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[TUTORIALS] EVERYTHING EVO - Rooting | NAND | Flashing Roms | Wipe

I know there are several methods/guides to rooting the EVO. I didn't create any of these methods. I started this because this was my first experience w/ Android and trying to root. I had some trouble because there are certain steps that are probably obvious to Android regulars or guys that did a lot of research, but it was not obvious to me.

This is written for someone who is an ANDROID n00b and has absolutely no idea where to began. If you're a PC n00b and the idea of unzipping a file is foreign to you, this thread is not for you. Just enjoy the EVO Stock. It's a great phone and you won't be disappointed. Now, if you're comfortable around a pc and can follow instructions, this guide should be helpful. I've broken down every step.

*********** F.A.Q. and Videos - See Post #1 ***********

This guide includes;
ROOTING Part I and Part II (Full Root) - Use this if you're on software version 1.32.651.1 or 1.32.651.6.
Section 1 - This part gives you basic root access.
Section 2 - This part unlocks NAND and gives you full control. There are 2 versions of Section 2. Either one works.
  • Version 1 - No PC needed. No ADB Shell needed.
  • Version 2 - Using a PC and ADB Shell


Nand Backup and Nand Restore - 2 options with Rom Manager and w/o Rom Manager
Section 3 - Rom Manager Nand Backup/Restore
Section 4 - Manual Nand Backup/Restore

ROOTING AFTER OTA 1.47.651.1 (Full Root) - Use this if your phone had the OTA done and you're on version 1.47.651.1
Section 5 - This part includes all the steps to get full root including NAND Unlock. In other words, full control.

Froyo 2.2 Rooting If your phone has Froyo 2.2 and you're on version 3.26.651.6 use the method from XDA described here ---> How to root Android 2.2 on the EVO 4G

UN-ROOTING - Use this if you need to unroot your phone for any reason.
Section 6 - Instructions to unroot your phone

Here's the steps written in Android n00b language for the PC.

**********ROOTING Part I and Part II (Full Root)**********
Thanks to toastcfh
This is for Full Root access. I dropped the instructions for partial root because they are not needed. With Full Root available, there is no need to only do a partial root. Even if all you want is permissions to load a custom rom, you'll need to have a backup in case something goes wrong and you can't use the backup if you're not fully rooted. So, follow these simple steps and you'll have everything you need.

Before you start
Before you start anything, your phone needs to be able to connect to the pc. If you haven't done so before, install HTC Sync. There is a folder on the sdcard that contains a version of HTC Sync or you can download a newer version from their site. It doesn't matter which version because you're not going to use it. We just need the drivers installed so the phone can communicate with the PC.
Next, make sure "USB Debugging" is turned ON.
Menu>Settings>Applications>Development>USB Debugging
If it's turned on, every time you connect your phone to the PC, you'll see "/! USB Debugging connected" in the notifications on the phone.

Items you'll need
1- PC36IMG.zip (Place this on your sdcard)
2- eng-PC36IMG.zip - Mirror 1 - (Place this on your sdcard)
3- Full Root files.zip - This zip contains 3 files you will extract to your sdcard (flash_image, mtd-eng.img, recovery.img)
Now you sdcard should look like this -
4- evo-recovery - Extract this folder to your C:\ drive so you should see C:\evo-recovery

5- Any custom rom you want to load. If you don't want a custom rom, then at least install the rooted version of the Sprint Rom --> here <-- (place this rom on your sdcard too)

Section 1 -
1A) Connect your EVO to the PC and select "disk drive" so that you can see your storage card from the "My Computer" window

1B) Copy the file PC36IMG.zip and eng-PC36IMG.zip to the storage card. Don't unzip it and don't put it in a folder. Just copy the files.

1C) Take the "Full Root Files.zip" you downloaded and unzip all 3 files to the storage card. Don't put them in a folder.
At this point, you should have 5 new files on your storage card as shown in the picture above under items needed.

1D) Power-off your phone by holding the power-button for several seconds. The top choice is "Power Off."

