HOW TO ROOT WITH HBOOT 2.18.0001 s-on 2.3.5...+ s-off revolutionary

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THC Butterz

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You CAN Root the new Hboot, and you don't need s-off. (strictly for those who don't know and need help)

thanks to the cwm team for there beautiful recovery, and chainsDD for SU

1. head over to htc dev
http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/

2. create a account or sign in (you must use your real email address)

3. go to unlock bootloader

4.Select "all other supported Models"

5.Follow the directions and install all the software provided and you will end up with a unlocked bootloader with s-on

6. enter FASTBOOT again on your phone

7.open the command prompt again on your pc

8.Download this recovery from the CWM TEAM and place it in the same folder as fastboot (where you put unlock_code.bin)
http://download.clockworkmod.com/recoveries/recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.2-supersonic.img

9. for simplicity's sake rename the above file to recovery.img

10.in your command prompt navigate to the folder containing your fastboot files and recovery.img

11.enter the following in the command prompt:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

12. Once that completes navigate to recovery on your phone and pres power to select it

13.once CWM recovery boots on your phone use the volume up and down to pick Mounts and storage press power to select it

14.select Mount usb storage

15.take this zip and drag it to the root of your SD card
http://goo-inside.me/superuser/su-bin-3.0.3.2-efghi-signed.zip

16. on your phone press power to un mount your usb storage

17. select go back

18.select install zip from sd card

19.choose zip from sd card

20.select the su-bin-3.0.3.2-efghi-signed.zip file we just downloaded and press power to flash

21. reboot the phone

22.once your phone is booted go to the market and search superuser

23.download and install superuser

24. search busy

25. use one of the busybox installers and install busybox (hit allow on the su notification)

26.enter superuser, press the menu buton on your phone, select preferences, then scroll down to su-binary

27.hit update, and allow the prompt, if all the output is in green then you have full root congrats!!!


For Those who wish to take it one step further and achieve s-off revolutionary or unrevoked
I give credit to Captain_Throwback over at themikmik.com for this...
this process will format your phone I recommend running a program like titanium backup and syncing your contacts to google before you go any further

28.reboot your phone, and enable usb debugging

29. place these 2 files, unziped on the root of your sd card
http://themikmik.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5377&stc=1&d=1327588554
http://themikmik.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5378&stc=1&d=1327588554

30.set your phone to charge only

31.open the command prompt on your pc and navigate to the same folder as your fastboot files in the step above
for example: cd c:\android-sdk\platform-tools\

32. type the following into the command prompt pressing the enter key at the end of each line:
Code:
adb shell
you should get a dollar sign
Code:
su
you should now get a pound sign
Code:
cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
Code:
chmod 755 /data/flash_image
Code:
/data/flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd-eng.img

33.now set your phone to disk drive mode and place this zip on the root of your sd card (do not unzip)
http://www.4shared.com/zip/Cf3g-3lV/PC36IMG_SuperSonic_S_Sprint_WW.html

34.rename the above file to PC36IMG

35. set your phone to charge only

36.at this step you have 2 options you can pull the battery of your phone and put it back in then hold volume down and pres power to enter the bootloader or you can go back to your command prompt and type the following:
Code:
exit
Code:
adb reboot bootloader

37.when your bootloader is done loading press volume up to flash the PC36IMG.zip

38 your phone will reboot the bootloader once durring this process, dont be alarmed just wait for it to finish, when done it will ask you to press power to restart the phone

39 when done remove the PC36IMG file from your sd card

40. congratulations you are now back to stock 2.2 froyo evo 4g

41. you may now root and get s-off using the Unrevoked method found here:
http://unrevoked.com/

42. If you would rather use the revolutionary method run this ruu on your pc:
http://goo-inside.me/supersonic/ruu...15.00.05.02_NV_2.15_release_199233_signed.zip

43.now you can use the revolutionary method
revolutionary.io

Note original post for s-off found here:
http://themikmik.com/showthread.php...18-HBOOT-with-HTCDev-com-No-More-Watermark!-"

note if you get stuck with a locked oww Hboot and it wont flash the PC36IMG you may use taco root to gain temp root then use steps 29-39 to unlock your bootloader to flash the PC36IMG
http://www.acsyndicate.net/taco-root-for-htc-phones-gives-perma-root-for-all-htc-phones/
 
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tropicalbrit

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Mar 6, 2011
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This is great, man.
There is a way to get S-Off with this frightful HBOOT, however :eek:

I suggest you check here on the MikMik. The great part is that you is that you achieve S-Off with Unrevoked, so you have a permanent S-Off compared to Revolutionary's!
 

geekagent809

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Mar 22, 2009
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Is working for me

After several hours searching on the Net for Root update 2.3.5. And trying any possible recomendations.

