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[TOOL] PERMANENT-ROOT (Fixed Links!) & Temp-Root (v2) for any MT4GS (Windows)

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5th September 2011, 09:46 AM   |  #171  
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My Steps on how I got my MT4GS PERM ROOTED and CW Installed...
Below are the instructions on How I got my MT4GS s-off (after hours on doing different steps). below is a link of all the files I put together and the same instructions below. I will like to thank everyone on this forum that help put the pieces together...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BP2E3ZQ3

(Zip contains ADB.EXE FASTBOOT.EXE CWR.IMG SUPERUSER and other tools...)
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***Temp Root:

You must have the USB drivers installed for your MT4GS. (If you don't have them, you can always install from the Drivers Folder, plug in your MT4GS, and it will install the correct drivers.)

You MUST exit from the HTC Sync application for this to work!! (Right-click on the icon in the taskbar, and select Exit)

You must also have USB Debugging enabled. (Settings, Applications, Development, USB debugging)


Save the Folder to C:\ADB-Windows
Run Command Prompt as Admin (make sure you go the the directory C:\ADB-Windows\TempRoot) type commands below

adb wait-for-device
adb push fre3vo /data/local/tmp
adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/fre3vo
adb shell /data/local/tmp/fre3vo
adb wait-for-device
adb remount
adb shell mount -o rw,remount rootfs /
adb shell mount -oremount,suid /dev/block/mmcblk0p23 /data
adb shell mkdir /vendor/bin
adb shell chown root.shell /vendor/bin
adb shell chmod 755 /vendor/bin
adb push ./sqlite3 /vendor/bin
adb push ./su /vendor/bin
adb push ./busybox /vendor/bin
adb shell chown root.shell /vendor/bin/su
adb shell chown root.shell /vendor/bin/busybox
adb shell chown root.shell /vendor/bin/sqlite3
adb shell chmod 6555 /vendor/bin/su
adb shell chmod 4555 /vendor/bin/busybox
adb shell chmod 755 /vendor/bin/sqlite3
adb shell busybox --install -s /vendor/bin
adb shell sync
adb shell chmod 6555 /vendor/bin
adb install ./Superuser.apk
pause

You'll get errors like "An error occurred while running the exploit (-1) (errno: 14)", but if it also says "Exploiting device" afterwards, then it was successful!

This is temp-root, meaning that you can run apps that require root, but it'll go away when you reboot. Run the script again to get root back.

***Permanent Root:

YOU MAY NEED TO DISABLE YOUR ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM- Norton is flagging up Revolutionary as a Virus when it isn't.

1. With the phone switched on (not in HBOOT, just the regular home screen), run the revolutionary.exe in the C:\ADB-Windows and if it has found your device it should read "Found your device: myTouch_4G_Slide..." (If it doesn't, see DEBUGGING, below)
2. Once you have entered your beta key (you will need to get it from http://revolutionary.io) correctly, follow any on screen prompts or actions from revolutionary and wait for it to S-Off,
3. You're done. Your Device will Successfully have S-OFF.... If you have S-off, your hboot will now be 1.44.1107
4. Revolutionary will now ask you to Install clockwork recovery mod after S OFF. While you may choose to let Revolutionary do it for you, you may want to answer N and install manually below to avoid some issues with the phone not charging properly.


***Last Install ClockWork Recovery v4.0.0.9 (IMG located under C:\ADB-Windows folder, if you follow the steps you should still be in FASTBOOT )

Make sure the device is in FASTBOOT and not HBOOT
Connect the device to the computer via USB.
On your computer, open a command prompt/terminal and run:

fastboot devices

You should see something similar to:
List of devices attached
HTXXXXXXXXXX device

Write the image to the recovery partition ('fastboot flash recovery C:\ADB-Windows\clockworkmod.4.0.0.9.img')
Do a recovery reboot to test (power off and boot holding down the volume-down key, select recovery)

DONE
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9th September 2011, 10:45 PM   |  #172  
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Originally Posted by jdmarko

As far as I can tell, these are the only detailed instructions here for obtaining Permanent Root (and S-OFF). Hit THANKS if you feel inclined...

