1. mr.seth.price's Avatar
    So i have a Stock EVO running the most current whatever from Sprint.

    It's been a month or 2 since I researched it. Is unRevoked still the easiest way to root this bad boy?

    I don't really want anything other than to get the wireless tether for my tablet I just bought?
    03-15-2011 08:48 AM
  2. illwood's Avatar
    If all you want is wireless tethering capabilities, I would suggest that you download z4root (from xda) and Wireless Tether (from the market).

    You can only get a temporary root from z4root (it goes away after you reboot), but that should be enough to use the Wireless Tether app. If you rebooted and need to tether again, just re-run the temporary root.
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    03-15-2011 09:00 AM
  3. Jaysus's Avatar
    Thanks illwood - that is the solution I am looking for.
    03-15-2011 09:19 AM
  4. mr.seth.price's Avatar
    @ illwood.

    I tried z4root in the past and it didn't work. What's the trick to get it to go?
    03-15-2011 09:33 AM
  5. illwood's Avatar
    @ illwood.

    I tried z4root in the past and it didn't work. What's the trick to get it to go?
    The temporary root failed?

    FYI, z4root can't permanently root an EVO, only temporary root.

    Maybe busybox needs to be installed?

    **edit**
    I did a little reading and there was a problem with an older version of Wireless Tether where people weren't able to use it with the temporary root. They did have success by installing the latest Wireless Tether.
    03-15-2011 09:52 AM
  6. mr.seth.price's Avatar
    yeah it told me that a new superuser was needed to be installed on the wireless tether. then when i click on the link it gave me an error. That was last time. I'll give it a go again tonight. I don't have the tab with me so i'll try tonight.
    03-15-2011 10:48 AM
  7. illwood's Avatar
    Hmm, that is strange.

    I would say give it another go and then if you still aren't where you want to be go for a full root.

    I don't have anything against rooting (clearly), but it isn't for everyone and if you just want something that can be attained without full root, I try to suggest options.
    03-15-2011 10:52 AM
  8. madflasher's Avatar
    If all you want is wireless tethering capabilities, I would suggest that you download z4root (from xda) and Wireless Tether (from the market).

    You can only get a temporary root from z4root (it goes away after you reboot), but that should be enough to use the Wireless Tether app. If you rebooted and need to tether again, just re-run the temporary root.
    thats some good info to know.
    -thanked
    03-15-2011 02:16 PM
  9. illwood's Avatar
    Based on the previous problem that the OP had with z4root and and earlier (I believe) version of Wireless Tether, could someone who is doing this with a non-rooted phone post up if they have had recent success with this?

    My phone is rooted, so I can't verify at present time.
    03-15-2011 02:57 PM
  10. Joescan09's Avatar
    Just use unRevoked it's super easy and only takes 3 mins.
    03-15-2011 02:59 PM
  11. mr.seth.price's Avatar
    Just use unRevoked it's super easy and only takes 3 mins.
    I think I'll try this tonight or tomorrow. I was at their website and it doesnt' really give the instructions. Does it come with a readme file or something to tell you what order to do stuff in?
    03-15-2011 03:57 PM
  12. Joescan09's Avatar
    You must install the HBOOT-Capable Universal Drivers.
    public:windows_hboot_driver_install [RootWiki]

    Download and Run Unrevoked 3
    unrevoked3 recovery reflash tool, v3.32
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    03-15-2011 04:04 PM
  13. Noncon's Avatar
    With these instructions, I bet even my 80 year old Mom could root everyone's Android phone at the old folks home.

    Simple.

    Main Page - Evorootwiki

    KJ
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    03-15-2011 05:56 PM
  14. sleblanc1976's Avatar
    Yeah, with unrevoked installing a temporary root seems like a waste of time
    03-15-2011 06:44 PM
  15. DerekCA's Avatar
    Battery life has been great for me.

    If you want to improve your battery life, get rid of your widgets and turn down the frequency that programs update. I can easily get a full day.

    I am at 12h31m since unplugged and I have 51% remaining. I don't think the battery life could get any better.
    03-15-2011 10:46 PM
  16. mr.seth.price's Avatar
    Battery life has been great for me.

    If you want to improve your battery life, get rid of your widgets and turn down the frequency that programs update. I can easily get a full day.

    I am at 12h31m since unplugged and I have 51% remaining. I don't think the battery life could get any better.
    I went ahead and did the unrevoke this morning. It was super easy. Thanks for all the help!

    What are some of the best apps to get now that in root. Or a link to a forum with suggestions.
    03-16-2011 07:43 AM
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