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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Th3Codster, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Th3Codster

    Th3Codster Newbie
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    Hey, I have an Evo 3D and I want to root it. But i'm new to it, and I have no clue how to root it, and i'm so confused on how to use it. Help?

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  2. Intruder

    Intruder Android Enthusiast

    we need to know what hboot it is... turn phone off then hold volume down and power till it boots to a white screen top line is hboot report back ..

  3. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    I'll assume you've taken every update given to you on your phone. But, as an extra precaution, go to Settings > About Phone > Software and if you have Android 2.3.3, you're likely on HBOOT 1.3 or 1.4, and can use revolutionary. If it says you have Android 2.3.4, you're likely on HBOOT 1.5 and you have to use HTC dev.

    Here is a guide for the HTC dev method to rooting:

  4. Th3Codster

    Th3Codster Newbie
    Thread Starter

    It says I have 2.3.4, what does that mean?
  5. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    Means that you have HBoot 1.5 and you will need to root your phone the HTC unlock way, doable, but a little more work


    Step 4) Unlocking with HTC Dev

    If you haven't already unlocked your bootloader using HTC DEV Unlock (or Revolutionary if you have HBOOT 1.3 or 1.4), we will do so now.

    If you plan on using Revolutionary, pleast read this thread: [GUIDE] How to Root the HTC EVO 3D [Video Walkthrough] - xda-developers

    If you have HBOOT 1.5, you cannot use Revolutionary and must use HTC Dev. This guide will assume you have HBOOT 1.5.

    For the record: I hate HTCdev. Many users have problems with it. If you have problems with this next section, please send feedback to HTCdev explaining how their process is overly complicated and has issues. But do so politely, please.

    Step 1) Getting into fastboot.

    First, let's turn off one of HTC's defaulted on features. So let's turn off the very frustratingly named 'Fast Boot' in Settings > Power. No, this is not 'fastboot' in the Android SDK. This is a feature that is like Hibernate in Windows but for HTC devices. I really hate how HTC calls it this, but that's what they decided to call it.

    Next, go to Settings > Applications > Development and check USB Debugging. You'll need this enabled for the adb reboot command. Plus a number of rooting apps require it. Give the computer a few minutes to recognize your phone, install drivers, and so on, if it needs to.

    Connect your phone to your computer. From now until you're done flashing your ROM, you will not disconnect the USB cable. So don't even think about it!

    Quick tip: Do NOT connect to a USB 3.0 port. For some reason, fastboot will not detect your device if you're connected through a USB 3.0 port. If you're unsure if you have a USB 3.0 port, don't worry about it unless your fastboot commands say that they're waiting for device when the device is hooked up.

    Now, in the command prompt, type (or copy and paste):

    adb reboot bootloader
    You should now be in your bootloader. It should say "FASTBOOT USB" in red highlight. If so, this is good! If not, make sure HBOOT in the menu is highlighted and push the power button. This will change it to FASTBOOT and it'll detect that it's connected to USB and change in a few seconds. Now type (or copy):

    Step 2) Getting the device identifier token and then flashing unlock_code.bin

    Type the following command in the command prompt:

    fastboot oem get_identifier_token
    A long text boxes will come up. Right mouse button click on the screen and click mark. Then highlight the token from <<<< Identifier Token Start >>>> to <<<<< Identifier Token End >>>>>, like shown:

    Do not highlight info or bootloader or any extra spaces or text. Once you have done that, right click again and hit copy.

    Now go to HTCdev - Unlock Bootloader and fill out the forms and paste the code into the device identifier token box and submit. You'll get an email (check your spam folder) with your unlock_code.bin. Once your receive it, transfer that file into your C:\sdk-tools\ folder. Now go back to your command window and type:

    fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
    The unlock token should reboot the phone for you (so that you'll be back in Android). If it doesn't you can do it manually by reinserting the battery and then holding Vol down + power. You should now see UNLOCKED displayed at the top. If so, congratulations, you are now unlocked!

    If you still see "LOCKED":

    You may have to try this a few times for it to take. But the command prompt should give you a successful response. Sometimes the process gets stuck. Let it sit for 10 minutes if it does. If you're still stuck, reboot the bootloader. If it still shows as "LOCKED" even after doing this, you might have to flash the RUU. Download the RUU here. To install the RUU, run the EXE file while your phone is connected to your computer and it should guide you through the process. After the RUU is completed, try to flash the unlock code again.


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The HTC EVO 3D release date was July 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 1730mAh battery.

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