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[TUTORIAL] How To Root The HTC EVO ~ Part-1 \0/

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By toastcfh, Retired Forum Mod / Retired Senior Recognized Developer on 28th May 2010, 09:18 PM
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HOW TO ROOT YOUR HTC EVO

DO NOT USE A RUU FROM SPRINT IF U WANNA MAINTAIN ROOT. WAIT FOR ME OR SOMEONE HERE TO MAKE A ROOT UPDATE.ZIP.

Major thanx for those who helped:

keishou (for the rooted build. without it none of this would be possible)
maejrep (for testing and modding a recovery for the EVO)
Flipz (for hosting the files)
Paul (for his recovery work on the desire and legend)
Amon_RA (for his recovery source on github)

WHAT THIS ROOT METHOD WILL DO:

- wipe all of your data so brace for that. backup or what not
- Allow you to flash custom roms
- Boot into a custom recovery
- Write to system, boot and recovery partitions through recovery

WHAT THIS ROOT METHOD SADLY WONT ENABLE YOU TO DO:

- Write to system or recovery while in android
- Flash a custom recovery that can be booted into by holding vol down and powering on

THINGS YOU WILL NEED:

download files below:

- PC36IMG.zip

- evorecovery

INSTUCTIONS FOR ROOTING:

- Put the PC36IMG.zip on the root of your sdcard

Code:
adb push PC36IMG.zip /sdcard
- Power off the phone
- Hold volume down while powering the phone on. continue to hold volume down until you see the WHITE bootloader screen.
- After a few seconds it will begin to checking for files, and find PC36IMG.zip. while its doing this it will show a blue progress bar while its checking. (this takes 30 - 60 seconds to finish)
- It will then list all the images in the zip and ask you if want to flash. SAY YES
- When its finished it will ask you if you would like to reboot. AGAIN... SAY YES
- At this point it will boot into a rooted rom.
- YOU ARE NOW ROOT!!!
- rename the PC36IMG.zip on your sdcard:
- plug your phone into a usb port on your desktop and do:

Code:
adb shell mv /sdcard/PC36IMG.zip /sdcard/root-PC36IMG.zip
RECOVERY INSTRUCTIONS:

- Extract the evorecovery.zip to your desktop
- plug your phone into a usb port on your desktop
- In a shell:

Code:
adb reboot recovery
- this will reboot your EVO into recovery mode. at this point turn your attention to the directory u extracted the evorecovery.zip to.

Code:
For Windows XP ~~>  Run recovery-windows.bat
For Vista and Windows 7 do it as Admin
- in a shell do:

Code:
For Linux ~~> ./recovery-linux.sh
- at this point turn your attention to the phone and navigate to create a Nandriod Backup. you can now flash custom roms, write, and make changes to system.

- to flash a custom rom put the rom on the root of your sdcard. wipe data, dalvic cache and chose the option to flash update.zip from sdcard.

RECOVERY NAVIGATION:

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Code:
Volume up/down moves through the list and Power selects.
RECOVERY SOURCE:

- http://github.com/jhansche/amonra_bo...ree/supersonic

Code:
git clone git://github.com/jhansche/amonra_bootable_recovery.git
git checkout supersonic
Once you have finished and rooted your device. please flash another rooted rom from the forum. Flipz has made a root build of the rom that came on the device. it can be found HERE. you will need to wipe data and dalvic cache before flashing this. And again because i cant stress it enough... DO NOT accept a OTA update from Sprint or use a RUU, or u risk lossing root forever, and ever

HOW TO RETURN BACK TO STOCK BUILD:

-Easy peasy- run the RUU in the first post of this thread. this is the only RUU that after flashing, you will still be able to root using this method. link below:

ROOT SAFE STOCK RUU
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28th May 2010, 09:38 PM |#2  
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I love you toast. In a manly, non-homosexual kinda way!!
28th May 2010, 09:41 PM |#3  
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As soon as root is provided, be sure to understand that I will buy you a beer or two my friend.
28th May 2010, 09:42 PM |#4  
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Good to see you active on the EVO 4G toast as I liked what you did for the last phone I had (htc hero)... not having root on this EVO phone is a bit of a frustration.
28th May 2010, 09:44 PM |#5  
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just like i told you before... you pm me your ADDy and ill send you some fresh coffee... i work at Green mountain coffee roasters
28th May 2010, 10:00 PM |#6  
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being that I'm not surprised about you n all involved getting root..alls I wanna know is if EVO-Godmode is in effect..

btw..use guys are ridiculous!! Mad props
28th May 2010, 10:20 PM |#7  
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Excellent! :d
28th May 2010, 10:33 PM |#8  
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28th May 2010, 10:37 PM |#9  
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I have a evo ready for testing if needed.
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I likewise have a Google I/O Evo. Toast, you may remember me from the CDMA Hero forums, if you want a tester just let me know (a nice, roundabout way of asking for early access to root)

Can't wait to start working on custom roms and kernels for this awesome device!
28th May 2010, 11:18 PM |#11  
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SUPER!
If beta testers are needed, i have the I/O EVO and can test. please pm.
Donation coming!

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