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

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  1. Fabolous

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    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

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    Free WiFi Tether for all:D
     
  3. Airmaxx23

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

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    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.
     
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  6. One Beast

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

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

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    Happy, happy!

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  9. Android_LIFE

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    + 12 million for sure
     
  16. JubbaTheHutt

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    Good Question.
     
  22. New ERA

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

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

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    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

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    Has anyone compiled a list of safe to remove apps ?
     

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