How To: Root the HTC MyTouch Slide (Exploid Method) (Updated 01.26.11)

I. Before You Begin

1. This should work on all MyTouch Slides, even after the latest OTA.

2. This will give you root access and a custom recovery image so you can begin flashing custom ROMs if you want.

3. IN ORDER TO GET FULL ROOT ACCESS (LIKE ACCESS FOR ROOT REQUIRED APPS ETC) YOU NEED TO COMPLETELY FINISH THIS PROCEDURE AND LOAD THE STOCK ROM W/ ROOT ACCESS.

II. Getting the Drivers to Work

1. Uninstall HTC Sync from your computer if you have it installed. Go to Start > Control Panel > Programs > Find HTC Sync and Uninstall it.

2. Download USBDeview to your computer.

USBDeview

3. Right click the USBDeview program and select Run As Administrator (if on Windows XP you can just double click it)

4. In the USB Deview program, click on Description at the top to sort by description. Search for all the T-Mobile MyTouch Slide drivers and right click each one (if there is more than one) and select Uninstall Device on each one. There should be no MyTouch Slide drivers left in the list when your done.

5. Download PDANet for Android

PDANet

6. Install it with the phone NOT plugged in at first. Follow the PDANet Installation prompt and it will ask you what manufacturer (choose HTC) and then it will tell you to go on your phone to Settings > Applications > Development > and make sure USB Debugging is checked ON. Then plug in the phone and it should automatically install the drivers (including our hard to install ABD driver).

III. Setup the Android SDK

1. Follow our How To Setup ADB procedure and once you can see your phone’s serial number come back to this procedure and continue.

IV. Load the Exploit to Root the Phone

1. Make sure the following Settings are correct on your phone.

Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging ON
Settings > Applications > Development > Stay Awake ON
Settings > Connect to PC > Charge only
Settings > Wireless & Networks > Wifi unchecked

2. Plug your phone into your computer via USB cable and select Charge Only for connection type.

3. Download the Rooting Files

MyTouch Slide Rooting Files (Updated 01.12.11)

4. Unzip the file and then copy all of the files into the tools folder of the Androidsdk (so they are inside the same folder as the adb.exe folder).

5. Open a command prompt by typing cmd and hitting enter in the Start menu search bar on your computer.

6. In the command prompt, type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line (the myroot command will take a while and appear frozen, just let it sit, don’t touch it):

cd\
cd c:\AndroidSDK\tools
myroot
adb shell
cd /sqlite_stmt_journals
chmod 0755 exploid     (the 0755 is a zero not an oh)
./exploid

7. After that last command, on your phone, turn on the Wifi, then turn it back off.

8. After that, focus back on the command prompt on your computer and type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:

./exploid

9. It should prompt you for a password, enter “secretlol” (without the quotes). If it does NOT ask you for a password start from the beginning of Section IV and redo.

10. After it accepts the password, type the following into the command prompt with hitting enter at the end of each line:

cd /data/local
chmod 04755 *     (the 04755 is a zero, not an oh)
/data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/mtd0.img      (the mtd0.img is a zero not an oh)

V. Put The Stock ROM with Root Access on the Phone

1. With the phone still plugged in, pull down on the notification bar and select Disk Drive so we can transfer files to the sd card.

2. Download the Stock ROM with Root Access and save it to your computer:

Stock ROM w/ Root Access

3. Copy the ROM .zip file (do NOT extract it, leave it as a .zip) to the root of the sdcard of the phone (NOT in any folders, just on the sd card itself).

4. Unplug the phone.

VI. Flash the Engineering SPL

1. Turn off the phone.

2. Turn the phone back on by holding down Volume Down and Power (keep holding until the bootloader screen comes up).

3. It should automatically find the ESPRIMG.zip file that the myroot command in the last procedure put on your sdcard. It will ask you to update, press Volume Up to start.

4. Once it finishes, it will ask you to reboot, DO NOT REBOOT!

5. Push Volume Down instead to get back to bootloader.

6. On the bootloader screen, press Volume Down and then Power to select Recovery from the menu.

7. When it boots to recovery (triangle will be on the screen), hold Volume Up and Power for a second for the menu to come up.

8. Then hit Volume Down and Power to select Apply update.zip

9. You will then be booted into ClockworkMod Recovery. STAY IN RECOVERY MODE AND CONTINUE TO THE NEXT SECTION!

VII. Flash the Stock ROM w/ Root to Finish the Rooting Process

1. Now, while still in recovery from the last procedure, select Wipe Data/Factory Reset in recovery mode then select Yes to confirm.

2. Now, select install zip from sdcard and then select the Slidemeroot2.zip file and click yes to confirm.

3. Once it is done flashing, you have root access!

4.(Optional) If you want to load a different custom ROM, then head to our next procedure:

How To Load a Custom ROM on the HTC MyTouch Slide

Thanks to NBetcher!
Thanks to ChiefzReloaded!

Reported Issues:

Issue: The ESPRIMG.zip file says it is corrupted or won’t flash when I try to flash it.

Solution: Download this ESPRIMG.zip file and manually put it on the root of your sd card overwriting the one that the procedure automatically put on there (not in any folders, just on the sd card like you did with the Stock ROM in Section V). Then continue with the procedure and flash that one.

ESPRIMG.zip (Thanks to Violet for sending this in!)

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  • Charles

    I have completed this process, but you can not complete the next process without having super user on your phone. This step does not outline how to get that.

    • Charles,

      Thanks will add that to it. In the meantime just google superuser.apk, download and install it and see if that works. Let me know. Thanks!

      • CP

        So far, I have downloaded a couple of Superuser.apk and they seem to install fine. Afterward, I go to adb shell and type “su” and I’m still getting permission denied! What can I do??

  • Charles

    Ugh…still getting Su permission denied!!!

    • Charles,

      Sorry for the confusion, this procedures gives you root access in adb only, which allows us to flash the ENG build and custom ROMs after that, but doesn’t let applications use root etc. So to get root access for your apps, you need to go to the next procedure and finish it with loading a custom ROM (which most people end up doing anyway) and you’ll be good to go from there.
      Redid the Before You Begin to reflect this for others as well. Good luck!

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  • JOse

    is there anyway to unroot??????

  • BOBBY T.

    Unlockrs, you should make a step by step video…..it would be alot easier for us…..because alot of people are having a hard time of doing this including me….THANKS

    • Bobby,

      I’d love to honestly. Just don’t have a slide to use…

  • 2Noob4U

    Ok so I am rooted again (After my wife installed the OTA) This procedure did work… kind of I had to do a few more things from this link to get it to work.–

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=754669

    I even had to rename the file to exploid1 to get it to work right after I tried the first time and failed. After some messing around I realized I was about halfway into your ROM Procedure using the XDA link (Engineering ROM part) A word of advice find a ROM and install it to your SD Card before you try all this. It makes things easier. I ran Cyanogen’s v6.0.0 RC1 and my wife said she liked it the way it was before (Head in hand? Froyo?) Anyway I put Eugene’s SLIDEMEROOT5 on and it’s nearly identical to the stock ROM. What does she know anyhow?

    I’m kind of having a problem with recovery. I have to reinstall it sometimes from the ROM Manager App because it won’t show up trying to load into the Clockwork recovery after the phone is off. Is this common?

    Thanks for posting the new procedure. Hope you get a MTS to make a YouTube video. They are really helpful as usual.

  • Lando

    im having a hard time trying to root my phone, you guys really need to make a video, can give you my phone if you guys want. lol

    • Lando,

      Ha would love to, you in South Florida? lol

  • Jad

    the Rooting folder have only one file named exploid 12kb,
    when I run the “adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals “comand I get error device not found, I redid the same resaults. any tips?

    • zenrei

      I had the same problem, and installed the free version of PdaNet (google it), which loaded the drivers for my phone.