This one really work for me.

Thanks XDADev and THC Butterz to make it possible.

Officiall and Proud Nobb

Later!...
 
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imheroldman

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Apr 10, 2011
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Chico
Anyone getting issues with HTCdev? I am getting Error Code: 173. Error Reason: Check Rule Fail with exception.
 

lbbooga

Member
Aug 19, 2011
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Its it still possible to brick with this root. Can't you only permanently brick when flashing radios? Can you do that if you have s-on?

Sent from my PC36100 using xda premium
 

pendelum

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Feb 2, 2012
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Hanging on parse

I used

Unlocking EVO 4G via HTCDEV.mp4 on youtube.com via Thedoctadro

I'll try to keep this brief,

I too had spent many hours trying to find the most up to date and seemingly easiest way to begin rooting my hboot 2.18.

I had updated my phone and then read a post about how the evo has been exempt from the Ice Cream Sandwich update.

The video told me to download the htc supertools file. I did not use the tools specified in dev, but still followed the same procedure.

File found here on goo inside .me - htcsupertoolv3.rar

It was on a wiki site with all the listings for the supertools and I chose the latest one that was available.

It is unlocked but when it scans my pc36img, it hangs.

I've read about formatting the sd card and putting another pc36img on and then reinstalling but unsure as to where to find the right one. My phone is fully updated with current updates. Any help would be appreciated if there is any to give seeing as how early into development this process is.

Sidenote: I didn't use the software on the dev instructions because I wanted to follow to a T exactly the instructions in the video. Thanks again.
 
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Captain_Throwback

Recognized Developer
I used

Unlocking EVO 4G via HTCDEV.mp4 on youtube.com via Thedoctadro

I'll try to keep this brief,

I too had spent many hours trying to find the most up to date and seemingly easiest way to begin rooting my hboot 2.18.

I had updated my phone and then read a post about how the evo has been exempt from the Ice Cream Sandwich update.

The video told me to download the htc supertools file. I did not use the tools specified in dev, but still followed the same procedure.

File found here on goo inside .me - htcsupertoolv3.rar

It was on a wiki site with all the listings for the supertools and I chose the latest one that was available.

It is unlocked but when it scans my pc36img, it hangs.

I've read about formatting the sd card and putting another pc36img on and then reinstalling but unsure as to where to find the right one. My phone is fully updated with current updates. Any help would be appreciated if there is any to give seeing as how early into development this process is.

Sidenote: I didn't use the software on the dev instructions because I wanted to follow to a T exactly the instructions in the video. Thanks again.
If you're unlocked using the HTCDev method, you should be using a custom recovery to flash updates, not the bootloader method. The bootloader method will only work if specific criteria are met, since your device is still "S-ON". Do you have a custom recovery (RA-supersonic, preferably) installed?
 

pendelum

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Re: Hangs on parse.

Thanks! The instructions were to unlock the hboot, and then after the reboot, flash a custom recovery but because it's hanging, I can't get into fastboot usb to flash the custom recovery. Hind sight, I should have waited till there was a full walk through with links to the files needed for the rooting process and only trusted these forums. About a year ago, I rooted an old evo I had through these forums and these are the only ones I will trust. Any help would be much appreciated.
 
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vulcan001

Senior Member
Sep 27, 2011
51
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Aisle 10
I got thru this one. Ive rooted using the revolutionary method & done it this way. Good tutorial, helps out those who dont know how to root with this ota update.
 

Captain_Throwback

Recognized Developer
Thanks! The instructions were to unlock the hboot, and then after the reboot, flash a custom recovery but because it's hanging, I can't get into fastboot usb to flash the custom recovery. Hind sight, I should have waited till there was a full walk through with links to the files needed for the rooting process and only trusted these forums. About a year ago, I rooted an old evo I had through these forums and these are the only ones I will trust. Any help would be much appreciated.
If you can confirm your bootloader says you're unlocked, you can try removing whatever PC36IMG.zip file you have on your sd card, and put the one I'm attaching to this post there instead. It should get picked up by the bootloader. It's for RA-supersonic v2.3.
 

