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How To Root Permanently Your HTC EVO Shift 4G

Posted by techhackz-admin Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Until now the HTC EVO Shift 4G only had a temporary root solution but the wait is now over. Thanks to the folks at XDA, the HTC EVO Shift 4G has finally been rooted permanently. Let’s have a look.

Please note that we won't be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting your device can be risky, if you follow the instructions you should be fine!

This procedure will root / jailbreak your HTC EVO Shift 4G and requires the Android SDK (Installing the SDK | Android Developers).

Follow those instructions to root your HTC EVO Sift 4G [from {GUIDE} Perm-rooting the HTC EVO Shift!!! Recovery added]:

  1. Download the archive @
  2. Extract the content of this file to the root of your SD Card
  3. On your device use z4root or VISIONary to temporarily root your device, you can check out our instructions @ z4root – Another One Click Root Solution for Android or @ How To Root Temporarily the HTC EVO Shift 4G
  4. On your computer open up a command prompt and navigate to your platform-tools folder (part of Android SDK). Type adb shell, press Enter and then type su
    Enable su privileges on your device if necessary
  5. In the same command prompt window, type md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_orig.bin and make sure the output is 386c19451e8dd18f9b98fad6b11be4c0
  6. Now type md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_eng.nb0 and make sure the output is 60ec1006e6ec2e8acb370d6aad35b17e
  7. In the adb shell type: dd if=/sdcard/Shift/hboot_eng.nb0 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 [double check the syntax as this may brick your device]
  8. Now run this command in your command prompt: dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 of=/sdcard/Shift/hboot_check.nb0
  9. Type md5sum /sdcard/Shift/hboot_check.nb0 and make sure the output is 60ec1006e6ec2e8acb370d6aad35b17e
  10. Don’t reboot if you don’t get this exact same output and run the following [from {GUIDE} Perm-rooting the HTC EVO Shift!!! Recovery added]:

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

Now reboot your phone into bootloader mode (turn it off and hold power and Volume down while rebooting it). Check that S OFF is displayed in the bootloader screen.

Now boot into Android and put your HTC EVO Shift 4G into Airplane mode, then do a temp root using VISIONary. Finally do a perm root using VISIONary as well.

Your phone will reboot and you will now have permanent root privileges on your HTC EVO Shift 4G.

You can get more information about this procedure @ {GUIDE} Perm-rooting the HTC EVO Shift!!! Recovery added.

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