1E) While holding "Volume DOWN", push the "Power" button so the phone turns on. You don't need to hold the "Power" button, but you do need to hold the "Volume DOWN" button. This will bring you straight to the bootloader screen which says
-FASTBOOT
-RECOVERY
-CLEAR STORAGE
-SIMLOCK
-HBOOT USB

Just wait for a minute. It will read your storage card. This takes about 30secs and there is a progress bar on the top right. It's reading the PC36IMG.zip file you placed on the card.

1F) Once that's done, it says, "Do you want to start update?" Volume UP=YES Volume Down=NO. Hit "Volume UP" and then wait.

1G) Once that's done, it says, "Update Complete. Do you want to reboot device?" Volume UP=YES Volume Down=NO. Hit "Volume UP" and you will reboot.

Now just be patient. It will take a while to start up the first time, but when it's done, you'll be at the setup screen you saw the first time you turned on the device. Skip all the account setups and whatever else. You just want to get to the Home screen so you can go to the next step.

Now you're phone is partially rooted, but we're not stopping there.

Section 2 Version 1 - No PC Needed -

2A) Go to the Market and download/install EStrongs File Explorer. Just search for "EStrong" pick "Estrongs File Explorer." Then download/install Barcode Scanner by ZXing. Just search for "Barcode."

2B) Open Barcode Scanner and scan the QR code below. Select "Open Browser" then download/install. Note: This will allow you to install Android Terminal Emulator by Jack Palevich. I couldn't find it in the market, so I'm using this method.

2C) Open Estrongs File explorer. Long-press on the files to rename the file "PC36IMG.zip" --> "root-PC36IMG.zip" and then rename "eng-PC36IMG.zip" --> "PC36IMG.zip"

2D) Open "Android Terminal Emulator" that you installed in step 2B, and type the following commands. Hit Enter after each line.
Code:
su
cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
chmod 755 /data/flash_image
/data/flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd-eng.img
If you typed each line correctly, you won't see any changes, you'll just go down to the next line w/ a "#"

2E) Power-off your phone by holding the power-button for several seconds. The top choice is "Power Off."

2F) While holding "Volume DOWN", push the "Power" button so the phone turns on. You don't need to hold the "Power" button, but you do need to hold the "Volume DOWN" button. This will bring you straight to the bootloader screen which says
-FASTBOOT
-RECOVERY
-CLEAR STORAGE
-SIMLOCK
-HBOOT USB

Just wait for a minute. It will read your storage card. This takes about 30secs and there is a progress bar on the top right. It's reading the PC36IMG.zip file you placed on the card.

2G) Once that's done, it says, "Do you want to start update?" Volume UP=YES Volume Down=NO. Hit "Volume UP" and then wait.

2H) Once that's done, it says, "Update Complete. Do you want to reboot device?" Volume UP=YES Volume Down=NO. Hit "Volume UP" and you will reboot.
Skip all the account setups and whatever else. You just want to get to the Home screen so you can go to the next step.

2I) Once your back to the home screen, go back to the Market place, go to downloads, and you should still see Estrongs and Android Terminal. You need to download/install them again.

2J) Open Estrongs File explorer. Long-press on the file to rename the file "PC36IMG.zip" --> "eng-PC36IMG.zip"


2K) Open "Android Terminal Emulator" that you installed in step 2B, and type the following commands. Hit Enter after each line.
Code:
su
cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
chmod 755 /data/flash_image
/data/flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
If you typed each line correctly, you won't see any changes, you'll just go down to the next line w/ a "#"

2L) Power-off your phone by holding the power-button for several seconds. The top choice is "Power Off."

2M) While holding "Volume DOWN", push the "Power" button so the phone turns on. You don't need to hold the "Power" button, but you do need to hold the "Volume DOWN" button. This will bring you straight to the bootloader screen which says
-FASTBOOT
-RECOVERY
-CLEAR STORAGE
-SIMLOCK
-HBOOT USB

Just wait for a minute. It will read your storage card. It won't find the PC36IMG.zip file because it was renamed. When it's done searching, use "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Recovery" and "Power" button to select it.

