Jun 16 AT 9:12 AM Nick Gray 9 Comments

T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G Slide gets rooted, just like all HTC phones

Less than a week ago, we brought you news that the Verizon DROID Incredible had finally been rooted.  Now, the myTouch 3G Slide is joining the list of rooted HTC handsets.  T-Mobile’s soft launch of the myTouch 3G Slide kicked off about a week and a half ago.  The handset can’t even be purchased at most T-Mobile retail locations until this weekend, but that didn’t stop HTC’s passionate customers from finding a loophole in the software build to gain super user access to the root directory.  For now, rooting the myTouch 3G Slide consists of a ten step process put together by eugene373 on XDA-Developers.

As always, you might have to wait a little in order to take full advantage if you are not a developer. The ROM cooks are starting to get busy, most likely cooking up a few different ROM variations for the myTouch 3G Slide (maybe even a few without HTC Sense).  Rooting your phone is always a tricky process and could damage your phone beyond repair.  It might make sense to wait a little before rooting to see if anyone report any issues with the process and keep in mind that T-Mobile’s Froyo update for the Slide could be right around the corner.

Source: XDA-Developers

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Uncemister

    Sounds tempting but I’m going to wait until 2.2 comes out right around the corner, I’ll try that out first then ill consider rooting

    • http://Website Brian

      haha, here it is almost April 2011 and still no 2.2… so much for right around the corner!

  • http://Website sammy D

    my question is: does anyone even care? I know a lot of T-Mobile reps got the phone a while back but I still have not spotted anyone with the Slide since its launch. Any readers here have this new Android phone?

    • Uncemister

      I do. I love it. And I just came from a Nexus.

  • http://Website lithium98

    If Cyanogen works his magic on this sucker, this is gonna be the next best thing to the G1 (which, in my opinion, has been the best phone running a custom ROM since day 1).

  • http://Website Nate

    God, I love the android community

  • http://Website brodie

    I got this phone and its the best phone I ever had,so far! Froyo will make it even better!

  • http://Website Dave

    I have rooted my Slide. Its so freaking fast!! Hands down my best phone to date! My only issue is that my custom recovery does not stay.. Any suggestions??

  • http://Website Jerry

    I have the phone and i dont get wut this updates r for, i havent got any but if i downloaded them wut would they do spicificly