How to root the HTC EVO 4G


02.06.2010

How to root the HTC EVO 4G

This guide will show you how to root the HTC EVO 4G, allowing you to do almost anything with the smartphone. The procedure is easy to do and, at the end of the tutorial, you will also find instructions on how to enter the recovery mode and use it. After the process, you have the possibility to update to Android 2.2 ( Froyo ), when a rooted .zip file is available.

In order to begin, I must remind you guys that if you root the HTC EVO 4G you agree to void your warranty. In order to get costumer service, you must follow an unroot guide. Also, you will need for this an USB cable and to make sure that you have the ADB drivers set up. We will use them bellow.

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Rooting the HTC EVO 4G will erase all of your data, so please do a backup first. Also this process will allow you to flash custom ROMs, boot into the recovery mode and modify system files trough this mode. It will not allow you to write the system files while in the Android mode ( normal use ) or flash a custom recovery that can be booted into by holding volume down and powering on. So that means if you will accept an official Froyo update, the root access will be wiped. Have a little patience for a rooted version to show up. Now let’s get to the funny part.

How to root the HTC EVO 4G
  1. Download PC36IMG.zip and evorecovery on your PC.

  2. Connect the EVO to the PC using an USB cable and start the command prompt ( to do this go to Start and type in the search box “cmd.exe” then press enter). Now type in the terminal window the command bellow, followed by an enter key:

  3. adb push PC36IMG.zip /sdcard

  4. Shut down the phone. Press the “power” button and hold the “volume down” button until you see the WHITE bootloader screen. The EVO will start searching and hopefully find the PC361IMG.zip file. This will take around a minute to complete.

  5. A list will appear and then a prompting screen asking if you like to flash. Choose “Yes”.

  6. When it will finish, choose to reboot the phone.

  7. Done. That was easy, wasn’t it? Before you leave this screen you must rename the .zip file. To do this, go back to the command prompt window and type:

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

Instructions to enter the recovery mode will be added after a couple of hours. Thanks to XDA-developers for this.

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