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

28th May 2010, 09:18 PM |#1  
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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!!
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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.
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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
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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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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!
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