How to Root HTC Evo 4G Gingerbread 2.3!

UPDATE: Gingerbread root is HERE!
So, you’ve unrooted your Evo 4G yesterday and installed the new official OTA Gingerbread? Well, I did and seems like the rooting method for Android 2.2 isn’t working on the Gingerbread.

But no worries,you can easily root your Evo 4G on Gingerbread by unrooting your Evo 4G (this will get you back to Android Froyo 2.2) then use the same rooting method on our site.

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128 Responses to How to Root HTC Evo 4G Gingerbread 2.3!

  1. Donell says:

    Just so there is no confusion on my behalf, I would just like to make sure I understand this correctly: I have the HTC Evo 4g that I purchased when it first hit the market a couple of years ago. I have never had it rooted. I also downloaded the OTA update last month to 2.3.3 (Android version)/ 4.24.651.1 (Build number).

    So my understanding of this is that I will be unable to root my Evo 4g because I downloaded the OTA update? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Donell

    • Richy says:

      @ Donell

      As I understand it, that’s correct.

      My phone is still running Android 2.2.1, while looking for a way to update, I came across some threads stating the above. No root for 2.3.3

      • Donell says:

        Thanks Richy. Also, if I’m correct, I believe there IS a way for you to “root” your phone still. You’ll be able to find it in this forum for sure. I’ve already seen it, I believe in here a couple of times. On another note, I’ll be glad once they figure this stuff out for us poor souls that just stumbled into this secret society. I had no darn idea that my Evo could be “rooted.” Truth be told, I only want it “rooted” so that I can get the HDMI mirroring for my HBO Go & Netflix apps.

        UNLESS… there’s a way to do THAT without the hassle of having to wait for a “root.”

      • zack ford says:

        is there a root for 2.3.5? hboot 2.18.0001

        • Jason Harris says:

          I just used the link below and it worked perfectly. It reverts to hboot 2.10 and thus makes it possible to use unrEVOked3 (www.unrevoked.com/recovery) to root your phone into Adroid 2.2 Froyo. Then OTA update to 2.3.5 or choose from a number of available custom roms. Two thumbs up!

        • tony says:

          mines saying the same thing. Have you found out anything to help

  2. dave says:

    That is correct. No more root for you. None for me either

  3. Behemoth says:

    That may not be true. Someone is working on finding a root for GB 2.3.3 it may only be a matter of time before someone figures it out. in the mean time u can still use ur EVO. I just unchecked the auto update box so if there is another update I don’t get screwed again.

  4. Do0ks says:

    Is there any new updates on how we can root 2.3.3 yet?
    :'(

  5. IntellectualDesign says:

    my evo was rooted and couldnt get the ota update.. but, the people over at xda had a gingerbread 2.3 for root so Im still rooted even with 2.3..

  6. Wolf says:

    Hello,
    Currently using an HTC EVO 4G, I have NEVER rooted before and always updated..on the current 2.3.3 GB and I followed the methods on the video and I am getting an ERROR [140] Message. Please help

  7. Gabe says:

    Same issue as Wolf. I got the 140 Error as well. Whats next?

    • Do0ks says:

      We can’t root yet.. The update 2.3.3 came with a new hboot and no one has found an exploit to gain root access as of yet. This is what i get of it. But this would be my first time rooting my phone.

      What I really don’t get is how HTC can possibly by law try to keep people from rooting there phones. Correct me if I’m wrong but Android is built off from the UNIX kernel and UNIX/Linux is an open source stating that anyone can mod, make, do whatever because it being an open source and free of cost..?
      I reaaalllllyyyy want an exploit like NOW lol. Please 😀

  8. Billy says:

    I had HTC EVO rooted but had problems & had to take it in to Sprint they fixed my phone but unrooted it &they put the 4.24.651.1 update on. When I go into my hboot, bootloader screen it says s-off but my phone is not rooted. I know that as of yet there is no root for the new update but does anyone know why mine says s-off? Is it possible for me to someway root. If anyone has any info or help I would appreciate it. For help or info my email is billy.j.ideological@gmail.com thank u

    • HTC Evo 4G Hacks says:

      That means they didn’t completely unroot your phone, you can follow the directions here and root it again, lucky you!

  9. Kevin says:

    Was rooted, then unrooted to accept gingerbread ota. Now have bootloader 2.16 but still have s-off. Can I flash custom rom?

    • HTC Evo 4G Hacks says:

      Yes but you need to unroot back to 2.2 then root it as you probably lost Recovery during OTA.

