Root [APP] universalandroot (1-Click Root)

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  1. Fabolous

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    I'm surprised I haven't seen this posted here yet. This is basically the same app as easy root, except that it is free :)

    Here's the developer's site (he's Chinese, it seems):

    universalandroot ????

    And I've attached the .apk to this post as well.

    This works on the Droid X, as well as many other phones:

    Enjoy!

    Also, this thread over at XDA was very helpful as well:

    [APP] [ROOT] 1-click root for N1 (Latest ver: 1.6.1) - xda-developers
     

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  2. Paycer

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    Thanks for posting this. I think I'll try this one first. If for whatever reason it doesn't work, then I may try EasyRoot afterward.

    Tried looking for a video example on YouTube or something but I couldn't find anything.
     
  3. sund0wn

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  4. ECFfighter7232

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    This shows the Droid1 but its exactly the same as on the X. Its what I used.
    YouTube - Easy Root: First Root of Android 2.2 Froyo!
     
  5. kheovnien

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    just used androot. works perfect. super easy. thanks!
     
  6. slayer5

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    so what can i do after i rooted it? what are the advantages?
     
  7. Paycer

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    Thanks. I appreciate it, but I meant a video example of Universal Androot. I've already seen videos on EasyRoot.
     
  8. Xtgirl

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    I rooted using the 1 click method on my computer...but it was a struggle...running bootcamp windows 7 and it took 20 attempts before it worked...

    Can I run this program(universal) to unroot and then root again so I am set up for root and am easily able to get out of it...not sure I will be able to get the 1 click method to work again for me..
     
  9. ZzFallen_AngelzZ

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    How do you get androot, is it free? Looking to root but the easiest way possible.
    Thanks
     
  10. Fabolous

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    Did you read the OP at all :p

    It's pretty clear that the file is attached to the end of the post :D
     
  11. ZzFallen_AngelzZ

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    Yes i read it but i didnt know they were the same thing :p I said im new and I dont know what roms n bins are, but I want to root mostly for the free wifi tether. I was holding off rooting until the update and now if I want to try the leaked version it says to root first and do some steps to move SU file which i'm a lil scared to do. I posted questions but no one has answered them yet about if I wait for the official 2.2 would i have to unroot first....I've been reading all the posts just makes me very confused :thinking: lol
    Sorry but thanks for answering me atleast!
     
  12. gixxersixxerman

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    wont work for me.. ive tried the universal androot.. hit the root button and it goes through some comands then says... Failed ! no~~~ fu goo~~~... what gives... and also have a zipped droidxroot file in astro but cant seem to do anything with it... me and my girl have been working for over an hour to root my droid x and her droid.. nothing we both bought easy root... for me it says just reboot i shut it off and turn it on and it doesnt work.. none of the apps for a rooted phone works... im beat i dont know what else to do... Fab. i might have to meet you some where to get this worked out lol... i wanna get my xbox live back up soon lol
     
  13. pjsockett

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    I screwed up my 2.2 build and then like an idiot I tried to nandroid back to 2.1. Didn't work, I got stuck at the Moto logo. I finally got RSD to find my phone so I could flash .604 sbf.

    Once back to 2.1 I used this to re-root. 1-click wait a few seconds and it pops up with "woot you have root". Doesn't get much easier than that. Thanks for the file.
     
  14. Paycer

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    Successfully rooted via UniversalAndroot last night. Thank you Fabolous for posting.
     
  15. D13

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    I rooted with it five times yesterday:D
     
  16. mezdup

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    you rooted 2.2 with universal?
     
  17. D13

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    no 2.1, I kept having to flash the sbf for various reasons
     
  18. draconius

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    Rooted with universal today. SOOOO easy.
     
  19. Paycer

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    I will not upgrade to Froyo until either it is release officially and confirmed to be rootable, or when a decent copy of Froyo is leaked/built/released that numerous users can confirm as working properly. I'm more of one of those people who let others do the testing for me, then I follow procedures given once all is said and done. I just got my phone yesterday, I do not want to **** this baby up right now. I don't care if I can downgrade or if there's little risk. I simply have no interest in it right now. :p

    I rooted 2.1, not 2.2.
     
  20. sund0wn

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    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    probably a good idea. plus, it'll be good to really get used to 2.1, so when you do get 2.2, you'll know just how much better it really is.
     
  21. thirteen113

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    Forgot to thank earlier, I like it better than Easyroot...
     
  22. Paycer

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    I don't see where it says that this works on the original Droid, if it does at all, but I tested this root method on my cousin's fiance's Droid running Froyo and it rooted it flawlessly. I immediately downloaded Free Wifi-Tether for Root Users and it ran without a hitch.

    Just wanted to mention it I guess.
     
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  23. sund0wn

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    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    i actually also did it on a friend's droid today, and had no issues. universal androot is great.
     
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  24. draconius

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    Might be doing this to the wife's phone, then overclocking it to a beast of a phone. haven't read much on how much the droid1 can overclock, but I heard it can take a nice dose.
     
  25. sund0wn

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    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    it does stay pretty stable at 1ghz
     

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