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  1. tracsportva

    tracsportva Well-Known Member
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    I know I know I am late to the evo party.
    I won it on ebay for 120. It is rooted.
    What should I do first. I am coming from an LG optimus (ugh) and looking forward to a more powerful phone.
    Any apps to recommend, any thing I can do since it is rooted....

    Thank you in advance-

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    Yeah I just got mine on Friday. I was stupid and fully updated it and don't know if I can root it now.
     
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    Welcome to the both of you!!!
    First thing I would recommend to a newly rooted EVO user is to do a nandroid, get titanium backup to backup your relevant apps, and flash a custom ROM!!!
    Do you know what ROM is currently on the phone?

    Instructions for ANYTHING you need to do can be found here in the life after root section:
    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...ooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html


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    You can root an updated EVO, but it is much harder to do that the previous methods.
    Root guide is here:
    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...-rooting-gingerbread-2-3-5-dummies-guide.html

    I have moved this thread to the rooting section where more of us with rooted EVO's will see it :D
     
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    i tryed this, but it keeped telling me that my handset is not supported. i have an HTC evo 4G 2.3.5 baseband 2.15.00.12.19 build 4.67.651.3 cl239674
     
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    Were you using the guide next to #2 that goes with your 2.15 HBoot? Rooting for this HBoot is much easier.
     
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    i was useing HTCdev, but i got it...not what to do...so much to chose...


    whatever i do, i need to be albe to use 4G i use it ALOT...
     
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    Baseband=radio. He has hboot 2.18

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk 2 Beta-5
     
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    Sorry, that's what I get for reading too fast...:vroam:
     
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    tracsportva Well-Known Member
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    I have the sprint stock rom, but it is rooted. I am looking to get it backed up, but not too quick to you know...flash a rom yet.

    kinda leary, new toy etc..
     
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    where does it say this? the HTCdev method should work with what your phone has. just follow the guide that was linked earlier.


    i would read this:http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...ooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html

    it has a ton of info that you should know including what is a nandroid backup and how to do one.
     
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    Rule #1 for a newly rooted user....Get Amon RA 2.3 or above installed as your recovery (I prefer v 2.3)

    Rule #2 is ***flashing lights**** make a nandroid backup ***flashing lights***

    Rule #3 is flash MikG 3.11
     
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