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    oh ok so in order to flash it and have full root need 2 both? rite? ok thank you ,,,then can i use any ROM???
    which one should i do first?
    thank you
     
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    It depends if your running 2.1 or 2.2.

    If you have Android 2.1 use the first method you listed

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    if your on Android 2.2, use the second one you listed.

    After you root, yes. You will be able to flash different ROMs and kernels as you please.
     
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    oh ok i didnt know that 1st method is for 2,1 ,,,
    i have android 2,2 but 1st method looks much easier than 2nd method as i listed...
    thank you for ur time and help! just want to make sure i am doing rite thing i dont want anything messed up!!!
    is there more methods for rooting?
     
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    The second link reverts your phone back to 2.1, then roots it with the same method as the first link.
     
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    If you follow the instructions as listed, you should have no problems whatsoever. If you need any help you can just ask and there will most likely be a few of us around to help you out. Currently, there are no other root methods available but I'm sure sooner than later someone will release a 1-click root for our EVOs. Good luck :)

    PS
    I strongly strongly strongly suggest that you read up on the whole rooting process a bit. It may help you understand a little better what you are getting yourself into.
     
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    ok thanks guys so now i have at least idea where to start ;)
    and what is good ROM for longer battery
    and doesnt matter what baseband version do i have? or something like that? cuz i got evo 3 days ago,,, is just matter which android version i have rite?
     
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    The leaked 2.2 ota 3.28 comes with the new HTC kernal. Its supposed to have great battery life and I can vouch for it. Its the one fresh released
     
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    yea you can, it helps to read through the written tutorial before watching the videos though so you have an idea. Its really not that hard just follow step by step and you have no problems
     
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    The UnrEVOked site has pulled 3.2 pending bug fixes. You can still get it under the table, but if you choose to go that route, go in with your eyes open, as the devs that wrote it do not feel it is ready for prime time.

    The video will work. It will require more time and effort on your part, and I would recommend some reading and study time on your part before you start. Make sure you download everything, install the elements that need to be installed, place other files where they belong, and know in advance where everything you need is located on your hard drive.
     
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    ok i will read it over and over ,, i was reading for 2 days and was trying figured out which way to go.. and which one is rite,, so i will go with this one [GUIDE] How to root Android 2.2 on the EVO 4G - xda-developers
    and will follow videos,,
    thank you!!!!
    what i have on SD card folders and all date can i keep it there or erase that??
     
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    ok and b4 i will root that can i do any image of android if something goes wrong????
     
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    I'm not sure I understand your question. Once you have fully rooted your phone, which means unlocking nand and flashing a recovery image, you can then create a complete backup image of your phone via Nandroid backup.

    Obtain root access
    Flash a recovery image
    Make a nandroid backup
    Flash a ROM

    You want to do it in that order. Is that what you mean?
     
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    i meant this : Download this PC36IMG.zip || Mirror(This is the same as running an RUU, so it will delete all of your user data when we use it later in the guide, so backup everything you want to save on your phone first)
    like my contacts and all that .. can i back it up b4?
    that 1st method is much easier then 2nd ;(

    and i have files on SD card should i keep them there also HTC Sync is there keep it or delete ?
     
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    If you use Google contacts and Gmail, those are already backed up in the cloud and will resync when you run setup again.

    For apps, settings, texts, call logs, non-Google contacts, etc, check out MyBackup Pro from the market. For four bucks, it'll back up most everything else, although it doesn't work well with widgets and protected apps. Once you're rooted, it will offer you additional functionality.
     
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    ok but i have new contact rite now and trying figure it out how to get them from the phone to gmail..?
    thanks!!
     
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    If they are Google contacts:
    Menu>Settings>Accounts & sync>Google>Sync contacts>Sync now
     
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