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    Default [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    This is a relatively simple process, being as I don't have a Evo 4G any longer things may be off a little bit because i cant test, so please feel free to correct anything that is wrong.


    Lets just jump right in!

    I'll have helpful links at the bottom for after youre done rooting


    DISCLAIMER: Myself nor revolutionary is responsible for what you do to you device, it is at your own risk.


    1: Download and install HTC drivers HTC drivers

    2: Download the rooting tool/program revolutionary Revolutionary, downloads are at the bottom of the page. You will need to enter in your Evo's serial number (under the battery) and be sure to save the beta key. You'll need it later.

    3: Enable USB debugging (settings>applications>development>turn on USB debugging) and connect the evo to your PC as charge only

    4: Un-zip the S-OFF tool and run the program, making sure to install the custom recovery when prompted. (unless you already know what you're doing and want to put Amon_Ra or TWRP recovery on there)

    5: Download SuperUser and boot into recovery. To enter recovery: power off completely, yes battery pull while off too be sure, then hold volume down+power and from there go to recovery and confirm.

    6: install superuser from recovery (you must put the Superuser zip on the SD card first, before booting into recovery. Or mount your SD card while in recovery to take it too your Evo. OR, download it too your phone before booting into recovery )

    YOU ARE NOW ROOTED.

    7: (optional but highly recommended) Make a nandroid backup via recovery and then put it on the PC just to be sure nothing will happen too it.
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    This is the master thread for rooted Evo's. ALL information is linked here. ---->HERE

    Unrooting HERE

    ---->If you would like to use a different recovery or you just need to flash a recovery because you dont have one for whatever reason download a PC36IMG.zip of Amon_Ra or TWRP (team win recovery project) put this on youre SD card and boot into the bootloader. It will check and prompt you too update, of course, press yes. Done, recovery installed.

    Android centrals root apps thread - http://forums.androidcentral.com/and...ps-thread.html

    This is a guide i wrote explaining a TON of rooting terms and rooting questions - [Info/Guide] Rooting FAQ and General information.

    What is super user? Superuser app limits what can access all parts of the phone now thats youre rooted, protecting you from anything you didnt give permission too.

    How do i move apps to the SD card now? Move apps to the SD card by using the A2SD scripts, or flash a new rom

    How do i get rid of my bloat ware! Bloat ware=system apps. With root explorer, you can access the system/app partition and delete whatever the heck ya want!
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    The beta key does not work and im typing it in perfectly.
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    capitalization counts.
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    its capitalized.. i even tried copying and pasting it.
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    Okay I'm having a problem installing revolutionary its saying the reason is because it can't find AdbWinApi.ll file what do i do?
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by zacky59 View Post
    its capitalized.. i even tried copying and pasting it.
    same problem here
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    Copy and paste the key to a notepad, but be patient. I had to enter the key three times. Make sure an "I" isn't a 1, make sure an "l" is not a 1, etc check for those type of things. Good luck!

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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    what do we doo..?!
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    You'll have to keep trying. I cant know exactly whats going on, just keep fiddling with it.

    @tonay try redownloading. sounds like its missing an important ADB file.
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    Never mind...
    Last edited by bullonie; 08-14-2011 at 10:29 PM. Reason: I'm stupid
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    im copying and pasteing it, theres no way it can be wrong..?
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by zacky59 View Post
    im copying and pasteing it, theres no way it can be wrong..?
    You have to run the Revolutionary tool first and when it gets to where it shows the serial number that is the one you use for the beta key....as soon as i did that it worked flawlessly!!
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    whenever i run the revolutionary tool, it pops the command window open and just sits there saying waiting for device. drivers are installed, debugging on, and set to charge only.
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    Sorry, that didnt work. it still says incorrect beta key.........
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    Here is a helpful hit that I found at xda. For those that have HTC SYNC it must be Closed or Removed in order for this to work.
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    nevermind
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by zacky59 View Post
    Sorry, that didnt work. it still says incorrect beta key.........
    did it come up the same or different than your first one? Once i ran the rev tool and then put that in as my serial number it gave me a different beta key to use
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    wait how do i delete HTC Sync? and how do i know if i have it ?? haha
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    Could anyone give me a little more information on how to get the superuser onto my device?
    I'm done with steps one through four as the original post says, but I can't figure out what I need to get the super user from my computer to my phone...
    Any help is greatly appreciated!
    I'm excited to be rooted!
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    ^my problem and i have the inncorrect beta key?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacky59 View Post
    ^my problem and i have the inncorrect beta key?
    I didn't have any issues up until this point. Now looking back on it, it seems like the easiest thing to do would have been to put the superuser on my device before launching the Revolutionary process...
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by jmorgan3475 View Post
    Could anyone give me a little more information on how to get the superuser onto my device?
    I'm done with steps one through four as the original post says, but I can't figure out what I need to get the super user from my computer to my phone...
    Any help is greatly appreciated!
    I'm excited to be rooted!
    I downloaded the file that was on the revolutionary page

    Connected my phone as a disk drive

    Copied it over to my sd card (the root of it)

    Then rebooted my phone into fastboot(power off, then hold down the power button and volume button)

    then chose recovery and install from zip on sd card

    Chose the file su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed

    thats it
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcprunty View Post
    I downloaded the file that was on the revolutionary page

    Connected my phone as a disk drive

    Copied it over to my sd card (the root of it)

    Then rebooted my phone into fastboot(power off, then hold down the power button and volume button)

    then chose recovery and install from zip on sd card

    Chose the file su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed

    thats it
    Okay that sounds easy enough, but I've done that and the file su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed doesn't seem to be available...
    I am very new at this so I could just be overlooking something
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    Default Re: [Guide] How-to root Evo 4G gingerbread! via Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by jmorgan3475 View Post
    Could anyone give me a little more information on how to get the superuser onto my device?
    I'm done with steps one through four as the original post says, but I can't figure out what I need to get the super user from my computer to my phone...
    Any help is greatly appreciated!
    I'm excited to be rooted!
    Once everything is done with the s-off program and have a custom recovery install, go into recovery (this keeps from booting your phone more than you need to) and select mounts and storage -> mount usb storage. Plug cable into the phone if you haven't already. Your menu for you sd card will pop up and drag and drop superuser from your computer to the sd card. Make sure you leave it as a .zip file. DON'T EXTRACT IT. Now unmount and select go back in recovery. Now you want to flash the zip. Install zip from sd card -> choose zip from sd card-> select the su. Go back and reboot. Done
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