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And Now…. MyTouch 4G Joins the PermRoot Club
It seems that it’s been quite a day for HTC Android devices in XDA. Not 1, 2, but 3 of HTC’s newest devices have been successfully permanently rooted. The latest addition being the MyTouch 4G. According to this guide posted by XDA member grankin01, the root method seems to be rather similar to the one for the G2 and the HD. They all use a temp root (Visionary) by XDA member paulobrien to gain partial access to the device after pushing a few things via adb, the magic gets going.
Needless to say, since this method has been out for only a few hours, expect it to be somewhat dangerous to use it. Having said this, there seems to be very good feedback so far. So, if you are one of the lucky owners of a Glacier, and feel like taking it out for a spin, this may be a good opportunity.
First of all, unforgiven512 deserves most of the credit for this tutorial as all I did was rewrite this tutorial in my own words (while looking at his in another window), edit the kernel module, and paste links to it and the hboot file with this tutorial. Also, thanks to adwinp for the instructions on hexeditting the kernel module to make it work with our devices.
This was a collaborative #g2root effort, primarily involving scotty2, tmzt, IntuitiveNipple but also many others!
Ok, so the usual disclaimers go here:
I am not responsible for your bricked phone or the ignorance that may or may not have caused it based on the fact the you CHOSE to follow these steps. Read through the forums and LEARN before you attempt to flash any device. You have been warned.
You can find more information in the guide thread.
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