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HTC Evo Hacks is a blog about hacking your HTC Evo 4G and 3D.

This blog is to help those of you new to Android system and HTC Evo 4G and 3D, our step-by-step guides hopefully will help you in hacking your HTC Evo 4G and 3D.

Why stick with stock Android OS when there’s a multitude of options available with custom ROMs?

For beginners, please see our HTC Evo 4G Cheat Sheet/FAQ or HTC Evo 3D Cheat Sheet/FAQ.

Also, you can now install Ubuntu on your HTC Evo 4G!

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175 Responses to About

  1. Bill says:

    Max, will you be doing anything for the HTC One that sprint is releasing? Sounds like it will be one fantastic phone.

  2. Madi says:

    Hey
    Which Rom do you recommend for installing jellybean 4.2.2 for HTC evo V 4g from virgin mobile?

    Thanks
    Madi

  3. Ballnoc34 says:

    Hello! I have an HTC EVO LTE and i ordered it from ebay and it is rooted. I can get to the screen that says tampered but it gets stuck on the “HTC quietly brilliant” screen. Is there a way around this in order to unroot the phone so I can use it? Thanks

  4. rick says:

    I have an Evo 4G LTE rooted with S-off. Using MeanBean 3.09 and have had good luck. Cyanogen 10.0 had some issues and testing 10.1. Question I have is do ROMS have to be for a specific phone or can ROMS from other models be used?

  5. Grant says:

    Rick, roms are phone specific. flashing a ROM of different phone type will result in bricking.

  6. howie says:

    can you send me a email i dont have any soc newtorks i have evo 4g and shit that had some api sent to me and cant get it stock and nomarl spy ware or crazy ex i think thanks

  7. Abbey says:

    Dear max, i wanted to install viper3d custom rom, so i followed all your instructions on how to unlock boot loader and install custom firmware. but i was successful only till i unlocked boot loader. couldn’t do any further steps because the phone starts to restart when trying to choose recovery option. now my evo 3d gsm has some niggling issues and i am unable to execute a factory reset. I have tried both ways, i.e using storage options and also using hardware keys. still phone tends to restart. help me to restore my phone to factory setting. do i need to lock the bootloader inorder to use factory reset ? Please help me.
    with warm regards
    Abbey

    • Nick says:

      Hi Abbey,

      Any luck on this problem of yours? I have an evo 4g LTE with the same (apparent) problem. I can get to bootloader, and the phone seems to work–a LITTLE buggy, but not bad– but I can’t get to recovery to perform a factory reset or install a new rom. Super frustrating. When I try to do anything through CWM Rom Manager it tells me my SD card isn’t mounted… Madding.

      Thanks, Nick

  8. M says:

    Hi,

    Looking for advice on how to get Pdroid working on an older CM7 rom — neither Pdroid Patcher nor auto-patcher seems to be effective.

    Evo 4G.

    Aloha,

    M

  9. Jonathan says:

    I am trying to restore my Virgin Mobile Evo 3D to stock after trying to flash a ROM without turning S-OFF and then getting stuck in a boot loop… I tried to install the stock RUU and the shooter re-rooted my phone but the ROM could not be flashed due to the version being older… This ended up putting me in a worst off place than the boot loop did… I am having a very hard time finding RUU shooter links that still point to valid downloads… So now I am stuck in fastboot when my phone powers up and i cannot do anything. I am looking for a active RUU shooter with the latest rom… I am giving it until this weekend before I throw my hands up and buy a new phone that I will not be happy with just to have a phone again…

    • Jonathan says:

      Update: All set!! I was able to flashboot the TWRP back onto my phone and flash the ROM… I formatted me SD card clearing everything off of it and used a new cord to ensure that my connection with the phone was not being interrupted. It took me a total of 6 days from beginning to end, but worth every aggravating minute!! Phone is running stellar and I have gone back to the stock battery because battery life is so much better with the new ROM!!

