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How To Root Evo HTC 4G and Flash a Custom ROM

How To Root Evo HTC 4G and Flash a Custom ROM

Evo 4G is one of the best seller by HTC which was launched in the year 2010. This smartphone was special because it was one of the initial phones that could run on the 4G network and surprisingly, Evo 4G is still considered the best 4G capable phone till date.

Powered by the Sprint WiMax network, this phone has a big bright screen which provides a movie experience which is simply unbeatable. Apart from this, the phone also provides a very rich video calling experience using a 1.4 megapixel front camera (and an impressive 8 MP camera at the back) all within a price range of more $200.

To gain extra control over this beauty and customize every inch of it, we need to Root it. Rooting will not only provide you freedom to play with advanced settings including the ones related to CPU, it will also allow you to install/flash custom ROMs. But before you root, you should know a couple of things that are very important:

  • It will void any official gaurantee or warranty you may have with your phone.
  • If done wrongly, you may end up with a bricked (dead) phone.
  • Lets waste no more time and harness the power of the 4G device.

The process will be successful only with HBOOT 2.18. Make sure you have the same on your phone. If not, we will be writing another tutorial for the other versions soon.

  • The First Step

The first and foremost step is to create a backup of all the important data in your phone. This will make sure that if something goes wrong in the process, you will still have all your data safe with you.

  • Gather The Tools

The first step is to get the Bootloader from the HTCDev. Proceed to HTCDev website and from the drop list on right, select the last option that says ‘Other Supported Models’. We also need the root package for HTC Evo G4 which can be found easily through a Google search.

  • Launching Flying Monkeys

Following are the most important steps. Please read closely and do not skip any step.

  • Extract the root package downloaded in the last in a folder on the desktop. There should be a fastboot.exe file on the desktop.
  • Now switch off your cell phone and start it by pressing the down volume key+power button together. This will open the bootloader mode. From this menu, select the fast boot option.
  • Now connect your phone to the computer using the USB cable.

Now run the command window on your computer. Press Windows Button + R to open the run dialog (or navigate to Start Button >> Run). Write CMD and press enter to see the command prompt.

  • On the command prompe, enter the following command:
  • fastboot flash recovery recovery-RA-supersonic-v2.3.img
  • Wait whilea custom recovery ROM is flashed on your device.

Now on the device, select the bootloader option using the Power Button. From the options on the screen, select the recovery option. Now select USB-MS Toggle.

Above step will make your device behave like a disk drive on your computer. Transfer the CWM-SuperSU-v0.87.zip file you extracted from the package to the root folder of the SD-Card.

  • From the recovery menu, select flash Zip from SD card and then select Choose Zip from SD Card.
  • Browse to the file we just moved on the SD-Card.
  • Reboot the phone to finish the Rooting process.
  • As soon as the phone boots up, open your app drawer to see the Super User icon and enhance your experience.
  • How To Flash a Custom ROM on HTC Evo 4G
  • Since we have already Rooted our phone and have the super user status, lets flash a custom ROM and change the experience of using our Evo 4G.
  • To start we need to find a custom ROM which can be easily downloaded from the internet (use Google) and ROM Manager Application which can be downloaded and installed from Play Store.

After you have both the above things, attach your phone to computer and transfer the downloaded ROM to your phone. Once done, remove your phone from USB run the Rom Manager App in the phone.

Follow the process below to flash a custom Rom.

  1. Reboot in recovery mode using the rom manager app.
  2. Select back and recovery form the menu displayed after the phone reboots.
  3. Now backup your existing system by selecting backup. Wait for the phone to complete the backup process. It will take 5-10 minutes to complete. Once done, proceed to next step.
  4. Now navigate to Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
  5. Select flash from SD Card and navigate to new rom we copied to the device.
  6. Wait for the flashing process to finish. After the flashing is complete, the phone will reboot.
  7. And that is how you can flash a custom rom on your Evo 4D.

Please note that when you run a new rom, the phone needs time to adjust the settings the first time it reboots and hence feels a bit laggy and slow. Do not start judging the rom on the first restart itself. You can flash any custom rom on evo 4g using the same process again and again.

