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Root unable to root droid x froyo

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by t3chs@vvy, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. t3chs@vvy

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    Hello,

    I've spent hours looking up the most common ways to root a droid x running 2.2 froyo, and have come up with nothing but frustration.. I've tried the z4root (just hangs, even after hard reboot and pulled battery), I've tried the doroot.bat (I get adb not recognized command error even though I've installed the java sdk and android development files), I've tried rooting from a Mac OS X leopard and Windows 7 thinking that might have been the problem and I've still gotten nowhere. USB Debugging is turned on, I've tried PC mode, media sync mode, mass storage mode, you name it.. Can someone help me get my phone rooted so I don't pull out my hear in blind rage?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    CH
     

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  2. PatHoge

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    When you tried z4, did you have USB debugging enabled first?
    And in the past when I've used z4, it usually takes two or three tries before it actually roots the device.
     
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    Hi Pat,

    Yes, I had USB debugging turned on. I tried z4 more times then I can count (it will just hand on accessing root, I also tried pulling the battery afterward and re-running the z4root app, same result).
     
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    I've learned just to let Z4 sit there and do its thing. Sometimes it might take a long time (10+ minutes) but it generally will eventually root. Before I would get impatient and stop the program after a minute or two if it wasn't doing anything.

    I would recommend using Z4 and letting it sit for a while. As far as I know, that is the only root method that works.
     
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    If you know how to do it, try sbf'ing to the full 2.3.340 and then running z4root. I have no problems whatsoever with z4root when I need to sbf back to stock.
     
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    For whatever reason I am unable to root my device using z4Root. Gingerbreak works flawlessly even on Froyo.
     

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