Go to HTCDev.com to get started.. (This will VOID your warranty, root your phone & give you super human strenghts)
Previous rooting gave phone's the same voided warranty especially servicing in carriers service center, same deal. Revolutionary method also voids warranty so now people have choices.. (Former Sprint Service Mgr)
As informed please give useful feedback if you have used this method so we know where we stand with this and in fact "IF" HTC is helping us out.
Thx to Doomstang for input-
Well I think I've finally gotten somewhere...Wireless Tether was just successfully granted Superuser permissions.
This was all done without ever having rooted this phone in the past...so I accepted the OTA update, unlocked with HTC Dev's process, got a working recovery going, and then got Superuser installed.
graffixnyc posted the link to the working recovery so I used that: http://www.multiupload.com/AQ9KV7IME9
This was the version of CWM that booted for me. I flashed through fastboot and also did a nandroid restore just fine. This was the version IEF(from alpharev) gave me on irc
I was able to get into recovery from selecting recovery from the fastboot method and from doing adb reboot recovery. Sorry for not posting earlier I had finals yesterday and went out after to celebrate
Please make sure all items are installed and up to date.
Google Android SDK zip:
Java Runtime Environment:
HTC Sync (Windows Only):
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If there's an error you will see screen shot below.. with details on what happened.