1. Phenom's Avatar
    I have a friend who's looking to root his original HTC 4G. Does anybody have a link or video to the latest/easiest method that works? His phone is running the stock ROM.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.
    08-24-2012 12:17 PM
  2. audiman2001's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity what hboot is he running?

    Sent from my evo 4g running JB
    08-24-2012 12:56 PM
  3. Illusions's Avatar
    If updated to the latest Sprint Rom, then the method needed is here HOW TO ROOT WITH HBOOT 2.18.0001 s-on 2.3.5...+ s-off revolutionary - xda-developers
    08-25-2012 02:33 AM
  4. OperationA7X's Avatar
    The easiest way I rooted the EVO 4G's I modded and sold was flash a custom recovery, flash SuperUser.zip and done.

    Sent from my HTC Vivid WCX using Android Central Forums
    08-25-2012 08:26 PM
  5. fluffhead975's Avatar
    hello, i am stuck trying to flash recovery via cmd prompt. I have tried numerous methods with no luck. I have an unlocked evo4g 2.3.5 with hboot 2.18...Help please....
    09-02-2012 01:34 PM
  6. OperationA7X's Avatar
    hello, i am stuck trying to flash recovery via cmd prompt. I have tried numerous methods with no luck. I have an unlocked evo4g 2.3.5 with hboot 2.18...Help please....
    I keep telling people the easiest way to flash a recovery on an EVO, but no one listens...it doesn't matter the HBOOT as far as I'm concerned. Here are the easy steps:

    (If you or anyone has already unlocked the bootloader, just skip this part.)

    -Unlock the bootloader at HTCdev - Unlock Bootloader (Just follow the instructions, also select "All Other Supported Models", gotta also be registered.)

    Here's a link from yours truly from my Dropbox the 3 files you'll need. Just put these in a folder on your desktop so you can easily do the commands:

    http://db.tt/2Zg3UeCw

    (UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER WILL WIPE DATA/FACTORY RESET, just a heads up.)

    After you have unlocked the bootloader, just boot into fastboot and open the folders with the 3 files I have provided and hold down Shift and then Right Click inside the window and select "Open Command Prompt Here".

    Once the window is open, flash the recovery that I will be providing, I use this one, pretty reliable, so yeah, I didn't make it, but I'm sharing it.

    http://db.tt/ZO0BVvBi

    After you have this file, you need to place it in the same folder as the ADB files, and you cold rename it to "recovery.img" if you wish or leave it unaltered. Then, just type the commands that I say:

    Fastboot flash recovery "recovery-RA-supersonic-v2.3.img"

    Or, if you renamed it to "recovery.img"...

    fastboot flash recovery "recovery.img"

    and within a few seconds, you'll have a recovery!

    Also, you must have HTC Drivers installed before you do any of this, here they are from my Dropbox:

    http://db.tt/Pi0WLxUf

    And, after you've successfully flashed this recovery, you can root your phone from the recovery by flashing this SuperUser zip file, just place this zip on the base of your SD card:

    http://db.tt/n4tr8lwi

    And viola! This should take no longer than 15 minutes. Hope I helped you! Feel free to thank me if I did.

    Edit: Redid links, download away!
    09-02-2012 06:32 PM
  7. coachpelkey's Avatar
    My evo is rooted but I am scared to flash a new rom...ugh
    09-10-2012 01:15 PM
  8. moemiles's Avatar
    Ok I already unlocked the bootloader on my evo 4g 2.3.5 not lte, now how do I root , the htcdev sight brings me through the bootloader unlock procedure again, do I have to do it again
    09-10-2012 08:39 PM
  9. moemiles's Avatar
    ok recovery done now how do I just place this zip on the base of your SD card: how do you can root your phone from the recovery by flashing this SuperUser zip file, Do Idownload it to my phone, If so do I do it in the fast boot menu
    09-10-2012 09:07 PM
  10. moemiles's Avatar
    ok recovery done now how do I just place this zip on the base of your SD card: how do you can root your phone from the recovery by flashing this SuperUser zip file, Do Idownload it to my phone, If so do I do it in the fast boot menu
    09-10-2012 09:33 PM
  11. sloosecannon's Avatar
    ok recovery done now how do I just place this zip on the base of your SD card: how do you can root your phone from the recovery by flashing this SuperUser zip file, Do Idownload it to my phone, If so do I do it in the fast boot menu
    Yea you boot into recovery and select "install zip from sdcard", browse and find it, then go
    09-11-2012 08:40 AM
  12. OperationA7X's Avatar
    You are all welcome.
    09-11-2012 09:42 PM
  13. oncewaslost1982's Avatar
    flashing your superused zip file failed to root my evo.
    my phone is now unlocked but the s is still on
    09-29-2012 03:48 PM
  14. OperationA7X's Avatar
    flashing your superused zip file failed to root my evo.
    my phone is now unlocked but the s is still on
    The point of rooting is to root, not S-OFF your device... And it is the SuperUser zip folder. All it does is install the scripts into your system and installs the SuperUser app on your phone.
    10-02-2012 10:37 PM
  15. benny3's Avatar
    I keep telling people the easiest way to flash a recovery on an EVO, but no one listens...it doesn't matter the HBOOT as far as I'm concerned
    Nowadays with the newer hboots it does matter. Not all hboots support all the fastboot commands they once did making it a PITA
    tube517 likes this.
    02-16-2013 12:16 AM
  16. jeffersonondzem's Avatar
    thanks a lot man it works on mine too after days of searching and fails
    03-12-2013 09:22 PM
  17. RamonNavarro81's Avatar
    I'm new to the rooting scene obviously and before I root my galaxy s4 I wanted to try and do it on my old evo 4g. It's that a pointless thing to do?

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-25-2013 01:49 AM
  18. Frank Corrales's Avatar
    I have an EVO tried unrevoked htcdev all of it I can't use bootloader cause of Windows 8 does any1 have any ideas
    01-10-2014 12:31 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD