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***[How-To] Root your Droid X***


  1. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

    Props out to Birdman for porting Sebastian Krahmer's Linux exploit to get root onto the Droid X. We now have root!

    Begin by downloading the following file:

    DroidXRoot_v2.zip

    Now, follow these instructions very carefully (originally posted at AllDroid):

    Learn to set up ADB on your machine here:

    Setup ADB on Windows (USB Driver v3 from SDK r7) - Motorola Droid X Support/General - AllDroid Public Board - Setup ADB on Windows (USB Driver v3 from SDK r7) - Motorola Droid X Support/General - AllDroid Public Board - AllDroid.org > Home

    What we now can do

    -Run root only apps such as SetCPU, drocap2, AdFree, Titanium Backup, etc.
    -Have full access to the system to change framework, themes, etc.
    -Install root only ports (i.e. Samsung Galaxy S LWPs?)

    What we cannot do yet

    -Don't have a full recovery method, in case you screw something up royally
    -Don't have custom kernels for overclocking
    -Bootloader is still locked, can't flash custom ROMS

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  2. One Beast

    One Beast Well-Known Member

    Free WiFi Tether for all:D
  3. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Well-Known Member

    What is everyone using for the free wifi tether?
  4. ad720

    ad720 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting this here...has anyone come up with a way to remove the Blockbuster application? I downloaded Root Explorer and my search for "Blockbuster" only shows the installer apk.
  5. Scooter70

    Scooter70 Well-Known Member

  6. One Beast

    One Beast Well-Known Member

    WiFi Tether for root users....Off The Android Market
  7. Legion

    Legion Well-Known Member

    Barnacle Wifi Tether in the market. Its the only one that doesnt need a different kernel to work.
  8. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

    Happy, happy!

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  9. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Well-Known Member

    Heard the fantastic news earlier this morning!
    6 days from launch, we have ROOT!

    I must also give props out to Birdman for porting Sebastian Krahmer's Linux exploit.

    This is what open source is all about.
    I really appreciate the Android Dev/Mod Community.
    I can't say thank you enough...

    Now its time to say goodbye...
    Goodbye to bloatware;)
  10. Piiman

    Piiman Well-Known Member

    What mode should the phone be in when you attempt this. I keep getting access denied.
  11. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

    PC mode. Also, make sure you have ADB configured first, this requires a lot of command prompt work.

    There's a link the in the first post on how to configure ADB if you do not know how to do that.
  12. ashykat

    ashykat Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping unrevoked supports the X, then I don't have to do all the adb stuff.
  13. Piiman

    Piiman Well-Known Member

    Thanks I rooted my Dinc so I'm good with the prompt. I just didn't see anything about the mode which seems like a pretty important step. Did I just miss it?

    Thanks for the fast reply!
  14. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

    All Things root sub forum and sticky:D
  15. Jbart15

    Jbart15 Well-Known Member

    + 12 million for sure
  16. JubbaTheHutt

    JubbaTheHutt Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the "How To Guide" for us Android noobies Fab.

    I'm still a bit weary of rooting my device though, I don't know why. What truly is the biggest gain to rooting besides being able to Wi-Fi tether at the moment?

    Does this void any and all warranties/insurance tied to the device?
  17. 1stAndroid

    1stAndroid Well-Known Member

    rotting nub here.... Do any of these steps risk bricking your phone? I'm specifically looking at that toggle wifi on/off immediately after the next step portion. We won't brick our phones if we miss-time it will we?

    thanks!!! this is sweet exploit exploit exploit exploit!
  18. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

    I mistimed that toggle wifi step by a few seconds and my device is running and rooted :D
  19. Eryl Flynn

    Eryl Flynn Well-Known Member

    If I root it, is there a way to reset it back to no root access? For example if I do a factory reset do we know if this will reset it back to stock with no root access?
  20. Legion

    Legion Well-Known Member

    Dude, its REALLY easy, takes all of 3 minutes. Now if unrevoked can get us nand access, well now were talking.
  21. JubbaTheHutt

    JubbaTheHutt Well-Known Member

    Good Question.
  22. New ERA

    New ERA Well-Known Member

    waiting patiently for someone to youtube the steps...I just do not trust myself with the directions
  23. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

    Not yet, but I'm sure we will have it in a matter of days.
  24. swagner53

    swagner53 Well-Known Member

    Done, wireless tether for root works great. Took all of fifteen minutes including installing the sdk which i didn't have on this computer. Thanks birdman and the entire development community.
  25. pman219

    pman219 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone compiled a list of safe to remove apps ?
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