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    Default What's the latest root method for HTC EVO 4G (NOT lte)?

    I have a friend who's looking to root his original HTC 4G. Does anybody have a link or video to the latest/easiest method that works? His phone is running the stock ROM.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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    Just out of curiosity what hboot is he running?

    Sent from my evo 4g running JB
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    Default Re: What's the latest root method for HTC EVO 4G (NOT lte)?

    If updated to the latest Sprint Rom, then the method needed is here
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    The easiest way I rooted the EVO 4G's I modded and sold was flash a custom recovery, flash SuperUser.zip and done.

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    hello, i am stuck trying to flash recovery via cmd prompt. I have tried numerous methods with no luck. I have an unlocked evo4g 2.3.5 with hboot 2.18...Help please....
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    Default Re: What's the latest root method for HTC EVO 4G (NOT lte)?

    Quote Originally Posted by fluffhead975 View Post
    hello, i am stuck trying to flash recovery via cmd prompt. I have tried numerous methods with no luck. I have an unlocked evo4g 2.3.5 with hboot 2.18...Help please....
    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:

    (If you or anyone has already unlocked the bootloader, just skip this part.)

    -Unlock the bootloader at (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!
    Last edited by OperationA7X; 12-30-2012 at 04:39 AM.
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    Default Re: What's the latest root method for HTC EVO 4G (NOT lte)?

    My evo is rooted but I am scared to flash a new rom...ugh
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    Ok I already unlocked the bootloader on my evo 4g 2.3.5 not lte, now how do I root , the htcdev sight brings me through the bootloader unlock procedure again, do I have to do it again
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    ok recovery done now how do I just place this zip on the base of your SD card: how do you can root your phone from the recovery by flashing this SuperUser zip file, Do Idownload it to my phone, If so do I do it in the fast boot menu
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    ok recovery done now how do I just place this zip on the base of your SD card: how do you can root your phone from the recovery by flashing this SuperUser zip file, Do Idownload it to my phone, If so do I do it in the fast boot menu
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    Quote Originally Posted by moemiles View Post
    ok recovery done now how do I just place this zip on the base of your SD card: how do you can root your phone from the recovery by flashing this SuperUser zip file, Do Idownload it to my phone, If so do I do it in the fast boot menu
    Yea you boot into recovery and select "install zip from sdcard", browse and find it, then go
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    Default Re: What's the latest root method for HTC EVO 4G (NOT lte)?

    You are all welcome.
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    flashing your superused zip file failed to root my evo.
    my phone is now unlocked but the s is still on
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    Default Re: What's the latest root method for HTC EVO 4G (NOT lte)?

    Quote Originally Posted by oncewaslost1982 View Post
    flashing your superused zip file failed to root my evo.
    my phone is now unlocked but the s is still on
    The point of rooting is to root, not S-OFF your device... And it is the SuperUser zip folder. All it does is install the scripts into your system and installs the SuperUser app on your phone.
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    Default Re: What's the latest root method for HTC EVO 4G (NOT lte)?

    Quote Originally Posted by OperationA7X View Post
    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
    Nowadays with the newer hboots it does matter. Not all hboots support all the fastboot commands they once did making it a PITA



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    thanks a lot man it works on mine too after days of searching and fails
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    I'm new to the rooting scene obviously and before I root my galaxy s4 I wanted to try and do it on my old evo 4g. It's that a pointless thing to do?

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    I have an EVO tried unrevoked htcdev all of it I can't use bootloader cause of Windows 8 does any1 have any ideas

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