How to prepare for rooting your Mytouch 3G slide
THIS IS STRICTLY A GUIDE TO PRE-PARE YOU ON HOW TO SET-UP ANDROID SDK AND ADB DEVICES(DRIVERS), IF YOU ALREADY HAVE THAT SET-UP YOU CAN SKIP TO EUGENE'S POST ON HOW TO ROOT MYTOUCH SLIDE.
Last Updated:6/29/2010 at 11:36PM
Any other issues to deal with the actual process to root your mytouch slide should be directed toward his thread. Thank you for reading.
Okay so after about 4 hours of reading and asking questions I finally got my device rooted. My biggest problem doing this was that the guide in this forum was basically showing you how to root the phone if you had previous experience with androids and android SDK which I did not.
Note: If you have SDK installed already on your pc please delete your SDK folder and start from scratch for best results with my guide.
1. download Android SDK
.(You will not have to use Android SDK physically but you will need it installed on your pc to root your phone) Save it to your PC where you can find it.
2.Extact the .zip file, do not rename just yet for the sake of my guide you also may delete the .zip file of it to keep clean.
3a. Move android-sdk-windows* out of the android-sdk_r06-windows folder onto the root of your C:/ drive.
*=the name of the folder may be different if you use a different operating system but since I do not own the other systems I cannot really tell you what the folders name.
3b.Now that you have the folder in the correct place you can rename the folder from "SDK-Anroid-Windows" to something easier such as "SDK" "Android" or something else which you will remember has to do with SDK.
This next part is not required, if you do not feel comfortable doing this, then don't, there is other ways around this.
3c.You also have the option to change your the path of your directory on your system. To do this, follow the instrustion here
on step 2.( I would like to thank fermunky for his input)
My directory was pointed to the C:/Program files so I switched it to C:/android/tools , for those who do not know what this does it simply makes it so you do not have to change directory in step 7 (CD), you will only have to open your command prompt and then your ready to enter "ADB devices" .
4.Install the correct ADB drivers from pdanet
. Select the proper download based on your OS if you do not know what bit you are using click start, right click computer, click properties, the system type will show you the proper file to download. and save it to your computer where you can find it.
5.Start the installation process for the ABD drivers, Follow the on-screen directions to install the drivers ( make sure your phone is not plugged into the pc at this time)
6.Check to see if you did this correctly, plug in your phone and open your comand prompt on your computer and type:
**=your file directory might be different than this, it depends what you renamed your folder
adb devices ( this will now show all the devices connected to an adb devices)
Check to see if your device is listed and connected properly.***
***=If it is correctly connected you will see a device listed and under attached it should say device.
After you have this all set up you are ready to root your phone via the guide from Eugene.****Remember you need to add the contents from his root.zip file into the tools of your SDK folder in order to root your phone.
****=Eugene's guide has changed since I wrote this but you still are ready to follow his steps. I plan on rooting someones slide soon based off his steps and will edit here if I need to add anything)
Thanks for reading.
PHONE: Motorola Droid X
ROM: Froyo 2.2 Rooted
SD: 16GB Class 4
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