DX- should I root now or wait till after official 2.2?


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  1. Albatrill

    Albatrill New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Greeting, I just got my Droid X up and running, and I really want to root so I can use the Cut Paste app. I am wondering, if I wait a week or two until the official 2.2 Froyo update comes out and upgrade to that, will I still be able to root the phone at that time?

    I would root the phone now, but I am wondering, is the rooted 2.2 update still available online? If so, where?

    I basically really want a rooted 2.2 and dont know what the best approach is, thanks for any help!
     

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  2. SimsDelt

    SimsDelt Well-Known Member

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    SimsDelt Well-Known Member

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    Download and copy the androot apk file over to your droid x and then install it from a file explorer and then run it to root your droid on 2.1
     
  4. D13

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    all he needs to do is install the bootstrap app and get rom manager and then he can either install the deodexed version you mentioned or get the rooted one straight from rom manager. No hard work required he can do it all from his phone in about 5 mins
     
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    SimsDelt Well-Known Member

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    Point made. I just haven't used ROM manager. And the one available in ROM manager is already rooted and deodexed right?
     
  6. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

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    I think its only rooted
     
  7. SimsDelt

    SimsDelt Well-Known Member

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    Ah... guess if he doesn't care about themeing he won't need the deodexed.
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    but he can easily restore the deodexed nandroid, it takes like 2 min
     
  9. ICanCin2U

    ICanCin2U Active Member

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    Ok, but isn't the OP asking if he should just wait for the official update or root now? and if he will be able to root the update.
     
  10. SimsDelt

    SimsDelt Well-Known Member

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    If he wants root he needs to root and upgrade now.
     
  11. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

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    hey dude I was teaching jonathanmsims a lesson:D
    But yeah I saw that too but I decided to just jump the gun also

    But his last line in the OP indicated he wanted to know what to do...right:)
     
  12. ICanCin2U

    ICanCin2U Active Member

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    yeah, noticed that too. **Sheepish Grin** Sorry if I stepped on some toes!
     
  13. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

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    lol:)
    no problem:p
     
  14. SimsDelt

    SimsDelt Well-Known Member

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    Glad I could be a learning point. Lol
     
  15. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

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    one day you can be a master too, but you must learn first:D
     
  16. SimsDelt

    SimsDelt Well-Known Member

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    A so, Sensai.
     
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    so you have to upgrade, and not just keep 2.1?

    Once the OTA comes though it has been confirmed that people have been able to root 2.2 via the D2 method..
     
  18. jr1125

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    so if we root now, and the ota comes.. will we be able to root with the new 2.2?
     
  19. Albatrill

    Albatrill New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I went to download the Bootstrap app, but it said I need to already be rooted, should I download it anyway?

    What is the deodexed version? I have read several rooting articles but never came across this term.

    I really want to do what is easiest and has the highest probably of success, this only gets more confusing, but I appreciate ya'lls help :)
     
  20. jr1125

    jr1125 Well-Known Member

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    i was reading on launcher pro how it can hide apps.
    now would this be the same as using TiBa to freeze/rename?
     
  21. nitsuj17

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    well thats assuming that motorolla doesnt plug that root exploit at the last second before the ota. it seems like theyre playing an escalating game in regards to that.

    i would assume and i could be completely wrong, that within a few days of the ota there will be an update.zip available to root users from one of the devs out there. im curious as to how big a leap the ota 2.2 will be from the current 2.2 build and how that will affect rom development currently going on; ie will the sapphire rom build and future roms stop being based off what we have or will they start over with the new 2.2...just curious
     

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