A little more than two weeks ago a revolutionary (pun intended) new unlock and root solution was released by AlphaRev and Unrevoked that provided S-Off and NAND write access to a number of HTC devices. That tool received an update today that adds a number of previously unsupported device to the mix:

  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • HTC EVO 4G running Gingbebread
  • HTC myTouch 4G Slide
  • HTC Droid Incredible 2 running Gingerbread
  • 0.4pre3
    - Fixed support for HTC myTouch 4G Slide (doubleshot) 1.44.0007

  • 0.4pre2
    - Fixed support for HTC Incredible 2 (vivo_w) 0.97.0000, only works on Gingerbread now!

  • 0.4pre1
    - Added support for more devices and expanded/improved support for existing devices

  • Prior to this release, neither the EVO 4G nor Incredible 2 with Gingerbread had received S-Off and root, so these new additions to the Revolution family are welcome ones, to say the least.


    To grab the download and full instructions on how to use it, head over to the Revolutionary site.

    Cameron Summerson
    Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

    • http://tantrajnaan.com Robert Dunn

      Did the Evo 4G gain a locked bootloader with the Gingerbread update? I had no idea that it didn't have root.

      • Phil Oakley

        I think it did have root, but Revolutionary has added support for it. And Revolutionary is the easiest way to root, imo :)

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Pretty sure that this is for those who never unlocked in the first place and got upgraded to Gbread, for example those receiving EVOs as insurance replacements.

    • Marco

      Gingerbread on the EVO was locked. You had to flash an already rooted Gingerbread ROM or have S-OFF beforehand. If your EVO came with Gingerbread you would have no root, if you took the stock OTA you would have no root.

    • Tim

      I hope someone has a guide because this will be my first time and been waiting for some time now :)

    • Matt

      You're my favorite hackers ever.

    • oscar

      can i root my HTC Thunderbolt with the new update?

    • Mike

      Am I reading this correct? Can I now root my Dinc2

      • http://tantrajnaan.com Robert Dunn

        Yes indeedy :) You may now root away. Have fun!

    • Tim

      successful root....woo-hoo !!!!!!

    • Jam

      Any chance you could root a non-HTC device with this?

    • Ahmad Nadeem

      Still no Wildfire S :'(

    • avalanche33

      would this root the evo shift 4g?

    • http://stuarthalliday.com Stuart Halliday

      Be nice and support HTC Desire HD v2.3.3

    • trpfmoc

      will htc glacier be able to use revolutionary in the future?