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Steek34

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Feb 1, 2012
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Oh perfect...this is my first time rooting my phone so im trying to take in all the information i can.
 

hammer38

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Feb 8, 2012
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A sort of simple ?

If I choose to only to do the unlock bootloader with custom recovery but leave it at s-on, I understand that there is a way that I can still flash rom's to the the Evo......however I want to know if I would still be able to use any streamlines apps anymore such as Boot Manager or Boot Loader? say if I still want to have like 5 different Rom's on my Sd card how can I switch between them?
 
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    You CAN Root the new Hboot, and you don't need s-off. (strictly for those who don't know and need help)

    thanks to the cwm team for there beautiful recovery, and chainsDD for SU

    1. head over to htc dev
    http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/

    2. create a account or sign in (you must use your real email address)

    3. go to unlock bootloader

    4.Select "all other supported Models"

    5.Follow the directions and install all the software provided and you will end up with a unlocked bootloader with s-on

    6. enter FASTBOOT again on your phone

    7.open the command prompt again on your pc

    8.Download this recovery from the CWM TEAM and place it in the same folder as fastboot (where you put unlock_code.bin)
    http://download.clockworkmod.com/recoveries/recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.2-supersonic.img

    9. for simplicity's sake rename the above file to recovery.img

    10.in your command prompt navigate to the folder containing your fastboot files and recovery.img

    11.enter the following in the command prompt:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    12. Once that completes navigate to recovery on your phone and pres power to select it

    13.once CWM recovery boots on your phone use the volume up and down to pick Mounts and storage press power to select it

    14.select Mount usb storage

    15.take this zip and drag it to the root of your SD card
    http://goo-inside.me/superuser/su-bin-3.0.3.2-efghi-signed.zip

    16. on your phone press power to un mount your usb storage

    17. select go back

    18.select install zip from sd card

    19.choose zip from sd card

    20.select the su-bin-3.0.3.2-efghi-signed.zip file we just downloaded and press power to flash

    21. reboot the phone

    22.once your phone is booted go to the market and search superuser

    23.download and install superuser

    24. search busy

    25. use one of the busybox installers and install busybox (hit allow on the su notification)

    26.enter superuser, press the menu buton on your phone, select preferences, then scroll down to su-binary

    27.hit update, and allow the prompt, if all the output is in green then you have full root congrats!!!


    For Those who wish to take it one step further and achieve s-off revolutionary or unrevoked
    I give credit to Captain_Throwback over at themikmik.com for this...
    this process will format your phone I recommend running a program like titanium backup and syncing your contacts to google before you go any further

    28.reboot your phone, and enable usb debugging

    29. place these 2 files, unziped on the root of your sd card
    http://themikmik.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5377&stc=1&d=1327588554
    http://themikmik.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5378&stc=1&d=1327588554

    30.set your phone to charge only

    31.open the command prompt on your pc and navigate to the same folder as your fastboot files in the step above
    for example: cd c:\android-sdk\platform-tools\

    32. type the following into the command prompt pressing the enter key at the end of each line:
    Code:
    adb shell
    you should get a dollar sign
    Code:
    su
    you should now get a pound sign
    Code:
    cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
    Code:
    chmod 755 /data/flash_image
    Code:
    /data/flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd-eng.img

    33.now set your phone to disk drive mode and place this zip on the root of your sd card (do not unzip)
    http://www.4shared.com/zip/Cf3g-3lV/PC36IMG_SuperSonic_S_Sprint_WW.html

    34.rename the above file to PC36IMG

    35. set your phone to charge only

    36.at this step you have 2 options you can pull the battery of your phone and put it back in then hold volume down and pres power to enter the bootloader or you can go back to your command prompt and type the following:
    Code:
    exit
    Code:
    adb reboot bootloader

    37.when your bootloader is done loading press volume up to flash the PC36IMG.zip

    38 your phone will reboot the bootloader once durring this process, dont be alarmed just wait for it to finish, when done it will ask you to press power to restart the phone

    39 when done remove the PC36IMG file from your sd card

    40. congratulations you are now back to stock 2.2 froyo evo 4g

    41. you may now root and get s-off using the Unrevoked method found here:
    http://unrevoked.com/

    42. If you would rather use the revolutionary method run this ruu on your pc:
    http://goo-inside.me/supersonic/ruu...15.00.05.02_NV_2.15_release_199233_signed.zip

    43.now you can use the revolutionary method
    revolutionary.io

    Note original post for s-off found here:
    http://themikmik.com/showthread.php...18-HBOOT-with-HTCDev-com-No-More-Watermark!-"

    note if you get stuck with a locked oww Hboot and it wont flash the PC36IMG you may use taco root to gain temp root then use steps 29-39 to unlock your bootloader to flash the PC36IMG
    http://www.acsyndicate.net/taco-root-for-htc-phones-gives-perma-root-for-all-htc-phones/
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    Nice guide, but you should really encourage flashing of RA recovery instead of CWM. It's just way more reliable on the EVO 4G.
    4
    I DO want to flash a custom rom. Any idea which is good for this EVO?

