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  1. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    We're going to break this down into four sections. Please take the time to read through, especially if this is all new to you.


    Section one -- required reading

    Read all of these, then come back. Trust me, they will give you an insight to a lot of what we're going to do here.

    http://www.androidcentral.com/how-re...new-htc-evo-4g

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...ware-root.html

    http://www.androidcentral.com/evo-4g-root-instructions

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...vo-4g-mac.html

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...ot-my-evo.html

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...-un-brick.html
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    06-14-2010 04:36 PM
  2. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Part two -- the SDK



    Now reboot your computer, and while it's booting up turn on USB debugging on your Evo:
    Menu>Settings>Applications>Development>check the USB debugging box

    When everything is booted back up, plug your phone into a high speed USB port on your computer. When Windows is finished locating the USB drivers for your phone (they were installed with HTC sync) open a command prompt inside the Android-SDK>tools folder, and type:

    Code:
    adb devices
    you should see the serial number of your Evo listed. That means you're done installing the SDK.
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    06-14-2010 04:37 PM
  3. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Part three - temp root and Rom Manager backup

    Download the PC36IMG.zip file from here http://link.geekfor.me/rootedromzip and place it on your SD card. Don't put it inside any folders, just put it on your SD card.

    Download the recovery tools from here http://link.geekfor.me/evorecovery and unzip the folder to your desktop.

    Turn off your phone, and reboot it to the bootloader by holding volume down while turning it back on. Don't let go of the volume down button until you see three Androids on skateboards.

    The bootloader will ask if you want to flash the image (the one you put on your card above). Say yes. Also say yes when it asks you to reboot after it's finished.

    When your phone reboots, take the PC36IMG.zip file back off your SD card. Leaving it there will cause problems, so don;t skip this part.

    Next download a custom ROM. I recommend RvU, cause it rocks. http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...r-support.html . Put it on your sd card, again -- not inside any other folders.

    Plug your phone into your computer, and go back to your command prompt. At the prompt type in
    Code:
    adb reboot recovery
    your phone will boot to a black screen that looks like this:

    When you get to that point, open the evorecovery file you put on your desktop and double click the recovery-windows.bat file. This will reboot your phone again, to a different recovery -- the good kind.

    Inside custom recovery, flash a zip from the sd card is what you're looking for. Select it, and choose the ROM you downloaded earlier, and flash it. When that's finished, reboot.

    Go through the setup after the phone reboots, and don't worry -- we're backing all this part up so you won't have to do it again. Once your phone is all setup, download ROM Manager from the market. Run it, and follow directions to install clockwork recovery, then back up your current rom.

    This is like gold. Keep that backup safe.
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    06-14-2010 05:21 PM
  4. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Part four - real root and recovery

    Download these files into a working folder on your computer --
    http://www.joeyconway.com/sdx/evo/troot/eng-PC36IMG.zip (rename this to PC36IMG.zip)
    ^^mirrors (thanks Beezy) http://www.mediafire.com/?m3wnmtguf4l http://www.4shared.com/file/6rfZEE0I/eng-PC36IMG.html
    xda-developers
    xda-developers
    http://www.droidaftermarket.com/kous...supersonic.img

    Unzip the flash_image.zip and mtd-eng.zip, and place the files that were inside the zips on your SD card. As always, not inside any other folders. Go back to your command prompt and enter the following:

    Code:
    adb shell
    cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
    chmod 755 /data/flash_image
    /data/flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd-eng.img
    Now copy the PC36IMG.zip (the new one you downloaded above, not any other version you may have) to your sd card, and turn off the phone.

    Note -- if you've had USB or SD card errors, see Saepak's post HERE for the fix. Thanks Saepak!

    Reboot to the bootloader by holding volume down again, just like we did above. Again, say yes when asked to flash and reboot.

    Once you're all booted up again, copy the recovery-clockwork-supersonic.img to your SD card -- you guessed it, not inside another folder.

    Back at your command prompt, type in the following:

    Code:
    adb shell
    cd /data/local
    cat /sdcard/flash_image > flash_image
    chmod 755 flash_image
    ./flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-clockwork-supersonic.img
    type it EXACTLY as above, including the ./ part.

    When your back at the #, type in reboot recovery. You'll boot into clockwork recovery, where you can use the nandroid function to restore the backup of your system you made earlier. The difference is that you can use things like root file explorer to move and delete things from the /system/ folder. Congrats.
    06-14-2010 05:24 PM
  5. vbsoulpole's Avatar
    Gbhil, for those of us that already had the Android SDK, do we need to download the Sun JRE? I've already accessed adb with the HTC sync I had from rooting my Hero. Just making sure I need this before I proceed. Thanks x 100 in advance.
    06-14-2010 07:18 PM
  6. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Gbhil, for those of us that already had the Android SDK, do we need to download the Sun JRE? I've already accessed adb with the HTC sync I had from rooting my Hero. Just making sure I need this before I proceed. Thanks x 100 in advance.
    Nope. If you can adb in, you're good to go with the SDK!
    06-14-2010 07:47 PM
  7. Saepak's Avatar
    Hey gbhil, not trying to put my post up any higher than it is, but the more peeps change the rom on their phones the more of a chance of shutting down the Sd card and USB drivers. if this is going to be a goto for everything my post about fixing it is important. The ones I found on other sites were basic and didn't give all the steps. I updated that with info from Keith Newman. I wish I could change the title of my post but I am unable to. Just a thought. No it isn't common, but it is one of those things that is hard to find when you need it. Just a thought.


