[Tutorial][Resource][Root][ICS/JB]Unlock-Recovery-SuperSU for Evo 4G LTE

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Sloth

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Sup XDA :D
This is my first(and hopefully many to come) contribution to the community.
The reason I put this together is I have been seeing a lot of posts in Q&A about "How do I root my Evo 4G LTE?" I have also seen posts in "other threads" asking "How do I get recovery and root back after using the latest S-OFF exploit?"

This is an updated and slightly modified version of Zedomax's root method.This is not my work I just did the legwork updating it.

I updated the TWRP Recovery to the latest version 2.3.1.0 and updated the SuperSU.apk to a more up to date version. I also added the factory divers.


This will work on all ICS/JB builds. Software versions (1.13.651.1 - 1.22.651.3 - 2.13.651.1 - 3.15.651.16 - 3.16.651.3 - 3.17.651.4 -3.17.651.5 - 4.13.651.3)



<------If this helped you buy me a coffee :p

If you used the latest S-OFF exploit you can still use this as far as I remember your bootloader will already be unlocked so just flash the recovery and SuperSU.apk.

Using this method will NOT give you S-OFF it will help you unlock your bootloader(HTC-DEV) flash a custom recovery(TWRP) and install the Superuser app of your choice.

What's included:
Read Me Text (instructions,ADB commands, and whatnot)
<----- Updated 03/24/13
Mac User Text (helpful tips for Mac Users) <---- Added 01/05/13
ADB Tool
Drivers(both 64 bit and 32 bit)
ADB Drivers for HTC Evo4G LTE Solution(see Post 2) <---- Added 03/05/13
TWRP openrecovery v2.5.0.0

Superuser v 3.2 is post 2 and now added to all folders if anyone is having problems with SuperSU updating binaries <---- Added 12/22/12
SuperSU.apk v1.25

Changelog:

03/04/13 Added SuperSU v1.25 to Root Files and Post 2
03/05/13 Added ADB Drivers for HTC Evo4G LTE Solution (see Post 2)
03/13/13 Added TWRP v2.4.4.0 to All Files and Post 2
03/24/13 Added HTC-Sync Drivers to Root Files and Older Twrp Versions Folder and Updated ReadMe.txt
03/25/13 Added 32 and 64 bit driver zips to post 2
03/27/13 Added the latest HTC Drivers v4.0.1.001 and HTC BMP USB Drivers v1.0.5375(32 and 64 bit versions)
03/27/13 Removed HTC Sync Drivers it makes the files WAY to big if you need them see below
04/09/13 Added TWRP v2.5.0.0 to All Files and Post 2
04/22/13 Added a cmd shortcut to make it easier run all the commands
05/21/13 Added SuperSU v1.30 to Root Files
06/08/13 Added SuperSU v1.32 to Root Files
07/09/13 Added TWRP 2.6.0.0 and SuperSU v1.41 to Root Files
09/04/13 Added TWRP v2.6.1.0 to Root Files
09/04/13 Added SuperSU to Root Files
09/04/13 Added HTC Drivers v4.2.0.001 to Root Files
02/28/14 Added SuperSU v 1.93
02/28/14 Added TWRP v2.6.3.0-jewel-selinux (will work on any roms EXCEPT the new 4.13.651.3 roms see below for link to that recovery)
02/28/14 Added a link for the recovery that needs to be used for 4.13.651.3 roms right below the Root Files link
11/20/14 Updated SuperSU to 2.16
11/20/14 Updated TWRP to 2.8.1.0
11/20/14 Updated PhilZ Touch 6.15.6
11/20/14 Added Captain_Throwbacks Unofficial TWRP builds.
I would like to thank:
Zedomax (for a great starting point)
VeNuM (for his advice and feedback)
Lord Dredd (for confirming this works with 2.13 base) It will work for all software versions.
flex360 (for pointing out I forgot to add a .zip extension) :p
Timberwolf671 (see below)
jlampitt (for some helpful tips for Mac Users see post 2)
qbking77 (for the video :D )
Chainfire (for SuperSU)
TeamWin (for TWRP)
Captain_Throwback (for his Unofficial TWRP Builds)
Phil3759 (for PhilZ Touch)
dominicsdad (for ADB Drivers for HTC Evo4G LTE Solution) Post 2 Please Thank Him
All of the XDA Community

Disclaimer:
Code:
* Standard disclaimer: 
* Your warranty is now void.  Use at your own risk.
* In other words: It is your choice to use these files.
* I am not responsible for any damage or problems you may have!

