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Old November 12th, 2010, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is posted in some device forums, and in our News and Talk area (http://androidforums.com/android-news-talk/), but needs to be here as well:

Z4root – The Newest 1-Click Root Solution for Multiple Devices | Android Phone Fans

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I have read a lot about rooted phones. specifically what is a rooted phone
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A rooted Android device is one on which permissions have been opened up to the user, which, when not rooted, are denied by the manufacturer.

Most rooters just want to get rid of "bloatware" which is included in the app drawer of just about all Android devices sold new, and which is impossible to delete or otherwise remove unless root access has been attained.

Some also like to install custom ROMs and/or use certain processor modifying apps to over clock (speed up) the device's CPU.

Here is a comprehensive analysis of some of the reasons to root:

Top 10 Reasons To Root Your Android Phone
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Cool! Sounds like another universal root app joining the party...
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A rooted Android device is one on which permissions have been opened up to the user, which, when not rooted, are denied by the manufacturer.

Most rooters just want to get rid of "bloatware" which is included in the app drawer of just about all Android devices sold new, and which is impossible to delete or otherwise remove unless root access has been attained.

Some also like to install custom ROMs and/or use certain processor modifying apps to over clock (speed up) the device's CPU.

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DAAAM--Now that was what I needed to know.
I saw some aps i liked but indicated my phone must be rooted to use it.
So based on you. I need to take control delete the unwated crap they placed on my phone and get the ones I want installed.

You know what you just did? Right
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Cool! Sounds like another universal root app joining the party...

oh yea
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So how is this z4root working out for anyone who have tried it on HTC EVO?
 
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I have a feeling it doesn't work for HTC phones.

Edit: I am correct. This does not work on HTC phones due to NAND lock. You need to unlock NAND first. Here's a list of compatible and non-compatible phones.

Compatible

Samsung Galaxy S (All variants)
Backflip
Sony X10
Xperia Mini
Droid 2
Galaxy Tab
Galaxy I5700
Galaxy 3 I5800
Droid X
Samsung Acclaim
Cricket Huawei Ascend
Motorola Cliq
Huawei 8120
Hero
G1
Optimus T
Droid 1
Garmin Asus A50
Motorola Defy
LG Ally
Motorola Flipside
Motorola Milestone 2
Dell streak
X10 Mini Pro

Incompatible

Desire (requires nand unlock)
Desire HD (requires nand unlock)
Magic (unknown)
Evo (requires nand unlock)
G2 (requires nand unlock)
Archos 70 (unknown)
myTouch 3G (unknown)
Wildfire
Droid Incredible

Source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=833953
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If you play and delete files from a rooted phone, then OTA updates are not for you. A bit of reading will expound the details.
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For the EVO 4G, the Hero, the Wildfire, the Aria, the Incredible and the Desire, use UnrEVOked:

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I have a feeling it doesn't work for HTC phones.

Edit: I am correct. This does not work on HTC phones due to NAND lock. You need to unlock NAND first. Here's a list of compatible and non-compatible phones.

Compatible

Samsung Galaxy S (All variants)
Backflip
Sony X10
Xperia Mini
Droid 2
Galaxy Tab
Galaxy I5700
Galaxy 3 I5800
Droid X
Samsung Acclaim
Cricket Huawei Ascend
Motorola Cliq
Huawei 8120
Hero
G1
Optimus T
Droid 1
Garmin Asus A50
Motorola Defy
LG Ally
Motorola Flipside
Motorola Milestone 2
Dell streak
X10 Mini Pro

Incompatible

Desire (requires nand unlock)
Desire HD (requires nand unlock)
Magic (unknown)
Evo (requires nand unlock)
G2 (requires nand unlock)
Archos 70 (unknown)
myTouch 3G (unknown)
Wildfire
Droid Incredible

Source: [APP] z4root - xda-developers
Good ole XDA.. nice fine, snapper.fishes.