  • lando

    Rhode Island

  • ron

    this is soooo complicated the g1 was easy than this. still cant properly root

  • jacob

    After typing in chmod0755 exploid
    im getting
    “chmod0755: permission denied”

    Any suggestions??? this phone has been a pain to root nearly impossible i can’t even get adb to see it in recovery when i tried the previous methods

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  • xklownx

    i have been working at this for 5 hours lol and i am hitting the same problem everytime tried everything, i followed this whole guide i got all the way to enter password and password input in and shows a # symbol ok so i got to the next step and i get to SU and i get permission denied everytime i even have the super app installed on my phone but it doesnt do anything even when messing in command is there a setting on that app or is there something im missing thanks i need help

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  • jonathan

    hi there is thre any files missing exploid files is just one file when i download it help thnanks

  • lando

    what does IV mean (load the exploid to the root of the phone)

    • Lando,

      That is the name of the section… not a step

  • lando

    hi david from the unlockr this is what i get when i do the chmod 0755 exploid
    unable to chmod exploid: no such file or directory

    • Lando,

      Did you run myroot first? In the procedure.
      Then did you cd to the directory in the step above?

  • lando

    yes i did the myroot first and it tell me ‘myroot’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

  • lando

    david what goes inside the folder name myroot?

  • allenb

    he guys a video would be great, i have a mytouch 3g slide, and I live in southflorida. do you think you could make a video using my phone?

    • Allenb,

      Yes be happy to. Sent you an email.

  • david hope u can make that video soon, lol.

    • Lando,

      Tomorrow hopefully… lol

      • ian

        hey,
        if that does go through and you do the tutorial, could you also show how it’s done on a mac? at least how what you put into the terminal is different. thanks

        • Unfortunately, I don’t have a Mac. As with most programming procedures, borrow a friend’s PC, or install BootCamp so you can boot into Windows on your Mac.
          Once the initial rooting is done, you can flash ROMs etc directly on the phone.

          • ian

            yeah thats what i figured. thats what i did with my old g1. thanks

  • ok that sound good.

  • thanks to david and TheUnlockr.com i got my phone how i want it.

  • robert g

    hey unlockrs ,
    when i do adb shell it shows a # instead of a $ sign
    please help

    • That’s a good thing 🙂 means root access, just continue.

      • Kelly

        what do you mean continue? I get the # also. I type in the rest of the info you mention and all it does is say it back to me with another #. I never get to the password prompt either. Shouldnt I be getting the $ like your video shows?

      • Kelly

        what do you mean continue? I get the # also. I type in the rest of the info you mention and all it does is say it back to me with another #. I never get to the password prompt either. Shouldnt I be getting the $ like your video shows?

  • robert g

    THANKS UNLOCKRS SO MUCH I FINALLY GOT IT….YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Chris

    You saved my life. This was pretty easy and I’m new to the term ROOT!

  • Oscar R

    i am on the last step but when i enter the command: /data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/mtd0.img
    i get and error message “i think”
    mtd: MEMGERBADBLOCK returned 1 at 0x000200000; skipping
    mtd: not writing bad block at 0x0000000
    error writting misc: No space left on device.

    is that still good or do i have to start over?
    thanks

  • to TheUnlockr, david are you gonna be show how to unroot the mytouch too.

  • Oscar R

    I finally DID IT.
    Thank You for this GREAT tutorial and for you help

  • Please make a video of how to use the Exploid method on a Mac computer. Please. This is such a pain trying to root the Slide. I’ve rooted the G1 and original Mytouch and it was quite simple.

    • Sorry but I don’t have a Mac. As with most programming/hacking procedures, they are usually designed for a PC. Either borrow a friends to do the procedure or download BootCamp and dual boot Windows.

  • In RI

    Unlockr,

    I get to section VI: step 3 and ESPRIMG.zip doesnt load. I get [no Image!] three or four times after the HBOOT screen tries to load it up… That is where I am stuck. Any help?

    • themaddog

      I’ve got the same problem, if anyone has any suggestions. Thank you.

    • Carlosedwin Rodriguez

      i have the same problem, when the hboot tries to load up it say ‘no image or bad image’

      • Arcybarrios

        I have literally been struggling for days with the same problem (after I get passes the minor ones). In Hboot I get
        Loading Esprdiag.zip
        No image
        Loading Esprdiag.nbn
        no image or wrong image

        I continued the steps anyway and applied the Cyanogenmod 6.0 Rom and it booted up and it seems to work

  • JORDAN

    i … think i just found a new way to root………… i was fooling around in recovery and adb after suffering the defeat of failing to troot and when i booted up my phone i realized a hade super user in my app drawer :] ……. but on the down side after trying to root for 2 weeks i left my phone charging for the whole 2 weeks. and now the battery is fried but the phone still works 🙂 just ordered a new battery . so can somone tell me iif ive rooted or not plzzzzz oh and i didnt get a chance to flash espring yet or a new rom

  • Patrick

    wish i had problems on the early stages i could have figured that out but on the step where i load the boot file on phone it takes several attempts to find the proper image but does then i don’t reboot i go in to recovery bring up the second menu and apply sdcard:update.zip and i get signature verification failed ? installation aborted? Kinda at a loss what to do. only thing i can think of is its finding some other random file. any advice?
    Thanks unlockr even if i can’t figure it out this is a great tutorial

    • Patrick,

      Thanks!
      Sometimes when you download the update.zip it gets corrupted. Simply try to redownload it and take out your memory card and put it into your computer somehow (US adapter or SD adapter, both less than $5 and really handy if you don’t have them already) and transfer the newly downloaded update.zip to the sd card.
      Also, it isn’t supposed to just find the imge in bootloader, you did flash the image and when it is DONE you do NOT reboot etc.?

  • Patrick

    So i tried it again this morning after formating my sd card to get rid of anything that might have been screwing it up and it worked perfect. must have just been corrupted files. Thanks again your the man!! on to the next step 🙂

  • In RI

    Ummmm… Any idea about the issue I’ve been having? I mean I asked back on Oct 2nd.

  • John Dunn

    I always breeze through this process until it’s final stages and I always hit the same wall. I’ve attempted this three times now, I’ve wiped the SD card in between each attempt and re-downloaded all of the materials and I always have the same issue.

    When I get to stage VI I believe it always says “Update failed! Main version is older” . I proceed anyway into the recovery stage and am unable to install the update and receive “E;signature verification failed Installation aborted”.

    This is a great guide! But Help!

    John

    • John Dunn

      I fixed the problem. Thank you!

      Still the most concise guide on the internet, easy to use for everyone.

      • karen

        please help me i am having a same problem ypu had. main version older message popped up and than error e signature verification failed

  • Helllo,
    Need help.. i get to the part when it says.. input: stmt_journals.. it says journals not found.. what should i do.. I tried redoing this many times and get stuck on that part

  • terrell

    says out of memory

  • hector

    hey, can I just load a custom ROM instead of the stock ROM with root access?

  • THIS REALLY DOES WORK FOR THE SLIDE… AFTER HOURS AND WEEK OF TRYING.. PEOPLE NEED TO TYPE IN EVERYTHING CAREFULLY. I JUST TYPED IT FROM THE VIDEO AND NOT REALLY THE PAGE ITSELF CAUSE IT SEEMS TO THROW ME OFF WITH THE SPACES YOU NEED TO PUT.. ITS DOES WORK..!! THANKS

  • Rik

    in the command prompt when it gets to the esprimg.zip it dosent go any further, i know im supposed to wait but it stays there for aleast 3 hours and still nothing, what should i do?

  • it tells me “permision denied” when im trying to put the zip files on my phone!HELP!
    steps: IV

    • Hoogx7

      im havin same problem have u got it yet

  • terrell

    thank you i successfully rooted my phone (finally)

  • will rooting my mytouch 3g slide delete everything on it.

