Boost Mobile Version w/ICS


  1. transitoyspace

    transitoyspace Well-Known Member

    Round Up: Thank you Apache Thunder , zombu2 and the others for contributing so much.

    HTC Evo Design 4G on Boost mobile
    Its Htc Sense 3.6(NOT 4.0) running over android 4.0.3
    Bootloader comes LOCKED (S-ON)
    hboot 1.30.0000
    Radio 1.11.00.0418_2

    UPDATED: As of 6/8/2012 Boost has been pushing an OTA update
    Safe to update but read here before doing so
    Credit: Apache Thunder!
    PRL:
    The PRL that came with phone was old, updated to 61008 I believe.
    -Apache Thunder has a method of updating/changing PRL through here

    Root PROGRESS:
    Apache Thunder , zombu2 Have Achieved it!
    CWM
    Root ONLY CWM install
    Nandroid Backup (stock+root)
    Stock Recovery
    OTA 6/8/12
    HTC Drivers only
    HTC Sync

    Unlock Bootloader:
    Go to HTCDEV and clicked on the Sprint version since Boost isnt available.
    Follow Steps and Unlock Bootloader. Confirmed to unlock Bootloader.

    S-OFF:
    As mention by others S-OFF is not achieved via unlocking of bootloader.

    Tips/MISC:
    -Volume UP+POWER = Recovery/CWM
    -Volume Down+POWER = Hboot/Fastboot/Bootloader
    -Set up stock Boost Mobile Voicemail before switching to other Voicemails such as Google Voice

    Get a Live PERSON to answer when calling Customer Service:

    *currently dont know how, if someone know please update*
    1. Call 1-866-402-7366 or 611
    2. push *88
    3. when it starts talking after that it asks you for a dealer id try a 5 digit number like 10066 and you re bound to hit a dealer id which then puts you up to tech support then tell em the number again when they ask you
    credits: zombu2

    4G Data speeds:
    ak47bluntz: 3mbs Down & 200kps Up - Los Angeles Area

    Fix for Data throttling:(must be rooted)
    /data/system/throttle
    using root explorer delete all items within folder
    *nadroid/backup before doing so*
    Cap before fix is 2.5GB

    Fix to Restore Htc Sharing:
    in your build.prop find the line ro.da1.enable=true Change it to ro.da1.enable=false Directly under it add the line ro.da1.method=false Reboot
    more info here

    Wifi Tether(must have root):
    File & Instructions here
    Thanks Zombu2!

    Safe to Remove apps:
    Hookit
    Polaris Office
    boostmobile app
    smith.apk (which aperantly manages the throttling )
    telenav

    Things to do:
    De-oxed rom
    Make roms
    Achieve S-OFF
    Custom Kernals

    Videos:
    Coming Soon!

    Thanks: to all who are contributing!

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  2. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love VIP Member

    I moved this into the HTC Design "all things root" forum, since it pertains to the rooting of the HTC Design.
  3. bshunt29

    bshunt29 Member

    I just bought the Boost Mobile Evo Design. Used the HTC unlock bootloader and worked without any problems. Make sure you remove all spaces.
  4. Rally 517

    Rally 517 Well-Known Member

    What code did u use to to go into mode to change prl
  5. Rally 517

    Rally 517 Well-Known Member

    Where is the link or what site to unlock bootloader. Exactly what did you do
  6. transitoyspace

    transitoyspace Well-Known Member

    Really? And you selected the sprint version in the drop down menu?
    Illl try again in an hour or so and post.
  7. transitoyspace

    transitoyspace Well-Known Member

    I just went through the menu system, option to update PRL. (ill give you a better description later)
    Ill try and post videos later if I can.
  8. transitoyspace

    transitoyspace Well-Known Member

  9. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Well-Known Member

    I can confirm that unlocking boot loader using the HTCDev website does appear to work with this phone. I have the Boost Mobile version.

