First of I would like to say that none of these hacks and files are my own work. This stuff was done by all the amazing phone developers over at XDA Developers. I am am simply writing a few posts on rooting the HTC Evo since most of the information was all spread out over the forums and I had a hard time gathering it all together in a organized manner.
As you may have guessed rooting your Evo voids the warranty. If you have to have your phone serviced for any reason you will need to get back to a stock rom.
There are two ways to do this which I will outline below: