1. crump84's Avatar
    Exactly what the title says, if your running Gingerbread you can now temp root. I'm not posting a tutorial just a link to the thread. Big props go to Stuke00 and minneyar for finding this method.

    Working EVO Shift Temp Root for 2.3.3 OTA [7/29/2011]
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    07-29-2011 02:13 PM
  2. RayKwon's Avatar
    That's good news. Hopefully Revolutionary will support the Shift soon.
    07-30-2011 11:41 AM
  3. juggaloespada's Avatar
    SWEETNESS!!! what exactly can i do with temp root?
    07-30-2011 09:14 PM
  4. crump84's Avatar
    SWEETNESS!!! what exactly can i do with temp root?
    Basically you'll be able to use apps that require root access. So you'll be able to do things like wireless tether, take screen shots and freeze bloat.

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    07-30-2011 10:01 PM
  5. juggaloespada's Avatar
    Basically you'll be able to use apps that require root access. So you'll be able to do things like wireless tether, take screen shots and freeze bloat.

    Sent from my Gingerbread Speedy 4G using Tapatalk
    im still new to rooting so can you explain how to do this? i know its done in cmd on windows so do i just enter the commands found on the website mentioned? i already downloaded fre3evo, su 3.0 alpha7 and superuser3-beta1.apk

    also im mainly rooting to use the wireless hotspot and removed unwanted stuffs on my phone
    07-31-2011 12:37 AM
  6. crump84's Avatar
    im still new to rooting so can you explain how to do this? i know its done in cmd on windows so do i just enter the commands found on the website mentioned? i already downloaded fre3evo, su 3.0 alpha7 and superuser3-beta1.apk

    also im mainly rooting to use the wireless hotspot and removed unwanted stuffs on my phone
    Like the thread says, you need Android SDK installed on your computer and some knowledge of ADB.

    Here's a good start on how to set up SDK and ADB Beginner's Guide to Installing the SDK and ADB (Updated 3/5/11).

    You can pretty much disregard the part about using visionary or Z4, that's for the Froyo root method. Once you get that set up, you'll be ready to navigate to your ADB folder and enter the commands that are posted. I mentioned in my original post that I'm not writing a how to, mainly because I'm already fully rooted and have never done this. But if you have any questions feel free to ask, either here (I'll do the best I can to help) or in the original thread... folks here and over a XDA are generally nice and are willing to help new users, so don't be afraid to ask questions

    Just a side note - The key to any rooting is to read, read, read.. get yourself familiarized with the rooting process and what's involved.
    07-31-2011 01:55 AM
  7. liquidxit2's Avatar
    One of these days Im going to have time to perform this. I have been missing free wifi tether something fierce but time is at a premium these days.
    08-03-2011 12:42 PM
  8. crump84's Avatar
    One of these days Im going to have time to perform this. I have been missing free wifi tether something fierce but time is at a premium these days.
    I know the feeling.. But if your familiar with and already have adb set up, the process shouldn't take very long.

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    08-03-2011 01:02 PM
  9. jjeffcoat's Avatar
    So when permanent root is available, you will be able to reboot and still be rooted, I'm assuming?

    Any idea when that would be?
    08-03-2011 05:26 PM
  10. crump84's Avatar
    So when permanent root is available, you will be able to reboot and still be rooted, I'm assuming?

    Any idea when that would be?
    Perm root will give you s-off and full root, so any changes will stick after reboot. No real eta on root though. There's several people over at XDA that have tried to find a way to flash the eng bootloader, but no one has had any luck. I'm sure root will be found, just can't put a time frame on it. Best case scenario the Shift gets supported by Revolutionary.
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    08-03-2011 05:53 PM
  11. justo1013's Avatar
    ok i am fairly new at rooting, and have only rooted one device, the htc thunderbolt... so can someone please tell me what the difference is between a temp root and a perm root? like how does a temp root become unrooted? by rebooting? and is it possible to brick with a temp root? thanks in advance.
    08-05-2011 09:21 PM
  12. crump84's Avatar
    ok i am fairly new at rooting, and have only rooted one device, the htc thunderbolt... so can someone please tell me what the difference is between a temp root and a perm root? like how does a temp root become unrooted? by rebooting? and is it possible to brick with a temp root? thanks in advance.
    Temp root will only give you temporary root access. You can remove, view and alter the system but all changes will be lost after the phone is rebooted. Permanent root with s-off allows root access and all system changes to stick. It also gives you the ability to flash recovery, ROMs and kernels. There's always a chance of "bricking" your phone when you hack into it but the chances are very low. You usually able to recover from a soft brick. A true brick is when the phone cannot be recovered, this is usually a result from flashing a corrupt radio or something that wasn't intended for that particular device.

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    08-06-2011 06:02 PM
  13. firefly09111981's Avatar
    New to this so any bloatware I remove will be back after a restart?
    08-10-2011 10:33 AM
  14. crump84's Avatar
    New to this so any bloatware I remove will be back after a restart?
    From what I understand, if you use titanium backup to remove bloat then they will be repopulate once the phone is rebooted. The best way to handle bloat with temp root is use titanium backup to freeze the apps. This will not remove them from your system but it will completely stop them from running. They also will no longer be visible. If you freeze the apps they should stay hidden/disabled after reboot... And there's always the option to unfreeze. This is probably a safer method than removing the apps since you won't have access to recovery.

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    08-10-2011 11:41 AM
  15. firefly09111981's Avatar
    Thank you but man I really wish gingerbreak worked for the shift.
    08-10-2011 11:11 PM
  16. crump84's Avatar
    Thank you but man I really wish gingerbreak worked for the shift.
    You and a lot of other people. There's a ton of folks over at xda looking/hoping for root soon. Also keep your eyes on http://www.htcdev.com/. HTC is going to be releasing a unlocking tool, hopefully it will support the Shift.

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    08-10-2011 11:23 PM
  17. liquidxit2's Avatar
    I hope they do. I really like my shift and I really cannot afford another phone for a long time and I need root right meow!
    08-12-2011 10:00 AM
  18. Maxwellg15's Avatar
    with the new update out any chance of perm root?
    08-21-2011 10:11 AM
  19. greekgod1820's Avatar
    We have full root!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    09-10-2011 07:54 AM
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    09-10-2011 07:55 AM
  21. crump84's Avatar
    here's a link to the actual root thread Hboot information and downgrading - xda-developers
    09-10-2011 08:52 AM
  22. helpmefindaroot's Avatar
    ok so i have been lurking forever following the root process. IS THIS A PERM ROOT FOR GINGERBREAD OR JUST A WAY TO DOWNGRADE AND PERM ROOT FOR FROYO? I am looking for a perm root for gingerbread not a way to just go back to the old stuff. Thanks for your help.
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    09-10-2011 01:06 PM
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