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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rech9901, May 25, 2011.

  1. rech9901

    rech9901 Lurker
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    So I am new to rooting and after watching numerous videos and reading numerous post I was convinced that it was simple however I have not succeded yet.
    Here are my current version of my EVO:
    Android: 2.2
    Software: 3.70.651.1

    I successfully installed the driver from unrevoked and it says in my device manager that Android boatloader interface is the driver.

    When the unrevoked v3.32 program loads up, it says that it found an Evo 4g. I click ok and it says that it is pushing recovery and then after about 10 secs, it states that it failed to push Recovery, Terminating.

    I have tried reinstalling both the drivers and the unrevoked3.32 software to no avail.

    Any ideas as to what is going wrong or what I need to do in order to root me phone. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if you need additional info

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    try running it again. sometimes it might take a few tries. also did you try and install htc synch and unistall it?
  3. gom3r89

    gom3r89 Lurker

    The same thing happened to me last night. I uninstalled htc sync which i could only find using astro file manager, atleast with the ability to uninstall/delete. I downloaded the hboot drivers and then launched unrevoked and the first time it didnt work. I got the same error you did. I just tried it a second time and it rooted correctly for me. I installed a custom rom last night too and figured out how to set up wireless tethering an hour ago. Ive already seen increased battery life in just one day. Goodluck gettin it going, its worth it in the end!
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  4. rech9901

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    I've tried at least 5 or 6 times and this is what happens every time.... I haven't uninstalled HTC sync on my EVO, do I need to or are you referring to my computer? I do not have HTC sync on my computer (not sure if you can even install it on your computer). I've even tried to force close as many running apps as possible thinking one of them might be interfering.
  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    it is for your computer. here it is: HTC Mobile Phone Support - HTC EVO? 4G (Sprint) - Downloads. just download it to your computer and install it, the uninstall it. the driver that is downloaded will still be there. not sure but for some it seems to help in the root process.
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  6. evomattnc

    evomattnc Android Expert

    HTC sync is supposed to be installed on your computer its not for your EVO, though the executable is on the SD card so you can transfer it over and install it easily. Go ahead and install it on the comp and then uninstall it...
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  7. rech9901

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    Thanks a million everyone who contributed. It worked like a charm!!!!
  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    nice. so are you rooted? do you have s-off? if you do first thing you should do is make a nandroid backup. do not use rom manager for anything.. i would do everything manually through your recovery. you can get there by power off then press and hold power+vol down. select backup and restore and select backup.

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The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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