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Old November 17th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a droid x and I am hearing a lot about "rooting" it. Is it safe? What are the downsides? whats the best way to do it?

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Old November 17th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd recommend you read a little about it first. You can add roms and customize a few more things

I used super one click to root and found it easiest, personally...

Root Any Android Device And Samsung Captivate With Super One-Click App

But there is also a thread in the "All Things Root" section that's full of great info too!

All-One-Guide to Rooting, Deodexing, and Installing a Custom ROM/Theme (And How to Unbrick Droid X)

I would say it's safe because it's very simple to unbrick it...which is the worst thing you really could do to your phone. Read up, see if it's for you, and don't be afraid to ask questions.

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Old November 17th, 2010, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for the info. I guess my fear is not being able to undo something. Like uninstall an app that I find out later I need or getting myself in a state where I can't get the next upgrade (2.3?)

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It's safe but you've got to realize you are going to mess up at some point and have to "unbrick" your phone. With the right software, which is readily available in the rooted section, it is very simple to do. Sometimes it will be as simple as booting into recovery and restoring a backup. Other times you may need to use your computer and "flash" your phone with the stock software and then start over again which is still pretty easy....oh...and a little patience will help a lot.
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Im getting "waiting for device". Should it be in PC Mode or Charge Only? I have USB Debugging enabled.
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Bro, gonna move this to the root section. If you have any more ??'s ask them or PM me. Glad to help. I'm a big root fan. Good luck!
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its not seeing the device. I have it in PC Mode and USB Debugging enabled. Ideas?
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Go on to the market and search for "Z4root" that is the easiest way to root did mine in 10 secs seriously! and also has unroot feature which is nice!
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Go on to the market and search for "Z4root" that is the easiest way to root did mine in 10 secs seriously! and also has unroot feature which is nice!
+1 w00t!!! Look at you, all advice-y and stuff! I LOVE IT!
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Go on to the market and search for "Z4root" that is the easiest way to root did mine in 10 secs seriously! and also has unroot feature which is nice!
Do this.........so easy
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Duh...I completely forgot about that app being available now on market!
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This is coming from the biggest chicken in the bunch. But rooted and haven't done anything else expect d/l some apps, particularly wireless tether. My phone didn't explode, everything works as before and I'm happy. Waited for months to do it and only have kicked myself in the ----- well, you know, since.
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This is coming from the biggest chicken in the bunch. But rooted and haven't done anything else expect d/l some apps, particularly wireless tether. My phone didn't explode, everything works as before and I'm happy. Waited for months to do it and only have kicked myself in the ----- well, you know, since.
Wait till you start flashing ROMs and themes, you'll wonder why you were using stock for so long!
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Ok, I used the app on the market and now I am rooted

I did a complete restore because this is a new phone and I upgraded from a D1 and it took those settings and it seemed like a few things were off. I showed my ignorance in thinking this would unroot it and I would have to do it again.

So, now what I really want to do is uninstall the crapware like CityID, Blockbuster etc. I thought I could just do that after I was rooted. Do I need something else?
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Wait till you start flashing ROMs and themes, you'll wonder why you were using stock for so long!
Actually, I might have started. I downloaded the blackmodz returns mod, thinking that all that did was to make the black notification bar. When I start to install it via ROM manager, it asks me if I want to back up my current ROM. Is blackmodz a full fom change? Safe??????????
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So now that I am rooted how do uninstall all the crapware?
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So now that I am rooted how do uninstall all the crapware?
I would advise either freezing it with the paid version of Titanium Backup Pro or renaming it with Root Explorer - not uninstalling.

Also, if you use a custom ROM that is "blurless" like the Rubix focused I use, all those apps are removed, saving you the effort.
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I would advise either freezing it with the paid version of Titanium Backup Pro or renaming it with Root Explorer - not uninstalling.

Also, if you use a custom ROM that is "blurless" like the Rubix focused I use, all those apps are removed, saving you the effort.
+1 to this. I go the Titanium route and it is easy as pie, not to mention batch app backups.

Root isn't dangerous in and of itself.... the things you can do with su access are.
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ok, I am reading that I should learn how to SBF. What is SBF and where it the best place to learn?
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Hello i'm new to this and have just got an HTC Desire HD and also hurt about this rooting just wondering is it safe and it things go wrong can you delete the apps
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Hello i'm new to this and have just got an HTC Desire HD and also hurt about this rooting just wondering is it safe and it things go wrong can you delete the apps
It's a GREAT idea for you to do so, but go here and they'll help you. It's a different phone and setup, k? Desire HD - All Things Root - Android Forums
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I have lg su 760 android version 2.2.2 and i want to root it and install ics 4.0.4 to it. so i need help. I don't know how to root and how to install. anyone help me please...
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