I suggest extracting it to a folder on your desktop so you can find it and start by reading the Read Me Text.


Root Files Evo 4G LTE
AFH

Mirror
Recovery for 4.13.651.3 Roms Thanks @Captain_Throwback
Latest RUU 3.17.651.4
Guides:
Frequently Asked Questions - HTC Evo 4G LTE
Don't Panic -- Please Read First, includes troubleshooting guide
FAQs - Massive Question Round Up Thread for Jewel


Qbking77 Videos:
How to Root the HTC EVO 4G LTE - Latest Thanks Tim/Qbking77 :D

How to Relock the HTC EVO 4G LTE Bootloader

How to Unroot / Unbrick the HTC EVO 4G LTE

Anyone having problems with drivers you may need to go HERE and download the HTC Sync drivers.
Once installed it will need to update again. For some stupid reason they are not posting the updated software but require you to install the old version first then update. <--- (Thank Timberwolf671 for this)



I will update this thread as updates become available.
 
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First haha :p

If you are having troubles flashing TWRP see below :D

Some helpful tips for Mac Users below (Thanks jlampitt)

Older versions of TWRP HERE

Older versions of SuperSU and Superuser below <---- Updated 03/01/13

ADB Drivers for HTC Evo4G LTE Solution HERE <---- Added 03/05/13 (Thanks dominicsdad) <---- Thank Him :D

Driver troubles with Win 8 look here <---- Added 02/10/13
 

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good read. one thing, your download does not have the .zip extension on it. so it just shows up as a generic file :p

second

question, how to i root my evo? :p
 
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good read. one thing, your download does not have the .zip extension on it. so it just shows up as a generic file :p

second

question, how to i root my evo? :p
Oppps how do I fix it? My first time uploading files hahaha
 
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Great Post! Thanks for taking the time to put it together. :highfive:

One thing I've been seeing and noticing being asked is what software versions are rootable. There was a lot of confusion if the 2.13.xx (latest update) was rootable or what needed to be done for it to be rooted. If you could add a little excerpt (I see you put it in your 'thanks' section) stating what software versions this will work with so people don't get confused or just know that they can root.

Thanks. :good:
 
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Great Post! Thanks for taking the time to put it together. :highfive:

One thing I've been seeing and noticing being asked is what software versions are rootable. There was a lot of confusion if the 2.13.xx (latest update) was rootable or what needed to be done for it to be rooted. If you could add a little excerpt (I see you put it in your 'thanks' section) stating what software versions this will work with so people don't get confused or just know that they can root.

Thanks. :good:
I just updated the files Zedomax used (TWRP to v2.3.1.0 and SuperSU to v0.97) so it should work on all versions. He put this together when the LTE first came out, it had software v1.13 and as stated in the OP it was comfirmed working on the latest software v2.13 :D And thanks for your kind words :D
 
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There's a bit of a problem here... In your 'readme' file, you instruct the user to flash the recovery image, then fastboot erase cache. Those work fine. However, directly after that, the user is instructed to type 'adb reboot recovery'. This does NOT work since phone is in fastboot mode, adb doesn't 'see' the phone.

Note: using fastboot menu to reboot the device into Android, THEN giving adb reboot recovery command makes the phone boot loop 2x then it boots back into Android.

So, I'm stuck in the middle of God only knows what. So exciting >.<
 

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There's a bit of a problem here... In your 'readme' file, you instruct the user to flash the recovery image, then fastboot erase cache. Those work fine. However, directly after that, the user is instructed to type 'adb reboot recovery'. This does NOT work since phone is in fastboot mode, adb doesn't 'see' the phone.

Note: using fastboot menu to reboot the device into Android, THEN giving adb reboot recovery command makes the phone boot loop 2x then it boots back into Android.

So, I'm stuck in the middle of God only knows what. So exciting >.<

Sorry about that I'll fix it when I get home from work :(

Fixed sorry about the goof up.

