How To Simple Droid root instructions


When I rooted my Droid last week I had a hard time finding complete and easy to follow instructions for rooting the Droid and noticed many people struggling with them. I wrote my own guide to try to clarify the process.

Gaining root access - Droidipedia


Thanks, going to try it out now. Will post results.

EDIT: Wow, downloaded the pre-made, transfered it to my sd card, and booted into recovery mode. Took about 5 seconds to flash and it rebooted and now I'm rooted.

This was almost too easy.

Nice, thanks. Actually rooted from the phone. Downloaded, moved to root of the SD card, updated. Also, as a precaution/fallback, I renamed the official firmware and put that in the root of the SD. Just in case.


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i dont if i write the zip name on the fold
Winzip format will have a .zip extension, you probably have them hidden for known file types (default in Windows). It's probably right, but to double check, google "hide extension for known file types" to see how to turn that off.


If there's one still there, yeah, go ahead and delete it or just overwrite it with the new one.

I have followed directions via droidipedia.

Keep getting the error:
E: Cant open /cache/recovery/command

I verified the md5 checksum via MD5, and it matches up fine. Any suggestions as to what I might be doing wrong?


I may be mistaken; I tried using terminal, and typing su, get a #

YET, when trying to use Screen Capture, it doesn't seem to work, with a note at bottom "YOUR SCREEN NEED TO BE ROOTED"

Is there a good app that'll let me know if I have rooted the device?
once you root the droid can you unroot? the same goes for custom roms and etc.? i'm wondering because incase the droid messes up and i have to take it back to verizon can you flash it back to stock?