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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Oddball, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Oddball

    Oddball Member
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    Hey all,

    I got JB on my Evo a couple of weeks ago and all seems happy with it but I'd like to do a simple rooting of the handset and leave everything else alone. All I need to do with that root is enable WiFi tethering for work. I can't afford to modify the kernel or other parts of the handset as I need it to function though after browsing some of the new roms and kernels they do look tempting.

    Seeing as there are so many folks producing so many excellent mods out there can someone point me to a basic root package and then thats it?


  2. windsorclarenc

    windsorclarenc Android Enthusiast

    The easiest method in my opinion is the HTC dev method. Go to www.htcdev.com and click unlock bootloader. Pick "all other supported devices". Then follow the instructions there (it will wipe your data so make sure to backup). After that, reboot and install GooManager. Click menu> install open recovery script. That will install the latest TWRP recovery (the best recovery).

    After that wipe cache and dalvik cache in recovery and flash superuser binaries. You'll have the stock Rom with root privileges. I'm on my phone so I can't link to the superuser binaries, but maybe someone else can help there?

    It might sound complicated, but it's super easy.
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  3. ocnbrze

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

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  4. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Unfortunately, the easiest root exploits have already been patched by HTC in the first few OTA's.

    Since you have fully updated the device, you'll have to use HTC dev if you wish to root the device. HTC dev will perform a factory reset on your phone.

    I'm pretty sure you'll have to flash a ROM to get wifi tether working, as none of the apps I'm familiar with work on stock jellybean
  5. Oddball

    Oddball Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for all the responses. I'm intimately familiar with Unix so this doesn't concern me too much. I do have to be careful as I need my handset to, well, make and take calls when needed:)

    I'll re-read the rooting for dummies section as well and see what I can get away with with JB.

    Thanks again
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  6. Oddball

    Oddball Member
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    Well, I finally got around to doing this last night. Pretty painless and went smoothly, thanks again :)

    However....WiFi Tether seems to not want to work. I've read numerous posts about it giving people problems and it could very well be Sprint mucking with things so much.

    It loads seems to run but the syslog shows failures for various services. Before I get too deep into it I just wanted to see if anyone had either a different tethering app that might function OOTB with JB or any other suggestions.

    Otherwise, thanks again folks :)
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  7. ocnbrze

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

    you can try any one of these wireless tethering app versions
    Downloads - android-wifi-tether - Wireless Tether for Root Users - Google Project Hosting
  8. windsorclarenc

    windsorclarenc Android Enthusiast

    Change the device profile in WiFi Tether settings to Generic ICS/JB or Galaxy Nexus. That worked for me and many others from what I've heard.
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  9. Oddball

    Oddball Member
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    I'll take a look at that...thanks. My searching didn't turn up anything other than FoxFi and WiFi Tether (which I used to use on my OG Evo and it worked very well. Thanks.

    Yeah, I tried that and saw my laptop's MAC address in the ACL once but that was it. There's numerous failures in loading the NAT, resetting the WiFi driver etc...

    I've tried running it with a different SSID and no other restrictions, encryption as well but to no avail. I'll check that link ocnbrze posted and try again.

    Appreciate the responses, I'll report back if/when I get some results.
  10. Pre-to-Evo

    Pre-to-Evo Lurker

    This worked!
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  11. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Did you do anything differently or did it just start working?


The HTC EVO 4G LTE release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, and 2000mAh battery.

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