T-Mobile G2 gets rooted…permanently

November 9, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Android Hacks, HTC, T-Mobile


The radio in my local Quizno’s just played “You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down,” and there couldn’t be a song more fitting to make this announcement: The T-Mobile G2 has permanent root.

Android fans were greatly disappointed when they discovered that HTC and T-Mobile released the G2 with measures that prevented root from being obtained. T-Mobile called it a “feature” while hack-happy fans called it an offense that seriously made them question whether or not they would purchase the device.

Users were able to root the device, but the fix was not permanent. That issue has been addressed now that after a few weeks of tinkering and IRC chat, modders have managed to obtain permanent root on the T-Mobile G2. An official guide has been posted at XDA Developers forum for any G2 owner ready to give it a shot. As always, we remind you to display caution when attempting to root and to carefully read and follow directions.

Don’t forget to tip the folks who managed to achieve this. They spent a lot of time doing something the manufacturers didn’t want them to do, but you still get to reap the benefits.

[XDA Dev Forum, via HTCSource]