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    Default Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps.

    First off NONE of this is my stuff. I happen to have a hboot 1.5 and had to follow a few different links to figure out how to do it. Now that I have... I am going to lay it out for people with hboot 1.5 in the simplest way. I am also going to demonstrate this with CleanRom as the custom Rom, I think this is the best one out there but you can substitute it for any other Rom. (This works for Sprint phones, if you have another carrier make sure the Rom fits for your phone).

    Step 1 - Unlock using HTC unlock method:

    Go to Welcome to HTCdev and sign up as a user. Then goto Unlock Bootloader->Get Started->Begin Unlock Bootloader. Follow directions to unlock your phone.

    Step 2 - Download this:

    Download HTCEvo3D/rooting/rootevo3dnew.zip at DownloadAndroidROM.com Look for the (click here to download) and extract it to your C drive. You will then have a folder on your C drive like: C:/rootevo3dnew

    Step 3 - Download and flash new Rom:

    Grab the latest version of CleanRom here HTC Evo 3D - Downloads - Scott's ROMS

    Place Rom on the root of your phones SD card (just plug your phone into your PC as "disk drive" and drag the file to your phone). Then disconnect your phone from your PC.

    Then on your phone:

    1. Go to settings>power and make sure fast boot is NOT checked.

    2. Power off your phone

    3. Boot into the bootloader by holding the (Volume Down) button and press the (Power Button)

    4. Once your into the bootloader, highlight fastboot and hit the pwr button.

    5. Connect you phone to your pc via usb cable and your phone should now say Fastboot USB.

    6. Open the command prompt on your PC (press START and type cmd) In the command window, type: \cd\rootevo3dnew to get to C:\rootevo3dnew).

    7. Type the following command in the command prompt: fastboot boot cwm-4.0.1.4-shooter.img and press enter.

    8. Your phone should have now booted into Recovery. From here you can wipe cache/flash zips as you normally would and enjoy the added benefits of flashing custom kernels.

    9. On your phone choose (install from sd card) then locate the Rom on the card and flash it!

    This is MUCH easier than it seems. I do realize the 3 steps were actually many steps in three groups but take them one at a time and its easy.

    All of this information was stolen from other pages. I did not figure any of this out. This is only an attempt to get all of the info in one place here.

    You WILL always have to do step 3 to install updates or re-flash your phone but once you look at it, you will see it's only a few steps. I put the step 3 instructions into the C:\rootevo3dnew folder on my PC so I can open them and read what to type each time I update my Rom.

    This will most likely reset your phone so you will need to re-install all your apps and games and you will lose your text messages. It's worth the work, just be ready for it.

    If you download CleanRom updates from the updater on your phone, use the Step 3 instructions to install them. The update will be in the CleanRom folder on your phone's SD card.

    If anybody notices that I missed anything, please leave a comment and I will update the instructions.

    After you can follow this thread:
    [ROM] 11/20/11 - CleanROM 2.9 - GB 2.3.4 - Perfection Achieved!

    It is the CleanRom thread. It will keep you up to date on updates and changes.
    Last edited by tommymsw; 12-01-2011 at 03:08 PM.
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was looking for something *just* like this for my hboot 1.5 EVO 3D phone. Thank you.

    Two easy questions:

    1. How long did this whole process take to do?
    2. Is the cwm-4.0.1.4-shooter.img file the Clockwork recovery?

    And, one more time: Thanks!!
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    it took me six hours of scouring the internet to learn myself what you just posted here, dangit i shoulda waited a week. once you get good at it you can do all this in 30 mins
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Excellent! I am glad people are liking it! I thought about doing this a long time ago but I wasn't sure if it would be helpful.
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Quote Originally Posted by speedtouch View Post
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was looking for something *just* like this for my hboot 1.5 EVO 3D phone. Thank you.

    Two easy questions:

    1. How long did this whole process take to do?
    2. Is the cwm-4.0.1.4-shooter.img file the Clockwork recovery?

    And, one more time: Thanks!!
    I can't answer the whole process because when I did it... I had to go to a ton of different pages. But my guess would be less than half an hour. It only takes about 3 minutes to flash the Rom (the last part) I know because I do it all the time now.

    And Yes... to question 2! You always have to start it from your PC but it runs on your phone. Once you type that into your command prompt... your phone will boot into recovery... then the rest you do from your phone.
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    And anybody who does this, let me know if it seemed confusing. I will try to clean up the instructions as needed.
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    I have a feeling a lot of people will thank you for this
    Please thank me if I have helped!

    Member E3DOC since 6/23/2011 Lovin' my new NS4G as well!
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Quote Originally Posted by tommymsw View Post
    I can't answer the whole process because when I did it... I had to go to a ton of different pages. But my guess would be less than half an hour. It only takes about 3 minutes to flash the Rom (the last part) I know because I do it all the time now.

    And Yes... to question 2! You always have to start it from your PC but it runs on your phone. Once you type that into your command prompt... your phone will boot into recovery... then the rest you do from your phone.
    Thank you. One other question, what version of Windows were you using? 7 64-bit? 7 32-bit?
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Quote Originally Posted by speedtouch View Post
    Thank you. One other question, what version of Windows were you using? 7 64-bit? 7 32-bit?
    I have Windows 7 (64-bit).
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    When I get to the point of going into the Bootloader after putting the ROM on my SD card it tells me,

    "Main Version is older!
    Update Fail!
    Press <Power> to reboot."

