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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by G.Armour, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.
    Thread Starter

    Title says it all!! I just rooted my stock froyo with it! If this has already been discussed, I'm sorry.

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  2. Grimshak

    Grimshak Newbie

    Can anybody confirm this? I have a friend who's been looking at rooting a bit, but doesn't feel comfortable with the current method...
  3. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.
    Thread Starter

    I'm telling you it works!!! 99 cents to get root from stock froyo, and it will also unroot! So SWEET!
  4. tom108

    tom108 Android Expert

    handy app to have around i am sure.
  5. tom108

    tom108 Android Expert

    i just downloaded it to try it out and it does work. you can root and unroot.
  6. nice definitely will buy this for only .99 cents you cant beat it
  7. electric turd

    electric turd Newbie

    When you root/unroot do you lose all settings, apps etc?
  8. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.
    Thread Starter

    That's the beauty of it, I didn't lose anything. I'm actually happy they got it to work, as I missed my root privileges and didn't want to have to go back.
  9. bmkindoll

    bmkindoll Member

    I keep getting a server error when trying to purchase the app!! Any ideas??

  10. istolvampire

    istolvampire Android Enthusiast

    Can you post a QR code?
  11. dmbfan041

    dmbfan041 Newbie

    Is it easy to unroot if you don't like it? I don't really know what rooting is but I want to try it, and this seems like the easiest way. I won't lose anything if I root, and does it automatically update to 2.2? How would I get to 2.2?
  12. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

  13. tom108

    tom108 Android Expert

  14. xxteargodxx

    xxteargodxx Well-Known Member

    I must definitely buy this app while it is still cheap. I too have been wanting to root while I don't know of the benefits it seems as if it could be great.
  15. patch

    patch Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised that no one in the community knows the technique he is using to get root without flashing custom roms/recovery. I guess that's why he released it to market and did not share his method.

    Has anyone else here tried it?
  16. patch

    patch Well-Known Member

    Well I took the plunge and the application worked exactly as advertised. 1 click root/unroot. Amazing work.

    For the modders here who are curious how it works, don't know the details but it looks like it's using a Bluetooth exploit of some sort as that's the only permissions required by the application, and it turned Bluetooth on to perform the rooting.
  17. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.
    Thread Starter

    That's the way it looks to me as well, which if I'm not mistaken, the original root on the Droid was through the Bluetooth
  18. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    G.Armour have you flashed clockwork recovery and if so are you having the issue that some others are having where its flashing back to stock recovery some how?
  19. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.
    Thread Starter

    Actually I did run into that, however, I still have droidrootpro on my Droid, all I had to do is rename boot recovery, flash clockwork recovery and problem solved. I know there is a way to do all that via adb, but I took the shortcut. It just goes to show that it's good to have backups of all your apps, you never know when you may need them.
  20. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    Does easy root automatically flash clockwork for you?
  21. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.
    Thread Starter

    No, but it does give you a link to the rom manager in the market. I do think if people use this, as easy as it is to use, they should still check out some of the rooting guides.. It would be perfect if it flashed recovery and renamed it for you. But, that's where rom manager comes into play.
    I'm curious though, it has an unroot button, I wonder if you flash a prerooted rom, and press the unroot button, if it'll work.
  22. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    wanna be a guinea pig for me(assuming you can get the stock recovery glitch to happen again)....I have a couple of simple ideas for fixing the stock recovery reappearing thing but I dont particularly want to buy the $.99 app just to find a fix since I wont ever use it.
  23. patch

    patch Well-Known Member

    I agree with this entirely. I've been trying to learn of the rooting process along the way, and looking for the simplest way to achieve root, and while I'm not going to try a custom firmware yet, I've already done the basic steps of installing BusyBox/Titatinum Backup.

    I think it should be made clear to all the 'casual' users that once they have root, they should take as much care, if not more than others who used more commonly published techniques of getting root since that typically always includes the steps of taking backups.

    If anything this simplifies the process, but the rest of steps and cautions taken do not change. I hope the community as a whole does not look down as this application since it only makes the initial steps simpler -- so hopefully users will understand more exactly what they are doing since there is less complexity on getting started.
  24. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.
    Thread Starter

    I would bro, but I can't get it to happen again :(
    I downloaded frg22 and flashed it, the one I got was pre-rooted, so I used the app to unroot. Rebooted and it went back to clockwork again! So I went back into easy root app and it said I was already rooted. But I had no su app. Strange huh?
  25. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    weird. If it happens to you again pm me and maybe we can get a simple solution figured out.

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