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    Default [Links][FAQ][Guides] Read me! If you want to root / Are rooted and have questions!

    So i realize that with the amount great guides, Walk through's, How-to's, and popular threads its not practical to sticky all of them, even if most if not all of them are on caliber to be stickied.

    This is my attempt to consolidate, and assemble the information in one place so its easier to find thus cutting down on forum clutter and repetitive questions.

    Here we go!

    Guides

    This is the master rooting thread Thanks fred! - http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...27-2011-a.html <-- Pre-gingerbread method

    Youtube video for you visual learners -

    Want to try and stay stock but nix the bloat? - http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...rid-bloat.html

    Lets get get rid of bloat the right way, with root - http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...ware-root.html

    Used unrevoked forever? Use this thread - http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...d-forever.html

    Get your free tethering on! http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...tethering.html

    Make your own theme - http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...heme-sgbz.html

    Regular RUU using, unrooting guide with screenies - http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...urn-stock.html
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    FAQ's & Info

    Rooting FAQ's and reasons - http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...1-24-11-a.html

    Read me FAQ's written by me, i attempted to leave all the geek-speak out of this one. (read: This ones for noobs) http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...formation.html

    Title says it all - http://forum.androidcentral.com/gene...ing-about.html

    A list of popular (best) Roms/kernels/stuffs - http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...ies-bible.html
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    Popular thread's / Good reading!

    Show off those benchmarks - http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...nchmarks.html]

    The OG thread consolidation by Big D5 - http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...k-threads.html

    The O-fficial CyanogenMod7 discussion on AC - http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...iscussion.html

    Warnings and must read rules.

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...e-posting.html

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...ase-files.html
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    All done.
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    This is awesome!
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    First off, I want to thank you igotsanevo4g! You've put in a lot of time and effort into the EVO root/flash/hack forum.

    I'm a noob as you can see. I've rooted my EVO via the unrEVOked method. I basically did this in the hopes of removing all the bullsh...I mean bloat that sprint put on my phone. So far so good on that. What I am really interested in is UNDERCLOCKING my phone. I've read up on setcpu and seems like a good idea/investment as I am not an extremely heavy user and my phone is on standby most of the time. I'm currently using aftermarket 1800 mAh batteries and average 18-26 hours on each charge (depends on usage). I'm a HUGE fan of the sense UI and the widgets so I'm not hot on CM7 or any other popular ROMs.

    My question to you today sir, is if I utilize setcpu on my phone will it disrupt or hinder any of the widgets or the stock sense UI ROM?
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    Thanks!
    Nope, not at all. If you underclock lower than 245mhz I've noticed it hurts the sound quality of music. But that's about it
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    Once I have flashed a rom, can I then delete the zip files to free up some space as long as I have the nand backup?
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    You sure can, once a rom is installed you don't "need "the zip anymore.
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    cool, thanks.
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    My question for everyone is that once you're rooted have any of you guys lost the visual voicemail feature? I am currently using cynagen 7 if that helps with 2.3.3. Any help would be appreciated.
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    No, u don't lose any stock apps by rooting alone. Im sure not every rom includes it though. Did u lose it when u flashed cynagen?

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    You need to get the sprint voicemail.apk to get visual voicemail.
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    I read somewhere that if you root with unrevoked 3, you had to have used unrevoked forever first, which didn't make any sense to me. I'm rooted on the Evo with U3 and everything's working fine. What's the difference between these 2 methods, and does one have an advantage over the other?

    Another question I have is what is the pc36img file used for? I deleted it by accident and I'm hoping it doesn't cause any problems later if I need to unroot.

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    Unrevoked forever literally roots your phone forever. In order to get it S-on, you flash a hex-edit to fake the unroot.
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    Ok, first question answered. Hopefully I'll never have to unroot. Is the pc36img folder required to unroot?

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    There's alot of different pc36s out there, delete it and worry about unrooting when you need too. Its not hard.
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    Cool, thanks.
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    How do you update once you root
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    To update your rom, just download and flash the newest one. Instructions on the devs page.

    To update once and ota is pushed from sprint, just check here and you can find it packaged in rom form for you to wipe and flash.

    Simple as cake.
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    Updated the OP a little
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    I've followed the sticky guide to doing just about everything... But Once I had my evo rooted I used rom manager for everything, and got complacent. So to the point. How Do I place the PC36IMG.zip to the root/top-level directory of your SD card? I'm stuck. I don't know what file to put it in. so i can get it to install and back to stock (for repairs.) all ready have s-on. using the latest version of clockwork.

    Please help brothers and sisters!
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    Root of the SD card means no file, its just on the main directory. Does this make sense? I couldnt think of a good way to explain it off hand.
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    I need assistants on rooting my HTC EVO 4G becuz I keep getting an error message thats states that the main version is older and the update has failed but I really wanna root my EVO. Please help!
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    What guide are you using?
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    I think your phone is stuck on an older version. I worked for sprint and ran into this problems with customers. you go to update the phone and it says it has the updated version, but in reality it does not. I recommend finding the 2.2 froyo ruu, just yahoo/google unrooting evo, and look for the one that deals with htc sync on the desktop, not the unrooting through sd card. you want to look for file "RUU_SuperSonic_S_Sprint_WWE_3.26.651.6_Radio_2.15.00.07.28_NV_1.40_release_140444_signed" this will reinstall initial 2.2 evo software then you can do the system updates to the newest version and then root your evo (PLEASE NOTE THIS RUU IS FOR EVO ONLY)
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    my post was for a.emilie
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