Video of the HTC EVO 4G Being Rooted

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11 days before the EVO 4G launches exclusively on Sprint, and hackers have already successfully rooted the phone. Video showing their finesse after the jump.

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Before you start rioting over how Grack got an EVO two weeks before the big launch, I best break the bad news to you—Google was dishing them out (for free) at the Google I/O event last week. Curses! [Grack via MobileCrunch]

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Dammit!!! So If I went to Google I/O conference, I might've got that phone?! Dammmmmmit!

Anyhow, lemme ask a question that may have been asked before: What does rooting actually do to your phone? Gives you access to some things that were hidden? When flashed a custom ROM onto my Hero, the process took me past rooting, but didn't really know why...