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Froyo or not, no Flash 10.1 for HTC Slide (ARMv6)

Many people seem to think that Froyo automatically means full Adobe Flash Player 10.1 on all Android phones. This is not true.

Adobe has only released the Flash Player 10.1 application for Android phones based on the ARMv7 processor instruction set [1, 2]. This includes most if not all 1GHz phones like the Nexus, Nexus S, Galaxy S, etc.

Older mid-range phones such as the MyTouch Slide however are not compatible. The Slide has a Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, which supports the ARMv6 instruction set. The different ARMvX architectures are described here.

There are many forum/blog posts offering up the flash_player_10.1.apk file and suggesting users can just install it. Some even say the player can be made to run on Eclair (Android 2.1). While this may be true for some phones with ARMv7 chips, it will never work on ARMv6 or any other architecture, so check your phone CPU type first.

If you're not on ARMv7, you're basically out of luck. Only Adobe can do something about this. No one …

Complete guide to unrooting the HTC Slide

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If you decide to root the MyTouch Slide and then want to go back to stock for whatever reason (maybe you prefer Sense UI, or T-Mobile eventually comes up with an official update, or you need to send your phone in for warranty), then this is the guide for you.

WARNING: Do this at your own risk! I take no responsibility for any lost data, software/hardware damage or you bricking your phone.

STEP 1: Backup whatever contacts, messages, apps data you want. You should also go into Clockwork Recovery and do a nandroid backup just in case. After you proceed, you will no longer have access to Clockwork.

STEP 2: Download the following file and transfer it to the root of your sdcard:
ESPRIMG.zipIt should look like this in Windows Explorer:

This is the official stock image (sometimes called the Champion build) that came with the phone when shipped from the factory. Do not confuse this with the Engineering build which you used to root your phone. They both have the same filename, namely ESPRIMG.zip, bu…