1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root Complete Newbie's Guide to rooting and flashing Evo V 4G ROMs/Kernels using fastboot

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jerofld, May 29, 2012.

  1. sanman1185

    sanman1185 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    78
    Joined:
    May 3, 2011

    i had the same issue, but realized I typed one character wrong when doing my pass...

    not saying you also did that, but hey never know
     

    Advertisement

  2. shigglyboo

    shigglyboo Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    121
    Joined:
    May 8, 2011

    May 8, 2011
    121
    5
    36
    Perhaps I'm just being dense (known to happen), but I'm not seeing the part of this guide for simply rooting the phone. I don't want to mess around with Roms just yet, all I want to do is install Titanium Backup and restore all my apps from my last phone, and in order to do that it needs to be rooted.

    Do I really have to install the SDK and move files around just to root the phone? Looking at the instructions list, I can't tell which step involves rooting the phone, if I follow along I'm worried I'll do too much and mess with things that don't need to be messed with for a simple root.
     
  3. Ostrich Egg

    Ostrich Egg Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    31
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012

    Jun 1, 2012
    31
    7
    36
    You have to do it all :)

    Specifically, the phone gets rooted in Step 7 in the OP if you choose to flash the SU zip rather than a full rom.
     
  4. Droidula

    Droidula Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    360
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011

    Feb 22, 2011
    360
    33
    43
    Thank you to both jerofld and Leslie Ann for your guides, I rooted last night. It seemed a little intimidating, but I read through the steps beforehand and made sure I had everything before I started, and now I'm rooted. :)

    It went pretty well. The only two small hiccups were:

    1) On the HTC dev site, the site itself loaded alright, albeit slowly, but clicking on "begin unlock bootloader" produced no effect. I was using chrome. I switched to IE, and after clicking it about a thousand times, eventually it worked, somehow.

    2) After using the Unlock_code.bin file the first time, my phone did not say "unlocked." I was unsure whether or not I was supposed to follow the step that said I had to flash the RUU or unroot, so I chose to instead just try again, like Leslie's guide said. I started all of the steps from the beginning, and the second time around it worked. The only thing I did different was, I had read a comment that said I should run cmd as an administrator- the first time around, I did so. The second time around, I ran cmd normally, and it worked. I don't know if that made any difference, or if something just didn't take the first time around.

    Either way, thanks for taking the time to help walk people through these processes that seem daunting.
     
    EricH4753 likes this.
  5. sanman1185

    sanman1185 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    78
    Joined:
    May 3, 2011

    http://androidforums.com/evo-v-4g-all-things-root/584703-how-root-video-htc-evo-v.html

    I made that for those that wanted to root, it's only up until you flash the "superuser.zip" which gives the root. hope it helps :)
     
  6. EricH4753

    EricH4753 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    623
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012

    Jun 24, 2012
    623
    25
    68
    Male
    Unemployed
    Wheeling, WV
    can someone explain why you guys can't create a installer for this? they did on cydia it was really easy....
     
  7. Davidcvy

    Davidcvy Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    12
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011

    Nov 21, 2011
    12
    0
    35
    Good Days...
    Pls i need you to guide me to root my Htc Wlifire and upgrade to Cyanogen mod pls..
    Thank you...
     
  8. metal571

    metal571 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    98
    Posts:
    517
    Joined:
    May 8, 2012

    May 8, 2012
    517
    74
    98
    Graduate Student
    Philadelphia, PA
    wrong forum, go to the htc wildfire forum on androidforums, the instructions will be there if available
     
  9. sabresfan

    sabresfan Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    57
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2011

    Oct 29, 2011
    57
    5
    16
    Professional Badass
    Buffalo, NY
    i would be AMAZING if the OP or anyone experienced could just post a video of them doing it just so people know if theyre doing it right and what to expect etc.
     
