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  1. MrBonkers

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    im rooting my brothers evo4g gingerbread using this method

    How to ROOT HTC Evo 4G Gingerbread! [NEW] - YouTube

    the first problem is on the cmd setup when i type in adb devices it shows nothing listed under connected devices. usb debugging is enabled and phone is set to charge. i got the SN off the back of the phone.

    another problem is after i install the drivers i try running running revolutionary.exe and just shows waiting for device... and nothing happens.
     

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    +1

    Read and understand the guide. Ocnbrz put a lot of hours, trial and error, and even user tips and tricks into that thing. Much more info than on that video. ;)

    Now have you deleted all things HTC from your pc prior to installing the drivers?
    If not, delete all the htc stuff from your pc including the new drivers. Then just install the drivers from the guide.

    Also turn off antivirus software on your pc.
     
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    the only driver i installed was the one from the video. will uninstall before reading the guide. thanks
     
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    sorry for going off topic here but my evo is 2.2 is it worth upgrading to 2.3? and if so is there a how to? sorry i know i should look but spent most of my day trying to root off that video and im just frustrated right now.
     
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    Also when you are reading the guide you will see there are several things mentioned that you need to download. Download all these things into an appropriate folder and transfer them to the phone when your actually preparing to root
     
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    If you are on 2.2 you might need to use unrevoked. Power of phone and pull battery. Wait 10 sec and put battery back in Then hold power and volume down untill it goes to the bootloader There will be an Hboot version. If its 2.10.xxxx or lower you need to use unrevoked. If its 2.15 or 2.16 then use the link i posted.
     
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    never mind?

    well we are here to help. so hopefully all went well for you. you have recieved very sound advice so far. so please feel free to ask more questions if you have it.
     
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    oh sorry i posted something but then got the answer off the link. today i will be updating my phone to 2.3 and im sure ill run into problems. hopefully not!
     
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    i did and it was 2.15. i can just start off the link now? i just want to make sure before jumping into it.
     
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    ok so if it is hboot 2.15 (like yours is) or 2.16 then you need revolutionary and i would use this guide:http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...ooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html

    if your hboot is 2.10 or below then you will need to use unrevoked. and i would use this guide:http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/194918-rooting-dummies.html


    so if your hboot matches with either one of those then that is what i would use to get your phone rooted.
     
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    and it will automatically update to 2.3?
     
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    crap i think im getting everyone confused. my phone being 2.2 is already rooted if i want 2.3 all i have to do is flash the updated rom, or do i still have to go through revolutionary?
     
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    O, snap!! :eek:

    Dood you're already rooted! Yes all you need to do is flash a rooted Gingerbread rom and you're updated.
    Remember this won't update your radios and such. You can still do this tho if you want the latest set. ;)

    Use the roms and kernels sticky that Mike posted above, find a 2.3 rom that looks good to you and flash that sucka!

    Let us know if you need anything else. :)
     
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    haha yeah sorry i went OT towards the end. i started this thread because i wanted to root my brothers new evo that has 2.3 but i also had a question about updating my rooted phone from 2.2 to 2.3
     
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    which one do i download?
     
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    OK, This is not the stock rooted Gingerbread rom, BUT!!!! I believe you'll love this waaaay more than the stock rom.

    This is MikG by aamikam. It's Gingerbread base with Sense 2.1 and some sense 3.0 mixed in. Trust me this is what the Gingerbread update SHOULD have been. ;)

    Get MikG here:
    MikG v2.61 - [11/23/2011)

    Make sure you follow argedions guide for flashing found here:
    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/441044-flash-guide-us-all-d.html

    As always if you have any questions, we're here to help!:D
     
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    thanks ill be sure to let you guys know how it went? when i recover my apps will they still run on this rom?
     
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    Yes, back them up with titanium backup from the market.

    Once you have the new rom setup, download titanium from the market again and restore the apps. Make sure not to restore any system stuff, it will bork things!!

    Read argedions guide and once you feel you have the process down, go for it! :)
     
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    i purchased the pro key and it didnt show up on my apps list should i have just got the free one?
     
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    I'm not sure on that one. I never bought the pro version. Download the free version once you flash the new rom and see if there's a tab in titanium settings to apply the pro key.
     
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    Just go to the pro key and it will download with out paying as long as you are signed in under the same account when u purchesrd
     
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    Thanks for all the help guys i really appreciate it. my brother just introduced me to honeycomb and that thing looks freakin awesome yes im getting that as we speak =D
     
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