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When I bought this phone I came from the samsung moment so my expectations were low. When I first got the phone it was perky, responsive, and fairly easy to use.

As much as I know about computers I know Jack all about phones. That being said this phone has slowed down so much lately that its crawling. Additionally, the sprint bloatware is starting to piss me off.


This brings me to a few fundamental questions.

1) should I root my phone? Frankly from what I understand, which is very little, I could exponentially increase the performance and responsiveness to the phone.

2) IF I do root my phone can anyone lead me to a place that there is a very in depth guide. I've been searching around but to be completely frank I do not know who I should and should not trust.
 
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1.)
Root your phone. It'll make it so much faster. There is an app that is called Titanium Backup that has a feature where you can DELETE all of the stupid bloatware that slows down your phone. It requires root access, which is why I started rooting. I have Sprint too, so I feel your pain. You'll have a faster phone, faster updates, and have extreme customizability.

2.)
Rooting seems complcated, but really it isn't. http://www.youtube.com/user/qbking77/videos?flow=grid&view=1 qbking77 has very good in depth videos on how to root your phone. That's the link to all the phones he did videos on, SPECIFICALLY for Sprint. Scroll all the way down and you'll see his playlist for the HTC EVO 4G. I highly recommend watching his videos. If you have questions, leave a comment - he usually answers within 12 hours.
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This would be great if any of the links for downloading the recoveries worked anymore.


Seems like none of the recoveries for the EVO 4G work. They are all for the LTE which I do not have that model.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

This would be great if any of the links for downloading the recoveries worked anymore.
Seems like none of the recoveries for the EVO 4G work. They are all for the LTE which I do not have that model.
He has an LTE and 4G version.
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He has an LTE and 4G version.


Right but as I said earlier all the download links he provided no longer work. I've left a comment on his video we'll see if he responds.
 
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Damn really? Well if he doesn't respond, you can go on his forums. There are always people there to help out.
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XDA Forums, they have a section on Roms (OS) and how to root it easily.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=865204 Here

Or this for everything http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=701245

Roms are OS's For the phone, Recommend flashing a good known light Rom for speed. Of course after Rooting.
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XDA Forums, they have a section on Roms (OS) and how to root it easily.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=865204 Here
Or this for everything http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=701245
Roms are OS's For the phone, Recommend flashing a good known light Rom for speed. Of course after Rooting.
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