Just to be clear, this is not my basework, but I've assembled all the pieces and instructions to make it work for the MT4GS! Thanks to revolutionary, modaco, teamWin, eugene373, idanfima, coolbho3000 and wisefire for the easyfrevo part!

Temp Root:

You must have the USB drivers installed for your MT4GS. (If you don't have them, you can always install HTC Sync for the Sensation, plug in your MT4GS, and it will install the correct drivers.)

You MUST exit from the HTC Sync application for this to work!! (Right-click on the icon in the taskbar, and select Exit)

You must also have USB Debugging enabled. (Settings, Applications, Development, USB debugging)

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9VN7956N
...This is the new version (14 August 2011) that has the most up-to-date SuperUser.apk...

Unzip, and run the batch file (Run_ME_Fr3vo_ROOT.bat)...
You'll get errors like "An error occurred while running the exploit (-1) (errno: 14)", but if it also says "Exploiting device" afterwards, then it was successful!

This is temp-root, meaning that you can run apps that require root, but it'll go away when you reboot. Run the script again to get root back.

Older (v1) of this temp-root can be found here:
http://www.multiupload.com/M0757JL5DX
...just in case you run into any problems.

Permanent Root: (thanks to ikhzter for helping with some of the instructions!)
NOTE: If you don't have ADB working (or don't know what ADB is), please download the drivers and files for the temp-root above, and be sure to save the revolutionary.exe into the same directory as the temp-root solution. Make sure you have HTC fastboot drivers as well (if you don't already), which are on the Revolutionary page.
NEW! Thank you Team Revolutionary! If you would like to be one of the first to get PERMANENT root access, then download the new Revolutionary, instructions here:
http://unrevoked.com/rootwiki/doku.p.../revolutionary
The current version of Revolutionary, 0.4pre3, is a The current version of Revolutionary, 0.4pre3, is a developer preview. . Don't come yelling if you mess up your phone. (But do share your results, so we can collectively solve any issues!)
You'll need your serial number (Settings, About, Phone Identity), HBOOT version (Settings, Power, uncheck "Fast Boot", then power off, hold down volume down as you power on, the HBOOT version is at the top of the screen). Be sure to write down your Beta Key!

Note: you can also enter bootloader by issuing the command "adb reboot-bootloader" if you have the ADB & drivers installed (follow the Temp Root instructions above for drivers and ADB).

YOU MAY NEED TO DISABLE YOUR ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM- Norton is flagging up Revolutionary as a Virus when it isn't.
  1. With the phone switched on (not in HBOOT, just the regular home screen), run the revolutionary Utility you just downloaded from http://revolutionary.io/ and if it has found your device it should read
    "Found your device: myTouch_4G_Slide..." (If it doesn't, see DEBUGGING, below)
  2. Once you have entered your beta key correctly, follow any on screen prompts or actions from revolutionary and wait for it to S-Off,
  3. You're done. Your Device will Successfully have S-OFF.... If you have S-off, your hboot will now be 1.44.1107
  4. Revolutionary will now ask you to Install clockwork recovery mod after S OFF. While you may choose to let Revolutionary do it for you, you may want to answer N and install manually below to avoid some issues with the phone not charging properly.

Hit THANKS!

You now have S-OFF on your MT4GS! Woo hoo!