      • michael says:

        i left a question yesterday but i dont see it anymore. it seems like you are a pro at this. would you mind helping me and my friend out. im trying to help him root but i dont know how to downgrade his phone back to 2.2. we did a factory reset and its still on 2.3. any help doing this will be greatly appreciated. im new to the root society and new to this site so i dont really understand what ruu and some of the terms are but if you dont mind helping i will be forever grateful. thanks in advance.

    • shortydoggg says:

      YES,
      The easiest way to get back the custom recovery, since you’re still S-OFF, is to download and copy the PC36img.zip file to your SDcard from this page

      forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=705026

      Turn off fastboot under Setting/Applications.

      Power the phone off. Then hold the volume down and power buttons simultaneously to get into the bootloader. Accept the update.

      That will give you the custom recovery image that you need to obtain your root again.

      Also,
      If you want a quick way to reroot the phone without a custom ROM, go to

      goo-inside.me/superuser/su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip

      download the image, copy it to your sdcard, and then flash the zip from sdcard from the RECOVERY MENU inside the bootloader.
      Reply

  10. Richy says:

    Hello everyone!

    My phone is running 2.2.1 (rooted)

    I would like to upgrade to 2.3.3 without losing root. Can you please link me to a tutorial or video on how to do it?

    Thanks 🙂

  11. Ben Powell says:

    Im trying to take gingerbread 2.3.3 off to get foyo2.2 back. however my phone will not take the flash. my radio is 2.15.00.05.02 and i can not find a ruu file with this radio anywhere!?? can someone please help me, anyone now where to find this file???? this is my entire bootloader screan. My emails are bn_pwll@yahoo.com and or benpowell92@gmail.com
    SUPERSONIC EVT 2-3 SHIP S-ON
    HBOOT 2.16.0001
    MICROP-041f
    TOUCHPANEL – ATMEL224_16ab
    RADIO-2.15.00.05.02
    MAR 8 2011, 17:02:15

    • shortydoggg says:

      S-ON plus HBOOT 2.16.0001

      equals

      LOCKED BOOTLOADER,
      WHICH CANNOT BE ROOTED OR DOWNGRADED ‘TIL A WAY IS FOUND.

      Sorry, but the video is misleading. It only works for S-OFF Hboot 2.16.0001.

  12. pedro says:

    i tried doing the ruu supersonic and i have 2.3.3 radio 2.15.00.05.02 i got an error code while it was trying to do it error code 140?? some on help me out been dying to root my evo 4g stu[id gingerbread

  13. Chirs says:

    I need drivers for win xp to see evo with gb ota wax rooted once
    Be for now xp does see me

  14. michael wilds says:

    hello everyone i could use a bit of help. im extremely new to the whole root society lol. i rooted my phone perfectly but im trying to help my friend root his also and we are having problems. he has the gingerbread 2.3 and we did a hard reset to try to get 2.2 back but it still has 2.3. we both are a little lost now. im sorry but im not very pc illiterete. i dont understand what ruu and all the roms do, but im sure after i get a response i will understand. can someone please tell me if its possible to do a downgrade from 2.3 to 2.2 another way and how to do it since the factory reset did nothing? thanks in advance for any help i recieve on this matter. my email adress is wilds069@gmail.com

  15. Chris says:

    Can any1 give me a link to the drivers I need xp doesnt see evo 4g with gb Need help email me christopherdbaez@gmail.com I need to root asap cant stand stock
    Help Help!!!!!!!

  16. Timjamim says:

    has any figure out how to root gb2.3.3 yet i had to get a new evo and i realy want to root it

  17. Danielk0582 says:

    Wow I can’t believe how fucking stupid people are. Noone knows how to read before they post something. Everyone wants to downgrade and root, but if you fucking read, you’ll know YOU CAN’T!!!!!!! Once root is available, it’ll be all over xda and probably posted on phandroid or something. So stop fucking asking. I’m sick of the notification emails from this site with the rediculous questions and shit about rooting and downgrading. Everyone has the same errors while trying, there’s no help to give, so get over it and wait for root!!

    • g jones says:

      your are a asshole

    • skeeter says:

      You are a fuk stick! Spending so much time in mom’s basement turn you into a dick?

