egzthunder1 · May 10, 2011 at 09:00 pm

G-Slate Successfully Rooted

Even though it is not officially supported on XDA yet, we found a guide created by XDA member Chandon, which describes a very detail process on how to root T-Mobile’s latest tablet (it is actually LG’s, but who keeps track of these things anyways?). The process is not too complicated but it will require you to perform the whole thing under a Linux environment because files must be mounted as ext4, which is not possible right now. The good news is that you could probably use Ubuntu without having to mess with installing a new OS (use Live CD or install Linux as an app under Windows). As you see, there is always hope.

The whole guide consists of a grand total of 19 steps (just a few more steps than your regular 1-click root methods). However, no one ever said that hacking a device is a simple feat. If nothing else, this should give you a good chance to play around with Linux before completely diving into your shinny new tablet.

Please post some feedback in the thread if this worked for you or if you have any suggestions to make the guide a bit easier.

This process works under Linux. The hard part under Windows would be mounting a file as an ext4 filesystem, but if you can do that you win.

You need:

  • The four files in the gslate_root.zip archive attached to this post.

You can find more information in the guide thread.

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egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area.
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