How to Root HTC Evo 4G for OTA Update!

For those of you might have accidentally updated to the latest OTA update or simply gotten a new one that comes with it, you can now root it using a method, security hole found by a dev at XDA developers.

This certainly is great news for those of you who have been trying so without any delay, head over here for directions.

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25 Responses to How to Root HTC Evo 4G for OTA Update!

  1. carlos says:

    For those of us who didn’t update and rooted using your method, how will we know when its safe to update and still keep the root? Will you release a custom update and where will it be?

  2. Tony says:

    the video has no sound and the directions sem simple but they are not. i hope that someone comes up with a better method or at least a simplified way to accomplish the rooting. if anyone comes up with a solution please post ASAP.

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  4. Randy says:

    will there be a way to use the update if i have the omj rom running

  5. eddie says:

    its not leting root at all it keeps saying “main version is old

  6. preston says:

    u cant hear anything on the video plzz post and easy way im new to this and really want to do it..

  7. Jack says:

    Hi everyone, I have a rooted Evo that I did following the instructions on this site, and I have been getting the OTA update message to update my rooted evo. I haven’t done the update as I have read in many online sites that this update Bricks your rooted evo. So what should I do? Should I just wait for a dev to come out with a rooted safe update? Go a head and do the update? Or what would be the best thing to do not to brick my phone and or lose my root ability??? I’ve been holding of on the update till I get a answer on this concern…

    Thank you…

  8. Frank says:

    i did not do the update and cant figure out how to update to the OTA updater or find out how to root withought update please help in some way



  9. Haven says:

    The file you have posted there is nothing there.

  10. Adam says:

    Has there been any update to rooting phones with the OTA ub=pdate, the instructions on the xda website are very difficult to follow, as is the video. There appears to be several steps skipped as well.

  11. DEE says:

    I just got my EVO and it is saying that the version that I am trying to upload is older. I’ve tried the steps that you’ve said but I cannot seem to find the file that you are referring to…help

  12. johnbrown says:

    i can’t root my phone. i downloaded the newest software. please help

  13. Armando says:

    so im guessing there is no way to root the evo on the 2.2 os??

  14. Prince says:

    I guess not, I tried and it told me that the loading of the main three zip files failed.

  15. Jack says:

    Hi Max, I rooted my Evo with your directions. I have been getting the OTA updates but have been holding off because I have heard you lose your root ability and plus it might brick your phone! Is it safe now to do the sprint OTA update without losing root ability?

    Or is there an update version 3.29.651.5 that is safe for rooted EVO’s??? If not, can I do the new OTA update without losing root ability? If not can I root after the new update?


  16. michael says:

    ^^^^^^^^ I hav the same problem as jack plz help

  17. aspen says:

    I have a new EVO with 2.2 os is it safe to follow rooting and tethering instructions furnished on this site?

  18. chris scotti says:

    i am having the same issue with my phone saying main version older what do i do???

  19. lixxie says:

    i just bought a htc evo but i cant find a way to root the phone, i read your instructions on your site but im concerned because it says that the camera would not work. how can i gt the wifi teether and have all the funtions continue working? HELP

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  21. IdiotPhone says:

    The link they have linked for root instructions is Ancient!!. Search XDA Developers forum for the root method that matches your phone’s factory installed software. (There are MULTIPLE threads for every ruu released this far 12/18/10)

  22. dennis says:

    when i try to install said is old version ? how i install

  23. Alphonse says:

    Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful post.

    Many thanks for providing these details.

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