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Rooting FRG22D with ADB

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hikersc, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. hikersc

    hikersc Newbie
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    I'm a noob but planning to root my Moto Droid using the method outlined by OMJ in All Things Root (Rooting the Droid without rsd lite up to and including FRG22D). To this point, I have downloaded and installed the Motorola Drivers and ADB Toolkit. I have verified that I can see the Droid in a CMD window with the "ADB Device" command.

    Before I preceed, I wanted to make sure that understand where I will be at the end. I know this is an easy question for lots of rooters but I just wanted to make sure I understand.

    At the end of commands and on reboot, my phone will be rooted. I should have the Superuser icon. My data and settings will all be intact. I will have the stock ROM (FRG22D), stock recovery, stock kernal, etc. At this point, I should be able to install ROM Manager which will, in turn, allow me to install ClockworkMOD recovery. At this point, a Nandroid backup is recommended. I can also download SetCPU that will allow me to overclock the stock kernal to 800 Mhz. ROM Manager will allow me to download a custom kernal for overclocking to 1 Ghz (and higher but I plan to start with what others have recommended). Again, my data and setting are intact because I am still using the stock ROM. Any apps requiring root (i.e. WiFi teather) should work fine at this point. I can go back to stock unrooted at anytime by flashing the FRG22D stock sbf file with RSD Lite although any user data will be lost.

    Does this sound correct?. I know that many folks are going for the custom ROMs but I feel more comfortable with "baby steps" in that direction.

    Thanks for any help and your indulgence in putting up with a noob question.
     



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  2. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    yep.... sounds like you got it
     
  3. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast

    You covered all the main points. Def make a nandroid before doing anything else, just in case. :)
     
  4. RDKamikaze

    RDKamikaze Android Enthusiast

    You may want to check out my program, Soup or Root. Download 1.8rA or 2.05 Extreme Beta (found on my blog in sig). This basically types in all the commands for you, but you have to be patient as it takes a few minutes so go for a walk or make a sandwich :)

    Enjoy rooting and yes, ROM Manager is the best way to install ROMs IMHO!! Nandroid first, save the backup folder to your computer from microSD, and enjoy!!
     
  5. hikersc

    hikersc Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your suggestion. I had considered this approach but being a DOS user from way back lead me to going with the command line approach. I would certainly recommend your approach for anyone feeling less comfortable with entering the commands.

    On Sunday, I rooted using the ADB method as noted in my original post. It only took a few minutes and all went well and without a hitch. I would recommend that anyone considering this approach do the following:

    Bring up the CMD window and the list of commands posted by OMJ in side by side windows. At this point, you can copy and paste the commands onto the command line (Ctrl-V will not work and you will have to right-click in the CMD window and select "paste"). Using copy and paste will reduce the possibility of entry errors as some of the spaces on the commands are difficult to see. I am convinced the most problems with this approach are due to not getting the command line exactly right.

    Using the RDKamikaze exe file eliminates much of the room for error and should be the way to go for most folks. I would recommend that as being the most fool proof.
     

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