    Doesn't seem to help in rooting it though so I see no benefit of it yet. (current root methods don't work since the phone ships with the latest firmware)

    Unless there is an alternate method for rooting a phone with an unlocked boot loader?
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  10. Rally 517

    Rally 517 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I thought u did it thru CDMA
  11. transitoyspace

    transitoyspace Well-Known Member

    Oh, Like change it to use more of sprint towers.
    As far as i know, you dont need CDMA workshop...only qpst for PRL.
    Just get the MSL and read from phone and write new PRL.
    I get decent 4G...so I dont see a reason to try(for me).
    If you try and get faster speeds please let us know and which PRL you used.
  12. NewYorkGiant

    NewYorkGiant Member

    Are the Sprint prl files compatible for all Android phones? I have a rooted ZTE Warp for Boost and switched the prl from 61008 to 61085. Would I be able to use those same prl files to change the prl on my new HTC EVO Design 4G for Boost?
  13. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Well-Known Member

  14. transitoyspace

    transitoyspace Well-Known Member

    updated the op
  15. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Well-Known Member

    Like to let you all know it's safe to install the latest OTA update. Just make sure you flash stock recovery back since the OTA update won't install if you have CWM installed. If not, just flash the update. Install CWM (once you have bootloader unlocked), then install the new root zip file that zomba2 modified to work on this phone. His zip file will install on either version of the phone. Only the CWM installers are carrier specific.

    If you already had root prior to the update you will notice it will not be working after the update. Don't panic. Just re-run the cwm installer for root and you'll get your root back. :D

    So even the latest update can have root. :D

    Also note, if you removed any bloatware, you may need to reinstall them back for OTA updates to work correctly. (I do hope you were smart and backed them up with Titanium Backup before uninstalling them! :p )
  16. transitoyspace

    transitoyspace Well-Known Member

    thanks for letting us know! :)
  17. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Well-Known Member

    No problem. This morning I saw that there still was no exploit to get root. So I said no to that and found my own way. Now the world knows. :D
  18. zombu2

    zombu2 Well-Known Member

    Time for a Sticky
  19. joshua.worth

    joshua.worth Well-Known Member

    S-OFF is not achieved through HTCDev nor any other method for this device as of yet and we've been trying since October 2011.
  20. zombu2

    zombu2 Well-Known Member

    We are unlocked have CWM and root .....what more do we want???
  21. joshua.worth

    joshua.worth Well-Known Member

    This might be better and easier for you Boost guys if someone's willing to test it just flash in clockworkmod recovery
    SU
  22. grad061980

    grad061980 Well-Known Member

    s-off. the htc unlock leaves radios and the sim card locked so you can not flash radios or use another carriers' sim card. AND unless you have an edited boot.img (we have one) you can not flash kernels in recovery without s-off (have to flash kernels via fastboot).

    I would have like to have s-off 2 days ago. Just to change the radio and hboot on my hero s (us cellular) I had to backup my current rom in recovery (boost mobile leaked sense 3.6 ics), relock my bootloader, pull the rom.zip from the ruu (US Cellular - sense 3.0 gingerbread) that had my updated radio and hboot, rename the rom.zip to ph44img, relock my bootloader with fastboot, flash my ph44img.zip (rom.zip I pulled earlier) in hboot , edit my cwm recovery android text file to reflect the current mainverion number, reunlock my bootloader, reflash my my cwm recovery, restore my backup rom. All that to update my radio. Pain in butt. With s-off I could have just pulled the new radio from the ruu and zipped it up renaming it to ph44img.zip and flashed in hboot. A 3 minute job compared to an 1.5 hrs with the other method.
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  23. transitoyspace

    transitoyspace Well-Known Member

    Corrected op. Thanks for responding :)
  24. transitoyspace

    transitoyspace Well-Known Member

    anyone know any other bloatware apps that are safe to remove so i can update OP.
    Thanks
  25. zombu2

    zombu2 Well-Known Member


    top of my head

    boost app
    smith.apk which aperantly manages teh throtteling
    telenav
    calender


    for a complete list i have to look tomorrow

    BTW for a live person after calling the 1866 number or 611 push *88 when it starts talking after that it asks you for a dealer id try a 5 digit number like 10066 and you re bound to hit a dealer id which then puts you up to tech support then tell em the number again when they ask you
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