[TUTORIAL] How To Root The HTC EVO ~ Part-1 \0/

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HOW TO ROOT YOUR HTC EVO

DO NOT USE A RUU FROM SPRINT IF U WANNA MAINTAIN ROOT. WAIT FOR ME OR SOMEONE HERE TO MAKE A ROOT UPDATE.ZIP.

Major thanx for those who helped:

keishou (for the rooted build. without it none of this would be possible)
maejrep (for testing and modding a recovery for the EVO)
Flipz (for hosting the files)
Paul (for his recovery work on the desire and legend)
Amon_RA (for his recovery source on github)

WHAT THIS ROOT METHOD WILL DO:

- wipe all of your data so brace for that. backup or what not
- Allow you to flash custom roms
- Boot into a custom recovery
- Write to system, boot and recovery partitions through recovery

WHAT THIS ROOT METHOD SADLY WONT ENABLE YOU TO DO:

- Write to system or recovery while in android
- Flash a custom recovery that can be booted into by holding vol down and powering on

THINGS YOU WILL NEED:

download files below:

- PC36IMG.zip

- evorecovery

INSTUCTIONS FOR ROOTING:

- Put the PC36IMG.zip on the root of your sdcard

Code:
adb push PC36IMG.zip /sdcard

- Power off the phone
- Hold volume down while powering the phone on. continue to hold volume down until you see the WHITE bootloader screen.
- After a few seconds it will begin to checking for files, and find PC36IMG.zip. while its doing this it will show a blue progress bar while its checking. (this takes 30 - 60 seconds to finish)
- It will then list all the images in the zip and ask you if want to flash. SAY YES
- When its finished it will ask you if you would like to reboot. AGAIN... SAY YES
- At this point it will boot into a rooted rom.
- YOU ARE NOW ROOT!!!
- rename the PC36IMG.zip on your sdcard:
- plug your phone into a usb port on your desktop and do:

Code:
adb shell mv /sdcard/PC36IMG.zip /sdcard/root-PC36IMG.zip

RECOVERY INSTRUCTIONS:

- Extract the evorecovery.zip to your desktop
- plug your phone into a usb port on your desktop
- In a shell:

Code:
adb reboot recovery

- this will reboot your EVO into recovery mode. at this point turn your attention to the directory u extracted the evorecovery.zip to.

Code:
For Windows XP ~~>  Run recovery-windows.bat
For Vista and Windows 7 do it as Admin

- in a shell do:

Code:
For Linux ~~> ./recovery-linux.sh

- at this point turn your attention to the phone and navigate to create a Nandriod Backup. you can now flash custom roms, write, and make changes to system.

- to flash a custom rom put the rom on the root of your sdcard. wipe data, dalvic cache and chose the option to flash update.zip from sdcard.

RECOVERY NAVIGATION:

-
Code:
Volume up/down moves through the list and Power selects.

RECOVERY SOURCE:

- http://github.com/jhansche/amonra_bootable_recovery/tree/supersonic

Code:
git clone git://github.com/jhansche/amonra_bootable_recovery.git
git checkout supersonic

Once you have finished and rooted your device. please flash another rooted rom from the forum. Flipz has made a root build of the rom that came on the device. it can be found HERE. you will need to wipe data and dalvic cache before flashing this. And again because i cant stress it enough... DO NOT accept a OTA update from Sprint or use a RUU, or u risk lossing root forever, and ever :p

HOW TO RETURN BACK TO STOCK BUILD:

-Easy peasy- run the RUU in the first post of this thread. this is the only RUU that after flashing, you will still be able to root using this method. link below:

ROOT SAFE STOCK RUU
 
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Good to see you active on the EVO 4G toast as I liked what you did for the last phone I had (htc hero)... not having root on this EVO phone is a bit of a frustration.
 

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Re: {how to root your htc evo} <coming soon to a thread near you>

Would it be possible to take an autoroot app like the other group of devs working on it? Or perhaps a batch file? You are the man, toast!

