How to Root HTC Evo 4G LTE!



Here’s how to root HTC Evo 4G LTE!

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

If you have software version 1.22.651.3 or higher, you will need to go straight to unlocking bootloader and rooting instead!!!

This is for Windows.

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

For Linux, please see How to Root HTC Evo 4G LTE on Linux/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. Make sure you have drivers installed for your Windows computer.  Go into device manager and make sure you have “My HTC” or some kind of “ADB” driver.

If you have “Android 1.0” with exclamation mark, manually update the drivers using appropriate Windows drivers below:

Download Drivers for 32-bit Windows

Download Drivers for 64-bit Windows

Step 4. Once you have the correct drivers installed, rooting is easy as double-clicking on runme.bat.

Download Rooting Files:

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Step 5. Your Evo 4G LTE will reboot about 3 times and will root.

Step 6. Once rebooted after rooting, verify you have “SuperSU” app and you can now run rooted apps like Android Wifi Tether.

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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166 Responses to How to Root HTC Evo 4G LTE!

  1. Gerardo Picon says:

    iam getting this:
    Rooting…
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    Start Rooting…
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    reboot #1 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    reboot #2 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    rebooting
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    All Done rooting Evo 4G LTE, check out OneXRoot.com for more cool stuff like RO
    s, hacks, tips, and more!
    Press any key to continue . . .

  2. gottie410 says:

    hi i in joy playing with the rom downloads for the rooted evo
    but would i like to know is there a way to get batter signal strength on the evo lte ???

  3. Jay says:

    Ok i have a problem I have rooted my phone but apparently i didnt back up the rom and when i turned my phone off and turned it back on it got stuck on the “HTC quietly brilliant” screen I’m completely lost from here. I have no way to get back in my phone . Please help how do i get passed this screen ?

    • HTC Evo 4G Hacks says:

      Not sure how you did that? Was that even from just rooting? I am asking because you cannot end up in bootloop while rooting only from installing another ROM. If latter is the case, you can try installing a new ROM.

    • Edward says:

      This same thing has happened to me, I tried unrooting it though to do update because I was starting to get alot of lagging and freezing. Any help with this because right now I’m out of a phone!!!

  4. blake says:

    hey its not rooting my device htc evo 4g lte help
    —————————————————————
    One-Click Root ToolKit For Evo 4G LTE!
    Script by Max Lee from OneXRoot.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 HTCEvoHacks.com!
    —————————————————————
    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Please hit Enter when ready.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Rooting…
    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
    4356 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.241s)
    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 OneXRoot.com for more cool stuff like ROM
    s, hacks, tips, and more!
    Press any key to continue . . .

  5. shawn says:

    Hi
    Root not working any help?

    —————————————————————
    One-Click Root ToolKit For Evo 4G LTE!
    Script by Max Lee from OneXRoot.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 HTCEvoHacks.com!
    —————————————————————
    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Please hit Enter when ready.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Rooting…
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    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
    2900 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.362s)
    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 OneXRoot.com for more cool stuff like ROM
    s, hacks, tips, and more!
    Press any key to continue . . .

  6. Aluja S. Bramble says:

    Can someone please help me in obtaining the runme.bat file? What am i doing wrong for this not to pull up? The runme file is the only one that comes up in the download

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  8. Dweller says:

    Hey Max!
    Any word on a root for the 1.22.651 S-off?! I unfortunately updated to the new 2.13 firmware and can’t find a root that takes care of the S-off “feature” on Sprints new build.

    Keep up the good work buddy!! You’re a rock star!!

  9. R6KillerBee says:

    I am not having any luck. I currently have
    HBoot 1.12.0000
    Radio 1.02.12.0427
    Hardware Version 0003
    Software version 1.13.651.1 71ORD
    In my control panel I don’t see ADB: My HTC I have Androud USB Devices: My HTC. I used the drivers I downloaded from you so its driver version 1.0.7.0.

