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Old June 3rd, 2010, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Got Android 2.2? This thread claims to have rooted Froyo on your HTC Evo 4g http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=765496

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{tutorial} how to root \0/ - xda-developers

Picture time - Froyo pictures a few posts down!



White bootloader screen.


If you see this it means it didn't find the right ZIP file.


Updating!


Root success.


First time seeing this pop up..


Waits here forEVER.


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Just like new.


No Superuser app?! Did I do something wrong.


No problem! Didn't even ask for permissions.


Boot into Recovery.


Flashed new recovery.


New recovery up close.


Doing a Nandroid backup. A must!


That's what you end up with. Stock ROM, rooted.

Look a few posts down for Froyo update!

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damn ping u beaat me 2 it
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damn ping u beaat me 2 it
Got flaming fast fingers

Can't get it to work yet though.. I suspect the uploaded ZIP is corrupt
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The instructions say PC36IMG.zip but the file is PB36IMG.zip

RENAME THE ZIP FILE
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The instructions say PC36IMG.zip but the file is PB36IMG.zip

RENAME THE ZIP FILE
got it thanks going to test in the next 24 hrs
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This is certainly a milestone in Android history.... and it happened before the phone was even officially released. Wowsers.
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WOW the dam bootloader couldn't find the ZIP in my 16gb microsd card, but when I switched to a 8gb one it worked... wasted so much time
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Pictures of the root process moved up to first post.

Starting Evo Froyo update!!!


Transfer the update ZIP to SDCARD


Wipe data and dalvik cache after reboot into recovery. To do this, boot into the bootloader (vol down+power), choose Recovery, connect usb to computer, run recovery-windows.bat


Choose Update from SDCARD


Ahhh so scary!


Success!


Boots just fine. Setting up...


FROYO HOMESCREEN!


What the, it automatically "Restored" my apps. Is Froyo getting smart?


New Market look. Automatic updating!


This is going to make the Market comments much more useful.


Buttons look different in Gmail.


HOLY F@#K JIT is awesome.


Google Wave is probably the slowest, javascript-heavy site out there. It loads!


I don't remember being able to do this with the past browsers. V8 engine in the new Froyo browser.


Unable to Wireless Tether
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not gonna root right now. dont see the reason YET. Waiting for a good custom rom or something then Ill root

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Second thing i'm doing after installing my screen protector is rooting...
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you bastard!!! lol

hows Froyo running? did you try the tether app? im guessing it doesnt work...
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Froyo!!!! Success!!!!
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not gonna root right now. dont see the reason YET. Waiting for a good custom rom or something then Ill root

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you bastard!!! lol

hows Froyo running? did you try the tether app? im guessing it doesnt work...
Wireless tether is no go. Froyo JIT is raping Linpack.

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Wireless tethering (bluetooth and wifi) fails. For now

And I dont think automatic brightness is working.

NOOOO LED Desire Light is no longer working
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thanks alot for trying it out and lettin us know about froyo. Ill be watching this
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Pink Eye Relief medicine in the background... *teehee*
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please try out the wifi tether app and neocore test and let us know. im dying to find out!
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cameras still not working?
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And a roll of TP. This guy knows how to par-tay!
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wow! this looks very complicated. someone come over to my house and do it. i'll give you a soda.
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wow! this looks very complicated. someone come over to my house and do it. i'll give you a soda.

Yea same here I don't have the balls to try it. I know I would just screw it up.
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Most excellent. Such a shame I leave for vacation this Saturday, for a week. I'll root when I return.
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I'll probably wait until the wireless tethering gets worked out before I root.

When you root, do you lose your apps? I'm coming from a jailbroken iPhone. Everytime I updated the OS I would lose all of my Cydia (jailbroken) apps. It's really annoying.
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Also in that same pic is one of those white bunnies with a moustache and butthole. And a roll of TP. This guy knows how to par-tay!
HAHA, I was thinking the same thing. That 8th picture needs a much better caption! Curious to hear your first impressions of Froyo... I am hot on your heels.
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If I can remove Sense UI with root, then its a must. Sense needs to be optional.
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It is removable on the EVO without rooting... but I think it is great!

