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Rooting Evo 4G 2.3.5 with software version 4.67.651.3?

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  1. 4ndroidtech

    4ndroidtech Active Member

    Hi guys, I can't seem to find a reliable method of rooting the HTC Evo 4G running on android version 2.3.5 and software version 4.67.651.3. Can anyone give me a way to get this phone rooted? Preferably some kind of one click rooting method... Thanks!

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  2. NaterTots

    NaterTots Well-Known Member

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  3. ocnbrze

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

    yep there are three ways you can do it. it is all in the link that naters posted. if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
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  4. boofer

    boofer Well-Known Member

    like you, i had accepted the latest OTA update so i was in the same boat. i followed the dummies guide, and while it's not one click, it's not too bad either. i have been flashing ROMs every day for the past week now. :p
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  5. Biggen0

    Biggen0 Member

    Hey guys. First time poster. I have owned my Evo for 1 1/2 years and always wanted to root it but never go around to messing with it. Until now that is! ;) I am eligible for a free upgrade so I figure if I brick it, it's not the end of the world. BTW, I have HBoot 2.18 as I took the OTA update a couple months ago so I'm following the HTCDev instructions. I figured this would be the easiest and I could always go back and have S-off at a later date when I get more comfortable doing this kinda stuff.

    Anyway I think I am having problems with HTCdev's website. I am at the step where I enter my identifier token. So I copy and past the large token block from my cmd window into the webpage and hit "Submit" and then I'm taken to a blank webpage. Nothing happens after this. There is absolutely nothing on this web page. So I hit back and re-paste my token back into the text field and hit submit again and the same result happens.

    I'm just wondering if there is something wrong with their web generator. All steps prior to this have gone according to plan.


    Edit: Well I got disgusted and disconnected my phone from the computer about 5 minutes ago ready to give up. Then I decided I'd hit submit one more time and low and behold the next page loads but I get a "Unlocking Bootloader Failed" message. It could be because I disconnected my phone prior to hitting submit as I was only really wanting to see if I could get to the next web page. I'll try it again this afternoon after work when I have more time. I think they must have had a problem with the web generator and that is why I couldn't move past this.
  6. 4ndroidtech

    4ndroidtech Active Member

  7. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :) Guide

    I am not up on this method myself but when you get ready to try again, if you are still having problems, someone who is up on it will probably be around to help!
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  8. Biggen0

    Biggen0 Member

    Woops! I didn't mean to post my troubles in this thread!

    I'm going to try it again tonight and see if I can get through it. I'll make a new thread if I have issues.
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  9. tequillamanf

    tequillamanf New Member

    hello all, i've been out of the game for a while but jumping in again (old phone was looking rough). I have followed step by step and unlocked the phone but cant get it to load the recovery.img. this message comes up in command propmt
    error: cannot load 'recovery.img'.
    any help is greatly appreciated.
  10. ocnbrze

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

    which method are you using to get recovery? did you use this guide:http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...rooting-gingerbread-2-3-5-dummies-guide.html?

    where do you see this message? pc? phone?
  11. Jtrim

    Jtrim Member

    hi new to this forum, followed the instructions
    "[Revised] Rooting Gingerbread 2.3.5 Dummies Guide"
    but I need help...stuck on step 3 loading the su file, do not understand or know how to load the file on the SD card. I guess what I am looking for is how to load the su, to load to use unrevoked to get you fully rooted::confused::(

    btw AF dowloader does not work for me.
  12. ocnbrze

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

    Welcome to the forums!!!!!!
    make sure your PC is connected and in recovery select USB-Ms toggle. Transfer the file over to the card. In the main menu of recovery select flashzip from scard and flash the su file.
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  13. Jtrim

    Jtrim Member

    OCNBRZ thanks for the quick reply, I am new and not sure but trying hard to learn...
    can not "push to phone", connected phone usb and ran "adb devices" and got the following msg:

    (daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037
    ADB server didn't ACK
    *failed to start daemon*
    error: cannot connect to daemon)

    I verified that they usb is connecting and able to connect to phone and transfer files, like pictures

    any ideas what is not working? :confused:

    BTW I have a HTC Evo 4G running on android version 2.3.5 and software version 4.67.651. need to root
  14. ocnbrze

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

    what exactly are you try to do? are you using this guide:
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  15. Jtrim

    Jtrim Member

    I am trying to root my HTC 4G, so I followed the guide but am now stuck...can not downgrade to lower version so I can run unrevoked3 to root.

    I have successfully unlocked Bootloader following the instructions on HTCDev bootloader unlocker then followed Captain Thowback (How to achieve S-OFF after unlocking 2.18 HBOOT) but I am stuck and now do not know what the heck I am doing:confused::confused::confused::confused:
  16. ocnbrze

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

    where are you at? what step are you on?
  17. Jtrim

    Jtrim Member

    got to step 4 on captain throwbacks GUIDE..can not load to sdcard
  18. ocnbrze

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

    not sure what you mean. just extract the files and move them to the sd card. basically power the phone on and set the phone as disk drive and transfer the files over to the card.
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  19. bigbear6708

    bigbear6708 Well-Known Member

    to perform step 4 of the CPT method...

    -download the superuser file
    -hook phone into computer, and place the file on your SD card (not in any folders)
    -reboot into recovery
    -select flash file from zip-->select zip file
    -scroll down to superuser and hit power button (prob twice to confirm)

    I was unsure how to perform this step as well when I rooted...didnt quite get what 'flashing' was..you are almost there!
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  20. Jtrim

    Jtrim Member

    ok did that and loaded sU but now

    Step 7 run "adb shell"

    I get this

    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    ADB server didn't ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error: cannot connect to daemon
  21. ocnbrze

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

    you need to have the phone set as charge again.
  22. Jtrim

    Jtrim Member

    man I sure appreciate you helping me.....:)

    I did check set to charge only

    I do have su on the app now! thanks for that!!!!
  23. ocnbrze

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


    continue on...let us know how it goes for you.
  24. Jtrim

    Jtrim Member


    Stuck on:

    7) Run the command "adb shell".

    with phone connected by usb set charge only, I get the following bellow

    C:\Users\Fil\Desktop\android\platform-tools>adb shell
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    ADB server didn't ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error: cannot connect to daemon
  25. ocnbrze

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

    ok sorry, misunderstood your post.

    so is usb debugging turned on? and do you have fastboot disabled?

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