Rooting Your EVO

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rickmort, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. rickmort

    rickmort Member
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    I am going to root the phone this weekend (UnrEVOked), but was uncertain about a coupld of things. I read through the documentation and did not see anything there regarding my ???'s.

    1. Will rooting reset my phone? Will I have to reload everything?
    2. Do I back up first then root or root then backup?
    3. Will Froyo resolve some battery life issues (the main reason I am doing this).
    4. When Froyo is released I will not be able to install the "typical" way since I am rooted correct?

    Thanks in advance from this Android Newbie.
     

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  2. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Well-Known Member
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    You cannot flash a ROM using unrevoked... from my understanding so you wouldn't be able to use that Froyo Rom

    when it does get released if you install it normally.. then you will probably lose root forever on your phone.. they will provide an update for those rooted (the developers)

    rooting will reset/wipe your phone..
     
  3. ballr4lyf

    ballr4lyf Well-Known Member
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    1. Not using the unrevoked method, but you will not be able to flash roms using the unrevoked method.

    2. Best rule of thumb is to always backup before doing anything, including rooting. Once the root is done, you will have another opportunity to make a nandroid backup, I suggest you take that opportunity.

    3. The FroYo roms for the evo are not really ready for public consumption, but there are a wealth of other roms that address battery issues... Start out with Fresh, Bugless, or Damageless.

    4. Most likely, yes. But you most likely won't want to. ;) (you will lose root if you apply froyo the typical way... However, by the time froyo comes out, there will be a $h!tT0n of froyo roms out for the evo already).
     
  4. highwayman1224

    highwayman1224 Well-Known Member
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    unrevoked won't reset your phone, it's just like installing an app.
     
  5. dandm4life

    dandm4life Well-Known Member
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    1. no
    2. see number 1
    3. no way of knowing yet
    4. you will be able upgrad normally, but you will lose root.
     
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