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    HTC MyTouch 4G Root

    Root Options for the HTC MyTouch 4G:

    1. Easy way - Visionary plus pro r14. Available in the Android Market. My aversion to the 'easy way' root is pretty much done away with the app, BUT its not the coveted Security off (S=OFF) root we all want, so:

    2. S=Off, best option for Perm Root:

    Visionary is only part of the process. You need a couple more files and a working knowledge of abd and using terminal on your Mytouch 4G:

    files:

    wpx.ko
    hboot_dhd.nb0
    Visionary
    A Terminal app (I use SUFBS)

    Commands:
    push the above two files to /data/local using ADB

    adb push wpx.ko /data/local

    adb push hboot_dhd.nb0 /data/local

    run visionary and get temp root

    Terminal:
    Open up the terminal app and type in “su” to gain root access

    Once the “#” appears, type in “insmod /data/local/wpx.ko” and hit Enter. You should get a “function not implemented error,” which is what you want.

    This next terminal command will turn your device into a nice paperweight if you mess it up. If you do mess it up, don’t blame me, this all on you!

    dd if=/data/local/hboot_dhd.nb0 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 and hit Enter.

    Close the terminal app, now open up visionary again. Run temp root again. You might get the “device already rooted” notification, this does not matter, what you are doing is locking in root.

    Go back and open up your terminal emulator once more time and request root by typing “su”

    Once you get the #, type “sync” wait about three minutes and reboot.

    You should have permanent root with the security off (S-off), to check : With the phone off, hold down volume down and power to open Hboot. The top line of the screen should have “S-off” at the end.

    As always what you do with your device is YOUR responsibility, you F it up its your problem... just saying


    Now get a custom recovery:

    Download ROM manager from the Android Market and use it to flash the Custom Recovery of your choice (Clockwork works for me) or simple grab them both here ROM Manager and Clockwork Recovery Image
    Last edited by bupahs; 02-12-2011 at 05:18 PM. Reason: added perm root option

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    Hello,
    Is there any Gingerbread ROM for Glacier??? if there is please post the link.

    Thanks

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    You have CM7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsalam View Post
    Hello,
    Is there any Gingerbread ROM for Glacier??? if there is please post the link.

    Thanks
    According to Tmobile, it was released on July 20th, if your MyTouch did not get the update, then on Aug 5th you can go into a Tmobile store to have a "tech" update the phone manually.

    HTCMyTouch 4G
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    Is this still the correct process for rooting? I'm a noob at rooting Androids so I just want to make sure I dont screw anything up while I try to do this. Here are the details of the MyTouch4G I am trying to root:

    Version: 2.2.1
    Kernel: 2.6.32.21
    Build: 1.17.531.2
    Software: 1.17.531.2

    Will the described process work on this phone? Please let me know if you need any other details.

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    Well I got the update at the Tmobile store and am running Gingerbread 2.3.4 now. I know CM7 was 2.3.4 some time ago...lol. I would like to root just to remove crap apps. But since I'm not voiding my warranty, I found that I can use auto memory manager and autokill from the market setting the right settings, I keep my battery usage above 90% for most of the day. And I managed to get Japanese on the phone as well. So I'm set. No need to root. This phone has all I need it to do.
    HTCMyTouch 4G
    Froyo 2.2.1
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    Cliq Titanium
    Stock 2.1.5 Rooted
    ROM Manager
    Clockwork Mod Recovery

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    Quote Originally Posted by asifh007 View Post
    Is this still the correct process for rooting? I'm a noob at rooting Androids so I just want to make sure I dont screw anything up while I try to do this. Here are the details of the MyTouch4G I am trying to root:

    Version: 2.2.1
    Kernel: 2.6.32.21
    Build: 1.17.531.2
    Software: 1.17.531.2

    Will the described process work on this phone? Please let me know if you need any other details.
    Yes this will still root your 2.2.1 it will not root the new 2.3.4 update to gingerbread

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    I am a noob at this stuff so forgive me if this is a stupid question, but is it possible to root a MT4G running 2.3.4? I tried rooting my 2.2.1 MT4G with VISONary+ and my phone crashed and wouldn't reboot... sadly the new one comes with 2.3.4 preloaded. Any help is appreciated.

    Cheers,

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    Why I don't like HTC... < < but best of luck getting it rooted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobotPenguin View Post
    I am a noob at this stuff so forgive me if this is a stupid question, but is it possible to root a MT4G running 2.3.4? I tried rooting my 2.2.1 MT4G with VISONary+ and my phone crashed and wouldn't reboot... sadly the new one comes with 2.3.4 preloaded. Any help is appreciated.

    Cheers,

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    If you have Linux, you should be able to use Revolutionary to root your phone.
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    First off here's what I have:
    HTC Glacier running 2.2.1
    Kernel 2.6.32.21-g899d047
    Build # 1.17.531.2 CL277036

    I have tried the above described method 10+ times and cannot get the coveted S=off. I'm not quite a newb, but no pro either. I rooted all my other phones no problem (myTouch 3G, LG Optimus T, and Motorola Cliq XT). All the steps seem to work, but the sync returns a # sign almost immediately. Is that normal? How long should it take? All I want it to load CM7. I had it on my old phone, it's on my wife's, and I love it. Any hints or suggestions? Thanks.

    I have tried this using an emulator on the phone as well as adb shell.
    Last edited by dneagle; 01-17-2012 at 11:36 AM. Reason: forgot to include some info

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    Help

    I have a 2.3.4 MT4G , Never rooted it before and I really want to , but im scared ill "Brick" my phone. I dont know what this Linux talk is or Glacier. If you give me a link , Or PM . I really wanna do this as I stated that before , but any tips , videos , I would love to hear back from you thanks.

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    Ok, here's the link to revolutionary.

    Revolutionary

    Instructions need to be followed to the T, and should not be attempted by a novice.
    Remember to be respectful to others, this is a family-friendly forum.

    Remember to thank those who have helped you!

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    If your MT4G has been updated and you want to root and install a custom ROM, you must first downgrade.

    Downgrade Instructions

    Then in order to root, you must install VISIONary r14: Download Link

    To permaroot (S=off), install a Terminal emulator app from Google Play Store & follow THESE INSTRUCTIONS

    This is what I had to do to root & mod my updated MT4G.

    As always, the disclaimer is that you do this at your own risk. None of us are responsible if your phone should explode, implode, melt down, or spontaneously combust. HAPPY MODDING!

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