Three hackers have managed to successfully root the HTC Evo 4G 11 days before the smartphone's official release date.
"I ended up with a Sprint HTC EVO 4G after Google I/O. It's a pretty fantastic phone, even though it's something of a kitchen sink. By a happy coincidence, I ended up reconnecting with some of my buddies from the old mobile hacking days who were looking to root it," explained Matthew Mastracci of Grack.com.
"With a few hours effort and a three person team (credit to ozzeh and Joshua Wise!), we managed to get the standard su tool installed.
"This sort of disassembly and hacking really brought back memories. Shadowmite introduced me to mobile phone hacking back in the day. Back then we were doing stuff like porting Linux to the device and hacking the bootloader."