    Edit: or does this new way keep that from happening with part of it being the same thing? Thanks just wondering if this keeps me from ever going through that hell again.
    06-14-2010 08:09 PM
  8. vbsoulpole's Avatar
    K, having an issue with this. I got through everything flawlessly until the very end. I flashed Fresh rom .2d and now my phone is stick in a boot loop. Any ideas here? I've never had this happen before so I'm not sure if there is a comedy remedy to it....
    06-14-2010 08:20 PM
  9. Saepak's Avatar
    @vbsoulpole
    is this the sprint screen reboot? if so then you are going to have to do a hard reset. go into boot loader, vol down to wipe storage, power button, (i believe power botton again to confirm) all out of memory. this wipes your user data. at that point it will boot. good luck
    06-14-2010 08:23 PM
  10. vbsoulpole's Avatar
    Was way ahead of you Saepak. Went into recovery, did full data wipe and cache wipe and it booted it up perfectly.

    The instructions over at XDA mention that now that I'm looking at it, should through that into the final set of instructions before flashing the nandroid recovery/new ROM.
    06-14-2010 08:30 PM
  11. Saepak's Avatar
    glad you got it.
    06-14-2010 08:31 PM
  12. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Hey gbhil, not trying to put my post up any higher than it is, but the more peeps change the rom on their phones the more of a chance of shutting down the Sd card and USB drivers. if this is going to be a goto for everything my post about fixing it is important. The ones I found on other sites were basic and didn't give all the steps. I updated that with info from Keith Newman. I wish I could change the title of my post but I am unable to. Just a thought. No it isn't common, but it is one of those things that is hard to find when you need it. Just a thought.


    Edit: or does this new way keep that from happening with part of it being the same thing? Thanks just wondering if this keeps me from ever going through that hell again.
    Done. Thanks for the heads up. Any others y'all think I should add to the first post holler at me

    But yeah, this should stop all that mess. And everyone who want's to use ROM Manager needs to do it. Next week support for hot-sd card-recovery goes away according to Koush
    06-14-2010 09:12 PM
  13. briandap's Avatar
    I got to the part where I applied the RVU 1.3.2 but now it is looping the Sprint/4G part. Any insight?

    EDIT:
    Nevermind I got it. Had to wipe the data. Seems to be working OK, doing a ROM backup now. Will let you know how it goes.
    06-14-2010 09:46 PM
  14. briandap's Avatar
    I cannot, repeat CANNOT get the flash_image file to copy to the sdcard, or to the /data directory. Help!!
    06-14-2010 10:24 PM
  15. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    I cannot, repeat CANNOT get the flash_image file to copy to the sdcard, or to the /data directory. Help!!
    (I moved these from the RvU thread)

    How are you trying to copy flash_image to the sdcard?

    It can't copy to the /data dir until it's on the sdcard, so that's expected.

    What error message do you see?
    06-14-2010 11:34 PM
  16. RamboDroid's Avatar
    Hey gbhil, not trying to put my post up any higher than it is, but the more peeps change the rom on their phones the more of a chance of shutting down the Sd card and USB drivers. if this is going to be a goto for everything my post about fixing it is important. The ones I found on other sites were basic and didn't give all the steps. I updated that with info from Keith Newman. I wish I could change the title of my post but I am unable to. Just a thought. No it isn't common, but it is one of those things that is hard to find when you need it. Just a thought.


    Edit: or does this new way keep that from happening with part of it being the same thing? Thanks just wondering if this keeps me from ever going through that hell again.
    Might i ask more details on this?... I Rooted my phone a few days ago and flashed 3 ROMs and now my SD card is all messed up its like my phone cant read it its kind of intermittent. It seems the longer the phone is on the worse it is. Ive tried reformating and even this fix [Fixed] Well looks like I killed my EVO already... (Lost SD & USB) - xda-developers but nothing helped. Is the problem that your are referencing sound like what i have going on? And is there a fix?
    06-14-2010 11:41 PM
  17. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Might i ask more details on this?... I Rooted my phone a few days ago and flashed 3 ROMs and now my SD card is all messed up its like my phone cant read it its kind of intermittent. It seems the longer the phone is on the worse it is. Ive tried reformating and even this fix [Fixed] Well looks like I killed my EVO already... (Lost SD & USB) - xda-developers but nothing helped. Is the problem that your are referencing sound like what i have going on? And is there a fix?
    Looks like they got similar issues sorted out. Can't hurt to try

