- 06-08-2011, 03:12 PM #2
- 06-08-2011, 03:26 PM #4
- 06-08-2011, 04:11 PM #6
For the Froyo version, the first way was to downgrade to 2.1 and then root and then install the rooted 2.2. Way more steps then there is now for 2.2. Hopefully that won't be the case for some. I think it took ( I'm really not positive on the time frame here) about 3 months I wan't to say for Unrevoked to come out for a root method for 2.2.
- 06-08-2011, 04:18 PM #8
- 06-09-2011, 08:51 AM #9
- 06-09-2011, 09:52 AM #10
Im surprised you were able to break root soo easily and by mistake.
I was purposely trying to get the damn update to break root because i am getting the 3D and trading my evo in.
I had to go through the headache of finding the RUU and going back to a stock rom and then doing other updates to get this update. Wasnt an easy task by any means.
I wasn't rooted. I was just planning to remain on stock until I had the time to research ROMs and root the phone. Looks like I'll have time soon, which is why I regret updating right away.
Now I have no choice but to wait patiently for some kind developer to post root instructions for the GB update.
- 06-09-2011, 11:54 AM #12
- 36 Posts
I know this is the wrong spot, but I really want to avoid this update and root my Evo. I'm just unsure about which, of the million how to threads out there, is the best one for me to use. I would consider myself to be pretty good with technology, but I've never modified anything in this manner before. I posted in the Root thread also, but I just want to get all the info I can get, and I've been reading this forum since I got my Evo in January, and I have seen how helpful and patient the people that hang here are and I wanted to ask you guys.
- 06-09-2011, 02:10 PM #14
The main argument was that Unrevoked never said how they go about rooting. So when people did get stuck there was no way of helping them out.
The plus side of doing it yourself from the sticky thread is that if you do get stuck there is help. Also a major plus is that you learn how to do things and not rely on a program. So in the event you need help with getting your phone working before of some type of negative impact you will have an understanding what is being said or a way to do it.
With that said, that is why I'm a believer of people not using Rom Manager at first so they can get familiar with backing up, flashing, or whatever else from their recovery. Once familiar then yeah use as much as you want.
- 06-09-2011, 02:28 PM #15
- 36 Posts
Thanks to both of you! I'll read through all of the stickies here. I do like the idea of being walked through step by step. I'm more of a hands on person, and I want to know why something is doing what it's doing and what to expect and what to do if it doesn't work. I'm really excited to experiment with rooting, I've read so many great reasons to do it and reasons to avoid the OTA updates and preloaded software.
- 06-09-2011, 02:35 PM #16
- 06-09-2011, 04:32 PM #17
- 06-09-2011, 05:06 PM #18
- 06-09-2011, 06:34 PM #19
Getting root for this update isnt really a problem, "gingerbreak" should work for it as "rageagainstthecage" script/exploit worked for froyo. BUT this update came with a new bootloader, which means until this bootloader is cracked, roms are not possible for those who would like to root.
Ill play around with gingerbreak and see if i can make an easy script or something for it to get root on 2.3 evo's. No promises.Some say the glass is half empty. Some say its half full. I say, "Are you going to drink that?"
- 06-10-2011, 12:32 AM #20ROM: CM 184.108.40.206 build
Kernel: Tiamat 4.0.3 sbc
Recovery: Amon_Ra v2.3
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- 06-11-2011, 02:25 AM #22
I looked into gingerbreak a bit today, but havent had the time to sit down and tinker as ive had a job interview (at best buy ). Sorry, i should have a bunch of free time after this thursday.Some say the glass is half empty. Some say its half full. I say, "Are you going to drink that?"
- 06-12-2011, 08:33 AM #23
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- 06-12-2011, 11:22 AM #24
Plus got a link or to to the fact that our evo's are end of life??? Just curious as to why you would say it's end of life???
Over on xda the eVo is still the number one and most actively developed device there. New roms come out everyday, older standby roms are update daily even have a brand new "Sprint Lovers" rom that just came out the other day.
Yes the eVo 3d is a quite impressive device. Nice duel core chip, nice big 3d display and cameras and Sense 3.0.
Would love the chip, who wouldn't? But till it gets rooted and some good custom kernels get written for it that dual core clocked at 1.2ghz will be a bit of a battery hog.
I have my eVo overclocked to 1.2 and its nice and stable and underclocked with the governor set to ondemand. I get 14 hours on one charge and my eVo is crazy fast.
Nice big 3d display, neat but.... I get the filling its more of a gimmick than something that will become main stream. Plus I can not wait for all the threads on how crappy that battery life is when using the 3d display.
Yes the eVo doesn't have a 3d display but it dose have a nice crisp 4.3" display, kind of set the standard for most super phones today. And again I see 3d as more of a gimmick than something that will become standard on mobile devices.
As for Sense 3.0.... well if that's your thing awesome. But I have been noticing more and more aosp roms being released and there threads and home forums are grow just as fast.
I have to go with my boy Charlie ..... the eVo ..... Winning!!!!!
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- 06-12-2011, 08:18 PM #25
3D can be turned off, and the 4.3 on the 3D is qHD. A good majority of the evo devs will be switching to the 3D, the 3D WILL be rooted and have great things made for it.
A worthy upgrade IMO and our OG evos will reach end of life shortly after the 3d release. Its the way of the land.Some say the glass is half empty. Some say its half full. I say, "Are you going to drink that?"