Sent from my MB855 using xda app-developers app
 
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Awesome BD :)
thanks again mate .
this is gonna be great for newbies like me.

BD !! how about adding a link list to the better ROMS out there for the newbies ,
like which will work with S-On and S-off once you have unlocked the bootloader and got root.
TBH i am using Mean Rom as you had advised , but wanna try something more raw :p with more mods and stuff now ;P
 
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Awesome BD :)
thanks again mate .
this is gonna be great for newbies like me.

BD !! how about adding a link list to the better ROMS out there for the newbies ,
like which will work with S-On and S-off once you have unlocked the bootloader and got root.
TBH i am using Mean Rom as you had advised , but wanna try something more raw :p with more mods and stuff now ;P
Most of the rom have kernel installers so they are S-ON friendly. I switch between MeanROM, Sinister, and JellyBomb Domination. Tranquility, Viper4G, and SuperLTE_Mayhem_d3rpLTE_Bareback MILESTONE 4.1 have a lot of tweaks and options. You could also try CM10,AOKP, or ASOP roms in Original Development.
 
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wow thats absolute bombardment of the options ;P
how about narrowing it down to like 3 or four :p
fully functional , better free memory and 0 bloat

TBH i have been waiting to get JB update on evo coz i am sure JB will have better memory management .
I am sure you have tried the FK23 JB leak on the epic , one of the best JB variants i have come across and that too on stock ;P
expecting an even more awesome JB update for evo from HTC.
 

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OP Update: I added two(2) new links
The updated root method plus RUU's for 1.22.651.3/HBOOT 1.15 and 2.13.651.1/HBOOT1.19 all in one(1) folder

PLEASE USE THE CORRECT LINK THAT CORRESPONDES TO YOUR HBOOT AND SOFTWARE VERSION
 

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    Sup XDA :D
    This is my first(and hopefully many to come) contribution to the community.
    The reason I put this together is I have been seeing a lot of posts in Q&A about "How do I root my Evo 4G LTE?" I have also seen posts in "other threads" asking "How do I get recovery and root back after using the latest S-OFF exploit?"

    This is an updated and slightly modified version of Zedomax's root method.This is not my work I just did the legwork updating it.

    I updated the TWRP Recovery to the latest version 2.3.1.0 and updated the SuperSU.apk to a more up to date version. I also added the factory divers.


    This will work on all ICS/JB builds. Software versions (1.13.651.1 - 1.22.651.3 - 2.13.651.1 - 3.15.651.16 - 3.16.651.3 - 3.17.651.4 -3.17.651.5 - 4.13.651.3)



    <------If this helped you buy me a coffee :p

    If you used the latest S-OFF exploit you can still use this as far as I remember your bootloader will already be unlocked so just flash the recovery and SuperSU.apk.

    Using this method will NOT give you S-OFF it will help you unlock your bootloader(HTC-DEV) flash a custom recovery(TWRP) and install the Superuser app of your choice.

    What's included:
    Read Me Text (instructions,ADB commands, and whatnot)
    <----- Updated 03/24/13
    Mac User Text (helpful tips for Mac Users) <---- Added 01/05/13
    ADB Tool
    Drivers(both 64 bit and 32 bit)
    ADB Drivers for HTC Evo4G LTE Solution(see Post 2) <---- Added 03/05/13
    TWRP openrecovery v2.5.0.0

    Superuser v 3.2 is post 2 and now added to all folders if anyone is having problems with SuperSU updating binaries <---- Added 12/22/12
    SuperSU.apk v1.25

    Changelog:

