No, it’s not a groundbreaking piece of news when a vanilla Android, HTC phone gets rooted, but it is encouraging to know that it’s still happening, and at an incredibly rapid pace. After all, the G2 is just getting unboxed.
This particular hack is only temporary, meaning that you lose root access once the phone reboots. However, it can’t be too long until it’s made permanent. Until then, it’s good enough to set up a Wi-Fi tethering session in a pinch, a feature T-Mobile disabled on the G2.
Here are the instructions, courtesy of the XDA forums.