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  1. ARt15

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    Well, I have finally decided to root my phone. But I have no idea where to start. I have been doing some reading, but it is (for me) quite confusing. Here are what I want to delete, amazon kindle, blockbuster, facebook, footprints, friend stream, messages (i have handcent), htc mobile guide, nascar, news, news and weather, nova, peep, sprint football, sprint tv, stocks, teeter, voice dialer, voice search, and weather. Also any others that you say I do not need. I hate getting the message no enough storage space, when my sd card has 794mb used and 6.7gb free.
     

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    Welcome...It's always good to see someone wanting to root. Take a look at the link below and read through it. There is a section at the top showing you how to determine your Hboot which will lead you to the correct method. There is plenty of help here for you just let is know what questions you have and we'll lend a hand.

    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...-rooting-gingerbread-2-3-5-dummies-guide.html
     
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    yep the link that biker57 posted will get you the right information. please read the guide thoroughly before rooting your phone. feel free to ask questions if you have them.
     
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    Boing! and Mikestony pops in!
    Welcome LS1Truck!
    Looks like biker has got you hooked up with the guide you need and like he said, there will be plenty of help here!
    :D
     
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    If nothing else Mike you always make me laugh.....All I hear in my head now is that gong form the old Gong show :D
     
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    So far, :dontknow: what I am doing. And all I have done is download a bunch of gibberish. Very aggravating an po'd right now. But I'll get it.
     
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    well we can help you. we just need to know where you need the help? did you read the guide?

    so for starters what is your hboot?
     
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    Well I am on hboot 2.18.0001. And I am just reading right now, and downloading so that it will be ready for when I do root.
     
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    ok that sounds like a solid plan. we are here if you need us. try not to get too over whelmed and take your time with it.

    let us know how we can help if you need it.
     
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    Unlocking Bootloader Failed!

    Sorry it didn't work out. Here's why:

    We're sorry, but it appears your attempt to unlock the bootloader on this device has failed. This could be caused by several factors including simple errors in the entry of the unlock token, problems with your device, or a lack of manufacturer support for the unlocking process. Please see the specific error code listed below, and try again if necessary.
    Error Code: 173.
    Error Reason: Check Rule Fail with exception
     
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    ok so i read that this is most likely due to the website itself.....just to be sure you selected the All Other Supported Models option correct?

    if you did then just keep trying......i have not seen this for this device but i did come across a thread with the same error and they are saying that it is the website.
     
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    I did pick All Other Supported Models, and have tried it twice. But i will keep trying, thanks for your help.
     
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    That is the cause. I did an internet search using; "htcdev error 173" and it seems that it has been going off and on roughly since Oct. :(:mad: Some responses said it should be back after 24-48 hours. Oh well. :rolleyes:
     
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    HTC Evo Hacks! - Best HTC Evo 4G, Evo 3D, Evo 4G LTE Hacks


    this guy has videos and written walk throughs. i suggest you read the walk thru as the vid is rolling. Just search for your hboot version if needed. Mine was 1.5 and wasnt finding what i needed here, so i followed a suggestion to check this site out.


    just copy and paste commands into the prompts. All files, (just a few) are needed. Its gravy train.

    Good luck!

    Dj
     
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    I didn't realize that you needed HTCdev in order to root the EVO. Is it his HBOOT version that's the problem? Did HTC lock the EVO down finally?

    I'm in the same boat as you. I just switched over the Virgin Mobile and am using an EVO V. I tried unlocking my bootloader last night, and it was worse than it is today. I can tell HTC has been making progress. Last night, all the pages timed out...over and over. In the 90 minutes I spent, I was able to get to the identifier Token entry screen twice, and both times, I too got the 173 error. Today, the pages load relatively fast, and i can usually enter the identifier token withing 2 minutes. but I keep getting error 173. Error 173 is the bane of my existence.

    It looks like we'll have to wait for HTC to get their act together :(

    As an exercise, type this into a google search:

    htcdev

    You'll notice that the third result is a link to this website

    Htcdev.com - Is HTCdev Down Right Now?

    I find that both hilarious and sad at the same time :D:(

    EDIT: View the comments
     
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    The HTCdev site is still screwy. I was able to submit my identifier token though, but I haven't received my email yet after half an hour.
    When the site is working, how long did it take to get the unlock token? Is it fairly instantaneous?
     
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    I've normally gotten the ones I've done in 5-10 minutes.... I did have one that took a bit longer, but not 30 minutes.
     
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    yeah it should not take very long. the site can be wonky at times so be patient.
     
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    Finally... at 1405 23 Jan 13! We'll see how long it takes to get e-mail from there. The website was fast today compared to yesterday.

    Token Submitted Successfully!

    You've been sent an email with your unlock key as a file attachment. Please review this email for further instructions and a link to complete the Bootloader process.
     
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    Is there a good point where I can stop? Once I get this and still use the phone:

    15.you will then see a disclaimer just select yes.
    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU ARE NOW UNLOCKED!!!!!!

    Or will I have to continue on and finish?
     
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    As a reference to you, my token was submitted at 10:30am EST, and at 3:25pm EST, I still don't have my email. At least we aren't alone in this...many people are feeling our pain, check it out:

    Htcdev.com - Is HTCdev Down Right Now?
     
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    I saw that, lots of angry people.
     
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    did you get the unlock.bin file? if so just type the command.

    if not then you will need that file to finish. in the meantime you can boot the phone up if you want. you just need to be in fastboot mode from the bootloader when you do get the .bin file and need to type in the fastboot command.
     
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    It you've gotten to that point thne congratulations :D You could stop and go back later, but you ARE SO CLOSE. All you need at this point is to add recovery and either the SU file or a custom rom. If you want to stay on the stock rom and still use the perks of being rooting then just the SU file, but part of being rooting is taking advantage of all that the developers roms have to offer. If you flash a rom the SU file will be built in and you won't need it separately.

    Edit:Adding recovery will just take a few minutes and it's hard to imagine getting to this point and waiting to finish
     
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    Once you are unlocked, you can continue to use your phone and install recovery etc, later if you desire:)

    EDIT: oh for the love of Pete, I got DOUBLE NINJA CHOPPED :p
     
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