HELP. What's the simplest, easiest way to root my Evo???
My Evo is running Froyo/2.2 and HTC Sense. I love it the way it is. I just want to install the wireless tethering apk and have it work, and I was told I need to root my phone to make this happen. I went to the UnRevoked site and it looks like UnRevoked3 has been taken offline for the time being. So I'm wondering what I can do to root my phone and still have it look exactly the way it is now, with all my downloaded and installed apps, scenes, etc... If someone can explain to me, and possibly provide detailed instructions(or a link to detailed instructions) I'd greatly appreciate it.
- 09-15-2010, 10:32 AM #2
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Re: HELP. What's the simplest, easiest way to root my Evo???
There is a difference in the easiest way and the right way. I recommend you Use the instructions in the rooting 2.2 sticky, or follow the link in there to the xda forum post. Otherwise use thee over click unrevoked.
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- 09-15-2010, 12:02 PM #6
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After that, I just installed ROM manager, Titanium backup, and downloaded a few new ROMs straight to my SD card. ROM manager does the rest to install things.
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Enable USB tethering. Settings>Application Manager>Development>USB Tethering.
This kept my phone exactly the same way I had before. I downloaded Titanium Backup after. Then the BusyBox. Then downloaded Wifi Tether. Now I'm working on learning ROMs.
- 10-03-2010, 10:13 AM #14
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^same for me. I haven't run into anything. I have SU permissions and I've downloaded apps requiring root, everything is ok so far. I haven't flashed any ROMs, still haven't figured it out but I think i'll wait. I'm concerned with all this downplaying of unrevoked. I don't want to run something that doesn't get much support from the developers...
- 10-04-2010, 08:58 AM #19
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- 10-04-2010, 11:48 AM #23
Here are the steps to using unrevoked laid out step-by-step:
[GUIDE] One Click How to Root the EVO with Unrevoked 3.21 - xda-developers
Watch the video first so that you understand everything before you start going through the steps. It took about 10 minutes.
And I still do not understand...
Why are there some who are so negative about the new unrevoked with the full root?
It there anything that you lose by using the new unrevoked full root?
Sorry, I just don't understand the issues.
- 10-04-2010, 12:38 PM #24
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If those from unrEVOked were more open with their method it'll be a LOT easier to help people. But since they guard it like they have nuclear secrets there's not much we can do. I think it really goes against what Android is all about to be honest. But w/e. Do as you may. Right way > easy way