Default [Q] HTC EVO View 4G update log? Root access?

Hi,

So I just bought my HTC EVO View 4G on eBay, and it just came in. Now, I am interested in rooting at some point in the future, mainly because I'd like run ICS on it, and it doesn't seem like Sprint will be doing that any time soon. Either way, I'd like to be able to root regardless. Now, since I just got my View, it is still running the out of the box version of Gingerbread, with no updates at all. I remember when it first came out, along with the Evo 3D, that there were some HTC/Sprint updates that disabled root access, or that caused some problems for people interested in rooting, such as the most recent Honeycomb update for it. So my question is, is it safe to install all the previous updates and make it to Honeycomb without losing the ability to root? I know they are working on a safe honeycomb update for rooted people....but is there anything I should be aware of BEFORE I reach that HC update?

Also, I know it is for another thread, but how exactly does one go about rooting the View? What is the most recent method, etc...

Your feedback would be greatly appreciated!!