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I as well have an I/O unit, and am down to beta test! I will be in a 4G network next week, and would love to test if the Wireless Tether app functions on the 4G network
 

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[email protected] that was quick, I think the next couple of months are going to be fun :D
Calkulin, nice to see you. So it seems you'll be getting an Evo! Sweet, I used to use your roms and kitchen on my Diamond. I look forward to see what you, toast, and the rest of the community has in store with the Evo. Glad to see we have full root on the Evo. Next friday can't come soon enough.
 

turn

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sick! cannot wait to seee what you guys can do with this phone.
the screen is too gorgeous to be stuck with the stock ui, so i'm really hoping that since now there's root for this phone it'll get some good custom rom'ing.
 

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EVO here too! Please allow me to beta test because I work for VZW and I wanna show them the awesome things this phone will do! Granted, the Droid's will do what this does, but this phone is so awesome lol
 
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    HOW TO ROOT YOUR HTC EVO

    DO NOT USE A RUU FROM SPRINT IF U WANNA MAINTAIN ROOT. WAIT FOR ME OR SOMEONE HERE TO MAKE A ROOT UPDATE.ZIP.

    Major thanx for those who helped:

    keishou (for the rooted build. without it none of this would be possible)
    maejrep (for testing and modding a recovery for the EVO)
    Flipz (for hosting the files)
    Paul (for his recovery work on the desire and legend)
    Amon_RA (for his recovery source on github)

    WHAT THIS ROOT METHOD WILL DO:

    - wipe all of your data so brace for that. backup or what not
    - Allow you to flash custom roms
    - Boot into a custom recovery
    - Write to system, boot and recovery partitions through recovery

    WHAT THIS ROOT METHOD SADLY WONT ENABLE YOU TO DO:

    - Write to system or recovery while in android
    - Flash a custom recovery that can be booted into by holding vol down and powering on

    THINGS YOU WILL NEED:

    download files below:

    - PC36IMG.zip

    - evorecovery

    INSTUCTIONS FOR ROOTING:

    - Put the PC36IMG.zip on the root of your sdcard

    Code:
    adb push PC36IMG.zip /sdcard

    - Power off the phone
    - Hold volume down while powering the phone on. continue to hold volume down until you see the WHITE bootloader screen.
    - After a few seconds it will begin to checking for files, and find PC36IMG.zip. while its doing this it will show a blue progress bar while its checking. (this takes 30 - 60 seconds to finish)
    - It will then list all the images in the zip and ask you if want to flash. SAY YES
    - When its finished it will ask you if you would like to reboot. AGAIN... SAY YES
    - At this point it will boot into a rooted rom.
    - YOU ARE NOW ROOT!!!
    - rename the PC36IMG.zip on your sdcard:
    - plug your phone into a usb port on your desktop and do:

    Code:
    adb shell mv /sdcard/PC36IMG.zip /sdcard/root-PC36IMG.zip

    RECOVERY INSTRUCTIONS:

    - Extract the evorecovery.zip to your desktop
    - plug your phone into a usb port on your desktop
    - In a shell:

    Code:
    adb reboot recovery

    - this will reboot your EVO into recovery mode. at this point turn your attention to the directory u extracted the evorecovery.zip to.

    Code:
    For Windows XP ~~>  Run recovery-windows.bat
    For Vista and Windows 7 do it as Admin

    - in a shell do:

    Code:
    For Linux ~~> ./recovery-linux.sh

    - at this point turn your attention to the phone and navigate to create a Nandriod Backup. you can now flash custom roms, write, and make changes to system.

    - to flash a custom rom put the rom on the root of your sdcard. wipe data, dalvic cache and chose the option to flash update.zip from sdcard.

    RECOVERY NAVIGATION:

    -
    Code:
    Volume up/down moves through the list and Power selects.

    RECOVERY SOURCE:

    - http://github.com/jhansche/amonra_bootable_recovery/tree/supersonic

    Code:
    git clone git://github.com/jhansche/amonra_bootable_recovery.git
    git checkout supersonic

    Once you have finished and rooted your device. please flash another rooted rom from the forum. Flipz has made a root build of the rom that came on the device. it can be found HERE. you will need to wipe data and dalvic cache before flashing this. And again because i cant stress it enough... DO NOT accept a OTA update from Sprint or use a RUU, or u risk lossing root forever, and ever :p

    HOW TO RETURN BACK TO STOCK BUILD:

    -Easy peasy- run the RUU in the first post of this thread. this is the only RUU that after flashing, you will still be able to root using this method. link below:

    ROOT SAFE STOCK RUU
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