    When I run the one click root “runme.bat” I get this. Any suggestions? It was my understanding that based on my Hboot and software version this method should be the easiest and quickest.
    —————————————————————
    One-Click Root ToolKit For Evo 4G LTE!
    Script by Max Lee from OneXRoot.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 HTCEvoHacks.com!
    —————————————————————
    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Please hit Enter when ready.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Rooting…
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    Start Rooting…
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    error: device offline
    reboot #1 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    reboot #2 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    error: protocol fault (no status)
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    error: device offline
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error: protocol fault (no status)
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    could not read ok from ADB Server, error = 109
    * failed to start daemon *
    error: protocol fault (no status)
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    error: device offline
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    error: device offline
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    error: device offline
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    ** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    ** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    ** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    ** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon
    rebooting
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    ** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon
    All Done rooting Evo 4G LTE, check out OneXRoot.com for more cool stuff like ROM
    s, hacks, tips, and more!
    Press any key to continue . . .

    • R6KillerBee says:

      Nevermind. It ended up bricking my phone. Had to do a factory reset followed by a software update once I was able to get it to work enough to get it into settings. Now my bootloader says Tampered at top. YAY. This worked really well for me.

  10. Jared says:

    —————————————————————
    One-Click Root ToolKit For Evo 4G LTE!
    Script by Max Lee from OneXRoot.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 HTCEvoHacks.com!
    —————————————————————
    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Please hit Enter when ready.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Rooting…
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    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
    1360 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.772s)
    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 OneXRoot.com for more cool stuff like RO
    s, hacks, tips, and more!
    Press any key to continue . . .

    🙁 please help me ive tried so hard

  11. Rodney Joseph says:

    I took the OTA update on my HTC EVO 4G LTE, can I still root it the same as 1.22.651.3 or higher, because the hboot has changed from 1.19 to 2.09

  12. Mike says:

    Hi, this might be a dumb question, but will this work for a Boost Mobile EVO Design 4G? It is basically the same as the Sprint version of the HTC EVO Design 4G I have been told. Thank you.

    • Mike says:

      Got it figured out, unlocked, rooted, tried custom rom – did not like, restored backup of original, still rooted and now I can use wifi tether.

  13. Ice says:

    Rooted w/no prob and have been for a while. Tried upgrade, but to no avail and won’t let me flash any new/diff ROMs. Also shows “Tampered” and “Locked” …..what am I missing?

  14. durrell arnold says:

    I have an Sprint HTC EVO 4g LTE rooted and flashed to metropcs but I have not send or receive picture texts nor can I receive 4g signal any where in Atlanta. How can I trouble shoot and repair these problems. Please help I don’t wanna buy a five hundred dollar phone.

  15. fortheloveofphoto says:

    NEED HELP undoing this process on a mac. I need my phone completely stock to return to sprint but can’t run the RUU on a mac. Please help.

    • fortheloveofphoto says:

      I have htc evo 4g lte and used this method to root. also installed clockwork mod. tried flashing stock rom included in file but now just get a black screen with a red triangle with an exclamation point in the middle. Need serious help.

  16. kyle says:

    hay max well you ever do a s-off face palm walk through for the evo lte ??????

  17. Alex says:

    I was trying to get back to stock after I had rooted my phone by doing a Factory Reset. Apparently I didn’t back up the ROM and when I turned my phone off and turned it back on it got stuck on the “HTC quietly brilliant” screen. I believe it erased everything from my phone including several ROMs that I had saved. I’m completely lost from here. I have no way to get back in my phone. Please help me.

    • Raul says:

      Do you have twrp recovery installed if so you can download a rom from the website place it on your sd card and flash it. To get into recovery power down the phone then hold volume up and power button if it wont go into recovery do the same thing but change to volume down it will restart in bootloader the scroll down to recovery and press power button to select. If you don’t have twrp recovery or clockwork mod recovery then you have to do everything through fastboot.

  18. Raul says:

    If you have no backup or could get from a friend you have place the phone in fastboot and relock bootloader and run the ruu for that phone. I would send you a copy but I sold my laptop.

  19. Raul says:

    Yes. You can find the instructions here and the ruu. Or xda developers website.

  20. Alex says:

    Does anybody have a copy of the stock ROM for the HTC EVO 4G LTE? I deleted mine and now want to go back to stock. RUU is not working on my phone.

  21. Alex says:

    Raul,
    I am new at this. I have no idea how to do relock my bootloader. Besides, none of the ROMs that I have downloaded work. They will not reboot and get stuck.

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