12-23-2010 10:05 PM
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  1. forum_user_99's Avatar
    Hi

    I have searched, searched and searched this and other forums and I am not still getting a clear picture.

    Can my HTC EVO 4G be rooted? If so, what is the one that works?

    H/w

    Sprint HTC EVO 4g
    version 004

    SW

    3.70.651.1 (updated 12/17)
    hd boot 2.10.0001
    Radio 2.15.00.11.19
    Kernel 2.6.32.17-gee557fd
    Browser version - Webkit 3.1
    PRI Version 1.90_003
    PRL 60672


    Please help me. I have successfully rooted LG Optimus S phones and installed custom ROMs. I desperately want to root this to get a custom Rom, enable wifi tethering and remove sprint bloatware.

    Please do not tell me to search the forum.

    I have been doing this for last 2 weeks. I had the 3.30.651.3 prior to this latest update. I read several forums and there were lots of successes and equal number of failures which made me pause. There is NOT a single clear, step by step instructions for people with newer hd (2.02) version. There is conflicting information all around and it is really frustrating.

    Now that I have the latest version, I started my search again and getting overloaded with not so useful threads.

    Please help me to unlock the true potential of HTC EVO 4g.

    I appreciate your time and help
    rrob13 likes this.
    12-18-2010 04:48 PM
  2. loso00's Avatar
    12-18-2010 04:54 PM
  3. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    Wrong. He has a new hboot.

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...ew-hboots.html

    This one is correct. It works with the 2.10 hboots too.
    12-18-2010 04:56 PM
  4. imiller913's Avatar
    will this one work with my evo with the last ota update??
    12-18-2010 05:12 PM
  5. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    12-18-2010 05:28 PM
  6. RUSH's Avatar
    I wish I could say I understand all these info on how too root my phone. I guess I might be bit hesitant than anything else.
    12-18-2010 05:38 PM
  7. forum_user_99's Avatar
    Wrong. He has a new hboot.

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...ew-hboots.html

    This one is correct. It works with the 2.10 hboots too.
    This may not work because my radio version 2.15.00.11.19. It looks like this method works for everything but my radio version.
    :o
    12-18-2010 05:51 PM
  8. jwallace28's Avatar
    what exactly IS "Rooting"...?
    12-18-2010 06:40 PM
  9. RUSH's Avatar
    what exactly IS "Rooting"...?
    This might shed some light on your query. http://forum.androidcentral.com/hack...ting-here.html
    12-18-2010 06:47 PM
  10. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Holy thread crapping. Keep the replies on topic to the what the OP asked. If you have a different question please search the forums. If you don't find what you're looking for then start a new thread.
    12-19-2010 12:39 AM
  11. prittyboy203's Avatar
    I know these threads are all getting confusing I have the same situation I have rooted the optimus s and turned it to a beast lol but I have the new evo and update version and my hboot is the 2.10 and radio is 2.15.00.11.19 and I am just plain old stock but I cant grasp what method to use and I read everything and cant figure out witch I can use cuz ones for 002/003 and some people have the 002/003 but they have basebands that are the older ones and there radios are the same as ares but nothing I have seen or I'm must be thread shocked lol cuz I have not seen one that's for everything new from this update I have not tried to root at all and just want the root process for evos with this info please please post the link downloads for each file or commands or what ever we need for this to be smooth root or flat out tell I'm f#@%#*d Haha

    Hboot 2.10

    baseband ver. 2.15.00.11.19

    Kernel ver. 2.6.32.17-gee557fd

    Htc-kernel@and18-2#15

    Build num. 3.70.651.1 cl294884 release key

    Pri ver. 1.90-003

    Prl ver. 60672

    Sent By Using White EVO 4G PrittyBoy203
    12-19-2010 01:51 AM
  12. forum_user_99's Avatar
    I know these threads are all getting confusing I have the same situation I have rooted the optimus s and turned it to a beast lol but I have the new evo and update version and my hboot is the 2.10 and radio is 2.15.00.11.19 and I am just plain old stock but I cant grasp what method to use and I read everything and cant figure out witch I can use cuz ones for 002/003 and some people have the 002/003 but they have basebands that are the older ones and there radios are the same as ares but nothing I have seen or I'm must be thread shocked lol cuz I have not seen one that's for everything new from this update I have not tried to root at all and just want the root process for evos with this info please please post the link downloads for each file or commands or what ever we need for this to be smooth root or flat out tell I'm f#@%#*d Haha

    Hboot 2.10

    baseband ver. 2.15.00.11.19

    Kernel ver. 2.6.32.17-gee557fd

    Htc-kernel@and18-2#15

    Build num. 3.70.651.1 cl294884 release key

    Pri ver. 1.90-003

    Prl ver. 60672

    Sent By Using White EVO 4G PrittyBoy203
    Amen Brother,

    I am in the same boat. All the instructions seem to have equal success and failure rate.

    I am stuck till some one posts a clear, newbie, step by step guide that has proven to be working. LOL-may never happen.

