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  1. ltmays

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    I want to root my virgin HTC EVO V 4g, but i see so much talk about
    ROMS / RADIOS / ETC im so confused and have no clue what to do.

    I just wanted to root so i can turn off the camera shutter noise.
    But i see theirs a lot more you could do and improve.

    Will i lose my contacts? IF so how do i back these up and my apps
     

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    to simply root, you would need to unlock your device... i dont quite remember if you will lose any data but those should be backed up to your google account alrready... if not, i highely recommend you have them there...
    this thread will point you in the right starting direction:
    http://androidforums.com/evo-v-4g-a...ing-evo-v-4g-roms-kernels-using-fastboot.html
     
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    im on that guide now. But when i click the link to download the stock rom theirs
    like 8 other files i dont know which to download
     
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    i responded to your question in that thread...

     
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    Shooter /jmz stock roms
     
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    does this come with camera shutter off?
    If not what do i download / how do i do this :)

    sorry for all the questions im trying to learn
     
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    ill get you the file to replace... tell me if you are using the odex or deodex version of the stock rom???
     
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    well i dont know what that is im just following the tutorial and it told me download
    the ODEX. I havent started rooting yet i just have all the files setup and ready.

    Also do i keep my phone plugged in and turned off while doing this? or what
     
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    keep your phone on and plugged in... once you are finished rooting, i will provide you will a file to replace your current camera app with one that has no shutter sound...
     
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    ok im almost finished.

    Im on the part were you boot the rom.
    When i go to ROMs / Jmzstock it then says

    data/
    METa-INF/
    system/

    what do i do?
     
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    great...

    1 download this file and put it on your sdcard
    2 download root browser/root browser lite from the play store and use it to
    navigate to the system folder
    3 then open the app folder
    4 delete the file named htccamera.apk
    5 now go to your sdcard and copy the file you downloaded
    6 paste it into the app folder
    7 long press the file you pasted and select 'permissions'

    in the first row, the first two boxes should be checked
    in the second row, the first box should be checked
    in the third row, the first box should be checked

    8 apply and exit the app
    9 now reboot and there should be no shutter sound
     

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    wait i didnt finish sorry about that man. I was on the last step this is my problem now

    Im on the part were you boot the rom.
    When i go to ROMs / Jmzstock it then says

    data/
    METa-INF/
    system/

    what do i do? Im not sure if this is because my phone may not be in Disk mode. I think it may
    be in charge only mode, but im on the green package install cmd looking screen
     
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    did you unzip the rom when you put it on your sdcard? it should be a .zip file and not a folder
     
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    crap... i did
    Soo how do i go about putting the file back in as a zip without starting over.
    because the drive isnt showing up because its probably in charge mode
     
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    just turn off your phone, pull out your sdcard
    redownload the file
    put it on your sdcard
    boot into bootloader ---> hold down the volume down button and tap the power button... keep holding volume down until you see a white screen with lots of text...

    scroll to 'reboot recovery' using volume buttons to go up and down
    use the power button to confirm selection
    after you get into recovery, choose to 'install zip from sdcard'
     
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    I FINISHED!! WOOOOOOO
    & thank god that annoying startup music / sound is gone!!

    Hey, how can i restore my contacts & apps? Someone said it auto backs up
    to my google account or something.
     
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    nonono... i sugested you backup your contacts to you google account... if you didn't do it, damn...
    if you did, just sign in with the google account you associated your phone 2 and open contacts... i think clicking the menu button in the app presents an import option
     
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    ooo i thought it auto backed up i didnt have many o well.
    (((i guess it did auto back up i got my contacts)))

    Im trying to replace the camera app im a bit confused
    i opened root browser on my phone and went to the app folder and it says uninstal camera.
    then on my computer i pasted in the new one you sent me.
    I dont understand what you mean by "long press the file"
     
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    in root browser, navigate to system/app and thing long press your finger on the htccamera.apk label... a list of options should show up... choose delete...

    then download the file i showed you and move it to your sdcard...
    open root browser again and navigate to the file you just placed on your sdcard...
    long press it and select copy...

    paste it into the system/app folder

    follow the rest of my guide
     
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    oh i see what you mean now. I put the file on my SD card but i cant find it in root browser. where do i put it exactly on my SD card? I just opened the disk drive and drug it there
     
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    assuming you just put it in your sdcard without puting it in any folder... it should be in the sdcard folder in root browser
     
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    Yea, i clicked on removable disk drive G then just dragged it their.
    And i dont see it in root browser.
     
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    should be in the sdcard folder...
     
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    oh i had to remove the usb lol
     
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    hmmm, i dont have the camera app icon anymore
    i set permissions and restarted my phone

    Is it because i uninstalled it instead of deleting it?
     
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