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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mr. Monkey, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Mr. Monkey

    Mr. Monkey Well-Known Member
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    Sorry, I normally try to avoid these kind of dumb questions. Normally I would wait a few days and read up a little more, but I feel rushed with the whole 2.2 update breathing down my neck.

    I got my Evo today, and would like to root so I can flash a rooted 2.2 ROM.

    I have been reading about the different ways to root the Evo (unrEVOked vs Simple Root), and have determined that unrEVOked is a no go. Simple root sounds amazingly easy. But I have read about people saying it didnt work for them after the OTA update (1.47.651.1). Was that before the new Simple Root update?

    Here's the site I'm looking at and I'm downloading the program now... I just wanted to make sure Simple Root would work for me.

    http://myevo4g.net/simple/

    TIA
     

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  2. nahpungnome

    nahpungnome Well-Known Member
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    SimpleRoot is what I used, but you can't use that (as far as I know) if you've already updated to 2.2 OTA.
     
  3. Mr. Monkey

    Mr. Monkey Well-Known Member
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    Right. I'm still on 2.1.1.

    I watched the video but can't tell what zip he applies in recovery. is it the pc36img.zip?? So i just need to have that on the root of my sd and I'm good right?

    I have heard that recovery can't find it on a 16gb sd, right? Should I use the 8gb it came with?
     
  4. nahpungnome

    nahpungnome Well-Known Member
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    I used a 8gb card... the application copies everything you need to your sdcard if you follow the video so you don't need to copy anything yourself. IIRC that part is done automatically since when you boot into the bootloader, it automatically looks for the file. If you follow the prompt window it'll basically tell you what to do
     
  5. atypical1

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    Why do you think that unrevoked is no go? I used it and flashed a custom rom. There are a lot of misconceptions about unrevoked. You can do everything with it that you can with simple root.

    Use whatever method works for you and is easy.

    james
     
  6. Cru

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    Use Simpleroot if you don't want to have to worry about which roms you can and cannot flash. A lot of people run into issues with Unrevoked and roms because of the NAND not being unlocked. Use Simpleroot and be done with it.
     
  7. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!
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    Simpleroot for 2.1 is now two button clicks instead of four:

    [Program] Updated: 1 Click SimpleRoot OTA 1.47.651.1 Edition - xda-developers

    You can root with unrevoked3, but your phone isn't fully jailbroken until you unlock NAND, which Simpleroot does and unrevoked does not. A lot of people like unrevoked because it doesn't require you to factory-reset your phone, but if you just got your phone, you're prolly close to factory state anyway. Do the full jailbreak (Simpleroot) and be done with it for good.
     
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