The version older error should not come up with the updated file. I may still change the root method in the near future. But the important thing is, for now, it should work like a charm. When you flash the PH44IMG.zip file in your bootloader, you may still be prompted to update your device software. I haven't had time to thoroughly test this out, but as I understand it from some other posts concerning this, it is something to avoid. You can choose just to ignore the prompts, but I would recommend setting your phone to not even check for the updates. To do this, go to your settings menu. From there, navigate to the option System Updates (near the bottom). Once in that menu, select HTC Software Update. IMPORTANT, DO NOT SELECT CHECK NOW, LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN. Deselect the option labeled Scheduled Check. It may prompt you to not deselect the option, just continue regardless. Now exit the menu before you accidentally decide to check for updates. You should now no longer have to worry about annoying prompts to update your phone. Rooting the HTC EVO Design 4G for dummies! (AKA how to make your phone not suck) By Savage Shadows !!DISCLAIMER!! Modifying your device is YOUR decision. YOUR phone is YOUR responsibility. Please make sure to follow directions as closely as you can. If something goes wrong, nobody else is responsible, and you have two options. Your first option is to look through the following posts and other threads for solutions to similar issues. Your second option, should the first fail, is to TELL US WHAT WENT WRONG. Give us as many details as you can about your device and what happened. We cannot help you if you do not give us enough information. Nobody else is responsible for what you are about to do to your device. !!DISCLAIMER!! Modifying your device may or may not void warranties. If you are concerned about voiding any warranty policies, it is your responsibility to check your policies. If you are having issues with anything in the guide, please feel free to post in this thread. Plenty of savvy people and myself are around to help, and often pretty quick (usually within a day). Thanks in advanced to anybody helping out. So you have your shiny new Design 4g you got from Boost. You forked up $300 for this baby, and you expect to get $300 dollars worth of phone! But now you've realized that it isn't everything you expected it to be. Now you've found out that there are a lot of bugs and sometimes a lot of lag. Maybe there is a lot of crap that you find completely useless, and you want to clean up your phone because you don't like the clutter. Or maybe you want to do something that an unrooted phone just isn't capable of. Point is, your phone, in some way or another, is lacking something. That is why you're here right now, isn't it? So now you've found yourself here, at this page. You looked around for a while, and are totally confused as to how to root your Design 4G. Recovery, root, permissions, updates, ClockWorkMod, flashing, nandroids, fastboot, hboot, bootloaders?!?! What the h3!! does it take to root if you have never heard of most of those words? And now you're wondering if you can possibly ever figure it all out, right? Well that depends. Do you have: 1. An HTC EVO Design 4G from Boost Mobile (May or may not work with ICS update version from Sprint, I will check). 2. A Windows-based PC. 3. An internet connection. If you have all three things, some time, some patience, and the ability to read carefully, I can show you how to do a basic root, install a custom ROM and kernel, and perform some basic actions. First things first... Chapter zero: BACK UP YOUR PHONE!!! Always rule number one. Ask anybody. Any time that you modify your phone, you will always face a potential to wipe everything off your phone, so it's important to back up and save often. You can do this to your SD card, but it is recommended that you back up those back ups to your computer. Additionally, some information like contacts and calendars, can be saved directly to Google's servers if you have your GMail account synced. Also, often times you may be using software that accesses your SD card, so it is recommended you also back up your SD card to your computer. A lot of back up services will be mentioned around the forums. A very popular one is Titanium Backup. I'm not suggesting you don't use Titanium Backup, but I much prefer a PC based back up program. I swear by the program MobileGo by Wondershare. In my opinion, only as far as backing up and restoring information goes, the only place where MobileGo falls short of Titanium Backup, is that in order to restore information to your device with MobileGo, your device has to be at least within the same WiFi network. Additionally, MobileGo does not require root access, just so you know. For MobileGo from Wondershare, follow the link: MobileGo - Android Manager to Manage Android on PC | Wondershare While this is a great method for backing up all of your personal data, even including apps, personal data is all that it backs up. If you are interested in having a custom recovery tool on your device (ClockWorkMod, or CWM), there will be a CWM back up (AKA nandroid) tutorial in that section of the guide.