The phone will reboot into Recovery Mode.

2N) From the list, use "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Wipe" and "Power" button to select it.

2O) In the Wipe menu you're going to use the "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Wipe data/factory reset" and "Power" button to select it, then "Power" button again to confirm. Once it's done, repeat this step so you "Wipe data/factory reset" twice.

2P) Use the "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Wipe Dalvik-cache" and "Power" button to select it, then "Power" button again to confirm. Once it's done, repeat this step so you "Wipe Dalvik-cache" twice.

Now push "Power" button to return to the previous menu.

2Q) Use the "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Flash zip from sdcard" and "Power" button to select it.
At this point every zip file on the root of your sdcard will show. Make sure you know which one you want to flash.

2R) Use the "Volume DOWN" to highlight your rom or radio file and "Power" button to select it, then "Power" button again to confirm. Sit back and wait. Mine took about 2mins.

When it's done, hit "Power" button to "Reboot system now" and enjoy your rooted EVO w/ a custom rom.

Section 2 Version 2 - Using the PC -

2A) Connect your EVO to the PC and select "disk drive" so that you can see your storage card from the "My Computer" window

2B) Rename the file "PC36IMG.zip" --> "root-PC36IMG.zip" and then rename "eng-PC36IMG.zip" --> "PC36IMG.zip"

2C) Disconnect the EVO from the USB, wait about 5seconds, then reconnect the EVO but this time select "Charge Only"
Note: Make sure you have USB Debugging turn on
Menu>Settings>Applications>Development>USB Debugging


2D) Open a "run" window by hitting the Windows key + "R" in the command line type (or cut/paste)
Code:
c:\evo-recovery\adb-windows shell
then hit "OK"

2E) In the window that opens, type (do not cut/paste this) Hit Enter after each line.
Code:
cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
chmod 755 /data/flash_image
/data/flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd-eng.img
If you typed each line correctly, you won't see any changes and the line will just repeat once when you hit enter. Each command takes a second or two.

2F) Power-off your phone by holding the power-button for several seconds. The top choice is "Power Off."

2G) While holding "Volume DOWN", push the "Power" button so the phone turns on. You don't need to hold the "Power" button, but you do need to hold the "Volume DOWN" button. This will bring you straight to the bootloader screen which says
-FASTBOOT
-RECOVERY
-CLEAR STORAGE
-SIMLOCK
-HBOOT USB

Just wait for a minute. It will read your storage card. This takes about 30secs and there is a progress bar on the top right. It's reading the PC36IMG.zip file you placed on the card.

2H) Once that's done, it says, "Do you want to start update?" Volume UP=YES Volume Down=NO. Hit "Volume UP" and then wait.

2I) Once that's done, it says, "Update Complete. Do you want to reboot device?" Volume UP=YES Volume Down=NO. Hit "Volume UP" and you will reboot.
Skip all the account setups and whatever else. You just want to get to the Home screen so you can go to the next step.

2J) Once your back to the home screen, the EVO should be connected as "Charge Only"
Note: Make sure you have USB Debugging turn on
Menu>Settings>Applications>Development>USB Debugging


2K) Open a "run" window by hitting the Windows key + "R" in the command line type (or cut/paste)
Code:
c:\evo-recovery\adb-windows shell
then hit "OK"

2L) In the window that opens, type (do not cut/paste this) Hit Enter after each line.
Code:
cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
chmod 755 /data/flash_image
/data/flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
reboot recovery
If you typed each line correctly, you won't see any changes and the line will just repeat once when you hit enter. Each command takes a second or two. The last command will reboot your phone into recovery mode.

2M) From the list, use "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Wipe" and "Power" button to select it.

2N) In the Wipe menu you're going to use the "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Wipe data/factory reset" and "Power" button to select it, then "Power" button again to confirm. Once it's done, repeat this step so you "Wipe data/factory reset" twice.

2O) Use the "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Wipe Dalvik-cache" and "Power" button to select it, then "Power" button again to confirm. Once it's done, repeat this step so you "Wipe Dalvik-cache" twice.

