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evo shift 2.3.3 root

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RootDts, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. RootDts

    RootDts Lurker
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    We're all aware that HTC announced they will be unlocking the bootloaders on the EVO 3d, Evo Shift and sensation next month but this New Gingerbread 2.3.3. OTC has been released for about a month already.. We all know that all new android phones come with the new update but really no progress has been made, you would think a temproot would have been done by now I'm just completely frustrated that i'm stuck using this new updated shift because i wasn't lucky enough to obtain an older model -.-

    It seems like this matter is not being taken serious and deserves more recognition. I think the bounty needs to be raised for the devs
    This is the closest it has gotten

    Root exploit needed for htc EVO gingerbread 2.3.3‎ - xda-developers

    Latest EVO 4G root uses Flash Lite exploit to do its deed -- Engadget

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  2. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

  3. RootDts

    RootDts Lurker
    Thread Starter


    YZNHMR wrote:
    Will this work on the EVO with the 2.3 OTA update?

    JJsax wrote:
    No it will not.
  4. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

    Little bit of good news guys. Temp root has been achieved.
    There's no concrete instructions or walkthrough and it will take some knowledge of adb and linux commands but it's good to see.

    I think I got temp root. - xda-developers
  5. GotDroid?

    GotDroid? Newbie

    Yea, Im waiting a good perm root. I flashed back to stock to update radios and prl, and I updated to 2.3 on accident also..."ugh" But we got some good devs around here, so it'll be worth the wait
  6. outkast25

    outkast25 Android Enthusiast

    I read on xda that there is not perm root for gingerbread. I cant find any more info. Is this still correct? Is anyone working on a perm root?
  7. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

  8. outkast25

    outkast25 Android Enthusiast

    why is no one discussing this anywhere? is progress being made anywhere? or should I just give up on a perm root?
  9. trigunesq

    trigunesq Lurker

    ok so i just got my evo shift and i found cyanogen mod and really wanted to install it. of course i have to root first. thats the hard part though. iv been having a hard time rooting my phone. tried gingerbreak and that failed, tried visionary and that didnt work. any help? i heard that 2.3.3 isnt rooted well yet but im not sure. ill openly admit im a noobie at android. iv been working with webOS for the past 2 years and have no idea what im doing with android haha so any help is appriciated
  10. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately there is not permanent root if your running 2.3.3, which means you wont be able to install any custom ROMs.
  11. trigunesq

    trigunesq Lurker

    ahh ok. is it possible to downgrade to a version i can root? or would it be better to just wait for a new root to come out? im sure a new root isnt too far off
  12. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    There is no downgrade possible. (unless you are rooted lol) There is a temp root solution, but I don't know what you are looking to do, so it may not be practical. No custom roms or recoveries with temp root, just root apps.
  13. trigunesq

    trigunesq Lurker

    ahh yeah...oh well. thanks anyway. im not too hopeful for a permanent root soon...it seems like the temporary has been out for a long time and no one is even really talking about a permanent one in development
  14. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

    perm root might be closer than you think (at least closer than it was). A gracious xda member has offered a bad esn Shift to devs to help find root. Agrabren (teamwin) has agreed to work on finding root. No telling how long it will be but at least we have a good dev willing to help.
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  15. jimjeffcoat

    jimjeffcoat Newbie

    Once you've done the OTA update from Froyo to Gingerbread on the Shift, is there any way possible to go back to Froyo?

    I'm beginning to think the perm root for Gingerbread might never come to pass....
  16. flu13

    flu13 Android Enthusiast

    I haven't seen any way. I think that in order to do so, you'd have to root first. I'm crossing my fingers for perm root soon. I wish I knew enough on the topic to contribute in some useful way. If I have to suffer through two years without a rooted phone, I'll explode.
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  17. ekz13

    ekz13 Member

    nope, no way to go back, best we have now for 2.3.3 is temp root.
    jimjeffcoat likes this.
  18. TADitto

    TADitto Well-Known Member

    Just wondering if anyone out there knows how close the devs are to getting us a permeninet root for the evo shift?
  19. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

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HTC EVO Shift 4G Forum

The HTC EVO Shift 4G release date was January 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.6" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

January 2011
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