  • david i need ur help i just got the new g2, i took the sdcard from my mytouch cuz it was a 16gig and i deleted the clockworkmod recovery, how do i get it back, anyway that u can send me an email with it.

    • What do you mean? You want Clockwork Recovery on your G2? Doesn’t work yet so that’s not going to happen.
      If you want it back on the sd card to use in the MyTouch? Just put it back in the MyTouch and redo the steps to flash the recovery image.

  • Anthony

    i keep getting “failed to copy ‘exploid’ to ‘/sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid’ : Permission Denied”
    whats wrong

  • Anthony

    Hey im having problems i tried updating during the Hboot screen but it says Main version is older update fail what do i do

  • Dan

    does this still work.

  • Alberto

    great tutorial man. i like my new rooted slide. great job.

  • Thank you! Worked for me!

  • just 2 hard 2 do dont understand nothing lol wish i had sme 1 2 do it lol

  • why can there be a super one click for this lol im afraid im goign 2 mess up my phone 🙁

  • MVitti

    You’re amazing!! Thank you for this Tutorial, I’ve been trying to gain root with out success until your’s.

    I’ve got another pair of issues I would like to solve.

    1. I live in Mexico and unfortunately the mytouch 3g slide didn’t came to Mexico so I bought it USA, T-Mobile and unloch the phone. The data network should actually be at least at Edge on mexico (that’s what i read), and if I check settings, yes it does have it, it says “TELCEL (Mexico Carrier) EDGE. But I open my Internet Explorer and only works with wifi, if theres a way to configure that?.
    2. If I’m in mexico I don’t think T-.Mobile will send me the Froyo 2.2 update OTA, how can I fix this? The only way is putting another ROM with Froyo’s system?, Will all functions works perfectly?

    THANK YOU very very much! People like you make the difference!

    • 1. You need to go to settings then wireless networks then mobile networks then apns and then click menu and click add new apn. Now put in your carriers apn settings and then save it and select it. That’ll get you a data connection.
      2. If your rooted, just flash a custom rom based on froyo (2.2). No need to wait for the ota. Rooted roms are faster, you get them sooner, you can customize them, overclock them, etc. No need to use the official update except if you need to send the phone in for warranty.

  • lorenzo

    im having a problem my computer is not reconizing the androidsdk\tools\ file its saying something about internal or external drive

  • ok i am starting the root deal on my mytouch slide back, i will post how long it takes me. wish me luck!

    • ok followed the guide and i am back in my phone had no issues, have not installed a custom rom yet still checking things out but thank you so far no issues at all

      • Any customs roms out there that work like oem?

  • Murph

    Hey, I keep getting stuck at the cmd window with the comand cd/sqlite_stmt_journals, It keeps saying cd/sqlite_stmt_journals: not found. I’ve tried re downloading everything and get stuck at the same part, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • You need to watch for spaces and write exactly what is in the instructions. There is a space after cd and that’s also not the correct command. Good luck.

      • Murph

        thanks, it was the spacing i now have everything done and i am at the screen where it says install from sd card complete, im not sure how to turn it off or reeboot now as i dont want to mess anything up, any advice is much appriciated again, and again thaks for the very deatiled unlock.

        • Murph

          hey I got it all figured out, thanks for getting back to me earlier and for this post, now officially a rooted 3gslide!

          • John Salinas75

            well at least u got it. i keep getting wrong image when i reboot phone and it tried to read the ESPRIMG.zip

  • John Salinas75

    I keep getting permission denied on /data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/mtd0.img

    • Murph

      when you do the chmod 04755 * there is a space between the last five and the asterisk, was having the same problem

  • John Salinas75

    Ok got thru most everything… But when I reboot to hboot it says wrong image name for esprimg.zip

  • Cor

    anyone want to help me?

  • Carlosedwin Rodriguez

    everything goes well till i reboot the phone to load esprimg.zip, it said no image or wrong image. san somebody help me?

  • Schershberger

    I’ve gotten all the way to VI. step 8. When I do this it says “e:failed to verify whole-file signature e: signature verification failed installation aborted.” Advice?

  • Projekt

    Link for the Stock Rom with root access is no longer valid. Says the page does not exsist. Please update.

    • Projekt

      Found the file I needed. Phone is now rooted, thanks for the tutorial. Worked like a charm my first time through.

  • Gmuney18

    I’m driving myself insane right now! It won’t recognize my adb devices and I thought I installed everything right??? I would greatly appreciate your help!

  • Gmuney18

    Okay, I realized I was using the wrong directory so that’s straight, but what do I do when i get to cd/sqlite_stmt_journals and it says: not found? What am I doing wrong?

    • PowrdbyTRD

      there is a space between the “cd” and the “/”

      • Kane1934765

        i also get not found i tried it with the space

    • Idhem5thousand

      you have to put cd(space) sql_stmt_journals

  • Arcybarrios

    is there anyway someone can send me the Mytouch slide rooting files? I can’t download it as my building has the site blocked =/

  • Anonymous

    I did all the steps with no problem.
    But when I try to use a different SIM card it’s says: Network Unlocked. And it don’t let me use the phone.
    I suposed it’s not rooted, right? But how can I know what was my mistake?

    And I also had some troubles trying to download the SlideMEROOT2.zip file. I had to find on a different website, maybe that could be the problem.

    Thanks and I hope someone can help me. 🙂

  • Arcybarrios

    stock ROM w/ root access link not working

  • John Salinas75

    still getting “wrong image” when rebooting phone. i’ve tried to do it over and over. any help would b much appreciated

    • Hydronos2005

      ANYONE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH IMAGE NOT FOUND….all you have to do is reformat the sd card to FAT32 and redo all the stops and it will work

  • John Salinas75

    unlockr… dude dont leave me hanging bro.

  • can some1 help me when i go the the white screen with the 3 dudes it doesnt find the update wat do i do?

  • Hoogx7

    i get to the last step in section lV i put in last line and it says permission denied
    what am i doin wrong
    dt

  • After I type in adb shell I get a $ sign, I can’t seem to get passed it. Can anyone help me, I don’t really know what I’m doing just following directions and I’m stuck 🙁 Thanks

    • Try over and make sure you do the myroot command and wait for it to finish. That command is a blunt force hack so sometimes it doesn’t work and you have to redo it until it does.

      • is there any chance of me bricking my mytouch slide while rooting?

  • After I type in adb shell I get a $ sign, I can’t seem to get passed it. Can anyone help me, I don’t really know what I’m doing just following directions and I’m stuck 🙁 Thanks

  • this whole rooting thing wont let me root my phone i have the mytouch slide when i go to command prompt for some reason it just wont reconize my phone i have tried every rooting site once i go to command thats where i get stuck i want to know when does the esy root programs come in like for jailbreaking iphone

  • So I read through the comments and came across the installation aborted issues… I am sad to say I am having the same issue. I formated the SD card and started from Step IV… re-downloaded the “update.zip” file however I am still having the same issue.

  • BlueAero

    when i do the myroot, it says “failed to copy ‘exploid’ to ‘/sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid’: Permission denied”, i searched all over, and i cant find a solution, but one says i need the su, sooo do i

  • BlueAero

    it says “failed to copy ‘exploid’ to ‘/sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid’: Permission denied” after i try the myroot

  • jimmy

    i am stuck in the clockwork mod recovery i got the new rom download but i cant install it becuz when i plug in my usb it is not being recognize and i cant put the new rom on it wat to do

  • Prsalvaje

    okay igot everything working fine untill the unplug the phone then power with volume and it says no image or wrong image….. am yeah what did i do wrong i have 0s 2.1 with update1 and running win 7 am i missing something?

  • It means the phone can’t see it or it’s corrupt. Redownload the file from its site then try again.

  • It means the phone can’t see it or it’s corrupt. Redownload the file from its site then try again.