    Got any ideas? And.. Fast Boot is unchecked.
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Quote Originally Posted by omnitard View Post
    When I get to the point of going into the Bootloader after putting the ROM on my SD card it tells me,

    "Main Version is older!
    Update Fail!
    Press <Power> to reboot."

    Got any ideas? And.. Fast Boot is unchecked.
    So, from the guide, you were able to complete Step 1 and 2? But getting hung up at Step 3?
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Quote Originally Posted by omnitard View Post
    When I get to the point of going into the Bootloader after putting the ROM on my SD card it tells me,

    "Main Version is older!
    Update Fail!
    Press <Power> to reboot."

    Got any ideas? And.. Fast Boot is unchecked.
    I'm not sure of your question. Is this after you have the phone connected to your PC and enter the proper commands in your PC? And is this message coming up on your PC or on your phone?
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Only issue I seem to be having is HTCdev sending me my activation email
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    when i do the "fastboot flash unlocktoken unlock_code.bin" and then go back to my phone i dont get the disclaimer to unlock the bootloader..im doing the directions exactly like they are. ANy ideas??
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Quote Originally Posted by budlight14 View Post
    when i do the "fastboot flash unlocktoken unlock_code.bin" and then go back to my phone i dont get the disclaimer to unlock the bootloader..im doing the directions exactly like they are. ANy ideas??
    Is this in the HTC unlock part of the process? I am not sure what your problem may be? Try searching for a Youtube video of the HTC process? Maybe you are missing something?
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    As my first post here, THANK YOU! I have spent a lot of time lurking here reading on so many different things, then started thinking about doing this to my phone. After hours of searching in the past I got the idea of what needed to be done but could not find any specifics on how to go about it, so I decided it was not worth the time for me yet. Nothing I much really "need" right now from a rooted phone. However now I think I will give this a shot whenever I get the time to sit down, back up everything and do it! Thanks again.
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Quote Originally Posted by ryanpsd View Post
    As my first post here, THANK YOU! I have spent a lot of time lurking here reading on so many different things, then started thinking about doing this to my phone. After hours of searching in the past I got the idea of what needed to be done but could not find any specifics on how to go about it, so I decided it was not worth the time for me yet. Nothing I much really "need" right now from a rooted phone. However now I think I will give this a shot whenever I get the time to sit down, back up everything and do it! Thanks again.
    Rooting and flashing a new ROM to your EVO 3D is *totally* worth it. I flashed mine using many pointers from this guide and things went real well. I will never, ever go back to the stock Sprint ROM. Once you go CleanROM, you never go back!
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    I have unlocked the bootloader via HTC. I have downloaded included ROM. I put ROM in the sd card folder on my phone. When I select the sd card from the boot list the only file I can find is a battery file? Where did I go wrong?
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    nevermind. Im just dumb!
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Quote Originally Posted by reynoldsrobbie View Post
    nevermind. Im just dumb!
    Haha. Happens to us all.
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    after installing clean ROM I'm looking to tether my evo do you have a suggested app you've tried and works well. thanks for any input
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Clean ROM has the apps already installed. Use either Wifi Tether or the Sprint Hotspot. (Sprint hotspot will not tether 4g but Wifi Tether will). So you are already all set to go!
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Ok thanks for the info but i have one more question. When there are updates or when its time to install ics do i look for a update to this Rom or do i look for a hole new Rom.
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    Default Re: Unlock, root and install custom Rom on Hboot 1.5 in (3) steps

    Quote Originally Posted by taztaz8380 View Post
    Ok thanks for the info but i have one more question. When there are updates or when its time to install ics do i look for a update to this Rom or do i look for a hole new Rom.
    You will look for updates from the Rom Updater on your phone that came with this Rom. When you choose to download it, it will download to your CleanRom folder on your sd card. Then all you have to do is follow the last steps of the guide again.

    Then on your phone:

    1. Go to settings>power and make sure fast boot is NOT checked.

    2. Power off your phone

    3. Boot into the bootloader by holding the (Volume Down) button and press the (Power Button)

    4. Once your into the bootloader, highlight fastboot and hit the pwr button.

    5. Connect you phone to your pc via usb cable and your phone should now say Fastboot USB.

    6. Open the command prompt on your PC (press START and type cmd) In the command window, type: \cd\rootevo3dnew to get to C:\rootevo3dnew).

    7. Type the following command in the command prompt: fastboot boot cwm-4.0.1.4-shooter.img and press enter.

    8. Your phone should have now booted into Recovery. From here you can wipe cache/flash zips as you normally would and enjoy the added benefits of flashing custom kernels.

    9. On your phone choose (install from sd card) then locate the Rom on the card and flash it!

    Much easier than it looks... you will notice its nothing more than plugging your phone into your PC and running the fastboot program. Then just install the update from the CleanRom folder (no need to wipe cash or factory reset) your phone will look exactly the same but have the new update on it.

    As for ICS... I spoke with Scott (The guy who makes CleanRom) and he said as soon as Sprint releases it, he will have a Rom for it most likely that same day! So you will still have the ClenRom Rom... but now it will have all of the ICS stuff on it too. Although if you notice... ClaenRom already has many of the features of ICS!
    Last edited by tommymsw; 12-01-2011 at 04:15 PM.
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