Root for HTC EVO 4G cracked in hours [Video]

May 24, 2010
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Root for HTC EVO 4G cracked in hours [Video]

The HTC EVO 4G isn't even in the hands of gleeful preorder customers yet, but when Google handed the WiMAX-toting handset out to the developers at Google IO last week they must've expected some early hacking action.  Assuming so, they won't be disappointed: three Android developers have put their heads together and come up with a root solution for the EVO 4G in just a few hours, quickly installing the standard su tool.

Unfortunately for anyone else with an EVO 4G they're not yet talking about the technical details of the root, which means we'll have to wait a little longer to try it out ourselves.  Our guess is that, once the handset is more generally available, we'll quickly see various hacked ROMs and modifications.

Video demo after the cut

Prime among those ROMs for many people will be a Froyo 2.2 build for the EVO 4G, since the handset will launch running Android 2.1 rather than the newer version of the platform.  For more on the HTC EVO 4G check out our hands on from last week; we'll have our full review up very soon.

[via Android Community]


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