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Sunday, August 23, 2009
Step by step 1-click rooting on your MT3G
WARNING: T-Mobile does not support "rooting", manual operating system upgrades and manual installations. T-Mobile will not assume responsibility for any device problems or failures that occur from following procedures in this blog. Unless specifically noted by me, the content of this post should be considered "at your own risk". You risk damaging your phone and voiding your phones warranty. This post is provided as a courtesy to advanced readers.
*NOTICE: This can be a risky procedure, and if you make a mistake and brick your phone: T-Mobile, author of this post, or other subsequent posts, nor any party, company, corporate entity, individual, or estate; living or dead, associated or otherwise connected with the above shall not be held liable for any damage you do to your device, others devices, your person, other people/living things, or property belonging to you any other entity in the known universe should you attempt this procedure. You take full responsibility and liability for any action you choose to take to attempt to manually update your phone. Do this at your own risk. Thanks!
THIS IS FOR STOCK MT3G... I have not tried this on a G1. Attempt at own risk!
It also uses a security flaw in the Android software which has already been patched at the developer level upstream... Which means that if you get an OTA update on your stock MT3G, and your version is not COC10, you will NOT be able to do this, and you will have to do it the long way
PLEASE READ, RE-READ AND THEN READ THIS AGAIN TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT SKIP A STEP!
You will need to download the 1-click root application from this link:
Place that file on your SD card, reboot into recovery mode (HOME+POWER), select apply any zip from sd, and reboot.
If you are applying a theme, make sure that the theme is for that version of the ROM. You CAN'T apply a 4.0.1 theme on a 4.0.2 ROM.
If you update your CM ROM to a newer version, it will delete the theme, and you must re-download and install the right theme for your version again.
Also, DO NOT WIPE when applying themes! Just flash on top of ROM.
For easy updating of CM's ROM, go to the market and search for CYANOGEN, and download the app called CM updater. Latest version is 3.1.1 This will allow you to update your ROM when new versions are out.
CM 4.0.2 has AUTO apps2sd, but you have to have your card partitioned for that. See thread in the T-Mobile support forums about partitioning card for instructions from the master (Breakthecycle2)
Since this is for the MT3G, you might not need apps2sd since youhave plenty of memory on your phone for apps.
This is the easy way to do this and it is only best for simple rooting and running CM's ROMs... If you wish to run other ROMs or run the HERO ROM, you really should root the long way, partition your SD card the right way, and do EXACTLY what Chris and Break (T-Mobile forums)have written on many times.
Also, if you get stuck, feel free to PM me and I will help you as much as I can.