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!)

400 responses to “How To: Root the HTC MyTouch Slide (Exploid Method) (Updated 01.26.11)”

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  2. Charles says:

    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.

    • TheUnlockr says:

      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 says:

        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??

  3. Charles says:

    Ugh…still getting Su permission denied!!!

    • TheUnlockr says:

      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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  5. JOse says:

    is there anyway to unroot??????

  6. BOBBY T. says:

    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

  7. 2Noob4U says:

    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.

  8. Lando says:

    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

  9. Jad says:

    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?

  10. lando says:

    Rhode Island

  11. ron says:

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

  12. jacob says:

    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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  14. xklownx says:

    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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  16. jonathan says:

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

  17. lando says:

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

  18. lando says:

    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

  19. lando says:

    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.

  20. lando says:

    david what goes inside the folder name myroot?

  21. allenb says:

    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?

  22. Lando Soto says:

    david hope u can make that video soon, lol.

  23. Lando Soto says:

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

  24. robert g says:

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

    • TheUnlockr says:

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

      • Kelly says:

        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 says:

        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?

  25. robert g says:

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

  26. Chris says:

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

  27. Oscar R says:

    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

  28. Lando Soto says:

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

  29. Oscar R says:

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

  30. OuncE718 says:

    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.

    • TheUnlockr says:

      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.

  31. In RI says:

    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 says:

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

    • Carlosedwin Rodriguez says:

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

      • Arcybarrios says:

        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

  32. JORDAN says:

    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

  33. Patrick says:

    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

    • TheUnlockr says:

      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.?

  34. Patrick says:

    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 🙂

  35. In RI says:

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

  36. John Dunn says:

    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

  37. 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

  38. terrell says:

    says out of memory

  39. hector says:

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

  40. 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

  41. Rik says:

    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?

  42. Adam says:

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

  43. terrell says:

    thank you i successfully rooted my phone (finally)

  44. andrew says:

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

  45. Lando Soto says:

    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.

    • TheUnlockr says:

      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.

  46. Anthony says:

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

  47. Anthony says:

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

  48. Dan says:

    does this still work.

  49. Alberto says:

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

  50. Robbie Pence says:

    Thank you! Worked for me!

  51. Victor Silva says:

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

  52. Victor Silva says:

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

  53. MVitti says:

    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!

    • TheUnlockr says:

      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.

  54. lorenzo says:

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

  55. katbastard says:

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

  56. Murph says:

    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.

    • TheUnlockr says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

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

  57. John Salinas75 says:

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

  58. John Salinas75 says:

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

  59. Cor says:

    anyone want to help me?

  60. Carlosedwin Rodriguez says:

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

  61. Schershberger says:

    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?

  62. Projekt says:

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

  63. Gmuney18 says:

    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!

  64. Gmuney18 says:

    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?

  65. Arcybarrios says:

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

  66. Anonymous says:

    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. 🙂

  67. Arcybarrios says:

    stock ROM w/ root access link not working

  68. John Salinas75 says:

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

  69. John Salinas75 says:

    unlockr… dude dont leave me hanging bro.

  70. Angel Lolz says:

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

  71. Hoogx7 says:

    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

  72. 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

  73. 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

  74. 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

  75. 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.

  76. BlueAero says:

    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

  77. BlueAero says:

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

  78. jimmy says:

    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

  79. Prsalvaje says:

    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?

  80. TheUnlockr says:

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

  81. TheUnlockr says:

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

  82. Dgrwe2512 says:

    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.

  83. TheUnlockr says:

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

  84. Asdgas says:

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

  85. […] is a lot easier.T-Mobile MyTouch Slide – Even though it works on the Slide, this procedure here is better.If you have a NAND locked phone listed below, simply use an Unrevoked Method (click here […]

  86. Betomo01121987 says:

    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..

  87. Betomo01121987 says:

    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!!!!

  88. MarkaFlockaFlame says:

    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)

  89. MarkaFlockaFlame says:

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

  90. TheUnlockr says:

    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.