  • Dgrwe2512

    I made it all the way through to part IV, step 8, then I get “E:signature verification failed Installation aborted” any one had this problem? I have repeated the entire process 3 times with the same result, what am I doing wrong? Thanks, George.

  • Redownload the .zip file it may have been corrupted during downloading.

  • Asdgas

    Your zip file is corrupted. This is why everyone who gets to the last couple steps are getting “permission denied”.

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  • Betomo01121987

    can some1 please help me 1 on 1 i bein trying for 3 days now i need some help i am so tired of trying..

  • Betomo01121987

    does any1 know how to do this.. i am willing to drive somewhere to get my phone root please help me i live in the san bernardino county in california i need help!!!!

  • MarkaFlockaFlame

    Step 2 Part 6
    After i install PdaNet
    Do i install the “PdaNet” App onto my phone & “enable USB Tether” after step 6
    orr..
    Do i just go to step 3? (Setup Android SDK)

    • Do whatever the prompt for installing PDANet tells you to do. If it asks you to install it on your phone and then plug the phone in, do so.

  • MarkaFlockaFlame

    In step 3 part 1
    what package do i download?
    i have a 32-bit operating system/vista

  • Not sure what step you are referring to, just install whatever it says is for your OS. If it doesn’t say and there is only one download, then that’s the one.

  • Tdperkinsjr

    step Vl: say no image. I redownload the file twice and redid the steps but it always comes up the same

  • Tdperkinsjr

    step Vl: say no image. I redownload the file twice and redid the steps but it always comes up the same

  • Tdperkinsjr

    step Vl: say no image. I redownload the file twice and redid the steps but it always comes up the same

  • Mars

    Im having trouble with step 8 –
    It keeps saying E:signature verification failed Installation Aborted.

    I say where you mentioned the update.zip might be corrupt.
    I redownloaded the SlideRoot.zip on another computer, and transfered it to the SD card threw a MircroSD Adapter…

    But Im still getting the same Issue..

    I don’t know what I should do. Reboot? Wipe Data?

    I tried the other method but it didnt work, thats why im trying it this way…

  • make sure it is on the root of the sd card and not in a folder. also make sure it is spelt correctly.

  • You need to start over and make sure there aren’t any errors with the sections before that.

  • RazeTastic

    For some reason my phone is NOT finding the ESPRIMG.zip on my SD card. It is indeed on the root of the card and it is not corrupt. Silly question, but does the “esprimg” need to be all caps? I don’t know how picky this process is. I’ve tried another method earlier (very similar to this method) and ironically enough, once I got to this EXACT part, (flashing the stock ROM) same outcome. No prompt to flash an image.

  • Reformat you SD card and start over.

  • gunz_amem

    um mine say main version is older update fail! can some1 help me

  • gunz_amem

    it says main version is older update fail

  • What version is your phone on? (Go to settings then about phone then software)

  • my says main version is older and i have software 1.35.531.1 and firmware version 2.1 can someone help me?

  • NJLuisV

    it work fine on my cell phone. i have T-mobile My Touch Slide 3G. i follow all the instruction and i didn’t have any problem 😉 thank you very much.

  • Thanks! Always nice to see someone post how well it worked!

  • JT

    Been working this problem all day. Directory is right…drivers are right…settings on phone are right, but every time I typr the “myroot” cmd “exploid” fails to copy to sqlite_stmt_journals. After I tell it myroot everything is automated. All I do is press ENTER when it reads “Press any key to continue”. Any advise on where I’m screwin the pootch?

    Below is from my cmd prompt:

    C:AndroidSDKtools>myroot

    C:AndroidSDKtools>clr
    ‘clr’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    “This is made for MyTouch 3G Slide with a combination of a few methods”
    “Originally found at xda developers I did develop the exploit just made this sim
    ple tutorial”
    “At this point, your phone should be booted as normal and connected”
    “Make sure of these things:”
    “USB Debugging Enabled – Settings/Applications/Development”
    “USB Connection Type – Charge Only (select on your notifications bar)”
    “Wifi is currently turned off.”
    “Confirm that the screen on the device is set to never timeout.”
    “Press enter to begin the process”

    C:AndroidSDKtools>pause
    Press any key to continue . . .

    C:AndroidSDKtools>clr
    ‘clr’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    “Please Wait…Initiating root setup to device and copying files this will take
    a while”

    C:AndroidSDKtools>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    HT072PS01835 device

    C:AndroidSDKtools>adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals
    failed to copy ‘exploid’ to ‘/sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid’: Permission denied

    C:AndroidSDKtools>adb push flash_image /data/local
    1190 KB/s (76044 bytes in 0.062s)

    C:AndroidSDKtools>adb push mtd0.img /data/local
    2051 KB/s (655360 bytes in 0.312s)

    C:AndroidSDKtools>adb push update.zip /sdcard
    2469 KB/s (828298 bytes in 0.327s)

    C:AndroidSDKtools>adb push esprimg.zip /sdcard/ESPRIMG.zip
    2504 KB/s (143701302 bytes in 56.035s)
    “follow the rest of the steps now”

    C:AndroidSDKtools>pause
    Press any key to continue . . .

  • zaq

    when searching for the ESPRDIAG.zip it says main version is older. update fail. what do i do?

  • zaq

    when searching for the ESPRDIAG.zip it says main version is older. update fail. what do i do?

  • zaq

    when searching for the ESPRDIAG.zip it says main version is older. update fail. what do i do?

  • zaq

    when searching for the ESPRDIAG.zip it says main version is older. update fail. what do i do?

  • Derekr05

    Very nice work you guys, thank you very much for your time and this worked perfectly with no problems. Happy Holidays!

  • Derekr05

    Very nice work you guys, thank you very much for your time and this worked perfectly with no problems. Happy Holidays!

  • Derekr05

    Very nice work you guys, thank you very much for your time and this worked perfectly with no problems. Happy Holidays!

  • Derekr05

    Very nice work you guys, thank you very much for your time and this worked perfectly with no problems. Happy Holidays!

  • Anuj Man Shrestha

    when i type chmod 0755 exploid it says unable to find exploide: no such file or directory. what am i doing wrong?

  • Anuj Man Shrestha

    when i type chmod 0755 exploid it says unable to find exploide: no such file or directory. what am i doing wrong?

  • Anuj Man Shrestha

    when i type chmod 0755 exploid it says unable to find exploide: no such file or directory. what am i doing wrong?

  • Anuj Man Shrestha

    when i type chmod 0755 exploid it says unable to find exploide: no such file or directory. what am i doing wrong?

  • Jefferzzzz

    This worked my first time… Thank you for explaining this in detail… It took me days or trying other methods to get this to work. Thanks a million!

  • Jefferzzzz

    This worked my first time… Thank you for explaining this in detail… It took me days or trying other methods to get this to work. Thanks a million!

  • Brownd77

    I am stuck at Apply sdcard:update.zip. It won’t go any further. It won’t install the update. It keeps saying:

    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

  • Kevin

    When i get to the end of
    /data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/mtd0.img
    in the cmd it says image not found
    i dont know what to do its not working

  • Rzamora21

    how do you solve the main version is older update failed issue i cant figure it out.

    • B_Deion

      HELP PLEASE when i myroot everything goes right then when i cd /sqlite_stmt_journals i get a # not a $ and i continue and all i get is a #

    • B_Deion

      HELP PLEASE when i myroot everything goes right then when i cd /sqlite_stmt_journals i get a # not a $ and i continue and all i get is a #

      • A # is a good thing. Just continue.

      • A # is a good thing. Just continue.

        • B_Deion

          thanks it turned out that it was already rooted before i even got the phone 😀

        • Crazycowmi1k

          help whenever i try the cd 0755 exploid it says no such file or directory

        • How it doesn’t come up with all that stuff nor does it ask for password.

        • How it doesn’t come up with all that stuff nor does it ask for password.

