Countdown to HTC EVO 3D root begins, thanks to Team Win [Updated]

Door_cracked_open Oh, Team Win. How the HTC EVO community loves thee.

Thanks to the efforts of this awesome group, EVO owners have 4G on AOSP, full HDMI mirroring, Kernel Manager, and other awesome ROMs and hacks. And now the team so full of winning it hurts is back with yet another reason for adulation.

While HTC continues its diligent work on unlocking the EVO 3D bootloader, Team Win found a hole in the superphone's kernel that is very likely to lead to root!

The devs are "working blind" right now and say not to expect anything to be released before the weekend (i.e., don't hound them for updates), in part because "the exploit destabilizes the phone so badly that it's hard to pull the important bits from the wreckage before it all burns to the ground."

The EVO 3D is already an awesome phone without root, but the real fun is just about to get started.

[@agrabren | xda-developers ] Thanks, XpAcErX & Alex!

Update #1: And just like that, root has been achieved (with and without the recent OTA installed) and the first stock rooted EVO 3D ROM has appeared. Thanks, CowboyJinx!

Update #2: Fre3vo temporarily roots EVO 3D.

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