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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by &iBr@, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. &iBr@

    &iBr@ Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I've been around the forum block long enough to know that threads tend to get repeated and that it's generally frowned upon when you don't do your research first... that being said... I'm probably about to commit a no-no but I appreciate anyone willing to take the time to hear me out.

    I've had my droid x for about 3 months... and while I'm enjoying the hell out of it i've grown bored.. my boyfriend recently rooted his fascinate and i'm now jealous as hell and ready to make my phone fancy too LOL Here's the thing... the boyfriends a tech-guy... and even though I probably only qualify as a wanna-be geek, I always feel bad asking him to handle my tech stuff for me. So I'm looking for advice on rooting my x and which direction to go with it. The reason I know I'm committing a forum no-no is that I've seen a bunch of posts of people asking for help in rooting their phones... I'm just looking for a little more personalized attention and support in getting there.

    Unfortunately I'm one of those girls that has geek tendencies but i'm a little low on geek genes so I know enough to get myself in trouble but not enough to get myself out of it. Make sense?

    Anyone out there willing to help me achieve a state of bliss with my phone? :)

    ~&i
     

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  2. griff_opie

    griff_opie Newbie

    z4root is the easiest way to get root on the X. Once you get the file, copy it to your sd card. Download Astro file manager from the market and use it to find the z4root file you put on your card. click on it and install it from there. Then open z4root and click permanent root.

    You can get it here:
    [APP] z4root - xda-developers

    or here:
    Download z4root 1.3.0 for Android Free - z4root will root your device and enable you to supply system level access to applications that request it. - Softpedia
     
  3. TheKirch

    TheKirch Newbie

  4. jlewis74

    jlewis74 Well-Known Member

    These guys here dont mind if you ask a thousand questions, so ask away. I am a noob as well but now I am running rooted with Liberty 1.5. It is fun!
     
  5. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Here's my recommendations:


    • Get rooted.
    • Install recovery.
    • Install rom manager.
    • Install Titanium Backup, open it and press the menu button, select batch and make a backup of "all apps + all data".
    • Open recovery (DroidX bootstrap), tap the top button, should say you were give supervisor permission, followed by success. Tap the second button to go into recovery. Vol up/down button moves cursor, back button goes to previous screen, camera button does what the cursor is highlighted. Select return and press camera button.
    • Open rom manager and create a backup. Call it stock_02-13-2011 (don't use spaces). Make sure the backup completes. Should take a couple minutes. If it reboots right away, it did not work.

    After you do all that, you can think about installing Apex. :D
     
  6. Steven58

    Steven58 "The Incompetent Moderator!"
    Moderator

    I'm confused. How is talking about root and asking for help against forum policy? Please let us know if you've encountered any trouble. Sorry if you experienced any. We are here to help.
     
  7. gmenfan83

    gmenfan83 Android Expert

    I think jlewis was just trying to encourage the op more or less saying this is a great forum because she was worried of being flamed for asking questions
     
  8. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Steven's back.... Man we were overwhelmed in your absence. :D

    I hope you didn't wake up in the curb, like last time.

    JK :D
     
  9. Steven58

    Steven58 "The Incompetent Moderator!"
    Moderator


    Steven wakes up from his stupor, punches Colchiro in the nose, lays back down on the curb muttering a profanity and sleeps.
     
  10. faber78

    faber78 Guest

    you came to the right place, these guys are always helpful.
    if you have the will; they have the help.

    this forum is different then a lot where you catch crap for just asking a question.
    the nature of this forum is better, Steven and the regulars here are well natured and helpful.

    let us know where you're at and what kind of advice you need and somebody will help you through....:)
     
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  11. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    :eek:
    Sure, at least you get your sleep!

    +1
     
  12. gmenfan83

    gmenfan83 Android Expert

    Well put faber ....a class act as always ....and don't forget your a part of those well naturd regulars as well bro :D
     
  13. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    +100

    We all started out stupid, asked a lot of questions and look where we are today. :cool:
     
  14. Steven58

    Steven58 "The Incompetent Moderator!"
    Moderator


    Steven thinks he's gonna avoid answering this. :p
     
  15. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Well, you're behind bars... That says something. :D
     
  16. faber78

    faber78 Guest

    Group hug :)
     
  17. Steven58

    Steven58 "The Incompetent Moderator!"
    Moderator

    He started it!!!!!!

    ;)
     
  18. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Yes I did! :cool:

    Nice way to impress guests, 'eh?
     
  19. faber78

    faber78 Guest

    i think we scared her off....lol....
     
  20. gmenfan83

    gmenfan83 Android Expert

    Lol I was wondering the same as this thread mutated into a fiasco lol
     
  21. faber78

    faber78 Guest

    lol....opps.....:)
     
  22. bouchigo

    bouchigo Android Expert

    You guys scare me too, I think I won't be coming back either.....lol :D
     
  23. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    I think I wet myself. :eek:
     
  24. bouchigo

    bouchigo Android Expert

    Uh oh :p
     
  25. Bugly

    Bugly Android Expert

    Is there a step-by-step (nOoB-friendly) guide on how to root, prepare for rom and installation on the board?
    If such a step-list exists, that would possibly help with the assistance load on the regulars who do so much to help new members, perhaps a well-labeled sticky?
    I, as a droid nOoB, am having a bit of trouble with some of the acronyms, but am willing to learn them as I go along.
    BTW, many thanks to Colchiro for helping me out last night, even though my issue still exists, he was very helpful and patient.
     
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