How to Root HTC Evo 4G LTE on Linux/Ubuntu!

Here’s how to root HTC Evo 4G LTE using Linux or Ubuntu.

For Mac, please see How to Root HTC Evo 4G LTE on Mac OSX!

For Windows, please see How to Root HTC Evo 4G LTE!

This root method will give you full root and busybox to your HTC Evo 4G LTE using Linux or Ubuntu.

Step 1. First, you will want to make sure USB debugging is checked ON under Settings->Developer options.

Step 2. Connect your Evo 4G LTE to your computer and make sure USB connection is set to “Charge only”.

Step 3. Download Evo4GLTERoot.zip and unzip, you should get a folder called Evo4GLTERoot under your Downloads directory.
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Step 4. Open up a terminal and type:

cd Downloads

chmod 755 *

sudo ./adb-linux devices

At this point, make sure you get a serial number (such as “HT24WS403473”) and “device”.

If you don’t you can try killing the ADB server then retry:

sudo ./adb-linux kill-server

sudo ./adb-linux devices

Then type:

sh runmelinux.sh

Step 5. Your Evo 4G LTE should be rooted after about 3 reboots.

Step 6. Verify you have SuperSU app, if you do you are rooted, congratulations!

All credits go to XDA users sparkym3 and Dan Rosenburg for exploit, please donate to them not me!

This is the EXACT SAME method used for Transformer Prime ICS root.

Credits – XDA

How to unroot?

You can follow our guide on How to Unroot HTC Evo 4G LTE!

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10 Responses to How to Root HTC Evo 4G LTE on Linux/Ubuntu!

  1. Floyd C. says:

    Hey, thanks for the guide, very clear. It didn’t seem to work for me. I did the process on Windows and the phone ended up with a just the wallpaper and the top taskbar, settings would not start at all. I did a factory reset and did the same process on Linux and had the same resuts. Here’s the terminal text, you will notice this is two attempts:

    floyd@M4A89GTD:~$ cd /home/floyd/Documents/HTC/Evo4GLTERoot/
    floyd@M4A89GTD:~/Documents/HTC/Evo4GLTERoot$ ls
    adb.exe adb-mac AdbWinUsbApi.dll fastboot.exe fastboot-mac runmelinux.sh su
    adb-linux AdbWinApi.dll busybox fastboot-linux runme.bat runmemac.sh Superuser.apk
    floyd@M4A89GTD:~/Documents/HTC/Evo4GLTERoot$ chmod 755 *
    floyd@M4A89GTD:~/Documents/HTC/Evo4GLTERoot$ sudo ./adb-linux devices
    [sudo] password for floyd:
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    List of devices attached
    HT25BS407026 device

    floyd@M4A89GTD:~/Documents/HTC/Evo4GLTERoot$ sh runmelinux.sh
    —————————————————————
    One-Click Root ToolKit For Evo 4G LTE!
    Script by Max Lee from HTCEvoHacks.com
    Credits go to XDA users sparkym3 and Dan Rosenburg for exploit.
    —————————————————————
    [*] This script will:
    (1) root your Evo 4G LTE on ICS
    (2) install Busybox
    (3) install SU files
    [*] Before u begin:
    (4) Make sure to read full instructions at OneXRoot.com!
    —————————————————————
    — STARTING —-
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    Start Rooting…
    reboot #1 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    reboot #2 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    remount succeeded
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    rebooting
    error: device not found
    All Done rooting Evo 4G LTE, check out HTCEvoHacks.com for more cool stuff like ROMs, hacks, tips, and more!
    runmelinux.sh: 49: @pause: not found
    floyd@M4A89GTD:~/Documents/HTC/Evo4GLTERoot$ sudo ./adb-linux devices
    [sudo] password for floyd:
    List of devices attached
    HT25BS407026 device

