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vailpass
10-12-2011, 03:14 PM
Should I use UNREVOKED or the Revolutionary process laid out here:
http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/395962-rooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html ?

mikeyis4dcats.
10-12-2011, 03:17 PM
I used Unrevoked.

Just updated to the Swagged Out Stock ROM yesterday...liking it a lot. Flashed MikMik 2.6 and hated it.

vailpass
10-12-2011, 03:20 PM
I used Unrevoked.

Just updated to the Swagged Out Stock ROM yesterday...liking it a lot. Flashed MikMik 2.6 and hated it.

Thanks Mikey.

I'm being told that since my Hboot=2.16 I can't use UNREVOKED. Anyone have any idea if this is correct?

mikeyis4dcats.
10-12-2011, 04:00 PM
No idea....I'm not THAT technical with regard to Rooting. I'm sure rEVOlutionary is fine...

vailpass
10-12-2011, 06:32 PM
Okay, think I have it figured out. Have to run revolutionary due to ginger.

BigMeatballDave
10-12-2011, 09:25 PM
CM7 FTW

vailpass
10-13-2011, 02:05 PM
CM7 FTW

Thanks Dave. I went with MIK2.56 for starters but will definetely flash cyanogen at some point.

BigMeatballDave
10-13-2011, 11:17 PM
Thanks Dave. I went with MIK2.56 for starters but will definetely flash cyanogen at some point.

I love cm. Guy that rooted/flashed mine told me today that CM7 has been updated. I'll probably have him flash it for me next week. I haven't learned how to do this stuff. I'm afraid I'll brick my phone.

vailpass
10-14-2011, 11:48 AM
I love cm. Guy that rooted/flashed mine told me today that CM7 has been updated. I'll probably have him flash it for me next week. I haven't learned how to do this stuff. I'm afraid I'll brick my phone.

I rooted for the first time this week, easy as pie. You make a backup (nandroid) of your phone and save on PC so you can't brick your phone.

Ocnbrze on Android Forums made a wiki for rooting ginger Evo, really helpful. Go check it out and try it for yourself, totally fun. Here is an excerpt....

here is what you do to flash a rom:
1.first you need the vr superwipe: ZZZVR_SUPERWIPE.zip. download it and put it on your card. (optional)*
2.download the rom of your choice and transfer it to your card.
3.go into recovery
4.make a nandroid backup
5.wipe dalvik cache, cache, and data
6.select install (or flash depending on which recovery you have) zip from sdcard
7.find the superwipe file and flash it.(optional)
8.find your rom and flash it.
9.reboot.

first boot will take a bit longer then normal, so be patient.


*the vr superwipe is an optional step, but i would recommend that you use it. it wipes system, cache, and boot. it wipes those three times. then it wipes the temp files and does that three times. i would not only use this tool to wipe. it should be done in addition to wiping data, dalvik cache and cache. one last thing about superwipe, this will only work with those that have support for amend scripting. only clockwork mod 2.6, amon ra 2.3, and trwp will work. so if you have clockwrok mod 3 and higher you might want to switch recoveries.

http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/395962-rooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html

SLAG
10-14-2011, 04:07 PM
Glad to see you got it rooted sorry I haven't been around as much as we just had our fourth child on Sunday and been busy with the new baby

Let me know if you need any more help

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