    I rooted and installed thunder rom on my two LG Optimus S. I am loving it. If only I can root and install custom on this beast.
    12-19-2010 10:05 AM
  13. 2CupsWithString's Avatar
    Go to the guide thread here for the latest borked instructions!!! : http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...n-revoked.html
    12-19-2010 10:47 AM
  14. prittyboy203's Avatar
    Omg lol I am so mad at my self I wasn't even get past the cmd part to get intomy tools I forgot to do cd (c:\) then android-bla bla so I did set my ask up ahhhhh lol ok so now I know my sdk is set and my friend thanks for posting this guide its perfectly in line with everything I keep seeing but can you tell me this is the guied for this info of course i just have to be extra ******ed lol cuz I saw this thing you said at the bottom change your radio is this the one where I change the hboot and radio and makeing me downgrade then upgrade after root with flashing Rom thanks for the clear info lol

    Sent By Using White EVO 4G PrittyBoy203
    12-19-2010 12:14 PM
  15. 2CupsWithString's Avatar
    Omg lol I am so mad at my self I wasn't even get past the cmd part to get intomy tools I forgot to do cd (c:\) then android-bla bla so I did set my ask up ahhhhh lol ok so now I know my sdk is set and my friend thanks for posting this guide its perfectly in line with everything I keep seeing but can you tell me this is the guied for this info of course i just have to be extra ******ed lol cuz I saw this thing you said at the bottom change your radio is this the one where I change the hboot and radio and makeing me downgrade then upgrade after root with flashing Rom thanks for the clear info lol

    Sent By Using White EVO 4G PrittyBoy203
    Yes, this will downgrade you to the point where your phone is wide open. I'm confirming now on my device and will update the post.
    12-19-2010 12:20 PM
  16. emergenc911's Avatar
    And this method should work with a 2.10 HBoot and the 2.15.00.11.19 radio?
    12-19-2010 12:43 PM
  17. 2CupsWithString's Avatar
    And this method should work with a 2.10 HBoot and the 2.15.00.11.19 radio?
    hopefully, working it out right now.
    12-19-2010 12:46 PM
  18. prittyboy203's Avatar
    What your doing that for us lol man your rock bro I hate having to do it soooo many time but your hooking us evo noobies up Haha but I have been rooting and have rooted the evo old and easy unrevoked way 5 months ago and all other android phones since g1 days and I had the impression you couldn't downgrade your radio I remember doing this same process on the g1 and then using telnet to catch root wow old days man old days i am waiting on your word and can't wait to try all this great info you and all the people who mad this possible work thank you guys lol

    Sent By Using White EVO 4G PrittyBoy203
    12-19-2010 12:48 PM
  19. emergenc911's Avatar
    hopefully, working it out right now.
    You are awesome. Let us know how it goes! Hopefully rooting for the first time today provided your method works
    12-19-2010 12:52 PM
  20. 2CupsWithString's Avatar
    This is getting all updated.. stand by.
    12-19-2010 01:46 PM
  21. 2CupsWithString's Avatar
    Ok it works, had to use z4root instead of rage against the cage but same difference in the end. made a new thread as a a guide here:

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...n-revoked.html
    emergenc911 likes this.
    12-19-2010 02:12 PM
  22. prittyboy203's Avatar
    Thanks so much for all your help on making and testing out this for everyone so can I finally use this to get back to stock and will this get the radio down cuz I know you said in the thread you where working on the radio downgrading and I have this radio so can I just throw the radio and recovery you posted on my evo with the specs i posted?

    Sent By Using White EVO 4G PrittyBoy203
    12-19-2010 11:25 PM
  23. prittyboy203's Avatar
    i think i just f@*&$d my phone up i was doing everything thing great i get to the part where you haven to change the name of the pc36img files i had downleaded or pushed the files to the phone 1 error i got was where you do the update it went fine the radio i think vibrated because when you can get to the recovey when i was able it said when i flashed the unrevoked forever file it came up with error installation aborted and showed it didnt work because of the incompatibale radio version and every time i get the phone to turn on i cant get passed the htc screen and i tryed the other instructions and i tryed to start with the file that lets yu downgrade and now i get radio vibrate and it says parttions fail and i cant get the phone to connect so i could try and ruu back to stock for some reason please help i am not stupid i stopped where i had messed up and cant do anything im pretty sure i could fix so i need someone to hold my hand lol and walk me thru the retart process of getting the phone back to turn onnot the red trying and no white screen lol please
    12-20-2010 03:57 AM
  24. prittyboy203's Avatar
    ok tryed the ruu witch i know from 3 past trys on the hero back in the day werent good with i can now make this a 4th i dont know what the f happend but it came up with error the file could not be reached and that you should try and download the file again so i gusse i used a older version and now i found the version that is for 3.70 and radio ver 11.19 and now its flashing with a triangle on every cornner and with ! in the middle and i pull the usb out and it gos to hboot but only says ruu and i turn it off and try holding the combos not a dam thing works and no i have the new ruu i cant get the dam thing to connect thru usb now :-( i think im going to have to return now and i didnt want to when even did the update i thought of swapping out someone please tell me my phone isnt shot or can tell me how to get it to connect after running a botched ruu
    12-20-2010 05:19 AM
  25. 2CupsWithString's Avatar
    OK, let me get this right - what happens when you just turn the phone on?
    12-20-2010 07:38 AM
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