Now push "Power" button to return to the previous menu.

2P) Use the "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Flash zip from sdcard" and "Power" button to select it.
At this point every zip file on the root of your sdcard will show. Make sure you know which one you're using.

2Q) Use the "Volume DOWN" to highlight your rom or radio file and "Power" button to select it, then "Power" button again to confirm. Sit back and wait. Mine took about 2mins.

When it's done, hit "Power" button to "Reboot system now" and enjoy your rooted EVO w/ a custom rom.

******** Nand Backup and Nand Restore********
There are 2 options for making backups and restoring.
1) The easy method is to use Rom Manager. Install Rom Manager from the Market.
2) Put your phone into Recovery Mode and do all the steps manually.

Section 3 - Rom Manager Nand Backup/Restore -
3A) Go to the Market and download/install "Rom Manager" by ClockworkMod and then open it.
There is a free one and a donation one.

3B) Once it's opened, select "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery"

3C) Confirm your phone is an HTC Evo (CDMA)
Wait a couple minutes while it does it thing. When it's finished you'll get a "Successfully flashed ClockworkMod recovery!"

3D) Select "Backup Current Rom" and you'll have the option of naming it. Default is the Date and Time (2010-06-23-22.25.19) YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS
And that's it. Rom is backed up. If you try to flash another rom and don't like it or you make changes and mess something up, you can just restore the backup you just made and be right back where you were.

3E) To restore the Rom, select "Manager and Restore Backups"

3F) Select the Rom from the list of available backups. (You'll have the option to Restore/Rename/Delete)

3G) Choose Restore and select which parts you want to restore. All of them are checked by default.
You're choices are;
Restore Boot
Restore System
Restore Data
Restore Cache
Restore SD-Ext

Selecting all them will do a complete restore of your rom. I haven't experimented to see what the different parts do.

Section 4 - Manual Nand Backup/Restore -
You'll need to put your phone into Recovery mode first.

4A) Connect the EVO to the pc and select "Charge Only"

4B) Open a "Run" window by hitting the Windows key + "R" in the command line type (or cut/paste) then hit Enter
Code:
c:\evo-recovery\adb-windows reboot recovery
This will reboot the phone directly into Recovery Mode if you've done Rooting Part I & II

4C) Use the "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Backup/Restore" push the "Power" button to select it.

4D) Use the "Volume DOWN" to select "Nand backup" push the "Power" button to select it.

4E) You'll be asked if you want to create a Nandroid backup. Press "Power" button to confirm any other key to abort.
While it's creating a backup, it will say "Performing Backup" and show dots "....." across the bottom of the screen. It will fill-up about 3 rows of dots before it's done.
And that's it. Rom is backed up. If you try to flash another rom and don't like it or you make changes and mess something up, you can just restore the backup you just made and be right back where you were.

4F) To restore the Rom, do steps 4A-4C (skip 4D/4E) and use the "Volume DOWN" to select "Nand restore" push the "Power" button to select it.

4G) Use the "Volume DOWN" to select "HTXXXXXXXXXXX" (this will be your device #) push the "Power" button to select it.

4H) Use the "Volume DOWN" to select "BDS-XXXXXXXX-XXXX" (this will be the date of your backup) push the "Power" button to select it and "Power" to confirm it.
When it's done restoring, push "Power" twice to reboot.

******** ROOTING AFTER OTA 1.47.651.1 (Full Root)********
Thanks to SteelH

This is for Full Root access after someone has applied the OTA 1.47.651.1. If you accepted the OTA or it was done for you when you bought your phone, use this guide. To check which version you're on, go to Menu>Settings>About Phone>Software Information>Software Number. If it says "1.47.651.1" this section is for you.
If you're on version "1.32.651.1" or "1.32.651.6" then use the ****ROOTING Part I and Part II (Full Root)**** instructions in section 1 & 2.


NOTE: Yes there are a lot of steps. Read through them once before you try it. The only tricky part is step 5Q. I actually had to reboot my phone and do 5Q again because I was too slow the 1st attempt. Other than that step, it's all pretty easy.

