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Root Help! Looking for pro to help this noob finish rooting his Evo

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by globydudems, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. globydudems

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    Hey guys. So I'm new to all this android stuff, and recently I bought an Evo. My friend was showing me all this cool stuff he was doing with his rooted incredible, so I decided to do the same with my Evo. The problem is, I don't know crap when it comes to hi-tech stuff. I can do more than the average joe, but I suck at computer programming.
    Anyways, I spent about 2 weeks doing research, like many people advised me to do. I decided to root using unrEVOked, and I took all the steps in advance to make it work. I downloaded unEVOked 3 reflash package off their site, and the android USB driver. I downloaded the driver onto my Evo by right-clicking on My Computer, properties, device manager, etc. Long story short, under Device Manager there's Android USB Devices now. I was following the rooting forum on xda-developers and it told me to uninstall HTC sync before plugging my phone into my comp. I don't know how to uninstall HTC sync, but I went to settings and disabled auto-sync. I plugged it into my comp, and started running unEVOked. It effed up a couple times (specifically, it got stuck on "pushing recovery, the very first step), so I restarted my phone / the unrEVOked reflash tool a couple times, but finally it got passed the "pushing recovery" step. My phone restarted, and then the reflash tool got stuck on "running root". I waited about 5-7 min, and nothing happened. I didn't touch my phone at all during the process, except when the reflash tool told me to select USB using the volume buttons. After restarting, my phone screen was on the slide to unlock screen, and to restate, the reflash tool was stuck on "running root". After 5-7 min, I slid the unlock bar down, hoping it would do something. It did not.

    My reason for posting this is: Did I mess up by not waiting long enough/unlocking my phone? Was it the HTC sync thing that messed it up? I also have dropbox installed, which someone said could mess it up. I have yet to try it without dropbox installed. Did I miss anything along the way? Do I need this SDK thing that I keep reading about, or is that for incredibles only?

    More Info: I run Windows Vista on a Dell laptop. It's fairly new but a little sluggish, even though I have 3 gigs of RAM ( but that's a whole different story ). My Evo is using Launcher Pro instead of HTC sense.

    Thank you guys so much for reading all of this. Hopefully I will get some responses and have my phone rooted in no time. I really wanna be a mobile hotspot for my friends.
     

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    So what you're saying is the rooting didn't work?
     
  3. globydudems

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    pretty much yeah. So what should I do?
     
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    Turn off your and turn it back on into HBOOT(Hold Vol. Down and power button). Read what HBOOT says. If its 2.2 then you're unable to root using unRevoked yet. If its anything but, try following the guides on the top of the forum, they're as straight forward as can be.
     
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    Unrevoked will work for 2.2 now, I have done it with several phones just make sure that you have the latest version of the software.
     
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    Maybe what you were trying to say is that if you have the latest build of EVOs with the 3.30 software that they have not published the exploit yet and that you are not able to root it. That exploit should be published any day now. 2.2 has been rootable for quite some time now. And Myn's latest release has the update to the software in it so I am rooted with the 3.30 software. Keep an eye over at xda....for all I know they have already published it...
     
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