  10. sabresfan

    sabresfan Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    57
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2011

    Oct 29, 2011
    57
    5
    16
    Professional Badass
    Buffalo, NY
    because android =/= ios
     
  11. EricH4753

    EricH4753 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    623
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012

    Jun 24, 2012
    623
    25
    68
    Male
    Unemployed
    Wheeling, WV
    that doesn't explain why you would need to buy an installer and set it up so we could download it and everything would be ok. Yes it would be a lot of work but so many more people would root their phone
     
  12. sanman1185

    sanman1185 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    78
    Joined:
    May 3, 2011

    sabresfan likes this.
  13. sabresfan

    sabresfan Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    57
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2011

    Oct 29, 2011
    57
    5
    16
    Professional Badass
    Buffalo, NY
    if that got linked right into the top of the guide im sure there would be like 10x as less questions about rooting, etc. all over here. just a suggestion
     
  14. Rolo42

    Rolo42 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    103
    Posts:
    712
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012

    Mar 23, 2012
    712
    118
    103
    Male
    Retired Electronics, Computer, Network Engineer
    Greensboro, NC
    - Nobody has to buy anything to root/flash one's Evo V 4G

    - Not meaning to be crass but I don't know if "so many more people" rooting their phones who otherwise cannot/will not follow clearly written instructions is a good idea
     
    chadyboy81 likes this.
  15. Leslie Ann

    Leslie Ann Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    1,427
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011

    Feb 13, 2011
    1,427
    893
    213
    I.T. Consultant
    We saw the results of that with the Optimus V.

    One click rooting meant people doing it with no clue, and without reading could root their phones, and the same questions came up over and over and over again because they wouldn't read the sticky describing their exact problem.
     
  16. jukeboxher788

    jukeboxher788 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012

    Jul 27, 2012
    1
    0
    5
    I want to root my HTC Evo V but I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.6.8. Can anybody out there point me to a guide to root the Evo V on a Mac? Any help is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!
     
  17. rgates414

    rgates414 Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    41
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010

    Aug 30, 2010
    41
    4
    16
    Slangin' movies at Family Video
    Cereal City, MI
    Coming from Motorola and LG phones, that is one INVOLVED process... Lol. Thanks to the OP for taking the time to walk us HTC newbs through the muck :) The one part I got hung up on was where you extract the mini sdk to c:\sdk-tools. Kept getting the error message in the c prompt that fastboot was an invalid command. Figured out that it extracted a folder into the directory, and you have to unpack the contents of the folder into the directory before it will work. Otherwise, it went without a hitch. Thanks again!
     
  18. sanman1185

    sanman1185 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    78
    Joined:
    May 3, 2011

    AGREED!!!

    if your talking about the video
     
  19. Nucleartwig

    Nucleartwig Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    29
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2012

    Jul 8, 2012
    29
    6
    16
    Edit: disregard. I just saw a thread asking about this. I'll just wait it out.

    Is it the website or my end? I tried all my browsers (firefox, chrome, then ie) and every one gives me this

    %1$s

    when I click the show tag. I was originally using the video guide but ran into a problem (2 actually but I solved the first one) with fastboot not being recognized as a command. I want to be able to read and go to the links in the original post. Or is there another guide I can follow. I just want root access and stock everything.
     
  20. metal571

    metal571 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    98
    Posts:
    517
    Joined:
    May 8, 2012

    May 8, 2012
    517
    74
    98
    Graduate Student
    Philadelphia, PA
    Known issue right now. Hopefully solved soon. I think one of the Mods was on here telling about that problem
     
  21. addictedhacks

    addictedhacks Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    12
    Joined:
    May 29, 2012

    May 29, 2012
    12
    1
    16
    Is there something wrong with this guide? all i see is 1%# and whatever it says...
     
  22. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    923
    Posts:
    7,916
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011

    Aug 31, 2011
    7,916
    5,482
    923
    Skaro
    It's a site wide issue with the hide tags, it's being looked into. I have heard that hitting the "quote" button will allow you to see the content (while in the edit box quoting the post).
     
  23. Mrjellybean

    Mrjellybean Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2012

    Jul 30, 2012
    2
    0
    5
    Hi, I'm new to this, I want to root my evo v 4g. When I press the show button all I get is This "%1$s", so I am already off to a rough start?
     
  24. metal571

    metal571 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    98
    Posts:
    517
    Joined:
    May 8, 2012

    May 8, 2012
    517
    74
    98
    Graduate Student
    Philadelphia, PA
    Read the Mod's post right above yours
     
  25. RolaAddict

    RolaAddict Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    507
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012

    Apr 26, 2012
    507
    106
    93
    Male
    Electronics sales and repairs
    Virginia
    Amen
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...