The HTC EVO 4G is one of the top selling phones around. HTC, Sprint and consumers all love the handset and continue to do so. But, as with all things in technology, particularly mobile, time can make a product grow old really fast.
That may not be totally the case for the EVO 4G. But we’re not seeing more people root the device, make backups and flash new ROM and kernels with them. The reason, to try and pull out all the juice its got.
As newer phones come into the market, what was the latest technology three years ago is now considered slow. It isn’t as powerful nor as fast as the newer releases. So, users are rooting their EVOs to try to get the most power from their devices.
Caution: Before going forward, be aware that rooting your phone may cause problems if it isn’t done correctly. While the warranty won’t be much of an issue not because the EVO 4G is over three years old, you may still ruin the device if you make a mistake somewhere along the process.
With that out of the way, we can now get on to the actually step by step process.
Start by downloading the bootloader from HTC’s developer site http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader. In addition to the boot loader, you’ll also need the 4G’s root package that’s available in zip format.
Once you have both files ready, extract them into your computer. Then reboot your phone into the bootloader mode. You’ll then need to choose Fastboot to be able to get the next steps done.
Once you’ve done this it’s time to connect your smartphone to your PC. Here you’ll need to run the flash recovery using the DOS prompt.
Once this process is completely click on bootloader then select recovery. This will allow you to see the EVO 4G in your PC’s explorer window. It will let you do the rest of the recovery through the sdcard.
Once flashing is done, all you need to do is reboot your phone and it will be rooted.