[XDA][Root] ACS HTC Super Tool v3 by frigid


  1. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member

    DO NOT INSTALL THE UPDATE RELEASED 01/19/2012 OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ROOT USING THIS METHOD

    Nestled in the recesses of XDA I found a root tool for this phone. I haven't tried it yet as I'm still on 14-day return probation. The tool appears to be fully functional. Note that unlocking the bootloader can be tracked and wipes your phone, but it appears that so far no one has had a problem giving the phone back to Sprint with it unlocked or relocked. Unlocking the bootloader is **NOT** necessary for this root method and there are no ROMS as of yet. This is a PC/Win root and cannot be done via Mac or the phone. The dev is working on a multi-platform version.

    I will try to find out some more info and bring it over from there as I do. or if anyone is gonna try, let us know how it goes. There's no step by step in the thread itself like some of us are accustomed to here.

    [UTIL][WIN][01/04] ACS HTC Super Tool v3 - xda-developers -- All thanks goes to frigid of XDA. Support him if you can as he is pretty much the only dev working on rooting the Design on any forum.

    1) Download Super Tool v3: http://goo-inside.me/apps/frigid/

    2) Download the HTC USB Drivers. You can skip this step if you already have HTC Sync installed (v3.0.5606 w/ USB Driver v3.0.0.17 or later), just exit the tray monitoring app.

    3a) For less headaches, make sure you're running Software v1.19.651.1 released 11/03/2011 or older. Software v2.12.651.5 released 01/19/2012 cannot be rooted with this tool.

    3b) Connect in Charge mode and of course, make sure USB Debugging is enabled.

    4) Fully extract the archive and run SuperTool.exe - It launches IE to the creator's homepage which is normal.

    5) Choose Option 1/Prep phone with ZergRush. It should complete in a few moments prompting you as necessary. If you do not see a message prompting Zerglings attacking your phone, there is an error in steps 2-4.

    6) Choose Option 3/Perm Root and you're all done!

    -- If you do not see Super User installed, a reboot should make it visible.
    -- If you plan to install WiFi Tether exploit, enabling Routing Fix in this app's settings will help get it working.
    -- De-Sensing and Re-Sensing are options also available. At last read through, this still had some issues re-sensing so try this only if you really want to. Note that this will disable the Gallery.

    In case of borking, here's the stock ROM/RUU: RUU_Kingdom_Sprint_WWE_1.19.651.0_Radio_1.11.00.0812_NV_NV_SPCS_2.60_0708_PRL51079_release_209668_signed.exe (355.26 MB) @ Multiupload.com

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  2. zombie droid

    zombie droid Well-Known Member

    I will be giving this a whirl shortly!
  3. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member

    I actually just finished rooting without a hitch. If I had thought about it, I would've taken screencaps along the way to help others here. Takes all of 4 (major) steps depending on your current setup.

    1) Download Super Tool v3

    2) Download the HTC USB Drivers. You can skip this step if you already have HTC Sync installed and updated (3.0.5606 w/ USB Driver v3.0.0.17), just exit the tray monitoring app.

    3a) For less headaches, make sure you've already updated to the latest firmware via the internal update tool: Software version 1.19.651.1 released 11/03

    3b) Connect in Charge mode and of course, make sure USB Debugging is enabled.

    4) Fully extract the archive and run SuperTool.exe - It launches IE to the creator's homepage which is normal.

    5) Choose Option 1/Prep phone with ZergRush. It should complete without any hitches and return to the main menu.

    6) Choose Option 3/Perm Root and it should complete without any hitches as well.

    -- If you do not see Super User installed, a reboot should make it visible.
    -- If you plan to install WiFi Tether exploit, enabling Routing Fix in this app's settings will help get it working.
  4. zombie droid

    zombie droid Well-Known Member

    And rooted... Thanks much man I do appreciate it!!!
  5. ice987

    ice987 New Member

    Darnell0216,

    I tried your 6 steps on my HTC EVO (first model). All of them were OK until the step 6. I got the following error messages

    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    adb serer is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    adb serer is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    Pushing su...
    adb serer is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    changing permissions...
    adb serer is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    adb serer is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    adb serer is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, No such file or directory
    adb serer is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    link failed Out of memory
    Pushing Syperuser.apk
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *

    And then the screen blinking with big big ROOTED

    Do you have ideas?

