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Over the past week, I’ve been working with regaw_leinad on XDA to create a better rooting method for the recently released HTC EVO 4G LTE. For all my past rooting tutorials, the actual rooting method was already developed, after which I make a video walkthrough of how to do it. This is the first time I’ve worked closely with a developer to bring a great root method to the masses. I’ve been good friends with regaw_leinad since his days back on the CDMA Hero and wouldn’t trust anyone more to bring a well developed rooter to the community.
Without further ado, here is my tutorial for how to root the EVO 4G LTE. If you have any questions or troubles, be sure to leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to answer it.
Just download, do not install or run anything yet.
.NET 4.0 – If you do not have .NET 4.0 (you need 4.0, no less) or you don’t know, download this.
HTC Drivers – If you have not already installed the HTC drivers for your EVO 4G LTE or don’t know, download this.
This guide starts by installing anything that you have not installed already.
Setting Up Your Computer
If you have not done so already, download the files you need from the OTHER DOWNLOADS section above. You need .NET 4.0 and the HTC Drivers installed on your computer.
Install each of the files downloaded by double clicking on them. Do one at at a time (double click, go through install, finish, start next one).
Rooting the Phone
Now that your computer is set up to communicate with the phone, we can start the rooting process.
NOTE: If you have used Google Wallet, you MUST reset it before rooting your phone. To do this, launch Google Wallet and hit Menu > Settings > Reset Google Wallet. You can now continue the root process.
Put phone in USB Debugging mode
Go to Settings > Developer Options
Check “USB debugging” at the top if it is not already checked.
Running the Rooter
If you have not already done so, download RegawMOD EVO 4G LTE Rooter. Make sure you download the version for your operating system, x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit).
Double click on “RegawMOD EVO 4G LTE Rooter” in the folder that you just extracted.
Plug in your phone now.
On the screen that pops up, click “Root Me!”
Click Yes to continue.
Your phone will reboot. Click OK to allow for the htc-dev automation.
After completing the htc-dev process, a screen will show up on your phone (assuming you have not already unlocked your bootloader). Click the Volume Up button to choose Yes and click the power button to select it. NOTE: This will erase your device. If you do not want to do this, select No and exit the process.
Click Continue on your computer after you have done this.
After the phone reboots, skip through the setup process and turn on USB debugging again by going to Settings > Developer options and checking USB debugging.
Your phone will reboot a few times, performing various functions (flashing recovery, doing local root). After finishing all reboots, it will boot into the phone and you’ll be rooted! Confirm that SuperSU shows in your app drawer. If it does not, just try running through this entire process again.
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