Evo shift root


  1. M3thodBombz

    M3thodBombz Well-Known Member

    Hey guys. I'm totally new to the whole rooting scene. All this talk of coding is like a foreign language to me. I get the whole concept of kernals, and Roms. But my real question is why in the HELL cant i unlock the bootloader through HTC dev's website and then root from there. They have all these other devices but no shift. I feel like that's discrimination right there. I know they said "operating restrictions" and blah blah blah but seriously? I've complained and sent emails, messages, facebook, etc.

    Any advice or opinions would be much appreciated. THanks everyone.:eek:

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Welcome to AF! :)

    I've moved your query to the Evo Shift root forum, it will get a better response there.
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  3. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

    Just root your phone without HTC help..
  4. M3thodBombz

    M3thodBombz Well-Known Member

    I've looked for links to root my phone even without HTC help but it seems like stuff is already outdated. Am i just not looking hard enough?
  5. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

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  6. M3thodBombz

    M3thodBombz Well-Known Member

    totally not noob friendly lol
  7. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Hehe, I don't think there's any easy way around it unfortunately. :p

    Is there anything that jumps out at you that looks ultra complicated or does the whole thing just look messy?
  8. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

    There isn't really a "nOOb friendly" method to root the shift these days. It was never easy to root, and since the update it has become quite the process. You can do eet if you read a lot and follow the directions...
  9. M3thodBombz

    M3thodBombz Well-Known Member

    Yeah the whole thing just looks a little messy. Unzipping all of the files that are needed i could get the hang of but its what to do with them and where to put them is what is confusing as well as the coding. Reading about what other people have done and how much trouble they've had just makes it almost an even more scary and time consuming process lol. I'm not scared to brick or anything, i just REALLY want this done. I appreciate you trying to help, thank you
  10. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

    Like I said, i'm sure you could do it if you wanted to invest the time. It really is just a matter of following direction. I helped one person months ago and it literally took her 4 days. But eventually she got it. Not to say I could be of much help with the newer method, I haven't used it lol.
  11. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

    I've had to do this twice and ive helped several people on the irc.. It's really not as difficult as it looks. As long as you have adb set up properly its fairly straight forward. I'm on my phone so posting links is a pain but there's several good guides on setting up adb and rooting in general. The main thing is to do the research and read, read, read.

    I've seen a lot of these threads pop up in multiple forums here lately. Maybe if I get some free time I write up a "noob" friendly guide.
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  12. M3thodBombz

    M3thodBombz Well-Known Member

    Thanks for being encouraging guys lol. I'll keep reading. I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's advice and getting this thing rooted.
  13. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

    Crump is solid in his advice as usual... The first time I rooted a phone I literally read the guide every day for a month. It would take a lot to brick one of these phones, and as long as you follow the directions given you should be all set.

    Since the update to gingerbread, this phone has had some very annoying issues. Rooting and flashing a custom ROM ends all that. I can't remember the last time I saw a loading screen....
  14. M3thodBombz

    M3thodBombz Well-Known Member

    Yeah i've read a lot of his posts. He seems very solid indeed.

    No loading screens?! Im jealous. I'm trying to read and touch up on what the adb is and how to work it. So from what it looks like, you're doing most of the work through adb? Then flashing files here and there. Do you work adb through your pc or your phone?
  15. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

    I don't want to give bum advice as I haven't had a lot of time to brush up on the newer downgrade/root method. Adb is done with the phone connected to your PC. The hardest part of that whole thing for most is getting all the files in the right place on your PC. Once the setup is good, it really is just a matter of typing, or copy and pasting the commands... Believe me when I say I am no computer guru, but as I said before just being able to comprehend and follow the directions is enough...
  16. M3thodBombz

    M3thodBombz Well-Known Member

    That helped a little. I thought you type in commands through adb on your pc with your cell phone connected to the pc. So you give commands on adb with your cell phone while its connected to your pc, got it :)
  17. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

    You should have a look at this thread Beginner's Guide to Installing the SDK and Getting Started with ADB - xda-developers

    It's for an older version of the SDK but same basic concept. This should at least point you in the right direction.

    Don't pay any attention to the part about temp rooting, adb shell or su. You won't need those until after you downgrade
  18. M3thodBombz

    M3thodBombz Well-Known Member

    Okay. So I've installed the sdk to the appropriate areas. (i hope)

    Now what. lol
  19. M3thodBombz

    M3thodBombz Well-Known Member

    For the record, I have to downgrade back to 2.2

    Is that a problem?
  20. M3thodBombz

    M3thodBombz Well-Known Member

    I tried to see if my command prompt would recognize my phone but it says "adb is not recognized as an internal or external command" blah blah blah.

    I navigated the sdk to the right path and everything just as the xda developers forum suggested. Totally lost. And to think i was getting excited that i might be getting this lol
  21. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

    Couple of questions.. Did you download the platform tools package? Did you put the sdk on your C drive? Also did you change your path in environmental variables?
  22. M3thodBombz

    M3thodBombz Well-Known Member

    I put the sdk on my C drive yes. I changed the path in environmental variables yes. I couldn't quite grasp the tool packages? What are those?

    I'm running windows XP by the way. All of you I'm sure are on Windows 7 :(
  23. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

    I have an old xp laying around and it's basically the same as my Windows 7 machine. Go into your C drive and open AdroidSDK then open the SDK manager. You should see a tools folder that has Android SDK tools and platform-tools (this is where adb is located). Install those packages.
  24. M3thodBombz

    M3thodBombz Well-Known Member

    i have to start all over again :(

    The sdk just randomly decided it didn't want to work anymore
  25. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

    ? what's the issue??

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