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.
NOTE: If you have not accepted the OTA Update which was released on July 1 2010 you can go ahead and skip to part 3 of this tutorial.
NOTE: You will have needed to install the adb shell environment in order to complete this tutorial which is outlined in part 1.