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    Couple of guys over at androidforums.com have a successful clockwork mod and root for the Boost Mobile version of the Design 4G. There's also clockwork mod for the Sprint version too.
    Clockwork Mod thread------> original link down new one posted below by lifelinepc and joshua.worth
    Root file to flash from clockwork----->
    No one has tried the root zip on the Sprint version yet, and you need to unlock your bootloader from HTC's website to install clockwork recovery.
    Included some instructions below in my next post.

    Edit: Alternate Root method here
    NO CWM NEEDED!
    Last edited by dpollard55; 06-19-2012 at 08:14 AM.
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    what a|m I doing wrong with this bootloader unlocking? It just hands on waiting for device. All of my drivers up dated. Does S need to be Off.. t still says locked and when I am in my hboot it jut hangs there.

    Let me give you my info, ALL of the drivers are installed and when the phone is in HBOOT I get both hboot usb and fastboot usb ..
    Android 4.0.3
    Sense 3.6
    Software - 1.05.653.371ORD
    PRI_Version 3.42_150
    PRL 61008

    I have been having some network issues. I followed all the steps for htcdev to a tee and for some reason it just hands there saying "waiting for device" Any information you guys can help me with would be greatly appreciate. I had rooted a few phones already. The Evo, Attain, Nexus
    Last edited by jellem; 06-12-2012 at 01:47 PM.
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    In your HBoot menu you should have:
    FASTBOOT
    RECOVERY
    FACTORY RESET
    SIMLOCK
    IMAGE CRC

    First download and install the HTC Sync drivers from here
    Second unlock your boot loader by registering an account here and choosing the Evo Design Sprint model then click begin unlock bootloader
    Follow the instructions they give to unlock your bootloader.
    Third get the CWM recovery from here
    Download the PH44IMG.zip file and put it on your SD card on the phone, DO NOT UNZIP IT! Reboot the phone and hold down Power and Volume Down keys until the HTC hboot screen comes up.... the rest is automatic by the phone.
    Now remove the PH44IMG.zip from your SD card or else hboot will install it everytime you boot into it, then simply download the file Zombu2 made at where it says "Grab the CWM Zip file from HERE or use the MIRROR" and put it on your SD card then reboot holding down power and volume up, you should be in CWM recovery.... choose install zip from SD card and use volume down or up to navigate to the file you downloaded and press power to choose it, confirm installation then wait. Reboot and enjoy your rooted phone.
    That's pretty much it I think.
    Last edited by dpollard55; 06-16-2012 at 09:24 AM.
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    I can't seem to get past the bootloader unlocking, I do everything thing they say but I didnt just notice it says I need a hboot update? my HBOOT is 1.3.000
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellem View Post
    I can't seem to get past the bootloader unlocking, I do everything thing they say but I didnt just notice it says I need a hboot update? my HBOOT is 1.3.000
    Try going to settings in the phone and choose System Updates then HTC Software update.... maybe that will update your HBoot, I know they released an update for this phone and maybe thats what it was.

    Edit: Just checked my HBoot it is the same 1.3 version as yours
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    It just hands there for ever saying "waiting for device" but all of my drivers are installed, is there something I am missing ? What about the * it had for hboot needed to be updated
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    I always t hrough the htc software updates may mess t hings up .. I know when boost pushed the update for the marquee no one could get them to root
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellem View Post
    It just hands there for ever saying "waiting for device" but all of my drivers are installed, is there something I am missing ? What about the * it had for hboot needed to be updated
    Weird..... I got the same HBoot version and didn't have an issue. Try uninstalling all drivers and then installing the HTC Sync drivers, only idea I have unless someone with more knowledge than me comes along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellem View Post
    I always t hrough the htc software updates may mess t hings up .. I know when boost pushed the update for the marquee no one could get them to root
    Nah I did the update before I rooted mine.... you just can't update after
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    ok ill try
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellem View Post
    Let me give you my info, ALL of the drivers are installed and when the phone is in HBOOT I get both hboot usb and fastboot usb ..
    Android 4.0.3
    Sense 3.6
    Software - 1.05.653.371ORD
    PRI_Version 3.42_150
    PRL 61008
    Just compared my info to yours the only difference is the software version, mine is 1.10.653.271ORD so that must be what the update is.
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    I am trying to find the cwm recovery as listed in the link above the link has been removed any ideas on were to get it !
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    If you still have the image file or know were to get it that would be great I just went through the process of unlocking my bootloader just to find out that the link had been takin down from android forums
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    Ok found it here is the link

