[Revised] Rooting Gingerbread 2.3.5 Dummies Guide


Last Updated: 2015-04-05 00:35:37
  1. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    you need to flash the su file and not use the one in the app store.

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  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    hmmm...I believe there is an option in su to "check for binary update"
    Perhaps that may help?
    You have superuser, not the "super superuser", correct?
    I am assuming the su from the guide yes?
  3. denid

    denid Member

    I followed the rooting for dummies guide 2.3.5 and I did flash the file from online as well as downloaded it from the market and delete it of the root of the sd card when i was finished as told. did i do something wrong?
  4. denid

    denid Member

    It's super user and I already checked for binary update, that was where I came across su binary failing to gain root access. Thanks for assistin BTW.
  5. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Were these the instructions you followed?


    stay on stock
    you will need the latest su(superapp) found here:
    Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip just flash that in recovery and you will have a rooted stock rom:
    1.download and move the su file to the root of your sd card that means not in any folder. it just needs to be on your card.
    2.go into recovery (power off, make sure fastboot is unabled, and then press and hold power+vol down)
    3.select flash zip from sdcard
    4.navigate to your su file by using the vol up and down button and select it with the power button.
    5.once done, reboot. now you have a rooted stock rom
  6. denid

    denid Member

    Yes.
  7. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    I Guess I would delete the app from the market, download the superuser.zip from the guide and flash it again.;)
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  8. denid

    denid Member

    THANK YOU! It worked ^___^
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  9. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    mikey:
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  10. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    thanks ocn! I like the patriotic attire she is adjusting!!
  11. SHV187

    SHV187 New Member

    I have done every step on the HTCdev method for my EVO 4g and I'm in the CMD trying to type"fastboot oem get_identifier_token" and it keeps saying "
    C:\>fastboot oem get_identifier_token
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file. "

    can some one help?
  12. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Welcome!!
    Do you have fastboot.exe file in the correct "android" folder you created?
    Did you open a command window from that "android" folder?
    You are on step 8 correct?
  13. SHV187

    SHV187 New Member

    Yes i am on step 8 i tried restarting the method 4 time already and its always the same thing... yes i did save the files in the android folder i created and yes i opened the command window from that folder..
  14. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Make sure the spacing between characters is correct and spelling is correct.
    C:\Android>fastboot oem get_identifier_token
    Maybe you are missing the word "Android"
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  15. SHV187

    SHV187 New Member


    that work i can go on now ill check back here if i have any more problems thank you :)
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  16. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    So it worked? Nice...I'll be doing the same thing you are later tonite.
    Gotta start work now so I'll check back later also.:D
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  17. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Not totally sure, but I would think so.
    Using HTCDev method unlocks your bootloader but you will be s-on still.
    However, you can still flash roms/kernels etc.
    No need to go thru revolutionary/Capt Method/unrevoked etc unless you want to be totally s-off.
  18. poppadroppa

    poppadroppa New Member

    ive done the tacoroot and it did not work. hw can i get my phone back to the original state?
  19. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    in the guide it mentions the undo command. enter that and your phone will return to a stable state.

    what happened? can you give any more details? was there errors? at what step?
  20. Hi there! Thanks for the guides they seem pretty straight forward. I have some questions before I even start to try this lol. (Mostly I have no idea what the heck I'm doin but I can usually follow instructions well) All I want to do is root my Evo so I can get rid of the bloatware and make more room on the phone. Is unlocking necessary?
  21. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    welcome to the forums!!!!!!!

    well unlocking is not necessary. you can always root via the taco root method which is a little more difficult but doable. but when you unlock the bootloader, you can still delete bloatware. i would really suggest that you flash mikg3.11 which is sooooo much better then stock and it already has bloatware removed. the directions are in the guide.
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  22. spent21

    spent21 Member

    Hello,
    Great write-up and impressive bank of knowledge here.

    I have read extensively on rooting my Evo 4g and have some questions...
    The sole reason I began researching rooting was because I am having GPS problems with my refurb Evo, and the most reliable fixes require rooting. however, after reading I realize there are far more reasons to do so.

    Android version 2.3.5
    Kernel version 2.6.35.10-g94d005
    Software number 5.07.651.1 710rd
    Pri 2.33_003
    Prl 61090

    ***LOCKED (OOW) ***
    supersonic evt2-3 ship s-off
    hboot-2.18.001
    microp-041f
    touch panel-atmelc03_16ac
    radio-2.15.00.12.19
    Dec 21 2011, 12:50:32

    Now, from what I've read, since S-off is present, this phone has been rooted.
    If i go to Recovery, I get the pic of the red triangle! which means there is no custom recovery installed.

    There is no superuser icons present.

    My question is do i still need to run the HTC root?
    Can I try to install amon_Ra like it is?

    This is a work provided phone that links back to my Outlook for contacts and calender through exchange activesync. I understand that in order to retain these functions, I will need a sense based UI, correct?

    I'm looking forward to moving forward with this device, but would like to establish myself here and get any feedback from you guys first.

    Thanks in advance...
  23. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    Welcome to the forums!!!!!!!!!

    How did you get s-off with the bootloader locked? I being s-off I would believe you can install amon ra.
  24. spent21

    spent21 Member

    this is a remanufactured e-bay phone that came exactly as described out of the box.
    I imagine someone rooted it previous to refurb, but the SD card was replaced and the phone wiped to original. I can only speculate at this point.
    so do i risk screwing anything up by trying some downloads?
    will i have to reinstall htcsynch since I unistalled it? (a different message board was directing me to a different root method that require its removal. I later found out that their method would not work with the 2.3.5)

    Thanks!
  25. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    Weird.. I'm away from the computer.. There is a sticky at the top of this forum that has root guide for gingerbread 2.3.5 just get it unlocked and get a recovery you should be fine.
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