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T-Mobile myTouch3g rooted with instructions

August 12, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka

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T-Mobile myTouch3g rooted with instructions

Well, that didn’t take long. Roughly a week after being released, members of the XDA Developers Community  have gained root access to the T-Mobile myTouch3g. Earlier this morning, XDA member Amon_RA tweeted that the myTouch had been rooted, and instructions soon followed at the forum. He posted this message to announce the rooting process availability:

After a lot of trial and error we finally did it! Many thanks to Jrbourque for being a tester with balls (he could have bricked his phone) and Haykuro for all the tips and tricks . Please give them credit where credit is due.

Rooting a phone gives users access to core functions of the device. A rooted phone can do things like install custom themes and install apps to the SD card. However, we have to remind users that rooting your phone is a risky, dangerous, super-costly if a mistaken is made, process. If you make a mistake, there’s a chance you’ll mess up your phone and be stuck with a useless $200 clunk of metal.

If you still want to root your myTouch, knowing that it is a risk, instructions are available at the XDA forum.