Guide to Root your HTC EVO Shift Allen Kiehl 28 January, 2011 All you lucky HTC EVO Shift users out there can now permanently root your device. The great folks over at XDA have been at it again to bring you the openness that Android should really have. Below you will find the quick guide to rooting you device, however please remember AndroidSPIN is not responsible for your device (yada yada). Let’s get to it. Disclaimer Please read each and every step in this guide and do them fully failure to do this exactly as it is layed out could result in a permanent brick as usual I am not responsible for anybody’s failure to read directions. Step 1 ok download this file and extract it to the root of your sdcard www.thebcblends.com/shift/Shift-root.zip Step 2 make sure you have adb properly setup on your computer before continuing temp root using either visionary or z4root open up command prompt and cd to your sdk platform-tools directory then type adb shell then su if you havent already u must press allow on your device to enable su perms Step 3 check the md5sum of both of the files to make sure they match Code: md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_orig.bin Code: md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_eng.nb0 386c19451e8dd18f9b98fad6b11be4c0 hboot_orig.bin 60ec1006e6ec2e8acb370d6aad35b17e hboot_eng.nb0 if these do not match do not continue redownload the files then check the md5’s again Step 4 Flash the eng spl!!! (dangerous part) make sure these commands are exact or you could risk bricking your phone!!! now you should still be in adb shell with root permissions runs this command and DO NOTT!! reboot till I tell you to Code: dd if=/sdcard/Shift/hboot_eng.nb0 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 you just flashed the eng spl!!! now lets make sure it took Step 5 Check the md5 of new flash hboot and restore if necessary run this command to pull the newly flashed hboot to your sdcard Code: dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 of=/sdcard/Shift/hboot_check.nb0 now we check the md5 to see if it matches Code: md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_check.nb0 it should read 60ec1006e6ec2e8acb370d6aad35b17e if the md5sum matches then congratulations its safe to reboot!! you can skip the next bit and continue on to step 6 if you absolutely cannot get the eng hboot to flash right then run this to restore the stock hboot Code: dd if=/sdcard/Shift/hboot_orig.bin of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 then pull it to check md5 Code: dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 of=/sdcard/Shift/hboot_check1.bin then check the md5sum Code: md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_check1.bin it should read 386c19451e8dd18f9b98fad6b11be4c0 if it doesnt keep trying until it does but DO NOT!! reboot till it matches Step 6 check hboot and perm root!! ok now reboot your phone into bootloader turn off phone and hold power+vol down till it boots into bootloader look at the top and make sure it says s off if so reboot the phone back into android put the phone into airplane mode temp root with visionary after your temp rooted then attempt to perm root with visionary (haven’t tested perm root with z4 yet) your phone will reboot and you are now officially perm rooted any changes you make will now stick on reboot Recovery is coming soon!!!!!! That wasn’t so bad was it? Enjoy.