  91. Tdperkinsjr says:

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

  92. Tdperkinsjr says:

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

  93. Tdperkinsjr says:

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

  94. Mars says:

    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…

  95. TheUnlockr says:

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

  96. TheUnlockr says:

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

  97. RazeTastic says:

    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.

  98. TheUnlockr says:

    Reformat you SD card and start over.

  99. gunz_amem says:

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

  100. gunz_amem says:

    it says main version is older update fail

  101. TheUnlockr says:

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

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

  103. NJLuisV says:

    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.

  104. TheUnlockr says:

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

  105. JT says:

    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 . . .

  106. zaq says:

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

  107. zaq says:

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

  108. zaq says:

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

  109. zaq says:

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

  110. Derekr05 says:

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

  111. Derekr05 says:

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

  112. Derekr05 says:

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

  113. Derekr05 says:

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

  114. Anuj Man Shrestha says:

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

  115. Anuj Man Shrestha says:

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

  116. Anuj Man Shrestha says:

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

  117. Anuj Man Shrestha says:

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

  118. Jefferzzzz says:

    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!

  119. Jefferzzzz says:

    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!

  120. Brownd77 says:

    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.

  121. Kevin says:

    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

  122. Rzamora21 says:

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

  123. C Johnson05 says:

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

  124. Bill says:

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

  125. Bill says:

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

  126. Edge1382 says:

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

  127. Edge1382 says:

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

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

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

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

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

  132. Mike Fama says:

    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

  133. TRUFREAK says:

    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!!

  134. Mike Fama says:

    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!!!!

  135. Mike Fama says:

    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!!!!

  136. Mike Fama says:

    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!!!!

  137. B_Deion says:

    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

  138. B_Deion says:

    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

  139. B_Deion says:

    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

  140. Lmfaopies says:

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

  141. Lmfaopies says:

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

  142. Lmfaopies says:

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

  143. Chunk 7 says:

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

  144. Vis2 says:

    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 says:

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

    • dangerrr says:

      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!

  145. Vis2 says:

    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 !

  146. Fuckyou says:

    it does not work tried it 10 fucking time

  147. Fuckyou says:

    it does not work tried it 10 fucking time

  148. Perfectreign says:

    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….

  149. Perfectreign says:

    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….

  150. Juan says:

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

  151. mj says:

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

  152. Thebrobroski says:

    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

  153. Thebrobroski says:

    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

  154. Salkpost2 says:

    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

  155. Salkpost2 says:

    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

  156. Corderro09 says:

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

  157. Corderro09 says:

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

  158. Salkpost2 says:

    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

  159. Salkpost2 says:

    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

  160. Lmfaopies says:

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

  161. Lmfaopies says:

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

  162. Karasb says:

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

  163. Karasb says:

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

  164. Sotelo_jonathan says:

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

  165. mj says:

    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..

  166. Dangerrr says:

    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!

  167. Dan says:

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

  168. dangerrr says:

    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!!!!

  169. Ryan says:

    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 🙁

  170. 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…

  171. 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…

  172. 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?

  173. JasonMcFarling says:

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

  174. Boogybear7 says:

    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! =)

  175. Boogybear7 says:

    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! =)

  176. Guy from Buffalo says:

    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.

  177. Joshua says:

    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

  178. Hollingsworth Jason says:

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

  179. Malek996 says:

    both did not work for me 🙁 please help

  180. Malek996 says:

    both did not work for me 🙁 please help

  181. Prbugzdaman7 says:

    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 says:

      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.

  182. Lawless_1 says:

    I can’t ADB push the exploid file anymore

  183. Lawless_1 says:

    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 says:

      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…

  184. Dionis1v says:

    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……….

  185. Cristian says:

    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?

  186. Brianx220 says:

    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

  187. Bigderek says:

    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.

  188. Walter Wils says:

    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?

  189. Bigderek says:

    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.

  190. Maherbanali says:

    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……………

  191. Maherbanali says:

    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……………

  192. Akramemr1993 says:

    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?

