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How To Perm Root your myTouch 4G / HTC Glacier

Posted by techhackz-admin Sunday, November 28, 2010


The HTC Glacier or T-Mobile myTouch 4G is the first 4G device released for T-Mobile USA HSPA+ network. The myTouch 4G is a slick device running Android 2.2 and up until recently you could only root it temporarily using VISIONary but thanks to the XDA community there is now a way to permanently root (permaroot) your myTouch 4G.

Note that we won't be responsible if you end up bricking your phone, rooting your phone can be risky. If you follow the instructions then you will be fine!

All the credits for this root hack go to scotty2, tmzt, IntuitiveNipple and grankin01.

To root / jailbreak permanently your T-Mobile myTouch 4G follow these simple instructions:

  1. Download VISIONary @
  2. Gain temporary root privileges using VISIONary
  3. Download root.rar @ XDA
  4. Unzip root.rar content to /sdcard/ folder on your device
  5. Open up a Terminal Emulator ( on your device and type su to get root access.
  6. Now type: cd /sdcard/root
  7. Then: sh
  8. Follow the instructions on your screen and wait

You now have permroot on your T-Mobile myTouch 4G.

See following note from grankin01 if it doesn’t work:

If you still have problems getting su to work after this uninstall visionary, shutdown, pull battery, and restart. Should work after that. Props to PolishDude for figuring that one out.

If you have tried EVERYTHING and still cannot get it to work for through the process and wait 30 minutes to an hour. The driver might have a cache delay write and you may need to give it some time to allow the sync command to work. This has worked for one other person (mfouco). BTW, this was figured out by coachmai. Props man!

The video below from BlackPrince310 shows a different way to root your T-Mobile myTouch 4G:

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