    If you need working FFC (front camera) and WiMax (4G), you will need to use one of the many Gingerbread (2.3.x) ROMs avaiable for the EVO 4G since drivers for the FFC and 4G radio have never been made available for Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.x) or Jelly Bean (4.1.x). There are a number of Gingerbread ROMs based on HTC Sense and many others based on CyanGenMod which is based on AOSP (Android Open Sense Project). If you just want a rooted version of the lastest Sprint stock ROM, download the file from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1671395, copy the file 5.07.651.1_Supersonic_Stock_Rooted_CPTB_v2.3-DEODEXED.zip to the EVO's sdcard, boot into recovery, and install from zip file to flash the ROM. If you would like a custom ROM but still prefer HTC Sense, download Elousions 3 from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=38213798, copy the file [Rom]TN_Elousions_3_OTA_5.07.651.6_Deoxed_Blue_Theme.zip to the EVO's sdcard, boot into recovery, and install from zip file to flash the ROM. If you want an AOSP ROM without the Sense interface, download the file from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=33700013, copy the file Jellybread1.4.zip to the EVO's sdcard, boot into recovery, and install from zip file to flash the ROM.

    You can find a number of custom ROMs available for the HTC EVO 4G listed at http://evo4g.roms-db.com/all-builds/ Remember that EVO 4G ROMs based on either Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean cannot support the front camera or 4G (WiMax) due to lack of drivers for the corresponding hardware on the EVO 4G. I happen to like HALO Series II Nova http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...903469&page=33 and AlienMOD Solar Flare Series V http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2086163 with the exception that I am experiencing some tint issues with camera applications in these ROMs.

    Before you begin experimenting with various ROMs for your EVO 4G, I recommend that you replace ClockworkMod Recovery with Smelkusmod which has a reputation for wiping memory more reliably which is crucial to flashing ROMs successfully. Smelkusmod Recovery is available at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1661543 and is easily installed by copying the downloaded zip file to the root directory of the EVO's sdcard, renaming the file PC36IMG.zip, rebooting the EVO into recovery, allowing the bootloader to detect PC36IMG.zip, and confirming the installation of the new recovery module. Once you have installed Smelkusmod Recovery, the file PC36IMG.zip should be removed from the sdcard.

    You will also need to consider partitioning the sdcard before installing most Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean ROMs as a number of these ROMs will not install properly without an sd-ext partition formatted with ext3 or ext4 file systems. You can read an explanation of sdcard partitioning at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1158993. If you opt to partition your sdcard, do not forget to copy the entire contents of the sdcard to an empty folder on your computer first since partitioning will destroy all data on the sdcard! I recommend either a 512 MB extended partition (sd-ext) for 8GB sdcard or 1024 MB extended partition for 32 GB sdcard and formatting the sd-ext partition with the ext3 file system as this configuration will work with Gingerbread as well as ICS and JellyBean ROMs. Once you have partitioned and formatted the sdcard, copy the original contents of the sdcard from your computer to the newly formatted sdcard.
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    Thanks! The instructions were to unlock the hboot, and then after the reboot, flash a custom recovery but because it's hanging, I can't get into fastboot usb to flash the custom recovery. Hind sight, I should have waited till there was a full walk through with links to the files needed for the rooting process and only trusted these forums. About a year ago, I rooted an old evo I had through these forums and these are the only ones I will trust. Any help would be much appreciated.
    If you can confirm your bootloader says you're unlocked, you can try removing whatever PC36IMG.zip file you have on your sd card, and put the one I'm attaching to this post there instead. It should get picked up by the bootloader. It's for RA-supersonic v2.3.
    2
    I actually even tried "recovery.img.img" Because I figured that could've been the problem. I'll give it another go tonight.
    If that doesn't work, you can try flashing recovery using the method in this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=22113435

    Current ROM (BootManager Slot 2): Deck-ICS-EVO Pre-Beta 7