1. NDroid0303's Avatar
    is there anyway to root after the 7/11/12 ota update? I was rooted prior to the update but I guess it unrooted me. I went to try to re-root but non of the root methods on xda seem to be working with the new build. Anyone know of a work around or a way to get root access after OTA?
    07-16-2012 05:54 PM
  2. sabbys's Avatar
    It appears a current work-around has not been developed yet. I suggest following the progress over at xda, I would imagine someone will come up with an exploit. It seems plenty of folks are in your situation.

    sabbys
    07-16-2012 06:32 PM
  3. yankele's Avatar
    Not trying to beat a dead horse, but if you are planning to root a fairly new phone like ours, never take the OTAs as they usually (as on the OG EVO and 3VO) patch the current exploits.

    I agree with the post above, over at XDA they are working hard on this and soon they find a work around.

    Sent from my EVO LTE using Android Central Forums
    07-16-2012 07:47 PM
  4. NDroid0303's Avatar
    Not trying to beat a dead horse, but if you are planning to root a fairly new phone like ours, never take the OTAs as they usually (as on the OG EVO and 3VO) patch the current exploits.

    I agree with the post above, over at XDA they are working hard on this and soon they find a work around.

    Sent from my EVO LTE using Android Central Forums
    Yeah I dont know what I was thinking.
    07-16-2012 08:14 PM
  5. Dragon7507's Avatar
    Don't feel bad, I fell into the same pit . My newest question, would a full factory reset get the phone back to "pre update" or would it just erase the phone and keep the latest OTA? If this is the case I would just wipe my phone then restore with Titanium Backup instead of just having half the applications I have now
    07-17-2012 10:27 AM
  6. Deutch's Avatar
    I did the same thing and accepted the OTA. I usually know better because I've been rooted my Moment, OG evo, and 3D. For some reason I thought that not accepting OTA's because of killing root was a thing of the past since the bootloader can be unlocked from HTC.

    I took the OTA hoping for a multitasking fix. Stupid mistake.
    07-18-2012 01:01 PM
  7. hselomein's Avatar
    You guys have to search better, about 6 days i posted a root method. Here is the link i wont be like the guys on XDA.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...ewest-ota.html
    07-18-2012 02:18 PM
  8. Dragon7507's Avatar
    You guys have to search better, about 6 days i posted a root method. Here is the link i wont be like the guys on XDA.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...ewest-ota.html
    The thing is, that method unlocks the bootloader. I am just wanting to do a soft root for access to Titanium Backup. Not really a desire as of now to run custom roms yet.

    I am in the boat of waiting for the kind dev's to crack a new soft root method.
    07-18-2012 04:41 PM
  9. midmofan's Avatar
    Also there are many of us that had not yet rooted or unlocked at all and accepted the OTA OR will be getting the phone in the near future that will have the update on it, so need to have a good method for those phones as well.
    07-18-2012 05:56 PM
  10. kbp08tls's Avatar
    Exactly. Right now, the only way to get root if you are s-on and on the update is to unlock the bootloader, flash recovery, then flash superSU from recovery. There are no so-called "soft root" methods available.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    07-18-2012 06:33 PM
  11. digink#AC's Avatar
    The thing is, that method unlocks the bootloader. I am just wanting to do a soft root for access to Titanium Backup. Not really a desire as of now to run custom roms yet.

    I am in the boat of waiting for the kind dev's to crack a new soft root method.
    With a soft root method would i be able to make a full nand backup of my stock ROM?.. That is once a soft root becomes available.
    07-19-2012 01:14 PM
  12. kbp08tls's Avatar
    With a soft root method would i be able to make a full nand backup of my stock ROM?.. That is once a soft root becomes available.
    No.

    To make a full nand backup, you need a recovery installed.
    07-19-2012 01:59 PM
  13. cherylbaker's Avatar
    I am still a Little foggy on the teens used and what they mean.. What exactly does unlock the bootloader do? Is that the thing you get from HTC Dec? So you unlock bootloader and than flash recovery.. What does that do. Finally you said get superuser from recovery? Could you explain that..are the instructions too do this on an unlocked unrooted ota upgraded phone the same as prior to its? .. Sorry for all the questions..it has been awhile since I have done all this and things are quite different and I do not want to brick my wonderful phone

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    07-19-2012 02:41 PM
  14. hselomein's Avatar
    The thing is, that method unlocks the bootloader. I am just wanting to do a soft root for access to Titanium Backup. Not really a desire as of now to run custom roms yet.

    I am in the boat of waiting for the kind dev's to crack a new soft root method.
    My method not only unlocks the boot loader, it also installs the custon recovery, so that you can install SU to be able to root the phone. Use my method, you do not have to install a custom Rom afterwards. and then you be able to use Titianium backup and and Nandroid backup.

    for you the method would be,

    1. unlock using HTC unlock.
    2. install custom recovery
    3. install SuperUser (SU) via the recovery
    4. reboot

    now your stock sprint rom is "hard" rooted. you are correct there is no "soft" root as of now. as of now, you must unlock the bootloader to to do any type of root. if you are concerned about warranty and support. its easy to relock your phone, just a single command, sprint will serivce locked and unlocked phones. they just need it to be locked to run the RUU they like to do when you have a software issue.
    07-19-2012 03:11 PM
  15. digink#AC's Avatar
    My method not only unlocks the boot loader, it also installs the custon recovery, so that you can install SU to be able to root the phone. Use my method, you do not have to install a custom Rom afterwards. and then you be able to use Titianium backup and and Nandroid backup.

    for you the method would be,

    1. unlock using HTC unlock.
    2. install custom recovery
    3. install SuperUser (SU) via the recovery
    4. reboot

    now your stock sprint rom is "hard" rooted. you are correct there is no "soft" root as of now. as of now, you must unlock the bootloader to to do any type of root. if you are concerned about warranty and support. its easy to relock your phone, just a single command, sprint will serivce locked and unlocked phones. they just need it to be locked to run the RUU they like to do when you have a software issue.
    Will it give S-OFF? Do we even really need it with your method?

    So pretty much i can remain stock and make a full backup of my stock ROM, that way if I ever wanted to revert/unroot i wouldn't lose my stock setup?
    07-20-2012 11:05 AM
  16. digink#AC's Avatar
    My method not only unlocks the boot loader, it also installs the custon recovery, so that you can install SU to be able to root the phone. Use my method, you do not have to install a custom Rom afterwards. and then you be able to use Titianium backup and and Nandroid backup.

    for you the method would be,

    1. unlock using HTC unlock.
    2. install custom recovery
    3. install SuperUser (SU) via the recovery
    4. reboot

    now your stock sprint rom is "hard" rooted. you are correct there is no "soft" root as of now. as of now, you must unlock the bootloader to to do any type of root. if you are concerned about warranty and support. its easy to relock your phone, just a single command, sprint will serivce locked and unlocked phones. they just need it to be locked to run the RUU they like to do when you have a software issue.
    btw both links in your method are broken.
    07-20-2012 12:56 PM
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