Back in June, 2010, HTC released a great Android smartphone in the market, labeled as Evo 4G. Since then it became the Sprint’s flagship smartphone since it works on the 4G network of Sprint allowing users to transmit data at a very high speed rate. Initially, the phone was launched with the Android 2.1 – Eclair as the primary OS. Eventually, it got updates of Android 2.2 and the last one, Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread. These updates were the OTA updates and any user without having a PC can update his device to the latest version. These updates have fixed a few bugs found in the handset and has improved the performance of the phone as well as stability. If you are running on the Android 2.3 (Gingebread) on HTC Evo 4G, then the process below will help you out in rooting your smartphone.
HTC Evo 4G smartphone can be easily rooted by following a few steps given below. A rooted phone will certainly improve your experience of using this phone and will help you install the apps from outside the market. With the rooted EVO 4G, you will be able to install Custom ROMs, ClockworkMod Recovery and a lot of new things which you never could have installed on an unrooted smartphone. You can change the homescreen appearance by installing widgets, launchers and so on. A rooted phone lets you perform tasks on the system files as well as add new files there. For some of the handsets of HTC, there exists a single click method that allows you to root your phone very easily and faster than using any other method. Steps below elaborate to root your phone.
Root HTC EVO 4G Using One Click Method
To start with the rooting process, you will need to visit a site and download a file from there, for your Windows or Mac PC.
Disclaimer: If your phone gets damaged or bricked during the root process, then Android Lookout will not be held responsible for it. Proceed further on your own.
- At the very first, go to UnRevoked website from your computer.
- There, you will see several HTC Android smartphones, choose the Evo 4G from there and proceed further.
- Here you have to download a simple tool for your computer, choose your PC operating system and download the tool.
That’s it. Just follow the on-screen instructions and you will end up with a rooted phone. UnRevoked is a website that offers you to easily root your phone using single click method and has support for several popular smartphones from the HTC. The smartphones include:
- HTC EVO 4G
- HTC Hero
- HTC Wildfire
- HTC Aria
- HTC Desire
- HTC Droid Incredible
The above process of rooting the phone also applies to all these phones translating into no more hassle to find device specific tutorials for rooting the aforementioned phones.
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