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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bedlam, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Bedlam

    Bedlam Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys, sorry for what probably is a question that's beat to death around here, but I'm not finding any answers with search. Admittedly, I broke my glasses and cant see for anything...

    Exactly how far do I hafta go to just be able to wireless tether? The stock ROM does for me what I need and the only functionality I need from the Evo that it doesn't already do for me, is to be a hot spot for my Tablet and Laptop when I am on the go. Can I even do this on the Stock ROM?

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  2. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Android Expert

    Welcome to AF!!! All you need to be able use wireless tether is root access. Do me a favor and power your Evo off then back on while holding volume down and give me the following information:

    HBOOT-2.02.0000 (this is the information I want)
    Aug 19 2010, 14:29:08
  3. thefiend1

    thefiend1 Lurker

    Im in a similar situation to the OP, I have a stock EVO 4g, and have not rooted it at all and am a 100% fresh n00b to this. Id like to be able to use the wifi tethering of my evo to my ipad, but I cant use it unless I pay for the subscription - but I heard if I root it I can use this feature...
  4. thefiend1

    thefiend1 Lurker

    hboot-2.18.0001 is my boot thing
  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Hello and welcome to the forums!:D

    If you ever plan on rooting a device, the number 1 thing is to never accept TOA updates. Each OTA makes it harder and harder to root the phone because HTC and sprint lock down prior root methods. WIth H-boot 2.18 the rooting process is more in depth than it used to be (a program used to do it all for you).

    You can find your rooting information here:
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  6. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Android Expert

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  7. Bedlam

    Bedlam Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Same here. Just replaced my Evo with a New one via insurance and I guess they took all the updates ahead of time. I'll Follow the link as well, and Use the directions for Staying Stock? :eek:

    Is there any advantage between the different methods of unlocking. The HTC Dev seems easy, and seeing as I don't really care about warranty anymore...
  8. ocnbrze

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

    well the main difference is that when you only unlock the bootloader htc has only allowed certain access to the phone. while you have full access to the system partitons ( so that you can flash roms, kernels, mods and such), you do not have access to the radios which really is not all that important really. as i doubt that we will get anymore updates on this phone. so i doubt that any new radios will come out for the og evo.

    and if you get it unlocked and you want to truly remove the watermark you can still do the other methods as well.

HTC EVO 4G Forum

The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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