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Re: What's the latest root method for HTC EVO 4G (NOT lte)?
I keep telling people the easiest way to flash a recovery on an EVO, but no one listens...it doesn't matter the HBOOT as far as I'm concerned. Here are the easy steps:
Originally Posted by fluffhead975
(If you or anyone has already unlocked the bootloader, just skip this part.)
-Unlock the bootloader at HTCdev - Unlock Bootloader (Just follow the instructions, also select "All Other Supported Models", gotta also be registered.)
Here's a link from yours truly from my Dropbox the 3 files you'll need. Just put these in a folder on your desktop so you can easily do the commands:
(UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER WILL WIPE DATA/FACTORY RESET, just a heads up.)
After you have unlocked the bootloader, just boot into fastboot and open the folders with the 3 files I have provided and hold down Shift and then Right Click inside the window and select "Open Command Prompt Here".
Once the window is open, flash the recovery that I will be providing, I use this one, pretty reliable, so yeah, I didn't make it, but I'm sharing it.
After you have this file, you need to place it in the same folder as the ADB files, and you cold rename it to "recovery.img" if you wish or leave it unaltered. Then, just type the commands that I say:
Fastboot flash recovery "recovery-RA-supersonic-v2.3.img"
Or, if you renamed it to "recovery.img"...
fastboot flash recovery "recovery.img"
and within a few seconds, you'll have a recovery!
Also, you must have HTC Drivers installed before you do any of this, here they are from my Dropbox:
And, after you've successfully flashed this recovery, you can root your phone from the recovery by flashing this SuperUser zip file, just place this zip on the base of your SD card:
And viola! This should take no longer than 15 minutes. Hope I helped you! Feel free to thank me if I did.
Edit: Redid links, download away!