How to Root Motorola Droid RAZR HD

How to Root Motorola Droid RAZR HD

Followed by the Google Inc’s acquisition, Motorola, one of the former mobile phone manufacturers, became able to call back their actual form, by means of manufacturing and distributing Smartphones with lightening specifications and the power of Google Android. Now, through the launch of Moto X, they have proved their ability to dominate the Smartphone world along with the co-operation with Google Inc, one of the popular tech giants. However, even before the launch of Moto X, company had launched many Android-powered devices, mainly under the series Motorola Droid. Here, we would like to share you a method for enhancing the abilities of Motorola Droid RAZR HD by getting root access to the system.

We are quite sure that you can get many features and abilities by rooting the device, using simple steps, mentioned below. After the process, you can let your device explore the endless abilities of root-only applications as well as some additional features, which are quite productive. However, you should keep in mind that rooting process of your device might cause some problems with warranty of your device as well as loss of data if something technical errors such as power failures have effect on the process. Nevertheless, neither the author nor the blog will take responsibility of problems or post-rooting consequences you might face. Hence, we highly recommend you to take back up of all your sensitive data from your device including contacts messages, media files other documents, your favourite applications etc. Moreover, you should follow the steps much carefully because even a slight mistake can cause you bigger problems than expectation.

Rooting Motorola Droid RAZR HD

Before starting the process, you should charge the device and we prefer charge of 80% in device, so that sudden power-offs will not intersect your process. Again saying, please be careful with each of these steps, though steps are simple than you expect.

  • Charge your phone at least 80%

You have to download and install ADB Drivers of Motorola Droid RAZR HD in your PC in order to skip the complexities while connecting.

Download the rooting file

  • Once the download has finished, you can connect your Motorola Droid RAZR HD with your computer using USB Cable, provided with your device.
  • Extract the .ZIP file into a folder. Check for Run.bat and open the file using double click.
  • In the command prompt, you can see a series of instructions, which you should strictly follow. As mentioned earlier, small mistakes can cause you big problems. If it does not show any instructions, you might be having some connectivity issues.
  • Once you have followed all of the instructions correctly, you can have your Motorola Droid RAZR HD rooted, in minutes.

Now, you have successfully rooted your Motorola Droid RAZR HD. We hope the mentioned process is quite simple.

How To Root Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360

How To Root Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360

Rooting the Android Phones is one of most irritating and difficult process of the World.Few day ago,One of my Friend called me to Root his Samsung Galaxy Y(GT-S5360) but after trying for few I found that Rooting the Android Phone is very difficult so Today I am sharing an Tutorial to How to Root Samsung Galaxy Y(GT-5360).Actually,This Tutorial is written by Member of XDA Developers Forums called EatHeat and I am just sharing it to help you in Rooting your Android Phone.We all know that Rooting is very difficult process so don’t Panic and read the every Step carefully.If you want to Root your Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 then follow below steps.

Prerequisites To Fully Root Samsung Galaxy Y(GT-S5360) :

  1. Fully Charge Your Android Phone.
  2. Enable Usb Debugging in your Android Phone.You can Enable USB Debugging by tapping “Settings >> Applications >> Development >> USB Debugging”.
  3. Back Up All your Phone Data.You can Backup your Android Phone by Installing apps from Google Play Store.

Warning : Rooting Process may Brick your Android Phone So We are not Responsible for any Problems happens to your Device.So Root your Android Phone at your own Risk.

How To Root Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 :

  1. First of all,Download the Zip on your Laptop/Pc by Clicking Here.
  2. Now copy the Zip file into Sd card of your Samsung Galaxy Y(GT-S5360) and make you sure that Zip file is not copied into any Folder.
  3. Turn Off your Android Phone.
  4. Now start your Android Phone into Recovery Mode.You can start your Android Phone into Recovery Mode by Pressing and Holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons.Now you can navigate your Android Phone into Recovery Mode by using Volume,Home and Power Buttons.Volume buttons are used for going Up and Down.Home button is used for selecting Options and Power button is used for going back.
  5. Select ‘Apply Update From Sd Card’.
  6. Now select the Zip that you have downloaded and confirm by Pressing Yes button.
  7. Now ‘Reboot System Now’ button and your Android Phone will be Restart.
  8. Now your Samsung Galaxy Y(GT-S5360) Android Phone is Rooted.

