[Wanted] Up to date and tested EVO4G Rooting Guide

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    [Wanted] Up to date and tested EVO4G Rooting Guide

    If you have a guide written up, know where one is, or are willing to put one together for a sticky in this section please contact myself or another staff member - let's get the EVO Rooted here at android.net

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    Thanks - I searched and my results yielded nothing up to date, this is perfect

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    I am going to leave it as the link only for now until we get a member who is willing to support the guide for users who have questions or concerns

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    I've been typing up a "what to do after rooting" guide for n00bs, I can just add a how to root with Unrevoked section to it and have it cover all of the basics. Need a couple days to get it posted though.

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    droidhead, do you have an Evo? Here are the Unrevoked directions for the Incredible- just need someone to verify that all steps work on the Evo. If any changes need to be made, let me know but there's no need to go through the trouble coming up with another guide when one already exists.

    Quote Originally Posted by enlightened View Post
    Let's start with rooting:

    Rooting stock 2.2 using unrEVOked 3.3
    There are 2 main steps: installing drivers and running the unrEVOked 3.3 flash tool.
    THIS PROCESS NOW WORKS IF YOU ACCEPTED THE OTA UPDATE IN NOVEMBER 2010!!!

    Step 1: INSTALLING DRIVERS- THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND THE NUMBER ONE THING PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH. Read all instructions CAREFULLY before starting.

    If installing on Mac OS: No driver needed. Skip to Step 2.

    In Windows:
    1. Download and install unrEVOked modified USB Driver here: http://unrevoked.com/rootwiki/lib/ex...usb-driver.zip
    2. Uninstall HTC Sync, DoubleTwist, and DropBox from the PC. They can be reinstalled later if you desire, but for now they've got to go.
    3. Download and unzip the file (from the link above), leaving the folder Android USB Driver somewhere like on your desktop
    4. Unplug your phone from USB
    5. Power down your phone
    6. Now simultaneously press the volume DOWN button and the power button, holding till the HBOOT screen appears
    7. Now connect the USB cable between the phone and your PC
    8. The word HBOOT (blue box with white letters) will change to HBOOT USB PLUG
    9. Look at your Windows Device Manager (to open Device Manager, right click My Computer, select Manage..., select the Device Manager) and see if you already have Android Phone listed for HBOOT as shown in one of the images in the link below. If you see the Android Phone, you're ready to root and can skip the rest of this. Otherwise, you do not have HBOOT-capable drivers, and you need to install them. Windows should be looking for drivers now. At this point things may differ between XP and Vista/7.

    In XP: the New Hardware Found Wizard should appear. Tell it NOT to use Windows Update, and moving along, tell it to look in a specified location. It will pop up a file open dialog. Navigate to the Android USB Driver folder, click OK then click Next.

    In Windows Vista/ Windows 7: You might not see the New Hardware Found Wizard. Open the Device Manager (Right click My Computer, select Manage, then select the Device Manager). You will see an Android Phone node in the tree with a "caution" icon node beneath it. Right click on the caution-marked node and select Update Driver. Select NOT to look in Windows Update; instead, choose Install from a specified location. It will pop up a file open dialog. Navigate to the Android USB Driver folder, click OK, then click Next.

    Complete driver instruction list (including pictures): public:windows_hboot_driver_install [RootWiki]

    STEP 2: FLASHING THE unrEVOked 3.3 TOOL (note- website just says unrEVOked 3 even though you're actually using version 3.3. Don't be alarmed/ confused.)
    1. Start phone in normal mode
    2. Enable USB Debugging (Settings, Applications, Development).
    3. Enable Unknown Sources (Settings, Applications at the top).
    4. Enable USB "Ask Me" mode (Settings, Connect to PC).
    5. Plug in the USB cable and choose Charge Only on the phone. On the Mac you may get an error about not being able to mount, click Ignore.
    6. On Windows (only), open the Device Manager and verify that you see "Android for ADB"
    7. Get the reflash rooting tool from unrEVOked (3.3) here: unrevoked3 recovery reflash tool, v3.32 (Choose the right OS! )
    8. Run Reflash on the PC/Mac/Linux system.


    If you did everything right, and if your phone is a stock 2.2 Incredible, Reflash will come up and start the rooting process.

    Be patient! The process involves several (4) reboots and some long periods of apparent inactivity. Let it go. Wait for at least 5 minutes before deciding it has become stuck.

    How to know it worked:
    Once the Reflash process completes (5 or so minutes), unplug USB and reboot the phone. It will look normal. Open the App tray and look for the Superuser app. The app details will be blank- that's entirely normal and what is to be expected. For final confirmation, reboot the phone into HBOOT and see if it says S-OFF at the top. If so, you're rooted!

    Okay, I lied (sorry!)- one more step to go.

    STEP 3: UPDATING RECOVERY IMAGE AND CREATING A NANDROID BACKUP (complete backup of the phone in case anything goes awry later):
    NOTE: You'll already be in HBOOT (if you followed the instructions above to verify that root was successful) so do the backup now.
    1. While in HBOOT, use the volume buttons to navigate down to RECOVERY and press the Power button. The phone will appear to reboot but it will end up in the ClockWorkMod recovery screen.
    2. From now on use the trackball on the Incredible to scroll through options. Move to Backup and Restore, then select. This will show the Backup and Restore menu.
    3. Move to and select Backup to begin the process, which will take a few minutes.
    4. When the backup completes (several minutes- patience!) press the power button to return to the main ClockWorkMod menu
    5. Navigate to Reboot System, go.
    6. The phone should reboot into normal mode once backup is completed. Enjoy your phone!


    ---------------------------------------------------------
    BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR PHONE (such as flashing ROMs, kernels, etc.) please do lots of research so you know what you're getting into, which options work best for you, etc.

    UnrEVOked 3.3 is an all-in-one tool; YOU DO NOT NEED TO RUN UNREVOKED FOREVER after rooting.
    ***Security is turned off (S-off) by default when using this tool on the Incredible so there is nothing more that needs to be done. (Not sure if this is true for Evo)

    credit and huge thanks go to Bob Denny and unrEVOked

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhead View Post
    I've been typing up a "what to do after rooting" guide for n00bs, I can just add a how to root with Unrevoked section to it and have it cover all of the basics. Need a couple days to get it posted though.
    A working guide would be great, whether it is done from scratch or another modified to work with the EVO - I guess the community concern is to have some support behind the guide, that's why I didn't bring the XDA guide over, as thorough as it is I personally couldn't support it - any work you can put into this would be greatly appreciated

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    Goto unrevoked.com click the evo pic download unrevoked3 then click more info under the forever tab and download the drivers. Then turn your phone off and hold the power button and vol down. Once it comes up give it like 30 secs then it should try to flash an image file then goto hboot usb press the power button it should change to hboot plug in then right click my computer and goto preferences and goto devices.(btw you should have your evo plugged into a computer) then in the list you should see android or android 1.0. Double click on it and install drivers. Choose to browse for the files and click the folder with the drivers you downloaded. (Extract them since I forgot to mention that step) then after that's done reboot your phone and when it comes up goto settings and applications then development and turn on usb debugging and stay awake. Then run the unrevoked file you downloaded and wait til it says done and you should be rooted download rom manager flash clockworkmod recovery and your ready to start flashing roms

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    Not sure if this post is necessary but I used this guide on my Evo: [TUTORIAL] How To Root The HTC EVO ~ Part-1 \0/ - xda-developers.

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