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  1. Phoenix Zero

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    Are there any "dangerous" steps that may cause your phone to brick if you don't do them correctly while rooting? I don't have my Droid yet (already shipped from a location 4 hours away) and by the sound of it, there is a whole bunch of crapware that I'll want to delete right off the bat and rooting is the only way.
     

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    As always, there is risk in rooting.

    Just follow the video and you should be fine. I hold no responsibility if you do brick the phone.
     
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    Biggest risk now is deleting Verizon's Backup Assistant, don't do it!
     
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    Okay, sounds good. Thanks for the replies guys.
     
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    His right! I did it and now my phone wont start.
    I did a hard reset and Im stuck on bootloader 29.01

    IS THERE ANY WAY TO RESTORE MY PHONE?
     
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    Not unless you saved the .apk you removed. You can try using ADB and pushing it back into the system...past that, we need an .SBF file that you can restore the phone with. Without a recovery image of some sort, we're sort of screwed.

    The ONLY apps I removed were City ID and Blockbuster. I'm not touching anything else for now until I can make some sort of system backup, or have an .sbf file to use restore.
     
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    that is what my phone did during the ota update on the 19th. and noone knew then other then try a battery pull that didnt work. now its a big black screen (like battery died and wont charge) after I went to the motorola trouble shooting devices page and it telling me that it had software ready ti install.

    I paid full retail for my phone. There is no way I would risk rooting it this early in the game. To many unknowns... but yalll have fun. If and when I get my replacement device I will be happy with the OS it has on it and just ignore the apps I dont care for. and I dont mind tethering via cable...

    this sucks having to be back on my BB8703e. I miss my droid and now they are telling me the 3rd
     
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    Or you could simply ask someone for a copy of the file...
     
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    I paid full retail as well and rooted shortly after the files were posted. I feel there is very little risk in the actual root process. Where the danger lies is in mucking around with the actual files and what not. I didn't plan on doing that, therefore for me the risk was very low.
     
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    Your exactly right. The rooting process is simple and hard to mess up. The problem arises when people start messing around with stuff they really don't know about. All these preloaded apps are imbedded in to the Motorola overlay, and deleting them breaks things.
     
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    So if messing with the preloaded apps breaks things, what's the point of rooting?
     
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    If you think rooting is to remove bloatware your very wrong lol and totally miss the point. We root for admin rights so we can load custom recoveries and roms. And without having a custom working recovery and nandroid it is not smart to start deleting ingrained apps without knowledge of what your doing....
     
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    Ok so us newbies should avoid deleting, but is it very safe to use a program like startup manager to disable the programs that we don't want to run?
     
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    right.
     
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    i had clicked on the backup assistant to remove it then i thought...hmmm, i may just need it. glad i thought that time!
     
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    OMG i intalled my invisible shield in the droid x and i think water got inside of it now when i turn it says boot but after that i try to do it again and nothen its just a blank screen with a screaching sounds what do i do :(((((
     
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    im not sure if you being stuck on bootloader will let you get into the files on the phone.... but heres a link for all the OEM files...

    systemapp.zip

    good luck
     

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