ota changed you hboot and closed the exploit that revolutionary used. now you will have to use HTC's method of unlocking your bootloader. unfortunately what this does is watermark your bootloader so that techs will be able to see that you rooted your phone. also going this route will void your warranty.

having that said here is the HTC method:
http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/488901-rooting-hboot-2-18-dummies-guide.html
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Thank youocnbrze for the quick response, Sorry but I am new to this world of rooting, but what I want to accomplish is what my friend has on his EVO, which is Install Free Wireless Tether on my HTC EVO 4g. Will unlocking my phone allow me to accomplish what I want?

Thanks again for the help...
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