*Root the Slide & Other HTC Devices*6/15/2010* How-To Updated 6/29/2010

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  1. BH_MAN

    BH_MAN Well-Known Member

    How-TO Root the
    HTC Slide
    HTC Aria + See this Link > How to root the HTC Aria - xda-developers
    Nexus One
    Works With ALL 2.1 HTC PHONE"S with 2e Recovery!
    Must be able to See the Device From the ADB in recovery for it to work!

    If at anytime You have Trouble or Can't get my Method to work, Please see wesgarner's [Root] SimpleRoot v1.3 (Linux/Windows)
    Link > [Root] SimpleRoot v1.3 (Linux/Windows) - xda-developers
    Just use my Update.zip if you just want root only

    Download This Package > Root.zip

    How-TO Root the Slide

    First!! - Go to Settings > Application > Development and turn on USB Debugging. This should save you headaches.


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  2. rok0187

    rok0187 Active Member

    dame i should have posted this when i did it buit yea wrks good i used the same tutoral
  3. behold_this

    behold_this Well-Known Member

    Yeah but it's his method! So it's better that he posted it. BH_MAN is Eugene_373 :D
  4. Rxmike

    Rxmike New Member

    im stuck on step 6 cant seem to get it to show it offline can anyone help ?
  5. behold_this

    behold_this Well-Known Member

    Check xda forums for help with root and roms for the slide. You'll see quick this is the most common problem...search and you will find the answer
  6. Kristina424

    Kristina424 Member

    I know this may be a dumb question but what are the advantages of rooting the Slide?
  7. studrick

    studrick New Member

    I root and get everything, the Clockwork Recovery screen, but everytime I reboot the phone and if I go into Recovery, it defaults back to the standard Android Recovery. Any ideas? Is the root not holding? I also noticed when I tried to remove stock apps now that I am rooted, and I delete the apk and cache file for like Visual Voicemail, it comes back after a reboot. Is that because the root isn't holding?
  8. BH_MAN

    BH_MAN Well-Known Member

    A. Once Rooted Flash the ENG build

    B. You can not Reflash the Recovery

    C. ClockworkMod Recovery is a Fake Flash and must be saved as update.zip

    D. You can only Remove App from Recovery, once you mount the system in CWM Recovery

    E. You Must Do All the Above, To Do all above!
  9. studrick

    studrick New Member

    I am not as savvy on the Android, as I just moved here from Windows Mobile where I unlocked phones and dealt with custom ROM's. So, isn't it 2 different steps, in that you can root your phone and leave the same factory OS (mine is T-Mobile), and then there is loading a custom ROM which requires rooting the phone first?

    I guess I just don't fully understand your instructions. I have searched several forums but can't find the answer to what I thought my first question was, which I guess may have been the problem in that my question is wrong.

    So can you please elaborate on your instructions?
  10. BH_MAN

    BH_MAN Well-Known Member

    You can Root the Phone yes! You can leave the Factory Rom on and still have root..

    Now, if you want to do custom Rom's, Follow the Instruction on Flashing the eng-build first!! This will be needed to install custom rom's with ease!
  11. BH_MAN

    BH_MAN Well-Known Member

    How-to is now Revised!
  12. studrick

    studrick New Member

    I guess I went off another post about removing stock apps by deleting those files from system\app. Just all confused after doing all this reading.
  13. Kristina424

    Kristina424 Member

    ok Ive been doing steps 3-6 for two days now and I cant seem to get it to detach, I power it on volume down and power, loop, then select recovery over and over. Am I doing something wrong? Any suggestions? Could it be my computer? its xp and it is a bit slow would that affect this?
  14. bowzer

    bowzer Member

    Alright...this is a question I have some thoughts on myself but:

    What do you consider to be the top benefits of rooting the MyTouch Slide?

    I'm thinking hard about it but frankly the phone works well for me as is...except I'm beginning to get "Low on space" warnings I don't appreciate.
  15. UnknownAlly

    UnknownAlly Well-Known Member

    I'm also wondering what the benefits are of rooting. As I never even knew what it meant.

    All I know is I want a LED light for my camcorder.
  16. UnknownAlly

    UnknownAlly Well-Known Member

    It says HTC Slide does this guide work for the HTC MyTouch Slide?
  17. mangler1055

    mangler1055 Well-Known Member

    i know this question was asked up above, but i still didn't find (or can't understand) the answer.

    How can i root the slide without losing the stock OS?

  18. rudoFF

    rudoFF Well-Known Member

    Rooting is good for lots of reasons, and in your case would be good for apps2sd, and removing bloatware. Plus it gives you the freedom to try out custom roms, like one of the froyo roms, since we probably won't get a legit taste of that for some time on this phone.

    The HTC slide and Mytouch Slide are the same phone. ;)

    Using the above method, you only gain root access and maintain your stock ROM.
  19. IR0WANI

    IR0WANI Member

    I really need help. i am new to rooting and i have decided its a good idea. I have the MT3g slide and i want to root the phone, but like when i read the root instructions i dont know what it means by Android SDK tools/ directory. am i missing something or a program? i think i need a *Rooting your Phone for Dummies* walk through. haha. but please if someone could help i would appreciate it. please please please, and Thank youuu.

    IR0WANI - (xbox live name also)
  20. behold_this

    behold_this Well-Known Member

    Rooting is not for dummies so no walkthrough...DO NOT TRY TO ROOT WHEN YOU DON'T TRUELY KNOW WHAT IT MEANS AND WHAT IT DOES.

    This is obviously well above your skill set and knowledge base if you don't even know what sdk is. Do more research. Rooting is not for casual users that don't even know the programs and tools to use or the terms used! Plus this method doesn't work with the new update anyway.
  21. IR0WANI

    IR0WANI Member

    Well thanks. your so very nice. all i did was ask. No need for the angry lecture. Your obviously not one to go to. =[
  22. behold_this

    behold_this Well-Known Member

    ROTFLMAO! not angry at all man (or girl, don't know)...maybe your just being too sensitive! i'm trying to help you from wasting your time and possibly bricking your device. go to xda and ask that question...see how far you get. do your homework!
  23. IR0WANI

    IR0WANI Member

    im not bieng sensitive. i just asked. because i cant find all this detailed *research* your saying. so i thought id ask a forum. i want to learn. i wouldnt try anything unless i know what im doing. that was the point of my question. so if you could help i would appreciate it. i really think everything about this is awesome. and yes i am a newcomer
  24. behold_this

    behold_this Well-Known Member

    ok...ok. what i recommend you do is go here first to learn about android sdk:


    now go here to learn how to root the slide with any software version including the new update:

    [How-To] Root the Slide with any sw verision and flash cust rom - xda-developers

    on the xda forum read the entire thread linked above (or at least most of it) as it will likely answer questions you have. Also take a look at some of the other threads in the development section at XDA pertaining to root, but the link i provided is the most up to date.
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  25. IR0WANI

    IR0WANI Member

    thank you. i will now do this research. and i wont look so lame on forums. lmao.

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