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May
T-Mobile-G-Slate

In the world of Android, devices have to go through a certain right-of-passage in order to really be embraced by the community. Part of the journey is becoming rooted, and thanks to XDA Forum member Chandon, the LG G-Slate has officially passed this portion of the test.

This article deals with a couple of advanced topics. If you’re unfamiliar with some of the terms, hit up our primers here:

The process is nowhere near as easy as it is for, say, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, so don't expect a simply copy/paste or even a one-click root. This process is actually 19 steps long, and it requires the use of a Linux machine as you need to mount the files as ext4, which is not currently supported in Windows.

If you don't have access to a Linux box, don't fret - this method has been verified to work using both a Wubi installation of Ubuntu Linux and Ubuntu running inside of a VMWare virtual machine. You could probably make this work from a LiveCD as well, though I can't verify that as I haven't tried it myself.

Do NOT try this using VirtualBox. There are driver issues preventing it from working properly, and it could potentially damage your device.

If you think you're up to the task, head over to the source thread on XDA and give it a shot, but make sure to drop us a line when it's all said and done to let us know how it went.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

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