Before you start
Before you start anything, your phone needs to be able to connect to the pc. If you haven't done so before, install HTC Sync. There is a folder on the sdcard that contains a version of HTC Sync or you can download a newer version from their site. It doesn't matter which version because you're not going to use it. We just need the drivers installed so the phone can communicate with the PC.
Next, make sure "USB Debugging" is turned ON.
Menu>Settings>Applications>Development>USB Debugging
If it's turned on, every time you connect your phone to the PC, you'll see "/!\ USB Debugging connected" in the notifications on the phone.

Items you'll need
1- eng-PC36IMG.zip - Mirror 1 - (Place this on your sdcard and rename it PC36IMG.zip)
2- Rooting OTA Files.zip - This zip contains 5 files you will extract to your sdcard (flash_image, mtd-eng.img, part1, part2, recovery.img)
Now you sdcard should have these files -
3- evo-recovery - Extract this folder to your C:\ drive so you should see C:\evo-recovery

4- Any custom rom you want to load. If you don't want a custom rom, then at least install the rooted version of the Sprint Rom --> here <-- (place this rom on your sdcard too)

Section 5 -
5A) Connect your EVO to the PC and select "disk drive" so that you can see your storage card from the "My Computer" window

5B) Copy the file eng-PC36IMG.zip to the storage card, make sure to rename it PC36IMG.zip. Don't unzip it and don't put it in a folder. Just copy the file and rename.

5C) Take the "Rooting OTA files.zip" you downloaded and unzip all 5 files to the storage card. Don't put them in a folder.
At this point, you should have 6 new files on your storage card as shown in the picture above under items needed.

5D) Select Menu>Settings>Privacy>Factory data reset>Reset phone>Erase everything
Now you're phone is being reset. Once you're back to the home screen, continue to the next step (you don't need to fill in your account info, just skip past the setup to get to the home screen)

5E) Connect the EVO to the pc and select "Charge Only"
Note: Make sure you have USB Debugging turn on
Menu>Settings>Applications>Development>USB Debugging


5F) Open a "run" window by hitting the Windows key + "R" in the command line type (or cut/paste)
Code:
cmd
then hit "OK"

5G) In the window that opens, type (or cut/paste this) then hit Enter
Code:
cd c:\evo-recovery
Now you should be a prompt that says "c:\evo-recovery>"

5H) Now type (or cut/paste this) then hit Enter
Code:
adb-windows shell
Now you should be a "$" prompt

5I) Now type (do not cut/paste this) then hit Enter
Code:
sh /sdcard/part1
If you typed it correctly, you won't see any changes and the line will just repeat once, when you hit enter.
Then you will get a message that says "power down your phone from the power menu and re-run"

5J) Power-off your phone by holding the power-button for several seconds. The top choice is "Power Off." At this point, DO NOT TURN THE PHONE BACK ON!

On your pc you should have the cmd window open and once the phone is off, you will be at the "c:\evo-recovery>" prompt again. This next step will help you later. Do it now, while the phone is off, and it will make things easier later on.

5K) At the "c:\evo-recovery>" prompt, type (or cut/paste this) then hit Enter
Code:
adb-windows shell /data/local/part2
Because the phone is off, this will not work. You should get a message that says "error: device not found"

Now turn your phone back on. Once it's on the home screen continue with the next step. You should still be at the "c:\evo-recovery>" prompt.

5L) Now type (or cut/paste this) then hit Enter
Code:
adb-windows shell
Now you should be a "$" prompt

5M) Now type (do not cut/paste this) then hit Enter
Code:
sh /sdcard/part1
If you typed it correctly, you won't see any changes and the line will just repeat once, when you hit enter.
Then you will get a message that says "visit Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Website Storage Settings panel in the EVO Internet browser app"

The website you visit doesn't matter. It just needs to be a flash site that will trigger the exploit. Here's what I used.

