How to Root Your EVO 4G – Part 2!

How to Root Your EVO 4G – Part 2!

You may remember that about two weeks ago we explained how to get basic root access on your shiny new Evo 4G. Despite the brilliant work by developers on getting this accomplished so quickly, some features, such as the ability to alter the system and recovery partitions through Android itself and to use a custom recovery rather than the stock one, were as of then not available.

This week, XDA member toastcfh once again wowed the community by completing his guide to the rooting and NAND protection removal process. By following his tutorial, owners of the EVO can gain full access to their device, including the aforementioned abilities. Once the process is complete, you can mod the recovery and system partitions to your heart’s content – meaning, you can finally get rid of some of that Sprint bloatware that has been taking up space on your phone.

You can find out how to gain full control of your device in the tutorial thread.

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Ben Elliott
Ben Elliott

Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above.