We’re no longer surprised when a brand new Android phone receives root access the day of its release, or even before it’s release. That still doesn’t make us any less excited, and the T-Mobile G2X just got its root-wings with an existing one-click root program, SuperOneClick. Yes, it’s as easy as it sounds.
To get your G2X rooted right away, follow these simple instructions
2. Make sure “USB Debugging” is selected in Settings>Applications>Development
3. Connect the G2x to your computer via the USB cable.
4. Run SuperOneClick, press Root, and follow the instructions.
*If it asks you to install BusyBox, say yes.
There you have it, folks. Your G2X is rooted and ready for some hackery.
Speaking of which, Cyanogen, the obvious head of the popular custom ROM for Android, CyanogenMod, picked up the G2X today. This means that we’ll be seeing some great mods and ROMs coming out for the G2X rather soon. Even better, the custom recovery ClockworkMod has successfully be flashed the handset, making way for even more goodies to come along.
T-Mobile’s G-series devices have been the go-to Android phones for developers and hackers, and the G2X will fit nicely into the family. The day isn’t even complete and there looks to be a lot of progress done in the G2X hacking arena, and at this rate, we may see some custom ROMs hit very soon. With a G2X in Cyanogen’s pocket, and a successfully flashed custom recovery, we’d say it’s been a pretty good day for T-Mobile’s new flagship phone.
Keep in mind that rooting your phone can be dangerous, and even though this method is painless, you still assume all responsibility for what you do to your handset.
That said, enjoy hacking your phone, and here’s to hoping we’ll see CyanogenMod 7 in the very near future