HTC Evo 3D: You May Still Be Able to Get Root

HTC Evo 3D: You May Still Be Able to Get Root Unfortunately for some HTC EVO 3D owners, getting rooted isn't as easy as we all would like it to be. If you're rocking an hboot version that is 1.5 or higher, then you can only get fake root through the htcdev.com website, but not the full s-off, bootloader unlocked root that we'd all rather have. Of course, that doesn't mean that there aren't people working on that.

Well, Mobotniks, if you're rocking an HTC Evo 3D and you're on Vodaphone, there's a chance that you may yet be able to achieve full root with relative ease as there has been a method uncovered that will allow people to downgrade from the 1.5 hboot and achieve full s-off goodness.

First thing is first. You're going to have to check your CID. In order to do so, there's a simple application in the Android Market that will do it for you. The application is called CID Getter and if you're having problems finding it, simply click the link to go directly to its Market page.

Next you're going to need your Evo 3D rooted via the htcdev.com website. Lastly, you're going to need a Windows PC as this tool does not yet work on Linux or Mac computers.

Once that's done and you have your CID on hand, check it through this list of compatible CID's:

HTC__001,   HTC__032,   HTC__A07,   HTC__102,   HTC__304,   HTC__203,   HTC__E11,   HTC__N34,   HTC__405,   HTC__Y13,   HTC__016,   HTC__J15,   VODAP001,   VODAP102,   VODAPE17,   VODAP304

If yours happens to be in the list above, then you've won the lottery. Well not the real lottery, sadly, but the one that will allow this tool to work. If not, then you cannot downgrade your HTC Evo 3D just yet. No worries, they're working on it for you folks.

Choose whichever one of these tools applies to you and download it - for unbranded Evo 3Ds and one for Vodaphone Evo 3Ds. Then, plug in your phone with USB Debugging on and charging only and run Step1.exe. If you are error free afterward, run Step2.exe to downgrade your hboot version. A note from the developer states that if it hangs at the end, then it's already done. Simply pull your battery and reboot the phone.

HTC Evo 3D: You May Still Be Able to Get Root

If you get stuck here, just battery pull. No really, they said it was okay. Really.

From there you are now working with an hboot version of 1.4 or lower, allowing you to get fully unrooted with the wonderful tools found at revolutionary.io. You may now set your device upon a solid surface and do the victory dance of your choice, because you are finished. Now it's simply following the instructions the good folks at Revolutionary have given us and you'll be all the way rooted. Until next time Mobotniks!

Source: XDA Developers

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 07:34

B*ggers should just give us sudo. Or a dev mode like in MeeGo and webOS. We are "adult" enough for paying big bucks for adult toys, but g*d forbid we toy with the root pffffffffft

JoeHindy  Feb. 22, 2012 at 13:16

B*ggers should just give us sudo. Or a dev mode like in MeeGo and webOS. We are "adult" enough for paying big bucks for adult toys, but g*d forbid we toy with the root pffffffffft

Oh I agree with that. Until then, though, we gotta be adult about it and simply find a way to do it ourselves :)

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2012 at 14:00

being adult, eh? Wink - roger that

JoeHindy  Feb. 22, 2012 at 22:47

being adult, eh? Wink - roger that

:D

MrLOVER  Feb. 23, 2013 at 20:45

hi im confused in rooting my evo 3d. i don't know which steps i should take first, i just unlocked bootloader through htc dev site, now i don't know what to do,
my cid is htc__102
firmware ICS 4.0.3
phone htc evo 3d X515m
software number 3.28.401.1
hboot details are...
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*** UNLOCKED ***
SHOOTER_U PVT SHIP S-ON RL
HBOOT-1.53.0007
eMMC-boot
May 22 2012,01:06:07
---
please help meeeee

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 23, 2013 at 21:11

Okay... way too confusing for me. But read => http://josephlo.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/a-simple-guide-to-rooting-the-htc-evo3d-gsm-hboot-1-49-0018-installing-the-leedroid-v5-4-rom-and-unity3b-kernel/ READ it all, so you know the basics.
Then, if you're still unsure, post your question on XDA forums.
Usually, we can be more helpful, but the Evo 3D seems to be a special case, and I don't wanna be the one to f*ck up your phone.
Wish you good luck :)

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