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Rooting a HTC evo

ok peeps, lets put all of this in one thread. whos done it? pros-cons.

all this sprint crap on my phone i never use and wish i could uninstall it, peep, twitter, nascar, i dont need that crap.

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If you've installed the most recent HTC software upgrade, you no longer can. HTC locked down the security holes that were being exploited to obtain root. The dev community is hard at work figuring it out, and I'm confident that with the kernel source being released today, that'll happen in short order.

That being said, I hadn't bothered rooting, because I really don't need the additional functionality. I've been satisfied with the stock ROM for now, and will cross that bridge when Android 2.2 comes out.
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I'll root when Cyanogen release their rom. Or I might just wait for Froyo.
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ya i did the update.. sounds good, i'll just be annoyed by those apps

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I rooted and put Damage Control ROM on. My battery life got worked out, and I have better reception than Brianne's stock ROM (her's is hardware version 0003 like yours).

It took about 20 minutes to root it, I've not learned how to unroot it, but it can't be that hard. Everything works perfectly for me, though I can still trainwreck the OS by loading too much untested, 3rd party crap on it.

I'm eager to get Froyo rooted on here.

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Why dont you just delete those apps?




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Why dont you just delete those apps?
Certain apps cannot be deleted.
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so much for all that open platform talk LOL




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so much for all that open platform talk LOL
Yup...all that openness allows for custom ROMs so you can rebuild the OS from the ground up.
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Use advanced app killer to keep those programs you don't want running at bay. Set it to auto kill and you're done.

You gotta love the Sprint TV though huh? All the iphone users drool when I show them motogp and wsbk races
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Use advanced app killer to keep those programs you don't want running at bay. Set it to auto kill and you're done.

You gotta love the Sprint TV though huh? All the iphone users drool when I show them motogp and wsbk races
I was in line at the city clerk for an hour to get my city sticker. Good thing I had my EVO...ended up watching the Brazil match.
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Kind of a lame attempt to dis the evo after the first video. Still a little funny but you cant top the first video.

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If you've installed the most recent HTC software upgrade, you no longer can. HTC locked down the security holes that were being exploited to obtain root. The dev community is hard at work figuring it out, and I'm confident that with the kernel source being released today, that'll happen in short order.
That being said, I hadn't bothered rooting, because I really don't need the additional functionality. I've been satisfied with the stock ROM for now, and will cross that bridge when Android 2.2 comes out.
Can't you still go back to how the phone came out of the box with toasts method? I haven't really looked since it doesn't concern me, so I'm not sure.
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I'll root when Cyanogen release their rom. Or I might just wait for Froyo.
I thought you returned yours? But I to am looking forward to Cyanogen Mod 6 or 2.2 whatever come first.
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so much for all that open platform talk LOL
It's a carrier issue. Not necessarily a HTC/Android OS Issue
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Use advanced app killer to keep those programs you don't want running at bay. Set it to auto kill and you're done.
You gotta love the Sprint TV though huh? All the iphone users drool when I show them motogp and wsbk races
Totally not necessary, and most of those apps will continue to open themselves. The EVO has more than enough ram, you shouldn't notice any performance loss. Even at some points when I have only 40mb of ram available the phone is still lightning fast.

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Myles - not worried about ram. I just don't want them draining my battery. Because of app killer my phone lasts all day without any issues.
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Myles - not worried about ram. I just don't want them draining my battery. Because of app killer my phone lasts all day without any issues.
Fosho, being rooted I haven't had to worry about battery life in a while.

There's a huge argument over whether or not to use task killers since Android OS already does it's own form of task killing. From what I understand they're a little more needed on older devices like the MyTouch and G1, especially after root when those guys are using apps2sd with 50+ apps and not a lot of available memory. Being that the EVO has so much ram it doesn't doesn't do much good to always being closing and reopening those sprint integrated apps while they run in the background. People claim it leaks rams and gets worse battery life, but it's a huge debate.

I used TasKiller on my G1 and noticed a huge increase in battery life. When I got my EVO I downloaded TasKiller and didn't really notice a difference. Then I rooted and started looking at all the battery tip threads. Now I can easily go 24+ hrs without charge.

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Debate or not the app killer works well for me. I don't want to root either because I'd rather not accidentally brick my shit. It's a simple solution that I know for sure works and works well. I've had it from day one and mopar might want to try it. Coming from an iPhone I'd rather not deal with all the fuss so I like to KISS.
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Debate or not the app killer works well for me. I don't want to root either because I'd rather not accidentally brick my shit. It's a simple solution that I know for sure works and works well. I've had it from day one and mopar might want to try it. Coming from an iPhone I'd rather not deal with all the fuss so I like to KISS.
But if you wait for the rooting procedure to be established you can then spend 20 minutes, get your phone rooted and already have a list of safe apps you can remove and wont effect your phone.

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Debate or not the app killer works well for me. I don't want to root either because I'd rather not accidentally brick my shit. It's a simple solution that I know for sure works and works well. I've had it from day one and mopar might want to try it. Coming from an iPhone I'd rather not deal with all the fuss so I like to KISS.
Actually, it's next to impossible to permanently brick the Evo. I do not remember the full technical babble behind why, but it's detailed on XDA.
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Actually, it's next to impossible to permanently brick the Evo. I do not remember the full technical babble behind why, but it's detailed on XDA.
From what I hear the only way to brick it is by using the wrong radios.

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But if you wait for the rooting procedure to be established you can then spend 20 minutes, get your phone rooted and already have a list of safe apps you can remove and wont effect your phone.
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Actually, it's next to impossible to permanently brick the Evo. I do not remember the full technical babble behind why, but it's detailed on XDA.
And This.

Putting a stripped clean ROM on there is awesome. The OS is even more responsive, and I don't have Sprint stuff draining the battery life. Though I'm doing an awesome job draining it myself with all the oddball stuff I put on the phone. It's much like a PC, in that you can be your own worst enemy due to the amount of control you have over the system.

That said, I did some really stupid stuff to the phone while rooting it, and re-rooting it, and just mucking about with it...if I didn't brick it doing the stupid shit I did, then I can't imagine how anyone else could following the rooting guides.

No joke, I starting rooting it using one method (while browsing the web), and half way through I found another method of rooting that looked more fun so I just switched methods mid-stream. Worst thing I did was forget to clean the cache between ROMs and got stuck in a boot loop. Cleaned the cash (took an extra 30 seconds) and all was well.

If I wasn't so busy actually *using* the phone...I'd figure out which 3rd party apps are memory leaking, and just *belete* them.

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How's that work for warranty purposes?
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How's that work for warranty purposes?
There's documented methods on how to restore your phone to stock, if you need to return it.
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There's documented methods on how to restore your phone to stock, if you need to return it.
I'd rather not take the chance. Works flawlessly just the way I have it so I can't see the purpose of "unlocking" or "rooting" my phone. Didn't do it to the iphone and won't do it to this phone because it's just not necessary.
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I'd rather not take the chance. Works flawlessly just the way I have it so I can't see the purpose of "unlocking" or "rooting" my phone. Didn't do it to the iphone and won't do it to this phone because it's just not necessary.
No worries then. Though, unlocking it would give you tethering if you could use it.

But if that's all you needed, just go to UnRevoked.com for a 10 second root, then download the Tethering software of your choice. You can unroot almost as fast as you root with UnRevoked.

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I looked into rooting the incredible, but i think if i do this i lose exchange support. i'm looking into this but maybe you guys know if its true.

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