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  1. Indrid Cold

    Indrid Cold Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm new to this rooting thing and not sure what to do next...
    Just installed and rooted my Droid X(2.2) with z4root by RyanZA. I then opened the Superuser app that was created. Now what??? The Superuser app has no menus, instructions, options, etc. I saw what looked like a list for apps. But there were none listed. So can I assume that I am supposed to populate this list some how??? Or is this Superuser app designed to work with another app or program? It seems to me that one would need access to the phone's file directory. Of course there are all kinds of root apps on the market...

    Unfortunately I had a low battery when I downloaded z4root. The battery died on me almost immediately after I opened the app...so I really didn't get to
     

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  2. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    Welcome to the rooting club! :) Glad you're rooted. Easy answer...the superuser app works in the background. You install and go to run an app for root and it pops up asking you if you want to give that app superuser permissions. So, indeed the superuser app will and should be empty until you begin to populate it with root apps. Again, the root apps need to be opened first, then the superuser app will populate itself. Once you have apps in there, you can change permissions.

    I hope this helps you! :)
     
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  3. Indrid Cold

    Indrid Cold Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks again. I'm impatiently waiting on my phone to charge now. <grin> Will give it a shot then..

    I have heard that Verizon is about to push 2.2.1. What have you heard about his froyo upgrade?

    I wouldn't be surprised to find out that it's sole purpose is to kill root and add bloatware. Of course they will hide that fact by telling us it does something else...Perhaps us VZ guys should be leary of 2.2.1 huh?
     
  4. Justintoxicated

    Justintoxicated Well-Known Member

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    I would not suggest upgrading right away when it comes out anyways.
     
  5. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

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    Here's a good place to start: install Quick Boot.

    Then you can click on "restart" to reboot your phone.
     
  6. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja VIP Member

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    go for the apex rom, with the REVOlution theme, its fabolous
     
  7. bigshotproducer

    bigshotproducer Well-Known Member

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    I second the Apex ROM with the REVOlution theme...plus the circle battery mod. Very Fab.


    Get
    Titanium Backup ? root - Android app on AppBrain
    AdFree Android - Android app on AppBrain
    AutoKiller Memory Optimizer - Android app on AppBrain
    drocap2 for root users - Android app on AppBrain
    ROM Manager - Android app on AppBrain
    Droid X Recovery Bootstrap - Android app on AppBrain
    Quick Boot - Android app on AppBrain ( previously mentioned)
    http://www.appbrain.com/app/setcpu-for-root-users/com.mhuang.overclocking (in the apex rom I believe)
    Android Terminal Emulator - Android app on AppBrain is a good one
    Wireless Tether for Root Users - Android app on AppBrain is a must have

    I know there are more, but I can't think off the top of my head! Good Luck!

    BACK UP YOUR PHONE BEFORE YOU START MAKING A LOT OF CHANGES --- I FOUND THAT OUT THE HARD WAY! LOL
     
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  8. dhoffman1421

    dhoffman1421 Well-Known Member

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    I suggest downloading Clockwork Recovery Bootstrapper and making a backup before you do anything. That way you have a fallback plan.
     
  9. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

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    +1 and know how to fix your phone if it doesn't boot. :D
     
  10. MalikBear

    MalikBear Well-Known Member

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    Should the debugging stay on permanently after rooting?
     
  11. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
  12. MalikBear

    MalikBear Well-Known Member

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    Thx colchiro!
     
  13. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

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    If you turn off debugging, you'll forget about it and then something won't work and you'll forget why.

    The only downside I'm aware of, is you have one more notification in your status while plugged in.
     

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