As the time left on the warranty on my phone dwindled, I decided it was finally time to void it and root my phone.
This experience was best described as an ordeal, taking me a few hours, and requiring the installation of the Android SDK on my computer (as well as Java) in order to finally root it.
Obviously, there was no one-click solution for the My-Touch Slide.
However, once I had finally rooted it, and subsequently flashed it to Cyanogenmod 7, I found it to be a significant improvement over the orginial firmware on the phone.
More on rooting my phone (and old articles updated with screenshots, now that I can take them) once I’ve finished writing posts about the work I’ve done on my server.