@ChiefzReloaded and nbetcher have been secretly working hard to develop a new root method for the T-Moble MyTouch 3G Slide and it looks like they’ve done it.  The new method will work with all the current known updates to the phone. The guide is based on the exploid exploit method slightly modified to support the T-Moble MyTouch 3G Slide:

After many long hours of trying to restore my phone, I have now ported the exploid exploit to the MyTouch Slide! This means that you can gain root on any version of the Slide, INCLUDING the latest OTA! However, this isn’t necessarily “easy” as in the One-Click Root program, but there are reasons for this. While Android is running we cannot write to /system, even if we force Linux to let us, the NAND protection will prevent Linux from completing the write!

This is currently a manual process but we have been told that an APK version of the root method will be available soon.

Follow the guide below and you’ll have root on your Slide before you know it.

  1. Download the exploid root files to your computer and extract the zip file.
  2. Make sure your phone is in USB debugging mode AND you are in “Charge Only” mode.
  3. Connect your phone to your computer.
  4. Make sure you’re in the same directory as where exploid is extracted before continuing to the next step.
  5. Issue the following command: adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals. Note: It MUST be in that directory – NO exceptions.
  6. Run: adb shell
  7. Run: cd /sqlite_stmt_journals
  8. Run: chmod 0755 exploid
  9. Run: ./exploid
  10. Turn on your phone’s Wifi (however you wish to do that).
  11. Now (again) run: ./exploid
  12. It should prompt you for a password, enter: secretlol. If it didn’t prompt you for a password, but instead just output the same text that it did the first time you ran it, then something isn’t setup right. Make sure to follow the directions verbatim. If you suspect you did follow them correctly, please reply to this post letting me know.
  13. You should now be rooted! At this point you can do many things, but if you’re looking to downgrade, continue Eugene’s instructions in his previous posts on how to flash “ENG”.
    Download the ESPRIMG on that page to your SD card, then follow the rest of the instructions, followed by rebooting into HBOOT (using Volume Down + Power) and flashing the “update” once it asks you if you want to.


Important:
If you do nothing after step 12 then you are not “rooted.” This program grants itself root permissions in a shell, that is ALL. If you want to root your phone after this step then you need to follow instructions on how to do so. Due to the NAND-protection complexity on our device we cannot “One Click” root it, so just don’t ask!

This process will be much easier once the APK version of this exploid is released, but for now, let us know how it works for you.

A big thanks to @ChiefzReloaded for sharing this guide with us.

  • Ward360

    You his are awesome! Been having trouble with getting rooted with the original method, this should help alot. But I think I will wait for the apk. When it works for me I will by you a beer via papal.. Thanks for your many hours of hard work!

  • Ward360

    You his are awesome! Been having trouble with getting rooted with the original method, this should help alot. But I think I will wait for the apk. When it works for me I will by you a beer via papal.. Thanks for your many hours of hard work!

  • acook937

    I was having a difficult time using the other method so i trid to use this one. I am having a dificult time getting my phone to accept step 5. It says that i dont ha permission. What should i do???

  • acook937

    I was having a difficult time using the other method so i trid to use this one. I am having a dificult time getting my phone to accept step 5. It says that i dont ha permission. What should i do???

  • AUretsky

    I am stuck on step 12. Instead of getting a prompt for a password, I get permission denied when I try to run ./exploid. It said I pushed it over to the phone in the right directory. Is there something else I can do?

    Thanks for your work.

  • AUretsky

    I am stuck on step 12. Instead of getting a prompt for a password, I get permission denied when I try to run ./exploid. It said I pushed it over to the phone in the right directory. Is there something else I can do?

    Thanks for your work.

  • MoneyRunner

    I rooted using exploid method and was successful. Next step is to flash to Eng build but having problems with step 4; su: permission denied. Please help.

  • MoneyRunner

    I rooted using exploid method and was successful. Next step is to flash to Eng build but having problems with step 4; su: permission denied. Please help.

  • Johnny Neumonic

    My CPU sees that the file is a zip but doesn’t know how to run it… *NOTE* I am quite new at this. Is there an issue with the file or am i the newbie you guys laugh at?! Please let me know where to start as I think I am way out in left field…

  • Johnny Neumonic

    My CPU sees that the file is a zip but doesn’t know how to run it… *NOTE* I am quite new at this. Is there an issue with the file or am i the newbie you guys laugh at?! Please let me know where to start as I think I am way out in left field…

  • Pgmedrano

    my phone has been successfully rooted but, it will not install any roms. why is it doing this?

  • Jeremy474

    I am using a mac for this, I type in where the file is on the terminal, it says cannot execute binary file?? any ideas?

  • Dr Mike Mccoy

    Followed directions and completed, but still no root access

  • Gwillson30

    jornals are read only how do i change that

  • Noah P

    I know this is SO old just hoping for a look back from somebody at some time. I’m not getting it…i’m a total noob n have no idea what i am doing here (just praying i don’t brick my cracked up touch)…when i open the command window in the folder i “extracted the exploid files to” (and there’s only one file should there be file”S” or a “file”?) anyway when i run the first command “adb push exploid……..” i get “adb is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. I have been trying to root this espresso and install CM7 for MONTHS now plz somebody HELPPPPPPP! pretty plz.