    floyd@M4A89GTD:~/Documents/HTC/Evo4GLTERoot$ sh runmelinux.sh
    —————————————————————
    One-Click Root ToolKit For Evo 4G LTE!
    Script by Max Lee from HTCEvoHacks.com
    Credits go to XDA users sparkym3 and Dan Rosenburg for exploit.
    —————————————————————
    [*] This script will:
    (1) root your Evo 4G LTE on ICS
    (2) install Busybox
    (3) install SU files
    [*] Before u begin:
    (4) Make sure to read full instructions at OneXRoot.com!
    —————————————————————
    — STARTING —-
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    Start Rooting…
    reboot #1 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    reboot #2 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    remount succeeded
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    error: device not found
    rebooting
    error: device not found
    All Done rooting Evo 4G LTE, check out HTCEvoHacks.com for more cool stuff like ROMs, hacks, tips, and more!
    runmelinux.sh: 49: @pause: not found
    floyd@M4A89GTD:~/Documents/HTC/Evo4GLTERoot$

  2. Rich says:

    Which file do we need to download…Evo4GLTERoot or Evo4gLTERoot2 ?

  3. bernie says:

    i get this error..

    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 578611 Apr 18 12:56 adb.exe
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 340896 Apr 18 12:56 adb-linux
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 349196 Apr 18 12:56 adb-mac
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 96256 Apr 18 12:56 AdbWinApi.dll
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 60928 Apr 18 12:56 AdbWinUsbApi.dll
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 1075144 Nov 16 2011 busybox
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 183651 Apr 18 12:57 fastboot.exe
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 127435 Apr 18 12:57 fastboot-linux
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 156592 Apr 18 12:57 fastboot-mac
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 2161 May 24 13:52 runme.bat
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 2359 May 24 13:57 runmelinux.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 2357 May 24 13:58 runmemac.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 91980 May 17 16:52 su
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 bernie bernie 568647 May 17 16:52 Superuser.apk
    bernie@bernie-SH67H3:~/Desktop/lte$ sudo ./adb-linux devices
    [sudo] password for bernie:
    ./adb-linux: error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    am i doing it wrong?

    • bernie says:

      ok.. well after installing the 32 bit stuff (sudo apt-get install ia32-libs) i got this:

      — STARTING —-
      — WAITING FOR DEVICE
      Start Rooting…
      failed on ‘/data/local/tmp’ – Permission denied
      link failed File exists
      reboot #1 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
      /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
      reboot #2 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
      remount failed: Operation not permitted
      failed to copy ‘su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
      Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
      Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
      rm failed for /system/xbin/su, No such file or directory
      link failed Read-only file system
      failed to copy ‘Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only file system
      rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory
      rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Permission denied
      failed on ‘/data/local/tmp.bak’ – No such file or directory
      3912 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.268s)
      mount: permission denied (are you root?)
      /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
      Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
      Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
      /system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
      rebooting
      All Done rooting Evo 4G LTE, check out HTCEvoHacks.com for more cool stuff like ROMs, hacks, tips, and more!
      runmelinux.sh: 49: runmelinux.sh: @pause: not found

  4. jonathan says:

    Can’t find EVO 4g LTE root file in Ubuntu…. Help….. Good vid! I want to root!

  5. Deepak says:

    I get a bunch of permission denied errors

    — STARTING —-
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    Start Rooting…
    failed on ‘/data/local/tmp’ – Permission denied
    link failed File exists
    reboot #1 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    reboot #2 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    failed to copy ‘su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, No such file or directory
    link failed Read-only file system
    failed to copy ‘Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only file system
    rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory
    rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Permission denied
    failed on ‘/data/local/tmp.bak’ – No such file or directory
    4081 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.257s)
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    /system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    rebooting
    All Done rooting Evo 4G LTE, check out HTCEvoHacks.com for more cool stuff like ROMs, hacks, tips, and more!
    runmelinux.sh: 49: runmelinux.sh: @pause: not found

  6. blknss says:

    Great vid. Very thorough. Is there a way to root an HTC sensation 4g t-mobile on Ubuntu. Iknow this post is quite dated but would appreciate a promt reply. Thnx in advance

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