    03/04/13 Added SuperSU v1.25 to Root Files and Post 2
    03/05/13 Added ADB Drivers for HTC Evo4G LTE Solution (see Post 2)
    03/13/13 Added TWRP v2.4.4.0 to All Files and Post 2
    03/24/13 Added HTC-Sync Drivers to Root Files and Older Twrp Versions Folder and Updated ReadMe.txt
    03/25/13 Added 32 and 64 bit driver zips to post 2
    03/27/13 Added the latest HTC Drivers v4.0.1.001 and HTC BMP USB Drivers v1.0.5375(32 and 64 bit versions)
    03/27/13 Removed HTC Sync Drivers it makes the files WAY to big if you need them see below
    04/09/13 Added TWRP v2.5.0.0 to All Files and Post 2
    04/22/13 Added a cmd shortcut to make it easier run all the commands
    05/21/13 Added SuperSU v1.30 to Root Files
    06/08/13 Added SuperSU v1.32 to Root Files
    07/09/13 Added TWRP 2.6.0.0 and SuperSU v1.41 to Root Files
    09/04/13 Added TWRP v2.6.1.0 to Root Files
    09/04/13 Added SuperSU to Root Files
    09/04/13 Added HTC Drivers v4.2.0.001 to Root Files
    02/28/14 Added SuperSU v 1.93
    02/28/14 Added TWRP v2.6.3.0-jewel-selinux (will work on any roms EXCEPT the new 4.13.651.3 roms see below for link to that recovery)
    02/28/14 Added a link for the recovery that needs to be used for 4.13.651.3 roms right below the Root Files link
    11/20/14 Updated SuperSU to 2.16
    11/20/14 Updated TWRP to 2.8.1.0
    11/20/14 Updated PhilZ Touch 6.15.6
    11/20/14 Added Captain_Throwbacks Unofficial TWRP builds.
    I would like to thank:
    Zedomax (for a great starting point)
    VeNuM (for his advice and feedback)
    Lord Dredd (for confirming this works with 2.13 base) It will work for all software versions.
    flex360 (for pointing out I forgot to add a .zip extension) :p
    Timberwolf671 (see below)
    jlampitt (for some helpful tips for Mac Users see post 2)
    qbking77 (for the video :D )
    Chainfire (for SuperSU)
    TeamWin (for TWRP)
    Captain_Throwback (for his Unofficial TWRP Builds)
    Phil3759 (for PhilZ Touch)
    dominicsdad (for ADB Drivers for HTC Evo4G LTE Solution) Post 2 Please Thank Him
    All of the XDA Community

    Disclaimer:
    Code:
    * Standard disclaimer: 
    * Your warranty is now void.  Use at your own risk.
    * In other words: It is your choice to use these files.
    * I am not responsible for any damage or problems you may have!

    I suggest extracting it to a folder on your desktop so you can find it and start by reading the Read Me Text.


    Root Files Evo 4G LTE
    AFH

    Mirror
    Recovery for 4.13.651.3 Roms Thanks @Captain_Throwback
    Latest RUU 3.17.651.4
    Guides:
    Frequently Asked Questions - HTC Evo 4G LTE
    Don't Panic -- Please Read First, includes troubleshooting guide
    FAQs - Massive Question Round Up Thread for Jewel


    Qbking77 Videos:
    How to Root the HTC EVO 4G LTE - Latest Thanks Tim/Qbking77 :D

    How to Relock the HTC EVO 4G LTE Bootloader

    How to Unroot / Unbrick the HTC EVO 4G LTE

    Anyone having problems with drivers you may need to go HERE and download the HTC Sync drivers.
    Once installed it will need to update again. For some stupid reason they are not posting the updated software but require you to install the old version first then update. <--- (Thank Timberwolf671 for this)



    I will update this thread as updates become available.
    11
    First haha :p

    If you are having troubles flashing TWRP see below :D

    Some helpful tips for Mac Users below (Thanks jlampitt)

    Older versions of TWRP HERE

    Older versions of SuperSU and Superuser below <---- Updated 03/01/13

    ADB Drivers for HTC Evo4G LTE Solution HERE <---- Added 03/05/13 (Thanks dominicsdad) <---- Thank Him :D

    Driver troubles with Win 8 look here <---- Added 02/10/13
    2
    Updated OP
    SuperSU v1.04 in Root Files only for now will do the others when I have some more time :D

    SuperSU v1.04 can be found in the zip in post 2 if anyone is interested :D
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    good stuff bro.. im already rooted and s-off but this will help alot of people out for sure! i dont kno how many times i see new users on here looking for a way to root there LTE.. thanks:good:

    Same here! Now I have a place to link people to!
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    What one should we download if we have the OTA JB HBOOT 2.09?
    http://d-h.st/djb