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  1. TheBlackAngel

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    Hi all, I currently have an samsung transform (worst phone ever) so i decided to replace it with something better. i just got an EVO that i bought off of ebay that said it was already rooted. how would i go about verifying that it is indeed rooted? I tried holding volume down + power and nothing happened (held for at least 15 seconds) until i let them go then the phone just started up normally. checking in the settings at the software information it doesn't look like anything custom is running. The only thing i found was the superuser app was installed. I did have my transform rooted with a custom kernel on it so i've messed with root a little on that, just not sure what i need to look for on this one to verify.

    thanks for the help! :cool:
     

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    you need to uncheck fastboot. go to settings/applications/ and uncheck fastboot. now power off then press and hold power+vol down. that will take you to the hboot screen. do you have s-off. if so you are rooted. if it is s-on then that is a no. also what hboot do you have?
     
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    AWESOME! thank you so much that did the trick! it looks like it is set to "S-OFF" and the HBOOT version is 2.10.0001 now to go find what ROM i want to use :D
     
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    also check what recovery you have. i would recommend amon ra 2.3. and do not use rom manager. it is way to buggy and causes more problems then it is worth.
     
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    i don't remember the version now as i'm activating it and have it off but it was clockworks recovery. I'll change it over to that one ASAP, thanks again for the help!
     
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    no worries, if you have any more questions you know where to go.
     
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