      • A # is a good thing. Just continue.

    • B_Deion

      HELP PLEASE when i myroot everything goes right then when i cd /sqlite_stmt_journals i get a # not a $ and i continue and all i get is a #

    • Alewis703

      please hlp having the same problem

  • C Johnson05

    I need the rooting file does anyone have it if so could you send it to me C.johnson05@live.com

  • Bill

    Does this work when your using a mac… wheres the command promt

  • Bill

    Does this work when your using a mac… wheres the command promt

  • Edge1382

    Hi im getting the main version is older what should I do plz help.

  • Edge1382

    Hi im getting the main version is older what should I do plz help.

  • slideroot.zip will not download, can someone post a mirror please?
    Thank you

  • slideroot.zip will not download, can someone post a mirror please?
    Thank you

  • slideroot.zip will not download, can someone post a mirror please?
    Thank you

  • slideroot.zip will not download, can someone post a mirror please?
    Thank you

  • Mike Fama

    I had the same problem as others. The esprdiag.zip update is older update. If anyone has a solution or a newer version, please let me know. mfama@hsv.k12.al.us

    • Updated the procedure with the newer ESPRDIAG.zip file! Try it now and let us know!

      • Lmfaopies

        nope

      • Lmfaopies

        nope

      • Lmfaopies

        nope

  • TRUFREAK

    I have done everything that as instructed and when it gets done Checking..
    it says Main Version is older!
    Update Fail
    Do you want to reboot device?

    my version says up at the top
    ESPRESSO PVT SHIP S-ON
    HBOOT-0.52.0000
    MICROP-0620
    TOUCH PANEL-SYNT0102
    RADIO-7.09.35.10
    Mar 23 2010, 21:22:49

    I NEED HELP!!

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  • Mike Fama

    The new update that was posted on January 12th works great. Thanks so much. Now that my phone is rooted, is it unlocked? I am new at this. Thanks again. It works!!!!

  • Mike Fama

    The new update that was posted on January 12th works great. Thanks so much. Now that my phone is rooted, is it unlocked? I am new at this. Thanks again. It works!!!!

  • Mike Fama

    The new update that was posted on January 12th works great. Thanks so much. Now that my phone is rooted, is it unlocked? I am new at this. Thanks again. It works!!!!

  • B_Deion

    After i myroot when i type in adb shell i get a # instead of a $ what does that mean? and is there anyway to fix that

  • B_Deion

    After i myroot when i type in adb shell i get a # instead of a $ what does that mean? and is there anyway to fix that

    • Kellyjinva

      Im getting the same problem, ever figure it out?

    • Kellyjinva

      Im getting the same problem, ever figure it out?

  • B_Deion

    After i myroot when i type in adb shell i get a # instead of a $ what does that mean? and is there anyway to fix that

  • Lmfaopies

    ESPRDIAG.zip IS NOT WORKING!!!!! HELP PLEASE!!! PROVIDE WITH A WORKING FILE!!

    • It works now, as someone has already confirmed in a comment before yours…

    • It works now, as someone has already confirmed in a comment before yours…

    • It works now, as someone has already confirmed in a comment before yours…

  • Lmfaopies

    ESPRDIAG.zip IS NOT WORKING!!!!! HELP PLEASE!!! PROVIDE WITH A WORKING FILE!!

  • Lmfaopies

    ESPRDIAG.zip IS NOT WORKING!!!!! HELP PLEASE!!! PROVIDE WITH A WORKING FILE!!

  • Chunk 7

    when i type cd/data/local it says not found??? help please

  • Vis2

    ESPRIMG.zip is not working when I am in bootloader !!! The whole precedure went OK but that write “no image or ..” !
    I think that this is not valid esprimg.zip file !

    • Dan

      i had the same problame you need to do it again with a new sd card and it will work..!

    • dangerrr

      download the new ESPRIMG.zip from the link in the “Reported Issues” section at the very bottom of the instructions. delete the non-working ESPRIMG.zip file and replace with the new one you downloaded. Place on yr sd card per instructions. It will work!

  • Vis2

    ESPRIMG.zip is not working when I am in bootloader !!! The whole precedure went OK but that write “no image or ..” !
    I think that this is not valid esprimg.zip file !

  • Fuckyou

    it does not work tried it 10 fucking time

  • Fuckyou

    it does not work tried it 10 fucking time

  • Perfectreign

    Thank you very much. This was excellent. My only issue was that I was using Wintendo under VirtualBox and having trouble with the usb transfer. went back to Ubuntu and all worked great.

    Just need to remember where to find gapps….

  • Perfectreign

    Thank you very much. This was excellent. My only issue was that I was using Wintendo under VirtualBox and having trouble with the usb transfer. went back to Ubuntu and all worked great.

    Just need to remember where to find gapps….

  • Juan

    hey i need help please… my phone doesnt reboot anymore how can i get it back like new???

  • mj

    my fone keeps on rebooting after i rooted using this method.. anyone knows y? please reply asap

  • Thebrobroski

    when i download the mytouch slide rooting files (updated 01.12.11)

    it gives me a winrar folder..ok

    so when i open it all of the .zip folders are in winrar format

  • Thebrobroski

    when i download the mytouch slide rooting files (updated 01.12.11)

    it gives me a winrar folder..ok

    so when i open it all of the .zip folders are in winrar format

  • Salkpost2

    please help me can u email me at salkpost2@gmail ….. i got the mytouch slide and ive tried everything to install the adb and it just wont do itt please help been trying to root forever now thanks

  • Salkpost2

    please help me can u email me at salkpost2@gmail ….. i got the mytouch slide and ive tried everything to install the adb and it just wont do itt please help been trying to root forever now thanks

  • Corderro09

    if i get a # sign where u get a $ sign what does that mean?

  • Corderro09

    if i get a # sign where u get a $ sign what does that mean?

  • Salkpost2

    when i restart and its starts rebooting the esprdiag.zip says no image : then it says no image or wrong image … what do i do please help

  • Salkpost2

    when i restart and its starts rebooting the esprdiag.zip says no image : then it says no image or wrong image … what do i do please help

  • Lmfaopies

    thank you!!! at long last i have root!!!!!

  • Lmfaopies

    thank you!!! at long last i have root!!!!!

  • Karasb

    Who does not get VI.3 – try changing your sd card

  • Karasb

    Who does not get VI.3 – try changing your sd card

  • Sotelo_jonathan

    i need help on cmd cause i write adb shell and it said device not found so what should i do

  • mj

    hi.. i rooted my mytouch slide using exploid method.. it worked fine for almost 3hours then it keeps on rebooting even though im not touching it. can someone help me please.. just email me… neeynoom@yahoo.com.. thanks.. God bless..

  • Dangerrr

    emsprimg.zip was not working for me either. i downloaded it from: http://www.4shared.com/file/OsmF_ZD7/ESPRIMG.html
    and replaced it in the androidSDK/tools folder. this one worked. i also used the file from: http://www.4shared.com/file/sz0VO2TL/SlideEng-package.html, unziped and placed contents into AndroidSDK/tools folder it finally worked! the source for these links is: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=703076. if you want the complete AndroidSDK file to place on computer and fully functional, email me, I can send it to you dangerrr@gmail.com. Or maybe the Unlockr can correct the ESPRIMG.zip so that it works correctly from the Unlockr site. cheers!

  • Dan

    the ESPRIMG.zip dont work to me please help..!

  • dangerrr

    Download the Unlockr My Touch Rooting files, apply per directions. The Unlockr ESPRIMG.zip will not work. Follow this link for a working ESPRIMG.zip and place in the androidSDK tools folder, replacing it with the ESPRIMG.zip from this site: http://www.4shared.com/file/OsmF_ZD7/ESPRIMG.html

    I could not root until i found the working esprimg.zip from the XDA site: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=703076

    After replacing the faulty esprimg.zip with the working one my phone is now rooted. YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!