5N) Open the Internet browser on your phone and go to this website "www.tinyurl.com/evo1234"
Once the page tries to load, the info on the pc will change. It will say "refresh that page or reopen it, reboot and run part2"
On your phone's browser, you need to refresh the page.

Note: Some people get an error at this point that says:
Code:
/sdcard/part1: cannot create /data/app-cache/com.android.browser/BEC48C17295CAF9
F550BCD500A0A6F03
/data/app-cache/com.android.browser/DE25D64D198E4BF84672045F0EAEE6CE
/data/app-cache/com.android.browser/EAFCD74DF11E57A3571B1E4D0B768134/foo: directory nonexistant
reboot and run part2
If you get this error, check the FAQ in post #2 for "Getting an error on step 5N"

5O) In the address bar of your phone's browser, on the far right, is the refresh icon. (Looks like 2 arrows in a circle) Hit refresh.

After the page reloads on the phone, go back to the command prompt on your pc. Make sure you're prepared for 5Q before you do 5P.

5P) Now type (do not cut/paste this) then hit Enter
Code:
reboot
You're phone will reboot.
As soon as the phone turns back on, while it's still booting up and is on the "HTC EVO 4G" screen, you need to do step 5Q.

Remember in step 5K when you typed "adb-windows shell /data/local/part2" That was done so that now you don't have to type it again.
On your keyboard, you can use the "UP" arrow key to cycle through commands you previously typed in the command window. For step 5Q, you'll need to hit the "UP" arrow key until you get to "adb-windows shell /data/local/part2" that you typed earlier. Should only be "UP" arrow once or twice.

5Q) While the phone is booting up, on your keyboard hit the "UP" arrow key until you see the "adb-windows shell /data/local/part2" you typed in 5K. Once you see that, hit enter.

If you get a message that says "error: device not found" do it again. "UP" arrow once and hit enter. Keep doing this while the phone is booting up until you get a message that says "part 2 is scanning." This will not work until your phone connects to the pc. You have a very short window from the time it connects until it passes the "HTC" welcome screen. I just kept entering it over and over until it worked. I actually entered it 10x's before the phone actually connected and the command worked.

Alternately, if you have sounds enabled on your pc, you'll hear when the phone connects again and you can enter the code once it connects, but you have a small window of time.

If you miss your window, then it will just sit at the "part 2 is scanning" for a long time and your phone will go to the home screen.
Just power off the phone, and start again from this step. Remember to enter the code over and over while the phone is booting up.

If it works, you'll initially get a message that says "part 2 is scanning" then after a short time (mine took about 15secs) you'll get a message that looks similar to this
Code:
/app-cache/com.android.browser/BEC48C17295CAF9F550BCD500A0A6F03/.foo.PWsZ8k
crw-rw-rw- root     root      90,   2 2010-07-05 19:37 mtd1
That was the hard part. The rest is easy.

5R) Now type (or cut/paste this) then hit Enter
Code:
adb-windows shell
Now you should be a "$" prompt

5S) Now type (do not cut/paste this) Hit Enter after each line.
Code:
cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/local/flash_image
chmod 755 /data/local/flash_image
/data/local/flash_image misc /sdcard/mtd-eng.img
If you typed each line correctly, you won't see any changes and the line will just repeat once when you hit enter. Each command takes a second or two.

5T) Power-off your phone by holding the power-button for several seconds. The top choice is "Power Off."

5U) While holding "Volume DOWN", push the "Power" button so the phone turns on. You don't need to hold the "Power" button, but you do need to hold the "Volume DOWN" button. This will bring you straight to the bootloader screen which says
-FASTBOOT
-RECOVERY
-CLEAR STORAGE
-SIMLOCK
-HBOOT USB

Just wait for a minute. It will read your storage card. This takes about 30secs and there is a progress bar on the top right. It's reading the PC36IMG.zip file you placed on the card.

5V) Once that's done, it says, "Do you want to start update?" Volume UP=YES Volume Down=NO. Hit "Volume UP" and then wait.

5W) Once that's done, it says, "Update Complete. Do you want to reboot device?" Volume UP=YES Volume Down=NO. Hit "Volume UP" and you will reboot.

