Perma-Root Created for HTC EVO Shift

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    Perma-Root Created for HTC EVO Shift


    The XDA-Developers have worked their magic again and created a Permanent Root for the brand spanking new HTC EVO Shift for Sprint. Use with extra caution. Although it isn't too terribly complicated you can 'brick' your phone, so follow the directions precisely. If you try it out... let us Know what you think in the forums. Here's a detailed description with a link to the downloads at the bottom:
    Step 1
    ok download this file and extract it to the root of your sdcard
    www.thebcblends.com/shift/Shift-root.zip

    Step 2
    make sure you have adb properly setup on your computer before continuing
    temp root using either visionary or z4root
    open up command prompt and cd to your sdk platform-tools directory
    then type adb shell then su
    if you havent already u must press allow on your device to enable su perms

    Step 3
    check the md5sum of both of the files to make sure they match
    Code:

    md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_orig.bin

    Code:

    md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_eng.nb0

    386c19451e8dd18f9b98fad6b11be4c0 hboot_orig.bin
    60ec1006e6ec2e8acb370d6aad35b17e hboot_eng.nb0

    if these do not match do not continue redownload the files then check the md5's again

    Step 4
    Flash the eng spl!!! (dangerous part)
    make sure these commands are exact or you could risk bricking your phone!!!
    now you should still be in adb shell with root permissions
    runs this command and DO NOTT!! reboot till I tell you to
    Code:

    dd if=/sdcard/Shift/hboot_eng.nb0 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18

    you just flashed the eng spl!!! now lets make sure it took

    Step 5
    Check the md5 of new flash hboot and restore if necessary
    run this command to pull the newly flashed hboot to your sdcard
    Code:

    dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 of=/sdcard/Shift/hboot_check.nb0

    now we check the md5 to see if it matches
    Code:

    md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_check.nb0

    it should read 60ec1006e6ec2e8acb370d6aad35b17e
    if the md5sum matches then congratulations its safe to reboot!! you can skip the next bit and continue on to step 6

    if you absolutely cannot get the eng hboot to flash right then run this to restore the stock hboot
    Code:

    dd if=/sdcard/Shift/hboot_orig.bin of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18

    then pull it to check md5
    Code:

    dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 of=/sdcard/Shift/hboot_check1.bin

    then check the md5sum
    Code:

    md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_check1.bin

    it should read 386c19451e8dd18f9b98fad6b11be4c0
    if it doesnt keep trying until it does but DO NOT!! reboot till it matches

    Step 6
    check hboot and perm root!!
    ok now reboot your phone into bootloader
    turn off phone and hold power+vol down till it boots into bootloader
    look at the top and make sure it says s off
    if so reboot the phone back into android
    put the phone into airplane mode
    temp root with visionary
    after your temp rooted then attempt to perm root with visionary (haven't tested perm root with z4 yet)
    your phone will reboot and you are now officially perm rooted any changes you make will now stick on reboot
    Recovery is coming soon!!!!!!
    Source: XDA Developers
    Last edited by dgstorm; 01-28-2011 at 12:19 PM.

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