    • surgery says:

      we all are frustrated, i had to get a replacement evo and i have been screwed since. There are a lot of people that are new to this, and a lot that have jobs and responsabilities. Frankly im sorry that your life revolves around blogs and people asking dumb questions (atleast by your omission) ruin your day, well how about u get yo grown ass off the couch and find something constructive to do with your time u lazy BITCH! *THIS HAS BEEN A RSA BROUGHT TO YOU BY MR. COMBAT MEDIC*

  18. Danielk0582 says:

    @Richy …just flash a rooted gingerbread ROM

  19. Do0ks says:

    For those of you with an S-ON locked Evo 4G on 2.3.3, the good news is that HTC has released the kernel source so that might mean root may be coming very very soon.

    Credits go to HTCEVOHACKS.COM E-mailing list.

  20. shak says:

    Downgrade Evo Shift 4G from Android 2.3 to 2.. Your video is talking about the EVO will this work on the Evo Shift. Can you send the link. Could not find on the website

  21. Maurice says:

    here is my phone
    android verison /2.33
    baseband verison
    2.15.00.05.02
    kernel verison
    2.6.35.10-gc0a661b
    build number
    4.24.651.1 cl61076 release keys
    software number
    4.24.651.1
    browser version
    webkit/ 533.1
    pri version
    2.15_003
    prL version
    60680
    i get the error stating(main version is older update failed,when trying to root my phone. htc evo4g

  22. gio_g says:

    I am a noob, for this i ask forgiveness. Ok I just bought an evo 4g, the store said that it comes stock with 2.2, but ever since i first had it all i see is 2.3.3. Do all evo 4g’s now come with it or is there an auto update when you first turn it on? and if it is an auto update, can i just exchange my phone for a new one and stop the update from happening? thank you for your patience and wisdom, ye of much androdial knowledge. Seriously tho, a response would be dope.

    • Mikey Major says:

      It’s a little bit of both. Some of the phones that were made, starting this year, have the update in them automatically. If you can come across an Evo 4G that was made last year, then it should be 2.2. But that won’t come from the Sprint stores, try online.

  23. tdfell says:

    Any luck on rooting 4.24.651.1 yet on the 4G?

  24. Danielk0582 says:

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  25. gio_g says:

    @tdfell Nah man, and ass you can see its got some ppl around here just a wee bit tense.
    and
    @Danielk woah dude, maybe you should try a little decaf?

  26. Leo says:

    have you tried CyanogenMod. It is said that it can root gingerbread 2.3.3. and they have a ROM that does 4g, and HTMI. They also downloaded from google, the android wireless_tether_2_0_7.apk. Plus a few other apps.
    I tried your way, but too many things went wrong. Would you try this one and let’s us know how it goes.

  27. shortydoggg says:

    Where are you Zedomax?? They seem to finally have S-OFF now for the Evo 4g. Just found out around 4pm. Time to make another video.

  28. Danielk0582 says:

    our Evo 4G’s are finally rooted. Go here and root to your hearts content http://revolutionary.io/

  29. Donell says:

    Can someone please point me in the right direction for the VERY BEST ROM(s) and KERNEL(s) that will allow for HDMI mirroring? I’ve searched all over this site, but I can’t tell which ones are the best for my needs.

  30. Thomas Noob says:

    Hello, I’ve been following this page for a while now. Today I downloaded the S-Off utility and it worked out great. Have S-Off now. Next problem – How to flash this thing?? I just got a new HTC EVO 4G (prior one was physically damaged and replaced by Sprint). When Froyo was the OS of the day I had easily rooted the phone with Unrevoked3. As I said earlier, the problem of the day now is that I have S-Off, Unrevoked3 is not allowing me root my phone. ANY help from you folks would be greatly appreciated.

  31. Daniel says:

    Revolutionary.io to root

  32. Usman says:

    • In step #5 we have to use the Revolutionary.exe from the download on the Revolution.io site. Not cancel the download. DON’T use the Revolutionary.exe from the unzipped file.
    • In step 9 my device doesn’t have USB-MS Toggle, hence I rebooted the device and connected with usb in ‘Disk drive mode’ and compiled the file suggested, then changed the USB connection back to ‘Charger only’ , then rebooted device in recovery mode by holding down Power button and Volume down button then selecting Recovery

  33. Art says:

    So is there a rooting solution for the 2.3.3 evo with then 2.15.00.05.02 baseband just got the evo it was a replacement. Please just a yes or no and if yes what file name..

