Fail-proof: 4G + Root + Wifi Tether = everyone happy

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tdo722

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Apr 25, 2009
38
1
Portland, OR
hello everyone,


I have done enough flashing and reading for the past 4 days. I can now provide you guys with a 100% fail-proof method for getting 4G + Root + Wifi Tether:


1. Flash it back to RUU .1
http://rapidshare.com/files/389983490/RUU_Supersonic_1.32.651.1_Radio_1.39.00.04.26_release_171253.exe

2. Do the automatic OTA update from Sprint to get you to .6 (make sure it is 1.32.651.6 otherwise do not confirm)

3. From your phone, open up internet browser and go to www.unrevoked.com and get yourself rooted

4. From your phone, go to http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/downloads/detail?name=wireless_tether_2_0_2-pre14.apk&can=2&q= and install the wifi tether application

5. Reboot the phone

6. Update the Profile by going to settings/system update/update profile

7. Reboot the phone

8. Open up your wifi tether application and enjoy!


This is a guaranteed 100% will work with 4G. If it does not work for you, please let me know and I'll do my best to help. Stay tune. I will update this thread after tinkering with toast method, flip, flip ota update, newest radio, wifi tether.
 
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hotduck

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Jun 9, 2010
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anyone confirm this? Says my phone is rooted then I have an app requesting super user access.

Aite folks I can confirm this is bullshit.
 
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zotman

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Jan 19, 2009
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Chicago
I can confirm. I have been waiting for full root for a while but in the meantime this works great. I get root access and am able to get 4G (Chicago) and also wifi tether works great, even when it is in 4G.
 

jdawg0024

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Jul 5, 2007
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That's why i said this is great until the NAND is unlocked so we can change system files while in Android.

Is this is something that will be done? My phone was updated on 6/4/2010 by the bestbuy A$$hole that pulled it out of the box. I have done this root method because I wanted wifi tether. (works great) Im not looking for a new ROM but only to remove the sprint bloatware that is on my phone.
 

swaze

Senior Member
Nov 11, 2009
1,891
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Why do you need a custom recovery when you cant even change the ROM with this Root.

Because it allows you to make android backups, and flash different roms as well as being able to remove apps you don't want, which this rooting method doesn't do.
 

redzee

Senior Member
Oct 25, 2009
52
1
miami
!It Works!


I used it for about 2 hours at a library. :D

Step 1. Get Evo and do the update


Step 2. Install unrevoked.
Attachment 1


Step 3. Install Wireless Tether for Root Users 2.0.2
Attachment 2


Step 4. Enjoy Wireless tethering.


**I only rebooted after step 1**
 

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watzone69

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Oct 29, 2008
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52
Austin, Texas
If all you want is root access for your apps and wifi tether then sure, go ahead.

I am rooted with toast's root process and I can wifi-tether via 4G as well as flash ROMs, make nandroid backups, and edit/remove/add system files.

Nothing against Unrevoked or the OP but I just don't want people to think that doing the method in this thread is the only way to get 4G.
 

Freelancerx

Senior Member
Jul 12, 2008
342
10
chicago
If all you want is root access for your apps and wifi tether then sure, go ahead.

I am rooted with toast's root process and I can wifi-tether via 4G as well as flash ROMs, make nandroid backups, and edit/remove/add system files.

Nothing against Unrevoked or the OP but I just don't want people to think that doing the method in this thread is the only way to get 4G.

well its true that there are more ways to get 4g but the problem is that all the other root methods are pretty much strewn about over the forums (we currently dont have anything to have a unified way to find roms) second NOT every rom is officially working correctly some users are not having 4g working with toats method some user do have 4g working theres no app thats 1000 percent confirmed to working perfectly right now, probably by next we we will have something tested and fully rooted with no large deficiencies. so anyway right now there are no fully configured roms, as such there no real point to root toasts way, besides right now you can downgrade easily and still root toasts way once other roms show up... so right now this is an easy way to root and if all you need is wireless tether then its perfect.

i find it funny that other devs who have made root come on to threads like this and scare people into thinking this is an inferior root, it IS NOT. some people dont care to remove all sorts of stuff some people just want to be able to wireless tether....
 

