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  1. Captain_Throwback's Avatar
    Wow thanks a lot for all your detailed info on how to unlock and root my htc evo 4g ! it works perfect and i was able to root the phone ! Thank you !

    Question ?
    What is the difference on having (S-on) or (S-off) ?
    S-OFF is unrestricted access to the NAND partitions of the device. You can flash any image files (signed or unsigned) to the device, including firmware updates such as radios, PRI, and bootloader (HBOOT).

    S-ON (UNLOCKED) is restricted access to the some of the device partitions. HTC allows access to the boot, system, & recovery partitions of the device. These can be flashed with unsigned images, allowing for custom recovery, custom ROMs, and custom kernels to be flashed ONLY. All other firmware updates can only be done by "official" means, i.e. returning to stock recovery & taking them via OTA, or relocking the bootloader and running a ROM Update Utility (RUU) from a PC to update.

    While S-OFF offers an advanced/power user more flexibility for customization, for the average user, it isn't really necessary to get the most out of your device.
    07-30-2012 09:49 AM
  2. MikeNY's Avatar
    I am stuck and if someone coudl help that would be great:

    ......nevermind I figured it out.
    09-15-2012 04:36 PM
  3. wvcyclist's Avatar
    Holy Crap!! I got through flashing the recovery, but when I clicked the link to download the su-bin-3.0.3.2-efghi-signed.zip file, it says the file is no longer there!! Where can I get it?

    OK. Found the file, but when I try to install Busybox, the install fails, and says it won't work, and that I need to install a new ROM. Also, when Superuser tries to do a binary update, that fails too. It failed on the last step, and if I try to do it again, it fails when it tries to copy the su file to the /system folder. What can I do?
    09-20-2012 03:19 PM
  4. chucknut32's Avatar
    Holy Crap!! I got through flashing the recovery, but when I clicked the link to download the su-bin-3.0.3.2-efghi-signed.zip file, it says the file is no longer there!! Where can I get it?

    OK. Found the file, but when I try to install Busybox, the install fails, and says it won't work, and that I need to install a new ROM. Also, when Superuser tries to do a binary update, that fails too. It failed on the last step, and if I try to do it again, it fails when it tries to copy the su file to the /system folder. What can I do?
    Where did you find the file? Im in the same spot as you. thanks!!
    09-22-2012 02:42 PM
  5. chucknut32's Avatar
    so i found the file, but while trying to use the command prompt, i'm running into this issue:
    C:\Android>fastboot oem get_identifier_token
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    Anyone know what im doing wrong?
    09-22-2012 08:59 PM
  6. budwalablue's Avatar
    omg im getting sooooooooo(X INFINITY) frustrated on trying to figure out how to root my evo4g. i tried unrevoked and it asks if my software is too new or something. i read up a little and i pushed the vol down and held the power button and it says locked down hboot-2.18.0001
    how do i unlock this so i can make this work? ive tried youtube but the links they send me to never have the software i need to download (mind you im not very tech savy at all) if someone can PLEEEEEEASE help point me in the right direction i would be sooooo thankful cause ive litterally sat at this computer for like 3 days straight trying to research and figure this out maybe im just dumb idk lol
    09-24-2012 09:38 PM
  7. Captain_Throwback's Avatar
    omg im getting sooooooooo(X INFINITY) frustrated on trying to figure out how to root my evo4g. i tried unrevoked and it asks if my software is too new or something. i read up a little and i pushed the vol down and held the power button and it says locked down hboot-2.18.0001
    how do i unlock this so i can make this work? ive tried youtube but the links they send me to never have the software i need to download (mind you im not very tech savy at all) if someone can PLEEEEEEASE help point me in the right direction i would be sooooo thankful cause ive litterally sat at this computer for like 3 days straight trying to research and figure this out maybe im just dumb idk lol
    Best guide I know of is here:

    http://androidforums.com/showthread.php?p=3847599

    The files you need are in the OP there (and there are mirror links on the last page or so as well).
    09-25-2012 08:43 AM
  8. wvcyclist's Avatar
    09-26-2012 01:51 PM
  9. Mark_Pike's Avatar
    Can someone send me the zip file I'm suppose to drag to my sd card?

    ---------- Post Merged at 11:10 AM ---------- Previous Post was at 11:08 AM ----------

    Sorry I clicked the link above but it sends me to an internet site and says can't find the zip file I was looking for. Please help.... I've done everything except that.
    10-02-2012 10:10 AM
  10. Mark_Pike's Avatar
    Where do i put the zip file so i can see once i try to install from zip on phone? i can't find it but see it when my USB is mounted
    10-02-2012 10:29 AM
  11. Mark_Pike's Avatar
    Where do i put the zip file so i can see once i try to install from zip on phone? i can't find it but see it when my USB is mounted
    10-02-2012 10:40 AM
  12. Barry Kooda's Avatar
    Two days of frustration and multiple attempts using 3 computers and buying root-android.org's service none of which got my evo 4g rooted. Then I found this thread and walked right through it with no problems. Thank you for my rooted phone!
    BY
    02-22-2013 05:58 PM
  13. Mark78's Avatar
    I really hope someone is still checking this thread.

    How long is the recovery boot supposed to take? I've been going through the steps, everything was working just fine, until the recovery boot. Now I just have a black screen. I can get back to the hboot screen by holding the power and volume button for at least two minutes at a time, but I can't ever get to the screen others have described.
    03-01-2013 04:40 PM
  14. benny3's Avatar
    Need more info. What have you did up to this point?
    03-01-2013 09:56 PM
  15. vulcan001's Avatar
    Didn't think the thread would still go on for this long.
    10-31-2013 02:05 PM
  16. simonberk's Avatar
    Cuz it's a great guide! I just got a evo 4g, is the info and download links in this guide up to date? Or is their a better method by now? Also I see people in this thread say bot to use cwm as recovery but rather ra based or something like that, does anyone have a link to download that?
    And what about roms? Which do you recommend.
    TIA
    11-01-2013 12:39 AM
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