5X) Once your back to the home screen, the EVO should be connected as "Charge Only"
Note: Make sure you have USB Debugging turn on
Menu>Settings>Applications>Development>USB Debugging


5Y) Open a "run" window by hitting the Windows key + "R" in the command line type (or cut/paste)
Code:
c:\evo-recovery\adb-windows shell
then hit "OK"

5Z) In the window that opens, type (do not cut/paste this) Hit Enter after each line.
Code:
cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
chmod 755 /data/flash_image
/data/flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
reboot recovery
If you typed each line correctly, you won't see any changes and the line will just repeat once when you hit enter. Each command takes a second or two. The last command will reboot your phone into recovery mode.

5AA) From the list, use "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Wipe" and "Power" button to select it.

5AB) In the Wipe menu you're going to use the "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Wipe data/factory reset" and "Power" button to select it, then "Power" button again to confirm. Once it's done, repeat this step so you "Wipe data/factory reset" twice.

5AC) Use the "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Wipe Dalvik-cache" and "Power" button to select it, then "Power" button again to confirm. Once it's done, repeat this step so you "Wipe Dalvik-cache" twice.

Now push "Power" button to return to the previous menu.

5AD) Use the "Volume DOWN" to highlight "Flash zip from sdcard" and "Power" button to select it.
At this point every zip file on the root of your sdcard will show. Make sure you know which one you're using.

5AE) Use the "Volume DOWN" to highlight your rom or radio file and "Power" button to select it, then "Power" button again to confirm. Sit back and wait. Mine took about 2mins.

When it's done, hit "Power" button to "Reboot system now" and enjoy your rooted EVO w/ a custom rom.

********UN-ROOTING********

This information was copied from The Droid Demos page
He also has a youtube video tutorial

Items you'll need
1- Unrevoked S-On Tool
2- PC36IMG.zip

Section 6 -

Simple Instructions -
If you're comfortable with everything Android related(flashing, recovery, etc.) then its just 2 simple steps:

1) If you used Unrevoked Forever at any time, flash unrevoked-forever-son.zip from recovery until hboot shows S-ON
2) Flash the PC36IMG.zip from hboot

Detailed Instructions -
If you have used Unrevoked forever, start here
6A) Make sure you have downloaded the files linked above. Do not extract them

6B) Connect your phone to your computer via USB and change to "Disk Drive" by dragging down from the notification bar.

6C) If you have NOT used Unrevoked Forever, skip to the instructions below. If you have, transfer unrevoked-forever-son.zip to the root of your sdcard. Do NOT transfer the PC36IMG yet. It'll only cause a hassle and make this take longer.

6D) Once complete, power off the phone

6E) reboot into the recovery by holding VOL DOWN + POWER until it boots to the white screen. Then select RECOVERY.

6F) Depending on what recovery you're using, you need to flash a zip. Select the unrevoked-foreverson.zip that you just transferred and complete the flash.

6G) When complete, power off the phone. Reboot into the bootloader by holding VOL DOWN + POWER until it boots to the white screen. If it says S-ON at the top, select RECOVERY and skip to step 6I. If it says S-OFF, repeat steps 6E-6G Until it does.

If you have not used Unrevoked forever, start here

6H) Power off the phone and reboot into the recovery by holding VOL DOWN + POWER until it boots to the white screen. Then select RECOVERY.

6I) Connect via USB. There is an option for this in both Amon RA and Clockwork.

6J) Transfer the PC36IMG.zip to the root of your sdcard.

6K) EJECT THE PHONE FROM THE COMPUTER and then turn off USB in Recovery

6L) Power off the phone and reboot into the bootloader by holding VOL DOWN + POWER until it boots to the white screen.

6M) It should check the PC36IMG.zip and then ask you YES/NO to apply the update. Press VOL UP for YES

6N) Once complete, Press VOL UP to reboot.

You are now unrooted!
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Last edited by FastRX8; 11-05-2010 at 07:33 PM.
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