How To: Unroot the HTC Evo

I. Before You Begin

1. The only reason to unroot a phone is if you have to send it back in for warranty purposes. Otherwise just try loading a different ROM instead…

II. Get Back to Out of Box State

1. Download HTC Sync (if you don’t already have it) and the Original RUU and save it to your computer.

HTC Sync

Original RUU

2. Double click the HTC Sync program and install it.

3. Plug your phone into the computer via USB cable and select HTC Sync when prompted on the phone on how it should connect.

4. Double click the RUU exe you just downloaded and follow the prompt to restore the phone back to factory settings.

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.

Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!

For all the devices we have rooting procedures for, head here.


Something Wrong? If you notice an issue with the procedure (broken link, steps out of date, etc.), use this form to let us know! Otherwise, if you just are having trouble with the procedure, reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+.

  • Gngster

    thanks you are a life saver

  • Robert

    please i need help. i bought a phone on craigslist and it was rooted for a local cellphone provider called mobi pcs. and im on sprint. i was able to unroot it but its still on the mobi network. would anyone know how to fix it.

    • Robert

      the phone is a htc evo 4g

  • S swalius

    Can my android htc evo be re set so I can use att 4G network. If there is a way do do this I no longer have sprint but still have my evo but I can not use my 4 G Anyone with an answer for this please email it to me sswalius@yahoo.com Thank you Thank you Thank you.

  • Jacob Kloutier

    I am trying to unroot however unable to. I have tried the guide above and said RUU out of date. I can’t seem to find a “download” for one that is IN date? Any Ideas? 

    • Chris

      Read my post under my name “Chris”. It should help.  Good luck!

  • Vadik19

    my phone has 71% battery , but the program says error 120 or something ,that my phone has less than 30% battery left. wtf