As you all know, I have ceased development and support of RootYourDroid.info. Sadly, I just couldn't find the time to update the website and guides, and with constant nuisances with DoS and hacking attacks, I've decided to end the project. However, due to the incredible amounts of support and requests, I've decided to host my guides here. It will take a while to complete, but hopefully the content will live on!
If you would like to donate to support this content, please do so at my PayPal page!
I know this may be redundant and outdated, but I have been asked by so many people to repost these here. I won't put EVERYTHING up, especially stuff that is better done with a ROM, but the most pertinent guides will find there way here.
Without further ado:
USB Debugging is a common procedure used in Rooting and hacking the Droid. Simply said, it allows the Android Debugging Bridge to work its magic by allowing a seamless handshake between Droid and PC. We use this mode for copying data between the Droid and PC, installing apps, reviewing phone data, and for development purposes. It is very easy to setup, requiring only a system setting to be enabled.
Begin by connecting your Droid to a PC via USB. Go into the Droid settings and select Applications.
Ensure “USB debugging” is checked. You will be asked if you want to enable debugging, select yes.
And that is all there is to it. You now have a direct connection with ADB and your PC. We will do this to our phones most every time we need to transfer files via ADB.
Sometimes, people will have incompatible preloaded drivers on their computers. This may result in a "Device Not Found" error when following some guides. To remedy this, please refer to the USB Debugging Drivers guide.