December 19, 2014

Unrevoked Root Method for HTC Incredible

Looking for a pain-free way to root your HTC Incredible?  The folks responsible for unrEVOked have released unrEVOked 3 which now supports a one click rooting process for the HTC Incredible.  Its quick, easy ,and best of all, there are no commands to enter.  Like its predecessors, version 3 uses an exploit to unlock the NAND flash long enough to flash a custom recovery image which allows for root access.  Linux and Mac users will find a neat and tidy self -contained program, while Windows users are required to download the necessary drivers separately.  Overall its a small price to pay for root access.

Has anyone had any luck with the current version unrEVOked?  Sound off in the comments.

Source: unrEVOked via droid-life



  • Rick

    Yep. Just did it, super fast. No muss, no fuss.

    • Sean

      I can't get make the revoked link work, and the 1st set of drivers is unregocnizeable by my computer!??
      I can get into hboot mode on the phone, but my computer also will not see my DI as a new device, even though I've unistalled HTC sync and the HTC drivers. HELP!

  • Steve

    I just used it on my EVO (latest OTA update installed) and it worked great.

  • Sam

    Worked great! Couldn't be easier.

  • http://www.jakeatkins.com Jake

    I did it this morning and it was very easy. Since I only rooted and didn’t flash a custom ROM, should I still be expecting the OTA Incredible update with hotpot soon?

  • vu le

    I have problem download and install some apk games and apps. force close or error after used unrevoked 3.
    please help with the error anyone.

  • http://Dextermorph@gmail Dextermorph

    I just did it, when I did hboot at first I didn’t know I was supposed to have control panel>device manager open and adding drivers as it was going on….just a little harder than when I jail broke mah iPad

    My only ? Is when I wanna flash a rom that rqres nand to be unlocked do I have to re run unrevoked3? Idk as of now I’ll look around if ya know or need help

    Dextermorph at gmail

    I want froyo on my evo, cyanogen 6 has both cams werking so hopefully it’s released sooner….peace dah frack out

  • http://www.cyberchimps.com Tyler C

    Man, I wish the Inc had been an easier nut to crack. I ended up having to do 2 separate roots on my Inc. The first one went pretty well, the second time I had an extremely difficult time. I'm going to try this on my gf's Inc tonight, if it works as well as the reflash tool it should be a breeze.

  • bill m

    ive been trying all day. Ive got the driver installed, and it shows up in device manager below my android device (desire) Ive tried running unrevoked 3 as admin and not, but it just says "waiting for device,Plug phone in now and enable usb debugging" which i have. USB mode is set to charge. any help appreciated

    • Pantera

      My understanding is that you have to have it in USB Drive mode.

  • jason f

    OK, did this on my HTC Incredible how do I get WIFI tethering to work?

  • http://bambang.wijonarko08.student.ipb.ac.id wij

    it looks so complex method..

  • Jason

    I run Windows 7 64bit the hboot drivers didnt work so I used an XP 32bit vmware image. Worked fine.

    • Bob B

      Jason, how did you do this? Where did you pickup the vmware image? I am having the same problem.

  • ian

    Downloaded evoked3 to htc evo. "there is no program to open this kind of file"

    • Keith

      Um you need to DL unrevoked3 to the computer not ur android device…

  • ian

    downloaded unevoked3 o htc evo. "there is no program to open this kind of file"

  • Dean

    did this on my HTC Incredible, I am pretty sure I have SU access, installed wireless tether by Harald Muller,
    turn it on & my laptop can detech the SSID and connect, but webpage will not open due to no connection! whats the problem, how do I get WIFI tethering to work?

    • Aakash

      Even with SU access from unrEVOked, you need to run your tether using the appropriate kernel to get full WiFi access. Without the ap-inc kernel, you will only be able to run ad-hoc connections, which could be why your wireless tether isn’t working properly.

      Since you’ve already have SU, check out this video

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJAWcJmS3Wc&annotation_id=annotation_391828&feature=iv

      Download and extrac the zip file from the notes. Paste the “ap-inc” (3rd folder) to the root of your SD card and follow his instructions (in the last 4 minutes of the video).

      Good luck!

  • Nick B

    Yeah, I used it for my Desire. Tried from my windows machine, got annoyed, so used my Ubuntu Linux netbook. Worked in 2 mins.

  • Steve S

    Just did my HTC Incredible. Once I got the USB driver loaded it was painless. 2 min. Done.

    • Rtkepper

      what did you do? i got the drivers finally but no success with the rooting still! gets all the way to the end and says interrupted!

  • http://seanrolsen.com Sean

    Tried on my Desire via Win7 Pro x64 and would not work. Just says “Waiting for device.” I will try on an XP machine and see if that works.

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  • Rtkepper

    no luck! every time i run it (that is after I finally found the drivers) it gets to the very end and says it has been interrupted please try again! VERY ANNOYING!
    NEVER had an issue before!!!

  • Anonymous

    i have the WORST luck with my phone and programs. I have been trying for 45 min to just download the damn usb installation on my computer and it is nowhere to be found everytime i go to browse for it. I tried extracting it and suddenly it wont appear on the device manager, then my phone didnt turn on for 20 min no matter what i did and as of right now it just turned off again after i finally got it back on. Pls all I want is to be able to take screenshots for my job anD I am having the worst luck, about to throw the phone and computer. someone pls help me figure this damn mess out. Cant find the usb file to download, where should I put it? thanks.

  • beastmaster

    I loaded drivers on computer and I am still getting security on phone downloaded the unrevoked 3 version comes up with error missing cid

  • beastmaster

    no joy here….states failed to root firmware to new………………..

  • Gpayne360

    it worked on my incredible now just trying to figure out how to start messing around with custom roms with out bricking my phone

  • Gregory Massery

    I DID IT ON MY HTC INCREDIBLE AND IT WORKED!!!!!  IT TOOK ME ABOUT 5 HOURS BUT I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rosco_01

    what drive do yyou need

  • Audio_buck

    says it works for the aria, but at the end is says my firmware is too new

  • Thomassallai

    i cant seem to be able to get the download to work it says i t cant root is your firmware tonew?

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