How to do a full wipe on your rooted HTC EVO

Everytime you switch ROMs on your HTC EVO, a full wipe should be done. Even if you’re just upgrading your ROM, a full wipe should still be considered.

But what does that mean? Let’s face it. No matter how knowledgable you are about Android today, there was some point in time when you asked, “How do I wipe my phone?”

This video tutorial is meant for the beginners, but it will also help intermediate users who have missed steps along the way. You’ll find downloads and annotations below.

Amon Ra recovery (HTC EVO 4G)

  • Easiest install method: ROM Manager
  • Other install method: PC36IMG.zip
  • Pros: Most thorough wiper
  • Cons: Discontinued

ClockworkMod recovery (HTC EVO 4G and HTC EVO 3D)

  • Easiest install method: ROM Manager
  • Other install method: .img for Flash Image GUI
  • Pros: So easy to use with ROM Manager
  • Cons: Doesn’t wipe properly all the time

TeamWin Recovery Project (HTC EVO 4G and HTC EVO 3D)

  • Easiest install method: .img for Flash Image GUI
  • Other install method: PC36IMG.zip (EVO 4G) or PG86IMG.zip (EVO 3D)
  • Pros: Ever-evolving recovery with all the bling of each
  • Cons: Can’t find one

Flashable “Wipe All” scripts

These are flashable .zips that erase most of the files that the manual wipes listed above would erase.

Other G&E resources

Thanks to all the recovery developers out there for their hard work!

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Sam Sarsten

Sam Sarsten is a former contributing editor at Good and EVO, which was merged with Pocketables in 2012.