ok, did that and hit reboot and it's on the liberty screen so we'll see what happens...
woot, done... that was painful, i had a brick, so i had to switch my mac to windows mode and figure out how to sbf my phone back to original 2.3.2, then rooted, then bootstrapped, flashed liberty, works like a charm... thanks for the help my man, i appreciate it... that sucked haha but its so worth it, liberty is the ****
How long does z4root take? Its been trying to root for like 5 mins and still says it is running the exploit. I did choose permanent root.
EDIT: So I exited back to the home screen and tried again. This time it worked in a few secs. So disregard.
Last edited by Xplorer4x4; 04-16-2011 at 04:27 PM.
Root noob here. Im not totally lost, but its my first smartphone root. Im on the Droid 2 global. Currently in south america. I had to jump through incredible hoops to get this thing to work in the first place so im kinda sketched out by the "bricking" possibility. Example, i had to "unlock the sim" and "activate" it once i turned it on for the first time all without a Verizon number or contract. Then i had to find a carrier that would even consider trying to pick it up, as they looked at me like an alien invader with this foreighn space age phone. Then it was a total struggle and a half to get 3G to pick up, lets just say i couldnt find anybody to manually set my Access Points, so i had to learn how to do that, and figure out what the settings were to connect. And here we are, these fools cant sell me a wifi-hotspot data plan, because they have no clue what a hotspot is. LOL
1, do i have to root before i backup? Maybe im missing something, but i just want to know if i would be safer backing up first. Or is it that the root lets me create that backup? Just a little clarification please.
2, will this root let me access all my currently installed apps and settings and overall look? Im not trying to get my phone to do backflips. I want it to stay as stock as possible which brings me to
3, will it let my built-in wifi hotspot app finally work? And if not what do i need to read? This is my main goal in rooting... im happy with the phone 99%, the hotspot working would finish it off. And if its free, booya bonus.
So hook, what your saying is if I follow these directions given in the OP, (minus flashing a rom) I wont be able to load the back up I saved??
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Hey when u said backing up your ROM after rooting does that mean right after you root? so when we unroot we can flash to stock? or ROM that we flash to? Or is both wrong? lol sorry its been a while since i root / flashed roms and themes. I used to do it on Omnia and Omnia 2 and first droid but that was long time ago><