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[GUIDE] One Click How to Root EVO with Unrevoked 3.21

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20th September 2010, 05:34 AM   |  #1  
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I first want to thank everyone at UnrEVOked for what they've done. I'm posting this because the UnrEVOked post doesn't really give any instructions. Its an easy enough root, but I know I've been there before and even the simplest things can be tough if things aren't laid out. So here's a step by step tutorial.

Due to some bugs, Unrevoked 3.2 was taken down shortly after being released, but the updated version is now LIVE! So obviously we're going to bring you a video tutorial on how to do it! Thanks to the guys at Unrevoked for giving us this simple solution to rooting the HTC EVO 4G.

LINK TO VIDEO WALKTHROUGH FOR HOW TO ROOT THE EVO

From Unrevoked:
Quote:

No system downgrading or /data wiping, one-click root, a full NAND unlock and no PRI downgrade.

Nice, right? So here's what you'll need

◄●REQUIRED DOWNLOADS●►

◄●How to Install HBOOT Drivers (Windows Users ONLY)●►

If you're using Windows, you're going to have to install the HBOOT drivers first. You can follow this video tutorial:

and follow along with these written instructions provided by the Unrevoked team:
  1. Download the unrEVOked modified USB driver and expand it somewhere you will remember.
  2. Turn off your phone, then boot it into the HBOOT menu by holding power and volume down.
  3. On your phone, you will have to select HBOOT USB at that menu by pressing volume down four times, then power. Wait until the screen flashes through an “SD Checking” message before pressing buttons; otherwise, the phone will ignore keypresses.
  4. Connect the phone to your Windows machine with a USB cable and wait for the phone to say HBOOT USB PLUG on screen.
  5. Open Device Manager.
  6. Click Start, then right click on Computer, then click Properties, then click Device Manager.
  7. Under Other devices, you should now see the Android 1.0 device.
  8. Right click on Android 1.0 and click Update Driver Software:
  9. Click on Browse my computer for driver software.
  10. Click on Browse and select the Android USB Driver folder on on your computer, click ok, then click next.
  11. You should get a status bar indicating that the driver is installing. If you get any warnings, just click Ok.
  12. Your driver should install.
  13. Click Close and make sure Android Bootloader Interface is listed under Android Phone.

◄●Instructions●►
  1. Make sure you downloaded Unrevoked3 for your OS.
  2. If you're on Windows, make sure you "uninstall HTC Sync or any other program that might talk to the phone over USB (doubletwist, etc). They will cause problems" (Unrevoked.com).
  3. Plug your phone into your computer with USB.
  4. Drag down from the notification bar on your phone and select "Charge Only" and "Remember this"
  5. Make sure your phone has USB Debugging turned on by going to Menu>>Settings>>Applications>>Development and checking USB debugging.
  6. Run the Reflash application that you downloaded.
  7. Unrevoked will run its processes. Follow the few instructions it gives and thats it!

You're now rooted!
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20th September 2010, 05:37 AM   |  #2  
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No system downgrading or /data wiping, one-click root, a full NAND unlock and no PRI downgrade.

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no nand i assume

Look one post above
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ahh yes... i let my eyes wonder on down to those pretty blue headers :)
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Originally Posted by djR3Z

I first want to thank everyone at UnrEVOked for what they've done. I'm posting this because the UnrEVOked post doesn't really give any instructions. Its an easy enough root, but I know I've been there before and even the simplest things can be tough if things aren't laid out. So here's a step by step tutorial. The video tutorial will be up within 24 hours

Due to some bugs, Unrevoked 3.2 was taken down shortly after being released, but the updated version is now LIVE! So obviously we're going to bring you a video tutorial on how to do it! Thanks to the guys at Unrevoked for giving us this simple solution to rooting the HTC EVO 4G.

