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Root Rooting question Newbie here

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by braydonzdaddy, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. braydonzdaddy

    braydonzdaddy Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 18, 2011
    ok, i've read all these posts and i'm still not understanding entirely... I have a mytouch 3g that has a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top.... I want to root the phone and put a custom ROM on it. I watched a friend of mine do this on his lg ally, and it was SUPER EASY.... I on the other hand am having issues... it has 2.2.1. can anyone point me in the direction of a step by step, noob friendly, guide on what i need to do? can i root with 2.2.1? do i need to downgrade?

    note: i do not have a way to hook my phone to the computer at this time, so a way to do it all over the phone like my friend did with his ally would be AWESOME.


  2. Pwnage

    Pwnage Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    You have to hook it up to the computer at one point to download the custom ROM to your SD card.
  3. DasGoat

    DasGoat New Member

    Jul 6, 2011
    I am going to try to help you out, though I am no expert.

    After lots of frustration, I found a post that said that there is a glitch in the 2.2.1 software from T-Mobil that the USB doesn't work right. To get the phone to recognize the USB, turn off the phone, plug in the USB, and then turn on the phone. It will now see the USB.

    If you follow this link, Root HTC Magic/Sapphire Android Phone In One-Click

    on the bottom of the page is a link to this file:
    SuperOneClickv1.6.5 ShortFuse.zip


    This was awsome because it rooted my phone for me. I had to run it twice to complete, but then it was rooted.

    Then download Rom Manager. When done, install clockwork recovery.

    I never could get it to boot into recovery mode, but fooling around, I told it to fix the SD card file permissions. This didn't seem to fix the ROM problem, but now the USB works like it supposed to.

    I also recomend you download adb wireless. and the whole adb program thingy to your computer.

    I hope this helps. I still can't load CM 6.1, but my phone is much faster.

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