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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OsirisMaya, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. OsirisMaya

    OsirisMaya Member
    Thread Starter

    I bought the HTC evo 4g for virgin mobile. My optimus was rooted and i loved the benefits and id love to have those benefits on my evo as well, but i dont know if it would be smart. Im not looking to waste $250 from messing up my phone, should i root it or not? And if so, is there any way to root it without using a computer?
     



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  2. ocnbrze

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

    well you are asking the root forum this question.......so undoubtly the answer will always be yes!!!!!!

    but just to be sure that we are talking about the same phone. do you have the evo 4g or the evo v 4g?

    if you have the evo v 4g then i would post over here:EVO V 4G - All Things Root - Android Forums
     
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  3. brianvillage5

    brianvillage5 Well-Known Member

    Of course you should root, more options is better and rooting gives you more options right? Evos too are fairly easy to root and the guides for it are real easy to follow.
     
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  4. OsirisMaya

    OsirisMaya Member
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    It is the evo v 4g. Do you have the link to the root steps?
     
  5. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    It's in the last sticky in that forum he linked:)
     
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  6. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Android Expert

    The better question is why wouldn't you root? I suppose if you love stock setups with bloatware and limited control over your phone, then you shouldn't root. If you want freedom and customization, then go for it.
     
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  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    "Should I root?"

    - Yes, absolutely :D
     
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  8. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Well said:D
     
  9. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    I'm going to move this to the Evo V root section for you so that you can get some advice from users of the phone. Good luck.:D
    P.S. Of course you should root, it's the only way to pwn your phone.
     
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  10. Branhower

    Branhower Newbie

    Do eet. DO EEEEET!
     
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  11. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Android Expert

    Is that even a question? Yes please root and unlock the potential of your phone!
     
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  12. ramjet73

    ramjet73 Android Expert

    I totally agree with everyone else in this thread about rooting, but the more difficult question is should you stay S-ON or go S-OFF? When you get to that point this post may help you decide since that's a more complicated question.

    Good luck!

    ramjet73
     
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  13. Prinny

    Prinny Resident Linux Nutcase

    S-On or S-Off, as ramjet said, is a more complicated question. That's up to you.

    Rooting? Definitely. It takes...5-10 minutes roughly? Slightly longer, maybe. Just be sure you read the directions, and you will be fine :)

    And as always, if you have any questions, post here or PM one of us :) We'll steer you in the right direction!
     
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  14. OsirisMaya

    OsirisMaya Member
    Thread Starter

    Haha alright thanks everyone! I think my mind is made up now:)
     
  15. miked6875

    miked6875 Member

    So which way did you go?
     
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