You can verify your Android Phone is Rooted or Not by installing Root Checker app.

Now you can easily Root your Samsung Galaxy Y (GT-S5360) without any Problems.If you still face any problem in Rooting your Samsung Galaxy Y(GT-S5360) then Comment below or Contact us.If you found this Tutorial helpful then share it with your Friends.

How To Root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505

How To Root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505

Undoubtedly, Samsung Galaxy S4 is the most powerful phone in the market at the moment. With its super gorgeous AMOLED screen and super sweet sleek lines, S4 is a total eye grabber. And now since we have this beast in our hand, why not unleash its full potential! When we talk about unlocking an android phone or gaining complete access over your android phone, we mean to root it. Rooting gives you much more control over your device enabling you to:

  • Customize your phone upto a whole new level
  • Upgrading and downgrading your firmware as per your requirement
  • Remove unwanted software that come with the phone

Before we start the Rooting process, there are some cautions and warning that I would like to tell you. Rooting a phone involves making changes in the official firmware so that you can have access to the Super-User mode. Making these changes:

  • Will end any guarantee or warranty you might have
  • And if you do not exercise enough caution, you might end up with a bricked phone.

The following guide works with the GT-i9505 which runs on a Snapdragon 600 chipset and NOT the octo-core variant. This guide will also NOT work with the S4 models with baseband ending in MDM. To find the baseband of your phone, go to Setting >> More >> About Phone. The guide works with Windows 7 ONLY.

Just to make things sure, here is a checklist again:

  • You have a GT-i9505 with Snapdragon 600. Others will not work.
  • The baseband of your phone does not end in MDM
  • You are running Windows 7
  • Enough talking, I can’t wait to root my phone!

PS: Neither me nor anyone else on this site will be held responsible for any damage that your phone might suffer because of the following process. While regular Android veterans never have a problem with rooting, I would recommend you to take caution and not to skip any step.

  • Create a Back-up

Although not a part of the Rooting process but is always preferred. We do not want you to lose any sensitive data that you might have in your phone. After you have backed up your phone, proceed to the next step.

  • Get Motochopper

This beautiful piece of application was designed and programed for Motorola devices but works like a charm with almost all the devices based on Qualcomm Technology. Click here to download and unzip the package preferably on your desktop for easy browsing while rooting.

  • Let’s Start Debugging

Now, we must enable the developer menu. To do so, go to Settings >> More >> About Phone and tap the Build Number 7 times. This will enable the developer options which you can see under the More sub-menu within Settings. Navigate to these settings and tick the checkbox against the USB Debugging option. Now connect your phone to PC with the help of the USB cable and let windows install the required drivers.

  • Motochopper: FIRE!

In the earlier step, I asked you to extract the Motochopper files from the zip file onto your desktop. Now, browse to the folder where you extracted the files and double-click the RUN file. Please note that there are 2 files named as RUN in the folder. You must run the one that says Windows Batch File. As soon as you click it, you will be shown a black window with lots of things written in it.

  • Let The Gods Unleash The Beast

I know the title is way too dramatic and so will be the performance of your phone once you finish the rooting process. Follow the simple instructions on screen and press Enter key on your keyboard to start the rooting process. Simultaneously you will be shown a message on the phone screen. Simply tap OK to start the rooting process. Once the process is complete, you will be prompted to press the Enter button one more time. As you press the Enter button, your Galaxy S4 will be rebooted.

Let the phone reboot calmly and once it is ready, check your app drawer. Keep browsing through the icons and you will see the so-much-powerful Super User icon on the screen. Congratulation, You have successfully rooted your phone.