HTC myTouch 3G Slide (htc-espresso)

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HTC myTouch 3G Slide
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Manufacturer HTC
Name myTouch 3G Slide
Codename htc-espresso
Released 2010
Category testing
Original software Android 2.1
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm MSM7227 Snapdragon S1
CPU 600 MHz
GPU Adreno 130
Display 320x480 TFT
Storage 512 MB
Memory 512 MB
Architecture armhf
Features
USB Networking
Flashing
Broken
Touchscreen
Display
WiFi
Xwayland
FDE
Mainline
Battery
3D Acceleration
Accelerometer
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls
USB OTG


Contributors

  • nobodywasishere

Maintainer(s)

Users owning this device


How to enter flash mode

Update to Android 2.2 using T-Mobile_myTouch_3G_Slide_Software_Update_2.15.531.3.exe (linked below - you'll also need HTC Sync). I found it only worked on a Windows 7 computer, not Windows 10 or XP. Unlock the bootloader following the guide on HTCDev.

From there, you can use fastboot to boot recovery-clockwork-2.5.0.7-espresso.img (linked below), and from there you can attempt to flash stuff. Unfortunately we cannot flash directly from fastboot as it has signature verification.

Alternatively, several methods exist for getting S-OFF (essentially unlocking the bootloader and then some), but these are only available if you're still on Android 2.1. I may get another device to see if this works, as it would allow flashing directly from fastboot, instead of needing the recovery. One of these methods is using AlphaREV, and while the original website is down, it's still accessible from the Wayback Machine


Installation

Current work in progress.

See Issue #161. Though bypassing this seems to just restart the recovery.

Booting the boot.img-htc-espresso just freezes at the stock boot image. Device shows up under lsusb, but does not show a network interface. Possible issues with kernel configuration. I've tried both kernels, the CWM kernel, and the stock kernel, and have also tried adding the initfs-hook.sh seen on other HTC devices. However, It's possible I've missed something.

See also