    Thank you very much for your help in advance
  6. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member

    This rooting is only confirmed for the EVO Design 4G. For the original EVO 4G, see the original EVO forums. The rooting methods are not interchangeable.
  7. sseraphh

    sseraphh New Member

    Hi Darnell, can this software used in HTC Sensation XE?
  8. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member

    See the post directly above yours :)
  9. Ac3theone

    Ac3theone New Member

    does not work on mytouch 4g slide HBoot -1.45.0013
  10. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member

  11. crazye111

    crazye111 New Member

    im still confused on how to download the super tool v3 can i get a link or something...i tried and it keeps sending me to Multiupload.com to download other things not super tool
  12. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member

    The MultiUpload link is for the stock ROM. The SuperTool link is on the XDA site. I will put a copy of the link here as well.
  13. dial7

    dial7 New Member

    Just want to say thanks for the excellent tips and info on this model phone.

    I was able to root my Evo Design 4G by reading and following the info posted in here. Recently, there was this update that insisted to be installed. I turned off my wi-fi on the phone and told the update to install when wi-fi was available. It would just not go away the phone started running and freezing for no reason. I restarted a couple times and it seemed to be working ok. Then I noticed on my tasks that the download had completed and installed.
    When trying to use my wi-fi tether I noticed that my device seems to have become un-rooted.
    Is there anything I can do to roll-back or uninstall this recent HTC update???
  14. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member

    At the moment there's no known way to roll back. I don't even think the stock ROM will install over an update. A method to root with an unlocked bootloader has been found but I'm still trying to decipher the steps to properly share them here. That method works post update. Some people are not fans of unlocking because it can be tracked.
  15. zombie droid

    zombie droid Well-Known Member


    So my bro installed the update and is no longer rooted. Boot loader is already unlocked and cwm installed. Are the steps you mentioned in the original xda thread or a new one?
  16. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member

    They are mentioned in the original XDA thread near the end and also link to a custom CWM build for the Kingdom (ED4G/Hero S). Since CWM was installed, that means he's already done a custom recovery. That's half the work right there.
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  17. sandy200717

    sandy200717 New Member

    Sorry i am new here and have one question. I have recently bought HTC Sensation XE (with Beats Audio) and have already upgaded the software. Now how do i root or un-install the update because HTC Super Tool is not working. Can you please guide me
  18. maryzein

    maryzein New Member

    Hi, thanks alot for this valuable topic, i went thru steps choosed 1 then 3 then the screen showed roooted
    but after that Super User didnt appear on d screen> even after reboot.
    any idea what the problem.
    thanks again
  19. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member

    Your best bet is to ask in the Sensation forums. This info is for the ED4G only.

    Super user didn't appear in your apps list? Are you sure the Zerglings rushed the phone in Step 1 to prep it?
  20. maryzein

    maryzein New Member

    yes didnt appear , my phone is htc sensation any idea to help? thanks
  21. maryzein

    maryzein New Member

    hi, now after i tried several times superuser appeared but if i open it a message will say : there is error, i restart the htc >>>> superuser disappeared :(
    any idea?
    thanks
  22. booyb

    booyb New Member

    i have a htc evo 3d(gsm, hboot 1.49.0018(locked)) and want to root my device!but i have installed the update from 01/19/2012! is there anything i can do to root my device?i hope so!
  23. $hortDogg916

    $hortDogg916 Active Member

    Have u been able to decipher those steps yet? Sure would be nice to root this phone
  24. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    LOL This is not the Sensation subforum.
  25. supreme83

    supreme83 Member

    I am so confused as to why people are asking for root methods/wondering why root methods arent working/reporting methods arent working/etc in forums for a differnent phone subforum. It's no wonder there are so many Bricks. Thanks OP for this method to root the > EVO Design 4G < not the 3d, not the t-mobile sensation, not the ....you get the point:p

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