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  1. TonyTone301

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    How can you tell if your phones rooted or not ?? ive had my evo for a while now got it from a buddy of mine he said it was rooted and im just now wondering how to tell if it is or not
     

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    Turn off the phone.... (not sleep)
    hold down the "down volume" button.
    and
    press the power button

    you can let go of the volume button when you see the white HTC screen.

    if a screen comes on .. and one of the choices is "boot into recovery"

    you have ROOT.
     
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    This is what comes up ... so i take it its not rooted then

    fastboot
    recovery
    clear storage
    simlock
    hboot usb
     
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    go down to "recovery"

    follow the instructions on the screen...


    select.. it should take you to a black screen
    with green letters...
    a few choices should be:
    wipe
    partition
    flash
    nandroid


    YOU are ROOTED!!!
    while there.. go ahead and do a nandroid backup
    just for safety.
     
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    Full root is three parts technically, a rooted rom, a custom recovery, and s off. You can have one without having all of them.

    Does hboot, the white screen you booted to have s off at the top? If so your nand is unlocked, an important part of root.

    A custom recovery is what dan was referring to. It is clock work mod or amon ra. If you booted into one of those you have a custom recovery, this allows you to flash files to your partitions.

    The last part is if your rom is rooted meaning you are root user. You can check and see if you have the super user app. You can also open terminal and enter su if it returns the character # you are rooted.
     
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    sorry for a very late response .... i did this and the letters are orange
     
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    that is probably clockwork mod recovery. so it looks like you are rooted. another way to tell is if you go to hboot. power off then press and hold power+vol down that should take you to the hboot screen. if you have s-off and not s-on and your hboot is 2.10 then you are rooted and good to go to flash some roms.

    a good place to start is http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/194918-rooting-dummies.html guide.
     
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    word of warning.... do not take any updates from sprint...
    you will lose ROOT and currently there is no way to get root back!

    research your updates before taking them!
     
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