So I'm not quite ready to root yet but wanted to do some more custimization to my phone. I read in another forum about being able to change the boot animation without root. It worked so after reading about some of you all that don't like the sprint 4g boot animation I figured I'd share. First, you need to install android SDK. Bill did a good guide to installing it: http://androidforums.com/tips-tricks-evo-4g/90418-how-install-android-sdk.html. When I was installing the sdk I had a lot of trouble with installing the driver for the EVO for whatever reason. Eventually this is what worked for me: dc50 Hideaway: ADB Driver for HTC Evo 4G Once you get SDK installed find a new boot animation. There are a few here: http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-evo-4g/106615-custom-boot-animations.html. The boot animation should be a zip file named "bootanimation". Put this file in the tools folder of the sdk. Open up command prompt (Start>Run>type "cmd"). In command prompt you need to get to the sdk tools folder. To do this I typed in "cd C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\android-sdk-windows\tools" where "User"=you user name. This may be different depending on your version of windows and where you unpacked sdk. Now from here you can check to make sure your device is connected by typing in "adb devices". If you get a line that says "List of Devices Attached" and then a line with some numbers and letters followed by "device" you are conneceted. If not go back a try reinstalling Android SDK. Now with the bootanimation.zip file in the tools folder and command prompt pointing to the tools folder type "adb push bootanimation.zip /data/local". Make sure you put the spaces in or it won't work. Restart your phone and you should see the new boot animation instead of the Sprint 4G one.