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    Tried to root droid1 with z4root, need help.

    Hello,
    I decided to try and root my phone with z4root since it seemed simple and reversible. I've had my droid a little under a year now and until now just used it like your basic smart phone. I'm not really as familiar with the tech end of this stuff as many of you are but I really like some of the apps only available to rooted phones. I downloaded the z4root app from a link provided on this forum. The first one was through 4shared.com - free file sharing and storage and downloaded and installed without problems. I ran the program and it got to the point where it says acquiring root shell at the bottom and then the app just closed. I rebooted and tried again, same thing. So I deleted the app, and then downloaded the link from android.net and it wouldn't even install.

    Now the problem is that the phone is very sluggish wants to force close my apps all the time, and it doesn't seem to want to charge. I did a battery pull but it still seems to be acting up.

    Any idea why the root didn't work and why it seems to have negatively affected the phone.

    I'm running android 2.2.1
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    Z4root doesn't work on a D1 with 2.2.1 (FRG83D) hang tight..
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    Yeah. Def a case of wrong app for wrong phone. Make sure your read a little more about rooting and rooting apps. They are specific for each phone. Z4root is not for the D1 but rather works for DX (droid x).

    Anyhow u will be helped shortly it looks like. If not do a search for rooting droid 1. There are lots of post out there

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    I see. The droid 1 is listed as compatible with the z4root app but that must be with 2.2 and not 2.2.1. Anyhow it seems after another reboot and some off time, the phone seems to be acting better. Thanks.
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    This method will take 20 minutes. That includes reading and downloading. I've done 6 or so D1's this way. Motocache did a great write-up. It's really simple and straight forward. Good luck.

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    Also, I possibly missed it but in reading through that "how-to" I didn't notice if there was an option to unroot if I decide to. Is there a way to unroot with the above mentioned method from MotoCache?
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    Quote Originally Posted by celtic11 View Post
    Hello,
    I decided to try and root my phone with z4root since it seemed simple and reversible. I've had my droid a little under a year now and until now just used it like your basic smart phone. I'm not really as familiar with the tech end of this stuff as many of you are but I really like some of the apps only available to rooted phones. I downloaded the z4root app from a link provided on this forum. The first one was through 4shared.com - free file sharing and storage and downloaded and installed without problems. I ran the program and it got to the point where it says acquiring root shell at the bottom and then the app just closed. I rebooted and tried again, same thing. So I deleted the app, and then downloaded the link from android.net and it wouldn't even install.

    Now the problem is that the phone is very sluggish wants to force close my apps all the time, and it doesn't seem to want to charge. I did a battery pull but it still seems to be acting up.

    Any idea why the root didn't work and why it seems to have negatively affected the phone.

    I'm running android 2.2.1
    You are having the exact same problem I was having! I used SuperOneClick from the xda developers site. Make sure that you download the correct Motorola drivers for your computer and then go for it. I didn't know much about this stuff either, just do your research and before you know it you'll be flashing roms and changing kernels every couple of days. Please let me know if you run into problems, I'll be glad to help if I can.
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