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...-un-brick.html
    06-14-2010 11:43 PM
  18. RamboDroid's Avatar
    Looks like they got similar issues sorted out. Can't hurt to try

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...-un-brick.html
    Yes i did it and no help. I am getting realy frustrated. This phone isnt very fun with out a SD card. I wondered something the first ROM i flashed was Petes first BuglessBeast which did not have the Sprints OTA sd fix in it...would that have cause problems even moving forward now that i have a RvU 1.3.2??
    06-15-2010 12:11 AM
  19. Saepak's Avatar
    @RamboDroid
    Okay will try this one more time. Posted this 2 times now and it hasn't actually posted up. Dang computer.
    Okay, yeah wasn't thinking that would fix your issue RamboDroid, but it didn't hurt to give it a try. The RvU 1.3.2 has the OTA built in so that shouldn't be your issue either, but that doesn't mean that you aren't on to something. The only way, I can think of to test that theory is to go back to un-rooted and start from scratch. You can install the original RUU from here. [ROM]RUU_Supersonic_1.32.651.1_Radio_1.39.00.04.26 - xda-developers Good luck. This doesn't look like it has the OTA built in. From there you can either run the OTA, and then root your EVO or you can root and install RvU and see how it works, but I would test on the RUU first, and see if it fixes your SD card issue. Hope this info helps.
    06-15-2010 12:31 AM
  20. Saepak's Avatar
    @gbhil
    Thanks for the link in. Also are you going to sticky this sweet How-To. I am suggesting it. Thanks for the awesome info.
    06-15-2010 12:33 AM
  21. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Yes i did it and no help. I am getting realy frustrated. This phone isnt very fun with out a SD card. I wondered something the first ROM i flashed was Petes first BuglessBeast which did not have the Sprints OTA sd fix in it...would that have cause problems even moving forward now that i have a RvU 1.3.2??
    I have to suggest you go with Saepak on this one. Back the whole way to the factory RUU then take the OTA and see if it still happens. If so, back to Sprint cause that ain't the same as the issue fixed in the OTA.

    @gbhil
    Thanks for the link in. Also are you going to sticky this sweet How-To. I am suggesting it. Thanks for the awesome info.
    No problem. Like I said, holler if you think anything else needs stuck in that first post.

    And PM Cory or another mod about the stickiness pls. I don't wanna sticky my own thread.
    06-15-2010 12:45 AM
  22. Saepak's Avatar
    I do understand that gbhil. Will PM Cory shortly.
    06-15-2010 12:47 AM
  23. ToxMox's Avatar
    Ok so I had RvU 1.3.2 installed then followed from Step 4 on of this tutorial then restored my ROM Manager backup from before I did step 4.

    Now when I try to install or update from the market it just hangs at downloading and never goes anywhere. Tried wiping cache and clearing data for market to no avail.

    Any suggestions?
    06-15-2010 07:06 AM
  24. ToxMox's Avatar
    Ok I got it fixed. I did a full backup with Titanium. Then did a data wipe.
    Then I re-added my google accounts manually. Downloaded Titanium from the Market and did a restore from there. Few things I need to reconfigure but the market seems to be fixed.
    06-15-2010 07:41 AM
  25. Ky1e.YC's Avatar
    Part three - temp root and Rom Manager backup

    Download the PC36IMG.zip file from here http://link.geekfor.me/rootedromzip and place it on your SD card. Don't put it inside any folders, just put it on your SD card.

    Download the recovery tools from here http://link.geekfor.me/evorecovery and unzip the folder to your desktop.

    Turn off your phone, and reboot it to the bootloader by holding volume down while turning it back on. Don't let go of the volume down button until you see three Androids on skateboards.

    The bootloader will ask if you want to flash the image (the one you put on your card above). Say yes. Also say yes when it asks you to reboot after it's finished.

    When your phone reboots, take the PC36IMG.zip file back off your SD card. Leaving it there will cause problems, so don;t skip this part.

    Next download a custom ROM. I recommend RvU, cause it rocks. http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...r-support.html . Put it on your sd card, again -- not inside any other folders.

    Plug your phone into your computer, and go back to your command prompt. At the prompt type in
    Code:
    adb reboot recovery
    your phone will boot to a black screen that looks like this:

    When you get to that point, open the evorecovery file you put on your desktop and double click the recovery-windows.bat file. This will reboot your phone again, to a different recovery -- the good kind.

    Inside custom recovery, flash a zip from the sd card is what you're looking for. Select it, and choose the ROM you downloaded earlier, and flash it. When that's finished, reboot.

    Go through the setup after the phone reboots, and don't worry -- we're backing all this part up so you won't have to do it again. Once your phone is all setup, download ROM Manager from the market. Run it, and follow directions to install clockwork recovery, then back up your current rom.

    This is like gold. Keep that backup safe.
    I have one question here to ask here. It seems you forgot to mention back NAND here. Is that necessary? I mean, what if i want to unroot, can I restore NAND at this point if i backup it?
    06-15-2010 08:27 AM
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