The "almost" in my thread title is now explained in detail.
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I have a feeling it doesn't work for HTC phones.

Edit: I am correct. This does not work on HTC phones due to NAND lock. You need to unlock NAND first. Here's a list of compatible and non-compatible phones.

Compatible

Samsung Galaxy S (All variants)
Backflip
Sony X10
Xperia Mini
Droid 2
Galaxy Tab
Galaxy I5700
Galaxy 3 I5800
Droid X
Samsung Acclaim
Cricket Huawei Ascend
Motorola Cliq
Huawei 8120
Hero
G1
Optimus T
Droid 1
Garmin Asus A50
Motorola Defy
LG Ally
Motorola Flipside
Motorola Milestone 2
Dell streak
X10 Mini Pro

Incompatible

Desire (requires nand unlock)
Desire HD (requires nand unlock)
Magic (unknown)
Evo (requires nand unlock)
G2 (requires nand unlock)
Archos 70 (unknown)
myTouch 3G (unknown)
Wildfire
Droid Incredible

Source: [APP] z4root - xda-developers
I just tried loading Z4Root on my Witstech A81-E and it seems to root that tablet without issue...
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As I understand it this doesn't work on newer EVO devices? I was able to get everything to run properly, but I am not able to get in and delete stock apps (such as all the garbage sprint apps). Am I doing something wrong?

EDIT: should have read the above post!
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I have an android galaxy s vibrant sght959 kernal ver 2.6.29
Think I got i right. Can i root the bastard or not?
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how is this one different from the one click lag fix (OCLF) app that he made?

edit. i meant to ask if this is better (or worse) or the same.
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Since I had already used OCLF to root, I can't tell you the difference, but I believe it's an upgrade. The positive reports seem to indicate it's at least the same, people who have used both (slim pickings, I'll bet) will have to chime in on their thoughts.
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I've used it on two different droid 2's with great results. I had been super hesistant to root, but this made it too easy. Got my backups done immediatly after rooting and I'm all set with my wifi tether for root users =D
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I have read all the infor I could find and android has many different phones out there. All the infor specific how to is reladed to some other phone than mine. When I attempt to go into settings I get different information and locations than wat was specified by the person giving the how to. Is there anyone out there with specifics on how to with my phone?

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I'm new to Android and all of this. I think I've downloaded the file on my computer. How do I use it on my Huawei Ascend? Pardon my ignorance.
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Ok, question to new DroidX owner. Are there any dangers to doing this? I mean, do you install, then go to the App Tray/Homescreen, and drag and drop these unwanted apps out, or is there more to this. I don't want to screw something up, and I would not know if I did, because I cannot BEGIN to understand the full potential of this device, and may have issues down the road when I am more saavy.
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Ok, question to new DroidX owner. Are there any dangers to doing this? I mean, do you install, then go to the App Tray/Homescreen, and drag and drop these unwanted apps out, or is there more to this. I don't want to screw something up, and I would not know if I did, because I cannot BEGIN to understand the full potential of this device, and may have issues down the road when I am more saavy.
Dangers, well yes there is, my Galaxy S is now bricked because of the OCLF, very laggy now cos it fails to boot.
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Dangers, well yes there is, my Galaxy S is now bricked because of the OCLF, very laggy now cos it fails to boot.
If your phone is bricked it shouldn't load at all.
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What happend to z4root? its been removed from the market.
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Dangers, well yes there is, my Galaxy S is now bricked because of the OCLF, very laggy now cos it fails to boot.
Your phone isn't bricked, maybe soft bricked. Download Odin and follow the instructions. It'll reset everything for you.

btw, I used oclf to root my phone several times, never had a problem with it. I'm not sure the OCLF is what's causing the lag.
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What happend to z4root? its been removed from the market.
Google seems to have it out for RyanZA as of late. Yet they allow apps which let the users illegally download copyrighted material such as music and game ROMs.
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