HOW-TO Root the Slide
(MAC OSX FLAVORED) KAPOWWW!!!!
Android SDK on Mac
Download Android SDK from here
Unzip it. Place the folder it creates in your Documents folder and rename it AndroidSDK or SDK. (Something Easy)
SUCCESS!!! Android SDK Installed… //WTF!!??!!
Download This Package > Slide Root.zip
Place the Contents of "Slide Root.zip" into your Android SDK Tools folder.
(These five files need to be placed DIRECTLY into the AndroidSDK/tools/ folder)
RENAME Loop.bat to Loop.sh, then right click, open with TEXTEDIT.
Delete it’s contents and replace it with
while [ 1 ]
Save and Close the File.
On your Slide, GO TO Settings > Application > Development and turn on USB Debugging.
This should save you headaches.
NOW… Power Off the Slide
(APPLE + SPACE and type Terminal, press enter.)
Now, CD to the SDK/Tools Directory.
It should be where we left it.
Terminal SHOULD open with it already in your USERNAME
Type cd Documents/AndroidSDK/tools/
Power On the Slide into the Bootloader by Holding Down ( Volume Down + Power Button )
NOW run your loop file (the one we made earlier)
The Terminal should be all queued up to the Tools folder.
Type in ./loop.sh
(The Terminal should be blowing up with List of Devices Attached over and over)
Once your loop is running, select Recovery from the bootloader menu.
(Volume UP & DOWN to change selection and POWER to Select)
When recovery loads, you should Have an Offline Device.
The Slide’s screen will have a picture of a Phone and RED triangle around a !
(Don’t freak out, this is a good thing.)
Hit Ctrl + C to stop your script & see.
If this doesn't happen, Power Off and try again from STEP 7.
Un-plug your USB cable from your Slide & Plug it back in for it to Detect ADB Correctly!!!
At this point you can adb devices to see if it detects your device and that it is in recovery mode.
Type into Terminal ./adb devices
If it says recovery you are golden and move onto STEP 12 to kick the habit.
If not, rinse and repeat from STEP 7.
Select Update.zip from the menu. (This will fail, but we already know that! Select it anyway).
Type into Terminal
./adb push ota.zip /sdcard/update.zip
Type into Terminal
./adb push slideroot.zip /sdcard
Have this Command ready in your Terminal before applying update.zip again!!
./adb push update.zip /sdcard
On your Slide, Hit run update.zip
As soon as you see A Little Bar appear behind the text
Push ENTER to execute the Terminal command
(./adb push update.zip /sdcard )
If successful, you should see Clockwork Recovery.
If unsuccessful, repeat steps 13-16.
In Clockworkmod Recovery,
Go to the Partitions menu and Mount System
(It should be at the top and the only one not mounted.)
Go one level back & 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 it 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.
Type in Terminal
you will get a $
Then type su
On the Slide, Superuser should pop-up asking if you give permission, do so.
In Terminal, your $ should turn into a #. If so, you have root. WOOT!!!