1st post: Root the HTC EVO 3D
2nd post: S-OFF and completely unlock the EVO 3D
Rooting the HTC EVO 3D
For the completely unfamiliar users, here's the real deal:Quote:
When it comes to only rooting the device, it works somewhat as easy as a nexus.
To the users who are already familiar with rooting, the (very) quick instructions are as follows:
► Unlock bootloader from htcdev.com
► Flash custom recovery
► Flash root
►► Easy huh? though so.
Unlock the Bootloader:Quote:
► You need ADB and fastboot: get the SDK from HERE that has it all.
► Alternatively: get the portable ADB and fastboot from HERE, but i don't offer support for those. (Thanks for the mysterious user who uploaded them to box).
► You need either 4EXT or CWM recoveries... your choice (thanks @monx®)
► You need the root binary, get SuperSU zip file.
Flash a custom recovery:Quote:
► After setting it all up, pick up your EVO 3D, go to settings, development options, and turn on USB Debugging.
► Open up a cmd on PC, and type this:
►► This will make the phone reboot to bootloader.Code:adb reboot bootloader
► After it has booted, hit the power button to go to fastboot (don't press and hold, just press a small click)
► If you see FASTBOOT at the top, and not FASTBOOT USB, click the volume buttons to go up and down so that the screen refreshes into FASTBOOT USB at the top... if that makes any sense
► Type this into the cmd:
►► This will give you a bunch of numbers, i can't explain this better than HTCDevs themselves, so go exactly HERE and follow their guide (you need to be signed in to their website to be able to view the instructions)Code:fastboot oem get_identifier_token
► So after you hit submit and get the unlock_code.bin do this:
►► Again.. HERE is the HTC guide, but in short: after executing this command, use the volume buttons to select yes, and press the power button to select it.Code:fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
►► I cannot stress this enough... THE ABOVE STEP WILL WIPE ALL OF YOUR DATA!!!... Should i make this a size 7? you won't like it.
►► You have two options for recoveries here: 4EXT, and CWM (or ClockWorkMod). Personally, i prefer 4EXT.
► Execute this command:
►► NAME is the actual name of your recovery .img file.Code:fastboot flash recovery NAME.img
► You're now in fastboot, highlight bootloader and press the power button
►► You should wait a bit for the unlocked bootloader to make its scans
► Select recovery from there and press the power button to boot to it
► Remember the SuperSU zip file we downloaded earlier? We need to put that on the phone's sdcard. Two ways:
1) Take out the sdcard from the phone, plug it in the PC, and put the zip there
2) Toggle USB storage (for 4EXT) or mount USB storage (for CWM) while plugged in to the PC to access the sdcard from there and put the zip there
► Now hit back till you get to the first menu
► Select install zip from sdcard
► Choose zip from sdcard
► Look for the SuperSu zip file and select it, then hit yes
►► After flashing, comes the REALLY hard part:
► Hit back to the first menu
► Select reboot system now (VERY hard! :P )