Here is a quick tutorial that explains how to root HTC Evo 4G, unlock the bootloader and install the clockwordmod cwm touch recovery on Android 4.0 ICS. This 1GHz powered phone is already one of the most sold Smartphone on Sprint network. The device has got an Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update officially from HTC. So you can root, install the clockwordmod recovery and install ICS on custom ROMs.
Before you start
- Before you begin the process, backup your phone completely, call logs, contacts, videos, audios, messages and everything.
- Make sure your phone’s battery is more than 70% so as to avoid interruptions or damages during the process.
- Disable the antivirus or firmware on your PC and phone to avoid interruption.
- If you use Google Wallet, then you must reset it by going to Menu > Settings > Reset Google Wallet
- You should also enable the USB Debugging from Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
- Install the USB driver or otherwise you can also download the HTC USB drivers and install.
- The process requires the Microsoft dotNet framework 4.0 to be installed on your system which you can download from the official website.
How To Root
- Download the RegavMod Evo 4G LTE Rooter.exe file.
- With USB Debugging mode, connect the device to the PC
- Run the downloaded Rooter.exe and you can see a new window with an image of a phone.
- Click on Root Me to start the process.
- Boot into the bootloader after your phone is rebooted. You get a popup screen which shows the following message and just click OK to proceed further.
- Once it gets the token, select YES as it asks you whether to Unlock Bootloader. (Use volume buttons for navigation and to select YES, press volume up key)
- The phone will reboot itself and you can skip the setup process on your device and go to Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging and check it.
- After a couple of reboots, flash the twrp and on PC, you can see a message that says the rooting process is completed. Click OK and unplug your device.
- On your device, you can see an app SuperSu in the app list.
- If you still want to check whether the rooting process is succesful or not, you can however check using the Root Checker app which can be downloaded from the Play Store.