    Credit to* 2fast4u88
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    New CWM posted for all Kingdom Variants

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    ok it is not working for me i have done everything and still no root i have my recovery log file i can send to you if you can help never had any problems like this before my email is lifelinepc at live dot com

    Starting recovery on Mon Jun 18 06:08:51 2012
    can't open /dev/tty0: No such file or directory
    framebuffer: fd 3 (540 x 960)
    2FS kingdom CWM Recovery v5.0.2.8
    recovery filesystem table
    =========================
    0 /tmp ramdisk (null) (null)
    1 /recovery emmc /dev/block/mmcblk0p21 (null)
    2 /boot emmc /dev/block/mmcblk0p22 (null)
    3 /cache ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p28 (null)
    4 /data ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p27 (null)
    5 /sd-ext ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p2 (null)
    6 /sdcard vfat /dev/block/mmcblk1p1 /dev/block/mmcblk1
    7 /system ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p26 (null)
    8 /wimax emmc /dev/block/mmcblk0p25 (null)
    9 /misc emmc /dev/block/mmcblk0p17 (null)

    W:Unable to get recovery.fstab info for /datadata during fstab generation!
    W:Unable to get recovery.fstab info for /emmc during fstab generation!
    I:Completed outputting fstab.
    I:Processing arguments.
    I:Checking arguments.
    I:device_recovery_start()
    Command: "/sbin/recovery"

    ro.secure=0
    ro.allow.mock.location=1
    ro.debuggable=1
    persist.service.adb.enable=1
    ro.build.id=GINGERBREAD
    ro.build.display.id=htc_kingdom-eng 2.3.7 GINGERBREAD eng.home.20120615.075316 test-keys
    ro.build.version.incremental=eng.home.20120615.075316
    ro.build.version.sdk=10
    ro.build.version.codename=REL
    ro.build.version.release=2.3.7
    ro.build.date=Fri Jun 15 07:54:03 EDT 2012
    ro.build.date.utc=0
    ro.build.type=eng
    ro.build.user=home
    ro.build.host=home-EP45-UD3R
    ro.build.tags=test-keys
    ro.product.model=ADR6350
    ro.product.brand=generic
    ro.product.name=htc_kingdom
    ro.product.device=kingdom
    ro.product.board=kingdom
    ro.product.cpu.abi=armeabi-v7a
    ro.product.cpu.abi2=armeabi
    ro.product.manufacturer=HTC
    ro.product.locale.language=en
    ro.product.locale.region=US
    ro.wifi.channels=
    ro.board.platform=msm7x30
    ro.build.product=kingdom
    ro.build.description=htc_kingdom-eng 2.3.7 GINGERBREAD eng.home.20120615.075316 test-keys
    ro.build.fingerprint=generic/htc_kingdom/kingdom:2.3.7/GINGERBREAD/eng.home.20120615.075316:eng/test-keys
    ro.cm.device=kingdom
    ro.sf.lcd_density=240
    debug.fb.rgb565=0
    ro.gsm.2nd_data_retry_config=max_retries=3, 2000, 2000, 2000
    rild.libpath=/system/lib/libhtc_ril.so
    ro.ril.ecc.HTC-GCC=999,112,997
    ro.ril.ecc.HTC-WWE=999
    ro.ril.ecc.HTC-ELL=92,93,94
    ro.ril.enable.a52.HTC-ITA=1
    ro.ril.enable.a53.HTC-ITA=1
    ro.ril.enable.a52=0
    ro.ril.enable.a53=1
    ro.ril.disable.fd.plmn.prefix=23402,23410,23411
    ro.ril.enable.sdr=1
    ro.ril.enable.amr.wideband=0
    ro.ril.enable.dtm=0
    ro.ril.gprsclass=12
    ro.ril.hsdpa.category=10
    ro.ril.hsupa.category=6
    ro.ril.hsxpa=2
    ro.telephony.default_network=0
    wifi.interface=eth0
    wifi.supplicant_scan_interval=15
    mobiledata.interfaces=gannet0,rmnet0,rmnet1,rmnet2
    ro.opengles.version=131072
    dalvik.vm.heapsize=48m
    ro.ril.def.agps.mode=2
    ro.ril.disable.power.collapse=1
    ro.ril.update.org.acoustic=1
    net.tcp.buffersize.hsdpa=4094,87380,393216,4096,16384,110208
    net.change=net.bt.name
    keyguard.no_require_sim=true
    ro.kernel.android.checkjni=1
    ro.setupwizard.mode=OPTIONAL
    dalvik.vm.dexopt-flags=m=y
    net.bt.name=Android
    dalvik.vm.stack-trace-file=/data/anr/traces.txt
    ro.factorytest=0
    ro.serialno=HT24WMB05784
    ro.bootmode=recovery
    ro.baseband=1.11.00.0418_2
    ro.carrier=COMMON
    ro.bootloader=1.30.0000
    ro.hardware=kingdom
    ro.revision=2
    ro.emmc=1
    init.svc.choice_fn=stopped
    init.svc.recovery=running
    init.svc.htcbatt=stopped
    init.svc.adbd=running
    ro.9kramdump=0