    • haris says:

      i downloaded your rom on my htc evo 3d first it run this now my htc is stuck on start and it is now downloading any rom what can i do please help me other wise my mobile is dead for me plz kindly kelp me how can i recover my mobile software

  10. Mark Mariani says:

    Max. Thanks for sharing (knowledge and skill). I am making some progress on my HTC Evo Supersonic 4G handset, but now I’ve hit a ‘wall’. Your guidance or tips (or mockery) is invited (-;

    1. I fully went thru HTC’s process to LEGITIMATELY unlock the bootloader using the tiny 1k unlock binary.
    Success.

    2. I got all the drivers to (seemingly) function on a Win 8 [64 bit] laptop, however a terminal (cmd prompt) would never recognize the phone using FASTBOOT DEVICES. This problem solved on a Win 7 [32 bit] PC.

    3. I downloaded and verified an assortment of ROMs (stock and hacks), bootloaders (CWM,TWRP,etc.).

    Using the bare essentials ‘firmware’ which is the like 8-bit NES looking colored pre-Android screen (bootloader is that the correct word?), I can mess about, rebooting to Android, bla bla, but a major issue:

    EVERY file, whether a couple meg’s .zip, like the CWM or TWRPs, as well as the .img booters, don’t load.

    ———– reads- ———– “error : cannot load 123_blabla.img ” ————————–

    Mystified, please advise. THank you.

  11. Sourabh srivastava says:

    sir i am having htc evo 4g i purchase it online for use reliance cdma sim in india… i have receivd my mobile works good.. support network and all apps but android market or google apps cant work so i use custom rom for upgrade my mobile.. all things done.mobile work fine. But my mobile will go in digital roaming mode.. i am unable to access my rim india network…. and i am unable to restore also…. wht can i do or wht file i upload tht can helpme for accessing network…. plzz tell me…. pzzz i need help…… which file or custom rom i load it on my mobile for accessing network plzz tell me…..

  12. Tom Mort says:

    I just used this method a few days ago to fully root and EVO 4G with S-off and didn’t have any problems.

    I am trying again today on another phone and am stuck on step 35. I think the first two commands are working:
    adb push flashimage /sdcard/.
    adb push mtd-eng.img /sdcard/.

    However when I try the next commands I run into problems:

    tom@tom-ThinkPad-R61e ~ $ su
    Password:
    tom-ThinkPad-R61e tom # adb devices
    List of devices attached
    HT0CDHL10299 device

    tom-ThinkPad-R61e tom # cd /home/tom/EVO_4G_Root_Files
    tom-ThinkPad-R61e EVO_4G_Root_Files # dir
    4.67.651.3.zip fastboot-linux msvcr71.dll
    adb.exe fastboot-mac mtd-eng.img
    adb-linux flashimage PC36IMG.zip
    adb-mac For\ Windows recovery-RA-supersonic-v2.3.img
    AdbWinApi.dll HTCDriver3.0.0.007.exe revolutionary
    AdbWinUsbApi.dll libcurl-4.dll revolutionary.exe
    CWM-SuperSU-v0.87.zip libjson-0.dll setup_3.0.5551.exe
    fastboot.exe mgwz.dll
    tom-ThinkPad-R61e EVO_4G_Root_Files # adb push flashimage /sdcard/
    864 KB/s (76044 bytes in 0.085s)
    tom-ThinkPad-R61e EVO_4G_Root_Files # adb push mtd-eng.img /sdcard/
    2071 KB/s (655360 bytes in 0.308s)
    tom-ThinkPad-R61e EVO_4G_Root_Files # adb shell
    $ su
    $ cat /sdcard/flashimage > /data/flashimage
    cannot create /data/flashimage: permission denied

    Note: I am running Linux Mint 16. I don’t remember if adb came with the build or I installed it from the play store, but, I only have to use adb as the command. ./adb-linux and adb-linux don’t work. I do have to use ./revolutionary though (if I ever get to that point).

    Do you have any ideas? As I mentioned, I used this method successfully a few days ago and don’t recall any problems at this step.

    Thanks

  13. Tom Mort says:

    Never Mind,

    I used CWM-SuperSU-v1.94. I opened SuperSU and enabled it. Then I went back to my adb commands. When I entered the commands in the terminal I got a prompt on the phone asking it I would grant permission. I granted permissions and everything worked. I don’t recall having to turn on SuperSU last time.

  14. haris says:

    i downloaded your rom on my htc evo 3d first it run this now my htc is stuck on start and it is now downloading any rom what can i do please help me other wise my mobile is dead for me plz kindly kelp me how can i recover my mobile software

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