Rooting my Mytouch 3G


  1. MGray1014

    MGray1014 New Member

    How come there isn't anything on how to root the Mytouch 3G that came with 1.6. They all say it must come with 1.5 in order for it to work. Mine came with 1.6. Can anyone help?

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  2. SukDeezNutz

    SukDeezNutz Well-Known Member

    Go to the unlockr.com and they have the method....thats how i did it.
  3. mcfierce24

    mcfierce24 Well-Known Member

    you have to downgrade to 1.5 in order to root
  4. SukDeezNutz

    SukDeezNutz Well-Known Member

    No you dont....I didnt and rooted just fine using the unlockr. You just have to make a goldcard.
  5. mcfierce24

    mcfierce24 Well-Known Member

    well, yeah. I mistakenly thought when I first did it that I had to do both.

    I think its much easier to downgrade to 1.5, I never did get the gold card right
  6. Swizz

    Swizz Well-Known Member

    Goldcards can be a beast to make, and it's more luck than anything. I ran through 5 different SD cards trying to find one that worked. Once I did, I framed that SOB so I could never lose it.
  7. Chidori602

    Chidori602 Well-Known Member

    i used universal androot method its really easy, just install the app, open it and click root. my phone rooted in about 3 seconds i believe, now i have 2.2. If you use this method your warranty wont be voided, and you will also be able to get the official 2.2 OTA update if it ever comes.
  8. mcfierce24

    mcfierce24 Well-Known Member

    my MyTouch is still slow as f*ck, even with Cyanogen 6.0.
  9. dbgrigg189

    dbgrigg189 Well-Known Member

    I have no idea what my issue is, but i keep getting "there is a problem parsing the package" wtf? Damn you Tmo and sending me a phone preinstalled with 1.6 and closing my precious security loophole. And I had gotten so good at the old way too :(
  10. stevedave

    stevedave Well-Known Member


    I was wondering if the androot would work. Ive been looking at rooting my girlfriends mytouch 3g for a while now. Saw I would have to do the gold card method and that didnt look like fun. Will be downloading Androot this weekend and doing this.
  11. PatrickHuey

    PatrickHuey Active Member

    download unviersal androot dude. its so easy. its from the market. just get it and follow the intstructions!
  12. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    Do a google search for Universal Androot. You install the program, click the root button, and there you go. SUPER EASY.
  13. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    CM6 is SLOWER than stock because it's a bigger OS. That's like putting windows 7 on an old computer. Of course it's slower!

    Uhmm, just apply sappimg.nbh to downgrade back to 1.5, then use flashrec to install amon ra's recovery and proceed as normal.

    How To: Root the HTC MyTouch 3G | TheUnlockr
  14. jcc2150

    jcc2150 Member

    hi was wondering if i unroot my phone (2.2.1) to (1.5) then root it, will it run much faster? after rooting can i update to 2.2.1 and will it be faster or still sluggish like everybody is complaining about?
  15. Swizz

    Swizz Well-Known Member


    Regardless of what you do to the phone, Android 2.x simply is going to be too much for a phone like the MT3G to handle. It's older hardware that wasn't meant to handle the demands of the newer software. If I were in your shoes, I would roll it back to a build no higher than 1.6. CM5 is a great ROM for the MT3G, and you wont suffer the sluggishness that comes with 2.x.
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  16. jcc2150

    jcc2150 Member

    thanks swizz, if i do this will i lose any compatibility with the market and the apps that i was able to run when i had 2.2.1? or should i just send my phone back for a refund because this isn't worth it?
  17. Swizz

    Swizz Well-Known Member

    You may lose some combatibility with apps. That decision is made by the developer and what minimum SDK they wish to allow.
  18. jcc2150

    jcc2150 Member

    oh ok i saw that on the market sidebar ...on which versions. this is really bad for me then. do know of any roms that will make the 2.2.1 run faster though? im assuming if i go in this path i'd have to the a root thing? do you know after rooting, then updating to 2.2.1, will it still run the same?
  19. jcc2150

    jcc2150 Member

    after rooting mytouch, does this give me the capability to run any app or is it still under 1.5 or 1.6?
  20. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    All that back and forth will accomplish nothing. The only thing that matters is what firmware you end up with. Furthermore, if you roll back to 1.5 you'll have an old-ass radio that will have worse reception.

    Here's your best bet.

    Stay on stock 2.2.1.
    Root with SuperOneClick.
    Delete any bloatware you don't want from /system/app using es file explorer or root explorer.
    Install clockworkmod or Amon Ra recovery (I actually prefer Amon Ra).
    Flash ezterry's 614 kernel that's compatible with the newest spl/radio.
    While still in recovery, do a wipe data/factory reset.
    Reboot and WAIT. Let it sit there for a full 10 minutes before you sign into google and start setting up. I'm not joking, this phone is slow, that extra time HELPS.
    Once you're up and running use setcpu to set your default profile to 614 max/528 min.

    Back when I had my mt3g, that setup was the best that phone ever ran or ever could run unless you want to go try cm4 or Dwang's Donut, both of which are Android 1.6. CM5 is android 2.1, btw...

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