I bought an evo that has a bad esn. not on purpose and obviously i can't do much about it SO....i am trying to root it and basically make it an android ipod (or to test other roms i might like) which i can use. i've tried rooting and it isn't rooting all the way (still shows S-on) but otherwise was works. I can connect to my house wifi, or my working evo as a hotspot. I am just going to start all over again right now but wanted to make a trouble shooting thread for this. I haven't seen anyone trying to root an "unactivated" evo and whether there will be troubles or not.