Next, we'll flash the latest ClockWork Recovery (v4.0.0.9 without the charging problem) if you didn't do it above: (Thanks to Paul O'Brien / Modaco!!)
  • Download the ClockworkMod image file from here or here (direct mirror)
  • Turn off the device.
  • Boot device into bootloader
  • Make sure the device is in FASTBOOT and not HBOOT
  • Connect the device to the computer via USB.
  • On your computer, open a command prompt/terminal and run:

    fastboot devices

    You should see something similar to:
    List of devices attached
    HTXXXXXXXXXX device
  • Write the image to the recovery partition ('fastboot flash recovery /path/to/<recovery>.img')
  • Do a recovery reboot to test (power off and boot holding down the volume-down key, select recovery)

Now you can flash the latest SuperUser. (Thanks to ChainsDD!)
  1. Go to http://androidsu.com/superuser/ or download it directly here.)
  2. Copy this file to your SD card root folder (main folder of your memory card)
  3. Start clockworkmod recovery (hold down the Volume-Down key while turning on the phone), select Recovery
  4. BACKUP YOUR ROM USING CWM BEFORE ATTEMPTING ROOT!
  5. Navigate to "Backup & Restore" using the Volume Down button and press select (power button to select) then select "Backup"
  6. Select "install zip from sdcard" after backing up
  7. Then select "Choose zip from sdcard"
  8. Then select "su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip" (or whatever file you obtained from above)
  9. Then select "Yes - install su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip" to confirm (some have had to flash this a few times)
  10. Then go back
  11. Then reboot.
  12. You're rooted!

I highly recommend going to the Market once you've rebooted and install "Busybox," which many rooted apps will assume is already installed.

Download "Root Checker" to make sure everything is done correctly!

Please help with these instructions.... provide feedback if I can make something more clear!

DEBUGGING:
  • If the Revolutionary exploit hangs or seems to be taking a very long time... or if it fails altogether, then please install my Temp-Root solution above first. Then, try the perm-root again.
  • Try installing the same drivers that I listed on the first post for the Temp-Root solution. Also, make sure you've exited from HTC Sync on your PC. (it will say "out of date" if HTC Sync is still running)
  • And make sure you have USB debugging enabled.
  • If Revolutionary still fails to find your phone, re-verify you have all the drivers installed, (uninstall and reinstall) and try "disk drive" mode and then "charge only" mode.
  • Still can't figure out how to get fastboot to work? Try this post for a quick solution.
  • For those having GPS issues after this process, try installing "BusyBox" from the Market and then installing the app "FasterFix" from the Market.

I certainly welcome feedback... and I appreciate your THANKS!

My phones:
HTC G1
HTC Nexus One
HTC Sensation
HTC My Touch 4G Slide

Did a quick how to video for this to help some people out. Feel free to link to it in the OP. Hope it helps someone!

How To Permanently Root and Gain S-Off on the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide (Revolutionary Method) -
http://theunlockr.com/2011/09/09/how...ionary-method/
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Originally Posted by dcogen

Did a quick how to video for this to help some people out. Feel free to link to it in the OP. Hope it helps someone!

How To Permanently Root and Gain S-Off on the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide (Revolutionary Method) -
http://theunlockr.com/2011/09/09/how...ionary-method/

I'll put it in the op. Thanks!
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Works great. Thanks =)
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Successfully S-OFF
Thanks for the info, this worked great.
7th October 2011, 04:20 AM   |  #176  
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What's next for this phone? MIUI? CM7?
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What's next for this phone? MIUI? CM7?

Who knows.

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Did a quick how to video for this to help some people out. Feel free to link to it in the OP. Hope it helps someone!

How To Permanently Root and Gain S-Off on the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide (Revolutionary Method) -
http://theunlockr.com/2011/09/09/how...ionary-method/

Thank you so much! Good solid help on the how to get this done.

Just something small that I got stuck on, in CWM 4.0.0.9 (or maybe its just my MT4G Slide) I needed to use the "Camera" button instead of the power button to select menu items. using the power button function as a "Back" button.

Is this just me? Anyone else?
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Thank you so much! Good solid help on the how to get this done.

Just something small that I got stuck on, in CWM 4.0.0.9 (or maybe its just my MT4G Slide) I needed to use the "Camera" button instead of the power button to select menu items. using the power button function as a "Back" button.

Is this just me? Anyone else?

Thats not normal. O_o

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when i run Revolutionary Method Command Prompt shuts down less then 1 second , Revolutionary Method is in the correct file and yes my phone is temp root
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