This is my first(and hopefully many to come) contribution to the community.
The reason I put this together is I have been seeing a lot of posts in Q&A about "How do I root my Evo 4G LTE?" I have also seen posts in "other threads" asking "How do I get recovery and root back after using the latest S-OFF exploit?"
This is an updated and slightly modified version of Zedomax's root method.This is not my work I just did the legwork updating it.
I updated the TWRP Recovery to the latest version 184.108.40.206 and updated the SuperSU.apk to a more up to date version. I also added the factory divers.
This will work on all ICS/JB builds. Software versions (1.13.651.1 - 1.22.651.3 - 2.13.651.1 - 3.15.651.16 - 3.16.651.3 - 3.17.651.4 -3.17.651.5 - 4.13.651.3)
<------If this helped you buy me a coffee
If you used the latest S-OFF exploit you can still use this as far as I remember your bootloader will already be unlocked so just flash the recovery and SuperSU.apk.
Using this method will NOT give you S-OFF it will help you unlock your bootloader(HTC-DEV) flash a custom recovery(TWRP) and install the Superuser app of your choice.
Read Me Text (instructions,ADB commands, and whatnot)<----- Updated 03/24/13
Mac User Text (helpful tips for Mac Users) <---- Added 01/05/13
Drivers(both 64 bit and 32 bit)
ADB Drivers for HTC Evo4G LTE Solution(see Post 2) <---- Added 03/05/13
TWRP openrecovery v220.127.116.11
Superuser v 3.2 is post 2 and now added to all folders if anyone is having problems with SuperSU updating binaries <---- Added 12/22/12
03/04/13 Added SuperSU v1.25 to Root Files and Post 2
03/05/13 Added ADB Drivers for HTC Evo4G LTE Solution (see Post 2)
03/13/13 Added TWRP v18.104.22.168 to All Files and Post 2
03/24/13 Added HTC-Sync Drivers to Root Files and Older Twrp Versions Folder and Updated ReadMe.txt
03/25/13 Added 32 and 64 bit driver zips to post 2
03/27/13 Added the latest HTC Drivers v4.0.1.001 and HTC BMP USB Drivers v1.0.5375(32 and 64 bit versions)
03/27/13 Removed HTC Sync Drivers it makes the files WAY to big if you need them see below
04/09/13 Added TWRP v22.214.171.124 to All Files and Post 2
04/22/13 Added a cmd shortcut to make it easier run all the commands
05/21/13 Added SuperSU v1.30 to Root Files
06/08/13 Added SuperSU v1.32 to Root Files
07/09/13 Added TWRP 126.96.36.199 and SuperSU v1.41 to Root Files
09/04/13 Added TWRP v188.8.131.52 to Root Files
09/04/13 Added SuperSU to Root Files
09/04/13 Added HTC Drivers v4.2.0.001 to Root Files
02/28/14 Added SuperSU v 1.93
02/28/14 Added TWRP v184.108.40.206-jewel-selinux (will work on any roms EXCEPT the new 4.13.651.3 roms see below for link to that recovery)
02/28/14 Added a link for the recovery that needs to be used for 4.13.651.3 roms right below the Root Files link
11/20/14 Updated SuperSU to 2.16
11/20/14 Updated TWRP to 220.127.116.11
11/20/14 Updated PhilZ Touch 6.15.6
11/20/14 Added Captain_Throwbacks Unofficial TWRP builds.
I would like to thank:
Zedomax (for a great starting point)
VeNuM (for his advice and feedback)
Lord Dredd (for confirming this works with 2.13 base) It will work for all software versions.
flex360 (for pointing out I forgot to add a .zip extension)
Timberwolf671 (see below)
jlampitt (for some helpful tips for Mac Users see post 2)
qbking77 (for the video )
Chainfire (for SuperSU)
TeamWin (for TWRP)
Captain_Throwback (for his Unofficial TWRP Builds)
Phil3759 (for PhilZ Touch)
dominicsdad (for ADB Drivers for HTC Evo4G LTE Solution) Post 2 Please Thank Him
All of the XDA Community
* Standard disclaimer: * Your warranty is now void. Use at your own risk. * In other words: It is your choice to use these files. * I am not responsible for any damage or problems you may have!
Root Files Evo 4G LTE
Recovery for 4.13.651.3 Roms Thanks @Captain_Throwback
Latest RUU 3.17.651.4
Frequently Asked Questions - HTC Evo 4G LTE
Don't Panic -- Please Read First, includes troubleshooting guide
FAQs - Massive Question Round Up Thread for Jewel
How to Root the HTC EVO 4G LTE - Latest Thanks Tim/Qbking77
How to Relock the HTC EVO 4G LTE Bootloader
How to Unroot / Unbrick the HTC EVO 4G LTE
Anyone having problems with drivers you may need to go HERE and download the HTC Sync drivers.
Once installed it will need to update again. For some stupid reason they are not posting the updated software but require you to install the old version first then update. <--- (Thank Timberwolf671 for this)
I will update this thread as updates become available.