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Old February 23rd, 2012, 02:46 PM   #151 (permalink)
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I'm a bit intimidated at doing this, but I really want to.
How much time should I set aside for doing this?

I'm fairly tech/computer savvy.

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Old February 23rd, 2012, 02:56 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Actually, just read that it can't be done on Gingerbread, 2.3.3.

No worries for now.
I just want to uninstall some of the bullshit, i.e. Nascar, Sports crap.
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JD, I think you can downgrade the hboot and root then....

Evo Shift Gingerbread Root/hboot downgrade

Check it out, maybe you'll have some luck.
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i installed the installerr16windows.exe without the java sdk devolpment kit.do i need that? i have windows xp 32 bit version.
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So, I read through this whole thread and was pretty hopeful until I got to the last two pages. I've wanted to root my phone for over a year, but since I've never done anything like this, there's never been an easy, idiot-proof way to root the Shift, and my husband would flip if I bricked it, I've never attempted it. When I saw this guide, I decided I'd finally try it. Until I got to the end. I followed the links about how to downgrade to froyo, but they mostly just leave my head spinning, especially since I'm running 2.3.4. Does anyone have any advice, or know if anything easier has come up recently? I'm constantly battling internal storage issues and I'd love to be able to delete the bloatware and move some stuff to my sd card that doesn't have that option right now. But, I really, really don't want to have to flash my phone and start from scratch to do.
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So, I read through this whole thread and was pretty hopeful until I got to the last two pages. I've wanted to root my phone for over a year, but since I've never done anything like this, there's never been an easy, idiot-proof way to root the Shift, and my husband would flip if I bricked it, I've never attempted it. When I saw this guide, I decided I'd finally try it. Until I got to the end. I followed the links about how to downgrade to froyo, but they mostly just leave my head spinning, especially since I'm running 2.3.4. Does anyone have any advice, or know if anything easier has come up recently? I'm constantly battling internal storage issues and I'd love to be able to delete the bloatware and move some stuff to my sd card that doesn't have that option right now. But, I really, really don't want to have to flash my phone and start from scratch to do.
Currently there are 2 different ways to root the Shift on 2.3.4. Both methods involve downgrading back to 2.2 in order to achieve root. One method you have to use the HTC Dev tool

Here's a link to both methods

[VIDEO GUIDE] FULL S-OFF ROOT for Evo SHIFT. Froyo (2.2) + Gingerbread (2.3.3+2.3.4) - xda-developers

Root and downgrade for Android 2.3.4 {Script included - ShiftySonofA script dl added) - xda-developers

Both methods are going to require ADB and the proper drivers for your pc..
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Crump, You want me to edit the op, and add these or are they the same methods as are already up there? I am lost these days with the shift lol...
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Currently there are 2 different ways to root the Shift on 2.3.4. Both methods involve downgrading back to 2.2 in order to achieve root. One method you have to use the HTC Dev tool

Here's a link to both methods

[VIDEO GUIDE] FULL S-OFF ROOT for Evo SHIFT. Froyo (2.2) + Gingerbread (2.3.3+2.3.4) - xda-developers

Root and downgrade for Android 2.3.4 {Script included - ShiftySonofA script dl added) - xda-developers

Both methods are going to require ADB and the proper drivers for your pc..

Thanks for the response! I've already looked through both of those threads (or the OP, at least) and was a bit lost since I don't understand what most of the terms and abbreviations, but I'll try to read through it again and figure it out. Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but will I have to flash my phone regardless?
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Crump, You want me to edit the op, and add these or are they the same methods as are already up there? I am lost these days with the shift lol...
I added both of those methods to the Hboot/downgrade thread. Although I probably need to change the name..





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Thanks for the response! I've already looked through both of those threads (or the OP, at least) and was a bit lost since I don't understand what most of the terms and abbreviations, but I'll try to read through it again and figure it out. Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but will I have to flash my phone regardless?
Basically what you have to do is exploit the bootloader in order to downgrade using the ruu utility. Once you are downgrade you'll use the method in this thread { or any 2.2 rooting method} to obtain s-off. Keep in mind, this will bring you all the way back to 2.2 but you can easily flash a Gingerbread ROM.

I know this all sounds confusing but I would just suggest reading as much as you can. There's a ton of information out there on rooting the Shift and Android in general..
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I added both of those methods to the Hboot/downgrade thread. Although I probably need to change the name..






Well let me know if you need me to help you reorganize something if it is out of your scope within forum rules.... And thanks for keeping your eyes on these threads as always....
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So,I looked for a solution until my eyes went blurry..lol.. I'm finally trying to root my wifes evo shift to fix some of the problems she has from the last update. I've tried this method a few times now and I keep getting stuck at a black screen while trying to use Visionary. I've also tried Z4root and it just force closes. I'm thinking this is why I can't get SuperUser from ADB.
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So,I looked for a solution until my eyes went blurry..lol.. I'm finally trying to root my wifes evo shift to fix some of the problems she has from the last update. I've tried this method a few times now and I keep getting stuck at a black screen while trying to use Visionary. I've also tried Z4root and it just force closes. I'm thinking this is why I can't get SuperUser from ADB.
What version of Android are you on? If you are on 2.3.3 or 2.3.4, you'll have to take different steps before you can achieve root. Have a look at this thread [VIDEO GUIDE] FULL S-OFF ROOT for Evo SHIFT. Froyo (2.2) + Gingerbread (2.3.3+2.3.4) - xda-developers and this one Root and downgrade for Android 2.3.4 {Script included - ShiftySonofA script dl added) - xda-developers ... and one more Hboot information and downgrading - xda-developers It all dpends on what version of Android you r are running to determine which method you should follow.
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What version of Android are you on? If you are on 2.3.3 or 2.3.4, you'll have to take different steps before you can achieve root. Have a look at this thread [VIDEO GUIDE] FULL S-OFF ROOT for Evo SHIFT. Froyo (2.2) + Gingerbread (2.3.3+2.3.4) - xda-developers and this one Root and downgrade for Android 2.3.4 {Script included - ShiftySonofA script dl added) - xda-developers ... and one more Hboot information and downgrading - xda-developers It all dpends on what version of Android you r are running to determine which method you should follow.
Thanks for the links, finally got it. However im having another issue flashing roms. I've tried a few and every one fails. I already got the radios updated and flashed a kernel, but roms have failed everytime with some kind of error or another.
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Thanks for the links, finally got it. However im having another issue flashing roms. I've tried a few and every one fails. I already got the radios updated and flashed a kernel, but roms have failed everytime with some kind of error or another.
Make sure you're using the latest version of cwm.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 10:56 AM   #165 (permalink)
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Looks like the link to the Sprint RUU to unroot is no longer valid. Can someone update that link?
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