If you took the last OTA for the HTC EVO 4G, and have been wanting and waiting for a root method, you're now in luck.  The fellas at Revolutionary have worked out the kinks and the EVO 4G with version 2.16.0001 Hboot is now included on their list of supported devices.  You'll want to read everything carefully and make sure you understand it before you dive in, but it's a fairly easy procedure.  And if you hit a snag, there's always help in the EVO 4G forums.  Happy flashing!

Source: RevolutionaryThanks everyone who sent this in!


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EVO 4G Gingerbread update now has root via Revolutionary


Thank you Revotutionary!! I've been practicing the custom ROM thing on my Nook Color, so I'm ready to take the Root plunge.

It didnt work for me when i used the S/N from inside the back of my phone, so i tried this... after you download revolutionary, unzip it and run the program use the serial number that is given there to get your beta key...doing it that way worked great for me.

Have you seen xda lately?! People have definitely not forgotten about it. And I have a 3D saying this...

This is great. But I am already rooted and can't find a stable "sense" G-bread rom. Trusty Evio stays in a boot loop, Sprint Lover's has random reboots (may be linked to bluetooth).
Does anyone have any suggestions?

I don't do the nightly's, I have the RLS1 running. I believe it was released earlier this month. I defiantly recommend doing a full wipe, data factory reset. That makes all the difference in the world.

MikG. Best one out there IMO. Stable quick and runs sense 2.1 with 3.o apps. I've had since the first version came out. NO problems.

I never felt the need to root my EVO until I got the update and found that I couldn't. Now that I can, I don't want to. Is that screwed up or what?

Please correct me if I'm wrong but when I download I am presented with options to choose my phone type but the Supersonic is not listed. How is a key generated without this.
Tried to just run the program and was asked for the Serial #. Tried the one provided several times and it came back invalid. Has anyone gotten this to work?

the best way to go is after you download revolutionary, unzip it and run the program use the serial number that is given there to get your beta key...doing it that way worked great for me.

is this more simple then unrevoked, seems like theres more steps in unrevoked with this one you just plug it is after getting key and let it do its thing or what? a little help please.

This is very simple, I used unrevoked a year ago and this was very fast and easy. If your having trouble read the directions again.....

The HTC driver windows installs do you install it on phone or just in stall it on computer and do you need yyour phone plugged into computer during the installing

can't get to the hboot screen while holding power+vol down. i have s-off. the only way i can go into it is through revolutionary

I have a rooted Evo on 2.2 with no custom roms (first time rooting so inexperienced). How do I change that to 2.3 without loosing root or would it be easier to unroot, upgrade, and then reroot. Thanks

OKKKKKKK! Someone please PLEASE HELP!!!! Theres an update available on my HTC EVO 4.53.651.1 but i recently rooted my device via Revolutionary, can i still update my phone with the OTA update pushed through from the Sprint Network? cause ive made several attempts but it just stops in the middle of the update. If anyone is reading this with some info that could help, it would be great to hear what info you have thanks...