[CDMA] Complete Newbie's Guide to rooting and flashing Evo 3D ROMs/Kernels using fastboot


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  1. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    ViperROM is pretty good. I used it for awhile. But the updater doesn't work the way you think it does. It downloads the new version of the ROM and flashes it for you, it's not like applying windows updates where you only install what you need to update.

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  2. Dooderino

    Dooderino Well-Known Member

    Which ROM would you suggest? I want something stable with a decent amount of tweaks with improved battery life. Overclocking isn't super important to me

    That was what I figured the updater did. It is just nice to be able to update without having to flash every time it has an update
  3. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    ViperROM or MeanROM would be my suggestion. For being able to tweak it, I'd suggest Viper over Mean, because MeanROM gets updated every 3 days or so and anything you tweak will have to be re-tweaked and if you apply a theme, you could defeat the changes the update did.
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  4. Dooderino

    Dooderino Well-Known Member

    Gotcha bro. Those were actually the 2 I was debating between. I guess at this point ViperROM it is
  5. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    If you still want to use the full Android SDK (as I've changed my guide to use Mini SDK), here is how you install it (for Windows OSes only):

    This guide will assume you're running Windows XP or later. But, what software you download and what directory the Android SDK will install itself into will depend upon if you have a 32-bit or 64-Bit version of Windows. How do you tell? Right click on My Computer, or open your Start Menu and right click on My Computer (or 'Computer' as Win 7 refers to it) and click on Properties. In the middle of the page, it will tell you if you're running a 32-Bit or 64-Bit version of windows.

    First, you need to download a lot of software. So here are the download links:

    1) The Java Development Kit (JDK) - Install this first, the Android SDK will not let you continue if it does not detect a JDK.

    a) JDK for Windows 32-Bit systems
    b) JDK for Windows 64-Bit systems

    2) Android SDK Installer

    Now, how to configure the Android SDK. After installing the Android SDK, it'll prompt you to start the SDK Manager. Yes, you want to start it. Check 'Tools' at the top. Also check Android 2.3.3 (API 10) and then Install XX packages. Mine said 27 packages, yours may be different. Also, ignore that it's calling it Android 2.3.3 and you're likely on Android 2.3.4. Android 2.3.4 uses the same APIs as Android 2.3.3, so it's fine. That will take a little bit to download and install. Once it is done, you can use fastboot and ADB.

    *Note, now that we're on Android 4.0, you can use the Android 4.0 API instead of the Android 2.3.3 API. I don't think either are truly necessary, but it wouldn't hurt to grab both or none of them.

    If you have the full Android SDK and 32-Bit Windows, your platform-tools directory will be here:
    Code (Text):
    1. cd C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools
    If you have the full Android SDK and 64-Bit Windows, your platform-tools directory will be here:
    Code (Text):
    1. cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools
  6. houndstooth

    houndstooth Active Member

    @OP. Thank you.

    Great guide. Flawless.

    I had one small issue where after it was supposed to reboot by itself to the unlocked bootloader, it instead booted right to stock homescreen. I'm not sure why it happened, and I was freaking out because I couldn't boot into the bootloader, but then I realized it had defaulted back to "fastboot" on.
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  7. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    Thanks for the feedback! I'll include that into my guide. I never actually did the HTC unlock method, so I didn't know if it rebooted to the bootloader or to Android.
  8. Draklom

    Draklom New Member

    Does the android app, ROM Manager, work at all for this phone? Mainly with it's install ROM feature that allows you to install ROMs on the fly more or less.
  9. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    ROM Manager only works if you're S-OFF. If you unlocked with HTC dev, then you can't use ROM Manager.

    However, you can use 4EXTRecovery. It has a ROM Manager like program and works with S-OFF and S-ON devices. I highly recommend it.
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  10. Draklom

    Draklom New Member

    Cool. Thanks for the quick reply. Follow up question for it, are you able to use that app and by-pass step 7 by chance or should we get TWRP flashed first before we put any other mods on?

    Actually a question regarding step 7. I'm ready to flash the new ROM now but when I went into shooter it gave me 3 other options:
    ../
    META-INF/
    system/

    I'm thinking its the META-INF bit but not 100%.
  11. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    No, for the first flash, you need to use TWRP. Just because 4EXT can't install without having SuperUser. It's a pain, but the guys who made 4EXT didn't make it so you could download the recovery separately.

    Umm...where did you go into 'shooter'? Are you using TWRP?
  12. Draklom

    Draklom New Member

    Yup I went into shooter through the ROMS folder I created where I put the .img file at. Once in there I selected shooter then it gave me those extra options.


    I'm going to try redownloading the file and re-uploading it to the SD card. (hopefully that'll do it since it doesn't seem like I should be getting those extra options)
  13. Draklom

    Draklom New Member

    Ah nvm I think I just figured out what I did wrong. I didn't think of it but I unzipped the file and uploaded it to the SD card. Right now I'm simply re-downloading the ROM and keeping it in .zip format then going into the mount menu to reupload it to the SD card.

    Yup that was the issue and got everything fixed and now its working like it should. Great guide, thanks for it! =D
  14. MJMcMahon

    MJMcMahon Well-Known Member

    Hi guys -

    went to root my wife's phone tonight and, strangely enough, after putting in the HTC Unlock code, the phone rebooted and appeared to have been factory reset. :(

    I checked on the EVO3D IRC channel and they stated that the HTC unlock wipes the data. It might be a good idea to update the instructions to change the order so that the uninitiated don't make the same mistake.

    Thanks for the instructions nevertheless!

    M
  15. sickened1

    sickened1 New Member

    Disregard, was over complicating things.. lmao.
  16. haval83

    haval83 Member

    hello... spent sometimes to follow all the steps except for the recommended final two steps and the phone as far as I know is "rooted" but I tried to download a tethering app it gave me a rooting notice and it did not work it said this is for rooted phones and then it did not work so I guess I went wrong somewhere what is the best way to approach this situation
    ps: I tried multiple tethering apps and my phone is a CDMA
  17. haval83

    haval83 Member

    hello... spent sometimes to follow all the steps except for the recommended final two steps and the phone as far as I know is "rooted" but I tried to download a tethering app it gave me a rooting notice and it did not work it said this is for rooted phones and then it did not work so I guess I went wrong somewhere what is the best way to approach this situation
    ps: I tried multiple tethering apps and my phone is a CDMA
  18. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Do you have the superuser app on your app drawer
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  19. haval83

    haval83 Member

    I am sorry I have no clue what that is
  20. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Check in your app drawer and see if you have an app called Superuser


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  21. haval83

    haval83 Member

    i just downloaded it and then what should I do sorry to impose
  22. haval83

    haval83 Member

    tried to instal superuser elite keep on asking me to force close
  23. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Then your not rooted, go back the the chart and follow the steps again, you must of missed something

    I also didn't ask you to download and install simply wanted to know if it was there, if it was then you would of most likely been rooted
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  24. haval83

    haval83 Member

    oh ok now thanks well now I got to step 4 and on the top of the screen it says that my phone is unlocked highlighted in pink but it did not reboot should I just disconnect it and take out the battery and then follow up with the next step or what is your advice
  25. haval83

    haval83 Member

    btw I did get a new token

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