[How-To] Root the Slide with any sw verision and flash cust rom
First I want to thank all the developers here and I take no credit for this all i did was put together a full set of steps
Big thanks to nbetcher with help from ChiefzReloaded who ultimatley go the steps for the exploit needed and to 743c who developed the exploit
Following these steps from beginging to end will allow you to full obtain root and flash a new rom from begining to end. Follow each step and you will be good.
Easy root guide for the MyTouch slide currently any version downloads at bottom
Make sure before starting that the device has atleast 50% battery charge.
Go to C drive on pc and make a new folder we will call root
Copy then all the files from the zip into that folder.
not required but you should also copy a rom that you want to use the the root of the sdcard on the device too then I have included teamfenix 1.7.1 as is a stable 2.2 android rom but you can use anyone you want.
First we will need to get some files to the device would be easiest with a following settings already done:
settings > applications > development > USB debugging (check mark here)
settings > connect to pc > charge only
settings > wireless & networks > wifi unchecked (important)
settings > sound & display > screen timeout > never
Now connect device
Then start the command prompt and uses these commands to move the files we will need
myroot (just allow to continue we covered the steps in it already)
Will take a few minutes for that to copy everything over to the places on the phone where we need them. will look like is frozen on ESPRIMG.zip that is normal don't interupt it just let it go.
when done we are now ready to actually get root and allow phone to let us get a recovery on there we can use with a few more commands
commands_______ things in () don't run just memos
(should now see a $)
chmod 0755 exploid
(will have initated the loop hole to get root)
(at this time go to settings and turn wifi on and then back off before continuing)
---The password is : secretlol
(You should now have a # instead of a $)
chmod 04755 *
/data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/mtd0.img
ok now we are set to apply the engineering build to get a custom rom
Turn off the device
Press and hold volume down and then power up and hold both
let go when see the 3 skateboarding androids
give the phone a minute then will read the moded file on card
when is ready press volume up to apply this update
--- This will take a while just let it run
WAIT - when done it will ask you to reboot DON'T
press volume down for no
then back on bootloader screen press volume down once to highlight recovery and select with power to boot recovery
on the recovery you will have a device with a triangle
hold volume up and power for a second together
volume down and power to select for apply update.zip
and you will then be loaded into the clockwork recovery and will beable to flash the rom of your choosing from sd card.
You can use touch pad not to scroll down and select install zip from sd
select choose zip from sdcard
find your rom and apply
You are now rooted enjoy
needed files - http://www.4shared.com/file/J6i52nwy/slideroot.html
rom i use - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=749312