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- Mar 18, 2010
Obsolete: Go HERE: Unrevoked's reflash Root/Recovery flash tool
This will root the device and allow you to install things like wireless tether.
Edit: I can connect to wireless tether, but it's not routing to anything and takes forever to get an IP address. Once I get an ip address, I can't even ping the gateway. I suspect further AT&T foolery. I am working on it.
Custom recovery is a bear to get to. You can however, get to custom recovery, and we can flash custom roms.
For the most part, I used the root method and files from the MT3G root procedure. However, I could not get the adb to read my in recovery until I used my gold card. Many failed attempts before, and it pretty consistantly worked afterword. I suspect the difference was the SD card itself, and not that it was a gold card, because it makes no sense that a gold card should make a difference. Both cards were 2 gb Sandisk cards, but the one I used was from a Hero, which was what I used to make my goldcard to root that.
Folks, the MT3G method works. This isn't mine, I was just the first to make it go on the Aria.
Here's eugene's "How to Root the Slide thread"
Eugene, Koush, Modaco, ChiefzReloaded, brokensanity, the EVO Unrevoked team and many others, on behalf of an awful lof frustrated AT&T Android fans, thank you.
The Unrevoked team has more info here if you get stuck.
Instead of slideroot.zip and superuser.apk, you can just flash my rom. (See next post in this thread).
That includes root, busybox, superuser.apk and strips AT&T applications & brings the ROM much closer to a generic HTC sense ROM.
Check out this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=6909467&postcount=1
Once you have root (either by pushing slideroot and installing superuser.apk or skipping those and installing my rooted ROM) do yourself a favor and check out this thread: Unrevoked team: Recovery reflash tool (updated - Now for Aria/Liberty!)
Once rooted, you don't have to do the adb chase anymore; you can now flash custom recovery with the tool in that thread. It works!