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    How to Root Droid-Noob Friendly

    Ok i know there are a lot of these but im trying to make the easiest

    IM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BRICK YOUR PHONE. ITS VERY HARD TO BRICK IT BUT IT COULD HAPPEN!!!!!!!

    1. Go to your phone and to to Settings>about>system updates make sure your system is running the latest version of 2.0.1.

    2. Download the file this is save it to your Desktop (for easy access) pre-named. zSHARE - update.zip.

    3.mount your droid.

    4. once on to your computer copy and paste the file in SD card your, droid is not the C:/ or the D:/ open your SD card and paste in the main Drive.

    5. once its on your droid unmount and power off. then one your droid has shut down open the keyboard and hold X and the POWER BUTTON until to Motorola sign is gone you should see a triangle with an (!)

    6. ok now press and hold the VOLUME PLUS and THE GOLD CAMERA BUTTON it should bring you to a list look and find (install update.zip) navigate using the dpad and press the center button dont mess with it let it do its thing once its done reboot your phone.

    7. Now to make sure you rooted go to your apps and find a ninja looking guy it should be called Superuser Permission.

    8. to get the SPRecovery recovery screen this is how you do it. download this file zSHARE - RootingTools.zip unzip it using
    winrar http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

    9. once you have it unziped open it and go to the rooting tools and your should see a folder and a .apk(app file) mount your droid, copy both of those to your SD card where your put update.zip (not in it up above or below it)

    10. once you have it go to the market place and get the free app called astro. open it and find root helper install it and open it and pick option 1 and 2 (it may force close the first time but after that i will work) then go to step 2 choose the only one there then go to step 3 and pick the first 2 again and then the last one. once your done with those go all the way to the bottom and pick the last option called 9.9 or something you will see it then hit reboot recovery

    now you have a freshly rooted droid any questions please ask

    some of you are saying about this E:/ something error and then its aborts mine says the same thing but i can root so i have no idea how to fix this sorry

    P.S Dont root if your unsure what your doing do some more research if your feel unconformable
    Last edited by INSANENEIVIESIS; 02-14-2010 at 06:37 PM.
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    yo dude can you do a video on this please! im a NOOOOOOOOB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yankees2009 View Post
    yo dude can you do a video on this please! im a NOOOOOOOOB!
    wow!
    dude you cant go wrong with these directions
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    Looks doable. I'm giving it a go probably tomorrow night. Wish me luck.

    Now once I ROOT I can boost the speed to 800Mhz still on 2.0.1 right? And I want to install the fix for the button lights being "on" while in the dock.
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    Root

    How do you save the 2.0.1 stuff to root back to stock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmike35 View Post
    How do you save the 2.0.1 stuff to root back to stock?
    1. Download 2.0.1-stock-no-root-no-busybox-no-sholes-v4-BCDMRS-20100115-0421.rar and extract. hold x and power button and do a simple nandroid back up

    2. Use everything inside the extracted folder to replace the NANDROID back up in your sd

    3. Reboot into recovery> backup/restore> advanced nandroid restore> choose backup> 2.0.1-stock-no-root-no-busybox-no-sholes-v4-BCDMRS-20100115-0421
    *make sure restore boot, cache, data, misc, recovery, and system are all checked (*)

    4. Select perform restore

    5. Reboot and enjoy
    Last edited by INSANENEIVIESIS; 02-01-2010 at 02:08 PM.
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    Obtaining Root | Root Your Droid

    all anyone needs to root their phone.
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    I am having problems getting the root to work when I get to the system recovery menu in the middle of the screen it says E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command. Any ideas why this is happening? When I go to apply sdcard:update.zip it aborts installation.
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    Now can you do it for mac people?
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    Root Info

    Is this root set up a new thing of 2.0.1 firmware or the 2.1 firware?
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