T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Rooted!

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Rooted!

It’s been less than a month since we added the new myTouch Slide (HTC Espresso) to the roster of devices supported on the XDA forums, and already the brilliant developing community has managed to root the phone.

This week, XDA member eugene373 (along with help from a lot of other members) posted the first comprehensive guide to successfully root the Slide. Based on that of the HTC Incredible, the rooting process should be easy as long as you follow the guide to the letter. To help you out, eugene373 has also linked to a YouTube video tutorial, made by XDA member kingofyo1, of the entire process.

This is a major landmark in the process of developing for the Slide as it allows custom ROMs and other software to be flashed onto the device. You can read the complete guide in the tutorial thread.

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Ben Elliott
Ben Elliott

Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above.