LINK TO VIDEO WALKTHROUGH (Coming within 24 hours)

From Unrevoked:


Nice, right? So here's what you'll need

◄●REQUIRED DOWNLOADS●►


◄●How to Install HBOOT Drivers (Windows Users ONLY)●►

If you're using Windows, you're going to have to install the HBOOT drivers first. You can follow this video tutorial:

and follow along with these written instructions provided by the Unrevoked team:
  1. Download the unrEVOked modified USB driver and expand it somewhere you will remember.
  2. Turn off your phone, then boot it into the HBOOT menu by holding power and volume down.
  3. On EVO 4G, you will have to select HBOOT USB at that menu by pressing volume down four times, then power. Wait until the screen flashes through an “SD Checking” message before pressing buttons; otherwise, the phone will ignore keypresses.
  4. Connect the phone to your Windows machine with a USB cable and wait for the phone to say HBOOT USB PLUG on screen.
  5. Open Device Manager.
  6. Click Start, then right click on Computer, then click Properties, then click Device Manager.
  7. Under Other devices, you should now see the Android 1.0 device, similar to the picture below.
  8. Right click on Android 1.0 and click Update Driver Software. You should then be at the following screen:
  9. Click on Browse my computer for driver software.
  10. Click on Browse and select the Android USB Driver folder on on your computer, click ok, then click next.
  11. You should get a status bar indicating that the driver is installing. If you get any warnings, just click Ok.
  12. Your driver should install and your screen will look like below.
  13. Click Close and make sure Android Bootloader Interface is listed under Android Phone.

◄●Instructions●►
  1. Make sure you downloaded Unrevoked3 for your OS.
  2. If you're on Windows, make sure you "uninstall HTC Sync or any other program that might talk to the phone over USB (doubletwist, etc). They will cause problems" (Unrevoked.com).
  3. Plug your phone into your computer with USB.
  4. Drag down from the notification bar on your phone and select "Charge Only" and "Remember this"
  5. Make sure your phone has USB Debugging turned on by going to Menu>>Settings>>Applications>>Development and checking USB debugging.
  6. Run the Reflash application that you downloaded.
  7. Unrevoked will run its processes and thats it!

You're now rooted!

I've been having problems whereby when I turn off the EVO and then hold the "power" and "volume-down" buttons it goes directly into HBOOT - not giving me any option to select HBOOT USB. I press the voume-down button, but it doesn't do anything. Of course it winds up not being able to find PCIMAGE.zip and the root FAILS.

Any advice? All my drivers are current (I even tried to install the drivers mentioned and it said all my drivers were already current). I am in "charge mode" only, and I am in USB debugging. I am also on a Windows 7 machine.

Many thanks for your help in this matter.

Sincerely,
Kevin
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can i install even if already rooted
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I've been having problems whereby when I turn off the EVO and then hold the "power" and "volume-down" buttons it goes directly into HBOOT - not giving me any option to select HBOOT USB. I press the voume-down button, but it doesn't do anything. Of course it winds up not being able to find PCIMAGE.zip and the root FAILS.

Any advice? All my drivers are current (I even tried to install the drivers mentioned and it said all my drivers were already current). I am in "charge mode" only, and I am in USB debugging. I am also on a Windows 7 machine.

Many thanks for your help in this matter.

Sincerely,
Kevin

you need to get the correct bootloader pcmimg file. Take the file drag and drop onto your SD card and then boot into hboot screen. Install and apply updates. Find the correct H-boot zip located in the eng bootloader thread located in here within the first 5 pages.
link here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=752832

correct H-boot is 0.76
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Originally Posted by kstagg

I've been having problems whereby when I turn off the EVO and then hold the "power" and "volume-down" buttons it goes directly into HBOOT - not giving me any option to select HBOOT USB. I press the voume-down button, but it doesn't do anything. Of course it winds up not being able to find PCIMAGE.zip and the root FAILS.

Any advice? All my drivers are current (I even tried to install the drivers mentioned and it said all my drivers were already current). I am in "charge mode" only, and I am in USB debugging. I am also on a Windows 7 machine.

Many thanks for your help in this matter.

Sincerely,
Kevin

Why do you need a PC36IMG.zip ? this doesn't use one.
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Probably trying to flash a ROM and ran into this problem
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Thanks for posting a Guide this will help a lot of us.

If my My phone is:
Firmware version 2.1-update1
Baseband version 2.02.00.06.10
Software number 1.47.651.1

Can I use this Unrevoked 3.21 method, or is it better to use other posted methods like Whitslacks or the thread by fastRX8. Is one method better than the other?

Thanks for your advice!

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