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How-To [Root][NewLinks] The myTouch 3GS if you updated to Offical 2.2.1 and lost root

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7th April 2011, 01:15 AM   |  #1  
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First of all i spent 3 days Trying and failing to root the phone and this is my first tutorial if theirs anything i missed please don't hesitate to point it out.

I am Not responsible for any damage, Explosions, Nuclear Holocaust etc. this root method may cause.

Files you will need below:

1. Engineering Recovery package: Download

2. SuperOneClick v1.7: from Here Thanks to CLShortFuse

3. A GoldCard: To easily create a Goldcard in a couple of minutes without ADB skills or commands, check this thread

4. Stock firmware: Download

5.the ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5.0.7 : Download

5. a know how of how to use ADB.
- There's a good ADB learning guide here: ADB for noobs
(Thanks steviewevie)

Lets Begin

Step 1: Assuming you already created a gold card place it in your phone and mount it place the Stock Firmware zip and update.zip on root. and unzip Engineering Recovery package and place them in your AndroidSDK in the "Platform-tools" folder.

Step 2: unzip and run SuperOneClick v1.7 and make sure your phone is connected via USB with USB Debugging ON. Now press Shell Root and let it run you should get a success pop up.

Step 3: Run ADB and type the following:
adb devices
you should get your devices serial
adb push flash_image /data/local
adb push mtd0.img /data/local
adb shell
cd /data/local
chmod 04755 *
/data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/mtd0.img

Step 4: Once complete, power off the TMobile myTouch Slide

Step 5: Hold the Volume Down button while powering on until the device is in bootloader mode.

Step 6: After a minute or so, the device will prompt to see if you want to run the update. Press the Volume Up button to accept & apply the update.
NOTE: (IF YOU GET A ERROR MSG THAT THE ZIP VERSION IS OLDER THEN THE THE PHONE VERSION YOUR GOLDCARD WAS MADE WRONG!!)

Step 7: Once the device is finished applying the update, it will ask you to reboot. DON'T reboot the device & press the Volume Down button to tell the device not to.

Step 8: Back at the bootloader menu, use Volume Down to highlight Recovery and press the Power button to boot into the recovery.

Step 9: Once in the recovery, you will see a device with a triangle. Press Volume Up & the Power button.

Step 10: Use the Volume Down button to highlight Apply update.zip & press the Power button to select this.

Final Step: After a moment, the TMobile myTouch Slide will boot into the ClockworkMod Recovery.

After that you can now pull battery and insert your main memory card with your desired ROM and Radio Update if you wish and boot into recovery and Happy
Flashing

Enjoy!!
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7th April 2011, 05:31 AM   |  #2  
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This is how I achieved root! I guess great minds think alike. I was just about to post too, but you beat me to the punch. See the minute I realized with SuperOneClick I could achieve Shell root I could push mtd0.img and flash and then flash the engineering build but you beat me to it! I was thinking about it all day during class and it worked but kudos to you!

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This is how I achieved root! I guess great minds think alike. I was just about to post too, but you beat me to the punch. See the minute I realized with SuperOneClick I could achieve Shell root I could push mtd0.img and flash and then flash the engineering build but you beat me to it! I was thinking about it all day during class and it worked but kudos to you!

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I kinda stmbled onto the root method when I was testing a couple

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7th April 2011, 06:18 AM   |  #4  
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Yeah me too, I was looking through root methods for other phones and I saw SuperOneClick and then realized with that I can get get shell root and then use ADB to push the files needed, and then flash the engineering build.

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7th April 2011, 08:46 AM   |  #5  
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But, something of note, this will NOT allow you to gain S-OFF. Once you update to stock OTA you will permanently lose the ability to S-OFF unless you have your device replaced by T-Mobile.
7th April 2011, 10:42 AM   |  #6  
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Following your instructions and finally I find myself with RC4 again. Thanks a bunch for helping me out.
7th April 2011, 01:21 PM   |  #7  
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Yeah nbetcher is right, stuck on HBOOT 1.0 Thanks for the heads up NB

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7th April 2011, 08:25 PM   |  #8  
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Does rooting this way effectively get rid of the actual official 2.2.1?
or is the esprimg that of 2.2.1 or the old 2.1?
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Does rooting this way effectively get rid of the actual official 2.2.1?
or is the esprimg that of 2.2.1 or the old 2.1?

Gets rid of 2.2.1

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7th April 2011, 10:06 PM   |  #10  
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Thanks much for this. Back to ArayrayMod Revamped...woot!!!

I love messing with stuff so this was fun.
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