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We need one click root for the DROID

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by andrew53517, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. andrew53517

    andrew53517 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    We need one click root for the droid! I know it's pretty easy already to root, but the one click root installs the nandroid and all the other stuff that scares people off (including me) to root. That would increase the DROID rooting community by so much I think. A developer should create a one click root apk. right before android 2.1 where it roots your DROID (like it did for the G1 and others) and installs all the necessary stuff along with you just having to then install the ROM right after. I don't know, it is just a thought. :p That is what made the G1 and Mytouch3g community grow so quickly...what do you guys think?!

  2. SlaveUnit

    SlaveUnit Member

    If you need a one click solution, you shouldn't be rooting/hacking into anything. At least give some effort and try to learn what you are actually doing. That would help the community more than anything.
  3. phaze3131

    phaze3131 Well-Known Member

    Give it time my friend lol it's not even a month into it haha
  4. andrew53517

    andrew53517 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yeah that is true. And I know what I'm doing once I gain root access...just don't want to brick it on the way ;) I did a ton of stuff with my G1. It's quite fun. But I think the one click would be sweet again. Just an idea. Thanks.
  5. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    I can just see what's coming next!!!

    "We need on click RECOVERY for the DROID" [​IMG]
  6. radikal

    radikal Android Expert

    haha wish it was that easy! my wii has caused me many nights of anger!
  7. shademar

    shademar Well-Known Member

    Ha! I want one click to root me, upgrade me to the latest 2.1 rom, roll back to 2.01, and then unroot me.
  8. inssane

    inssane Android Expert

    You should see how big of a pain in the a$$ it is the first couple times wiping your blackberry and installing a beta hybrid OS. I can do it in my sleep now, but takes about an hour.
    I will root when I get more comfortable, it's day two now, maybe I will wait for official 2.1 and then root :)
  9. GZ2525

    GZ2525 Newbie

    If you're a person that needs 1-click root then you shouldn't be rooting your phone. What's the point? It's not like you're going to know what to do with it after it's rooted and will just be asking tons of questions about how you screwed such and such up.
  10. stearic

    stearic Well-Known Member

    I think the point the OP is making, is he wants something more..... sure of a way to do it. Something not so time intensive to do it. Just click it and let it go, come back in a few minutes. Not all of us have the time to be able to spend hour(s) on our phone to root it or do other stuff to it. He did state he knew what to do once it's rooted, just getting there is what he's concerned about.
  11. jakone

    jakone Newbie

  12. GZ2525

    GZ2525 Newbie

    Well it only takes about 15 minutes. I'm just saying that if you aren't going to take the time and do it then you will probably screw stuff up later on. Like not making recovery rom's in nandroid for yourself or other problems.
  13. andrew53517

    andrew53517 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    It was just a thought, that's all.. :eek: I've done a ton in the past with my G1.. but like someone said earlier its just this is the only process that COULD brick your phone and if I could get past that part on my $500 phone and be guaranteed brick free, I'll take it! That is what I'm trying to get to.
  14. stearic

    stearic Well-Known Member

    Don't get me wrong, i manually did the patch from 2.0 to 2.0.1 myself so doing everything manually is no problem at all.
  15. dboy_stein

    dboy_stein Lurker

    well apparently not everyone sees how easy it is to root! I have tried, failed, asked questions and gotten vague responses....so maybe we do need a Root for Dummies or even maybe a simplified way of hacking it. I would love to trick out my droid but since I am a dummy I am forced to watch all the 'geek talk' goin back and forth
  16. tfleming23

    tfleming23 Well-Known Member

    There is a root for dummies. If you go into the root section there is a thread titled "now you can live without fear of bricking" which gives very detailed step by step instructions.

    I am not a hacker or techy, and I was able to get it done. I spent 2 hours going through every step to make sure I was getting it done right, and then bam. Now I am flipping ROMS around all the time.
  17. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    I cringe everytime I hear the phrase "Root for dummies". The two terms are, in essence, a contradiction. If you consider yourself to be too "dumb" to learn how to root with the way everything is now, why in hell would you want to open your phone up to the point where you can brick it if you do something wrong? Either do enough reading to undumbify™ yourself, or don't root at all.
  18. fox

    fox Member

    EDIT: sorry about double post.
  19. fox

    fox Member

  20. Nissan1973

    Nissan1973 Member

  21. jfe

    jfe Android Enthusiast

    Download DM Updater, that's as one click as it gets for rooting
  22. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    Yeah, but make sure you replace the quickly-aging SPRecovery with ClockworkMod Recovery by downloading ROM Manager afterwards. Also, replace the relic of a ROM known as DroidMod with something at least somewhat recent like Bugless Beast 1.0 or CyanogenMod
  23. Haywire

    Haywire Android Enthusiast

    Okay so where can we go to get these?
  24. doomedromance

    doomedromance Android Enthusiast

    There's some pretty straight forward guides out there, most linked directly to from the root section of this forums. As to the OP from 5 months ago, and your post, There definitely shouldn't be an "easy" button.

    With no knowledge how any of the process works, or what you are doing to your phone what happens if something goes wrong. Whose going to be able to fix it for you? Not me, not any of the other forum members, not any of the developers. If simple guides can't be followed, how is that person suppose to be able to follow someone's steps on how to fix the problem. If, that is, that person even knows what to do without have the phone physically in front of them troubleshooting it.

    What's Verizon going to say when you take them the phone and say you pushed the "easy" button and it failed like a "reset" button gift to Russia.

    It's not out of elitism that I think I should have a rooted phone and you shouldn't. It because I think you should have a working phone, and if you aren't technically inclined enough to root your phone your not technically inclined to fix any of the problems that come up afterward. Look around any forums at all the posts of the people who need help cause they broke something or other by updating something or other. And these people were able to get root, but still need help sometimes.

    Rooting is pretty much breaking all the security measures a company put into the phone and it's OS. It potentially is giving applications access to things that they should never have access to, opening up a big can of shit for someone that doesn't know what they're doing. If you open Internet Explorer and wonder how come every week there's a new toolbar up there next to your Yahoo and AOL toolbar, then rooting is definitely not for you. (And if you are someone wondering why you have all those toolbars, PM me and I'll be glad to help you out.)

    (Note: All the "you" references is not directed at dboy_stien personally. It's everyone in general.)
  25. Doubledee90

    Doubledee90 Android Enthusiast

    Love resurrecting old threads!

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