1. geoandroiddaddy's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    What is the fastest way to root an original evo4g running 2.3.3??

    Gingerbreak doesnt work and unrevoked gives me the classic "is your firmware too new?" Error message. Yes i tried factory reset & installing / uninstalling htc sync. i have all the drivers.

    I just acquired this phone and i cant stand not having root access. Please help.

    Oh my computer is Vaio running vista 64bit.

    Im pretty sure this is an old topic, but i cant seem to find it. Maybe this will get rerouted to ALL THINGS ROOT. Sorry moderator!!
    04-29-2012 01:19 PM
  2. jcwxguy's Avatar
    04-29-2012 02:22 PM
  3. Lukengruven's Avatar
    If you have hboot 2.18 i think you have to use htcdev.
    Here is a link for that thread.


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    04-29-2012 03:50 PM
  4. still83fifty's Avatar
    Yeah Jcwguy is correct, you need to use Revolutionary for the Evo4g on 2.3.3, it will take literally a few minutes to complete once your set up.

    The 2.18 Hboot is comes with the 2.3.5 update, and will require the HTCDEV method, so don't update
    04-30-2012 03:47 AM
  5. geoandroiddaddy's Avatar
    Unrevoked - firmware too new?
    Revolutionary - waiting for device...
    Gingerbreak - .........
    Htc supertool v3 - ROOTED!! (Lies)

    No way for me to root. :/

    Anything else?
    05-01-2012 01:14 PM
  6. dubyasux's Avatar
    Make sure you run unrevoked as Administrator otherwise the operating system will not grant you the necessary privileges to modify the phone.
    05-01-2012 01:33 PM
  7. geoandroiddaddy's Avatar
    I did. It eternally waits for the phone. The phone charges and my computer sees it but never connects to revolutionary
    05-01-2012 03:58 PM
  8. geoandroiddaddy's Avatar
    Is there anyway i can root using odin?
    05-02-2012 09:25 AM
  9. benny3's Avatar
    go here and use this..not the supertool, you need to unlock the bootloader before you can go any further

    Welcome to HTCdev
    05-03-2012 06:06 AM