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  1. d00b

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    It just keeps looping from on to off repeatedly until I pull out the battery.

    What may have caused this to happen and what can I do to fix it with your help?

    I unmounted my SD card before this happened so I'm not sure if this is the reason my phone is malfunctioning :(
     

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    Can you not get the phone on at all? It just flashes the white htc screen over and over?



    Edit: Moved you over to the 'Support and Troubleshooting' section
     
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    What were you doing before rebooting? Or did it just cut off?
     
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    Yes, that's all it was doing before I took it in to the Sprint store to have a hard reboot done to my phone

    Before all this problem occurred, Iwas trying to see if I could root my phone. Since I took my phone in to have a hard reboot done to it and it starts up normally, where can I be directed to root my phone?
     
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    ok so i moved you to the rooting section.

    so can you boot up your phone? try holding power+vol down and see if you can go to the hboot screen. at the top of the screen will be your hboot. what is your hboot?
     
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    Yeah, the Sprint store rep hbooted my phone and it works fine now but I lost most of my apps which is ok since I want to root my phone.

    Do you want me to hboot my phone all over again before I proceed to root it?
     
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    not sure about hbooting. lol if you mean going to hboot and do a factory reset, then there is no need for that. but you can go to the hboot screen (power+vol down). at the top of the screen will be your hboot version. what does it say?

    if it is hboot 2.10 or less then use this guide:
    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/194918-rooting-dummies.html

    if it is hboot 2.15 or 2.16 then use this guide:
    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...ooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html
     
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    Please read the guides thoroughly before attempting to actually root. Also please post questions or conserns before rooting
     
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    The rooting process is the easy part, making sure all things are in order before finding root, that's the pita:eek:;)

    Also, if you decide to root, I would highly recommend using Amon Ra OR using Amon Ra Style, as your recovery;)
     
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    My hboot is 2.16 so I will look at the guide posted and study it before I proceed becoz right now I cannot afford to brick my phone. Thanks for the guidance and I will be back to ask questions if I stumble during the root process! :)
     
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    Good luck and if you have any questions, fire away:p:D
     
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