EVO root

Now that some pre-orders are getting filled and the EVO 4G LTE is in the hands of Android fans, it was just a matter of time before it got rooted. It's a pretty simple affair, using the same exploit as the Transformer Prime after the Ice Cream Sandwich update. It's pretty simple -- install drivers if needed, then run a small script. The end result is a rooted EVO, which makes us all warm and fuzzy inside. Of course since it's brand new there won't be much happening on the ROM and hacking front, but that will soon change.

As always, be careful and think about what you're planning on doing, because the developers can't be responsible for the things you might do. Now that you've been sufficiently warned, hit the link and check it out.

How to root your HTC EVO 4G LTE

 

 
There are 24 comments

iamfuze says:

The timing can't be any more perfect! Just got mine a couple of hours ago.

kinster02 says:

This is the same day that they figured out how to unlock the bootloader on the One X.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/24/3041754/att-htc-one-x-bootloader-unlocked

Klotz says:

Been loving my new Evo. Think this one's gonna stay stock.

mhmmdy123 says:

Smart man.... Rooting your phone, shows how much you dislike your phone.

briankurtz79 says:

That is just a horribly ignorant comment.

l00natic71 says:

I think that your statement is horribly ignorant. Rooting your phone is done to change something. If you are happy with what it is, then why root? You are happy with the phone as is, there isn't a need to root. This doesn't mean that everyone is happy with it.

bsannes says:

Well that is not true for every case, some people root to reload apps with all their data intact so they don't have to start from scratch. Also some people root because they want to try new stuff nothing about not liking the phone.

No it doesn't. You have a lot to learn about rooting. Plenty of people root their phone for the ability to make nandroid backups alone.

Rooting only unlocks what a stock device can do.

MthII says:

Lmao, you have no clue as to what rooting us actually for. Either that or you're trolling. Either way, you're still clueless.

r1fo says:

Would this make google wallet not work?

Not necessarily. Just because a phone is rooted doesn't mean you have to grant all apps root access.

The phone that was used to take the photo of this Evo is reflected in the glass of the Evo (bottom right). Please tell me that's not an iPhone?!

getitoutme2 says:

Looks like a Samsung, so ... almost. :)

tb21666 says:

looks like a Galaxy Note to me.. in the reflection, I mean. A White one even! 8-)

The camera is in the middle, how is that an iPhone??

PWC Realtor says:

the burning question is will tethering on LTE work or will Sprint find a way to lock it out on their end?

The REAL question is doesn't Sprint need to turn on some LTE first? Ha!

zedomax says:

That's so awesome, that's my hand! lol. thx for posting this guys!

Crispy says:

Great news. But this doesn't give S-OFF, right?

midmofan says:

Keep bumping this until we find out!

jharre08 says:

Yeah, how is this question not answered in the article? Sheesh

itsthedaubs says:

Nope no s-off, see the bottom of the first page on this thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1671577

dakidd says:

Im stuck.....ive had my 4g lte since 8am yesterday and Im still using my og evo.....i dont wanna let it go...i did root the lte for obvious reasons but I cant seem to bid my og evo good bye

Klotz says:

Its just a phone.You may have attachment issues.