How to Root your HTC EVO 4G

Ready for some hacking action? The XDA-Boys have posted the following instructions on how to your,soon-to-be-purchased, HTC EVO 4G if you really feel like doing it . Remember that this will void your warranty and can potentially brick your handset if your screw up the process. But this is currently the only way to get Android 2.2 (once the port is finalised) on the EVO 4G. So you will do this at your own risk? Follow the instruction after the break:

THINGS YOU WILL NEED:

download files below:

- PC36IMG.zip

- evorecovery

INSTUCTIONS FOR ROOTING:

- Put the PC36IMG.zip on the root of your sdcard

Code:
adb push PC36IMG.zip /sdcard

- Power off the phone
- Hold volume down while powering the phone on. continue to hold volume down until you see the WHITEbootloader screen.
- After a few seconds it will begin to checking for files, and find PC36IMG.zip. while its doing this it will show a blue progress bar while its checking. (this takes 30 – 60 seconds to finish)
- It will then list all the images in the zip and ask you if want to flash. SAY YES
- When its finished it will ask you if you would like to reboot. AGAIN… SAY YES
- At this point it will boot into a rooted rom.
- YOU ARE NOW ROOT!!!
- rename the PC36IMG.zip on your sdcard:
- plug your phone into a usb port on your desktop and do:

Code:
adb shell mv /sdcard/PC36IMG.zip /sdcard/root-PC36IMG.zip

RECOVERY INSTRUCTIONS:

- Extract the evorecovery.zip to your desktop
- plug your phone into a usb port on your desktop
- In a shell:

Code:
adb reboot recovery

- this will reboot your EVO into recovery mode. at this point turn your attention to the directory u extracted the evorecovery.zip to.

Code:
For Windows XP ~~>  Run recovery-windows.bat
For Vista and Windows 7 do it as Admin

- in a shell do:

Code:
For Linux ~~> ./recovery-linux.sh

- at this point turn your attention to the phone and navigate to create a Nandriod Backup. you can now flash custom roms, write, and make changes to system.

- to flash a custom rom put the rom on the root of your sdcard. wipe data, dalvic cache and chose the option to flash update.zip from sdcard.

RECOVERY NAVIGATION:

-

Code:
Volume up/down moves through the list and Power selects.

RECOVERY SOURCE:

- http://github.com/jhansche/amonra_bo…ree/supersonic

Code:
git clone git://github.com/jhansche/amonra_bootable_recovery.git git checkout supersonic

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  • gary

    I tried rooting but I downloaded the upgrade sucks How can I root it

  • gary

    I tried rooting but I downloaded the upgrade sucks How can I root it

  • Alex

    Hey there, hope everyone’s 4th of July was great… We went to a lake in down town Orlando where the city does a fire works show every year. It was good, and the rain didn’t start until we got back to the car.

    I am interested in buying a new EVO 4G and rooting it, or even better if it’s rooted and flashed to MetroPCS, then flashing it to Metro PCS.

    I’ve been a metro customer for 3 year or so, and when I first became a metro user, I noticed that there were weak areas. Over the last couple of years, I’ve noticed the signal or calls to have less issues etc, and I’m glad to see progress; anyway, to me it’s not the end of the world if a call gets dropped, I just hit the send button twice and the call is back up & running…

    My main issue is that yes I’m a computer tech/builder at heart, but am a bit worried to start messing with a new phone that I don’t even have yet? I’ve spoken with a few people about doing this and they mentioned that the newer phones/smart phones are being designed like military hardware. From what I’ve come to understand if you make one little mistake, the hardware will brick itself, and is made this way to prevent any type of “modding” from being done…

    It would be nice if someone could walk me through the process?, or maybe someone local? I could meet up, I’m in the central FL area… I would hate to brick such a nice phone… I’m going to search youtube for some videos on this topic, I guess? Also if anyone can help me get a new EVO for a great price, I would be great full :-) Again thanks for your time in reading my post, and hope someone can help me… Chino08260826@yahoo.com

  • Alex

    Hey there, hope everyone’s 4th of July was great… We went to a lake in down town Orlando where the city does a fire works show every year. It was good, and the rain didn’t start until we got back to the car.

    I am interested in buying a new EVO 4G and rooting it, or even better if it’s rooted and flashed to MetroPCS, then flashing it to Metro PCS.

    I’ve been a metro customer for 3 year or so, and when I first became a metro user, I noticed that there were weak areas. Over the last couple of years, I’ve noticed the signal or calls to have less issues etc, and I’m glad to see progress; anyway, to me it’s not the end of the world if a call gets dropped, I just hit the send button twice and the call is back up & running…

    My main issue is that yes I’m a computer tech/builder at heart, but am a bit worried to start messing with a new phone that I don’t even have yet? I’ve spoken with a few people about doing this and they mentioned that the newer phones/smart phones are being designed like military hardware. From what I’ve come to understand if you make one little mistake, the hardware will brick itself, and is made this way to prevent any type of “modding” from being done…

    It would be nice if someone could walk me through the process?, or maybe someone local? I could meet up, I’m in the central FL area… I would hate to brick such a nice phone… I’m going to search youtube for some videos on this topic, I guess? Also if anyone can help me get a new EVO for a great price, I would be great full :-) Again thanks for your time in reading my post, and hope someone can help me… Chino08260826@yahoo.com