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Not so fast G2; myTouch 4G gains “permanent” root too

November 9, 2010 | by Chris Smith

Android Hacks

myTouch 4G receives root

And just as the G2 gained a permanent root earlier today, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G was not far behind it. So, this will of course open the floodgates for modders, ROM cookers, and other hackery to take place on one of the newest Android devices.

If you want to head over to the XDA Developer forums you can partake in following the step-by-step root process. Something that is sort of alarming at first first blush is the 42 point, red, bold font letting you know that you should pay attention or you could brick your device. From experience there is always a minuet chance something like this will happen, but usually reading through and falling the directions will result in little to no minor complications. If you are brave and want to root your device, check out the forum.

It’s always good to see a new Android phone get rooted; especially when manufacturers and carriers are trying to make their devices more and more locked down. Sorry, guys, but when you have an open source base for an operating system, an intelligent hacker community, and the nerve to say something is “unhackable”, the device will be rooted. So, here’s to the XDA community and yet another triumph.

Via [Talk Android] Source [XDA-Developers]