If you have been waiting for a long time to get into the root of your HTC Evo Shift 4G and become a “superuser,” you can now temporarily root your device by following this guide.
Take note that this method only gives you temporary access to your system’s root directory. This is not a method for permanent rooting. With permanent rooting (also called “permroot”), you have full control over the destiny of your system’s files–including purging them to oblivion.
In contrast, the temproot method is very useful if your primary reason for rooting is to use root-enabled apps from the Android Market. “Root-enabled” apps are those apps requiring root access. And, being a temporary solution, your access to root will be restricted again after you hard-reset your phone (i.e., turn off phone, remove battery, insert battery, turn on phone–that’s hard reset in layperson’s terms).
In this guide, ClockworkMod Recovery is used to enable the HTC EVO Shift 4G to install custom ROMs or firmware. There are other similar applications, although we have little idea about their relative safety or reliability.
This guide also uses CyanogenMod as the example firmware to install on the handset. Again, there are other custom ROMs, mods, and firmware.
Both ClockworkMod Recovery and CyanogenMod are known to be reliable and safe, aside from having a large community of users and developers backing them up.
Before you do anything — Make a backup
Don’t forget to back up your data. If you have synced the device with a Google account, then the contacts, calendar, Gmail, and other selected Google-related data will not be lost and will come back after the next sync.
However, you should backup anything you want to keep that is not stored on the SD card:
It would also be a good idea to back up everything stored on the SD card in the rare case the SD card must be formatted to resolve any major problems.
MyBackup Root, SMS Backup & Restore, and Call Backup and Restore are all free applications that can assist with backing up your data.
Rooting the HTC EVO Shift 4G essentially takes only a few general steps: gaining temporary root access, and having done so, flashing the Engineering HBoot. Then, you need to install a custom recovery image and flash CyanogenMod on to your phone to complete the process.
*** WARNING: ROOTING THE HTC EVO SHIFT 4G WILL VOID THE WARRANTY ***
Before you begin, you have to ensure that other temprooting applications are uninstalled so they won’t mess up with this method. One known temproot app that could conflict with this method is VISIONary.
adb push su /sdcard/su
adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk
adb push rage /data/local/tmp/rage
adb push busybox /data/local/tmp/busybox
adb push root /data/local/tmp/root
adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/tmp/*
Forked #### childs
Flashing the Engineering HBoot
Flashing the Engineering HBoot is needed before you can install a custom recovery image on your device.
adb push hboot_eng.nb0 /data/local
dd if=/data/local/hboot_eng.nb0 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18
Custom Recovery Image, otherwise known as SP recovery console, is a mode that enables you to do several stuffs with your device, including loading custom ROMs, performing full and simple back-ups/restores, running update.zip and more. Prior to doing these, it is necessary to flash the images to your device so you can make the SP recovery accessible.
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-188.8.131.52-speedy.img
CyanogenMod is an aftermarket Android-based mobile operating system wherein you can enjoy lots of features not found in the original versions of Android. Try it for yourself and experience Android like never before.
You can flash CyanogenMod in two ways. One way is via recovery and the other is via ROM manager.
adb reboot recovery
There you have it, you have just gained temporary root access on your HTC Evo Shift 4G. Getting into the root of your Evo Shift 4G is simple as that. Now, you can enjoy exploring new variety features and enhancements in your device that are not currently found in any version of Android.
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Hi After the /data/local/tmp/rage the emulator will not start unless i restart the device any ideas?
Have you seen this? http://www.evildevnull.com it says it’s so easy his wife did it in like 30 minutes, anyone have any info on this?
So is it a good phone?
No not if your looking for speed plus it constanstly freezes the only bright side to this phone is the keyboard
I love mine. Just want to un-install some of the crapware that came on it. I also want to use the hotspot.
Does this work on GB 2.3.4?
my evo shift says that is a read-only file system whenever I try to load the su file through adb what have I done wrong? or is it my version
it says cannot stat ‘SU’: no such file i have the file extracted where it says to not sure what the problem is
i am able to push all the files but when i enter ‘adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/tmp/*’
it says operation not permitted anyone know why? please w/b i have been trying to root my evo shift 4g for ever and i had it before but then my friend updated my phone i lost the root and have not been able to since i can really use the wireless tether app and a few other rooted apps for my work any help is greatly appreciated
Download for CyanogenMod for Evo Shift 4g does not work.
after i run the first command in terminal emulator saying that HTC Sense is not responding and the screen goes black. any ideas?
that last message made no sense. here is what i meant to post.
After I run the first command in terminal emulator (/data/local/tmp/rage) and the program “forks the children”, I get an error message that HTC Sense is not responding. any ideas?
It works fine until after the children are forked. When it says Terminal Emulator is not responding I hit force close and then when I try to open it again it doesn’t open and my phone slows down. Help?