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  1. dominicanyor

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    Ok android fam, I had my evo for over an year now and im thinking about rooting now. So i have been watching videos on YOUTUBE on how to root my evo. The thing is that their is this pogram that people are using is call unrevoked is that safe to use? or should i tried something else? I do not want to mess up my phone now i want to make sure i do it correct.

    Thanks for your help.
     

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    what is your hboot? if you are on gingerbread you need to turn off fastboot. go to settings/app/uncheck fastboot. power off then press and hold power+vol down. this will get you to the hboot(bootloader). at the top it will say what your hboot is.

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

    if your hboot is 2.15 or 2.16 then use this guide:http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...ooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html

    please read them carefully before proceeding. and ask any questions if needed.
     
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    Thanks fore the info, but on the video that i have seen does not says anything about doin a factory reset on the phone.
     
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    Thats not a factory reset its hoe you get into the bootloader and it will tell you what your hboot version is. it wont change anything on the phone at this point. depending on what the hboot version is will tell what to use to root your phone.
     
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    It's easier to explain it like this.
    If you have a junk drawer with a bunch of crap in it before you open it, there's a chance it'll get stuck. If the drawer is cleaned out it opens up smoothly.
    See if you don't factory reset, you run the risk of "crap" interfering with your root. Also once you root and start flashing roms, you'll realize factory resetting isn't a big deal at all.
    You can use My Backup to save everything you have now.
    Believe me you won't be sorry if you root your phone. We're here to help you, you won't be alone. Just post up your questions. :D
     
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    My hboot on my is 2.16
     
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    thanks for the help i will start in a few.
     
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    Use the gingerbread rooting instructions. read them twice and follow them step by step. They worked perfect for me ive only been rooted a couple months and I love it.
     
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    good day to all..
    i myself want to root Evo too. I tried before but was successful & also wasnt determined. my primary reason is to remove bloatware & hotspot.

    Im going to try now. my H.Boot is 2.16
    im reading instructions now
    wish me luck
     
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    As a general rule, you dont want to use things like youtube for information on rooting. Technology changes fast and sadly a lot of people come here after using information they found somewhere on the web that wasnt up to date.

    Follow the instructions in the rooting for dummies gingerbread edition sticky in this forum. It is kept up to date with the latest information.

    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...ooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html
     
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