How To: Temporarily Root the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G / HTC Glacier

I. Before You Begin

1. This method gives you temporary root, but you can go to the next procedure immediately after finishing this one to get permanent root and s-off.

2. This will allow you to WiFi tether (if you can find an appropriate WiFi tethering app for the phone).

3. If you are on Android 2.3 or higher, you must downgrade first. Head here to do that then come back to this procedure to continue.

II. Root the G2

1. On your phone, go to Settings > Applications > Development > and make sure USB Debugging is ON (it MUST be ON) and make sure Fastboot is checked OFF (if it exists in your settings, otherwise don’t worry about it).

2.Download Visionary from here (Link updated 09/11/12 )

3. Plug in your phone via USB cable and mount the sd card so we can transfer files to it.

4.Copy the Visionary .apk file to the root of your phone’s memory card (NOT in any folder just on the sd card itself).

5. Then simply open any file manager app on your phone (like Linda File Manager for free from the Market for example) find the visionary apk file in the file manager and click it and follow the prompts to install it.

6. Once installed, open Visionary and check ON Temp Root After Reboot, and check ON System R/W After Root. Then click TempRoot Now and wait for it to finish.

7. Once it is done, you have temp root and can use rooted apps without rebooting, OR continue to the next procedure to gain persistent root access and s-off to load custom ROMs, etc.

III. Gain Persistent Root and S-OFF

1. Head over to our How To: Gain Permanent Root and S-OFF on the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G / HTC Glacier

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  • Sgunz86

    Not Getting the s-off can someone help me thank!!

  • Sgunz86

    Not Getting the s-off can someone help me thank!!

  • Sgunz86

    Not Getting the s-off can someone help me thank!!

    • Thatroughniggadave

      Cannot root this Mytouch 4G and do not understand why. Tried about 4 methods to the “T” but nothing works. I am very technically inclined.

  • Sgunz86

    Not Getting the s-off can someone help me thank!!

  • Do we need to keep usb debugging on and fast boot off?

  • Do we need to keep usb debugging on and fast boot off?

  • Do we need to keep usb debugging on and fast boot off?

  • Springcanon_34

    Heyyyyy I need help pleaseeee
    I did all the steps you did but when it rebooted it didnt do it right and now its like if it didnt have anything so when i try to turn the phone on it wont get past the mytouch 4g screen is there anything i can do?
    pleaseeee helpppp !!!

  • Springcanon_34

    Heyyyyy I need help pleaseeee
    I did all the steps you did but when it rebooted it didnt do it right and now its like if it didnt have anything so when i try to turn the phone on it wont get past the mytouch 4g screen is there anything i can do?
    pleaseeee helpppp !!!

    • Old-hippie

      pull battery then reboot

  • Leunam_e

    it says my SD card is shared and i need to insert one. one is already inserted and idk wtf to do

  • Benjamin

    What should be done if permission is denied?

    • Smarlyn12

      Samething happen to me, I don’t know what to do.

  • followed all the steps but phone wont turn back on at all .

  • Fbninja4

    I temp rooted my mytouch 4g, how do I un root it?
    Thanks,
    frank

  • Nellis

    nothing works with 2.3.4 on the MT 4G, I tried them all. it seems if you have hboot 0.89.005 you’re out of luck. I can’t even downgrade, stuck on permission denied in adb. 

    • Xniightx

      i have the same issue i have hboot 0.89.005 try all the rooting i could find and nothing have you found a solution yet?please help

  • Kidshenanigans

    Not able to download Visionary R14. No matter the link I use it fails

  • Jvhoustonian

    I have a MT4G running 2.3.4 and this method doesnt work on it. is there another way to root?? HBOOT-0.89.0005 (if that helps)

  • BillA

    You must downgrade your HBoot to 0.85.2007-Engineering.  Got mine done and loaded Virtuous Unity Sense 3.0 ROM, works perfectly just like on the new Sensation 🙂

    • New2droid

      well can you help us to achieve the same success as yourself?

  • Kyle G

    just got the phone and visionary won’t work.  yes i have the r14 version, but i get stuck at the black screen FOREVER.  what am i missing?!

    • Vljkkljdsfdj

      Same issue, don’t think there is a public working 2.3.4 exploit yet.

      You will have to downgrade to froyo, then root.

  • Liz M Fall

    i keep getting permission denied after enter su in the terminal emulator

  • Bobby-johnson

    Okay so I can’t download Visionary from the website you pointed us to without upgrading to their “prem” account. It looks like a scam to me.