My EVO 4G's charging port is broken and I am trying to gain root access on my device. Is there anyway to do so without using the USB port to connect to the computer?

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There is currently no way to do this. The only way to gain root on HBOOT 2.18 is to use the HTCdev tool to unlock your bootloader which requires a USB cable to work since it uses fastboot commands. Revolutionary and other methods only support HBOOT versions up to 2.16.0001 on the EVO 4G.

  • is there a way to roll back my HBOOT to an earlier version that will allow me to gain root without a USB/Computer?
    – moesef
    Mar 28, 2012 at 19:20
  • @moesef: To my knowledge, no. You can't downgrade HBOOT when it's locked, and you can't unlock without a computer. Mar 28, 2012 at 19:22

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