  193. Folaville_flo says:

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

  194. Folaville_flo says:

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

  195. Folaville_flo says:

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

  196. Folaville_flo says:

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

  197. Folaville_flo says:

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

  198. Folaville_flo says:

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

  199. Folaville_flo says:

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

  200. Klopez2000 says:

    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

  201. Cook says:

    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!

  202. Brian says:

    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.

  203. Maherbanali says:

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

  204. Ernestro93 says:

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

  205. Demetrius says:

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

  206. Sheedeey says:

    do u need ADB for root?

  207. Demetrius says:

    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!

  208. BAM says:

    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 🙂

  209. Sh8de1 says:

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

  210. trisha yuuup says:

    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?

  211. trisha yuuup says:

    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 ?

  212. Jay R says:

    How do you do this on Mac OS/X?

  213. Softball_girl2295 says:

    the esprimg.zip is once again broken.

  214. Kavy_red says:

    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

  215. 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.

  216. DRzRevolution says:

    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.

  217. Alewis703 says:

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

  218. Orbis Lopez says:

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

  219. Tonychan96 says:

    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….

  220. Aaron says:

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

  221. Dybl27 says:

    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

  222. Trans says:

    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 😀

  223. Paoli says:

    Can’t cd to sqlite_stmt_journals?
    Little helpplease

    • thatguy112 says:

      i’m having the same issue

      • thatguy112 says:

        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 says:

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

          • Ieatfood says:

            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 says:

            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 says:

            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

    • Dave says:

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

    • fad;fj says:

      take your SD card and format it to FAT32.

  224. Mbregar13 says:

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

    • TheUnlockr says:

      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.

  225. oblivious_target says:

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

  226. Dee says:

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

  227. Paulbrunache says:

    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 says:

      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

  228. Lainemac says:

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

  229. vicky84 says:

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

  230. vicky84 says:

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

  231. vicky84 says:

    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. !?!?!?

  232. Tday says:

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

  233. tdat says:

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

  234. Troby86 says:

    I have done everything correctly,

    when I get to install the update.zip,

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

  235. SalasPappi says:

    Mine says that ./exploid is not found

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

    • Paulbrunache says:

      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 says:

      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

  237. Paulbrunache says:

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

  238. Paulbrunache says:

    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 =)

  239. Paulbrunache says:

    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

  240. Ginegray says:

    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?

  241. Lvpupkitn says:

    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.

  242. Paulbrunache says:

    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 =)

  243. Angeld 2008 says:

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

  244. Ginegray says:

    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

  245. Angeld 2008 says:

    they ab anded the site??

  246. Andres Pena says:

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

  247. Alarcon297 says:

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

  248. Alarcon297 says:

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

  249. Sajan Al Macaari says:

    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

  250. Torshanda says:

    Will this work for the official 2.2.1 update?

  251. Qnszkiddrusoo says:

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

  252. D Breezy says:

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

  253. Deathykun says:

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

  254. Demetrius Bizzell says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

        • Rafa0794 says:

          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

  255. Qnszkiddrusoo says:

    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

  256. Erik Avila74 says:

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

  257. Yhan_tejeda says:

    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.

  258. Ieatfood says:

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

    hope this helps

  259. Blake says:

    Where does the Android SDK come from?

  260. and it is already formatted to FAT32.

  261. 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?

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

  263. 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

  264. 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

  265. Modhed says:

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

  266. Kingpalmer says:

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

  267. Nick says:

    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….

  268. Espectra says:

    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

  269. Banekunsel says:

    no dice. :c

  270. Ranga says:

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

  271. Armando says:

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

  272. Jose_perez says:

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

  273. Luis_mtz says:

    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  🙁

  274. Anonymous says:

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

  275. Anonymous says:

    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!?

  276. Jarrel Grant says:

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

  277. Adriflowers101 says:

    Should I root my phone ?

  278. Aaron344870 says:

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

  279. Snunez says:

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

  280. grimster says:

    Thanks alot seriously thanks.

  281. Cody Bruce says:

    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!

  282. Wynabago says:

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

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