  • Ryan

    I tried this and when i type /data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/mtd0.img it says permission denied. Please help as soon as possible! i dont want my phone to stay like this 🙁

    • Infernowolf36

      when you do the chmod 04755 * there is a space between the last five and the asterisk, was having the same problem

      • Quenncy

        Infernowolf36, Thanks a bunch man. Didn’t catch that space the first time around. Quenncy

  • Ok everything was going smooth UNTIL I got to IV:6 Entering the I got to chmod 0755 exploid and it says”unable to chmod exploid: no such file or directory” please if you can help a guy out i have no ideas and your trouble shooting dose not cover this part thanks…

    • You probably skipped the myroot command or the cd command (either way you missed something) in the part where you type in the command prompt. Try that part over. Good luck!

      • Thanks I got it to take now…

        • Klopez2000

          hi i was having the same problem what did you do to get everything you had back correctly?? please and thank you

          • Klopez2000

            I follow everything step my step but at the end when i started my phone up it asked me to recover the back up i hit no and now i dont have anything on superuser and all my saved files are gone helpplzzz

  • Ok everything was going smooth UNTIL I got to IV:6 Entering the I got to chmod 0755 exploid and it says”unable to chmod exploid: no such file or directory” please if you can help a guy out i have no ideas and your trouble shooting dose not cover this part thanks…

  • I got everything done When i go to reboot it asks me if i want to restore information from sd card i clicked no and went to set up. everything seems to be working well except i lost everything and i go into superuser and nothing is displayed just a black screen im wondering what should be there and how do i get it there?

  • JasonMcFarling

    When I put cd /sqlite_stmt_journals it says permission denied..Wats Wrong.??!!

  • Boogybear7

    Either I am really stupid (which I am not) or this is really tough to do. I have been trying this for 2 days with no luck. I get error messages with the esprdiag.zip and esprdiag.nbh. Then when i try to apply the update I get an error message that says e:not authorized signature and then it never lets me install the slidemeroot2 file. HELP PLEASE! =)

  • Boogybear7

    Either I am really stupid (which I am not) or this is really tough to do. I have been trying this for 2 days with no luck. I get error messages with the esprdiag.zip and esprdiag.nbh. Then when i try to apply the update I get an error message that says e:not authorized signature and then it never lets me install the slidemeroot2 file. HELP PLEASE! =)

  • Guy from Buffalo

    I was able to adapt the settings to Mac OS X if you guys want me to submit the changes. I made a couple shell scripts that replace the .bat files in the custom stuff, and secondly changes to the SDK caused some complications which I was able to figure out if you want that as well.

  • Joshua

    ok my name is joshua and i think i messed up real bad ok my problem is that my phone got rooted before and the guy that did it he never finished and i dont know where he really finished i remember he was doing it from here but yea he never finished so today i tried to do it i skiped some parts cuz it just would’t work like step 4 number 6 i skiped the part of the cd/sqlite_stmt_journals cuz it keeped saying file not there or something like that so i skiped all that and went to the next step everything went good till the point where u have to do the update it just wouldnt update it just said failure so what i did do wrong?? so after i just wipe the memory and rebooted everything runs normals but no new features lol so people plz help me is there a way i can delete the things that were put in the phone so i can start over or just help me out some how you can contact me at my email Gargola7896@gmail.com plz help all i want is to have a better phone

  • Hollingsworth Jason

    when I get to selecting update.zip it says “E:signature verification failed instalation aborted” anyone know what to do about this??

  • Malek996

    both did not work for me 🙁 please help

  • Malek996

    both did not work for me 🙁 please help

  • Prbugzdaman7

    Good Evening and thanks for this Video, but i need a little help, when i got up to the hold volume up and power button i followed the steps to update with ESPRIMG.zip, i did this, when i went back to the part to choose recovery i accidentally hit the fast boot and then my phone rebooted with out me even getting a chance to load the rom, now i tried to do the exploit again but when i get to the CMD where you type ./exploid nothing happens in the cmd. please help… prbugzdaman7@gmail.com

    • Prbugzdaman7

      never mind i got it to work, i just shutdown my phone and when into the recovery and phone was able to install the custom roms!!! Mytouch Slide 3G running CR Mod 2.13.531.1 OTA ROM.

  • I can’t ADB push the exploid file anymore

  • I finished everything on the command prompt but I can not boot into clockworkmod recovery it says E:failed to verify whole-file signature signature verification failed installation aborted.

    • Dionis1v

      i had the same problem…just go back and open cmd and make sure you do every step how is supposed to..you made think you did it right but maybe you missed something…

  • Dionis1v

    thanks for your times the unlockersss.after 3 days of trying and trying i finally got rooted…first i didnt format the sdcard,so the sprimg.zip wont apply…so format format format…..if u dont carefully follow every how its the update wont apply after you in recovery……thanks agian……….

  • Cristian

    when i type the cmd line /data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/mtd0.img it gives me a whole list of saying “out of memory” and then says error writing misc: No space left on device
    HOW DO I SOLVE THIS?

  • Brianx220

    when i type sqlite_stmt_journals it says permission denied for chmod 0755 it says no such file exists ./exploid not found. please let me kno if we can maybe do a team viewer session or somthing so i can get my phone rooted. thanks
    bigb10728@gmail.com

  • Bigderek

    the ESPRIMG.zip file just wont flash. i tried everyone of the alternative methods and i am having no luck. any advice would be great.

  • Walter Wils

    Got all the way to part VI. I rebooted phone to recovery… tried to apply update, and got “E: failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed Installation aborted”

    Any Ideas?

    • Walter Wils

      I even copied the new version of the ESPRIMG.zip and got the same result.

  • Bigderek

    I have followed your procedure to a T. It still tells me that the EPRIMG is a bad image when I flash the Stock Rom on the phone. Please help.

  • Maherbanali

    hello …….. unlockr david my phone is hard locked i had purchased an unlock code to unlock my phone but it didnt work can i root my phone and unlock it……………

  • Maherbanali

    hello …….. unlockr david my phone is hard locked i had purchased an unlock code to unlock my phone but it didnt work can i root my phone and unlock it……………

  • Akramemr1993

    great tutorial but when i enter the adb shell i get a # sign and i continue but then when i get to the ./exploid nothing happens, is something wrong?

  • Folaville_flo

    is it right for it to say permission denied at the end of the whole step IV

  • Folaville_flo

    thanks man…Tha video tutorial was amazing!!! bout to flash the Gingerbread rom!

  • Folaville_flo

    thanks man…Tha video tutorial was amazing!!! bout to flash the Gingerbread rom!

  • Folaville_flo

    thanks man…Tha video tutorial was amazing!!! bout to flash the Gingerbread rom!

  • Folaville_flo

    thanks man…Tha video tutorial was amazing!!! bout to flash the Gingerbread rom!

  • Folaville_flo

    thanks man…Tha video tutorial was amazing!!! bout to flash the Gingerbread rom!

  • Folaville_flo

    thanks man…Tha video tutorial was amazing!!! bout to flash the Gingerbread rom!

  • Klopez2000

    First i want to thank ever one for all the info and help the video and step by step was great! but im having 1 problem when im done starting the phone back up it earsed everthing and the superuser is only showing a black screen? dont know what i did wrong please help

  • Cook

    Thanks for this great tutorial Unlockr…I used it too root my phone…..But now….I can flash any ROM or radio or anything on my phone bcos once I get into clock recovery mod, nothing happen again. meaning, it doesn’t find anything on my SD card except from a black screen…that’s it.
    I really need Ur help please!!!! Or please come up with the unrooting tutorial pls….so that I can unroot it and then root it back!
    Thanks a lot…..U are certainly the best!

