For those of you with a MyTouch 3G Slide, you should be happy to learn that someone has managed to “root” the Android smartphone. Of course, this means that there will be many custom ROMs coming along plus ability to install Android wifi tether and get free wifi tethering on your MyTouch 3G Slide.
How-TO Root the Slide
First!! – Go to Settings > Application > Development and turn on USB Debugging. This should save you headaches.
NOW… Power Off the Slide
Download This Package > Slide Root.zip
kingofyo1’s Video How-to > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVjoKvy-YZg
Place the Contents of “Slide Root.zip” into your Android SDK Tools folder.
Open Command Prompt or Terminal and CD to the SDK/Tools Directory.
Power on the Slide into the bootloader by Holding Down ( Volume Down + Power Button )
Now run your loop file from the prompt (either type “loop” in windows or “./loop.sh” in a *nix like)
Once your loop is running in your prompt, select Recovery from the bootloader menu.
When recovery loads, you should Have an Offline Device. You can use ctrl+c to stop your script & see.
If this doesn’t happen, Power Off and try again..
Un-plug your USB cable from the back of your phone & Plug it back in for it to Detect ADB Correctly!!! This is an important step. At this point you can adb devices to see if you can see your device and that it is in recovery mode.
Select Update.zip from the menu. (This will fail, but we already know that! Select it anyway).
adb push ota.zip /sdcard/update.zip (*nixlike users add a ./ in front of all terminal commands please.)
adb push slideroot.zip
This is Very important!! Have this Command ready in your prompt before applying update.zip again!!
adb push update.zip /sdcard
Hit run update.zip, as soon as you see a Little Bar appear under the text push Enter to execute the command in your prompt (adb push update.zip /sdcard )
In successful, you should see Clockwork Recovery. If unsuccessful, repeat steps 12 & 13.
Now, go to the Partitions menu and Mount System
Go back one level & select install any zip from sdcard. Select slideroot.zip & apply update from zip (This will finish the Root process).
Reboot your phone & wait for it to load completely. To confirm that your slide is connected as a device use the command adb devices. If this works, you will see it as a device. Your prompt will say something like:
$ ./adb devices
List of devices attached
adb install Superuser.apk (If this looks like it works, but says it cannot locate directories, make sure you can find your device using adb devices… If things still don’t work, my best advice is to start over)
After Superuser is installed try to use adb to shell to your device.
you will get a $
Then type su
Superuser should pop-up asking if you give permission, do so.
Your $ should turn into a #. If so, you have root.
Big thanks to Eugene_373 for doing all the legwork on this & for kingofyo1 for the helpful video.