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Can't root my Droid X with 2.3.3!!?? Had it, now lost it!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by 555.john, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. 555.john

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    I'm at my wits end over this.

    I have previously rooted my phone with z4Root and enjoyed the benefits of root access. I installed the OTA version of 2.3.3 the other day and immediately lost root access. After attempting to re-root with Z4Root, I discovered that this app is not compatible with 2.3.3. Further searching directed me to GingerBreak. I can install GingerBreak but the attempt to root simply hangs. To make matters worse, the Superuser app/icon from the previous rooting remains. Even if I give up trying to root the phone the Superuser icon bugs me and seems to mock the fact that I'm stuck!

    I would be grateful for any help to root this phone. Failing that, how can I remove the Superuse app?

    Thank you in advance!!
     

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  2. El Presidente

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    Hi John, welcome to the forums.

    I can't be 100% sure, but I think they made the 2.3.3 update unrootable. You might get more info in the Droid X Root subforum though: Droid X - All Things Root - Android Forums
     
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    John,

    El Presidente' (is it okay to add the accent at the end? ;)) is correct.

    Currently, GB on the Droid X does not have a direct root exploit.

    In order to remove the SuperUser app, you'd have to SBF back to stock GB (and I understand that a new .sbf file for that was just "made available" (procurred ;))).

    Also, to re-gain root for GB, you'd have to SBF back to Froyo, re-root, and then install the rooted, two-part GB .zip files via ClockworkMod custom recovery.

    You'll find more details in the root sub-forum that El Presidente' provided where the guys-in-the-know can help direct you regarding SBFing (I've not done that before (yet ;))).

    Lots of great guys over there to help you.

    Cheers!
     
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  4. El Presidente

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    Only if you do it correctly :p

    Alt+0,2,3,3 gives you -
     
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    Welcome to the Android forums :)
     

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