htc evo (android)newbie


  1. cwgrindley

    cwgrindley New Member

    i have a htc evo on the way and all know after reading alot is that for now i would like to root it so i can tether it for now. unrevoked looks the easiest and as far as tethering goes i want to be able to do it wifi whats the best or easiest? and what is the best for over clocking. do i have to change roms when i root or will it still be the same? I just want to learn more before i do anything and mess up the phone. thanx

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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Hello cwgrindley, and welcome to the forums.

    It sounds like you've noticed right above this big posting area for the Captivate, are several Captivate sub-forums, "All Things Root" included. One of the stickies in the Root sub is, "http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/194918-rooting-dummies.html," which is one of many guides for getting your device rooted.

    Many Android device users seek out ROMs that have the kernel over clocked, that way they can use an app such as SetCPU, available in Market, to use the battery temperature, CPU speed etc in "profiles," which are how things function at different times, such as when the device is sleeping, etc.

    Rooting is just an exploit to give you access to certain areas of the system, it is not in and of itself a true change; it just opens doors. Changes come about when you start flashing ROMs and/or fooling around in those newly open areas.. be careful. ;)

    Read in that All Things Root area about the mistakes of others trying to work their way out of some issue brought about when they removed a file or service needed by the OS.
  3. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forums! Rooting is very simple and easy using Unrevoked. I would suggest if you haven't already, reading the Rooting for Dummies guide stickied at the top of the forum. It will answer some of your questions and give you the step by step instructions to get your phone rooted. Once that is done, you do not have to flash a custom rom. You will be able to use root only apps like wifi tether. As far as overclocking, you will need to do some flashing to do that as the kernel that comes with the stock rom does not allow for that. Lets get you rooted first though and we can go from there. Let us know if you have any questions, we are here to help.
  4. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

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