For those of you who are trying to use root programs like free wifi Android tethering program (so you can get free wifi tethering from Sprint), you might want to get temp root access to your HTC Evo Shift 4G for the time being while permanent root is being worked on.
download here and install as you would any other apk
open the app and hit temporary root
let it run till you are notified of its success
you now have temporary root!!
*Note you have to reapply z4 each time you reboot your phone
full instructions and the link to visionary can be found here.