No surprise here: lots of people are interested in the details of the root process. There’s four reasons why we aren’t releasing anything yet:
- We’re still working on making the root ‘sticky’. The current root doesn’t persist beyond a reboot, meaning you need to root it every time you reboot the device.
- We want to package up the rooter in an easy-to-install, one-click application so we’re not holding people’s hands through adb shell.
- We don’t want to give HTC any details that they could use to fix the hole before the official release.
- We want to make sure that when Froyo is released on this device, we can still get root on it.
#1 is the only real technical challenge left, but we’ve almost cracked it. Stay tuned for details.
FWIW, I can’t use my HTC Evo up here in Canada, so I’ll be selling or trading it after we finish everything up. It’s a great phone, but the best parts of it come from being a great network device.