  • Brian

    i finally got my phone rooted and with a new awsome rom. im useing CR-Mod-OTA. i simply was making mistakes with typos and thats why i was having problems. make sure u type in exactly what he says, dont rush.

  • Maherbanali

    i had replaced the ESPRDIAG.zip byt i did not flashed…………………….. plzz help me

  • Ernestro93

    my phone wnt uppdate the bar on the top screen on my phone never comes up

  • Demetrius

    The adb driver will not download and install when i try to set up the pdanet, everything else downloads fine except sdb…please help

  • Sheedeey

    do u need ADB for root?

  • Demetrius

    ok, nvm on the last comment, after many tries trying to root my phone I finally did it, thank you so much Dave, really appreciate it. can’t wait to see what kind of roms I can now get!

  • BAM

    Excuse me, I’m new to this. I have 0 knowledge about these type of stuff. Does rooting my phone means I will have access to free internet? Thanks for you help 🙂

    • Pilotforswa

      no? its jailbraking your iphone but android

  • Sh8de1

    Why is it that I get as far as “./exploid” but never get asked for the password?

  • trisha yuuup

    I’ve gotten up to step VI it says “sd checking….. loading… NO IMAGE!… no image or wrong image!.. loading” ???????????? then.. “Main Version is older!” (i’ve checked your replies to the comments down below and i did get the new ESPRDIAG.zip at http://www.4shared.com/file/OsmF_ZD7/ESPRIMG.html and it remains with the same results.. Then it gives me the options “FASTBOOT” “RECOVERY” -CLEAR STORAGE- “SIMLOCK”. i do select “recovery” as told. Then the triangle screen comes up i do as told (hit vol. up and power) then i do select “apply sdcard:update.zip” and in yellow font at the bottom of my screen it says ” E: Can’t open /cache/recovery/command ” …..” E: failed to verify whole-file signature “E: signature verification failed. Installation Aborted.” – WHAT DO I DO?

  • trisha yuuup

    im almost done.. im not sure if it “rooted” i’m on the last step.. once i select “slideMeR00T2.zip” it says can’t open /sdcard/smlidemeroot2.zip (bad) installation aborted ?

    • trisha yuuup

      nevermind i got the “root checker” app and i’m finallllyyyyy rooooootttedddd 😀

  • Jay R

    How do you do this on Mac OS/X?

  • Softball_girl2295

    the esprimg.zip is once again broken.

  • Kavy_red

    i rooted my phone and put in a custom rom and now my screen wont turn on like the phone is on but the screen wont turn on i need help

  • i rooted my phone using this annoying method. But one Rom messed up my phone so i did a factory reset. No that means my phone is not rooted anymore right? So I’m trying to re-root it and I’m getting # instead of $ and then after i put ./exploid it doesn’t do anything nothing pops up. i have been trying to do this like two days already. please help.

  • DRzRevolution

    My slide says it cannot locate update.zip what can i do. i dont have it in any folders and its in a .zip file.

    • DRzRev

      Ok i fix that but now it says signature verification failed installation aborted.. help plz…

  • Alewis703

    i keep seeing “main ver. is older” please help

  • Orbis Lopez

    I tried doing this and now my phone wont read SD cards only on HBoot what can i do.

  • Tonychan96

    hi can i have some help, when i type in adb shell i get a # instead of a $, then i continue on and all it says is # and nothing happens when i type in ./exploid except it just repeats after me….

  • Aaron

    ESPRIMG.zip doesn’t work again. I’m getting the “Main Version is older” error too.

  • Dybl27

    this what i am getting c:androidsdktools>adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals failed to copy ‘exploid’ to ‘/sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid’: permission denied…… i just rooted my mytouch slide now my wife asked me to do hers and this is what i am getting

  • Trans

    i have had the same problem with the ESPRIMG.zip not being recognized when in HBOOT , and i did some research and all you have to do is format your SD card to FAT32 and then your phone should read it and you can continue with the root 😀

    • Chubbylove

      This worked! If you did all of the steps correct and you were stuck at the part where the HBOOT cant find ESPRIMG.zip, then just back up your memory card, then format it to FAT32, then put your files back in there and try the HBOOT again and IT WILL FIND IT!!!!!!. Thanx Trans!!!!

    • vicky84

      how do you do that?

      • vicky84

        nevermind. i got it.

    • vicky84

      how do you do that?

  • Paoli

    Can’t cd to sqlite_stmt_journals?
    Little helpplease

    • thatguy112

      i’m having the same issue

      • thatguy112

        when the myroot command is trying to push the exploid file to the sqlite_stmt_journals it says it can’t because the destination is a read only file.

        • Lvpupkitn

          Has anyone responded? I’m getting the same problem.

          • Ieatfood

            adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals

          • hey i tried the adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals and it said adb denied

          • same here.  this is the part I am stuck on still.

          • ViRTualTeRRoRisT

            If it says denied, that’s probably cause your firmware version is 2.2 (you can check under settings> about phone> software information). And if it is version 2.2 (which is what my problem was), you’re gonna have to find the ESPRIMG.zip of version 2.1 (just google around). When you download it, put it on the root of your SD card, turn your phone off, disconnect it from the PC, turn it back on while holding the  volume down button and the power button so you start the bootloader. When the bootloader starts up, its gonna load up the update that you were supposed to find and when its done, it’s gonna ask you if you wanna update. THIS IS IMPORTANT. HIT DOWN!!!! That will cause the update to start and when you restart and check your version, you should be at 2.1.

            I had this headache for 2 days before I finally figured it out. And once you’re back down to 2.1, just follow this guide from the beginning and things should go smoothly.

          • Kolada

            So, when I try this, this is what happens…. and then it just restarts to my regular 2.2 with no changes.

            SD Checking…
            Loading… [ESPRDIAG.zip]
            No Image!
            Loading…[ESPRDIAG.nbh]
            No Image or wrong image!
            Loading…[ESPRIMG.zip]

            Checking…[ESPRIMG.zip]

            Main Version is Older!
            Update Fail!
            Do you want to reboot device?
            Yes     No

    • same here

    • Dave

      Same here. Even copied the newest ESPRIMG.zip to both the SDCard and the AndroidSDK/tools folder. No luck… HELP THEUNLOCKR!

    • fad;fj

      take your SD card and format it to FAT32.

      • MikeD

        I’m having the same issue and my SD card is Fat32…

  • Mbregar13

    The “MyTouch Slide Rooting Files Up: 01/2011” link says file no longer available…

    • Actually what it says is, “The file you are trying to access is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.” 🙂 It’s megaupload just try again in 20 minutes.

  • oblivious_target

    anyone find a new working ESPRIMG.zip file yet???

  • Dee

    Adb is not pushing all the files to my sd card whats wrong i typed everything right in the cmd prompt

  • Paulbrunache

    i tried putting all all the esprimg.zips on there and I still cant get it to root =( help please I did everything like you guys said for some reason the esprimg.zip wont work no matter which one I download

    • Chilidog

      same problem for me im getting (main version is old)…have checked format and also changed sd cards. The second sd card was used as to root my g1 with no problems. Any ideas out there for all of us with this same problem

  • Lainemac

    Failed to copy exploid to sqlite_stmt_journals during myroot procedure. What the crap….. Help!!!!

  • vicky84

    same thing happening here as well!! help. how do you do that format fat32 stuff i dont get it?!?!?

  • vicky84

    same thing happening here as well!! help. how do you do that format fat32 stuff i dont get it?!?!?

  • vicky84

    help please 🙂 so i got to the step where i unplug the phone and turn it off then back on to the boot menu and it didnt do like you say. says no image and such. so i did that format fat 32 stuff and still no luck. !?!?!?

  • Tday

    “failed to copy expoid” what am i doing wrong?

  • tdat

    did u ever find a solution? im having the same issue.

  • Troby86

    I have done everything correctly,

    when I get to install the update.zip,

    I get a verification fail, and the installation aborts….any ideas???

