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  1. maciel310

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    Looks like the guys over at modmymobile have come up with a method to root our phone! It is based on the droid 2 root method, and several people are having issues getting it to work, but at least 3 or 4 people have confirmed that they got it to work. I will be trying it as soon as I can get to a computer. Check out the thread here: [ROOT] All versions of Backflip
     

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    even if this root works, i still think the dev community will be extremely small. so we probably won't be seeing many roms coming around. but i'm stoked to oc my backflip!
     
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    This root definitely works, I was successfully able to root my backflip on the first go and I have used a couple root-only apps to test it out, and everything is looking good so far. And yeah, I think you're right about the small development community, but luckily some things done for other devices should be relatively easy to shift over to the backflip, especially if it can be done on the Cliq since it is a pretty similar device.

    I personally plan on giving a go at putting together a vanilla android rom. Haven't put together any roms in the past, but my several years of programming experience should help out. I'll make sure to let everyone know if/when I have something working.
     
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    if you get a vanilla rom working and stable, i will definitly be the FIRST to get it.
    i am sick of motoblur these days...
     
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    AWESOME. I'll love to test out your vanilla rom! hit me up whenever you need testers! This is the greatest news ive heard since the official 2.1 update that has yet to come!
     
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    I'll post as soon as I have anything, but don't expect it to come very quickly. I'm new to building roms, so it'll take me a while to figure stuff out, and with school starting and such I don't have a ton of time on my hands as it is. Just saying this so you don't get your hopes up that it will be out any time soon. As I said, though, I'll let everyone know when I have something running.
     
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    can somebody please make a video tutorial on how to root the backflip i have a hard time following the instructions i find it easier to actually see it happening
     
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    i agree with alonsoooo. im more of a visual person and im not very tech/computer savvy. if someone could help me with the very first step that would be great. haha
     
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    the link above is dead. my friend ha one and I would like to help her. any suggestions?
     
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    just rooted this phone with the z4root app. way easier then the method in the link mentioned in the OP. Backflip wont let you install it once you download it, so just put the app in your C:\androidsdk\tools\z4root.1.3.0.apk. then with the command prompt
    adb install C:\z4root.1.3.0.apk then run the app and your rooted.
     

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