Turn off Sense on the Sprint Evo 4G | Android Central
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Perhaps someone who is root-savvy here can post a detailed step by step instructional video on how to root the Evo on youtube for us noobs.

Coming from a WinMo user, a youtube video is how I unlocked/jailbroke my GF's iPhone after never even holding one prior to that.

Thanks again everyone for your hard work !
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Sense is already optional without root.
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Under the image where he puts "No Superuser app?! Did I do something wrong." confuses me cause the steps he does after that I am clueless to.
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heres my question did u remove the crappy apps u didntt need or want an how.
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heres my question did u remove the crappy apps u didntt need or want an how.
At this point you can only remove apps through Adb. Once they have unlocked the process for doing it through android then you would be able to use root explorer to do it from your phone, but not yet.
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I am downloading now!!
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Here goes nothing.. downloading as well - been waiting for a week I need my wireless tether!~
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Apparently they don't have wireless tethering working yet. That's my main reason to root, so I'll wait until they have that sorted out.
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Rooting will be one of the first things I will do.
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oh really? where did you see that... shit
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Alright, so another thing I found with the Froyo custom ROM is that the Roaming Indicator (little triangle, top right) is always on. Don't know if this is a problem.

Also, Chrome to Phone works.

Flash 10.1 beta works! Played that stupid Alien Attack game on Miniclip that they always use to demo flash with no problems.

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please try out the wifi tether app and neocore test and let us know. im dying to find out!
wifi tether doesn't work. Neocore scores 25.6 fps. Stock rom scores 24 fps. Don't know if that's statistically significant.

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Nope, every app that needs the camera hangs and Force Closes.

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lmao, I just came back from college, so this room isn't really mine... I'm not sure whose medicine that is.

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Also in that same pic is one of those white bunnies with a moustache and butthole. And a roll of TP. This guy knows how to par-tay!
LOL the labbit is a gift from the gf

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Follow the directions closely and you won't have a problem!

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I'll probably wait until the wireless tethering gets worked out before I root.

When you root, do you lose your apps? I'm coming from a jailbroken iPhone. Everytime I updated the OS I would lose all of my Cydia (jailbroken) apps. It's really annoying.
yes all apps lost since you have to wipe.

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HAHA, I was thinking the same thing. That 8th picture needs a much better caption! Curious to hear your first impressions of Froyo... I am hot on your heels.
It works great! I can't say that it feels 2-5x faster... but at least not slower than before hahaha. A lot of things don't work though. Anything relating to a sensor (accelerometer, light sensor for auto brightness, camera) is broken. But it's usable as an everyday ROM if you don't need the camera.

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Flash a ROM that doesn't include Sense UI. Like the Froyo ROM.

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I was just surprised that a rooted ROM didn't include the SuperUser app. But it turns out you don't need it since it just gives root permissions to whatever requests it.

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heres my question did u remove the crappy apps u didntt need or want an how.
No, I just flashed to the Froyo ROM which doesn't include those apps.
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So, whats the purpose of rooting the phone?
If I do so, would I loose the stock HTC and sprint ROM [whatever u call it], and everything that came on the phone.?

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So, whats the purpose of rooting the phone?
If I do so, would I loose the stock HTC and sprint ROM [whatever u call it], and everything that came on the phone.?

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Rooting the phone means (theoretically) that you can overclock with custom kernels, use wireless tether for free, install custom ROMs.

Just by rooting, you will not lose anything. Only if you decide to flash another ROM will you be starting over from scratch.

Edit: If you follow Toast's instructions, you WILL start from scratch once you root your phone. Sorry for the misinformation.
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I was just surprised that a rooted ROM didn't include the SuperUser app. But it turns out you don't need it since it just gives root permissions to whatever requests it.
Is there a method you know of to include this after you root? I'd like to delegate SU permissions a little more carefully. Not a fan of the "shotgun approach".
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Is there a method you know of to include this after you root? I'd like to delegate SU permissions a little more carefully. Not a fan of the "shotgun approach".
No clue. The Froyo custom ROM includes the SuperUser app.

I know the app exists as a downloadable APK file. Maybe try that?
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