  • SalasPappi

    Mine says that ./exploid is not found

  • can you still root mytouch 3g slide if you do the tmobile update

    • Paulbrunache

      since the files became corrupted I think rooting the mytouch slide is now impossible the only unrootable Android phone
      I’ve tried every possible root procedure

    • Paulbrunache

      theres an updated root method on xda for phones that have been updated
      still must fix the esprimg file i believe
      once my comment has been approved you’ll be able to fix your esprimg.zip

  • Paulbrunache

    Unlockr Mod’s where are you guys? =( we need help

  • Paulbrunache

    you guys I found a way to fix the esprimg.zip
    download this tool “object fix zip” from
    http://www.essentialdatatools.com/products/objectfixzip/
    I just did it and it fix the Esprimg.zip =) it works perfectly I you know it works because you can actually open the esprimg.zip and see its contents
    This is not a virus you can see i’ve been on this trying to root my phone to I just wanted to share what I found because i’ve been trying to root this phone for 3 weeks now tried every root method from this forum to xda to cyanogen
    with the esprimg fixed I believe were all back on track =)

  • Paulbrunache

    They are taking a long time to approve my comment but do this go to google
    type “object fix zip ”
    download from essential data tools . com its 100% safe its freeware and it will fix the esprimg.zip and if you folow this guide correctly your mytouch will b rooted

  • Ginegray

    So I get to the part where i’m supposed to select “apply sdcard:update.zip” and it’s saying “E: signature verification failed Installation aborted.” what do i do now?

    • Paulbrunache

      did you fix the esprimg.zip?
      and the installation is suppose to fail

      • Joe_hernandez1996

        Me too HELP.!

    • Paulbrunache

      i just tried and it gave me the same error =(

    • fad;fj

      format your sd card to FAT32.

  • Lvpupkitn

    In section IV step 6, ‘exploid’ failed to copy “read-only file system” error. Also, failed to copy ‘update.zip’ “/sdcard: is a directory” error.

  • Paulbrunache

    everyone having trouble with this head over to cyanogen wiki
    and follow their instructions and you’ll be rooted in no time i just rooted 3 phones yesterday
    all mytouch slides for $40 =)

  • Angeld 2008

    i give up to many errors and no one seems to be helping :.(

  • Ginegray

    After all of the bs and the restarting I gave up. Recently HTC just finally rolled out the Android 2.2 update for the mytouch 3g slide. I did that and decided I don’t need to root anymore. hth

  • Angeld 2008

    they ab anded the site??

  • Where do we get the android SDK and what version do we get???

  • Alarcon297

    i cant do the update what can i do please help!

  • Alarcon297

    when it goes to ESPRIMG.zip it sais update faild what can i do pelase help!

  • Sajan Al Macaari

    i have tried and changed EsPRIMG.ZIP stil saying not found and whenever i try to write chmod exploid it says no
    such file or directory help plz i keep doing it and getting same same problem all over plz help.. thank you

  • Will this work for the official 2.2.1 update?

  • Qnszkiddrusoo

     i got to #6 but some fils it doesnt find was up with that

  • D Breezy

    hey so i tried to get clockwork to boot but it says that signature verification failed whats wrong?

  • Deathykun

    i keep getting the can’t cd to sqlite_stmt_journals as well, has anyone figured this out?

  • Demetrius Bizzell

    failed to copy exploid to ‘sqlite_stmt_journals: read only file system &
    failed to copy update.zip to sd card: Is a directory

    I am doing everything right, i have even re-done it over about  5 times and have gotten stuck at the same part, I even used  my old rooting tools because this is my second mytouch and I successfully rooted the first one (which took 3 days by the way). I notice I am not the only one with this issue, someone please respond so I can have root

    • Rvezz28

      Same problem here, and this is also my second mytouch. just received today. I think it has something to with the new 2.2.1 firmware but i don’t know anyway around it

      • Rafa0794

        has anyobody solved this im in the same position as you guys 🙁

        • Rafa0794

          hey you guys the only way it will work if ur mytouch slide came with android 2.2.1 is by following exactly what this guide said: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1025336#12712582
          worked for me

          hope it helps you guys

  • Qnszkiddrusoo

    can some one please update this feaking site we all getting the same problemi think theunlockr cant get arount the my touch 3g slide thats why they dont update this site

  • Erik Avila74

    umm my phone’s volume keys don’t work is there any other way??

  • Yhan_tejeda

    Need help, when i get to cd /sqlite_stmt_journals it says cant cd to /sqlite_stmt_journals. I’ve been stuck in this part for a while so please help.

  • Ieatfood

    once your done with the my root comand do 
    adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals
    adb push update.zip /sdcard

    hope this helps

    • failed to copy: read only file system

  • Blake

    Where does the Android SDK come from?

  • and it is already formatted to FAT32.

  • Mine actually starts to fail at the MYROOT command.  I even uninstalled everything and started from scratch.  cant copy exploid or update.zip. then gives  ‘protocol failure’ while pushing ESPRIMG.

    any suggestions?

  • Where is the myroot trying to find /sdcard and /sqlite?

  • Is there a step im missing?
    C:AndroidSDKplatform-tools>adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journalsfailed to copy ‘exploid’ to ‘/sqlite_stmt_journals’: Read-only file system

  • Is There a Step im Missing?
    C:AndroidSDKplatform-tools>adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journalsfailed to copy ‘exploid’ to ‘/sqlite_stmt_journals’: Read-only file system

  • Modhed

    I  believe there is an issue with anyone trying to root after the 2.2 update. 

  • Kingpalmer

    chmod 04755 when i put that in it says no such file 

  • Nick

    I think the issue that a lot of people are having is that in a lot of widows 7 users (especially those who updated from another operating system) have the AndroidSDK file as read only.  Unfortunately there isn’t anything that can really be done, and Microsoft doesn’t see this as a problem.  You can’t just uncheck it.  And when in read only, you get stuck at “myroot”… dead end….

  • Espectra

    Im stuck in the password step, Im using windows 7 32 bits. I instaled PDAnet look: http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g122/Espectra/stuck.jpg

  • Banekunsel

    no dice. :c

  • Ranga

    This method does not work for people running on 2.2. Obsolete!

  • Armando

    You are The BEST !! . If you follow this instructions carefully, ther is no way to fail. Armando

  • Jose_perez

    no copy ¨exploid and esprimg.zip¨ on sd/card.

  • Luis_mtz

    c:androidsdktools>adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals
    failed to copy ‘exploid’ to ‘/sqlite_stmt_journals’ : read only file system

    c:androidsdktools>adb push esprimg.zip /sdcard
    failed to copy ‘update.zip’ to ‘/sdcard’ : is a directory

    I can do? any suggestions  🙁

  • Anonymous

    I tried to type cd/sqlite_stmt_journal in the cmd, but when I clicked enter it didn’t work! What should I do?!?!?!?

  • Anonymous

    When I type myroot in the cmd then click enter then enter again, it says ‘failed to copy ‘update.zip’ to ‘/sdcard’: Is a directory’. What should I do now!?

  • Jarrel Grant

    when i type the commant “chmod
    0755 exploid” it’s saying “No such file found” …. any idea ?

  • Adriflowers101

    Should I root my phone ?

  • Aaron344870

    Any Luck yet? Has anyone had their issue resolved yet?

  • Snunez

    megaupload links are bad, wish i knew that before i started

  • grimster

    Thanks alot seriously thanks.

  • Cody Bruce

    This is great, but when I’m using the command prompt, I try to input “adb shell”, but when I do, It gives me the $ sign, and when I try to use “cd /sqlite_stmt_journals” it reports that it “can’t cd to sqlite_stmt_journals”. Please help!

  • Wynabago

    Dude…I have tried to do this like 20 times and can not get it to work.