Zethmir

Senior Member
Dec 29, 2008
191
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38
Milwaukee
well its true that there are more ways to get 4g but the problem is that all the other root methods are pretty much strewn about over the forums (we currently dont have anything to have a unified way to find roms) second NOT every rom is officially working correctly some users are not having 4g working with toats method some user do have 4g working theres no app thats 1000 percent confirmed to working perfectly right now, probably by next we we will have something tested and fully rooted with no large deficiencies. so anyway right now there are no fully configured roms, as such there no real point to root toasts way, besides right now you can downgrade easily and still root toasts way once other roms show up... so right now this is an easy way to root and if all you need is wireless tether then its perfect.

i find it funny that other devs who have made root come on to threads like this and scare people into thinking this is an inferior root, it IS NOT. some people dont care to remove all sorts of stuff some people just want to be able to wireless tether....

Inferior as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary -- 2 a : of low or lower degree or rank b : of poor quality : mediocre

I believe when you have 2 Root's and 1 gives you more options, the one of lower degree or rank is an Inferior Root.

This is just like with the iPhone (which I just moved over from). Sure blackra1n did the job but it also was fast and dirty, didn't give people the ability to stop baseband updates and didn't give them the ability to adjust the partition sizes.

Which is what that one does by blocking custom restore options.

Honestly it took me a whole hour to go back from .6 to .1 then to flash the root, then to flash the custom rom, and flash the 4g radio and install the apk for wireless tethering. If you can't spare the 1 hour to do it right, well then I am sure they won't want to hear about it later when you lose your root.
 

watzone69

Senior Member
Oct 29, 2008
1,058
52
Austin, Texas
well its true that there are more ways to get 4g but the problem is that all the other root methods are pretty much strewn about over the forums...

It's a sticky:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=690762

...(we currently dont have anything to have a unified way to find roms)...so anyway right now there are no fully configured roms, as such there no real point to root toasts way, besides right now you can downgrade easily and still root toasts way once other roms show up... ...

ROMs!
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=698044

second NOT every rom is officially working correctly some users are not having 4g working with toats method some user do have 4g working theres no app thats 1000 percent confirmed to working perfectly right now, probably by next we we will have something tested and fully rooted with no large deficiencies.

This is true to a point. There are still some folks that are not able to wifi tether. However, quite a few have flashed the newer radio and had success. I'm still not 100% sure the 4G issue is ROM related.

so right now this is an easy way to root and if all you need is wireless tether then its perfect.

Agreed. This is what I was saying in my post.

...i find it funny that other devs who have made root come on to threads like this and scare people into thinking this is an inferior root, it IS NOT. some people dont care to remove all sorts of stuff some people just want to be able to wireless tether....

Believe me, there are no devs trying to scare people into using their root method. :p

Don't get me wrong, I applaud the fact that the OP of this thread is trying to help the community!
 

skantman69

Senior Member
Mar 8, 2008
342
11
Plant City, FL
Worked for me. Until more research and development is done on the EVO all I want is the wireless tether. this worked great for me. Thanks!!

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saintsfan

Member
Jun 7, 2010
47
0
I agree with you freelancerx. I tried Toasts way at first and i could not get past the recover part the .bat file never opend my phone. I tried updateing the dirvers, installing htc sync, and did the sdk stuff and still noting. i did want to flash roms but i also wanted tether but i wanted to keep my sprint stiff for now. the unevoroked method is a great way of getting root access if you are looking for a way to use wifi and still have working 4g and not have to use the command promt to do everyting.
 

faquedado

Member
Oct 25, 2007
13
0
For those who have successfully done this, how in the world do you get around the whole Ad-Hoc Network connection thing. I rooted my phone by unrevoked and installed the Android-Wifi-Tether program. I've activated the program and it's sending out a signal. I then use my Windows Vista comp. to locate it and it shows my phone as an "Ad-Hoc Network" when I connect to it, it says your computer is not configured for this. I'm not sure now what I should do, is there a problem with my EVO, or this something I need to do with the computer.
 
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