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  1. umikun

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    How to: Root the DROID X Using Universal Androot

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    Universal Androot is one of the newer 1-click methods to rooting a whole lineup of devices and one of them happens to be the Droid X. We had been holding out a little on posting this until there were methods available for creating backups using something like Clockwork Recovery and since Koush just released that option, it was time.

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    If someone cannot figure out how-to press the button "root" then they shouldn't be rooting their phone
     
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    I used this method to root then upgraded to 2.2. Working great so far
     
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    hey guys, i had a stock dx w/2.1, rooted using universalandroot and then installed the update before moving the SU to the xbin, does that mean i lost root? am i screwed now? what do i do?
    thanks in advance!
     
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    Did you still have root?

    Easiest way to root I've seen. Love the "unroot" option.
     
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    I asked this in the other thread but no one answered...can I use this to unroot if I used the computer one click method to root... I had a lot of trouble getting my phone to root with the computer one click and would like to have another method if I need to unroot/root again...thanks!
     
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    You can. Just remember it's always best to use the application that you originally used to root, when un-rooting. Doing otherwise could present issues in the future.
     
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    Got that right.
     
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    What option is everyone using for the Droid X on the Universal Androot app? It has 2 options, one to "root temporary (unroot after reboot)", or "generate log in /sdcard". I just want to do whatever has been done, and whatever has been working for everyone so far.

    Also, does clockwork mod work for flashing rom's on the Droid X using this root method?
     
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    It appears some of the v.2.2 phones are supported. Not sure if that means the rest are just untested or what the deal is. These are the supported phones from his website:


    • Google Nexus One (2.2)
    • Google G1 (1.6)
    • HTC Hero (2.1)
    • HTC Magic (1.5) (Select Do not install Superuser)
    • HTC Tattoo (1.6)
    • Dell Streak (2.1)
    • Motorola Milestone (2.1)
    • Motorola XT701
    • Motorola XT800 (2.1)
    • Motorola ME511
    • Motorola Droid (2.01/2.1/2.2 with FRG01B)
    • Sony Ericsson X10 (1.6)
    • Sony Ericsson X10 Mini (1.6)
    • Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro (1.6)
    • Acer Liquid (2.1)
    • Acer beTouch E400 (2.1)
    • Samsung Galaxy Beam
    • Vibo A688 (1.6)
    • Lenovo Lephone (1.6)
    • LG GT540 (1.6)
    • Gigabyte GSmart G1305
    Maybe someone with 2.2 could try it.
     
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    Wow, I don't think it gets any easier than pressing one button.

    not sure I'm ready for this - my Droid X is not quite a week old -- it's still a delicate young thing -- but maybe soon...
     
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    Can anyone explain the benefit of rooting? why you would take a chance of permanent damage?

    I'm a newbie, sorry for the silly questions...
     
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    Can anyone explain the benefit of rooting? why you would take a chance of permanent damage?

    I'm a newbie, sorry for the silly questions...
     
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    You have complete access and total control of the phone. If you have the right files you really can't do any permanent damage.
     
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    Coming from Blackberry...I would just load a leaked OS onto my phone and if I ran into any technical problems, downgrade to the "official" OS while dealing with Verizon.

    Is it the same on Android? I could root it, mess with it, and if I needed my warranty just go back to the stock device. Would they know? Coming from Blackberry I don't even see the point in rooting the phone is so great. Maybe with time.

    First post from a converted former BB fanboy :)
     
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    I tried using this app to root my X after I lost root upgrading to the newest tranquility and it can't root my phone? I got the error: no fu goo. Other than the 15 million step sbf method is anyone aware of another way to regain root access? Thanks
     
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    It can't root 2.2
     
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    I requested using xbin instead of bin and it was added to universal androot beta5.

    Then I requested ability to remove any previous root, independent of method used (or either bin/xbin folder) and adding the D2 method so we'll see what happens.
     
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    Worked awesome, I remember doing my D1, wow this was nice. :)
     
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    I have rooted my Droid X this way. Once I upgrade to 2.2 will I still be rooted or will it take it away?
     

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