    I:Checking for extendedcommand...
    I:Skipping execution of extendedcommand, file not found...


    Sent from my HTC EVO Design™ 4G from Boost Mobile
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellem View Post
    It just hands there for ever saying "waiting for device" but all of my drivers are installed, is there something I am missing ? What about the * it had for hboot needed to be updated
    Not sure if you've had any success since it's been several days, but I had similar issues. I tried two times to no avail, but I did two things before the third try and it worked for some reason:

    1). Factory reset--I had done the OTA update and thought this might remove it, but it didn't, so that may not have been what worked.
    2). Used a USB 2.0 cable instead of a USB 3.0 cable--I was having issues just connecting my phone in the first place in my 3.0 slot, and the 2.0 seems to work better.


    Also, I am still having issues with the process if anyone is in a helpful mood: I have successfully unlocked my bootloader and (apparently) flashed the CWM image, but I cannot boot into CWM after I have done so. I've tried re-flashing CWM, but nothing has worked so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    *EDIT: I finally got mine to work. Apparently, there is a problem with the current version of the Boost version from that forum. I had to d/l that version as well as the older version for all Kingdom variants (it ends in .2.7), then I had to take the android-info.txt file from the new one, place it in the old version, rezip and apply. I still can't get into CWM from the vol up + power coldboot, but I can get in by going into hboot and selecting recovery from there.
    Last edited by jeff62844; 06-19-2012 at 10:32 AM.
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    Alternate root method here
    NO CWM NEEDED!
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    I did finally get root via the link above Credit to Apache Thunder but my CWM recovery still does not work I can get into CWM through HBOOT or through any quickboot app but i cannot flash anything to my device via the clockworkmod
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    Does this wipe any memory? If so what kind?
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    Does this work for the sprint version too?

    Sent from my PH44100 using Android Central Forums
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    I'm trying to flash to an original bootloader for the Htc Evo Design 4g. I rooted and unlocked the bootloader but am running into problems and want to revert back to stock. Does anyone know where I can download a stock bootloader or steps on how to revert it back to stock?
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    i've been having a heck of a time finding drivers for my htc design 4g (sprint) that will recognize my phone on my windows 8 laptop, anybody have any success getting fastboot to detect the phone when in the bootloader menu?
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    All,
    I was just wondering if this root will still work. I just recently bought my phone from boost. My software info is this:
    Andriod version: 4.0.3
    HTC Sense version: 3.6
    Software Version: 1.11.653.0.710RD
    PRI Version 3.42_150
    PRL Version: 61009
    And I have more info if you need it.
    Please let me know. I would like to root my phone but do not want to cause problems with it.
    Thanks
    Chris
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    Anyone care to comment on this?

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