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    question about rooting

    This might be a dumb question. I have the Galaxy S3 now but would like to play around with my old Droid X. I had it rooted previously but never tried any ROMs or anything. The first time I rooted it was the easy "1-click" method. Everything I'm reading now says Gingerbread (2.3.4 version 4.5.621) is much more complicated to root. If I do a factory reset will that take the Droid X back to I guess Froyo so I can root it much easier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoodKid View Post
    This might be a dumb question. I have the Galaxy S3 now but would like to play around with my old Droid X. I had it rooted previously but never tried any ROMs or anything. The first time I rooted it was the easy "1-click" method. Everything I'm reading now says Gingerbread (2.3.4 version 4.5.621) is much more complicated to root. If I do a factory reset will that take the Droid X back to I guess Froyo so I can root it much easier?
    A factory reset will only delete all your user data (apps, app data, accounts, etc), it will not flash it to an earlier build. You are correct that 4.5.621 is a bit complicated, so to root it you will need to flash the phone back to an earlier Gingerbread version that is rootable. 4.5.621 also prevents you from flashing back to earlier Droid X builds, so you'll need to flash a Milestone X (non-Verizon Droid X) version of the software before you can root.

    This guide should be useful to you: [Guide] Stock unrooted 621 (or bricked) to Full rooted 621 (With proper kernel) - Droid X - RootzWiki
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    Thank you leftspin for the quick response and helpful link!
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    De nada, good luck, have fun
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    621 now has a direct root method eliminating the need for the Milestone 604 hack.

    http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/sh...d.php?p=580701

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmanx4
    621 now has a direct root method eliminating the need for the Milestone 604 hack.

    http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/sh...d.php?p=580701

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    I was trying to find that! I remembered reading about it a while ago but I couldn't find it again so I thought I imagined it.
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    Awesome! Thank you both!
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    Quote Originally Posted by leftspin View Post
    I was trying to find that! I remembered reading about it a while ago but I couldn't find it again so I thought I imagined it.
    And it is confirmed to work on the X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoodKid
    This might be a dumb question. I have the Galaxy S3 now but would like to play around with my old Droid X. I had it rooted previously but never tried any ROMs or anything. The first time I rooted it was the easy "1-click" method. Everything I'm reading now says Gingerbread (2.3.4 version 4.5.621) is much more complicated to root. If I do a factory reset will that take the Droid X back to I guess Froyo so I can root it much easier?


    Did you try the new root method? I am thinking about rooting. Waiting on the new razr max hd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mxracer9111

    Did you try the new root method? I am thinking about rooting. Waiting on the new razr max hd.
    I have not tried it yet. It still looks pretty complicated for me. Much more than the original "1-click" method. I don't understand the whole CD part and how all that works. I may or may not try it.
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