How to root the HTC EVO 4G LTE (and how to unroot, as well)


The HTC EVO 4G LTE officially shipped yesterday and many eager Sprint users have gotten their hands on it. The question after that almost always tends to be “when can I root it?” Sometimes you’ll wait days, and sometimes you’ll wait weeks, but the EVO 4G LTE received root treatment on day one.

Revered developer Zedomax did the work and it seems simple enough to follow along. There are instructional videos for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux users so no one should be left out of the fold unless they simply don’t own a PC.

Be sure to read through every line and watch every second of the video that applies to you before getting started. As an added bonus, Zedomax also shows you how to unroot in case you decide you want to go the stock route.

This isn’t a bootloader unlocking with S-OFF, but root is root and there are many good things that can be done with it. Find all the instructions, download links, and videos at XDA-Developer. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Gotta get that s-off…

  2. I want to see a vid with the EvoLTE vs the One XL

  3. Does anyone know when everyone will be able to get there hands on the new ltevo?

    1. Best buy has shipped mine and it should be here (TX) next Wednesday the 30th.

  4. Don’t root quite yet trust me on this!! Go to the forums for htc evo 4g LTE and find the thread sense crashing/factory reset… Read the posts trust me!! Sense was constantly crashing on my LTEVO I got mine yesterday via ups.. well I did a factory reset as a last resort to fix the sense crashing issue and now google wallet will not work and it worked before. Go visit that thread for the full story trust me!! Unless xda has a solution to that dont do it!! It’s the same problem the g nexus users have/had I was unaware of until it also became my problem on my 1 1/2 day old LTEVO!!! :( :( :( :(

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