  34. nicole says:

    Im trying to root my EVO 4g 2.3.3 but i get stuck when i get to the beta key part…and i can get my key # from my phone HELP:(

  35. jjdonohue says:

    Hi
    i was able to perform the steps to get to S-off but hten the revolutionary thing came up instead of the USB MS-toggle menu. I then just rebooted the device because i didnt know what else to do at that point from the revolutionary menu. Thing is the power button +volume downbutton together dont do anything to reboot the device or get into recovery. I turned off fast boot under applications thinking that might help but no. how do i get back to the recovery menu so i unzip the file specified in the instructions/video?
    thanks

  36. SPatel says:

    Hello, I have spent over 12 hours today trying to root my EVO 4G running 2.3.3 Gingerbread, and build 4.53.651.1 CL133994 release-keys. I Have tried all of the programs and everything and they all end up showing me errors. I tried your RUU_Super Sonic File, like you said to downgrade my phone to 2.2, but after getting to the last step and it almost finishing, it ended up with an ERROR 104. I would appreciate if you would give me feedback on anything i did wrong, or something else i should try. Thanks in Advance.

    • humboldt huffer says:

      I got a sph-d700 from sprint and it was bad so after sprint sent me 3 refab sph-d700 that sucked also they sent me a evo 4g refab and it sucked it power looped from day one so sprint sent me a brand new sph-d700 and it work i still have it and the evo and I have had zero luck rooting either of these are my first androids had the other ones before. on the evo I fix the power loop and have the same as problem as sPatel 2.3.3 build 4.53.651.1 cl133994 release keys but more tweaked! my baseband is 2.15.00.0808 kernel version 2.6.35.10-g13578ee htc-kernel@and18-2 #1 ?wtf? and that was install jul 20 18:06:16 cst 2011 (so i know someone has done something to it) webkit 533.1 PRI 2.15_003 and PRL 60681. can anybody help me out please!!! and I got stuck with the sph-d700 2.2.1 baseband s:d700.0.5s.eco5 so no love there either any new info would be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance

  37. TERON says:

    well i have a problem i have rooted evo’s before with ur method but now since there was another update not to long ago is that the problem cuz when i get the beta key put it n the command promt it says thats not the right beta key and i retype a dozen times and the same thing is there another way to root the evo r do i have to

  38. shane says:

    im trying to root htc wildfire i got the revolutionary screen but it wont let me flash any zip files or update anything
    can some one help pls

  39. beachdude says:

    rooted evo 4g with ginger bread 2.3.3

    default gateway does not show up on windows xp computer, computer connects to wifi and sees it. am getting ip address and subnet address but no default gateway number showing up

    also can not connect to any other wifi capable device.

    any ideas on how to fix

  40. humboldt huffer says:

    I got a sph-d700 from sprint and it was bad so after sprint sent me 3 refab sph-d700 that sucked also they sent me a evo 4g refab and it sucked it power looped from day one so sprint sent me a brand new sph-d700 and it work i still have it and the evo and I have had zero luck rooting either of these are my first androids had the other ones before. on the evo I fix the power loop and have the same as problem as sPatel 2.3.3 build 4.53.651.1 cl133994 release keys but more tweaked! my baseband is 2.15.00.0808 kernel version 2.6.35.10-g13578ee htc-kernel@and18-2 #1 ?wtf? and that was install jul 20 18:06:16 cst 2011 (so i know someone has done something to it) webkit 533.1 PRI 2.15_003 and PRL 60681. can anybody help me out please!!! and I got stuck with the sph-d700 2.2.1 baseband s:d700.0.5s.eco5 so no love there either any new info would be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance

  41. eric says:

    I did everthing good till step where you hit MS USB TOGGLE , there is no option for that in the Revolutionary CMW menu . please let me know if i did something wrong .

  42. zack ford says:

    i have version 2.3.5 hboot 2.18.ooo1 radio 2.15.00.12.19 is there a root for this version? i know how to do it but the video doesnt work on this version

  43. Mike Roscoe says:

    I have an EVO 4G with 2.3.5 and I would like to root it. My problem is I have not found text instructions but only videos. I find the videos difficult because I want to take my time and do it correctly. Does anyone know where I might get written instructions for this. Your help is appreciated.

  44. Tyler says:

    is there any way i could root my evo that is on 2.3.5 build number: 4.67.651.3

  45. Very good written post. It will be valuable to everyone who employess it, including yours truly :). Keep up the good work – looking forward to more posts.

  46. scott says:

    Any way to rootandroid 2.3.5 with hboot 2.18.001?

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